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March 29, 2016
Smallbatch Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders
Smallbatch Pets Inc. one lot of Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders
Reason: Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes contamination
Full information: Smallbatch Pets Recalls Frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Risk



March 22, 2016
Fromm Select Cans of Dog Food Pates
Fromm Family Pet Food 12 Oz cans of Gold canned dog food pâtés
Reason: Elevated levels of vitamin D
Full information: Fromm Family Pet Food Recalls Select Cans of Dog Food Pates



March 11, 2016
Purina Select Wet Dog Food
Purina 10-oz tubs of wet dog food
Reason: Possible issues with vitamin and mineral levels
Full information: Purina Voluntarily Recalls 10-oz. Tubs of Wet Dog Food


December 15, 2015
Mars Petcare Nutro Chewy Treats
Nutro Chewy apple flavored dog treats
Reason: Mold contamination
Full information: Nutro Withdraws Chewy Treats Due to Mold Contamination



December 15, 2015
Stella & Chewy's Select Frozen Super Beef Dinner Morsels
Select lots of Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Reason: Potential Listeria contamination
Full information: Stella & Chewy's Recalls Select Products Due to Possible Listeria Risk



December 11, 2015
Select Bravo Blend Chicken Diet
One lot
Reason: Potential Salmonella contamination
Full information:  Bravo Recalls Select Pet Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Risk



October 26, 2015
Blue Buffalo Wilderness Wild Chews Bones
One lot
Reason: Potential Salmonella contamination
Full information:  Blue Buffalo Recalls One Lot of Wilderness Wild Chews Bones



October 12, 2015
K-9 Kraving Dog Food Chicken Patties Dog Food
Reason: Potential Salmonella  and Listeria monocytogenes contamination
Full information:  K-9 Kraving Dog Food Recalls Chicken Patties Dog Food



October 12, 2015
Salix Animal Health Good N' Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks' Dog Treats
Reason: Potential Salmonella contamination
Full information:  Salix Animal Health Recalls ‘Good ‘N’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks’ Dog Treats


September 22nd, 2015
I and love and you Beef Gullet Strips
Reason: Potential Salmonella contamination
Full information:  I and love and you Voluntary U.S. Recall Notice
 

July 25th, 2015
Nature's Variety Instinct Raw Chicken Formula
Reason: Potential Salmonella contamination
Full information:  Nature's Variety Recalls Instinct Raw Chicken Formula


July 24th, 2015
Bravo Pet Foods Select Lots of Bravo Chicken Products
Reason: Potential Salmonella contamination
Full information: Bravo Pet Foods Recalls Select Lots of Bravo Chicken Products


July 22nd, 2015
The Natural Dog Company, Inc, 12" Tremenda Sticks
Reason: Potential Salmonella contamination
Full information: The Natural Dog Company, Inc. Recalls 12" Tremenda Sticks

 

July7th, 2015
Vital Essentials Dog Food Voluntary Recall
Reason: Listeria monocytogenes
Full information: Vital Essentials Voluntary Recall Information



July 5th, 2015
Stella & Chewy's Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs Voluntary Recall

Reason: Listeria monocytogenes
Full information: Stella & Chewy's Voluntary Recall Notice



June 23, 2015
Boulder Dog Food Company Chicken Sprinkles Dog Treats
Reason: positive Salmonella contamination
Full information: Boulder Dog Food Company Recalls Chicken Sprinkles Dog Treats Due to Salmonella Risk



May 16, 2015
OC Raw Dog Turkey and Produce Raw

Reason: potential Salmonella contamination.
Full information: OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk



April 26, 2015
Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit

Reason: potential Salmonella contamination.
Full information: Nylabone Recalls Select Puppy Starter Kit Dog Chews



February 13, 2015
Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Dry Food

Reason: potential Salmonella contamination.
Full information: Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Dry Dog Food Recalled


February 6, 2015
Grill-Phoria Recalls Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats

Reason: potential Salmonella contamination.
Full information: Grill-Phoria Recalls Big Bark All Natural Beef Jerky Treats

Note: Since there are continuing health issues related to jerky treats, now whether made in China or US, my recommendation is not buying any of these things at all. If your dog loves jerky treats, make your own; we do.


