Natural Balance recalls Chicken and Sweet Potato dog food

Natural Balance has recalled five- and and 28-pound bags of Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog food, manufactured on December 17, 2009 with a “Best By” date of June 17, 2011. This voluntary recall has been ordered because a random sampling of this product tested positive for by the FDA; independent testing ordered by the company has failed to confirm this finding. […]

FDA Says: “No bones about it!

The US Food and Drug Administration has just released a consumer health advisory stating that bones are unsafe for dogs. Dr. Carmela Stamper of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine explains that, no matter how big or small the dog or the bone, they are generally considered unsafe for dogs.  Most pet owners are aware that […]

Nature’s Variety Recalls Chicken-Based Diets

On Wednesday, Nature’s Variety announced a voluntary recall of their Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a “Best If Used By” date on or before 02/5/11 after receiving test results from an outside facility that indicate that Chicken Formula Raw Frozen Diet with the “Best If Used By” date of 10/29/10 and Chicken […]

Nature’s Variety Recalls Raw Frozen Diets

Pet food manufacturer Nature’s Variety has recalled frozen raw chicken diets due to concern about possible Salmonella contamination; a list of recalled products is available on the manufacturer’s website. The company notes that this recall is voluntary, and no human or pet illneses have been associated with the recalled products at this time. Vomiting, diarrhea, […]

Iverhart Plus recalled by Manufacturer Virbac

The manufacturer of Iverhart Plus, a popular generic heartworm preventative used in dogs, recently recalled two lots of this medication when quality control measures revealed that they did not contain an adequate amount of ivermectin to protect dogs larger than 85 pounds from heartworm disease. THIS RECALL DOES NOT AFFECT HEARTWORM PREVENTATIVES DISPENSED AT PRIORITY PET […]

Nutro Recalls Dry Cat Food

VIN News reported yesterday that pet food manufacturer Nutro has recalled ten varieties of the company’s dry cat foods,seven of which are sold in the US, after incorrect amounts of zinc and potassium were detected in the foods. As a result of this voluntary recall, Nutro has advised pet owners who have purchased affected products to […]

Salmonella from Peanut Products found in Pets

The CDC recently announced that an Oregon dog has been diagnosed with Salmonellosis after ingesting recalled peanut butter-containing pet treats; public health officials in at least three other states report dogs with illnesses consistent with Salmonellosis after eating recalled peanut butter products. A zoonotic disease, Salmonella can be transmitted from infected pets to their families. […]

Mars Petcare announces voluntary recall of Pedigree, other brands

On September 12, Mars Petcare, manufacturer of Pedigree, Ol’ Roy, and numerous other pet food lines, announce a voluntary recall of products manufactured at a Pennsylvania facility.  Production at the facility was stopped in late July when Mars was alerted to a possible link between the dry pet food and two isolated cases of Salmonellosis […]

Companies Indicted in Pet-Food Recall Case

The Associated Press reported today that a federal grand jury in Kansas City has handed down indictments against two Chinese and one US-based company related to the pet-food contamination recall of last spring. While accurately quantifying the impact of illnessess caused by the melamine-tainted foods is difficult, the U.S. Attorney’s office estimated that some 4,000 […]