Bravo Packing recalls Performance Dog raw pet food

Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, New Jersey, U.S.A. is recalling all Performance Dog products, a frozen raw pet food, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  No human or animal illnesses have been reported to date. Bravo Packing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling […]

Get to Know the Chihuahua Dog

Vigilant, self-important and dedicated to his owner, the Chihuahua dog has been a popular companion for centuries. And because he weighs less than 6 pounds, the Chihuahua fits easily on his loved ones’ laps. But don’t expect sweetness and snuggles alone. The ancient heritage of the Chihuahua dog The Aztecs adored Chihuahua dogs. Photography ©Phanuwat […]

Austin Pets Alive! Calligator’s Ultrasound – Austin Pets Alive!

September 10, 2018 • Calligator’s Ultrasound by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Our feisty, firecracker kitty, Calligator is in need of an ultrasound of her heart. This 6-year-old lady is diabetic and while our APA! Clinic has gotten her diabetes under control, she recently had a blood clot and we need to determine […]

Austin Pets Alive! Dee’s Cleft Palate

September 10, 2018 • Dee’s Cleft Palate by Lindsey Picard • Posted in: Medical Chip-ins Dee is a sweet little 4-month-old pup who was born with a severe cleft palate and has had to be tube fed in foster ever since she arrived at APA! in April. But she doesn’t let that get her down! […]

Update: FDA pet food ingredient and DCM investigation

On July 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an advisory alerting U.S. pet food companies, veterinarians, retailers and the public that it was investigating a recent outbreak of atypical cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) with a possible link to pet food ingredients used in popular grain-free and similar products. Naturally, this announcement […]

Steve’s Real Food recalls raw frozen dog, cat foods

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA voluntarily recalled one lot of five-pound Turducken Recipe dog food, one lot of two-pound Quest Emu Diet cat food and one lot of two-pound Quest Beef Diet cat food, due to possible Salmonella and/or Listeria monogenesis contamination, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. No pet […]

Petfood Forum 2019 Student Program announces call for papers

The Petfood Forum 2019 content advisory board is seeking academic research abstracts for undergraduate and graduate oral presentations and research posters, due October 22, 2018. Petfood Forum 2019 is scheduled for April 29–May 1 at the Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S., with the Student Program taking place April 30–May 1. Please do […]

Petfood Forum Europe 2019 announces call for papers

The Petfood Forum Europe 2019 content advisory board is seeking abstracts for noncommercial oral presentations, due November 5, 2018. Petfood Forum Europe 2019 is scheduled for June 13 at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not sure you will be able to attend Petfood Forum Europe on […]

Scant Gen X-ers to fill boomer’s pet food industry jobs

For many years, the pet food industry has grown, and this has contributed to a labor shortage exacerbated by demographic changes, said Ed Yuhas, managing director for Kincannon and Reed Executive Search, an administrative-level staffing agency, in a video from Petfood Forum 2018. “There are just fewer people that do the kind of work that […]

Wet pet food buyers want vegetable pieces, meat shreds

Dog and cat owners’ desire to see recognizable meat and vegetable ingredients in their pets’ foods has become an influential trend in wet pet food, said Jeroen Boensma, area sales manager at SELO Food Processing, during his presentation at Foro Mascotas 2018 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. This trend influences how pet food manufacturers process their […]