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CAT FOOD RECALL

PMI Nutrition, LLC (PMI), Arden Hills, Minn., has initiated a voluntary recall of its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution after routine testing by the FDA Detroit District Office identified possible Salmonella contamination.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February.

Starting in February we will be sharing information about how you can identify pet dental health problems and how you can proactively minimize the risk of them occurring.  Stay tuned!

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Space Heaters and Pets

If you use a space heater or light a fire, watch your pets closely. They are as attracted to the warmth as you are, so make sure their tails or paws do not come in contact with flames, heating coils, or hot surfaces that can cause severe burns. Also, if a pet knocks over a heating source, the entire house is in danger of catching on fire.

 

For some other winter, indoor pet safety tips, go to: http://www.healthypet.com/PetCare/PetCareArticle.aspx?title=Winter_Pet_Care

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Know Your Pet’s Limits in the Cold

This is a great tip from the AVMA:

Just like people, pets’ cold tolerance can vary from pet to pet based on their coat, body fat stores, activity level, and health. Be aware of your pet’s tolerance for cold weather, and adjust accordingly. You will probably need to shorten your dog’s walks in very cold weather to protect you both from weather-associated health risks. Arthritic and elderly pets may have more difficulty walking on snow and ice and may be more prone to slipping and falling.

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Schedule Pet Play Dates

Dog-friendly canines benefit from play dates. Consider arranging play dates with your dog’s favorite friends, which can be done right in your backyard or at pet-friendly parks. Even when the weather outside isn’t the most inviting, dog parks can give your dog both off-leash exercise and interaction with other canines. Doggy daycares are another way to give your dog interaction while you’re away from home or when you just need a break.

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Pet Dental Care: Add Years to Your Pets Life

In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month (February), veterinarians everywhere are stressing to pet owners the importance of treating pet dental conditions. Without proper dental care, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats will show signs of oral disease by the age of three. In fact, oral disease is the number one problem diagnosed in dogs and cats. Dogs rarely show discomfort when they have dental problems and cats almost never show dental pain. Ever.

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Frisco Dog Grooming

Dog Grooming – This area is one the busiest areas in our Frisco veterinary hospital.  With views from the reception area you can watch the pets get their “spa” day and haircuts.  Don’t forget to ask about our bath packages, and “perfect pooch” packages.

Frisco dog grooming

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