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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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Don’t forget, pets are ‘very much at risk’ in cold weather, officials say

LANSING – Don’t forget about your pets when temperatures drop.

That’s the message from the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD), which is reminding residents that our furry friends are very much at risk in cold weather.

“The biggest concerns are frostbite and hypothermia; and just like us, they are subject to the cold,” said Michele Schalow, DVM, a program manager in MDARD’s Animal Industry Division. “Just because they have fur, that doesn’t mean they can’t get too cold.”

Dr. Schalow offered several important tips for protecting pets and animals when temperatures drop. For example, owners should try

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Pennsylvania Cat Dies Of COVID-19, Officials Warn Pets At Risk

HARRISBURG, PA — Pennsylvania has confirmed its first coronavirus-positive cat, state Department of Agriculture officials announced Tuesday.

The 16-year old Cumberland County cat lived in a household with multiple individuals who had previously been diagnosed with COVID-19. The feline in early October began suffering mild respiratory illness that ultimately led to humane euthanization.

The case is still under investigation, and a primary cause of death has not yet been confirmed.

The cat is one of a handful of COVID-19 positive pets from across the United States that died or were euthanized while infected. The infected pets had known prolonged exposure

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Denmark to cull up to one million mink due to risk of coronavirus contagion

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – Denmark will cull around 1 million mink after finding further coronavirus infections among the animals at farms that breed them for their fur, authorities said.

The Nordic country is the world’s largest producer of mink and had previously culled animals on farms hit by infections, but outbreaks have persisted.

Fresh cases have been registered at 41 mink farms and another 20 were believed affected, totalling up to 1 million minks, Environment and Food Minister Mogens Jensen said at a press briefing on Thursday evening.

As a precaution, the culling will include farms situated within 8 km (5

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Plague confirmed in California. What’s the risk of catching it?

In the Middle Ages, the plague caused tens of millions of deaths in Europe in a series of outbreaks known as the Black Death. And while it’s extremely rare in modern times, the deadly bacterial infection is still around today — but how likely are you to catch it?

This week, California reported its first case of plague in five years. The patient, a resident of the South Lake Tahoe area, is said to be recovering at home. And in July, a 15-year-old boy in western Mongolia died of bubonic plague that he contracted from an infected marmot.


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