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Facts on Fatal Foods for Dogs

by in Recalls and Warnings on 13 September, 2013

Most of us know better than to give human food to our dogs as treats, but it would be naïve to think this doesn’t happen at one point or another for most pet owners. You probably already know some table foods that appeal to your dog. What you may not know is how many common foods pose potentially fatal health threats to pets. We encourage you to review this list which highlights just a few of the many foods that carry real danger for your dog.

Possible Salmonella Health Risks for Dogs and Cats

by in Recalls and Warnings on 28 March, 2013

Recently a number of pet food and treat product recalls have been issued by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration) and food manufacturers, warning that they may pose salmonella risks to pets.

If your pet suddenly exhibits diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite and/or a lack of energy (lethargy), call your veterinarian right away. It could be that your pet has consumed a recalled product and has been exposed to salmonella or other food-borne health risk, and should get treatment as quickly as possible.

The sooner you call us, the better. Also be sure to bring in the food packaging (can, box, wrapping) so we can see if it might be related to a recall.

Natura pet food and treat recall June 2013

by in Recalls and Warnings on 21 June, 2013

If you use any of the Natura brand pet food and treats, you’ll want to be aware of a product recall due to Salmonella concerns. This is how Natura announced the recall on their website: www.naturapet.com/recall

P & G Pet Food Recall: Salmonellosis in your Dog

by in Recalls and Warnings on 23 August, 2013

Last week’s P & G voluntary dog food recall reminded many pet owners of the dangers of diseases from contaminated pet food like salmonellosis.

Caused by contact with the harmful bacteria salmonella, salmonellosis is a zoonotic disease – an illness that can be passed between humans and animals naturally. Other examples of zoonotic diseases that can affect human and pet health include ringworm and West Nile virus.