Finally! New PetArmor ™kills fleas/ticks but not the wallet!

Finally! New PetArmor ™kills fleas/ticks but not the wallet!
GOOD NEWS: PetArmor ™ has arrived! The active ingredient in PetArmor™is fipronil (the same as in Frontline®). PetArmor works the same way, providing full-body protection to help keep your pets flea and tick free. PetArmor is just as safe and
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PetArmor® Provides Ultimate Protection To Police Dogs Across The Nation With
PetArmor's® initial donation benefits dogs at police departments, which have requested assistance in vesting their police dogs. "As a leader in pet protection, PetArmor® is excited to partner with Vested Interest in K-9s and protect the dogs that put
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Perrigo Animal Health Encourages Americans to Honor K-9 Officers During
For the second year in a row, Perrigo Animal Health, the manufacturer of PetArmor® brand products, is encouraging Americans to show their appreciation for these K-9 heroes and has declared the week of April 20, 2015, as "National Thank a Police Dog …
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Himalayan Corporation Recalls Specific Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys

The following recall information can also be found here.

Himalayan Corporation has issued a voluntary recall of specific Ruff Roots All-Natural Dog Chew Toys due to potential metal contamination. While this recall affects all lots of the Ruff Roots Dog Chew Toys sold by PetSmart, no other Himalayan Corporation products are impacted by this issue.

 

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Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 4″ Sprout Dog Chew Toy

85301200439

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Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 5″ Stump Dog Chew Toy

85301200440

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Himalayan Ruff Roots All Natural 7″ Stalk Dog Chew Toy

85301200441

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If you are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact a veterinarian immediately.

Please stop using any affected product immediately and bring it to your closest PetSmart store for a full refund. If you have any questions about this voluntary recall, please call the Himalayan Corporation at 425-322-4295 or email info@himalayandogchew.com.


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Update

We got the results last week – it was a grade 1 tumour that hadn’t spread to her lymph node.  So it was the best we could have hoped for. We did not get clean margins (as expected) and it has a 12% chance of returning.  If that happens, we’ll have to decide what to do then.  Our options would be to do radiation, remove the tumour again or take the whole leg.  We aren’t going to worry about it unless it happens.

We went back this week for a bandage change and a recheck on the skin graft.  It’s looking good.  She thinks it is still all alive.  :)

For the most part Lacey is doing well.  She isn’t going too stir crazy, she doesn’t pout in the cone and when I take it off, she doesn’t lick at her bandages much. The stitches on her flank look fantastic and the ones from her lymph node are also doing OK.  She’ll be in a cone for about another 1.5 weeks and then we’ll get the stitches removed and she’ll be able to go back to life as usual.

That’s pretty much it. Life is feeling rather dull at the moment!
Crazy Coulee and Little Lacey

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Latest Fipronil News

FidoPharm launches fipronil-permethrin combination product
FidoPharm, a subsidiary of Velcera, has released PetArmorPro Advanced, a topical parasite control product for dogs containing fipronil and permethrin. The parasiticide, designed to kill adult fleas and ticks and to repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes
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France to propose CLH for fipronil
France was expected to submit a harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposal for the biocidal active substance, fipronil, last week, according to ECHA's registry of intentions. It wants an aquatic acute M-factor of 1,000 and an aquatic
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MADDIE’S FUND JOINS HALO PET FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT CANINE BEHAVIOR RESEARCH

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The Halo Pet Foundation is thrilled that Maddie’s Fund has awarded a research grant to the Center for Canine Behavior Studies (CCBS). Halo loves that CCBS is dedicated to understanding the behavior of dogs to deepen the bond between dogs and people, so that more dogs stay with their families.

Halo can’t wait to see the results of CCBS’s inaugural study which hopes to survey more than 10,000 dog owners. In the meantime, we work to better understand dog behavior ourselves by reading the latest posts from the Chief Scientific Officer for CCBS, Dr. Nicholas Dodman, on the Halo blog.

This isn’t the first time that the Halo Pet Foundation and Maddie’s Fund have worked together to help pets. In 2013 both organizations worked with the Humane Society of the United States and the Ad Council to launch the online video series “Meet My Shelter Pet.” In the series, celebrities spoke about their own shelter pets to encourage others to adopt a pet in need. You can watch the videos over at The Shelter Pet Project’s website.

Click here to read the Press Release from CCBS.

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2015 Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Western Regionals

Those incredible dogs are at it again! Tune into Livestream on Saturday, May 30th from 2 – 9 pm to catch all the action in weave poles, small and large dog agility, diving dog, Jack Russell Hurdle Racing, Fetch It, and Freestyle flying disc. Get a preview of the events on the Purina Pro Plan […]


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Latest Mites News

Dairy Queen gets first win of Tiny Mites season
MOULTRIE — Riley Grace Merritt and Bella Burnham each had three hits and scored two runs to lead Dairy Queen to an 8-3 Tiny Mites victory over Wonderland on Monday at the Jim Buck Goff Recreation Complex. It was Dairy Queen's first win of the season.
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First 21 days of a honeybee's life in 60 seconds captured in video
Photographer Anand Varma raised bees in his garden in Berkeley California to capture the first 21 days of their lives and highlight the problem of blood-sucking mites depleting hive populations as well as what's being done to solve it. Here, a varroa
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OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation

Below is the official FDA report on the latest pet food recall.  You can also find it here.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — May 15, 2015 — Ranch Santa Margarita, CA — OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 2055 lbs. of Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  An organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.  Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This voluntary recall is limited to Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties and 5 lb. Bulk Bags with the lot number 1511 and use by date of 10/8/15.  These products were distributed in Minnesota, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Colorado and sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers.

This recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Nebraska Department of Food and Agriculture which revealed a presumptive positive to Salmonella.

OC Raw Dog has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

We will be making several changes to our methods of production in order to further protect the product we so firmly believe in.

If you are in possession of this recalled product please submit a picture of the package with the lot number to Olivia@ocrawdog.com for verification of product in the marketplace.  Please return the product to the retailer where you purchased for a full refund or replacement product.

Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS (3647) Monday thru Friday 9am – 5pm PST.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.


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DR. DONNA SPECTOR: COCOA MULCH TOXICITY

dog-cocoa-bean-mulch-545x250As spring and summer approach, many people begin tending to their lawns and gardens. Many will consider using cocoa bean mulch as a natural, chemical-free fertilizer.

This mulch is made from the shells of spent cocoa beans used in chocolate production. It degrades into an organic fertilizer which naturally deters slugs, snails and other pests, while giving gardens a very attractive rich color and appealing chocolate smell.

Unfortunately these same characteristics may make it appealing to dogs, who can be easily poisoned from its toxic effects. Cocoa bean shells and mulch contain the stimulants theobromine and caffeine; methylxanthines which are both toxic to dogs.

Dogs are highly sensitive to methylxanthines and low doses can cause gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Higher doses can cause rapid heart rate, muscle tremors, seizures and even death.

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