Hill’s Pet Nutrition recently put out a voluntary recall on their canned food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Although animals benefit from vitamin D, ingesting too much of it can lead to potential health issues. Luckily, in most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of the canned food.

Hill’s is working in coordination with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to get the affected products recalled. As of right now, the recall only extends to canned food and does not apply to dry food, cat food, or other treats.

canine flu h3n8 h3n2 strains 350pxIn an important update from the Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) and Oakland Veterinary Referral Services (OVRS), they have advised us of confirmed cases of H3N2 Canine Influenza in Michigan (so far, 2 confirmed cases in Macomb county, 1 in Wayne county and 1 in Oakland county).

While this number doesn’t seem like a lot, with the very contagious aspect of the virus, we suspect there may be more unconfirmed cases.

Symptoms to Watch for Include:

  • Dry, hacking cough
  • Coughing up white, foamy phlegm
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of appetite
  • Runny nose (not just moist, but runny)
  • Rapid breathing (not connected to exercise)
  • Fever

Summer brings warmer weather and outdoor activites that can be fun for both people and pets alike. However, the summer season can also pose dangers to your pet's health. Henry Schein Animal Health has shared an infographic on summer saftey for pets, which includes some great tips on:

The team at VetSelect Animal Hospital of Dearborn is excited to welcome clients and patients from VetSelect Animal Hospital of Dearborn Heights. Dr. Rebo and her team at VetSelect Dearborn Heights has joined our practice here in Dearborn, making us an even better resource for pets and their owners in the community.

Every pet's complete medical records are available to all the practices in the VetSelect system, so this will provide a smooth merger of the two practices.

With the addition of Dr. Rebo and her team, we will be able to provide even more convenient appointment availability while continuing to treat your pets with the same high level of care that you are accustomed to receiving from us.

We look forward to getting to know you and your pets!

 

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