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More Salmonella Contamination Feared
FDA issues a “health alert” for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to consumers not to use Merrick Beef Filet Squares for dogs distributed by Merrick Pet Care with a package date of “Best By 111911” because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. This is not the same as a recall. The report says: “Although no illnesses associated with these products have been reported, the FDA is advising...
Blog: Guest Posts
On Cloud Nine
A pilot, a plane and a mission
“I used to be deadly afraid of airplanes,” Ted DuPuis told us. That’s not all that surprising. Plenty of folks, including the person at the keyboard right now, harbor a healthy dread of flight. But DuPuis’s response to that fear probably sets him apart from most of us: He became a pilot. On September 8, 2007, the 25-year-old Williamsport, Penn., resident took his first lesson and he has been...
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Dog Walker Factoid
Guess how much a NYC dog walker can make
According to a weekend story on NPR, dog walkers in New York can gross as much as $200,000 a year--and while the profession is not recession-proof it's proving pretty resilient.
Blog: Weekly Smilers
Jan 11th 2010 - Smiling Dogs
Blog: Weekly Smilers
Jan 4th 2010 - Smiling Dogs
Blog: Guest Posts
On the Radio, Tonight
Learn more about case of cattle insecticide sold for dogs
In December 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency slapped Hunte Kennel Systems and Animal Care, Inc., of Goodman, Mo., with a $56,632 civil penalty for “repackaging, relabeling and selling an insecticide meant for use on cattle and hogs as a flea and tick treatment for dogs.” In a few hours (Jan. 2 at 10 p.m. EST on WOR 710), Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins talks about the case and offers advice on...
Dog Culture: DogPatch
A Decade’s Worth of Canine-Centric Cinema
For lovers of lists, the end of the year brings great rewards as the ubiquitous “best of” compilations pour in from every corner of popular culture — favorite films, indispensable music, memorable news moments. Equal parts honor roll, gamesmanship and shopping list, they offer a chance for reflection and an opportunity to savor recent pleasures. We couldn’t resist compiling our own roll call of...
Blog: Weekly Smilers
December 28 2009 - Smiling Dogs
Blog: Contests
And the Winners Are …
Sweet Licks - Dozing Dogs
SWEET LICKS CONTEST Sadie! This is Sadie licking her chops! Taken while playing outside last summer and me holding a treat off camera to get her to pose. -Angela of Edmond, OK. DOZING DOGS CONTEST Hammy! This is Hammy. Like all puppies, he runs and plays until he's all worn out. I plopped him on the pillow and he never moved a muscle. I think he was asleep before he hit the pillow! -...
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Dog Tests Positive for H1N1 Flu
New York case is the first
A dog in New York has tested positive for the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus, IDEXX Laboratories confirmed December 21, which is the first time a dog has been diagnosed with this strain of influenza in the United States. According to IDEXX Laboratories, the 13-year-old mixed breed dog, who has recovered, was taken to an emergency veterinarian in Westchester County, New York, after not responding to...

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