This is nothing to lose sleep over. While it is certainly true that lead is toxic and you shouldn’t eat it, the potential hazards of the involved toys have been way overblown. So, some toy tennis balls like this have lead paint in the pawprints. How much of this would your dog have to actually […]
Two different issues this time. A couple of different foods recalled due to possible Salmonella (the germ that causes "food poisoning") contamination: Krasdale Gravy dry, and Red Flannel large breed dry foods. Check out the Mars Pet Care site. For more Salmonella opportunities, try "Eight in One" chicken jerky. Here’s the FDA listing on those […]
This one has nothing to do with the Chinese wheat gluten. Castleberry is a company that manufactures a lot of canned chili and junk, and some Natural Balance canned dog food. They have had a little bit of a botulism problem. Not enough to make the cans bulge up and scare you off, but enough […]
Many folks have heard that "chocolate is poisonous to pets". As far as that goes, if you eat a massive enough amount, it’s poisonous to people, too. Yes, yes, I hear you out there saying that chocolate is actually an essential nutrient, that you can’t live without it (or life isn’t worth living without chocolate, […]
This is pretty much out of my "local listening area". Some bags of Ol’ Roy have been recalled out east due to some Salmonella contamination at the factory. Salmonella is the bacteria most often associated with "food poisoning". The big dogs say you can get infected with it from just handling the contaminated food. This […]
Okay, now I am running low on titles. This is still pretty shaky stuff, but since it appeared on Veterinary Information Network, I’m passing it on. Some pet food samples are believed to be contaminated with acetaminophen (Tylenol). This would have small consequence for most dogs, but it doesn’t take much to put a cat […]
I don’t have a company link for this one, but a Consumer Affairs website has the story on "Nutra Nuggets". They were consumed in California, but apparently were manufactured back in old Missouri. I’m so proud.
I keep thinking people are going to quit stone-walling and all ‘fess up at once. I guess I’m wrong. Here’s the link to the Chenango Valley Pet Foods listing on the FDA’s website. As always, I’ve added it to the KVC webpage. Things have been pretty busy lately, but I hope to get back to […]
Royal Canin has announced a new recall, due to finding melamine derivatives in some batches. The foods are marketed under the Sensible Choice and Kasco trade names. The link has the batch dates and numbers. As always, the link has been added to the KVC webpage.
Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal carried two articles that were obviously prompted by our pet-food recall problems. The first is about an apparent widespread use of unsafe additives for local consumption on a routine basis across Asia. Formaldehyde, which has been linked to cancer, has legitimate uses in adhesives and embalming. But in Indonesia, Sutikno, a […]