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How to Manage Your Pet’s Diet During a Pet Food Recall

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Pet foods can be recalled for a variety of reasons, including: contamination with something toxic, bacterial contamination, inadequate amounts of vitamins, or the presence of inedible contaminants. Since I have practiced veterinary medicine through multiple pet food recalls, I have learned a few things about feeding pets despite recalls and what pet owners can do

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Pet Food Related Aflatoxicosis: What You Need to Know

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There is an ongoing pet food recall for aflatoxin contamination. The Canine Review (TCR) has interviewed a number of dog owners whose dogs tragically died from eating the recalled food. The pet owner descriptions of the dogs’ deaths are graphic and deserve some medical explanation to help readers understand the disease. So, today’s blogpost will

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Thiamine Deficiency in Cats: Q & A for Cat Families

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Last week the Food and Drug Administration reported a voluntary cat food recall. The recall was voluntary because routine testing performed by the food manufacturer identified an inadequate amount of thiamine in the cat food. No sick cats had been reported following consumption of the food, but thiamine deficiency in cats can be a serious

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Salmonella in Pets and Humans

On April 6, 2012, the United States Food and Drug Administration announced a voluntary recall of Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal and Rice dry dog food. Since the initial recall, several other brands of food manufactured in a South Carolina plant have been voluntarily recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. Voluntary recalls of pet food are not

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Salmonella Poisoning in Pets

Salmonella is a bacteria we associate with food poisoning from consumption of undercooked chicken or poorly refrigerated picnic food. It is also a zoonotic disease, meaning it is a disease that affects both animals and humans. You may have heard something about Salmonella in the news recently. Late in May, Salmonella caused the nationwide recall

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