• Shiga
  • On June 7, 2007, the Pinellas County Health Department in central Florida was notified by a private physician regarding a positive laboratory result for Shiga toxin--producing Escherichia coli O157 (STEC O157) infection in a child aged 9 years. (cdc.gov)
  • The pathogen responsible was found to be an EAEC O104:H4 strain which was lysogenized by a Shiga toxin encoding phage (typically associated with Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli, which often encode the adhesin intimin). (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. (animalhealthfoundation.net)
  • Tests at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada detected aminopterin in some pet food samples, but only in concentrations of parts per billion or parts per trillion, amounts too low to cause the symptoms seen. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the plaintiff, there were over 3,000 complaints from dog owners with pets showing symptoms consistent with mycotoxin poisoning, such as vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and seizures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Veterinarians have said grieving pet owners often falsely attribute ambiguous, non-specific symptoms to food. (wikipedia.org)
  • melamine
  • On March 30 it was widely reported that the United States Food and Drug Administration had found melamine in wheat gluten that was used in the pet foods in question. (wikipedia.org)
  • As a result of this recall, the company invested $800,000 to build a laboratory to test for melamine, acid, and other toxins. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of 7 May, United States food safety officials stated: "There is very low risk to human health from consuming meat from hogs and chickens known to have been fed animal feed supplemented with pet food scraps that contained melamine and melamine-related compounds" The first recalls were announced by Menu Foods late on Friday, 16 March 2007, for cat and dog food products in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • neurotoxin
  • They can produce hazardous toxins, such as microcystins, a neurotoxin which destroys nerve tissue of mammals. (wikipedia.org)
  • We even isolated from a rat snake [Coelognathus radiatus (formerly known as Elaphe radiata)], a snake common in pet stores, a typical cobra-style neurotoxin, one that is as potent as comparative toxins found in close relatives of the cobra. (wikipedia.org)
  • dogs
  • Raisins, grapes and currants are getting to be more commonly known as a toxin to dogs. (petpoisonhelpline.com)
  • As of April 26, 2,200 dogs and 1,950 cats had died from eating pet food containing gluten and protein products imported from China. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • The thought behind the raw diet is simple: dogs and cats do better on what they ate for millennia before the pet food companies appeared. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • Chocolate is one of the number one toxins to #pets, and #dogs are often the most susceptible to getting into it. (rover.com)
  • The ASPCA reports tens of thousands of calls about household items every year, from people whose dogs who have licked up floor cleaner to people concerned about paint fumes and their pets. (rover.com)
  • Pets, especially dogs, are notorious for ingesting any dropped pill. (nilesanimalhospital.com)
  • While heavy metal had dogs barking and anxious, classical tunes encouraged pets to calm down and relax. (blogspot.com)
  • While these stations themselves are not poisonous to dogs, pets who are intrigued by the plastic casing and swallow it may experience obstruction in their bowels. (blogspot.com)
  • Following the poster promotion, in 2011, Beneful started airing television ads in Austria that included high pitch noises only dogs could hear to elicit a response from pets. (wikipedia.org)
  • snakes
  • Hognose snakes are frequently found in the exotic pet trade. (wikipedia.org)
  • Toxicofera (Greek for "those who bear toxins") is a proposed clade of scaled reptiles (squamates) that includes the Serpentes (snakes), Anguimorpha (monitor lizards, gila monster, and alligator lizards) and Iguania (iguanas, agamas, and chameleons). (wikipedia.org)
  • remedy
  • For de-worming pets, there are natural alternatives and I choose the natural remedy Worm Dr Pets for Holly and Silky and as the name suggests, it's marvellous for helping to eliminate parasites from the digestive tract of animals . (feelgoodpets.com)
  • laboratory
  • This report summarizes the results of the investigation, which identified seven cases of STEC O157 infection: four laboratory-confirmed primary cases, two probable primary cases, and one laboratory-confirmed secondary case, all associated directly or indirectly with the petting zoo. (cdc.gov)
  • ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid feeding or handling two separate brands of poultry-based raw pet food after the MDA laboratory found Salmonella bacteria in routine sample tests. (animalhealthfoundation.net)
  • known
  • Both known and unknown toxins can be found hiding in our houses and yards. (nilesanimalhospital.com)
  • As a result, many sources speculate the actual number of affected pets may never be known, and experts are concerned that the actual death toll could potentially reach into the thousands. (wikipedia.org)
  • birds
  • While we are not telling you not to smoke cigarettes, we are asking you to consider how that second hand smoke is affecting your dog, cat, birds or other pets. (petcaretips.net)
  • harmful
  • Batteries - we all know that batteries are very harmful to our pets when they are chewed or ingested because of the serious risks with corrosive injuries. (petpoisonhelpline.com)
  • However, some are often combined with dangerous chemicals and compounds called organophosphates or carbamates, which can be harmful to pets. (manchacavet.com)
  • Only a couple of licks or a small amount on the skin could be harmful to a dog, depending on the ingredients in a specific product and how the pet is exposed. (care2.com)
  • The harmful effects from such blooms is due to the toxins they produce or from using up oxygen in the water which can lead to fish die-offs. (wikipedia.org)
  • owners
  • Concerned pet owners should contact the AVMA for the latest on the recall. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • Raw pet food diets may put owners and pets at risk of Salmonella infection, according to a 2003 article that appeared in the Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • Many pet owners know that chocolate is toxic and keep it out of reach. (exceptionalpetsitting.com)
  • New pet owners will especially benefit from our tips on how to search for a breeder, deal with allergies, and assimilate the new pet into the family. (marthastewart.com)
  • But pet owners should be aware that essential oils can pose a health risk for their animal companions. (care2.com)
  • Wismer s advice to pet owners running oil diffusers is to use them for a short period of time and only in rooms that cannot be accessed by pets. (care2.com)
  • Because cats are particularly sensitive to a lot of toxins pet owners should never use dog products on cats. (care2.com)
  • Owners sometimes try to use essential oils or products with a high concentration of essential oils to treat other problems in pets, such as ear mites, Wismer said. (care2.com)
  • After completing a study that was thoroughly researched at Tufts University, they discovered that cats who have been breathing smoke from their pet owners for over 5 years have the chances of getting feline lymphoma tripled. (petcaretips.net)
  • As pet owners ourselves, we understand how hard ownership can be. (converseah.com)
  • Avocado ​ Infographics and articles abound warning pet owners of the dangers of avocados, but they fail to discuss how and why avocados pose a threat. (converseah.com)
  • Menu Foods
  • On March 23, 2007, ABC News reported that aminopterin was the chemical linked to the 2007 Menu Foods pet food contamination incident. (wikipedia.org)
  • Along with Natural Balance, other pet food organizations such as Blue Buffalo and Menu Foods were affected by the contaminated products and issued recalls. (wikipedia.org)
  • Overall, several major companies have recalled more than 5300 pet food products, with most of the recalls coming from Menu Foods. (wikipedia.org)
  • The economic impact on the pet food market has been extensive, with Menu Foods alone losing at least $42 million from the recall, even without taking into account reduced sales. (wikipedia.org)
  • Products
  • The contamination led to pet stores withdrawing more than 60 million products as part of an ongoing voluntary recall that began in March. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • In response to the recall, the New York Times asked pet nutrition experts for their insights: 'Products excluded from animal feed can go into pet food--meat and bone meal, nervous system tissue--parts of animals not allowed for anything else … The assumption is that better brands don't do that, but it's not verified. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • Wismer said that there are some products that contain essential oils and are for use on pets. (care2.com)
  • When using products with essential oils the veterinarian said it s important to follow packaging instructions and to only use products on the type of pet specified on the label. (care2.com)
  • The dangers to pets increase with the percentage of essential oil, and many people have 100-percent essential oil products. (care2.com)
  • These include products used on the lawn, in the house and on the pet. (nilesanimalhospital.com)
