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May 2014

Pet Center, Inc. Voluntary Recall of 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s Because of Possible Health Risk Contact: Consumer: 800-390-0575 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 27, 2014 - Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, CA. is voluntarily recalling its 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have... Read more →

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers for People—Are They Safe for Pets?

See the FDA Website for the complete article "Get The Facts About Pain Relievers For Pets" Dogs are Not Small People. Tinker Bell’s owner isn’t alone. When owners see their dog or cat limping or showing other signs of pain, they often think about giving their pet an over-the-counter pain reliever for people. But even if data show an NSAID is safe and effective in people, the drug may not be safe and effective in dogs because the drug may: Last longer; Have a higher absorption rate in the stomach... Read more →

Article From Pet jerky treats, mostly imported from China, are now linked to three human illnesses in addition to the more than 1,000 dog deaths and 4,800 dog illnesses reported, according to reports. test Unfortunately, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it still can't identify a specific cause for the illnesses and deaths, in spite of seven years of testing and investigation. “The agency continues to caution pet owners that jerky treats are not required for a balanced diet and encourage them to consult with their veterinarians,... Read more →

It really is all about the money but finally the large pet food chain, PetCo will stop selling treats from China. It's only taken over 1,000 pet deaths but it's a start. They state by the end of the year so we'll watch and see. PetsMart hasn't responded and probably is figuring this will all die down in a month so they can continue selling their Chinese dog treats. Of course you know Walmart - aka ChinaMart will not stop selling them but you get what you pay for and... Read more →

From The FDA FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 14, 2014 - Manchester, CT – Bravo is recalling select lots and product(s) of Bravo Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among... Read more →