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Bravo! Pig Ears Dog Chews recalled due to risk of Salmonella contamination

Bravo! Pig Ears Dog ChewsBravo! is voluntarily recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products affected by this recall includes only Bravo! 50-count bulk Oven-Roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot #12-06-10.

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Proper identification can help bring your lost pet home

COLUMBUS, OHIO — MARCH 28, 2011 — Anyone who has lost a pet knows that responsible pet ownership requires more than food, water and shelter. As part of American Humane Association’s annual Every Day is Tag Day on April 2, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) encourages pet owners this week to outfit their animals with an updated ID tag and microchip.

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Having your pet spayed or neutered benefits you, your pet and your community

COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 9, 2011 Six to eight million animals are cared for in animal shelters across the country each year, the Humane Society of the United States estimates. Of these, only half of these animals are adopted, while the remainder are euthanized. The problem is overwhelming, but there is one simple solution that can make it more manageable.

In recognition of National Spay/Neuter Month, the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA) encourages pet owners to spay or neuter their animals. Having your pets “fixed” will, in the long run, reduce pet overpopulation, as well as improving many behavior problems and it may even help animals live longer, healthier lives.

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Keeping your pets’ teeth clean improves overall health

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COLUMBUS, OHIO — FEB. 1, 2011 — We are all aware of the importance of good dental hygiene for ourselves. But how many of us know that it is just as important for our pets? Good oral health has a direct impact on good overall health. While this is important all year round, this month is a reminder to take good care of your pets’ teeth, as February is National Pet Dental Health Month.

Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among adult dogs and cats. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age 3 (American Veterinary Dental Society). Left unchecked, plaque and subsequent tartar accumulation progresses to infection, destroys the gums, results in the loss of the periodontal structures and ultimately loss of teeth. Worse yet, severe periodontal disease can result in systemic disease, affecting the kidneys, heart muscle and liver.

 

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Hartz recalls dog treats due to potential Salmonella contamination

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary recall.

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