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The Animal Health Clinic is proud to announce the addition of new in-house blood analysis equipment that allows us to do Complete Blood Counts with Differentials and Serum Chemisty Profiles immediately after blood collection with results in 10-15 minutes.
FEATURED FOOD OF THE MONTH
HILL'S PRESCRIPTION METABOLIC ADVANCED WEIGHT SOLUTION DIET FOOD
This diet is clinically proven to work with each pet's unique metabolic response to activate the body's natural ability to burn excess body fat and affect calorie utilization. Studies showed that 88% of pets in a veterinarian supervised in-home study lost weight. Both dogs and cats averaged a 28% loss of body fat in two months.
This food is available in both dry and canned forms for dogs and cats. In addition, metabolic treats are also available at the Animal Health Clinic as well as other low calorie treats.
The doctors have been recommending this diet for over a year and have seen the results even in their own dogs. If your dog has a weight issue and other weight loss diets have not been working, please talk to us about Hill's Metabolic Diet. Hill's offers a money back quarantee if your pet doesn't like the food.
CURRENT PRODUCT RECALL INFORMATION
Hy-Vee, Inc. today, Feb. 25th, issued a voluntary recall of certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a chemical contaminant, aflatoxin, commonly found in corn. Pets which have consumed this product may exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yelllowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea. The recalled products were distributed to Hy-Vee stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin between Oct. 26, 2012 and January 11, 2013. Products recalled can be found at www.Hy-vee.com then go to company page/press room/recalls/dog food recall.
Nestle Purina PetCare Company and its subsidiary Waggin'Train, LLC has voluntarily withdrawn its Waggin'Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats sold in the United States until further notice. Trace amounts of antibiotic residue were found in samples of their chicken jerky products. The company states that this finding does not pose a safety risk to pets.
The following products have been voluntarily recalled due to the risk of Salmonella contamination:
Carolina Prime Pet's Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips
Dogsbutter Brand All Natural, Jarred Peanut Butter Treat for Dogs (manufactured between May 1-Sept. 24, 2012)
Boots and Barkley brand 6-count, 5-inch Beef Bully Sticks sold in Target Stores
Charlee Bear Products-some varieties of its Protein Crunch Bars
Nature's Deli-Chicken Jerky Dog Treats sold at Sam's Clubs
Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb meal and Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula
Nature's Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken sold in 19-ounce pouches
Yoghund brand Organic Banana & Peanut Butter flavor frozen yogurt dog treats
Wellness Natural Pet Food recalled some 12-pound bags of Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food with the "best buy" date of Aug 18, 2013. The batch was found to be high in moisture, which could cause the food to mold before its expiration date.
WARNING: Since July 31, 2012 there have been 2,200 pet illness reports to the FDA and 360 dog deaths (1 cat) due to jerky treats (especially chicken jerky) imported from China. The Animal Health Clinic only sells jerky treats from Hill's Pet Food Company made in the USA.