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12/17/12: FDA: Don’t feed certain Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog treats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners and caretakers not to feed their pets Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats with a lot code of BESTBY061913DEN because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The treats are made, packaged and distributed in the United States by Kasel Associates Industries Inc. (Kasel) and were sold at Costco stores in the Denver, Colo., area.

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Dog treats sold nationwide by Target recalled after testing positive for Salmonella

According to the Food and Drug Administration, Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO. is recalling their Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks, after finished product was tested in Colorado because of contamination with salmonella.

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September is Senior Care Month


Any pet is eligible for this senior pet care month special, thanks to Idexx Laboratories.  Senior blood testing can catch early problems such as kidney and liver failure before it requires hospitalization and treatment.   With a regular exam, we can provide


1.  A senior screen of a complete blood count (CBC), 25 blood chemistry tests, a thyroid test and a urinalysis test for $145.00.  Normally all of these tests would cost $193.45.

We recommend this senior test if there are no other medical problems.


2.  A geriatric screening with the above senior tests, plus a 2nd thyroid test called a free T4; the total for these tests will be $178.00.

We recommend this geriatric test if the older dog is arthritic, has had a high cholesterol in the past and/or may have a low thyroid condition; the normal costs would be $237.50.


3.  Senior screen plus a heartworm, 3x tick diseases and a fecal test; the total of this dog special is $ 192.50.  These tests are highly recommended for a dog that has traveled, has arthritis and/or has not had a heartworm test in the last year.  Normally these tests would be $257.00.


      The laboratory does require the fecal and the urine test to be sent in at the same time.  You can stop by and pick up a urine ladle for collecting urine on dogs and some plastic beads for cats ($ additional cost).  The fecal can be collected the night before and refrigerated; we also have some ice packs available to keep the fecal cool overnight elsewhere upon request.

      If we have examined the patient within the last year, a physical is not required for a healthy patient yet there will be a $24.50 office call.  The above fees do include a blood draw for the month of September for the above specials.


      To schedule an appointment and/or pick up some urine collecting materials call 303-678-8387 during 8-5:30 Monday-Friday or 8-noon on Saturday.


Cat food recalled over propylene glycol contamination

Arthur Dogswell is voluntarily recalling 1,050 cartons of Catswell brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins due to possible propylene glycol contamination. Propylene glycol may lead to anemia and oxidative cell damage. The contaminant was identified during routine FDA testing. KHOU-TV (Houston)/Animal Attraction blog

Land O’Lakes Issues Sweeping Animal Food Recall

Food for animals that was manufactured by subsidiaries of Land O’Lakes have been recalled or added to the recall that began in early July; this affects food for small animals, birds, parrots, fish and many more.


Pedigree canned dog food voluntarily recalled because of choking risk

Mars Petcare US, who oversees several popular brands including Royal Canin, Whiskas, Cesar, Nutro, Sheba and Greenies, issued the recall for a different reason: Three varieties of the Pedigree Weight Management canned dog food products may pose a potential choking risk.

Consumers who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-720-3335 between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (CST) or visit

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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Recalled dog food tied to salmonella outbreak

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Kaytee Recalls Batch of Mouse, Rat and Hamster Food Due to Salmonella

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