January 23, 2015
J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks

Reason: potential Listeria contamination.
Full information: J.J. Fuds Issues Recall of Chicken Tender Chunks


January 5, 2015
Jump Your Bones Select Kangaroo Bites and Roo Bites

Reason: potential Salmonella contamination.
Full information: Jump Your Bones Recalls Select Kangaroo Bites and Roo Bites Pet Treats


December 29, 2014
Barkworthies Dog Chews Nationwide Recall

Reason: potential Salmonella contamination.
Full information: Barkworthies Issues Nationwide Recall of Dog Chews


October 1, 2014
Kong Jumbo Aussie Sticks Limited Recall

Reason: non-toxic mold growth
Full information: KONG Announces Limited Recall of Jumbo Aussie Sticks


September 29, 2014
Bravo Select Turkey and Chicken Pet Foods Update

Reason: potential Salmonella contamination.
Full information: Bravo! Recalls Select Turkey and Chicken Pet Foods for Dogs and Cats


August 28, 2014
Mars Petcare Pedigree Dog Food

Reason: potential metal fragments
Full information: Mars Petcare Recalls 22 Bags of Pedigree Dog Food


May 15th 2014
Bravo! Select Dog Foods Recall

Bravo! is recalling select lots of Bravo! pet food due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

Full information petMD: Bravo! Recalls Select Dog and Cat Foods


February 6th 2014
Pro-Pet Select Dry Food

Pro-Pet, an Ohio-based pet food manufacturer, has issued a voluntary recall for a limited number of dry dog and cat foods due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Full article petMD:  Pro-Pet Recalls Select Dry Dog and Cat Foods


November 1st 2013
Bailey's Choice Dog Treats Chicken Jerky Treats

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC has issued a voluntary recall for their chicken jerky treats due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Full information petMD: Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recalls Chicken Jerky Treats

 September 12th 2013
Joey's Jerky Chicken

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has announced a voluntary recall of Joey’s Jerky brand chicken jerky for dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Full information petMD: Joey’s Jerky Chicken Jerky Pet Treats Recalled


August 31st 2013
Nestlé Purina One beyond Chicken; Whole Barley Dog Food

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company has issued a voluntary recall on a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food.

Full information petMD: Nestlé Purina Recalls Purina One beyond Chicken; Whole Barley Dog Food


August 23rd 2013
Iverhart Plus from Virbac

Virbac has issued a recall alert due to several lots being below Ivermectin potency levels prior their expiration.

Full information petMD: Virbac Expands Recall for Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables



August 14th 2013
Iams Dry Dog Food

P&G has issued a limited voluntary recall for select Iams dry cat and dog food due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The following lot codes are included in this recall:

    3186 4177
    3187 4177
    3188 4177
    3189 4177
    3190 4177
    3191 4177
    3192 4177
    3193 4177
    3194 4177
    3195 4177


Full information petMD: P&G Recalls Select Iams Dry Cat and Dog Food



August 14th 2013
Eukanuba Dry Dog Food

P&G has issued a limited voluntary recall for Eukanuba Dry Dog Food  due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The following lot codes are included in this recall:

    3186 4177
    3187 4177
    3188 4177
    3189 4177
    3190 4177
    3191 4177
    3192 4177
    3193 4177
    3194 4177
    3195 4177


Full information petMD: P&G Recalls Eukanuba Dry Dog Food



July 26th 2013
Dogswell Chicken & Duck Jerky Treats

Dogswell has issued a voluntary recall for Chicken and Duck Jerky treats due to trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for use in the United States.
The following brands are included in this recall:
  • Breathies
  • Happy Heart
  • Happy Hips
  • Mellow Mut
  • Shape Up
  • Veggie Life, Vitality
  • Vitakitty
 Full information petMD: Dogswell Recalls Chicken & Duck Jerky Treats for Dogs and Cats



June 27th 2013
Abady Dog and Cat Food Corporation

Robert Abady Dog and Cat Food Corporation has issued a voluntary recall for two of their limited specialty products due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The following products are included in the recall:

  • Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food 3 lbs
  • Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed 31bs
Full information petMD: Robert Abady Dog and Cat Food Corporation Recalls Two Limited Specialty Products



June 18th 2013
Natura Voluntary Recall (Again)

A voluntary recall of all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit/bar/treat products with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014.

