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March 13, 2016
In three-and-a-half years, Magic the medical alert dog, trained to monitor type 1 diabetes, has saved owner Claire Pesterfield's life some 3,500 times by warning of dangerous blood sugar shifts that her body cannot signal. Researchers are also testing dogs' ability to detect cancer through changes in urine chemistry and other applications for their highly sensitive noses.
February 3, 2017
Evanger’s Voluntarily Recalls Hunk of Beef Because Of Pentobarbital Exposure in one Batch of Food The specifically-identified lot numbers (as detailed below) of cans of 12-oz Hunk of Beef being voluntarily recalled were distributed to retail locations and sold online in the following States: Washington, California, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and were manufactured the week of June 6 – June 13, 2016. See link below for more details:
February 2, 2017
January 23, 2017
FDA is cautioning pet owners to keep skin cancer cream fluorouracil away from pets. The skin cream is sold under the brand names Carac, Efudex, and Fluoroplex. Several dogs have died after ingesting this medication.
January 15, 2017
January 3, 2017
The J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall on certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine. Please click on the link for more information: http://fox43.com/2017/01/03/j-m-smucker-company-recalls-certain-canned-cat-food/
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