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August 23, 2019 - 4:57pm

This article originally appeared on the CDC website.  

 
CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)external icon are investigating a multistate outbreak of multidrug-resistant Salmonella infections linked to contact with pig ear dog treats.

Latest Outbreak Information

  • CDC and FDA are now advising people not to buy or feed any pig ear dog treats to pets,
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August 22, 2019 - 4:45pm

Since the FDA issued its report on the connection between grain-free dog foods and a heart disease called dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM), we have received many questions from people wondering what to feed their dogs. The original FDA report can be found here.

Our blog article about the report can be found here....

August 22, 2019 - 2:58pm

Summertime is a great time to spend frolicking in the water. With the hot sunny days, there has been a recent spike of blue-green algae intoxication in pets with some even leading to death. We want you to have information to help protect you and your pet.

What is Cyanobacteria?

Algae occurs naturally in the water. The blue-green variety, which has been in the news recently, is considered to be one of several Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). Blue-green algae is a group of bacteria that is also known as cyanobacteria. It is a bacteria present in fresh and marine bodies of water...

July 23, 2019 - 3:48pm

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July 23, 2019 - 3:34pm

 Information originally at AKC.org

According to the United States Fire Administration, an estimated 500,000 pets are affected annually by fire. The American Kennel Club and the ADT Security Services created the Pet Fire Safety Day to be celebrated on July 15th. This day is dedicated to raising awareness of the fire hazards beloved pets could pose in the home, but, more importantly, how to prevent them. Many fires in the home can be a result when pets and potential fire...

July 23, 2019 - 3:12pm

By Melissa Oglesbee, B.S., A.A.S., former RVT

Bloodwork. Why is it important? Why does my veterinarian ask me to do it every year when my pet is obviously healthy? Why does my sick pet need to be monitored in this way? Is bloodwork on my perfectly healthy pet really necessary before anesthesia? Why do you need to use bloodwork to monitor certain medications? And why do dogs need a heartworm test every year since my pet gets a preventive every month without fail?

These are all very valid questions. Bloodwork may seem to be unnecessary and just an added cost to a pet...

July 5, 2019 - 8:01pm

FDA Issues Updated Report Identifying 16 Brands Of Dog Food That Had Been Linked To Heart Disease In Dogs.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently released an updated report identifying 16 brands of dog food that had been linked to heart disease in dogs. 

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July 4, 2019 - 9:47pm

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June 19, 2019 - 9:20pm

Dr. Kasandra Garner, DVM

How many times have you heard (or said it yourself), “The only bad thing about pets is that they don’t live long enough.” It is an unfortunate reality that most of us are going to outlive our furry soulmates. However, when they reach their “golden years,” there is no need to despair. Older pets still have plenty of life left. They are in many ways better behaved than their younger selves, and with a few modifications, you and your older pet can continue to enjoy an active pleasurable companionship right up until the moment they cross the rainbow bridge....

June 18, 2019 - 10:31pm

A day filled with compassion and love for senior pets

There is something special that touches our hearts when we see the silver in the muzzle, the cloudiness of the eyes, and the slower gait of an aging pet. Senior pets are special beyond words.

We had the honor to participate not only as a sponsor, vendor, and speaker, but also as fellow pet owners in the Angel Pets Conference and Expo. We were part of a large group of like-minded individuals who have been touched by the love of a senior pet.

The day was filled with amazing speakers, such as our own Dr. Kasandra...

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