Author: Dr. Clarissa G. Noureddine, DVM, MS, MS
November has been overflowing with animals in the news. From a number of pet food recalls due to elevated Vitamin D levels to a 3 pound Yorkie helping to chase away a bear that was attacking the owner, you can catch up on the latest by following the story links below!
- Olathe company reports good results for dog cancer treatment (Kansas City Business Journal): Check out this small study on immunotherapy treatment for dogs with osteosarcoma.
- Dogs can detect malaria by sniffing people’s socks (The Guardian)
- Eastern Equine Encephalitis rare but serious in dogs (American Veterinarian)
- As temperatures drop, local veterinarians remind people to take care of pets (Mountain News WYMT)
- FDA issues warning letter to parasiticide company (American Veterinarian)
Pet Food Recalls:
- G&C Raw recalls pet food for possible Listeria contamination (Food Poisoning Bulletin)
- Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food (AVMA Recall List) (Elevated levels of Vitamin D)
- Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food (4-lb., 15-lb., 28-lb. bags) (AVMA Recall List) (Elevated levels of Vitamin D)
- Orlando Grain Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food (AVMA Recall List) (Potential elevated levels of Vitamin D)
- Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food (4-lb., 14-lb., 28-lb. bags) (AVMA Recall List) (Potential presence of excess Vitamin D)
- Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food (4-lb., 14-lb.) (AVMA Recall List) (Potential elevated levels of Vitamin D)
In the Wild:
- Watch a diver perform the first undersea ultrasound on the world’s biggest shark (The Washington Post)
- Learning from gorillas to save killer whales: A wild approach to personalized health care (UC Davis)
- Raccoons drunk on crab apples cause false rabies scare in West Virginia (The Washington Post)
- Haywood County couple recount terrifying fistfight with a mother black bear (Citizen Times)
- “Dr. Google” does not know your pet, so see your veterinarian instead (The Oakland Press)
- Snake that swallowed ping pong ball found in Brevard County (Spectrum News 13)
- Thinking about adopting a new pet? Check out the AVMA resource on Selecting a pet!
- Thousands of racing greyhounds in Florida will need new homes by end of 2020 (NBC News)