News

February 16, 2013

Nature’s Variety Recalls One Batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula Due to Plastic

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.

February 15, 2013

Dental Care for Your Rabbit, Exotic or Pocket Pet

The need for dental care isn't limited to dogs and cats. Rabbits, exotics and pocket pets need dental care, too!

February 15, 2013

Preventive Health Exams are Key to Your Pet's Good Health

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.

February 1, 2013

CDC: Salmonella Typhirmurium Infections Linked to Pet Hedgehogs

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.

January 28, 2013

Hospira Recalls Lactated Ringers and 5 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 ML, Flexible Containers Due to Sterility Issues

Hospira, Inc. is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Lactated Ringers and 5% Dextrose Injection, USP, 1000 mL, Flexible Container, NDC 0409-7929-09. This action is due to one confirmed customer report where a spore-like structured particulate, consistent with mold, was noted in the solution.

January 28, 2013

Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists: Antibiotic Residue

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue.

January 14, 2013

Publix Recalls Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats Due to Antibiotic Residue

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats because it may contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue. These were not sold in Oregon.

January 14, 2013

Cadet Chicken Jerky Treats Recalled: Antibiotic Residue

Cadet Chicken Jerky Treat products sold in the United States have been recalled and will not be sold until further notice. These treats tested positive for antibiotic residue.

January 9, 2013

FDA Update on Jerky Treat Investigation off-site

The FDA provides an update on their ongoing jerky treat investigation, including reports from Chinese plant inspections.