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January 2017

The odor from a Royal Canin pet food facility in Sioux City, Iowa, has decreased enough to please local officials, reported Siouxland Matters, an ABC affiliate. The city council had set a mid-December deadline for the facility to reduce the smell that was bothering residents. The deadline was met, and the pet food facility committed to regularly cleaning its lines and tanks. Odor detection companies will continue working with Royal Canin to ensure the odor stays low. Watch the video at - http://www.siouxlandmatters.com/news/local-news/royal-canin-pet-food-plant-resolves-odor-issue-in-north-sioux-city/621323033 Read more →


According to Newtown Square, Pa.-based Petplan, its most frequently claimed conditions have one thing in common: obesity. “It’s no surprise that the biggest health threat to pets in 2017 is obesity,” said Dr. Ernie Ward, Petplan veterinary advisory board member and founder of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. “When you consider that over half of the nation’s dogs and cats are now overweight or obese, it literally is a growing problem.” This year, Petplan challenges pet parents to get out and get active with furry friends to avoid the... Read more →


UPDATE!!!! This has been expanded. New info - Orrville, OH - The J.M. Smucker Company is expanding the limited voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). The issue was discovered by the Quality Assurance team during review of production records at the manufacturing facility. No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date and the product is being recalled out of an abundance of caution. Cats fed diets low in thiamine for... Read more →