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Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food 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 …continue reading
By Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT In this posting, we’re going to focus on how to check vital signs on your pet. Believe it not, it’s harder to check vitals on your pet than you think. When in doubt, practice, as it’s really important. Why? Because helps us when we perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) …continue reading
By Jessica Remitz, Pet360 As you head into the garden to plant some bulbs or clip some fresh flowers, it’s important to keep in mind some plants and fertilizers can be toxic to your pet in the springtime. We’ve asked Justine Lee, the associate director of Pet Poison Helpline to share some details on potentially …continue reading
By Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC When it comes to caring for your dog or cat, prevention is the best medicine. So, how do we prevent accidents and emergencies from happening in the first place? Simple steps of prevention like: Keeping your dog on a leash or under strict verbal control (to prevent being hit …continue reading
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
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