Educational Resources

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Current Events, Recalls, and More

7/27/15 – Nature’s Variety, a St. Louis-based pet food company, has recalled its Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for dogs with a “Best By” date of 04/27/16 because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella.

7/24/15 – Bravo Pet Foods, a Connecticut-based pet food company, has recalled select lots of Bravo Chicken products for dogs and cats due to possible presence of Salmonella.

Bravo Pet Foods initiated the recall after routine testing by the New York State Department of Agriculture revealed Salmonella contamination.

7/17/15 – The Carnivore Meat Company has issued a voluntary recall on two lots of their beef tripe treats due to possible contamination with Listeria

7/4/15 – RECALL – Stella & Chewy’s Voluntary U.S. Recall Notice – On a single lot of Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 oz. bags (Lot # 111-15) because of the detection of Listeria monocytogenes in the product.

6/19/15- RECALL – Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. Voluntarily Recalls Ten Bags of Chicken Sprinkles, 3 oz. With A “Best By” Date of “05/04/16” Due to Possible Salmonella Health Risk.

06/04/15 – RECALL – Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Five Nutrish® (Racheal Ray) Wet Cat Food Varieties For Potentially Elevated Vitamin D Levels

5/15/15 – RECALL – OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk.

4/22/15 – RECALL – TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due To Possible Salmonella Health Risk

4/17/15 – ALERT – FDA Warns of Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription Topical Pain Medications Containing Flurbiprofen

04/01/2015 – All jerky treats

06/03/2014 – PET FOOD RECALL ALERT – Hill’s Science Diet

5/15/2014 – PET FOOD RECALL ALERT – Bravo Dog and Cat food.

1/26/2014 – PET FOOD RECALL ALERT: 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination.

Pet Insurance

There are many pet insurance’s out there and some are buyer beware. Make sure you do your research and pick a plan that fits your needs and wants. As questions: do they reimburse a percentage of charges or on a schedule? What is the turn around time for reimbursements? If the pet is diagnosed with an illness during 1 policy, is it considered a pre-existing the following policy? Most do not accept pre-existing conditions while a few do after a required waiting time. We have listed some review sites and below them are links to some pet insurance companies.

Pet Insurance University 

Pet Insurance Review

Consumer Advocate


VPI Pet Insurance



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