Dog Treat Recall! (Chef Toby Pig Ears)

The FDA has announced a voluntary recall on the part of Dog Goods USA LLC, a dog treat distribution center in Pennsylvania. The specific treats are “non-irradiated bulk and packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears” and are being recalled based on a positive sample test for Salmonella at the manufacturing plant in Brazil.  Salmonella will have varying effects on pets. Some will […]

Is Your Senior Pet One of the 14%?

It’s reported that some 39% of the pets owned in the U.S. are older than 7, which is generally the age at which most dogs and cats are considered seniors.  Sadly, only about 14% of senior animals undergo a regular health screening. The joys of having an older pet are many—but keeping your canine or […]

National Responsible Pet Ownership Day

HEAD: September XX (third Saturday of September) is National Responsible Pet Ownership Day Adopting a pet is an amazing, life-changing experience for both you and your animal of choice. Pets give us love, companionship, care, cuddles and much, much more. We’ve all heard the saying “with great power comes great responsibility”—whoever came up with that […]

Deer & Elk Mating Season Pet Safety

HEAD: Beware Bucks and Bulls During deer and elk mating season, bulls and bucks can get aggressive and pose a serious danger to dogs they encounter, especially those who are assertive or curious. It’s never a good idea to let your dog approach wildlife, but especially during rutting season in the fall. Some tips for […]

Fall Safety Tips

HEAD: Fall for These Pet Safety Tips Rodent Poisons & Antifreeze Rat and mouse poison use increases in autumn as rodents seek shelter from colder temps. Fall is also the time when many people change their vehicle’s coolant/antifreeze. Rodenticides and antifreeze can both be fatal to pets if ingested. Candy & Holiday Foods Holiday foods […]

Fall Safety Tips (Non-Holiday)

HEAD: Don’t Let Your Pet Fall into Trouble Summer is starting to wind down and as you get ready for fall and back-to-school time, it’s a good idea to be aware of some of the seasonal dangers your pet might encounter. Rodent Poisons Rat and mouse poison use increases in fall as rodents seek shelter […]

Animal Pain Awareness Month

HEAD: September is Animal Pain Awareness Month Your dog, cat, bird or other pet may be a different species, but we all process and feel pain in much the same way. That’s why the International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management has selected September as Animal Pain Awareness Month. In cooperation with veterinary professionals around the […]