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Pet Danger – Hand Sanitizer/Disinfectant Recall

Although this is not directly related to our pets it is possible that they could be exposed to it and be hurt. ITECH 361 is voluntarily recalling 18,940 bottles of All Clean Hand Sanitizer, Moisturizer and Disinfectant sold in one liter bottles to the consumer level. The products are being recalled due to the potential presence …

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Pet Danger – Cat Food Recall

The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Natural Balance® Ultra Premium Chicken & Liver Paté Formula canned catfood due to health concerns likely associated with elevated levels of choline chloride. Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with excessive salivation, constricted pupils and poor vision, diarrhea or vomiting to …

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Pet Danger – Why You Should Never Declaw Your Cat

Many cat owners mistakenly believe that declawing is the best way to prevent unwanted scratching. They may think that declawing is equivalent to having your fingernails trimmed. In fact, declawing means amputating the last bone of each toe. If performed on a person it would be like cutting off each finger at the last knuckle. …

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Pet Danger – Carnivora Dog and Cat Food Recall

The recall includes 6 varieties of Carnivora brand raw pet food. Health Canada reported a possible contamination  with E. coli O157. E. coli O157 is a particularly dangerous strain of bacteria that can cause serious and life-threatening illness in humans after handling the affected food. Common symptoms observed after infection include nausea, vomiting, headache, mild fever, severe stomach cramps, and watery or …

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Too Hot to Handle – Pet Heat Exhaustion

What is heat exhaustion? Over exposure during hot summer days can de-hydrate pets and cause hyperthermia when your pet’s temperature rises above a healthy range making them unable to regulate their own body heat. The result of prolonged hyperthermia can result in heat exhaustion, lost consciousness and organ failure. Dogs are more sensitive to heat …

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Skunks are Out and About – Be Prepared

As the weather gets warner sunrise and sunset brings out, particularly in more rural areas, these potentially “highly fragrant” critters called skunks. They can spray you, and also your unaware furry child(ren).   Speaking from personal experience, the stink can and does linger and be brought inside you house by our “best friends” as well. Skunks …

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