Posts tagged "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention"

Ebola and Pets: Decisions Need to be Made

Ebola and Pets: Decisions Need to be Made
There’s an abundance of concern regarding the Ebola virus anyway, it’s scary….and now that people are thinking that dogs  may get the disease, the concern has grown, and not only among pet owners. There are several reasons for this. While it appears dogs can harbor the Ebola virus, it seems they successfully mount an immune... Read more »

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs

Tick Disease Prevention for Dogs
Why wait for a bite? Veterinary parasitologist and a founder and board member of the Companion Animal Parasite Council Dr. Byran Blagburn says that in his opinion it makes sense to use a topical tick preventative, products squeezed from a tube and placed on the back of a dog, with repellency properties. If the bug... Read more »

Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Veterinary Medical Association

Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Veterinary Medical Association
We are smack dab in the middle of Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 20 through 26. While dog bite prevention is important, some maintain there are an epidemic of bites, a theory I do not subscribe to. Here’s why: There are more dogs in America today than ever before, the number of reported bites actually... Read more »
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CANIDAE Dog Food Recall

CANIDAE Dog Food Recall
Information About the Voluntary Recall of a Limited Production Run of Four CANIDAE Dry Dog Food Formulas CANIDAE wishes to advise its East Coast customers of a voluntary product recall affecting only limited batches of four CANIDAE dry dog foods made only at one facility in South Carolina between December 9, 2011 and January 31,... Read more »

Natural Balance Voluntary Pet Food Recall

Natural Balance Voluntary Pet Food Recall
press release below….video from President of Natural Balance explains it’s a cautionary move. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2012 Natural Balance Pet Foods announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dry pet food formulas manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina facility. Although there have been no... Read more »

CDC: Dog Foods Are Causing Salmonella

CDC: Dog Foods Are Causing Salmonella
The number of issues concerning pet foods – from chicken jerky treats (yes, by all accounts – still a problem) to salmonella is becoming intolerable. This is an announcement dated May 3 from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention – yet it’s not been publicized. The CDC does not offer these sorts of strongly... Read more »
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Sleeping with the Enemy: Your Pets

A myriad of stories recently in newspapers and on blogs maintaining that sleeping with your pets might kill you, including this piece on AOL News. Most U.S. households have pets, and more than half of those cats and dogs are allowed to sleep in their owner’s beds, Drs. Bruno Chomel, a professor at the University... Read more »

Dog Bite Prevention Tips from American Humane and the American Veterinary Medical Association

As Dog Bite Prevention Week comes to a close (though May 22). Here some tips from the American Humane Association:To prevent dog bites, adults should teach children: •    Never approach an unknown dog or a dog that is alone without an owner, and always ask the owner’s permission before petting the dog.•    Never approach an... Read more »

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, American Humane KIDS Program

No one knows how many dog bites happen because so many bites happen within families and go unreported. Even those bites that are reported might not be ‘counted’ because medical facilities and other authorities don’t always report bites as they should. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about 3.5 million children are... Read more »
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