Hill’s announces expanded recall on variety of canned dog foods

  |   Recall

Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced it is expanding its recall of select canned dog food products due to elevated levels of vitamin D. This recall expansion was caused by the same vitamin premix received from a U.S. supplier that was the source of the January 31, 2019, recall and is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. In the United States, the affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. No dry foods,...

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WSVMA presents May 5 CE program Internal Medicine Mélange

  |   Continuing Education

Join us on Sunday, May 5, 2019 for another premier WSVMA CE event as we gather internal medicine experts to speak on a ‘mélange’ of small animal topics. The event takes place at Renton Technical College in Renton, WA. Dr. Lisa Hann will present an internist’s perspective on nasal disease and Dr. Sandy Willis will speak on demystifying diagnostic testing. Dr. Sherri Wilson will spend an hour on the use of the FreeStyle Libre to monitor glucose levels in dogs...

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FDA Commissioner’s statement on the agency’s regulation of products containing cannabis and cannabis-related compounds

  |   Federal Regulatory

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 was signed into law in December. Among other things, this new law changes certain federal authorities relating to the production and marketing of hemp, defined as cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.), and derivatives of cannabis with extremely low (less than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis) concentrations of the psychoactive compound delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). These changes include removing hemp from the Controlled Substances Act, which means that it will no longer be an illegal substance...

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This Week’s Helpful Links

  |   Uncategorized

Spokane veterinarians sue over non-compete clause – VIN News New antibiotic therapy guidelines for bacterial tract infections  – The Veterinary Journal Enzyme may influence pain management in vet medicine - Feedstuffs Deadly chicken disease spreads to Bay Area, flocks at risk – The Mercury News Is it Time? Making End of Life Decisions for Pets – New York Times Link to survey: The opinion of the veterinary profession on the use of chiropractic and other complementary/alternative therapy in the treatment of musculoskeletal injury and disease...

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Veterinarians’ assistance sought on recent massive Kitsap County rabbit rescue

  |   Animal Welfare

The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) recently rescued 200 of the 300 rabbits found in the home of an overwhelmed Poulsbo, WA resident. Some rabbits were found living in cages and some roamed free. They range in age from newborns to five years, and include a variety of breeds such as Rexs, Lionheads, Netherland Dwarfs, Angoras, French Satins, Holland Lops, Harlequins and New Zealand mixes. Most of the bunnies are sociable and in good health, although 45 of them required specialized...

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