FDA data shows toxins in Waggin Train Chicken Jerky Tenders
By JoNel Aleccia, NBC News
Newly posted results of more than five years of testing chicken jerky pet treats made in China appear to confirm assertions from government officials that they don’t know what’s making America’s dogs sick, even as complaints about the products have nearly doubled.
Milk Bone Dog Biscuits Recall
Oct 1st, 2011
Delmonte Pet has a recall on Milk Bone Dog Biscuit 10lb. Code #90967 Milk Bone Dog Biscuits 10 lb (UPC 24000-92502) with lot code 12071k Only!
Tattoos Commemorate Lost Pets
Petside.com by Charlotte Reed
In past years, tattoos were seen on the arms of military men, hardcore bikers and regretful young men who were dared by their friends during an evening of binge drinking. Now considered hip, body art adorns the arms, legs, heads and torsos of our favorite actors, musicians and sports figures with inspirational words and characters, tribal representations, religious symbols, floral designs, fantasy figures, geometric patterns, portraits of family, friends and others, including animals.
Tips for Earth-Friendly Pet Care
Tucson Sentinel Aug 25, 2011
Pets. People really love pets. Keeping an animal around means more love from our furry (or scaly!) friends but also, most likely, more messes. Making sure you have the right supplies on hand helps keep Fido or Fluffy safe from toxic chemicals and helps protect the earth.
A New Way to Detect Lung Cancer? Dogs Can Sniff It Out
TIME Aug 18, 2011
They're man's best friend, but dogs, it turns out, may also be a doctor's newest secret weapon for detecting cancer.
German researchers report in the European Respiratory Journal that dogs can be trained to detect lung cancer by sniffing human breath. The scientists worked with an admittedly small number of canines — just four, including two German shepherds, a Lab and an Australian shepherd — but the dogs had good success. They were able to suss out cancer in 71 out of 100 breath samples from lung cancer patients, and were able to correctly identify 93% of cancer-free samples, giving them an impressively low rate of false positives.
Merrick Pet Care Recalls Doggie Wishbone
FDA Aug 8th, 2011
Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat (ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
2011 Top Airlines For Pet Travel
San Francisco Chronicle - Aug 3rd, 2011
San Francisco, CA - Petfinder.com has released its annual airline review of U.S. and Canadian airlines, highlighting the best options for traveling in-cabin with animal companions.
Nestlé Purina Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk
FDA - July 29, 2011
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010.
California Bans the Roadside Sale of Animals
ASPCA - July 27th, 2011
SACRAMENTO, CA - Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will not only prohibit the roadside sale of animals, but increase the penalties for animal neglect.
American Cancer Society's Bark For Life
Precious Paw Prints Boutique - July 24th, 2011
ORANGE COUNTY, CA - American Cancer Society's Bark for Life is a canine event to fight cancer. The American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer.
Drug May Revolutionize Control of Dog Overpopulation
USA Today - July 22nd, 2011
FLAGSTAFF, AZ - A scientist may have discovered a nonsurgical way to sterilize dogs -- an advance that would revolutionize animal-shelter medicine and address many states' canine-overpopulation problem in the process, according to one veterinary expert.
New Ordinance Changes Definition of 'Dangerous' Dog
KTLA News - Jul 19th, 2011
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Animal control officers will now have the power to seize and destroy a dog simply for chasing someone, under an ordinance agreed upon Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors.
Police Dog "Mueller" makes his first bust
LAWeekly - Jul 13th, 2011
FULLERTON, CA -- Mueller, a German shepherd donated to the department in December, alerted to the trunk area and, alas, white gold, cops claim. It was Mueller's first big bust, they say.
Are Skunks the new HOT pet?
The Week - Jul 1st, 2011
TAMPA BAY, FL - Take away the stink, and a skunk might just take the dog's place at the foot of your bed! They're clearly not the most mainstream pet, but one Florida couple is trying to change all that. RECALL
Nestle Purina - June 27th, 2011
ST. LOUIS, MO - Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon.