Outbreak of canine parvovirus : Los Angeles County

Outbreak of canine parvovirus : Los Angeles County
According to the county Department of Animal Care and Control, 162 cases of parvovirus have been reported in Los Angeles County this year [2014], with 70 of them coming from Lancaster and Palmdale alone. Half of these cases were in the April, puppies were mostly affected.

Although the disease is most commonly seen in young puppies, parvovirus can affect unvaccinated dogs of any age. All county
residents are urged to keep puppies and dogs safe by not letting them outside of your fenced yard until they have received their
vaccinations and are protected from the virus. “In springtime, you get a lot of newborns during that time and there’s an increase in susceptible hosts,” Maria Sabio-Solacito, the head veterinarian for animal care and control tells LA Times. Continue reading Outbreak of canine parvovirus : Los Angeles County

Chinese pet products discontinued at Petco, Petsmart, Zuke’s

Petco and PetSmart  will discontinue sales of pet products made in China by the end of 2014, Zuke’s Performance Pet Nutrition has issued a statement reassuring customers that its products are “Made in the USA,” with one new product line made in . . . → Read More: Chinese pet products discontinued at Petco, Petsmart, Zuke’s

FDA Approves First Oral Drug for Fleas and Ticks in Dogs with Three Month Duration

Approval marks second animal drug approval under collaborative initiative with Canada

June 3, 2014

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announced today the approval of BRAVECTO (fluralaner) Chewable Tablets for Dogs, the first oral flea and tick medication that lasts up to 12 weeks. The drug treats and prevents fleas for 12 weeks; . . . → Read More: FDA Approves First Oral Drug for Fleas and Ticks in Dogs with Three Month Duration

Lamb Crunchys Dog Treats Recalled

Los Angeles treat manufacturer Pet Center Inc. has voluntarily recalled a limited number of 3-ounce bags of Lamb Crunchys because of potential salmonella contamination.

The dog treats were distributed in California, Colorado, Washington state and Wisconsin through the Gelson’s Market chain and three wholesalers: General Pet Supply, Nor-Sky Pet Supply Distributors and Independent Pet Supply.

The Colorado Department . . . → Read More: Lamb Crunchys Dog Treats Recalled

Science Diet Recall

Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. Voluntarily Recalls 62 Bags of “Science
Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™” Dry Dog Food in California,
Hawaii and Nevada Because of Potential Health Risk

Contact
Consumer:
1-800-445-5777
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 2, 2014 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Inc. of Topeka, KS is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Continue reading Science Diet Recall

Top 10 reasons for Vet visits

from VPI (Veterinary Pet Insurance)

Top Dog Conditions

1. Skin Allergies

2. Ear Infection

3. Non-cancerous Skin Mass

4. Skin Infection

5. Arthritis

6. Upset Stomach/Vomiting

7. Intestinal Upset/Diarrhea

8. Periodontitis/Dental Disease

9. Bladder or Urinary Tract Disease

10. Soft Tissue Trauma (Bruise . . . → Read More: Top 10 reasons for Vet visits

Pet Collars containing Pesticide withdrawn

EPA: Companies Agree to Stop Selling Pet Collars Containing Pesticide to Protect Children
Related Information
3/28/14: Propoxur Cancellation Order
3/14/14 Press Release: EPA, Sergeant’s Pet Care and Wellmark International Reach Agreement to Cancel Potentially Harmful Insecticide Products
Reduce Your Child’s Chances of Pesticide Poisoning, Protecting Pets from Fleas and Ticks
EPA’s Registration Review of Propoxur fleacollar

Under a voluntary agreement, Sergeant’s Pet Care Products, . . . → Read More: Pet Collars containing Pesticide withdrawn