FDA Issues Consumer Alert on Online Pharmacies

FDA Issues Consumer Alert on Online Pharmacies

When it comes to purchasing veterinary drugs online, buyers should beware, says a top official from the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine.

In fact, in a consumer alert issued today, Dr. Martine Hartogensis, director of FDA’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance, says that while some websites selling veterinary drugs represent legitimate businesses, others do not.

In fact, FDA regulators have documented unscrupulous practices relating to the sale of unapproved and counterfeit pet drugs, dispensing of Rx drugs without a prescription and sale of expired drugs. Some sites make fraudulent claims about a drug

Important Notice– Recall of Select Iams Veterinary Formula Dry Dog or Cat food and Select Eukanuba products!!

Important Notice– Recall of Select Iams Veterinary Formula Dry Dog or Cat food and Select Eukanuba products!!

Proctor and Gamble voluntarily recalled two specific lots of renal dry cat food on June 25,2010 due to a possible salmonella health risk. As a further precaution, Proctor and Gamble is now expanding the voluntarily recall to include additional veterinary formulas and some specialized Eukanuba dry pet food.

No illnesses have been reported, but in cooperation with the FDA, P&G
determined that some product may have been contaminated. As a precautionary measure, P&G is suspending operations at the facility these items were made and recalling all dry pet food manufactured within this plant.

No canned food, biscuits/treats, or supplements are affected by this announcement.

Products Involved:

  • Iams Veterinary Formulas — All dry sizes and varieties.
  • Eukanuba Naturally Wild — All dry sizes and varieties
  • Eukanuba Pure — All dry sizes and varieties
  • Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin — All dry sizes

If you have purchased any food on the recall list, please throw away any unused food and contact P&G at 877-340-8823 to get directions on how to get a refund. No receipts are necessary, and refunds apply to unopened bags as well as party used bags.

Anyone owning the food should throw it out. Pets can become infected and people handling the dry pet food can become infected with salmonella as well if they do not wash their hands.

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness in people and pets. If your pet has eaten the product(s) mentioned above and is experiencing diarrhea, fever, or vomiting, please make an appointment with your veterinarian. If you or one of your family members has handled any of these products and is experiencing any symptoms, please contact your physician immediately.

Stay safe, and please feel free to contact University Animal Hospital with any questions!

University Animal Hospital
(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Recall of Iams Prescription Cat Food due to Salmonella Risk!

Feline Food Recall!

Proctor and Gamble is voluntarily recalling two lots of dry cat food that may be contaminated with Salmonella.

No illnesses have been reported, but an FDA analysis identified positive results on two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs: numbers 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 and 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1.

Codes are found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

You may read more about the story here.

Anyone owning the food should throw it out. Pets can become infected and people handling the dry pet food can become infected with salmonella as well if they do not wash their hands.

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness in people and pets. If your pet has eaten the product(s) mentioned above and is experiencing diarrhea, fever, or vomiting, please make an appointment with your veterinarian. If you or one of your family members has handled any of these products and is experiencing any symptoms, please contact your physician immediately.

Customers seeking more information or a refund may call P&G at 877-894-4458.

Stay safe, and please feel free to contact University Animal Hospital with any questions!

University Animal Hospital
(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Recall of Pet Nutritional Supplements due to Salmonella Risk!

Canine Supplement Recall!

University Animal Hospital wants you to be aware of the following product recall from United Pet Group:

“United Pet Group Voluntarily Expands Recall of Nutritional Supplements for Dogs to Include Additional Tablet and Powdered-Form Products for Dogs and Cats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk”. View full recall alert from the US Food and Drug Administration.

Salmonella is a group of bacteria that can cause illness in people and pets. If your pet has eaten the product(s) mentioned above and is experiencing diarrhea, fever, or vomiting, please make an appointment with your veterinarian. If you or one of your family members has handled any of these products and is experiencing any symptoms, please contact your physician immediately.

Remember, washing your hands before and after handling any food products is a great way to reduce your risk of contracting infection. Stay safe, and please feel free to contact University Animal Hospital with any questions!

 

University Animal Hospital
(212) 288-8884
354 East 66th Street
New York, NY 10065

Vote for Brian Kilcommons!

 

Make sure to cast your vote for Brian!

Brian Kilcommons, Master Trainer and author of “My Smart Puppy” has an audition piece in the running for the “Your OWN Show” Casting Contest! We think that Brian does great work and wish him the best of luck!

Watch Brian’s video and cast your vote here!

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Carl Schurz Park Dog Run Schmooze!

