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May 31, 2019

FDA: Company voluntarily recalls injectable versions of popular NSAIDs

A pharmaceutical company in the UK is voluntarily recalling 34 lots of veterinary injectable drug products due to sterility concerns, according to the FDA. Norbrook Laboratories in Newry, Northern Ireland, issued the recall May 24, that if the sterility of these drugs has been compromised, using them could introduce infectious agents to the animals.

March 12, 2018

Nearly a dozen brands of dog food recalled due to potentially toxic levels of vitamin D

On Monday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted pet owners and veterinary professionals that at least 11 different brands of dog food are recalling their products and that people need to check before feeding any dry food to their dogs. “Testing found that samples of the dog food contained excessive, potentially toxic amounts of vitamin D,” the FDA said

April 25, 2019

Former-DEA agent: Veterinary hospitals are “low-hanging fruit”

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has too much time on its hands. At least, that’s how it might seem to some veterinary professionals as the DEA shifts some of its focus from high-profile efforts to battle the opioid crisis to scrutinizing compliance at veterinary hospitals.

October 11, 2018

Weekly News Roundup 10/5–10/11

This week: Veterinarians treat bees, a dog who lost her limbs helps human amputees, and rat-catching cats are a contradiction in terms.

January 24, 2018

Food stamps for pets?

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.

January 31, 2019

Hill’s voluntarily recalls select canned dog food due to vitamin D concerns

Pet health and safety are Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s first concern. That’s why Hill’s contacted AAHA and asked us to help spread word of their voluntary recall. Hill’s is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues.

January 11, 2019

Study: Rise in veterinary opioid prescriptions could contribute to human opioid epidemic

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the School of Veterinary Medicine reviewed all opioids dispensed at the veterinary school for from January 2007 through December 2017. The findings show that prescriptions rose 41% annually, while the number of patient visits rose only 13%.The researchers found the ratio worrisome.

December 10, 2018

FDA approves drug for dogs with noise aversion (but not in time for New Year’s Eve)

The US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine recently approved Pexion (imepitoin tablets) to treat noise aversion in dogs. It’s a common condition—one study found that 40% of dogs may suffer from some degree of noise aversion—and one with possibly serious health implications, indicates a study that shows that noise aversion in dogs could be a sign of serous pain.

December 05, 2018

Article: Grain-free diets are “market-driven fads” with no proven link to dilated cardiomyopathy in dogs

Who knew eating peas could be trendy? Last July, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it was investigating a potential link between heart disease in dogs and the consumption of grain-free pet food.That announcement set off a firestorm of confusion and (often) misinformed debate among those who advocate for unconventional diets such as grain free, raw, home prepared, vegetarian, and boutique commercial pet foods.

November 19, 2018

The VA and the FDA come down on opposite sides of the animal testing divide

In the dog-eat-dog world of Washington politics, it sometimes seems as though the right paw doesn’t know what the left paw is doing.The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last Friday that it’s launching a new study to help establish a non-animal-based model for scientific research—a model that could one day eliminate the use of live animals in potentially lethal research experiments.

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