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Recall on Iverhart Plus heartworm meds expanded

Virbac has expanded its recall of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, citing that several lots were below Ivermectin potency levels prior to their expiration date. These products may not fully protect dogs in the upper third of each weight range against heartworms. This recall is an expansion of one issued in April for the same product.

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Responsible pet ownership the focus of OVMA radio commercial

During the holiday gift-giving season, it is not uncommon for well-meaning animal lovers to give pets as presents. Although veterinarians know this is usually not a good idea, many people fail to consider all aspects of responsible pet ownership before getting or giving a pet.

As part of its public outreach campaign, OVMA is airing educational commercials on ONN radio stations across the state. The fourth and final commercial of 2012 will air in December and deal with responsible pet ownership. OVMA invites members to link to the commercial from their Web sites and social media profiles to help educate their clients about the responsibilities that come with owning an animal.

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Petco recalling food bowls that may contain radioactive agent

Petco announced a recall of three varieties of stainless steel pet food bowls after discovering that one of its foreign suppliers used stainless steel containing small quantities of Cobalt-60.

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Catswell brand cat food recalled over propylene glycol contamination

Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and VitaminsArthur Dogswell is voluntarily recalling 1,050 cartons of Catswell brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins due to possible propylene glycol contamination. Propylene glycol may lead to anemia and oxidative cell damage, though no illnesses have been reported yet. The contaminant was identified during routine FDA testing.

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Purina recalls animal foods with elevated vitamin D levels

Purina Feed issues a voluntary recall of certain Purina® feed products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may be result in lack of interest in eating, weight loss, possible joint stiffness and even death. No complaints have been reported yet.

The products were distributed nationwide between April 2, 2012, and May 8, 2012. The affected product should not be used, and where applicable, be returned to the retail dealer.

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Nature’s Variety recalls dog food due to freshness issues

Nature’s Variety has voluntary recalled its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs. The food itself is not contaminated, but some products are not remaining fresh for the full shelf life and an off-odor smell is developing.

The products impacted are listed below:

  • UPC# 7 69949 60420 4 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 5 lb
  • UPC# 7 69949 60425 9 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 15 lb
  • UPC# 7 69949 60430 3 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 30 lb
  • UPC# 7 69949 60432 7 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 3 oz sample

Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange it for a different variety by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.

Contact Nature’s Variety at 888.519.7387 or online for more information.

Celebrate National Pet Wellness Month by taking your pet to the vet

October is National Pet Wellness Month — a reminder to ensure your pet's health by taking him to the vet!

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Speak Up for Your Pet by Taking Them to the Vet!

Pets, just like people, need regular physical check-ups from their doctor. Your veterinarian is an expert on pet wellness and disease prevention. October is National Pet Wellness Month, a perfect time to ensure your pet’s health by talking to your veterinarian about regular exams, disease prevention and pet health insurance.

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Take extra precautions to protect Fido during the dog days of summer

swimming dog

Keeping your dog cool and hydrated on those hot summer days protects him from potentially fatal heat stroke.

During the hot summer months, stories about pets being left outside or in hot cars by their owners unfortunately become almost commonplace on the evening news. Although it seems like common sense, having a fur coat prevents your dog from sweating like you do to cool down, so leaving him in high temperatures for extended periods of time can cause serious damage or, worse yet, be fatal.

The Ohio Veterinary Medical Association strongly advises animal owners to take extra precautions with their pets on hot, sunny days this summer by following these crucial instructions.

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Bring home a shelter cat this month for Adopt a Cat Month

Adopt a Cat Month

Spring is typically thought of as the time for new beginnings: fresh flowers bloom, the sunshine returns, and baby animals are everywhere you look. Despite the fact that Ohio, and the United States in general, is experiencing a problem with pet overpopulation, new animals are born every day – but not all of them have homes.

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Primal Pet Foods recalls raw cat food due to Salmonella concerns

Primal Pet Foods has initiated a voluntary recall of their Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a “Best By” date code of 043112-17 because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The only product affected is limited to Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a “Best By” date code of 043112-17. No other Primal Pet Foods products are affected.

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