AVMA warns of potental new threat
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recently been made aware of several complaints from pet owners and veterinarians that multiple brands of jerky treats manufactured in China have been making pets sick. (more)
Advice about current concerns over microchip implantation and cancer (more)
World Rabies Day
September 8th will be the first ever World Rabies Day. The goal is to raise awareness about the impact of human and animal rabies, how easy the disease is to prevent and how to eliminate the main sources.
For more information on World Rabies Day, visit the CDC's website. (more)
What's new at WSU-CVM
Check out the latest news at WSU-CVM. (more)
June 2007 News
Pet Food Recall
At this time, WADDL is not soliciting sample submission for free diagnostic work-up related to the current pet food recalls but will work with practitioners wanting to submit samples for established fee-based services. WADDL does not offer toxicity testing for these cases either. Toxicity testing services for the alleged contaminates are available through the diagnostic laboratories at UC Davis and Cornell and WADDL personnel can advise veterinarians on submitting samples to those laboratories.
WADDL encourages practitioners to call to discuss any aspect of the alleged toxicities, illness, or deaths in companion animals related to the pet food recall. WADDL of course will perform their established services as requested and as detailed at: www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts_waddl/ or by calling (509) 335-9696. As a member of AAVLD, the laboratory will also participate in any reporting of cases as suggested.
Practitioners are also encouraged to read carefully the AVMA’s suggested case criteria to ensure any case they are concerned about meets those criteria and that diagnostic testing will meet their client’s needs.
For more information and a complete list of all recalled products, please visit Menu Food Inc. website.
For information about Hill's pet foods, please visit Hill's website.
AVMA Press Release, Melanine Crystal, May 1 (more)
ASPCA Press Release, What to feed your pet, April 20 (more)
AVMA Press Release, Expanded recall, April 19 (more)
AVMA Press Release, Natural Balance recall, April 18 (more)
ASPCA Press Release regarding Recall, April 17 (more)
FDA Press Release regarding Natural Balance recall, April 17 (more)
CAPC Press Release on home-cooked pet food, April 16 (more)
FDA Press release with more foods recalled, April 10 (more)
American College of Veterinary Nutrition Press Release, April 10 (more)
Hill's Reimbursement letter for Veterinarians (more)
ACVIM Press Release, April 5 (more)
AVMA Press Release on home-cooked pet food, April 4 (more)
ACVIM Press Release, April 2 (more)
ASPCA Press Release, March 30 (more)
ASPCA Press Release, March 28 (more)
ACVIM Press Release, March 27 (more)
ACVIM Pet Recall Guidelines, March 26 (more)
ACVIM Updated Information for Veterinarians, March 23 (more)
New York Labs Identify Toxin in Recalled Food, March 23 (more)
FDA Criteria for Pet Food Complaint Follow-up (more)
ACVIM Press Release on March 23, 12:30 pm (more)
AVMA website for latest information (more)
WSVMA Press Release on March 19 (more)
Salmonella and Pet Food
CDC is collaborating with public health officials in Pennsylvania and other state health departments and the US Food and Drug Administration to investigate a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella serotype Schwarzengrund infections in humans. These human illnesses have been linked with dry pet food produced by Mars Petcare US at a single manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania. People who think they might have become ill after contact with dry pet food or with an animal that has eaten dry pet food should consult their health-care providers. (more)
Pet Food Recall
AVMA Press release concerning a new pet food and dog treat. (more)
Study on cat disease causes
Study linking cat disease to flame retardants in furniture and to pet food. (more)