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JAKKS recalls Kong treats due to possible mold contamination

pPETNA-5201443_main_enhKong Aussie Sticks dog treats have been quietly recalled by the product manufacturer, JAKKS Pacific of Walnut, Calif., due to possible contamination with mold, according to Dog Food Advisor.

Products with item numbers of 75559 and 75560 and best-by dates of 1/30/16 and 1/31/16 are affected by this recall.

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Bravo recalls pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination

Bravo of Manchester, Conn., is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaThe recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on Nov. 14, 2013, to distributors, retail stores, Internet retailers and directly to consumers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (best used by date) printed on the side of the plastic tube.

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Pedigree recalls dog food, may contain metal fragments

Mars PetCare US has voluntarily recalled 15- and 55-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The products were sold at Dollar General stores in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee; and Sam’s Club stores in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

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Bravo recalls raw dog and cat foods

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Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company has received a limited number of reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products, but no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. However, healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria.

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Robert Abady recalls potentially contaminated cat food

The Robert Abady Dog Food Co., LLC of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., is recalling its 2-pound, 5-pound and 15-pound boxes of “Abady Highest Quality Maintenance & Growth Formula for Cats” (lot #14029/21) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Koncal assumes role of president of Ohio VMA; Knapp named Veterinarian of the Year

Dr. Patricia Haines passes the gavel of the OVMA President on to Dr. David Koncal.

Dr. Patricia Haines passes the gavel of the OVMA President on to Dr. David Koncal.

COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 27, 2014 — Dr. David Koncal of Northfield was recently elected to the position of President of the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). At the Association’s annual Midwest Veterinary Conference (MVC), outgoing President Dr. Patricia Haines passed on the gavel of the president to Dr. Koncal.

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Pro-Pet recalls cat, dog foods due to possible contamination

pro-pet-logo-180Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling of a limited number of dry dog and cat foods for possible Salmonella contamination following field testing. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

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Red Flannel Cat Formula recalled due to Salmonella concerns

Red Flannel Cat FormulaMinnesota-based PMI Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of its Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food, which reportedly may be contaminated with Salmonella.

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ODA working to identify cause of severe dog illness

Ohio Department of Agriculture working to identify cause of dog illnesses; state enlisting help of Ohio veterinarians to identify and combat disease

REYNOLDSBURG — The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is working with animal health experts to determine the cause and origin of a series of dog illnesses in the state. The department is also urging veterinarians in the state to contact the Division of Animal Health if they suspect any animals in their care are suffering from the same disease.

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Goldenfeast recalls bird food due to possible contamination

goldenfeast-logo-r-2012-475x132Goldenfeast Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of several exotic bird food products due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients. No human or pet illnesses have been reported at this time.

Recalled products were distributed in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Idaho, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, Virginia and Canada.

Products affected by the recall

No other Goldenfeast products are affected by this recall. Customers who purchased any of the products listed here should contact the manufacturer at 800-344-6536 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m and 5 p.m. EST for instruction on product return.