We have now switched over to completely digital x-rays in the whole building. This wonderful upgrade in equipment will allow us to take better pictures of your animals and also to send the images to other offices quickly and easily. For our staff this also means no more dark room working to develop the x-rays and hope they come out – we know immediately how they look which means less waiting for you and your pet for results. Please feel free to ask us about our new system next time you are in, we are happy to show it off!
A calf in Sterns County (the Saint Cloud area) was diagnosed positive for rabies on October 10th, 2013 after showing signs of bellowing, being off feed and aggression. The good news in this situation was that no people involved in the case were recommended to receive post exposure prophylaxis and the dog on the premises was vaccinated for rabies already. A great example of how vaccinating your pets and taking precautions when working with animals showing unusual behavior such as aggression is very important for everyone’s safety.
Recently a horse in Nobles County in southwestern Minnesota was noticed to be lethargic, disoriented and circling. The animal’s health continued to decline and was euthanized on Oct. 1st and tested positive for rabies. Bats and skunks continue to be the common wildlife that carry and spread the rabies virus in Minnesota. To date, all domestic animals that have tested positive have been large animals. But this doesn’t mean our smaller furry friends are not at risk so please make sure your cats’ and dogs’ rabies vaccines are up to date since this is a disease we don’t get a second chance with. To see the full report on this case as provided by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health, please follow this link: MN BAH Rabies Alert. If you have any questions about your pet’s rabies vaccine status, please call us at 763-574-9892.
Proctor and Gamble has voluntarily recalled certain lots of both IAMS and Eukanuba dry dog and cat food due to a potential for contamination with Salmonella. No reports of illness associated with these lots of pet food have been reported yet. Please check out this link to get the full list of lot numbers of pet food affected by the recall and what to do if you have affected pet food: Pet Food Recall Announcement. If you have any concerns or questions about this recall or if your pet may have eaten any of the affected food, please feel free to call us at 763-574-9892.
Natura Pet Products has recalled another group of specific lots of dry pet food of the Innova, EVO, California Natural, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature pet food brands due to possible Salmonella contamination. If you have purchased any of these brands of pet foods recently, please check out the FDA’s press release.
Natura Pet announced it is expanding its recall of certain lots of some of its most popular dry dog and cat foods due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Please click on the following link to see the full list of recalled food: Natura Pet Food Recall List.
If you have any concerns about this food or your pet’s health, please feel free to call us at 763-574-9892.
Diamond Pet Food has issued a voluntary recall of limited production codes of certain cat foods due to the possibility of the food being low in the B1 vitamin thiamine. There have been no complaints or any pet health related issues reported to be related to the low thiamine levels in the affected products in the food but Diamond Pet Food wants to ensure the safety of the cat food it manufactures. Please click on the following link to see the official press release from Diamond Pet Food to get the details on which foods are affected – Diamond Pet Food Recall March 2013.