Friday, March 26, 2010

New Regulations for Flea & Tick Meds

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) announced its support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to increase the safety of spot-on flea and tick treatments for cats and dogs.

Last summer, the EPA, which regulates topical pet treatments, reported a 50 percent increase in the number of adverse incidents from the use of spot-on flea and tick products. As a result, the agency is reviewing current labels to ensure that instructions are clear, and developing stronger evaluation procedures for existing and new products...Paw Here To Continue

Pet Flea and Tick Products Warning

There are many EPA-registered pesticide products on the market today to treat your pets for fleas and ticks. When used according to label instructions and precautions, pet products can be very effective, but when misapplied or not used according to directions, your pets may be unnecessarily exposed to pesticides and could become ill. Protect your pets from pests and potential pesticide risks by following product label directions and understanding the precautions. Paw Here For EPA Story.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dog Food Salmonella Warning

This is a voluntary company recall of its chicken-flavored products because it could be contaminated with salmonella. Nature's Variety is announcing that out of an abundance of caution, they are voluntarily recalling all Chicken Formula and Organic Chicken Formula products with a "Best If Used By" date on or before 2/5/11. Check out their website for full list...Nature's Variety News