Pet Health Care

North Texas, North Louisiana Customers Should Check For Recalled Pet Food

Nov 22 2008 - 1:28am

Kroger is asking customers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, east Texas, and Shreveport and Alexandria, La., to check the pet food they have at home for specific packages of Pet Pride pet food. These products were included in a September recall due to potential contamination with Salmonella Schwarzengrund.

The three products listed below were included in the Mars Petcare US recall on Sept. 12, 2008. Customers should look for these items:

Pet Pride Indoor Cat Food, 3.5-lb. - Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates

Pet Pride Indoor Cat Food, 18-lb. - Best by JUL 29 09 or earlier dates

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Natural Remedies Treat Animals' Complex Emotions

Nov 22 2008 - 1:27am
Natural Remedies Treat Animals' Complex Emotions

Does your pet misbehave when you leave the house? Whether you're entertaining or traveling for the holidays, the change in schedule can negatively affect your pet's behavior. Recent research shows that upwards of 10.7 million pets in the United States suffer from separation anxiety, resulting in inappropriate, unwanted behaviors.

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Heartworm Disease Prevention Protects Pets, Wallets

Nov 20 2008 - 12:39am

The American Heartworm Society strongly urges pet owners to continue year-round heartworm prevention medication for their pets. It's important not to cut back on preventatives as failing to administer them could cause harm to pets, and could actually increase the financial burden if heartworm disease treatment is needed. The warning comes as this year's increase in precipitation, widespread flooding across the country and surge of hurricanes has greatly increased the mosquito population.

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Humane Society To Enforce Animal Fighting Info Reward

Nov 17 2008 - 1:51pm

The Humane Society of the United States has teamed up with various Minnesota law enforcement agencies to combat cockfighting and dogfighting. At a press conference held today at the state Capitol, representatives from the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association, Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, Minnesota Police & Peace Officers Association and Minnesota Animal Control Association joined to announce that The Humane Society of the United States is offering up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person(s) involved in illegal animal fighting.

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Top Ten List On Holiday Pet Health

Nov 11 2008 - 3:11am

Dr. James Cook, president of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), says he has a very unhappy holiday tradition -- treating pets that have become sick due to holiday excesses.

"From Thanksgiving through Christmas and into New Years, we'll see it every year at my practice, and, unfortunately, some of them can't be saved," Dr. Cook explains. "People want to involve their pets in the holiday celebrations, but people need to focus on keeping their pets healthy. That's the best gift."

Here are the AVMA's top ten holiday health tips:

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Veterinarians Need To Be Included In Proposition 2 Implementation

Nov 6 2008 - 1:05am

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) thanks the citizens of California for taking the time to consider and vote on Proposition 2. Now that it's passed, extra care -- and the advice of veterinarians and animal welfare scientists -- must be employed to ensure its implementation doesn't hurt the animals it's intended to help.

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Mars Petcare Recalls SPECIAL KITTY Gourmet

Oct 28 2008 - 2:12pm

Mars Petcare US today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of bags of SPECIAL KITTY Gourmet Blend dry cat food sold at Wal-Mart locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled following a positive test result indicating a potential contamination with Salmonella.

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CDC Program To Train Veterinarians

Sep 3 2008 - 10:05am

In an effort to help address a national shortage of veterinarians certified to work with laboratory animals, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has begun a new residency program in laboratory animal medicine. One of about 40 such programs in the country, the CDC program combines classroom training with hands-on experience in CDC's most sophisticated high-containment laboratories to help prepare veterinarians for careers in biomedical research.

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Mars Petcare Recalls Limited Bags Of PEDIGREE

Aug 16 2008 - 1:16pm

Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of limited bags of PEDIGREE Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites sold in Albertsons stores in Southern California and Las Vegas, Nevada. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella. There have been no complaints or reports of injury resulting from consumption or handling of the recalled product.

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Pet Health Insurance Offers Pets A Lifetime Of Health, Happiness

Jun 12 2008 - 8:49am

Millions of pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be their best friends and they want to provide them with the best care possible for a healthy, happy life. This commitment, combined with significant advances in veterinary medicine, has resulted in dogs and cats living longer than ever before. Many medical advances once available only to humans, including cat scans, MRIs and chemotherapy, are now available in veterinary practices nationwide, giving pet owners new opportunities to provide their pets with the best care possible throughout their lifetimes.

Health and Wellness: Offers Car Safety Tips For Pets

May 15 2008 - 9:29am

If your dog or cat feels like a family member, chances are you travel together in the car. "It's really best to leave animals at home, but when they do need to travel by car, it's important that they're properly restrained," said Mary Ann Karas, administrator at Angels for Animals, a Canfield, Ohio-based animal shelter that has adopted out over 12,000 spayed and neutered animals in its 18-year history., a vehicle pricing and buying guide website, recognizes that sometimes, pets just need to come along for the ride.

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Dogs, Cats Need Omega-3 Fatty Acids Just As Humans Do

Apr 2 2008 - 9:42am

Cod liver oil is a valuable source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and naturally occurring Vitamins A and D for our animal companions. Nordic Naturals, the leading supplier of fish oil products in the natural products industry, introduces two sizes of Pet Cod Liver Oil, 8 and 16 oz. bottles, made specifically for dogs and cats. Unlike many pet products, the company uses the same oils and quality standards for the manufacturing of both its human and pet products.

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