Full information: Natura Pet



April 25th 2013
Sogeval Recalls Several Antiseptic Flush Solutions

According to a letter obtained by Pet360, the label reports a concentration of 2% Chlorhexidine on the front panel; however, the actual concentration is 0.2% Chlorhexidine.

Full information petMD: Sogeval Recalls Several Antiseptic Flush Solutions



April 24th 2013
Natura Pet Expands Recall for EVO

Natura Pet has expanded the scope of their previous recall to include all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food products and treats with expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014 due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Full information petMD: Update: Natura Pet Expands Recall for EVO



April 22nd 2013
Sentinel Flavor Tabs reintroduced to veterinary market

Production of Novartis Animal Health products at its Lincoln, Neb., facility has resumed and Sentinel Flavor Tabs are once again available to veterinarians and pet owners.

Full information:  Sentinel Flavor Tabs reintroduced to veterinary market



April 19th 2013
Natura Recall Expands

The recall now includes all Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014.

Full information: Natura Pet



April 17th 2013
Breeder's Choice Active Care Biscuits

Breeder’s Choice, a Central Garden & Pet company, has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to mold discovered in one of the lots of dog biscuits.

Full information: Breeder’s Choice Recalls Active Care Biscuits



April 4th 2013
Bravo! Raw Frozen Diets

Bravo! has issued a voluntary recall for three of its raw diet frozen foods for dogs and cats due to possible Salmonella contamination.

Full information:  Bravo! Recalls Three Raw Frozen Pet Food Products



March 22nd 2013
Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats

Proctor and Gamble has issued a voluntary market withdrawal of Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats due to potential for mold growth.

Full information: Voluntary Withdrawal: Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats



March 18th 2013
EVO, Innova, California Natural and HealthWise Dog Food Recall

Natura Pet Products has announced it is recalling four of its most popular brands of dry dog, cat and ferret foods due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

Brands being recalled include:
  • EVO
  • Innova
  • California Natural
  • HealthWise
Full information: EVO, Innova, California Natural and HealthWise Dog Food Recall



March 14th 2013
Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend

Bravo! Recalls 2 lb Tubes of Chicken Blend-Raw Frozen Food Diet for Dogs and Cats Due to Salmonella

Full information:  Oregon Veterinary Medical Association



March 9th 2013
Steve's Turducken Canine Recipe Patties

Steve’s Real Food of Murray, Utah is recalling its 5 lb. bags of "Turducken Canine Diet – 8oz. Patties due to potential contamination of Salmonella.

Full information: Steve’s Real Food Recalls Turducken Canine Recipe Patties Because of Posssible Health Risk



February 24th 2013
Hy-Vee Dog Food Products Recall

Hy-Vee issues voluntary recall of certain dog food products. Routine testing identified higher-than-normal alfatoxin levels in select products.

Full information: Dog Food Recall



February 21st 2013
Kasel Associated Industries Recall

Kasel Associated Industries has issued a voluntary recall for all products manufactured at its Denver Colorado Facility from April 20, 2012 through September 19, 2012 due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The company is recalling Boots & Barkley, BIXBI, Nature’s Deli, Colorado Naturals, Petco, and Best Bully Stick items.

Full informaton: Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Pet Products Manufactured at its Colorado Facility



February 21st 2013
Honest Kitchen Voluntary Recall

Honest Kitchen is voluntarily recalling five lots of our Verve, Zeal and Thrive products, which were produced between August and November 2012 and sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail order and online after August 2012. They are taking this precautionary action after learning that one of their raw ingredients suppliers has recalled a batch of human-grade parsley that has the potential to contain Salmonella. The batch of parsley was shipped to us in 2012 and used in the five lots of finished Honest Kitchen products.

