Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:55:02 GMTSome 500 dogs and nine cats may have died after eating chicken jerky pet treat made in China, according to updated complaints logged by federal veterinary health officials.
Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:40:31 GMT
(image) Kasel Associated Industries of Denver has voluntarily pulled its 2.5-pound bags of Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats because of possible salmonella contamination. The action is not related to ongoing concerns about chicken jerky pet treats made in China.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:41:44 GMTA Denver company is recalling packages of its pet treats made from dried bull penises — known as 'bully sticks' — after they tested positive for salmonella.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 02:14:20 GMTOne of the nation's leading manufacturers of pet treats has issued a voluntary recall of chicken breast treats because they may cause health problems in cats. The recall follows reports of more than 1,800 dogs in the U.S. sickened or killed after eating jerky treats from China.
Tue, 1 May 2012 19:47:29 GMTBy msnbc.com staff Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include puppy food over possible salmonella contamination, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Wed, 4 Apr 2012 21:49:27 GMTFederal health officials have sent inspectors into Chinese plants that make chicken jerky pet treats to investigate potential links to illnesses and deaths in hundreds of dogs in the United States, two lawmakers say.
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 20:46:37 GMT
(image) Amid reports of more than 500 dogs sickened by chicken jerky pet treats imported from China, government health officials are ramping up border inspections for dangerous toxins, including melamine.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 18:58:05 GMTLeading Texas veterinarians are mobilizing to enlist pets in the testing of experimental cancer therapies, a potential benefit to not just dogs and cats but people.
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 14:57:46 GMT
(image) Chicken jerky treats may be to blame for dozens of new reports of mysterious illnesses and some deaths in dogs, health officials warn. At least 70 dogs have reportedly been sickened this year after eating chicken jerky products imported from China.
Sat, 25 Jun 2011 07:41:28 GMTYoda's short tufts of hair, protruding tongue and long, seemingly hairless legs were enough to earn her the World's Ugliest Dog title at a Northern California fair. Her owner told TODAY she loves her prize-winning pooch's ugly mug.
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 15:51:00 GMT
(image) Rover and Fluffy are unlikely to raise kids' risk of developing pet allergies, and could lower them, according to a new 18-year-long study.
Thu, 19 May 2011 17:05:42 GMTA New York county is launching a registry for animal abusers which could also help to identify potential violence against women and children.
Tue, 17 May 2011 20:58:13 GMT
(image) Barbara Ogburn was waiting for guests to arrive for a dinner party when her Siamese cat Toby went to use his litter box.
Fri, 13 May 2011 19:16:45 GMT
(image) More than two weeks after twisters shattered the South, teams from the Humane Society of the United States are still rounding up stray animals and pets in the most heavily damaged areas.
Wed, 4 May 2011 18:04:51 GMT
(image) A depressed woman can keep a partially paralyzed kangaroo at her home in a northeast Oklahoma city, officials have agreed, just weeks after she was warned that the therapy pet might be run out of town.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:33:30 GMTHuman drugs have long been used to treat the disease in animals, but now vets are using another human tool, the continuous glucose monitor, to develop treatments for Fido and Mittens.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011 19:52:16 GMTA new study finds that the brains of male and female canines are not the same — and in at least one task, the females have an edge.
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 18:33:53 GMT
(image) An anonymous donor has purchased a $50,000 insurance policy to help an Oklahoma woman keep her pet kangaroo as a therapy pet.
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 19:02:59 GMT
(image) Countless homeowners will find hobbled or mauled animals on their property this year. It's not always clear what to do. There are differences in how to handle, say, a baby chick versus a frothing raccoon. And it's not always easy to find someone to help.
Mon, 21 Mar 2011 19:10:16 GMTOstensibly a showcase for the latest fads in pet health, the Global Pet Expo is also a stage for the whimsical and wacky. Learn about the bizarre new items for dogs, cats, fish and even chickens.
Thu, 10 Mar 2011 23:17:10 GMT
(image) Liam and Theo were a team, fast friends doing a dangerous job — searching out roadside bombs laid by insurgents in Afghanistan.
Mon, 7 Mar 2011 17:49:47 GMT
(image) California's ferret owners are tired of being criminals.
Tue, 1 Mar 2011 19:36:27 GMT
(image) A YouTube video shows Detroit's growing population of stray dogs. TODAYshow.com’s Dara Brown talks to Monica Martino, co-founder of Detroit Dog Rescue, about safety concerns and community efforts to control the population. (TODAY)
Thu, 24 Feb 2011 23:37:49 GMTThe bond between cats and their owners turns out to be far more intense than imagined, especially for cat aficionado women and their affection reciprocating felines, shows a study.
