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RECALLS GALORE…

April 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Just a note.  I try to repost any recalls immediately onto our Facebook page, so that is a much better site to look at for recalls.  But for right now, I’ll list a few below:

 

natura:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm345971.htm

jones:

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/2013/03/jones-natural-chews-product-recall/

iams:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=196265&p=factset40

 

the FDA website is also a good place to check on any particular item for recall information- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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PUPPY MILL BILL – from the Post Bulletin

March 18th, 2013 · Comments Off

Here is an article I wrote regarding the “puppy mill bill” that is being considered in the MN legislature this year.  To further explain exactly WHO would be affected, the term “commercial breeder” is an individual who owns ten or more sexually intact breeding stock and produces more than five litters a year for profit (cats and/or dogs).  Since this bill only addresses “commercial breeders”, it truly is intended to affect larger breeders.  Smaller breeders would not need to be licensed or inspected.  Right now, the present laws only involve animal control officers AFTER there has been a complaint.  Due to the presence of “brokers” (middle men), most people never see the actual breeding facility, so are unaware of the living conditions endured by the parents/breeding stock.  Therefore, this avoids any possible complaints that may be then investigated by the officials.

I stand by my opinion that this bill is worthy of consideration, and that it should not adversely affect responsible breeders.  Puppy mills are the target.  My hope is that this legislation is acted upon in a responsible manner, and those truly at fault (the puppy mill owners) will be prosecuted.  I fully understand that even responsible breeders may worry where this legislation is leading.  Let’s do this fairly and reasonably.  There is no need to go after breeders who do a fine job, respecting the animals under their care, and providing the public with healthy, happy dogs of a specific breed.  They are doing nothing wrong.

In my years as a veterinarian, and even before vet school, I have worked with shelters and the pound.  I have treated seriously ill puppies from puppy mills and petrified, unsocialized adult “cast-offs” of shut-down puppy mills after the law stepped in.  This cycle needs to end.

 

http://www.postbulletin.com/life/lifestyles/pet-vet-buyers-choices-can-collar-puppy-mills/article_92c01dad-2bdd-523c-99e2-9526e6eed450.html

Some people don’t even know what a puppy mill is.  I’d like to change that.

- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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“ASK THE VET” THE HIDDEN DANGERS IN YOUR PURSE

February 17th, 2013 · Comments Off

This video does a great job of warning pet owners about potential toxic substances hidden in their purses.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifvsyIM5NnE&feature=share&list=PL8EE4860055FDBCA4

please call with any questions- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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WATCH OUT FOR WEIGHT LOSS IN CATS

February 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off

Here’s my latest article in the Post Bulletin:

http://www.postbulletin.com/life/lifestyles/pet-vet-don-t-wait-to-consult-expert-if-cat/article_c8f6b01d-2b20-5ad0-8434-15d7c0ec452d.html

- please call with any questions or concerns- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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FINALLY, A JERKY TREAT RECALL

January 9th, 2013 · Comments Off

After all this time (and all this hype), there is FINALLY, FINALLY a jerky treat recall…but not for the reason you expect.

http://purina.com/meet-purina/about-us/important-notice

- please call with any questions- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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PET POISON HELPLINE–GOOD INFO ON ANTIFREEZE

January 7th, 2013 · Comments Off

It’s a good time of year to repeat the warnings about antifreeze.  Here’s a link discussing regular (contains ethylene glycol) antifreeze poisoning:

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/antifreeze/

Here’s a link discussing the “safer” type of antifreeze (contains propylene glycol), which can also cause signs of illness, although less severe:

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/propylene-glycol/

-please call with any questions- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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PET VET HELP PETS ENJOY SAFE HOLIDAYS…

December 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1518620

A seasonal safety newspaper article written by Dr. Anderson.

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THE TIME HAS COME…ANTIFREEZE WON’T BE SWEET ANYMORE

December 18th, 2012 · Comments Off

Finally, finally it’s happening.  From now on antifreeze will contain an agent to make it taste bitter instead of sweet.  Wouldn’t it be great if we never had to worry about antifreeze poisoning in pets or kids again?  That would be truly wonderful.

http://veterinarynews.dvm360.com/dvm/Veterinary+news/Antifreeze-manufacturers-agree-to-add-bittering-ag/ArticleStandard/Article/detail/800041?contextCategoryId=378

- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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NOVEMBER IS DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

November 24th, 2012 · Comments Off

To celebrate this event, I wrote an article on diabetes in pets for the Post Bulletin:

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/stories/display.php?id=1515716

- please call with any questions- Dr. Ann M. Anderson

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ALL NATURAL BULLSTRIP RECALL

November 21st, 2012 · Comments Off

Minnesota was NOT specifically mentioned as a distribution state for this product, but just in case here’s the relevant info:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm329165.htm?source=govdelivery

- please call with any questions-

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