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Cancer Drug For Dogs (Paccal Vet-CA1 ) No Longer Conditionally Approved

February 9, 2017,

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving notice that the agency is withdrawing the conditional approval for Paccal Vet-CA1 (paclitaxel for injection) at the request of the drug’s manufacturer, Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB. Paccal Vet-CA1 was intended to treat certain mammary and squamous cell carcinomas in dogs that have not received previous chemotherapy or radiation therapy. The conditional approval for Paccal Vet-CA1 is no longer in effect as of February 8, 2017. Paccal Vet-CA1 is now an unapproved animal drug with no legal marketing status and further sales of the drug are illegal.

Oasmia Pharmaceutical AB must stop marketing and distributors must stop distributing the drug to veterinary clinics. Veterinarians should stop using Paccal Vet-CA1, and pet owners whose dogs are on the drug should discuss other treatments with their veterinarians.

Only animal drugs intended for minor species, such as ferrets or fish, or for minor uses in a major species, such as to treat certain types of cancer in dogs, may be eligible for conditional approval. To receive a conditional approval, a drug company must prove, among other things, that the animal drug is safe and has a “reasonable expectation of effectiveness” when used according to the label for the proposed conditionally-approved use. Conditional approval allows the drug company to legally market the animal drug for up to five years. During this period, the company develops and submits to the FDA—and the agency reviews—the necessary data to prove that the drug meets the “substantial evidence” standard of effectiveness for full approval.

Did Your Dog Or Cat's Name Make The Most Popular List Or The Wackiest Pet Names List?

Most Popular And Wackiest Dog And Cat Names

For the second consecutive year, Bella and Max were the most popular pet names in America for dogs and cats, according to Nationwide, a provider of pet health insurance. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Bella has led the way as the most popular pet name in America for both dogs and cats.

Did your dog or cat make either list?

The Top Dog and Cat Names for 2016 -

Dogs Cats
1. Bella 1. Bella
2. Max 2. Max
3. Lucy 3. Oliver
4. Bailey 4. Luna
5. Charlie 5. Lucy
6. Daisy 6. Chloe
7. Molly 7. Charlie
8. Cooper 8. Lily
9. Buddy 9. Tiger
10. Lola 10. Shadow

Although the top two monikers remained the same as last year, there were multiple changes to the top 10 for each species. In dogs, the name Cooper continued its growth in popularity and propelled to the eighth most popular name among canines—up more than 100 spots from three years ago. Among female dog names, Sophie and Maggie both decreased significantly and dropped out of the top 10, while Lola surged into the 10thspot. Among cats, Luna saw an incredible increase in popularity among cat owners and surged into fourth place after failing to break into the top 10 last year, while Sophie saw the most significant drop.

“Our annual review of the most common pet names gives us a unique view of popular trends among our members,” said Carol McConnell, DVM, MBA, vice president and chief veterinary officer for Nationwide. “Our data often shows increases in certain pop culture themes among pet monikers. The most significant theme has been the continued popularity of the name Bella, which has remained one of the top names ever since the ‘Twilight’ series was introduced more than 10 years ago.”

Despite these names being the most popular, many pet lovers choose less conventional names for their companions such as McLoven the StudMuffin and Agent Jack Meower, who were crowned as Nationwide’s Wackiest Pet Names earlier this year. Here are the top 50 dog and cat names of Nationwide’s 2016 Wacky Pet Names list -

Top 50 Wacky Dog Names of 2016

  1. McLoven the Stud Muffin
  2. Kanye Westie
  3. Angus Von Wigglebottom
  4. SuperFunCoconutDog
  5. Optimus Prime Rib
  6. Maximus Waffles
  7. ChaChi Big Foot
  8. Scrappin Scruffy Macdoogle of the Highland Macdoogles
  9. Lieutenant Colonel Be Back Soon
  10. Aggie Von Schwaggie
  11. Abner Doubledoodle
  12. Arrow Bumblebee Bruno
  13. Baja Betty
  14. Bear Paws Lord Of The Dance
  15. Benjamin Pickles
  16. Boon Bon Wrinkler
  17. Captain Jack Barkypants
  1. Catfish Hobbs
  2. Champagne Charlie
  3. Chauncey Peppertooth
  4. Chazz Porter
  5. Chicky Chippo The Fox Demon
  6. Chief Frederick Prince Manbearpig Pace
  7. Chief Tator Tot
  8. Hugo Abelard Le Meatball
  9. Jabba The Pug
  10. Jack Purves The Doody Boy
  11. Justa Dog J.D
  12. Katie Scarlett Of Chattapoochie
  13. Lady Doodle Savage
  14. Leilei Puppypoo Mcclure
  15. Lordess Niblonia Of Townsend Manor
  16. Mackeys Molly Bea Of Dawson Farms
  17. Master Humphrey Beauguardus
  1. Ninja Roo The Fox Demon Ii
  2. Odysseys Hot Shot Of Aspenhill
  3. Oh So Rosenberg
  4. Olly Duke Of Kashmir
  5. Peaches Sweetpea King Walker
  6. Pocketful O Barley
  7. Polkadot Sox
  8. Princess Poo Poo Provolone
  9. Professor Monty Waffles
  10. Savage Seahawk Sofie
  11. Seargent Buzzbomb
  12. Sir Winchster Mcsniffems
  13. Tazz The Jazz Dog
  14. The Great Pepperoni
  15. Tipper Crackerjack
  16. Zsa Zsa Chanel

Top 50 Wacky Cat Names of 2016

  1. Agent Jack Meower
  2. Shakespurr
  3. Meowmadeus
  4. Macaroni Bob
  5. Sir Pickles Pennybottom
  6. Princess Poopy Paws
  7. Butch Catsidy
  8. Sharkbait Hoo Haa Haa
  9. Ziggy Snowdust
  10. Enzo Asparagus Santa
  11. Alistair Mcsprinkle
  12. Aoki The Cattywhompus
  13. Augustus Finknottle
  14. Claws Von Stauffenberg Sachs
  15. Daisy Night-Night
  16. Dandelion Fluff
  17. Dasher Dash Walsh
  1. Doc Meowenstein
  2. Dodge Mcfergus
  3. Dr. Mcsnuggles
  4. Flopsy Mopsy
  5. Fuzzy Britches
  6. Henry Harrison Orangefellow
  7. Jasper Noodles
  8. Johnny Neckbone
  9. Katniss Catman Simba Hoose
  10. Kevin Peterschmidt Bigglesworth Iii
  11. Kung Fu Kitty
  12. Lightning Lilly
  13. Lilu Dallas Multipass
  14. Madame Mao
  15. Maple Lobstah
  16. Mayor Pawington
  17. Mr. Meowmakins
  1. Pancho Scuddles
  2. Professor Peppermint
  3. Scottopotomus
  4. Sir Percival B. Snuggledumpling
  5. Snookholtz Bucholtz
  6. Spartacus Creamsicle
  7. Sunny Summersunburst
  8. Tennesse Tuxedo
  9. Thea Feisty Squeaker
  10. Tiny Thursday
  11. Tobee Wan Kenobe
  12. Toothless Truffle
  13. Tootie Mccarter
  14. Walker Of Cohencats
  15. Zabio The Magnificent
  16. Zarblu Suede Shoes