Month: February 2021

Surge Of Pet Deaths Linked To The Most Common Pet Food Ingredient

Pet Owners plead with FDA to go beyond recall.

CLEARWATER, Fla., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Truth About Pet Food.com reports that since late December 2020, hundreds of pets have died due to contaminated pet food; the deaths could have been prevented through proper monitoring of ingredients and pet foods. In the same timeframe – but only after pets died – 60 million pounds of corn-based dog and cat food were recalled containing deadly levels of aflatoxins, poisons produced by molds on agricultural crops.

The FDA maximum limit of aflatoxin in pet food is 20 parts per billion. FDA states: “Pets with aflatoxin poisoning may experience symptoms such as sluggishness, loss of appetite, vomiting, jaundice, and/or diarrhea. In some cases, this toxicity can cause long-term liver issues and/or death.”

Pet owners across the US sent an urgent plea to Dr. Steven Solomon, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine to take preventive action against mycotoxins in pet food; telling the Agency recalls are not enough. “Proper monitoring of hazards and prevention is vital to pet food safety” said veterinarian Dr. Laurie Coger. “More immediate and consistent action needs to be taken by the

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Pets to Keep in a Tank Aside from Fish

Pets to Keep in a Tank Aside from Fish


Guest Blogger: Katie Michaels


If you have an old aquarium or if you don’t much care for fish, you can still put your tank to good use as a house for all kinds of different pets.

The most important factor is to make sure your tank is the right size for the chosen animal you are thinking of trying to keep. After all, some lizards and snakes can get really big so you will want to match the size of the tank with the potential full-size of the animal you’d like to keep. To help you with this challenge you can go online and look up different tank sizes, like this one from Aquacadabra in the UK or Fish Tanks Direct in the US. When you’ve figured out what tank size you want, you can now plan what pets to put into them.

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Not all aquariums need to have fish – there are all sorts of environments which can be created within an aquarium and all kinds of creatures which can live quite happily within them.

Whether you are purchasing an animal or just looking to keep an animal you found

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Pets could be added to orders of protection under proposal in Missouri Senate | Law and order

Briscoe said that the bill has support from the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and prosecuting attorneys.

Jennifer Carter Dochler, Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence public policy director, said in an email that the coalition submitted written testimony in support of the bill instead of testifying in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Pets are part of our family. … Thirty-five states allow judges to include companion animals on protection orders issued,” she said in an emailed statement. “Among these 35 are five of the eight states that border Missouri (Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Oklahoma). It is time Missouri protects our pets in protection orders.”

A representative of pet welfare group Stray Dog Policy also testified in support of the bill during the hearing.

Courts grant orders of protection to shield abuse victims from being stalked, threatened, assaulted or disturbed. They often include specific orders meant to protect the victim, such as forbidding the alleged abuser from going to their home or contacting them.

Gannon’s proposal says the orders also could be granted to prohibit a person from abusing or threatening a pet. Judges could determine custody of a pet or order the payment of

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30 Pet Products For Cat Owners That’ll Make Life Easier

Including a catnip alternative, dander-reducing wipes, a wall-mounted brush, and more pet products that are ~the cat’s meow~.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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An eye wash to gently clear any goop and crusty eye boogers that have accumulated on your cat’s face.


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Promising review: “Oscar gets really bad infections around his right eye; it causes his whole area to get red and crusted up. We tried this and it worked great! Even after the first use we could see a big difference. I don’t use it as directed, maybe once a day but it still works great. Will absolutely buy again. P.S. forgive the before pic (left); he was helping me size baby hats I was making. No cats were tortured; he just acts like he was.” —April Mcleod

Get it from Amazon for $13.97.

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Local Fish Stores in Los Angeles

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