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Dog Goods USA LLC Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Berkley Jensen Pig Ears Pet Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Company: Dog Goods USA LLC Brand Name:BerkleyJensen Recall Date: 09/03/2019 Product:BerkleyJensen Pig Ears Treats, 30-packs, sold at BJ's Wholesale Club stores. Reason for Recall: Dog Goods is voluntarily...

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Dog Goods USA LLC To Conduct a Voluntary Recall of Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Company: Dog Goods USA LLC Brand Name: Chef Toby Recall Date: 8/16/2019 Product: Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats Product lot codes: 428590, 278989, 087148, 224208, 1168723, 428590, 222999, 074599, 1124053, 226884, 578867,...

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Brutus & Barnaby Voluntarily Recalls All Size Bags of "Pig Ears Natural Treats for Dogs" Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Company:Brutus & Barnaby LLC Brand Name:Brutus & Barnaby Recall Date:8/27/2019 Bags of Brutus & Barnaby Pig Ears were distributed throughout all states via Amazon.com, Chewy.com, Brutusandbarnaby.com and the brick and...

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Cat Litter

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This is something you might think to stock up on, but you’ll need to do it well before the immediate threat of a storm. Remember that as soon as a hurricane is on the horizon, all cat owners will be buying cat litter, and supplies can...

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11 Holiday Food Scraps That Are Dangerous for Your Cat

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When gathering with loved ones to celebrate the holidays, for many of us, it seems natural to want to include our pets in our holiday traditions as well. While it’s important for our pets to be part of the family, this shouldn’t...

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6 Holiday Food Scraps That Are Dangerous for Dogs

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As the holidays roll around and our plates overflow with home-cooked goodness, remember that many holiday foods are bad for dogs and can even be toxic. From savory mashed potatoes and gravy to sweets and treats, learn which foods to avoid...

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How to Protect Your Pet From Toxic Blue-Green Algae

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 27, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM It’s a terrifying headline that keeps popping up lately: Harmful algal bloom kills beloved pet. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

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Cancer in Cats: Symptoms, Types and Treatment

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 26, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Early veterinary intervention with cancer cases is critical. Although catching it early doesn’t always lead to a good prognosis, early diagnosis helps you and your...

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Cancer in Cats: Symptoms, Types and Treatment

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 26, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM Early veterinary intervention with cancer cases is critical. Although catching it early doesn’t always lead to a good prognosis, early diagnosis helps you and your...

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What Should I Do If My Dog Ate Weed?

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 26, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM “My dog ate weed—now what?” You’re not alone in asking this question. According to a veterinary study in Colorado, incidences of marijuana...

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Early Intervention Makes a Difference

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Learning to spot the signs of dog diabetes and communicating with your veterinarian can help you intervene early on. Diabetes in dogs is usually a manageable disease, says Dr. Romine, “and most diabetic dogs can do very well once...

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What Do I Do If My Dog Ate a Chicken Bone?

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You only left the kitchen for a minute, but when you return, it’s already too late. The roasted chicken you just pulled out of the oven is gone. The only potential culprit is sitting on the floor, panting, wagging his tail and looking...

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FDA Warns Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes

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Company: Texas Tripe Inc. Brand Name: Texas Tripe FDA Issue Date: 8/15/2019 Reason for Warning The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet...

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10 Signs of Cancer in Dogs

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Cancer is a topic that no pet parent wants to think about. But the fact is that one in three dogs will eventually develop some form of cancer during their lifetime. If caught early, roughly half of all canine cancers are treatable. That’s...

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Can You Treat Dog Anxiety With OTC Supplements and Calming Products?

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Reviewed for accuracy on August 8, 2019, by Dr. Jennifer Coates, DVM If your dog is suffering from mild to moderate anxiety, it may be worth discussing over-the-counter (OTC) options with your veterinarian. Some natural remedies...

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How Do You Know When to Put a Pet Down?

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I had the best dog. She saw me through veterinary school, marriage and the birth of my first child. We grew up together. But by the time she was 14 years old, Veena was suffering from painful arthritis in her hips and back along with...

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Is Putting Your Dog or Cat Down at Home an Option?

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Now, more than ever, pet parents think of their dogs and cats as members of the family. So it comes as no surprise that they are giving a lot of thought and attention to the handling of their pet’s end-of-life care. If your pet’s...

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Lennox Intl Recalls Natural Pig Ears Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

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Company:Lennox Intl Brand Name:Lennox Recall Date:7/30/2019 All UPC codes are located on the front label of the package.The recalled products affected were shipped to nationwide distributors and/or retail stores from November 1,...

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How to Help a Dog With Separation Anxiety

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It’s a heartbreaking scene; after a short time away from your house, you return to a dog that’s wet from drool, trembling and wide-eyed with fear. There’s a mess by the door, and the TV remote and couch cushions are chewed...

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Why Is My Dog Scared of Everything?

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Reviewed for accuracy on July 25, 2019, by Dr. Katie Grzyb, DVM If your dog is scared of literally EVERYTHING, then you understand that life with a fearful dog can be limiting. Instead of greeting the world with a confident walk...

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How to Stop a Dog’s Nail From Bleeding

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The quick within a dog’s nail is a “vascular structure,” meaning it has nerves and lots of blood vessels within it. So when it sustains an injury, it is painful for the dog—and there tends to be a lot of bleeding. Cutting...

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How to Tell If Your Cat Is Over-Grooming

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It’s normal for cats to groom on a regular basis. After all, this important behavior helps your kitty maintain a tidy coat and proper hygiene. Cats typically spend up to 50 percent of their waking hours grooming, but too much...

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What Are the Options for Heartworm Prevention for Dogs?

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Giving a dog heartworm medication is easier, safer, cheaper and more compassionate than treating a dog after they have developed heartworm disease. All FDA-approved heartworm preventatives require a prescription, so you will need to visit...

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How to Choose the Best All-in-One Heartworm and Flea Pill for Dogs

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Flea and heartworm prevention are two important components of ensuring your dog’s lifelong health. Fleas can cause skin allergies, transmit tapeworm infection and infest the home environment, while heartworms can cause serious damage...

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Is Grain-Free Dog Food Causing Heart Disease?

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In recent years, veterinarians have been noticing an upsurge in cases of enlarged heart in dogs. Also called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), it’s a serious and often fatal heart condition. The FDA’s Investigation of Grain-Free...

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