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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.

Dogs Distinguish Dog Faces from Other Faces

by in Pet Health on 25 March, 2013

We came across a fascinating article from Springer about a study involving dogs and their ability to distinguish dog faces among the faces of other animal species and also people. The purpose of the study was to determine how and if dogs recognize a wide variety of dog breeds as part of one overall species. More than 400 dog breeds (and cross-breeds) were included in the research.

Myth vs. Fact: Are Dogs Color Blind?

by in Pet Health on 15 March, 2013

NBC News recently asked Cynthia Carlson, DVM, to sift through several pet myths and determine whether or not the myths are indeed facts, or if they’re merely myths that are untrue.

Take dogs and color blindness. The basis for this myth is not known, but it persists in culture.

Time to Nominate a Hero Dog

by in Pet Health on 08 March, 2013

Is your dog a hero? Or do you know a hero dog? Here’s your chance to give a hero dog a big THANK YOU while sharing the story with other dog lovers AND providing a $5,000 donation to a selected pet charity. Other charity prizes will be awarded on behalf of the finalists.

March is Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig Month

by in Pet Health on 04 March, 2013

The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has designated March as Adopt-a-Rescued-Guinea-Pig celebration month to encourage guinea pig adoption from animal rescue shelters.