Full information: Honest Kitchen Recall Announcement from Our President 



January 27th 2013
Chicken Jerky Recall & Pig Skin Twists By Hartz

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.

Full information: Chicken Jerky Recall & Pig Skin Twists By Hartz And A Note



January 10th 2013
Purina, Milo's Kitchen recalling some dog treats

Two makers of pet treats are pulling products from the market because they may contain traces of poultry antibiotics that aren't approved in the U.S.

Waggin' Train and Milo's Kitchen are mentioned often in consumer complaints made to the FDA, and Canyon Creek is also named in a few complaints. Purina said on Wednesday that there is no indication the recall is linked to the problems the FDA is investigating.

Full information:  Purina, Milo's Kitchen recalling some dog treats



November 22nd 2012
Priority Total Pet Care Dog Treats Recall

Carolina Prime Pet, Inc. has announced it is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips dog treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recall event includes Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in the 5-count package and carrying the UPC 0-21130-42080-3 with the following lot codes:

    Lot Code: 20082712 S 3195
    Lot Code: 20090312 S3195

Full information: Priority Total Pet Care Dog Treats Recall



November 2nd 2012
Charlee Bear Dog Treats Recall

Charlee Bear Products is voluntarily recalling certain lots of its Protein Crunch Bar treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Carrots sold in 5.5 oz packages with UPC Code 8710890000
  • Lot number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
  • Lot number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
  • Lot number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
  • Lot number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015
Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes sold in 5.5 oz packages with UPC Code 8710890001
  • Lot number 20112; Best by date: 07-19-2015
Full information:  Charlee Bear Dog Treats Recall
Company's release



October 30th 2012
Wellness Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food

A small batch of the product with with the “Best By” date of August 18, 2013 was found to be higher in moisture than the recipe calls for. High moisture may cause food to mold before its expiration date, but poses no health risk.

No other dates, bag sizes or recipes are affected.

Full information: Wellness Natural Pet Food



October 18th 2012
TBD Organic Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats

TBD Brands, LLC Initiates Voluntary Recall of One Flavor of Organic Frozen Yogurt Dog Treat due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Full information: FDA



October 16th 2012
Kasel Pig Ears and Variety Pack Dog Treats Recall

Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled Roasted Pig Ears and Variety Pack Dog Treats were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores in August 2012.

Full information:  Kasel Pig Ears and Variety Pack Dog Treats Recall



October 13th 2012
Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits With Real Chicken

Nature’s Recipe brand is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities.

Full information:  Nature's Recipe Voluntarily Recalls Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits With Real Chicken Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination



October 4th 2012
Nature's Deli Chicken Dog Treats recalled for Salmonella

A voluntary recall of Nature’s Deli domestically produced Chicken Jerky Dog Treats due to a risk of Salmonella. The recalled product is marked with the UPC bar code 647263800208 and is marked BEST BY 091913 DEN.

Full information: Nature's Deli Chicken Dog Treats recalled for Salmonella


September 22nd 2012
Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks Recall

Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley 3 count 5 inch American Beef Bully Sticks for possible salmonella contamination.

The recalled American Beef Bully Sticks were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores from April through September 2012.

Full information: Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks
FDA Press Release



September 12th 2012
AvoDerm Dog Food Recall

Breeder’s Choice recalls AvoDerm dog food for possible salmonella risk; single manufacturing arch of AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula.

Full information: Breeder’s Choice recalls AvoDerm dog food for possible salmonella risk



August 24th 2012
Bil-Jac Dog Food Limited Product Withdrawal

One small batch of Adult Select Formula Dog Food had a few reports of mold in bags from this batch that was caused by higher moisture content in the food.Only batch number 1792-02 (Expiration 27 DEC 13), 6LB bags, is affected.

Full information: Bil-Jac Limited Product Withdrawal



August 14th 2012
Radioactive dog bowls?

Petco has determined that one of its foreign suppliers used stainless steel mistakenly containing small quantities of Cobalt-60 when fabricating certain orders of certain SKUs/models of stainless steel pet food bowls. Cobalt-60 is a radioactive material commonly used in industrial gauging equipment and other uses.