  • This is great news since many of these products, if ingested, can be life-threatening to pets. (nilesanimalhospital.com)
  • The toxins reported ranged from fire logs to cleaning products. (speakingforspot.com)
  • Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. (animalhealthfoundation.net)
  • Dangers
  • While many of these dangers are obvious and avoidable, there are some items we might not consider a danger - until a beloved pet is suffering and needs emergency care. (converseah.com)
  • potentially
  • If you think your pet may have ingested a potentially poisonous substance, call (888) 426-4435. (aspca.org)
  • Reports that cyanuric acid may be an independently and potentially widely used adulterant in China have heightened concerns for both pet and human health. (wikipedia.org)
  • eaten
  • According to PetDiets.com, homemade pet diets are not necessarily superior to commercial pet food, nor is it important for pets to eat bones and raw foods like those they might have eaten in the wild. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • Contact or go to your veterinarian as soon as you find your pet has eaten chocolate no matter how much or what type. (exceptionalpetsitting.com)
  • Meals were eaten inside a building during scheduled hours and were not consumed in the petting zoo area. (cdc.gov)
  • foods
  • Pet-care blog Itchmo carries a regularly updated list of all the foods involved in the recall, listed by animal and food types. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • Now that the holidays are here, there will be a lot of opportunities for your pet to have access to foods that are toxic to them. (exceptionalpetsitting.com)
  • Read our handy list of the top toxic people foods to avoid feeding your pet. (aspca.org)
  • Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance Pet Foods is an American pet food manufacturer with its headquarters located in Burbank, Los Angeles, California. (wikipedia.org)
  • On May 22, 2013, Natural Balance merged with Del Monte, maker of pet foods such as Kibbles 'n Bits, Meow Mix and Milo's Kitchen. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, in July 2007, a small lot of certain Natural Balance canned pet foods were recalled after it was determined that they may have been involved in a large-scale Botulism outbreak, associated with its producer Castleberry's Food Company. (wikipedia.org)
  • The 2007 pet food recalls comprise the contamination and wide recall of many brands of cat and dog foods beginning in March 2007, and the ensuing developments involving the human food supply. (wikipedia.org)
  • Initially, the recalls were associated with the consumption of mostly wet pet foods made with wheat gluten from a single Chinese company. (wikipedia.org)
  • There has been widespread public outrage and calls for government regulation of pet foods, which had previously been self-regulated by pet food manufacturers. (wikipedia.org)
  • gluten
  • In the following weeks, several other companies who received the contaminated wheat gluten also voluntarily recalled dozens of pet food brands. (wikipedia.org)
  • One month after the initial recall, contaminated rice protein from a different source in China was also identified as being associated with kidney failure in pets in the United States, while contaminated corn gluten was associated with kidney failure with pets in South Africa. (wikipedia.org)
  • chocolate
  • The Animal Poison Control line receives almost 40 calls per day from a worried pet person whose dog has ingested chocolate. (rover.com)
  • Salmonella
  • People handling contaminated raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella , especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. (animalhealthfoundation.net)
  • parents
  • And, if both pet parents smoke then that increases to four times the risk. (petcaretips.net)
  • Dog parents are often surprised to learn that many naturally occurring materials are dangerous to their pets. (petmd.com)
  • With an awareness of the potential danger posed by various toxins, pet parents can take measures to avoid their dog's exposure. (petmd.com)
  • contamination
  • As a result of investigating the 2007 pet food recalls, a broader Chinese protein export contamination investigation unfolded, raising concerns about the safety of the human food supply. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • Unlike humans, most pets seem to be in perpetually good moods. (manchacavet.com)
  • Remember also that your pets have much smaller tolerances than we as humans do because of their much smaller body weight, so the smoke affects them more quickly than it would us. (petcaretips.net)
  • Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. (animalhealthfoundation.net)
