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How to protect your dog from being stolen

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Around 3.2 million UK households have bought an animal companion since the pandemic began, according to pet population figures from the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA). As a result, prices of puppies, in particular, have soared and, sadly, dog thefts have seen a massive spike.

Charity DogLost has recorded a 250 per cent increase in dognappings from March 2020 to March 2021, its senior police liaison coordinator, Wayne May, tells The Independent.

An RSPCA spokesperson tells The Independent that the organisation believes that a rise in pet thefts could be the result of “the surging popularity, and

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Select Midwestern Pet Foods’ dog and cat food recalled for potential salmonella risk

Months after Midwestern Pet Foods Inc. recalled dozens of products potentially linked to the deaths of more than 70 dogs, the company is voluntarily recalling select dog and cat food that may be contaminated with salmonella.

The Evansville, Indiana, family-owned company says the new recall is for specific lots and expiration dates of 10 of its dog and cat food brands in a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website Tuesday.

The recalled products were distributed to retail stores nationwide and to online retailers. Consumers are advised to “not feed the recalled products to pets or any

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Bravo Packing Dog Food Recall 2021 List Expanded Over Salmonella, Listeria Risks

KEY POINTS

  • An earlier recall pulled dog food products from inventory amid Salmonella and Listeria risks
  • Possible cross-contamination pushes the company to recall more pet food products
  • There have been no reports of illnesses related to the recall so far

A New Jersey-based company has expanded its earlier recall to include more dog food products. Both pets and humans may be at risk because of the potential contamination.

Early in March, Bravo Packing issued a voluntary recall of two of its pet food products after samples tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria. At the time, the recall affected its “Performance

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Bravo Raw Dog Food Was Just Recalled for Salmonella and Listeria Risks

Bravo Packing Inc. is recalling two types of frozen raw dog food due to possible salmonella and listeria contamination, which could make both pets and their humans sick. 

The recall affects Bravo Packing’s Performance Dog and Ground Beef products, which both come in two-pound and five-pound plastic sleeves that were distributed nationwide, according to an alert posted to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website. Samples of both types of frozen raw dog food tested positive for salmonella and listeria during an FDA inspection. (Note that this recall does not affect dog food from Bravo Pet Foods, a similarly named

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dog owners buy metal collars to deter thieves

<span>Photograph: Fotografixx/Getty Images</span>

Photograph: Fotografixx/Getty Images

A spate of dognapping in recent months has led to growing numbers of owners buying lockable, steel-core collars and leads that cannot be severed by bolt cutters as they walk their pets.

Dog theft has risen as animals available to buy have become scarcer since the pandemic began. The average cost of a puppy doubled to nearly £1,900 last year, and some breeds are worth more than £6,000.

Last week Lady Gaga’s dog walker was shot in the chest in Los Angeles and robbed of the singer’s two French bulldogs. Meanwhile, the charity DogLost says that the

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