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July 31, 2019

Put down those pig ears—again!

How many times do we have to say it? Possibly every time the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) update their investigation into an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella across multiple states.

July 10, 2019

FDA, CDC agree: Put down those pig ears

And if you’ve been gnawing on them (they’re a human delicacy in some countries), you might want to spit ‘em out. The FDA and the CDC are investigating an outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella across 13 states—an outbreak linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

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

September 25, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 9/20 to 9/26

This week: A woman quits her job to find her dog, and veterinary students want to know where their money’s going. Also: should human surgeons operate on homeless dogs?

October 10, 2019

DEA issues new marching orders in the war against opioid addiction

On October 1, 2019, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released its 2020 fiscal year work plan to its diversion investigators. This likely means increased DEA audits and inspections throughout the veterinary community in the coming year.

November 13, 2019

FDA, CDC agree: Go ahead and pick up those pig ears!

If you’ve had a craving for pig ears (you may be a fan of nose-to-tail eating), you’ll be delighted to know that pig ear treats recently received the all-clear from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

December 04, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 11/ 28 to 12/5

This week: A proposed law would require veterinarians in Florida to report suspected animal abuse, beleaguered dog-walking app Wag under fire again, and the sad passing of a popular pet influencer.

December 11, 2019

Weekly News Roundup 12/ 6 to 12/12

This week: A congressman’s pet rabbit flies at taxpayer expense, Smucker recalls some cat food, and a big, red dog gets a reboot.

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