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Rhubarb Toxicity

Published on October 21, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By: Catherine Angle, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline In a recent episode of Modern Family, the fun loving Dunphy family makes a rhubarb cobbler and is informed by the over-achieving Alex that rhubarb leaves are highly toxic.  In case you were considering your own rhubarb baking extravaganza, I’m sad to tell you there …continue reading

Hospira Lidocaine HCI Injection Voluntary Recall

Published on October 20, 2014 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCI for Injection, USP, 10 mg per mL, 30 mL Single-dose, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-4279-02; Lot 40-316-DK, Expiry 1APRIL2016) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. Hospira has identified …continue reading

Hospira Announces Voluntary Recall of LifeCare Products

Published on October 15, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), today announced the voluntary recall of certain lots of several products in its LifeCare™ line of flexible intravenous solutions due to the potential for leakage. The issue, which Hospira notified customers about in a Dear Health Care Provider letter issued earlier this year, was identified during re-inspection of a manufactured product …continue reading

Creative Compounds Voluntary Recall

Published on October 10, 2014 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Wilsonville, Ore. – Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., dba Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance. The company has not received any reports of product contamination or adverse events to date, but is issuing this voluntary recall out of an abundance …continue reading

Safety Tips For Your Trip to the Beach!

Published on October 7, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline The beach can be such a relaxing time or even a fun outing for the family, including your family dog. Being prepared may help avoid any potential mishaps. Anything can harm your dog that could potentially harm yourself, such as broken glass, starfish, jellyfish, …continue reading

Bravo Recalls Chicken and Turkey Pet Foods

Published on September 29, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling select lots of Bravo Turkey and Chicken pet foods for dogs and cats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands …continue reading

E-Cigarettes and Pets Do Not Mix

Published on September 2, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Media Releases,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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E-cigarettes are sparking heated debates as lawmakers, medical professionals and industry grapple over the relative safety of the nicotine-delivering devices. But for pet owners, there is no debate. Nicotine poses a serious threat of poisoning to dogs and cats, and e-cigarettes back a powerful punch. The problem is that many pet owners don’t realize it. …continue reading

Pedigree Extends Voluntary Recall

Published on September 2, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us, and to our mission – to make a Better World for Pets. For that reason, we have announced the extension of a previous voluntary recall of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible …continue reading

Mars Petcare Voluntary Recall of PEDIGREE® Brand

Published on August 29, 2014 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls

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Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved. …continue reading

Bodybuilding Supplements and Pets

Published on August 27, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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By: Annie Asplen, Paramedic Senior Health Information Specialist at SafetyCall International/Pet Poison Helpline Lots of us want to lose a few pounds and build a little muscle, and look to bodybuilding supplements to give us a boost. In fact, according to Consumer Reports, bodybuilding supplements are a 2.7 billion dollar-a-year industry. With a business that big, …continue reading

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