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Bubble on Dog’s Ear Flap

By Jon Geller, DVM Q: I have a pitbull/bulldog mix and he is about 5-6 years old. He has recently developed a bubble of something on the flap of his ear. It doesn’t hurt him, but this is definitely not normal. Can you help us? A: The small bubble you […]

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Diamond Further Expands Dog Food Recall

By | Posted: May 6, 2012, 8 p.m. EDT EDITORS’ NOTE: The production code information has been changed to reflect an update from Diamond. The correct way to tell if one of the listed foods (not including Kirkland Signature food) has been recalled is if it has a production […]

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My Dog Has a Distended Abdomen

By Jon Geller, DVM Q: Can you give a dog with a distended abdomen – but no other symptoms – Pepto-Bismol or Milk of Magnesium? A: A distended abdomen can be a sign of an emergency condition in some dogs. Unfortunately, it may be too late by the time you […]

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Saving Lives

By By Kristina Lotz | Posted: May 8, 2012, 3 p.m. EDT It started out like any other day on the job for yellow Labrador Retriever Blue, an Improvised Explosive Device detection dog and his handler Lance Cpl. Jarrett Hatley. They were passing through a tiny farming village […]

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Solid Gold Recalls Dog Food

By | Posted: May 9, 2012, 8 a.m. EDT Solid Gold recalled one batch of Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog. None of the products tested positive for Salmonella, but the company voluntarily recalled the products as […]

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The first kobuviruses described from Africa

An international team of researchers led by scientists at the German Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) genetically describe the first kobuviruses to be reported from Africa. The results show that the viruses are less host-specific than previously assumed. The study has been published in the scientific journal Virology. Current knowledge of the […]

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Dog Food Recall Updates

06/03/2014 Hill’s Recalls 62 Bags of Small & Toy Breed Dog Food Several dozen bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food distributed through a handful of veterinary clinics and pet stores have been recalled because of potential salmonella contamination. […]

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Dogs know that smile on your face

Dogs can tell the difference between happy and angry human faces, according to a new study in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 12. The discovery represents the first solid evidence that an animal other than humans can discriminate between emotional expressions in another species, the researchers say. “We think the dogs in […]

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USDA Proposal Could Regulate Internet Pet Sales

By | Posted: May 11, 2012, 9 a.m. EDT The new definition would cover only those stores in which each and every pet sold was sold to someone who visited the business in person. The existing definition allowed some Internet and mail-order sellers of pets, primarily an estimated 1,500 […]

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More Dog Foods Pulled in Salmonella Recall

By | Posted: May 11, 2012, 3 p.m. EDT EDITORS’ NOTE: On May 11, Natural Balance reported that it had provided the incorrect “best by” date for one of its recalled Sweet Potato & Venison dog foods. The correct “best by” date for the 5 LB Natural Balance Sweet […]

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