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Karen Chappell

Blue Buffalo & Wellness Dog Foods Recalled For Hormone That Can Make Dog Sick

When people and animals have a thyroid hormone deficiency, that’s treated with doses of the hormone. When you don’t have a deficiency, extra thyroid hormone can make you sick, which is why beef-based dog foods from popular brands Blue Buffalo and Wellness have been recalled. [More]

Brian Kelly

Evanger’s VP: Dog Food Recalled For Euthanasia Drugs Contained Horse DNA

An executive at pet food company Evanger’s, which recently recalled its own and Against the Grain beef canned dog food due to drug contamination, recently admitted to a Washington state newspaper that the recalled food contained horse DNA. The company has thus far blamed these issues on its meat supplier, but this is not the first time Evanger’s pet food has included an animal meat that wasn’t advertised. [More]

Karen Chappell

Against The Grain Dog Food Recalled For Possible Euthanasia Drug Contamination

Bad news, puppies: More canned dog food has been found to have the sedative and euthanasia drug pentobarbital in it. Another small pet food brand, Against the Grain, has recalled one of its products because it may contain beef contaminated with the drug. [More]

angela n.

Petsmart Recalls Grreat Choice Canned Dog Food For Potential Metal Pieces

Sure, most dogs will eat anything, but there are things that they shouldn’t eat. Like xylitol, raisins, and metal shards. Petsmart has recalled one manufacturing lot of its house-brand Grreat Choice (no, that’s not a typo) canned adult dog food after customers reported metal pieces in the food. [More]

Chris Wilson

Evanger’s Dog Food Recalled Due To Contamination With Euthanasia Drug: Wait, What?

How did a sedative used in euthanasia end up in cans of a premium brand beef dog food? The company behind the food, Evanger’s, would really like to know. So would the owner of three pugs that became sick and one that died after eating cans of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef. [More]

Man Sets Porch Pirate Trap With Giant Box Of Dog Poop

Man Sets Porch Pirate Trap With Giant Box Of Dog Poop

Packages left unattended on porches and stoops are low-hanging fruit for thieves who comb neighborhoods looking for something to steal. You can keep parcels safe by setting up a locked drop-box, having packages delivered to a safer address, asking for items to be held for pickup — or you can teach them a lesson with the help of a box full of dog turds. [More]

CBS New York

Man With Guide Dog Kicked Out Of Popeyes, Told ‘No Pets Allowed’

Guide dogs and other service dogs are not pets, and federal law protects their right to go anywhere that their owners are allowed to be. Yet the owner of a Popeyes restaurant in Brooklyn wasn’t clear on that concept, and used the “no pets” policy to kick a blind man and aspiring chicken-orderer out of the establishment. [More]

Mars Petcare Recalls Cesar Dog Food For Small Plastic Pieces

Mars Petcare Recalls Cesar Dog Food For Small Plastic Pieces

The mascot of Cesar brand dog food is a small, white, fluffy dog, but you are not supposed to find small, white, emphatically non-fluffy pieces of plastic in your dog’s wet food. Mars Petcare, the company behind the Cesar brand, has recalled dog food containers in the Cesar Classics filet mignon flavor, and multipacks that include that flavor. [More]

Detroit Dog Rescue

Legal Battle Over Smiley Bulldog Is Over, Pit Bulls Still Banned In Town

You may remember Diggy, the Michigan dog who appeared in an adorable selfie with his new owner, only to be threatened with losing his new home when the photo caught the attention of local police. They accused his new owner of violating a local ordinance, because Diggy appeared to be a pit bull. Now the town and owner have settled their dispute, and Diggy gets to stay in his home. [More]

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Dogs Left In Running Car Shift It Into Drive, Plow Into A Walmart

A dog owner in West Virginia did what she probably thought was the responsible thing while out with her pets, leaving them in the car with the engine running while she was inside Walmart. However, in one of the best arguments against automatic transmissions that we’ve ever seen, the dogs shifted the car and drove it very slowly into the outside of the store. [More]

KTRK

Postal Worker Caught On Security Camera Pepper-Spraying Family Dogs

Last week, something pretty normal happened at a house in Houston: the postal carrier brought the mail, and the dogs hanging out in the yard barked at him. What happened next, caught on a security camera, was unusual: the man sprayed all three dogs with what appears to be pepper spray, even though they were secured behind a heavy gate. [More]

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Uber Driver Claims Dog Urinated In Car, Sends Pictures Of Different Car

It’s not news that someone did something inappropriate in a hired car: that, unfortunately, has been happening for as long as taxis have existed. No, but one woman in Chicago disputed Uber’s claim that her dog relieved himself on the floor of an UberX vehicle and that she owed $200. [More]

Petco Stops Use Of Kennel Dryers, Fires Groomers Caring For Dog Who Died

Petco Stops Use Of Kennel Dryers, Fires Groomers Caring For Dog Who Died

Last week, a woman in Virginia left her healthy 2-year-old golden retriever at a Petco store for a routine bath and grooming. The store called her and asked to meet at a nearby veterinary clinic, where she learned that her dog was dead. Petco has now taken full responsibility for this incident, and says that the grooming salon workers involved have been fired. [More]

Owner Accuses Petco Groomer Of Leaving Dog To Die Of Heat Stroke

Owner Accuses Petco Groomer Of Leaving Dog To Die Of Heat Stroke

Most dogs are not fond of blow dryers, which is why pet groomers use a quiet, hands-off method to dry them off after a bath. Drying cages are simply cages that blow hot air onto the animal inside. Users are not, however, supposed to put a dog inside and then leave the shop, and that’s what a Virginia dog owner accuses her local Petco of doing. [More]

(Loren Sztajer) Don't despair, puppy. There are other chew toys out there.

Nylabone Recalls Puppy Starter Kits For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Puppies chew everything: fingers, toes, shoes, furniture…well, anything else within their reach. Nylabone offers a kit with a few different types of durable bone for your puppy to try in order to redirect their chewing urge toward something more that’s cheaper than shoes and healthier for their teeth. That seems like a good idea…unless the bones they’re chewing are contaminated with salmonella bacteria. [More]

These Ads Use Infomercial Tropes To Sell Shelter Pets

These Ads Use Infomercial Tropes To Sell Shelter Pets

Pet owners know that domestic animals have many uses around the home. Thousands of years ago, that’s why we welcomed them into our dwellings in the first place, and we’ve come to appreciate them for their other skills as well. Cats were originally welcomed inside to catch vermin, and now they are also alarm clocks and are fur-covered laptop cozies. Dogs now guard our houses and clean up crumbs on the floor. [More]

Dog Dies During Petsmart Grooming, Owners Want Justice

Dog Dies During Petsmart Grooming, Owners Want Justice

A family in Indiana brought their bulldog, Bubba, to the local Petsmart grooming salon for a nail trim, and the pup never came home. What happened? It’s not really clear, but it appears that the dog collapsed and vomited, leaving him unable to breathe. Now the family is upset and wants justice for their pet, but what does “justice” in this case mean? [More]

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TSA Finds Stowaway Chihuahua In Passenger’s Suitcase

We’re big fans of the Transportation Safety Administration’s hashtag-happy Instagram account, since we enjoy gawking at weaponry that people have tried to sneak on planes, from ammo-filled Bibles to throwing stars. Yet the TSA protected one traveler from a horrifying discovery at the end of her trip: her dog had stowed away in her suitcase, and she didn’t even know it. [More]