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 17:14:36 GMT
(image) Cats scratch and dogs bark. Is declawing or debarking the answer?
Sat, 12 Feb 2011 00:26:25 GMTVeterinarian Dr. Kathy Blanchard thought she was being punked when she first saw the x-rays of a 4-month-old pit bull mix who consumed a drumstick nearly as long as her body.
Wed, 9 Feb 2011 21:23:18 GMT
(image) The 3-year-old lab has trouble walking, but vets are optimistic that she'll live pain-free.
Tue, 8 Feb 2011 16:55:07 GMTA furry, four-pawed best friend could be the key to getting your kid off the couch and away from the TV screen, a new study suggests.
Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:08:12 GMT
(image) Diagnosed with an especially severe case of type 1 diabetes at the age of four, Rebecca Farrar was unable to feel any change in her blood sugar levels and suffered from life-threatening complications. Shirley, a yellow Labrador, can detect changes in Rebecca's glucose levels and is now Rebecca's constant companion. ITV's Lawrence McGinty reports. (Nightly News)
Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:33:11 GMT
(image) The majority of American pet owners believe a well-trained dog is safe — even if it comes from one of the "bully breeds."
Mon, 31 Jan 2011 18:23:57 GMT
(image) The size and width of a dog's head accurately predict the strength and running ability of the canine, according to a paper in the latest issue of the journal Behavioural Processes.
Sat, 29 Jan 2011 00:45:17 GMT
(image) Human medications sickened more pets in the United States last year than any other toxin.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 04:22:41 GMTA valuable pedigreed cat that went missing from its New Zealand home turned up two days later a little different — it had been surgically castrated.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 19:03:35 GMT
(image) After being accidentally run over in his own driveway, "Peg-Leg Polo" is thriving with a new custom-designed artificial paw. WSMV's Dennis Ferrier reports. (NBC News Channel)
Fri, 21 Jan 2011 22:08:04 GMTWhile lawmakers have been banning drivers from texting or using cell phones, many motorists are riding around with another dangerous risk — their dogs.
Tue, 18 Jan 2011 20:26:52 GMT
(image) Here you are 18 days into yet another failed New Year's Resolution to get in shape, while all around you Corgis, tabby cats, bunnies, crustaceans, hamsters, ferrets and a dog of indistinct heritage wearing a moose suit, are hitting the gym and going for the burn.
Tue, 11 Jan 2011 19:45:46 GMT
(image) Two-thirds of American pet owners say their pets have a sixth sense about everything from bad weather to bad news, a new poll finds.
Mon, 3 Jan 2011 19:30:04 GMTUh-oh, the new year's just begun and already you're finding it hard to keep those resolutions to junk the junk food, get off the couch or kick smoking. There's a biological reason a lot of our bad habits are so hard to break — they get wired into our brains.
Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:07:43 GMT
(image) Celebrations in Germany after a Rhodesian Ridgeback gives birth to 17 puppies, and all survive. TODAYshow.com's Dara Brown reports. (TODAY)
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:58:26 GMTThe Kroger Co is recalling select packages of dog and cat foods at some of its retail stores because the products may pose a health risk to pets.
Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:06:49 GMTAn estimated 1,200 dogs at a Kansas kennel were euthanized after an outbreak in Wyoming of the highly contagious disease distemper was linked to the large-scale breeding operation.
Wed, 15 Dec 2010 17:04:38 GMT"I would love to get another dog in the future," the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback told theGrio. "I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process. I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love, and my passion for animals."
Wed, 8 Dec 2010 17:58:02 GMT
(image) A majority of all pet owners — 53 percent — said in an Associated Press-Petside.com poll that they plan to get their animals a present this holiday season.
Wed, 1 Dec 2010 00:38:19 GMT
(image) He was found in the bottom of a Dumpster, after having his ears viciously hacked off.
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 13:51:05 GMTDonald Ellis loved his 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier to death. He left instructions in his will that when he died, his dog was to be put down. Other pet owners have made the same request, fearing no one will love their animals like they do.
Tue, 30 Nov 2010 00:34:30 GMTDo cats always land on their feet? Does a warm nose mean a sick pet? Are dogs color blind? We sort out the fact from fiction on 11 pet myths.
Sat, 20 Nov 2010 02:03:55 GMTOfficials say an employee for Arizona's Pinal County has been fired after euthanizing a war-hero dog that wasn't scheduled to be put down.
Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:30:48 GMTA dog named Target that lived through explosions in war-torn Afghanistan couldn't survive a brief stay at an Arizona animal shelter.
