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By Katie Cook and Dr. Justine Lee, Pet Poison Helpline If you live on the East coast (between New York and Georgia), get ready for the 2013 swarm of Brood II cicadas (Magicicada septendecim). These hardy insects will begin their cyclic activities in late May and early June before hiding out for another 17 years. …continue reading
It’s spring and many pet owners are itching to spend quality time outdoors with their pets. While run-ins with poisonous creatures can be infrequent, pets are curious and it’s not uncommon for them to investigate other living things that move. These “interrogations” can quickly escalate into deadly situations when dealing with a creature that protects …continue reading
Some toxins are specific to cats, dogs, horses, and ruminants. We’ll break down these eight for you in an easy-to-remember list. By: Ahna Brutlag, DVM, MS, DABT, Adrienne C. Bautista, DVM Pet Poison Helpline 1. Xylitol is a threat to dogs. Xylitol is a natural sugar-alcohol normally found in small amounts in many fruits and …continue reading
Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT was featured in a one hour VIN webinar on April 24, 2013. Dr. Lee presented on Top Ten Toxins Poisonous to Pets. If you are a veterinarian and would like to view the recorded webinar, simply follow this link: http://www.vin.com/members/cms/document/default.aspx?pid=7250&id=5782171&fromredirect=1
Merit Bird Company, LLC of Chatsworth, California is recalling the following items with lot codes; Vitae Cockatiel with Sunflower 2lbs, (#2840081), Vitae Cockatiel with Sunflower 4lbs, (#2840090), Vitae Small Hookbill 4lbs, (#2840225), Vitae Small Hookbill 20lbs, (#2840234), Vitae Hookbill with Sunflower 4lbs, (#2840252), Vitae Large Hookbill 4lbs, (#2840279) shipped between May 2012 to February 2013, …continue reading
Natura Pet Products is voluntarily expanding its March 29, 2013 recall of dry pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The expanded recall now includes all dry pet food products and treats with expiration dates prior to and including March 24, 2014. Please see the table below for details of …continue reading
Breeder’s Choice Pet Food of Irwindale, California has has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to the presence of mold. The recalled product includes the following information: Breeder’s Choice Active Care Healthy Joint Treats Product Code/SKU/ Material #: BCP-080 UPC Code: 0130104895 Size: 24 ounces Best …continue reading
The Animal Care Foundation of Minnesota 2013 Spring Seminar for veterinarians, technicians and staff will take place on Thursday, May 30, 2013 from 1:00-10:00pm. The seminar is approved for 8 hours of CE credits for DVMs and Technicians. Several of Pet Poison Helpline’s key veterinary professionals will be lecturing during the seminar. See our lecture schedule …continue reading
Virbac has issued a voluntary recall for six lots of their heartworm prentive, Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables, due to a failure to meet stability specifications during the life of the product. The following lots have been included in the recall: Lot 120076 (Large 51-100 pounds) Lot 120086 (Large 51-100 pounds) Lot 120856 (Large 51-100 pounds) …continue reading
Bravo! is voluntarily recalling three of its raw diet frozen foods for dogs and cats: 5 lb tubes of Bravo! Chicken Balance product item code 21-405 with “best used by” dates of 3-6-15 and 3-12-15; 2 lb Bravo! Chicken Blend product item code 21-102 with the “best used by” date of 3-21-15 and 5 lb. …continue reading
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