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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

Baby Items Toxic to Pets

Published on August 12, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Pamela Huyck, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Welcoming a new baby into the home is a very exciting and stressful time – for you and your pet.  Along with the new baby comes a whole host of new and exciting potential “chew toys” for your pet (no matter how careful …continue reading

Hospira Announces Voluntary Recall Of Lidocaine HCI Injection

Published on August 1, 2014 and categorized under: Product Recalls

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Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of  Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2%, 20 mg per mL, 5 mL single-Dose Vial, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-2066-05; Lot 25-550-DD, Expiry 1JAN2015) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution …continue reading

Top 5 Toxins in Companion Birds

Published on July 31, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips

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By Brynne Stumpe, 2015 DVM Candidate University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine Extern, Pet Poison Helpline Toxins can be a serious problem in companion birds due to several factors including their size, efficient respiratory system, and curious nature.  In addition, many owners may be unaware that certain substances can be toxic to their birds.  …continue reading

Do you know where to go in case of emergency?

Published on July 25, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Jessica Driscoll Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline Do you know where to go if your pet is having an emergency? Although pet owners hope to never have a pet emergency, it can be life-saving to have information handy on where to bring your pet during a crisis. Make sure you know where …continue reading

Hot Weather and Your Dog: Do You Know the Signs of Heat Stroke?

Published on July 25, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Jessica Driscoll Certified Veterinary Technician at Pet Poison Helpline We’re in the dog days of summer! With temperatures often reaching mid 70s to high 90’s we need to take special precautions with our pets. It is best to leave your pet at home during these warmer days as temperatures in cars can quickly rise, …continue reading

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