Recall alert: Redbarn Bully Sticks

Redbarns Natural has announced its 1st ever recall — certain packages of its 7 Inch Bully Sticks dog chews. The reason is a familiar one: the possible salmonella contamination.

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–Dave at Petful


Recall alert! Plus, euthanasia drug found in pet food

From Dave at Petful:

1. Raws for Paws – ground turkey (dogs and cats)

2. Beef Munchies treats (dogs)

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The J.M. Smucker Company has announced a voluntary withdrawal of various flavors of both Gravy Train and Kibbles ‘N Bits canned dog foods. This news follows independent testing earlier this month that reportedly turned up traces of pentobarbital — often used as a euthanasia drug — in samples of Gravy Train. Pentobarbital can be deadly when consumed by dogs or cats.

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How to Protect Your Pet from Coyotes

While most collies aren’t in danger of being prey, this article points out how some dogs and coyotes are attracted to each other and how to lessen those chances.


By Nicole Pajer


In recent years, we have been hearing more and more about wildlife posing a threat to dogs and cats. News headlines have highlighted the tragedy that can unfold if a hungry coyote crosses paths with a small, unattended pet. People have reported coyotes snatching their pups from their backyards, causing mass hysteria. But how common are coyote attacks in urban and suburban areas? Is this really something to lose sleep over? We asked the experts to answer burning questions about coyotes, and offer advice on how to keep your pets safe.

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