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  • FDA TO LAUNCH INVESTIGATION AFTER EUTHANASIA DRUG DISCOVERED IN DOG FOOD

    02/16/2018 5:23:35 AM PST · by csvset · 47 replies
    NY1 ^ | 15 Feb 2018 | Sarah Wolfgram
    NATIONWIDE — The FDA says it’s launching an investigation after a euthanasia drug was found in cans of dog food. Washington, D.C. TV station WJLA partnered with the lab Ellipse Analytics to test multiple brands of wet dog food for the drug used to assist death in vet clinics, pentobarbital. In total, they tested 62 samples of more than two-dozen brands. One brand, Gravy Train, repeatedly came back positive for pentobarbital, according to the station. Out of the 15 cans tested, nine tested positive — or 60 percent. Gravy Train, made by Big Heart Pet Foods, is owned by Smucker’s....
  • Dog Care Tips

    09/11/2017 10:38:19 AM PDT · by davidgreenberg · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10/9/2017 | David Greenberg
    As everyone here knows, I hit the road last month with my dogs Kyrie and Rawley, to spend the summer in Michigan. Our 2,400-mile trip wasn’t without its challenges, many of them due to the fact that Kyrie, at 12 years old, is not handling stress the way she used to. In my column today for SFGate.com, I talk about the lessons I learned from our trip, and what dog-owners can do to make travel easier on senior pets: 1. Listen to your dogThe biggest mistake I made was thinking I could set a schedule to exercise, feed, walk and...
  • Would Your Dog Eat You if You Died? Get the Facts.

    06/25/2017 3:44:22 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 79 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 6/23/17 | Erika Engelhaupt
    In 1997, a forensic examiner in Berlin reported one of his more unusual cases in the journal Forensic Science International. A 31-year-old man had retired for the evening to the converted garden shed behind his mother’s house, where he lived with his German shepherd. Around 8:15 p.m., neighbors heard a gunshot from the direction of the shed. snip The German shepherd was calm and responded to police commands. On the way to an animal sanctuary, the dog vomited some of its owner’s tissue, including skin with still-recognizable beard hair.
  • Evidence shows dogs in Bali are being brutally killed and the meat sold to unsuspecting tourists

    06/19/2017 2:01:22 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    http://www.abc.net.au (Australia) ^ | 06-19-2017 | By James Thomas and Lesley Robinson
    Australian tourists are unwittingly eating dog meat in Bali, according to evidence provided to the ABC's 7.30 program. The animals are brutally caught and then butchered not far from the beaches visited by more than 1 million Australians every year. Some of the animals are poisoned, posing a risk to human health, according to a leading toxicologist. Whilst eating dog meat is not illegal in Bali, killing animals cruelly or eating meat contaminated with poison is against the law, Animals Australia's campaign director Lyn White said. "The dog-meat trade breaches animal cruelty laws and food safety laws. That is a...
  • Dog food recalled after euthanasia drug found in can

    02/08/2017 7:43:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 35 replies
    breaking911.com ^ | 2/8/17 | breaking911
    According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration statement released Friday, Evanger’s, a family-owned and -operated cat and dog food business, decided to voluntarily recall five lots of the product – all of the Hunk of Beef products that were manufactured that same week. The products were distributed to retail locations and sold online in these states: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Hunk of Beef is Evanger’s best-selling food. Pets nationwide consume more than one million cans of the product each year, the company said in a...
  • Thieves fetch 36,000 lbs of dog food; investigators hungry for leads

    01/11/2017 2:23:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 24 replies
    WOWT-TV News ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Mike McKnight
    La Vista Police spotted a semi with an empty trailer in an industrial area on Monday. It had been stolen from a Bellevue trucking firm lot. Investigators have determined about 36,000 pounds of Blue Buffalo dog food worth about $120,000 had been stolen from the trailer.
  • Russian Police Whistle-Blower Released From Prison

    02/08/2016 11:21:08 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    Radio Free Europe ^ | February 08, 2016 | RFE/RL's Russian Service
    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- A former Russian Interior Ministry officer who was sent to prison after claiming that soldiers were fed dog food has been released. He had served more than four years. Major Igor Matveyev made headlines in May 2011 after he claimed that soldiers in Russia's Far East were given to eat dog food to save money.
  • Blue Buffalo Admits To Lying About Ingredients

    05/19/2015 7:40:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 36 replies
    As it often happens, a competition between companies had benefitted the consumer. Purina was bent on catching Blue Buffalo in an advertising lie – they claimed they never used poultry by-product meal in their foods. However, Purina did some testing of Blue Buffalo product and found that was not the case and sued them for False Advertising. Just last week, a year after the case was filed, Blue Buffalo admitted to using by product meal in “a ‘substantial’ and ‘material’ portion of their pet food.” (www.petfoodhonesty.com) Blue Buffalo asked the Court for additional time to file an Amended Complaint in...
  • 1,000 dog deaths linked to ‘toxic jerky treats’

