Author Archives: DrDonna

Learn more about Pet Food….for your pet’s sake!

Join me tonight at 9p ET for the second live interactive webinar hosted by Dr. Chad Zadina of Ask Dr. Pawz.  I will give a brief presentation highlighting the good and bad of pet food, labeling, and more…and am available … Continue reading

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Live nutrition webinar!

Join me for a live interactive webinar to discuss natural pet nutrition on Monday, July 11, 2011 at 9p ET. I will be the co-host of Dr. Chad Zadina from Ask Dr. Pawz! and will be available to answer all … Continue reading

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Notice for pets taking PHENOBARBITAL

If your pet is taking Phenobarbital for a seizure problem, ask your vet to double check your tablets. Recently several lots of Phenobarbital (32.4 mg tablets) were voluntarily recalled by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals because of a label mix-up.  A medication containing … Continue reading

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vegan diet for dogs

People often choose to follow a vegetarian/vegan diet for a variety of reasons–ethical concerns and health considerations being the most common.  If an owner expresses interest in feeding their dog a vegetarian/vegan diet, I try to educate them on what … Continue reading

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Ground beef recall

Attention pet owners feeding ground beef…there has been a recall! Creekstone Farms Premium Beef, is recalling approximately 14,158 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection … Continue reading

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Pig Ear Recall

Jones Natural Chews Co. is recalling 2,705 boxes of pig ears because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. The recall was the … Continue reading

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Wellness Cat food recall!

Attention all cat owners using Wellness! There has been a voluntary recall for possibly low thiamine (vitamin B1) levels. The following Wellness canned cat food lots involved in this recall are: All flavors and sizes with “best-by” dates from 14APR13 … Continue reading

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Pet Obesity is on the rise

Although they might wiggle when they walk….obesity is no joke. The health risks of obesity are real–arthritis, diabetes, high blood pressure. These preventable diseases are the high price that U.S. pets are paying for the extra calories they eat every … Continue reading

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H1N1 in a Wisconsin cat

On Monday, Feb 14, a fatal case of 2009 H1N1 influenza virus was confirmed in a Wisconsin cat.  The cat’s owner had been ill with flu-like signs prior to the illness of her two cats.  Both cats developed severe respiratory … Continue reading

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Vetsulin Critical-Need Program is ending

Since late 2009, Vetsulin has only been available to diabetic dogs and cats through a Critical-Need Program.  Intervet/Schering-Plough Animal Health has just announced that they expect the U.S. Vetsulin supply for this program to run out in late February or … Continue reading

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