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Heritage Pharmaceuticals Voluntary Recall

Published on February 25, 2015 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Heritage Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Heritage) today announced the voluntary nationwide recall of ten (10) lots of Colistimethate for Injection, USP, 150 mg Single-Dose vial (NDC 23155-193-31) and three (3) lots of Rifampin for Injection, USP, 600 mg Single-Dose vial (NDC 23155-340-31) manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and distributed by Heritage. Both products are sold in single …continue reading

Home treatments for my pets, are they safe?

Published on February 25, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist There are many websites and resources available now that provide you with recommendations on how to treat your pets at home for many common illnesses or situations using over the counter human medications.  While these resources have good intentions you may want to know why it is not …continue reading

Purina Animal Nutrition Recall

Published on February 24, 2015 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Purina Animal Nutrition LLC has initiated a limited voluntary recall of DuMOR® Sheep Formula in Florida due to the potential for a higher-than-acceptable level of copper, which can cause health issues and potential mortality. There has been one report of sheep mortality associated with the single lot that is being recalled. Symptoms of copper toxicity …continue reading

Rabies Vaccination – Why is it so important?

Published on February 20, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Perhaps you’ve wondered why your local government requires you to provide proof of up-to-date rabies vaccination when licensing your pet.  Or maybe you’ve wondered why your veterinarian always has this item at the top of the to-do list when your pet visits the …continue reading

Valentine’s Day Pet Do’s and Don’ts

Published on February 13, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Charlotte Flint, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love!  A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day.  Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe …continue reading

Tuffy’s Pet Foods Voluntary Recall

Published on February 12, 2015 and categorized under: Uncategorized

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Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy’s manufactured the product for Nutrisca. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans …continue reading

Beef Trachea Pet Treat Recall

Published on February 12, 2015 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Pet International of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals (i.e. dogs) eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after …continue reading

Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection Global Recall

Published on February 12, 2015 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Hospira, Inc., (NYSE: HSP) has announced a voluntary recall of ketorolac tromethamine injection, USP in the United States and Singapore due to potential particulate. The presence of particulate has been confirmed through a customer report of visible, floating particulate identified in glass fliptop vials. The particulate was identified as calcium-ketorolac crystals. Multiple lots are impacted …continue reading

J.J. Fuds, Inc. Expands Recall of Pet Food

Published on February 6, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is expanding their recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and/or Salmonella, organisms which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, …continue reading

Common Misconceptions About Mouse and Rat Poisons

Published on February 5, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Pamela Huyck, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline There is a lot of incorrect information about mouse and rat poisons (rodenticides) out there.  Here are some of the common misconceptions and explanations as to how they are incorrect. Mouse and rat poisons won’t harm dogs or cats. Mouse and rat poisons …continue reading

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