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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 6, 2011 – – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. This product has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved.
Dog lovers everywhere look forward to Halloween, because both they and their dogs have an opportunity to dress up! Before you take your dog out to participate in a parade or to go trick or treating with the family however, you may want to consider these tips to ensure a good time for everyone.
When Katie Condon accompanied her brother to the Washington Animal Rescue League three years ago, she wasn’t looking for a dog. Her 13-year-old corgi had passed away just a few months before and she wasn’t sure she was ready for another canine companion. But then she saw
by Eryka Kahunanui
When you’ve got the threat of a biting dog, you aren’t at the beginning of a problem; you are smack dab in the middle of it. Fellow dog trainers can confirm: there is no uttered phrase more likely to send shivers down our collective spine than “my dog bit out of nowhere.”
Dog bites do not happen “out of nowhere”.
Some things to consider….
Cats can be very finicky when it comes to their food, and what tastes good to one cat may not be so appealing to another. One overriding factor however is deciding on the food that is best for your cat’s age and activity level, and additionally, whether or not you should feed your cat wet or dry food. Here are some considerations to help you decide what’s best and most appropriate for your cat’s needs…
Don’t Forget Me!
When your dog’s dependency becomes an anxiety
by Eryka Kahunanui
Does this sound familiar: you come home to find your dog just destroyed all your clothes that were lying around and eliminated in several rooms of the house? The neighbors report that he’s been barking since the moment you left. When you walk in the door, your dog is overjoyed to see you and spends the next ten minutes showing just how happy your return has made him. While the first two examples are more likely symptoms of boredom and the need for proper housebreaking, the second examples of barking and an overjoyed and lengthy greeting can indicate separation anxiety in your pup.
With today’s magnitude 5.9 earthquake centered in Mineral, Virginia less than a two-hour drive from metro DC there was a great deal of shaking of structures and nerves alike. And, many people are rightfully concerned. Some dogs and cats seem to experience fright and nervousness as we humans, but do they, “know more than we do”?
Allergies to pets is a topic of frequent conversation whenever someone initially brings up the subject of pets. And, it certainly is a vexing problem for people who love pets, but suffer from these types of allergies. Approximately 15 to 20 percent of people are allergic to animals and the allergies stem from our bodies reaction to certain proteins in pet dander, saliva, or urine.
Pets will chew on many household things – that we know all too well. It’s often out of either play or instinct and most of the time it is just a nuisance. Chewing can however become a serious problem if you’ve unwittingly brought a plant into your household that is poisonous to your pet.
It seems that in the past few years food recalls of one sort or another on a number of foods have been issued. The same holds true for pet foods.
Salmonella contamination is one of the main culprits. It is well known that this bacteria can cause problems not only for humans, but pets as well. Pets who have been infected may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated your pet may experience lethargy, diarrhea and vomiting. Humans may also exhibit some of the same symptoms, as well as more serious ailments if they come in contact with food infected with Salmonella.