SKU numbers can be found on labels inside and on the bottom of the bowls.
SKU 1047493; PETC-3.75C DEEP TWO TONE NOTIP; 9.25” diameter; 3.75 cup capacity
SKU 1386956; PETC-3.5C NO-TIP SS HAMMRD BWL; 9” diameter; 3.5 cup capacity
SKU 1047477; PETC-7C TWO TONE NONTIP BOWL; 9” diameter; 7 cup capacity

Full information: Petco Stainless Steel Bowl Notice



July 29th 2012
Sweet Potato Treats from China Causing Kidney Failure?

While the chicken jerky treats problem remains unresolved, it seems that more treats are following the suit.

On the Veterinary Information Network, several veterinarians have reported cases where dogs have developed symptoms of kidney failure (Fanconi’s syndrome) similar to dogs who have been poisoned by Chinese-made chicken jerky treats.So far, the brands implicated are also made in China.

Full article: Sweet Potato Treats from China Causing Kidney Failure?


July 12th 2012
Nature's Variety Nationwide Voluntary Recall on Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs

Nature’s Variety has initiated a voluntary recall of its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs due to an off-odor smell that may develop over time. This product is not contaminated in any way, but some products are not remaining fresh for the shelf life of the product.

The products impacted are listed below:

• UPC# 7 69949 60420 4 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 5 lb
• UPC# 7 69949 60425 9 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 15 lb
• UPC# 7 69949 60430 3 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 30 lb
• UPC# 7 69949 60432 7 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 3 oz sample

Full information: Nature's Variety Important Quality Update



July 5th 2012
Pedigree Recalls Weight Management Dog Food

Pedigree isvoluntarily recalling some of its Pedigree Weight Management canned dog foods. Cans of this product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process.

Full information: Pedigree Recalls Weight Management Dog Food



May 10th 2012
Latest List Of Recalled Dog Food

Comprehensive list of all recalled brands.



May 5th 2012
Solid Gold Dog Food Part of Diamond Recall

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., El Cajon, California, announced a voluntary recall of one batch of WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

Full information: Solid Gold Dog Food Part of Diamond Recall



May 5th 2012
Diamond Pet Foods Recall Keeps Snowballing

Diamond Pet Foods today announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination.

Full information: Diamond Pet Foods Recall Information
Further reading: Pet Food Recalls: CDC Warning, Human Salmonella Reported, New Recalls



May 4th 2012
Diamond Pet Foods Recall Now Includes the Following

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
Country Value
Diamond
Diamond Naturals
Premium Edge
Professional
4Health
Taste of the Wild
Kirkland Signature products

Source article: Updated Notice Includes Kirkland and Taste of the Wild Recall
No dogs but 14 people reported sick



April 27th 2012
Diamond Pet Foods Recall Expanded (Again)

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food
due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Full information: Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall



April 27th 2012
Diamond Pet Foods Recall Expanded

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula tests positive for Salmonella.

Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food.

Full article: Diamond Pet Foods expands dry dog food recall


April 6th 2012
Diamond Pet Foods Recall

Diamond Pet Foods voluntarily recalls limited number of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dog food bags due to potential salmonella contamination. Recall is limited to one formula of Diamond Naturals distributed to 12 states; no illnesses reported


Product Name
Bag Size
Production Code & “Best Before” Code
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice
6lb
DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice
20lb
DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice
40lb
DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice
40lb
DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice
40lb
DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Full article: Diamond Pet Foods Recalls Bags Of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice Dog Food


February 27th 2012
Area between Archer, Newberry and Bronson under rabies alert

The rabies alert will be in effect for the next 60 days in the around around Forest Park and University Oaks -- in an area between Archer, Newberry and Bronson.

Anyone who might have come in contact with the dog -- a light brown American bulldog - since Feb. 9 is urged to contact the Health Department.

Full article: Area between Archer, Newberry and Bronson under rabies alert



February 18th 2012
Dogs poisoned in Toronto's High Park

A deadly poison, meant to lure animals, has been spread throughout a west-end Toronto park, where dogs often roam off-leash. Three dogs died.

