Archive for the Poisons & Toxins Category

Canned Dog Food Recall

A recall has been issued for several brands of canned dog food, after pentobarbital (a drug used to euthanize animals) was found in cans of dog food brands produced by the J.M. Smucker Company, including: Gravy Train dog food. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death. For now, the good news is that only low levels of the drug pentobarbital were detected in cans of Gravy Train dog food produced by the J.M. Smucker Company, according to […]

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March is National Poison Prevention Week

Protect Your Pets from Poisons & Toxins! – National Poison Prevention Week is a great time to review what you can do to  prevent accidental poisonings of cats, dogs & other pets. Familiarizing yourself with the common foods and household products that are toxic to pets is a good place to start. Then doing a little “spring cleaning” to remove or safely store poisons, dangerous foods and other hazards is a great idea. Cat & Dog Poisons Outside Antifreeze – Ethylene glycol has […]

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Important Easter Safety Information

Veterinarians’ Easter Safety Tips for Pets – Springtime has finally arrived – and Easter is just around the corner. But certain hazards are present this time of year that can be dangerous – and even fatal – to your beloved cat or dog. As you get ready to celebrate with family & friends, our veterinarians remind you to keep the following precautions in mind, to ensure that your furry family members stay safe and healthy. Avoid Easter Lilies & Other […]

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List of Recalled Pet Foods

FDA Pet Food Recall List – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issues pet food recalls when a product is known or suspected to be toxic, poisonous or dangerous to pets or livestock. There are three types of pet food recalls. Recalls may be: Conducted on the pet food company’s own initiative, or By FDA “request”, or By an FDA “order” that is mandatory under statutory authority. When an FDA pet food recall “order” is issued, action must be taken by […]

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