Recall: Huge Recall of Iams & Eukanuba For Cats & Dogs

   Procter & Gamble has issued a massive recall in the U.S. of both Iams & Eukanuba foods for cats and for dogs due to salmonella contamination. ________________________________________________________________ Salmonella can cause severe illness in cats & dogs and cross-contamination to humans is possible resulting in serious illness. Here is good information on the symptoms & treatment… Continue Reading

Heartland Virus, A New Tick-Born Disease


(image via Tm at Wikimedia) I freakin’ hate parasites.  They completely skeeve me out and now I have even more reason to detest them.  Scientists have found a virus, previously unknown, found in the nymph form of Lone Star Ticks called the Heartland Virus.  (Heartland Virus study report in New England Journal of Medicine.) The virus causes… Continue Reading

Update–Dog & Cat Food Recall: Apex, 4Health, Canidae, Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul, Country Value, Diamond, Diamond Naturals, Kirkland, Natural Balance, Premium Edge, Professional, Solid Gold, Taste of the Wild, & Wellness

UPDATE (5/21/12): Another variety of Diamond Naturals has been added to the recall—Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula.  Anyone want to guess when this information was released?  Why yes, it was on FRIDAY the 18th.  Another Dump & Run.  Color me oh-so-surprised.  Creeps.  * See below for update.   UPDATE (5/8/12): More brands have been… Continue Reading

Recall: Advanced Cetyl M For Dogs

Response Products is recalling Advanced Cetyl M Joint Action Formula for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recall includes lot #1210903 & #0128010, which includes 120-count bottles shipped between Jan. 8 and April 2 and 360-count bottles shipped from Feb. 11 to April 2 of this year. Salmonella can cause serious illness in cats… Continue Reading

H1N1 Confirmed In Cat

A cat in Iowa has caught H1N1 (swine flue), apparently from his people.  He was treated by a vet and, happily, is recovering.  He isn’t the first pet to get the H1N1 virus.  Two ferrets also contracted the virus.  Only one survived. Don’t freak out!  This is the only confirmed case where a cat has… Continue Reading