Full article: Suspicious death of three dogs prompts Toronto police investigation
Update: Multiple sources of poison behind dog deaths



January 27th 2012
Foreign Tablet Risk with Clomicalm

Novartis Animal Health cautioned veterinarians yesterday that foreign tablets may be found in certain bottles of Clomicalm (clomipramine hydrochloride) tablets.

Novartis recommended clinic staff open each bottle of Clomicalm and examine its contents for tablets that are broken or are incorrect in color, shape or size.

Full article: Veterinary Practice News: Novartis Warns of Foreign Tablet Risk with Clomicalm



January 23rd 2012
Novartis Suspends Production of Interceptor, Sentinel, Program, Clomicalm and Deramaxx

On January 5th, Novartis sent a letter to veterinarians informing them that it was suspending production and shipments of the following Novartis Animal Health (NAH) brands including Interceptor Flavor Tabs, Sentinel Flavor Tabs, Clomicalm, Program Tablets and Suspension, and Milbemite. The letter also noted that production of Deramaxx which was just recently moved to the Lincoln plant will also be affected although the company will continue to ship that product from existing inventory.

Full article vetDepot: Novartis Suspends Production of Interceptor, Sentinel, Program, Clomicalm and Deramaxx



January 2nd 2012
Cryofreeze™ Gel Pack Recall

In conjunction with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), California Innovations has announced a voluntary recall of the Cryofreeze™ gel pack that was included with the High Performance Expandable Lunch Box that was sold at Costco between May and November of 2007.

The gel packs were distributed with incorrect labeling stating that their contents are non-toxic. A health hazard could occur if the gel packs are damaged, allowing the interior gel to leak out and be ingested/swallowed by children/adults or pets. Diethylene glycol and trace amounts of ethylene glycol have now been detected in the gel.

Full article Pet Poison Helpline:Cryofreeze™ Gel Pack Recall



December 29, 2011
Petrus Feed And Seed Stores, Inc. Recalls Its 21% Dog Food

Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its dry dog food – 21% Protein Dog Food in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags. Reason? You guessed it - aflatoxin.

The affected dry dog food was distributed in Petrus Feed and Seed in Alexandria, Louisiana.

Full FDA Release:  Updated New Release With Corrected Lot Numbers Petrus Feed And Seed Stores, Inc. Recalls Its 21% Dog Food



December 13, 2011
Arrow Brand Dog Food Recall

Arrow Brand Dog Food, sold in Louisiana and Texas, is being recalled due to aflatoxin.
  • ARROWBRAND 21% Dog Chunks   SKU #807  40 lb. bag
  • ARROWBRAND Super Proeaux Dog Food  SKU #812 40 lb. bag
  • ARROWBRAND Professional Formula Dog Food  SKU #814 50 lb. bag

The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes 4K0335 to 4K1335.

Source article: Pet food recall: Arrow Brand Dog Food due to Aflatoxin



December 10, 2011
Advanced Animal Nutrition dog food recall

THAYER — A Missouri-based company is recalling three dry dog food products because of high levels of the fungus aflatoxin. Recall includes 50-pound bags of the following foods:

  • Dog Power Adult Maintenance  Formula 21-12 Dog Food, 50 Pound Bags
  • Dog Power Hunters Formula 27-14 Dog Food, 50 Pound Bags
  • Dog Power Hi-Pro Performance Formula 26-18 Dog Food, 50 Pound Bags

Products with the packaging codes K0004 through K1322.The products were distributed in Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana.

Source article: Advanced Animal Nutrition issues dog food recall



December 7, 2011
River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food by Cargill Animal Nutrition Recall

Cargill Animal Nutrition has announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food -- River Run and Marksman -- due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit.

Source article: Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food
Recall info: River Run and Marksman Dog Food: Recalled Product List



December 6, 2011
Iams Puppy Food Recall

In further consultation with the FDA, the decision was made today to recall one production lot of Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Original dry food, and an online press release has just been issued.

