Sadly, each year in the US more than 15 million dogs and cats are euthanized because of overpopulation. Altering pets through spay/neuter surgery helps prevent the unwanted birth of animals that may be difficult to place into good homes. The spaying and neutering of pets can also reduce the incidence of sex-hormone related diseases.
Hy-Vee, Inc. has recalled certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a chemical contaminant commonly found in corn. These products were not distributed to Oregon.
The Honest Kitchen Recalls 5 Lots of Verve, Zeal and Thrive Pet Food Products Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination
The Honest Kitchen is recalling five lots of its Verve, Zeal and Thrive pet food products produced between August and November 2012 and sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail order and online after August 2012 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No other Honest Kitchen batches, production dates or products are affected.
Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
Kaytee Products is recalling several bird treats and greens items due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Kaytee.
Kasel Industries Recalling Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature’s Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco, and Best Bully Sticks Due to Salmonella
Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling all products manufactured at its Denver, Colorado facility from April 20, 2012 to September 19, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination. This includes Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature’s Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco, and Best Bully Stick items.
Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a "Best if Used By" date of 10/04/13. This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets. The source of plastic has been identified and the issue has been resolved.
Protect your pet's health and quality of life by taking it to your veterinarian for a preventive health exam at least once per year. Twice a year is recommended, especially for senior pets. Early detection of diseases can improve your pet's chances of successful treatment, and save you money over the long run, too.
The need for dental care isn't limited to dogs and cats. Rabbits, exotics and pocket pets need dental care, too!
The CDC reports at least 20 cases of Salmonella Tyhpimurium infection linked to pet hedgehogs in the past two years. There was one case in Oregon, and one fatality in Washington state. To reduce the risk of infection, it's important to wash your hands after handling hedgehogs or anything the animals come in contact with. This is especially important for children to do, as they can be more susceptible to infection.