    More than 1,000 dog deaths may now be linked to toxic jerky treats according to the Food and Drug Administration. And the agency says since 2007, there have been almost 5,000 complaints of pet illnesses related to the treats.
  • Jerky treats linked to deaths of 1,000 dogs

    05/18/2014 12:51:47 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 128 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 17, 2014 | Gail Smith
    Pet jerky treats, mostly imported from China, are being linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints about animal illness, and, for the first time, sickness in three people who ate the products, federal health officials said Friday, according to nbcnews.com. But Food and Drug Administration officials say they still can't identify a specific cause for the reported illnesses or deaths, despite seven years of tests and investigation.
  • Food Blogger Colin McQuistan Tries Wacky Experiment to Make Dog Food Edible, Fails

    04/23/2014 4:24:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | APRIL 23, 2014 | Debra Killalea
    SOME of us may have tried it out of curiosity, others by accident after a few beers. And then there are those of us who have eaten dog food because our siblings may have forced us to. But food blogger Colin McQuistan had none of those excuses and simply decided to try the animal food just for the heck of it. And while pet food clearly warns on the label that it should not be eaten by humans, Mr McQuistan was determined to try it. The good news is he lived to tell the, er, tail. The Scotsman, who is...
  • Jang's execution bodes ill for China (Torn apart by starving dogs)

    01/03/2014 5:46:29 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 53 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | December 24, 2014 | Ching Cheong
    THE execution of Jang Song Thaek, the No. 2 man in North Korea, took Beijing by surprise and will adversely affect bilateral relations.Beijing's displeasure is expressed through the publication of a detailed account of Jang's brutal execution in Wen Wei Po, its official mouthpiece, in Hong Kong, on Dec 12.According to the report, unlike previous executions of political prisoners which were carried out by firing squads with machine guns, Jang was stripped naked and thrown into a cage, along with his five closest aides. Then 120 hounds, starved for three days, were allowed to prey on them until they were...
  • Jerky treats leave nearly 600 dogs dead in 'mysterious outbreak', FDA says

    10/23/2013 9:56:58 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-23-2013 | Fox News
    Federal health officials are warning pet owners to be cautious about feeding their dogs jerky treats as they continue to investigate a treat-related illnesses that has left nearly 600 dogs dead and sickened more than 3,000 others. The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued an alert to consumers about the illnesses and deaths tied to jerky treats from China. Officials say the exact cause of the illnesses remains unknown. "This is one of the most elusive and mysterious outbreaks we've encountered," Bernadette Dunham, director of the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, said in a statement. "Our beloved four-legged companions...
  • P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk

    08/16/2013 5:48:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 69 replies
    Procter & Gamble ^ | 8-14-2013 | Procter & Gamble
    CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. snip...
  • Natura Again Recalls Innova, EVO, California Natural and Others

    06/19/2013 7:47:30 AM PDT · by chessplayer
    June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products of Fremont, Nebraska, has today announced it is voluntarily recalling specific lots of dry pet food because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall includes specific lots of these brands… Innova EVO California Natural Healthwise Karma Mother Nature No canned food is affected by this announcement.
  • China stiff-arms FDA on jerky pet treat testing, reports show

    08/22/2012 2:29:57 PM PDT · by EBH · 68 replies
    NBC ^ | 8/22/12 | JoNel Aleccia
    Chinese government officials overseeing plants that make chicken jerky pet treats blamed for thousands of illnesses and deaths among American dogs have refused to allow U.S. inspectors to collect samples for independent analysis, newly released records show. Investigators with the federal Food and Drug Administration came away empty-handed after conducting April inspections at four jerky treat manufacturing sites in Liaocheng and Jinan, China, according to the records. The plants make pet treats sold by the St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co., including the popular Waggin’ Train jerky brands. Chinese officials stipulated that FDA officials could collect samples only if they...
  • Salmonella in dog food sickens 14 people in US

    05/05/2012 9:13:43 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 81 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 5/5/12 | AP
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Fourteen people in at least nine states have been sickened by salmonella after handling tainted dog food from a South Carolina plant that a few years ago produced food contaminated by toxic mold that killed dozens of dogs, federal officials said Friday. At least five people were hospitalized because of the dog food, which was made by Diamond Pet Foods at its plant in Gaston, S.C., the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. No pets were sickened, according to the Meta, Mo.-based company. "People who became ill, the thing that was common among them was...
  • Pray For Bo

    04/24/2012 7:26:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    Michael Berry ^ | 4/24/2012 | Michael Berry
    http://youtu.be/L_q9ns8LVVs Just a video but seriously funny!!
  • Meme of the Week: Obama Eats Dog (Photos)

    04/21/2012 8:49:36 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 04/21/12 | Unattributed
    Critics say these photos simply aren't funny, while others dismiss them as just plain ignorant, mocking the president for being not like us.
  • Hitler Finds Out Obama Ate His Dog

    04/18/2012 7:20:07 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 29 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEBN8wOKjMo