More recall treat issues, Beware
Recall of select dog treats following trace amounts of antibiotic residue detected
Pet food manufacturers Del Monte Foods and Nestlé Purina PetCare Co. recently announced voluntary recalls of select dog treats, according to press releases issued by both companies and reported by DVM Newsmagazine. Del Monte’s Milo’s Kitchen’s Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats and Purina’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats are included in the recall. No other products have been recalled at this time. This action was taken after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets reported that trace amounts of an unapproved antibiotic residue were found in samples of the products. Although it’s standard practice for antibiotics to be used in poultry production for pet food, the antibiotic residue detected in the recalled products was not approved for use in the U.S. and is thus considered a contaminate. The FDA reports that the NYSDAM results do not pose a health or pet safety threat and are not likely related to the chicken jerky illnesses reported to date. Veterinarians with questions about the recalls should contact Milo’s Kitchen at (877) 228-6493 and Purina’s Office of Consumer Affairs at (800) 982-0704 or visit www.waggintrainbrand.com
Pet Dental Month is Here!
February and March are Pet Dental Awareness months. And as you know, Dr. Ryan Speltz is trained in advanced dentistry for our pets and has written a wonderful article to give us all good ideas on how to take care of our pets’ teeth. Please click here to read the article – Dr. Ryan’s Pet Dental Care Article.