February 5, 2019

“Unexplained acute kidney failure and high levels of vitamin D, vomiting, tremors, eventually refusing to eat,” Facebook user Jennifer Ann posted to the page, with a photo of her dog. “Been feeding Hill’s I/D canned food. Staley passed away 12.16.18 after almost $10,00...

November 22, 2017

After an uneventful travel day for me yesterday (grateful!) TODAY is the day I pick up Zinc and Vesta in San Francisco! All three of us traveled yesterday: Zinc and Vesta boarded their plane in South Korea last night; it took poor Zinc a full 24 hours to load into his...

November 21, 2017

Yesterday I spent the day getting ready to leave for San Francisco. You know, all the usual travel prep: Change the oil in the car, rotate the tires, throw out all the Dutch Bros. cups in the back seat. ;^) Needless to say, there are no pictures here of those preparati...

November 20, 2017

Most of you probably recognize the name of this live action Disney movie, starring the voices of Don Ameche, Sally Fields and Michael J. Fox as Shadow, Sassy and Chance. These three friends strike out on a dangerous adventure to find their "lost" owners.

I'm reminded of...

July 31, 2017

Just this morning I received an email plea from the ASPCA asking for a donation to bring home Rick, an 8 year-old German Shepherd, from a military base in South Korea. Rick's former handler wants to adopt him, but according to the email, bringing home retired military...

May 1, 2017

A Texas-based company has issued a voluntary recall of dog food that may be contaminated with a pet euthanasia drug: 


According to a statement, the company Part...

March 13, 2017

Earlier studies have shown that owning a pet can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure and even improve the odds of surviving a heart attack. Now the American Heart Association, in a report published in the journal Circulation, has recommended that owning a pet, particu...

February 16, 2017

Blue Buffalo, a Connecticut-based pet food manufacturer, has voluntarily recalled select canned dog food due to possible aluminum contamination.

According to a letter on the Blue Buffalo website, the company was notified by one of its suppliers of the possible presence...

February 16, 2017

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has sent out a recall alert for "Against the Grain" Pulled Beef with Gravy dinner for dogs, 12 oz., due to the potential presence of pentobarbital. The company has voluntarily recalled one lot. That lot has an expirati...

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