Annual Dog Run Schmooze!

Join us at the Dog Run Committee of The Carl Schurz Park Conservancy’s

Annual Dog Run Schmooze to benefit the renovation and upkeep of our dog runs!

Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served!

Monday, May 24th, 2010

6:30 – 8:30pm

Furry Friends NOT included in this schmooze

For more information please call Nina Mortellito (212) 828-1858 or email nina@carlschurzparknyc.org

Carl Shurz Park Association Needs Your Help!

The Carl Schurz Park Association Needs Your Help!

This Sunday, March 21st, at 1pm we need some dog run users to come and help spread wood chips in the temporary run while the main run is renovated. Terese from Parks will be there to organize volunteers. Since this run will be used by the small and large dog run people it would be wonderful to have volunteers from both.It shouldn’t take long if we have many helping hands. For more information, please contact Nina

Additionally,the Carl Schurz Park Association is putting together a small team called “Lily’s Carl Schurz Park Friends” to walk in this years Bark For Life. It would be wonderful to have some people and pups join!

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884

354 East 66th Street

New York, NY

10065

Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC Dogs!

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Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC dogs!

Many of our clients have contacted us regarding an e-mail going around stating that a Craigslist poster has been threatening to place poison in and around dog runs in Manhattan.

The NYC Department of Parks stated that they were not aware of any serious, credible threats, but as this is such a serious allegation, we felt it was our duty to inform you, and arm you with information on how to keep your pup safe.

Dog Run Safety Tips

1. When entering the dog run, please

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study it carefully BEFORE unleashing your dog.

2. Be vigilant. Make sure that your dog is not eating anything off the ground, any plants or any treats that do not come directly from you.

3. Do not touch anything suspicious and do not let any dogs near it.

 

If you suspect that your dog has ingested something harmful, please call us right away. Be on the look out for any of these signs:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tremors/seizures
  • Labored breathing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Non-responsive behavior

Please call us on (212) 288-8884 if you have any questions. Stay Safe!

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884

354 East 66th Street

New York, NY

10065

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Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC Dogs!

Alert: Craigslist Posting threatens to poison NYC dogs!

Many of our clients have contacted us regarding an e-mail going around stating that a Craigslist poster has been threatening to place poison in and around dog runs in Manhattan.

The NYC Department of Parks stated that they were not aware of any serious, credible threats, but as this is such a serious allegation, we felt it was our duty to inform you, and arm you with information on how to keep your pup safe.

Dog Run Safety Tips

1. When entering the dog run, please

2. Be vigilant. Make sure that your dog is not eating anything off the ground, any plants or any treats that do not come directly from you.

3. Do not touch anything suspicious and do not let any dogs near it.

If you suspect that your dog has ingested something harmful, please call us right away. Be on the look out for any of these signs:
  • Loss of appetite
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Lethargy
  • Loss of coordination
  • Tremors/seizures
  • Labored breathing
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Non-responsive behavior

Please call us on (212) 288-8884 if you have any questions. Stay Safe!

University Animal Hospital

(212) 288-8884

354 East 66th Street

New York, NY

10065

Protect Your Pet From Intestinal Parasites

Protect Your Pet From Intestinal Parasites

Many of you have called in regarding Dr. Oz’s recent segment on Intestinal Parasites.

With all of the statistics concerning intestinal parasites in dogs and cats (over 18% of dogs and cats tested positive for some form of intestinal parasite in the Tri-state area in 2009!), it is natural to have questions about what to do to protect yourself, your pet, and your family.
Many worms are zoonotic, which means that it IS possible for humans to become infected, however, good hygiene, awareness, and vigilant testing and deworming can help to significantly decrease the risk.

What to look for:

Symptoms manifested by pets that are infected with internal parasites can vary, and depend on a pet’s age, nutritional status, parasite load, duration of infestation, etc. One of the most common symptoms of internal parasitism is diarrhea. Other symptoms include poor appetite, lethargy, coughing, and abdominal distention. Some pets don’t show any symptoms while others can become very ill, or even die from their infestation.

How to prevent them:

Because so many pets can have worms and remain asymptomatic, University Animal Hospital recommends regular fecal tests (at least twice a year) for all of our patients,

As a preventative, we strongly urge all parents to keep their pet on a year round Heartworm preventative, such as Sentinel for dogs, which, in addition to preventing heartworm disease, also prevents and controls flea infestations, and protects against intestinal worms. For cats we recommend Revolution to prevent heartworm disease, and for use as a broad spectrum dewormer.

Frontline for dogs and cats is another important part of your pet

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