Feb
16
2018
The Gravy Train stops here. So do the Kibbles ’n Bits, Ol’ Roy, and Skippy. Big Heart Pet Brands announced on Thursday that it’s recalling 27 shipments of wet canned dog food marketed under those names following news reports that trace amounts of pentobarbital were found in some cans of Gravy Train. ...more
Feb
15
2018
This week: a loophole keeps a dog out the Kansas governor’s race, a lion poacher gets poached by lions, and contaminated dog food sparks salmonella fears ...more
Feb
2
2018
If you’d rather just hang out at home with your pets after a long day at the hospital, you’re not alone. According to a new study, more than half of American dog owners admit they turn down social invites to stay home with their pets. ...more
Jan
24
2018
Low-income Americans are having a hard enough time feeding themselves. Feeding their pets is an even bigger challenge. Some 42 million Americans received benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) last year. ...more
Jan
4
2018
This week: a Staffordshire terrier peers reviews papers, Colorado pays the tab for large animal vet students, and who gets the dog in a divorce? ...more
Dec
28
2017
This week: checking for microchips becomes law in New York, why more dogs aren't sniffing out cancer, and nipping compassion fatigue in the bud ...more
Dec
27
2017
“Veterinarians who want to report suspected animal abuse often encounter a bureaucratic runaround,” says Phil Arkow. Arkow hopes that the recent launch of a free online National Directory of Abuse Investigation Agencies will help. Arkow is Coordinator of the National Link Coalition, a multidisciplinary, collaborative initiative formed in 2008 to raise awareness of the connection between animal abuse, child abuse, and domestic violence. It’s based on the idea that violence begets violence, and that when animal cruelty or neglect exists in a home, chances are that children, domestic partners, or elderly family members are being hurt, too. ...more
Dec
14
2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting a shortage of three pain relief drugs: fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone. The shortage is due to upgrades being made at a pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Kansas, and is unrelated to any federal policies on opioids or manufacturing quotas, according to FDA officials. ...more
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