Monthly Archives: October 2013

How people feel about Dogs in Halloween Costumes…

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Safety Notice – Tainted Chinese Jerky Products

Vet with beagle

Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an outbreak of illnesses tied to contaminated jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said in an October 22nd statement. The epidemic is so severe that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is turning to vets and pet parents across the nation for help.

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Off-Leash Training (Video)

vimeoFor those of you who enjoy taking your pup to parks or on trails where no leashes are required, off-leash training is an absolute must.

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For the first time, FDA announces safety rules for pet food manufacturers (and they actually make sense)

(NaturalNews) In the wake of yet another wave of animals deaths caused by tainted pet treats, the FDA has just announced new “Preventive Controls for Food for Animals” rules that would, for the first time, establish basis manufacturing standards for pet food.

Click here to read the proposed regulations.

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FDA: Cause of Pet Jerky Related Illnesses in Dogs and Cats Still Unknown

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has shared some upsetting news: Over the past few years, thousands of dogs and at least 10 cats have become sick after eating various forms of jerky for pets—and around 580 pets have died.

Some of the effected pets have grown ill within hours of eating the treats,

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Three Tips for Dressing Up Your Pet for Halloween

Dog Wearing a Halloween Costume

Are you ready? Halloween is just a week away. As most pet parents scramble to put the finishing touches on their own costumes, some are scrounging for the cutest or scariest attire they can find for their pets, too. But hold on—are Halloween costumes really okay for our furry friends?

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Nearly 600 U.S. Pet Deaths Now Linked to Jerky Treats from China

This week, The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has now received around 3,000 reports of illnesses in pets related to jerky treats. This number includes 580 fatal cases. These reports date back to 2007.

Although several warnings have been issued from the FDA regarding jerky treats from China,

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More Dog Treats Recalled

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Grain-Free vs. Grains in Pet Foods: Where Does Flint River Ranch Stand?

Grains are a popular topic of discussion when it comes to dog foods and cat foods these days. Flint River Ranch addresses the pet food topic du jour by first discussing when you might want to feed a grain-free pet food diet vs. one with grains,

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