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Products being recalled because of possible salmonella contamination, like the 380 million egg recall, are dominating recent news headlines. Pet food products in particular (Iams cat food, Eukanuba dog food, Merrick pet care treats and many more since the beginning of the year) have been the subject of recalls for the same reasons, possible salmonella contamination.


Why so many recalls for salmone

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The incredible patience of a dog

We’ve all seen those cute and funny pictures of dogs dressed up or posed by their owners.

It makes me think of two words: Love and patience.

Here are some wonderful examples of the patience dogs show because of their love for us





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Hello – I hope you can give some advice…I’m the mother of two small kids ages 4 and 7, and my 16 year old dog has some serious health issues and is suffering. We’ve chosen to have her put down.

This dog has been a part of their lives since they were born and we all love her and will miss her. I’ve scheduled a house-call vet to come out to our house for this to minimize the stress and let her pass in her own home, but I’m torn on whether to have our kids present for this.

What are you

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HELP! My cat is prone to urinary tract infections and our vet put her on a canned food for this. She’s extremely stubborn and refuses to eat the canned food she needs for her urinary tract health.

Any suggestions?

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I have a 12 year old Collie with very dry skin and oily fur. She’s always scratching and biting her lower back. Besides wearing away her fur and driving me crazy, I’m getting concerned.

My friend suggests adding fish oil to her diet to help.

Does this sound like a good solution? I’ve tried so many other solutions and nothing is working.

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How to Treat Dry Skin in Cats and Dogs with Fish Oil (

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A fishy story

A man who lives at Lake Conroe, (50 miles north of Houston) saw a ball bouncing around kind of strange in the lake and went to investigate.

It turned out to be a flathead catfish that had apparently tried to swallow a basketball which became stuck in its mouth!!

The fish was totally exhausted from trying to dive, but unable to because the ball would always bring him back up to the surface.

The man tri

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 16, 2010 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling all lots of its 10 oz “Beef Filet Squares” for Dogs and “Texas Hold’ems” pet treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact

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