Another Dog Chew Recall

United Pet Group is expanding its recall to include popular store brands of rawhide dog chews sold by Walmart, Petco, H-E-B and others due to possible contamination with a chemical compound.
To learn which products are affected, please visit the following link:

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/rawhide-dog-chews-recall-expands/
Please be sure to share the news of this alert with other pet owners!

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Dog Treat Recall

Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ, is voluntarily recalling limited lots of multiple brands of dog treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. 
To learn which products are affected, please visit the following site

https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/loving-pets-dog-treats-recall/
Please be sure to share the news of this important recall event with other pet owners.

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Another Recall

Dear Fellow Dog Lover,
Because you signed up on our website and asked to be notified, I’m sending you this special recall alert. If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please click the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of this message.

United Pet Group is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog chews due to possible contamination with a chemical compound. The chews were distributed nationwide in retail stores and online.
Please be sure to share the news of this alert with other pet owners.

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Canine Influenza Confirmed in Florida

This past week FVMA was made aware that there may have been a few cases of canine influenza diagnosed in Florida. The state veterinarian’s office has confirmed this, as you will see from the letter below, and has provided the attached documents on canine influenza to assist veterinarians and pet owners in caring for their patients and pets.

K9 influenza diagnosis | FAQ K9 influenza | Pet Owners H3N2 CIV FAQ

 

May 25, 2017
Dear Florida Veterinarian:
We recently learned from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine that they have treated multiple cases of respiratory disease in dogs this week. Several dogs have been hospitalized, with seven confirmed H3N2 canine influenza cases and several others with suspected H3N2 influenza. All dogs being treated are in stable condition. 

There is no evidence that H3N2 canine influenza virus infects people. 

While H3N2 has been circulating throughout the country, it is the first time it has been confirmed in Florida. This is a highly contagious virus, and the University of Florida has provided the attached veterinary FAQs and sample collection information sheet, as well as an owner fact sheet for your clients. In addition, more information can be found at:

University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine Website, http://sheltermedicine.vetmed.ufl.edu/shelter-services/tools-tips-fact-sheets/canine-influenza-3/

American Veterinary Medical Association Website, (https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/Reference/Pages/Canine-Influenza-Backgrounder.aspx)

Please review this material, so you can help protect dogs in our state. 

If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Animal Industry at 850-410-0900. 
Sincerely,
Dr. Michael Short

State Veterinarian/Director 

 
 Florida Veterinary Medical Association • 7207 Monetary Drive • Orlando, FL 32809

PH: (407) 851-3862 • Fax: (407) 240-3710 • Toll Free (800) 992-3862 • Email

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Help Reduce Stress in Your Cat

Feliway-Help Reduce the Stress in your Cats

Do you DREAD taking your cat to the veterinarian?? Does your cat vanish the minute you bring out the carrier?? With practice & patience you can make it easier on the both of you😁

Feliway Spray is a synthetic copy of a feline facial pheromone that cat’s use to mark territory.
Feliway Spray has been Clinically Proven to Help Reduce the Signs of Stress some cats experience during travel, including vomiting, agitation, meowing, salvation, urination & defecation
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Habituating your cat to a carrier
~Leave carrier open & available to your cat at all times
~Keep it in the room you are in most
~Feed your cat near the carrier, slowly move the bowl into the carrier so she/he gets used to being inside & associates with goodness
~You can even place her favorite toys inside the carrier
~Once your cat adjusts to carrier then you can slowly try closing door & carrying her/him to your car.
~Patience & more patience will help the both of you

Contact Doc Iris to TRY SOME for your next visit😁
We also have calming treats as well you can try!😁

38% of Most Pet Owners stress when they think about taking their Pet to the Vet
1 in 3 Cat Owners said their cat is unwilling to get in a carrier
52% of cats haven’t had a vet check up in last year
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Another Pet Food Recall

Smallbatch Pets, Inc of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling 2 lots of Smallbatch Blend for Cats and Dogs frozen feed because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Bacteria.

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com for more info

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Beware Toxic Toads Do Exist!

Beware: Toxic Toads

Toxic Toads DO exist!
If your pet ingests enough of the poison they secrete, they CAN DIE!

These toads are Bufo Marinus, Bufo Toads, Cane Toads or Marine Toads.
These toads are NOT Native to the US and were introduced in the 1930’s to South Florida to control pests in the sugar cane fields.
Bufo Toads are a little larger than our non-toxic frogs and can grow to OVER 6 inches wide. They eat our local frogs and other native wildlife.
They are a DANGEROUS INVASIVE species!
The toxins they secrete are produced in the parotid glands located on the back and side of the head.
The Bufo Toad releases these toxins when in danger or frightened.
If you suspect your pet has been exposed to the Bofu RINSE your pet’s mouth IMMEDIATELY and KILL the Bofu on site.
You can put them in a baggie and freeze them if you want a more humane way to kill them.
Symptoms of exposure CAN include EXTREME salivation or drooling, Bright red gums, neurological dysfunction (seizures, in-coordination, tremors) irregular heart rhythms, vomiting and POSSIBLY death.
Seek IMMEDIATE veterinary care after flushing your pet’s mouth out with water!

Go watch and listen to the Bufo Toad at hhtps://youtu.be/Lw6pn7Bhv-M

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