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Sodium Chloride Injection Voluntary Recall

Published on January 23, 2015 and categorized under: Product Recalls,Uncategorized,Veterinarian Tips

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Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of  0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection, USP, 250 mL (NDC 0409-7983-02, Lot 44-002-JT, Expiry 1AUG2016) to the user level due to one confirmed customer report of particulate in a single unit. Hospira has identified the particulate as a human hair, …continue reading

Laundry Detergent Pods Cause Harm in Pets Too

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

By Heather Handley, DVM Staff Veterinarian at Pet Poison Helpline Most soaps and detergents contain chemicals called ionic and anionic surfactants. When a small amount of such products are ingested, it is possible for pets to respond to the unpleasant taste or to have mild, self-limiting gastrointestinal upset (drooling, vomiting, and diarrhea). However, a new …continue reading

Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal Recall

Published on January 20, 2015 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Oma’s Pride of Avon, CT is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has 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 after having contact with the products or …continue reading

Winter Hazards For Your Pet

Published on January 12, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Pet Safety Tips,Uncategorized

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By Candi Amundson, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline Antifreeze Antifreeze can leak from a car radiator on the ground. Some animals are unfortunately attracted to this due to the sweet smell and taste. This chemical is absorbed very rapidly once ingested. There is a narrow margin of safety when animals ingest this …continue reading

Wintertime Boredom

Published on January 7, 2015 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Jo Marshall, CVT Senior Veterinary Information Specialist ARGH! Winter time boredom for both dogs and people has set in! Not to mention the -40 degree wind-chill temperatures that we are anticipating here in Minnesota this week resulting in school closures along with dashing any hope of outdoor activity for man or beast. So we …continue reading

Are you prepared?

Published on January 5, 2015 and categorized under: Blog

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By Cassie Panning, CVT Veterinary Information Specialist at Pet Poison Helpline For many of us our pets are a part of our family. We bring them along on vacations or car rides, provide them with the best foods available and even treat them to spa days at the groomers.  But are you prepared to provide …continue reading

Barkworthies Chicken Dog Chew Recall

Published on January 2, 2015 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonellacan 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 after having contact with the …continue reading

Roo Bites Pet Treats Recall

Published on January 2, 2015 and categorized under: Pet Safety Tips,Product Recalls,Uncategorized

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Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans …continue reading

Dangers with Hangover Pills

Published on December 31, 2014 and categorized under: Blog

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Happy New Years Day! You’ve heard about the dangers of alcohol, but are there any dangers with some of the popular brands of “hangover pills?” Product: RU 21. Active ingredients include; Vitamin C, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, L-Glutamic Acid HCL, Succinic Acid, Fumaric Acid, L-Cysteine, Alpha Lipoic Acid. Other ingredients include; Croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, …continue reading

Home Dental Care for Dogs and Cats

Published on December 30, 2014 and categorized under: Blog,Uncategorized

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By Sharon Billings, CVT Associate Veterinary Information Specialist What if I told you there’s one quick and easy thing you can do that could add several years to your pet’s expected life span?  What if I told you this one thing could save you lots of money in future health care costs AND help keep …continue reading

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