Tue, 9 Nov 2010 21:37:01 GMTA Rottweiler that was supposed to be put to sleep will live the rest of her life frolicking in the country.
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 20:03:16 GMT
(image) A suburban Detroit man whose ailing 11-year-old Rottweiler survived a botched euthanasia said he has neither the heart nor the money to try the procedure again.
Mon, 11 Oct 2010 16:45:42 GMT
(image) Dogs with a "food-bowl-half-empty" attitude are more likely to bark, yowl and chew when left alone than dogs with a sunnier outlook, according to a new study.
Thu, 16 Sep 2010 12:41:50 GMT
(image) A Labrador who ate a bee-hive. The terrier who attacked a chain-saw. These aren't doggies with a death wish. They're just normal pooches, according to some of the bizarre accidents reported to pet insurance companies.
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:54:53 GMT
(image) Linda Bruno called her Pennsylvania cat rescue the land of milk and tuna. It thrived for years as people sent pets they couldn't care for from hundreds of miles away — unaware it was a death camp for cats.
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:23:06 GMTHundreds of specially trained dogs form Italy's corps of canine lifeguards, are deployed each summer to help swimmers in need of rescue.
Mon, 9 Aug 2010 21:11:10 GMTA small dog who refused to return home until a neighbor followed her helped rescue her owner after he collapsed at home following heart surgery.
Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:21:54 GMTPet owners often swear that a new baby won't change how they feel about their cat or dog. But a new study of pet owners in Indiana finds that parenthood does affect the way people think about and treat their domesticated furballs.
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 16:37:42 GMT
(image) As human waistlines have ballooned, so has the girth of our pets. A 2009 national survey of veterinarians found that 45 percent of dogs and 58 percent of cats were overweight or obese.
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 22:04:34 GMT
(image) The Centers for Disease Control says salmonella tainted pet food poses danger to young children. WNBC's Lynda Baquero reports. (NBC News Channel)
Mon, 9 Aug 2010 04:49:44 GMTFido's food may be making kids sick, a government report warns, detailing the first known salmonella outbreak in humans, mostly young children, linked to pet food.
Fri, 6 Aug 2010 13:46:12 GMT
(image) Easter bunnies grow up and the novelty wears off. Come summer, people often just dump the bunnies.
Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:41:54 GMT
(image) Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military. Now, veterinarians say, she has post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mon, 26 Jul 2010 10:13:00 GMTConsumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Iams brand prescription renal dry cat food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 17:04:08 GMTMassachusetts on Wednesday will become the first state to ban the surgery that devocalizes dogs and cats, which many animal rights advocates see as a cruel and unnecessary procedure.
Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:30:26 GMTA 6-year-old cat named Nazzaning has defied conventions of kitty-kind. The Turkish Van cat has learned to walk again after being paralyzed, thanks to hydrotherapy treatment typically used for less water-averse canines.
Mon, 19 Jul 2010 18:41:55 GMTWhile states across the nation grapple with national health care reform, a new population of patients is gaining attention in California: Fido and Fluffy.
Tue, 20 Jul 2010 22:29:28 GMTVeterinarians are practicing ever more advanced medicine on the nation's 77 million dogs, 90 million cats and other animals — treatments that vie with the best of human medicine.
Fri, 16 Jul 2010 18:17:06 GMT
(image) Bulldog and pug owners, beware: Short-snouted breeds accounted for roughly half the purebred dog deaths on airplanes in the past five years, government data released Friday shows.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 19:46:11 GMT
(image) Double-bunked behind the bars at the overrun St. Bernard Animal Shelter are more victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill: shiny-coated Labrador retrievers, long-haired Chihuahuas and a fluffy Shih Tzu.
Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:49:31 GMT
(image) The American Kennel Club is welcoming a trio of new breeds to join the 164 already in its registry. The Icelandic sheepdog joins the Herding Group, while the Cane Corso and the Leonberger are new entrants in the Working Group.
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 22:12:16 GMTLife after doggy death row was just a three-hour jet ride away for 60 pooches flown to Canada on Friday for adoption north of the border.
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:55:40 GMT
(image) A cat that had both its back legs severed by a combine harvester can walk again after being fitted with prosthetic limbs in a world-first operation.
Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:44:39 GMT
(image) There's a new breed of dog groomer for those who can afford it — dog stylists. Groomers keep dogs clean; stylists make them fabulous.
Wed, 23 Jun 2010 20:31:28 GMTA Florida man was reportedly run over by his own truck after his dog put it into gear.