  • If your pet gets into alcohol, it can affect him in the same way it affects humans-either get him a little buzzed or, in the most extreme cases, cause him to wind up in the hospital. (petmd.com)
  • read
  • When in doubt about any outdoor chemical or treatment, avoid pet exposure and read the warning label on the back of the package. (manchacavet.com)
  • flea
  • Are you worried about exposing your pet to the dangerous chemicals in the dewormers and tick and flea remedies on the market? (feelgoodpets.com)
  • Unfortunately in some of the preparations, a percentage of the chemicals used also gets absorbed through the skin into your pet and can upset the delicate balance in the body - so although I strongly recommend a flea and de-worming program to kill the parasites properly, I always try to pick a Flea & Tick eradication product which does not cross the blood barrier . (feelgoodpets.com)
  • Cathy says: "If a pet develops an allergy to flea saliva , a terrible itchiness and allergic reaction usually results, leaving your poor animal scratching till he is raw. (feelgoodpets.com)
  • exposure
  • In many cases of accidental pet exposure, the people involved either had no idea how their pet could have been exposed, or they felt certain that there was no way their pet could have accessed the product where it was placed. (speakingforspot.com)
  • food
  • The contaminated pet food can damage the kidneys and cause organ failure. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • Raw food pet diets--such as BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food)--have become increasingly popular. (findingdulcinea.com)
  • This is a frozen pet food product with the production code of 06/14/12, which is located on the white tag on the end of the package. (animalhealthfoundation.net)
  • This is a frozen pet food product with the "Use By" date code of 10/27/13 B209, which is located on the lower front panel of package. (animalhealthfoundation.net)
  • In February 2015, a class action lawsuit was filed in California Federal Court against Nestle Purina Petcare alleging that the propylene glycol and mycotoxins contained in its Beneful dog food brand were toxins capable of poisoning and even killing pets. (wikipedia.org)
  • Established in 1989 by actor Dick Van Patten, the company markets itself as "Food For a Lifetime" and promotes itself as having "the finest food you can buy for your pet. (wikipedia.org)
  • No illnesses were reported with the pet food. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • Petting zoo operators should adhere to guidelines for supervised handwashing and other prevention measures that will help minimize the risk in children for infection from animal contact. (cdc.gov)
  • A small investment in an air purifier can save you hundreds of dollars in vet bills, and help your pet breathe the fresh air at all times. (petcaretips.net)
  • We are here not only to help your pets, but also to help you! (converseah.com)
  • We are here to help you give your pets the best possible lives they deserve. (converseah.com)
  • Use our handy tool to help determine whether your pet is at an ideal weight or needs a change in diet and lifestyle. (petmd.com)
  • production
  • AggR regulates many plasmid, as well chromosomally encoded, virulence factors, that include genes implicated in aggregative adherence fimbriae biogenesis and toxin production. (wikipedia.org)
  • natural
  • In March 2015 The J.M. Smucker Company purchased Natural Balance and the Big Heart Pet Brands from Del Monte. (wikipedia.org)
  • animals
  • Taking animals under any other circumstance, unnecessarily fills up pounds, results in the needless death of family pets, and contributes to the euthanasia rate, which is out of control in Australia. (freewebs.com)
  • Initial interviews revealed the child had attended a week-long session at a day camp and had come into contact with animals in the camp's petting zoo. (cdc.gov)
  • danger
  • Some of the items on the list might surprise you (I had no idea plain old ibuprofen was such a common danger to pets)! (rover.com)
  • organizations
  • By the end of March, veterinary organizations reported more than 100 pet deaths among nearly 500 cases of kidney failure, with one online database self-reporting as many as 3,600 deaths as of 11 April. (wikipedia.org)
  • keep
  • We even keep a pet first-aid kit handy just in case (if you don't have one, click here to learn how to make your own). (rover.com)
  • Approximately 50 bright yellow signs are posted along trails around the lake advising patrons to keep pets away from the water. (wikipedia.org)
  • lawn
  • Does your pet regard your lawn as the perfect place to snack? (manchacavet.com)
  • Fertilizers, which can be made of dried blood, poultry manure and bone meal, are very attractive to pets, so it is not surprising that we get many calls (almost 3,900 in 2011) on lawn and garden items. (nilesanimalhospital.com)