Only one production lot and code date are affected by this announcement:
  • Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry food, 7.0 lb bag, Version 1278417716, Code Date 1901402305
  • Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry food, 8.0 lb bag, Version 12794177D2, Code Dates 12794177D3 and 1901410208
  • Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy dry food, 17.5 lb bag, Version 12794177K1, Code Dates 12794177K2 and 1901401848
Source article: Iams Puppy Food Recall



November 18, 2011
Beware of Chicken Jerky Treats from China

In case you didn't catch onto this one yet, do stay away from this stuff. Dogs are getting sick. If you really want to indulge your dog with jerky treats, make your own, like we do.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is again cautioning consumers that chicken jerky products for dogs (also sold as chicken tenders, strips or treats) may be associated with illness in dogs.

Read full release at FDA's website: FDA Continues to Caution Dog Owners About Chicken Jerky Products



November 6, 2011
Canine Flu Problems in Texas

Canine influenza continues to be a problem in some areas of Texas, most notably the Austin area. A recent news report indicates 30 confirmed cases and 70 suspected H3N8 canine influenza cases since September.

Read full article at Worms and Germs blog: Ongoing canine flu problems in Texas



November 4, 2011

A new study at the Animal Medical Center (AMC) is investigating the impact of intra-arterial injection of stem cells on chronic kidney disease in cats and protein-losing nephropathy in dogs. 

The stem cells  will be harvested from adipose tissue. The canine study will look at protein-losing nephropathy (glomerulonephritis). 

Read full article at dvm360: AMC stem cell study to investigate intra-arterial injection for kidney disease



October 27, 2011
Leptospirosis Outbreak Around Detroit

Over the past three weeks, more than 20 cases of leptospirosis have been reported in Detroit-area dogs. Carole Bolin, DVM, PhD, professor and director of DCPAH, and her team identified the particular strain as Icterohaemorrhiage, which can cause severe disease in humans and animals.


Read full article at dvm360: Michigan State warns of leptospirosis outbreak around Detroit



October 18, 2011
Surgery: An Alternative Treatment for Severe Heartworm Cases

Veterinarians at the University of Florida report they can surgically extract heartworms from dogs suffering from severe parasitic infections. 


With specialized instruments, cardiologists can extract the heartworms from the heart and pulmonary arteries through the jugular vein.


Read more at dvm360: UF veterinarians offer alternative treatment for severe heartworm cases



October 11, 2011
FDA recalls bulk lots of soy flour used in some animal feed

Thousands of bags of soy flour, which is used to make human and animal food products, are being recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination. 


Read more are dvm360: FDA recalls bulk lots of soy flour used in some animal feed



October 11, 2011
Animal shelter outbreaks

Infectious diseases are continuous challenges for animal shelters. Unfortunately, outbreaks are not uncommon.

The Oakville and Milton Humane Society (in Ontario) is closed because of a ringworm outbreak that's been going on since early September. 

72 kittens were euthanized in the Miami-Dade County Animal Services because of "cat plague," which is a common name for feline panleukopenia. 

Upper respiratory tract infections have resulted in suspension of adoptions at the Bergen County Animal Shelter in New Jersey

Read more at Worms & Germs blog

 

October 10, 2011
Rocky Ford Cantaloupes

The FDA recommends against consuming or giving your pet any Rocky-Ford brand cantaloupe from Jensen Farms, and disposing of any recalled product in a container safe from access to children and animals. 

Rocky Ford-brand cantaloupes from Jensen Farm in Granado, CO, are reportedly the source of the potentially lethal bacteria, Listeria monocytogenes.




September 30, 2011
Milk Bone Dog Biscuit Product Pull

Delmonte Pet:Milk Bone Dog Biscuit 10lb. 
Voluntary pull due to mold discovered after the product was in the market place.
Code #90967 
Milk Bone Dog Biscuits 10 lb 
(UPC 24000-92502) with lot code 12071k Only!

Read more at Truth About Pet Food 



September 30, 2011
Merial to Import Limited Quantities of Immiticide from Europe

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration will allow Merial of Duluth, Ga., to import limited quantities of Immiticide (the only FDA approved Heartworm treatment drug) from its European supplier.

Read full article at Veterinary Practice News
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