There are some reported instances in Australia of escaped pet parrots joining wild flocks. Some of them even teaching their new wild mates some English phrases they learned from their owners.
Drooling is common in some breeds. Among dog breeds in this category are Saint Bernards, Mastiffs, Bloodhounds, Newfoundlands, Great Danes, Boxers, Bulldogs, Shar-Peis. Lovers of these breeds and a few others accept the slobber that accompanies them. However, when there is a sudden onset of excessive drooling, it’s time to check for causes. Excessive drooling […]
There is a voluntary recall of certain lots of canned cat food by Wellpet LLC, due to possible insufficient levels of thiamine (vitamin B1). Cats fed only the affected lots may be at risk for a thiamine deficiency which can cause gastrointestinal or neurological problems. Gastrointestinal symptoms can include inappetance, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. […]
The CVM section (Center for Veterinary Medicine) of the FDA cites several reasons why there could be errors in pets’ medications, illegible handwriting, abbreviations, package look-alikes among them. Linda Kim-Jung, safety reviewer in the Division of Veterinary Product Safety Division of the FDA offer some suggestions about preventing medical errors. Questions to ask before leaving […]