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Pet Food Recalls February 2013

There have been several recalls this month, and in the past week particularly, so I decided to combine them all into one post so that you can get all the information you need in one spot. Here’s what I’ve found: … Continue reading

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Recall: Nutri-Vet Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

Nutri-Vet has issued a voluntary recall of its Nutri-Vet and Nutripet Chicken Jerky treats due to potential salmonella contamination. According to the FDA report, no pet or human illnesses have been reported. The products are being recalled due to the … Continue reading

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Recall: Nature’s Variety Dog Food

Nature’s Variety has recently recalled the following dog foods due to potential contamination with pieces of clear plastic. The affected batch has a “Best if used by” date of 10/04/13 and includes the following: UPC# 7 69949 60137 1 – … Continue reading

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5 Very Energetic Dog Breeds

For some people, a lap dog or calm and independent cat is the perfect pet. For others, they want a pet that demands more of them when it comes to mental and physical exercise. Consider the following five breeds (listed … Continue reading

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Cat Gives Iron the Boot in Monopoly

Monopoly fans might be interested to learn that the game has changed a few of its pieces! A cat piece will now replace the iconic iron which has held its seat for 76 years. The first time in history, Monopoly … Continue reading

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Solving the Unexpected with Pet Coverage

One of the best ways to illustrate the impact of pet insurance is to bring it to life through concrete examples. Consider a few situations below which put you in the shoes of someone with – or without – pet … Continue reading

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Bully Sticks: More Calories and Bacteria According to New Study

Popular dog chew treats, commonly known as bully sticks, may contain more calories and bacteria according to a recent study. Bully sticks are made from a dried, uncooked penis of a bull or steer. The recent article in the Canadian Veterinary Journal reviewed … Continue reading

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Hartz Recalls Chicken-Based Dog Treats

SECAUCUS, N.J., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily withdrawing its Hartz ® Chicken Chews™ and Hartz ® Oinkies® Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken for dogs in the United States because they contain trace amounts of unapproved antibiotic residue. We are … Continue reading

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Pet Safety Experts Offer Tips for New Year’s Eve

This New Year’s Eve will be a popular time for families and friends to celebrate 2012 and toast all the possibilities of 2013. Often, this means big family gatherings and festive parties. Because dogs and cats are considered part of … Continue reading

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Coping with the Loss of a Pet

The death of a pet, whether sudden or a long-time coming, begins a painful, grievous process for pet owners. A dog or cat often grows to become an integral if not wholly irreplaceable part of the family unit. They bring … Continue reading

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