Check Your Dog Treats – Recalls Have Been Announced

Publix Super Markets is issuing a voluntary recall for Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats because it may contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue. The UPC, located on the back right-hand corner of the product, is 41415-18527 and the product…. Continue reading »

FDA Advice to Dog Owners Whose Pets Take NSAIDs

You probably take aspirin, acetaminophen, or ibuprofen every day and don’t even think twice about it. NSAIDs, or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, help us get rid of our weekend-warrior pains, osteoarthritis aches, and daily soreness. Did…. Continue reading »

Bordetella and Canine Influenza Are On The Increase In Charlotte County

Vets are seeing an increase in upper respiratory infections in Charlotte County. Nine out of 10 are Bordetella and that 10th one is Canine Influenza H3N8. Please make sure your dog is vaccinated for both. Note that the nasal administration of…. Continue reading »

Retractable Leashes Pose Problems for People and Their Pets

An article by Consumer Reports highlighted the dangers of retractable leads: Heather Todd didn’t bring a leash with her the day she took her pooch Penny to a pond near Boston in 2005. So she borrowed a retractable dog leash to help keep her…. Continue reading »