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September 2010

How to Clean Your Dog’s Ears

Repeated head shaking. Foul-smelling, waxy build-up. Red, painfully inflamed ears. What do all these things have in common? All are symptoms of otitis externa, or what is commonly referred to as ear infections. If you have ever groaned inwardly and felt dismay the moment your dog starts shaking his head or rubbing his ears along the nearest available surface, you’re not alone. Unfortunately, too many pet parents are more than familiar with this recurring medical problem. Often, it is accompanied by an offensive odor and one can only imagine how... Read more →

Plasma Lipids Bhaskaran S, Santanam N, Penumetcha M, Parthasarathy S. Inhibition of atherosclerosis in low-density lipoprotein receptor-negative mice by sesame oil. J Med Food. 2006 Winter;9(4):487-90. Study Abstract Department of Pathology, Louisiana State University, Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA. Diet has profound effects on the development of atherosclerosis. Fatty acid composition, antioxidants, and other components such as lignans have major effects on the atherosclerotic process. Sesame oil has both mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acid constituents in equal proportions. In addition, it also has high levels of numerous antioxidants... Read more →

The Hartz Mountain Corporation Recalls Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats

SECAUCUS, N.J., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of Hartz Naturals Real Beef Treats for Dogs due to concerns that one or more bags within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary recall. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems, all of whom are at particular risk from exposure and should... Read more →

P&G Voluntarily Recalls Iams Indoor Weight Control With Hairball Care Dry Cat Food (Expanded)

From: P&G Voluntarily Recalls a Small Amount of Dry Cat Food Company Estimates Fewer Than 60 Bags Purchased Company Contact: Jason Taylor, P&G 513-622-3205 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 31, 2010 – CINCINNATI, The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is voluntarily recalling a small number of bags from a specific lot of one of its dry cat food products due to potential salmonella exposure. No illnesses have been reported, and no other Iams pet food products are involved. Only one code date is affected by this announcement: Product Name... Read more →