Archive for Pet Owners & General Public

Questions about Ebola? Refer to AVMA resource

After a dog whose owner was a Spanish nurse (believed to be the first person to contract Ebola outside of West Africa) was euthanized, and the death of an American traveler who contracted the Ebola virus, myriad questions have been raised among veterinarians and the general public.

AVMA is collaborating with the CDC and other agencies to develop information for veterinary professionals and the pet-owning public. In the meantime, the association has provided a list of key points on what is currently known about the disease, including the relative risk of contracting the Ebola virus in the U.S., how it affects dogs, and the CDC’s recommendations for addressing situations in which an Ebola virus patient has a pet in the home.

For more information and updates, please visit the AVMA @ Work website.

Loving Pets recalls dog treats sold at PetSmart stores

Loving Pets Corporation has announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Simply Nourish Biscotti with Beef & Sweet Potatoes Dog Treats, due to the potential of mold growth.

The affected products (SKU 5203800 / UPC 73725747061) have an expiration date of February 2016. No other Simply Nourish or Loving Pets treats are affected.

Customers who purchased this product should stop using it and return it to the store of purchase for a refund. For more information, visit the PetSmart website.

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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