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Week in Review: Food, Treat Recalls, Lawsuits, Labs are Top Dog, Easter Safety & More

Catch up on all the dog news, stories, training, and lifestyle tips, tricks and advice you might have missed in this dog news week in review!

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From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week! Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article!

This week saw THREE dog food/treat recalls. They are:

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RECALL ALERT: Milo’s Kitchen Dog Treats Recalled Due to Elevated Thyroid Hormone

Two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen brand dog treats have been recalled due to the products potentially containing elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

RECALL ALERT: Blue Ridge Beef Complete Raw Pet Food

Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling a single lot of their Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

RECALL ALERT: Darwin’s Raw Dog Food Recalled Due to E. Coli and Salmonella

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products is recalling 4 varieties of raw dog food products following testing that revealed the presence of Salmonella and/or E. coli.

Lawsuit Filed Against Orijen, Acana Claims Dog Food Contains Heavy Metals & Other Toxins

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A class action lawsuit has been brought against the makers of premium dog food brands Orijen and Acana claiming false advertising and referencing levels of various heavy metals as well as BPA, a chemical not normally found in dry kibbles.…Continue reading

How to Make Adorable Perky Pup Easter Eggs

What would make Easter even more special than it already is? That’s right – Perky Pup Easter Eggs! Kids (and grown-ups, too) will have a blast making these adorable eggs for Easter.…Continue reading

10 Common Myths & Misconceptions About Dogs

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Every dog owner has heard them at one time or another – that old wives tale told to us by a well-meaning friend. Is your dog sick? “Oh, just check to see if his nose is dry!” Is your dog licking his wounds? “Oh, that’s good, licking helps it to heal faster!” While there may be some truth behind the myths, most of them are almost completely untrue.…Continue reading

Why Dog Owners Should Ditch the Chocolate Bunny this Easter

As a responsible pet parent, you know by now that chocolate is toxic to your four-legged family, but do you know why? Or, how much of the forbidden sweet snack is potentially lethal to Fido?…Continue reading

Doggie Do’s and Dont’s on Easter

Easter can be a fun holiday for your entire family and of course that includes the dog, too! However, because there are a few extra potential hazards and likely sources of stress for our four-legged best friends during this festive day, it’s important that you keep him safe. To have only the happiest of Easters this year, remember these do’s and don’t’s:…Continue reading

Pennsylvania Pet Owners Blame Local Park in Death of Dogs

Pet owners in Pennsylvania’s Springfield Township are blaming a local park’s use of dangerous herbicides in the deaths of several beloved dogs.…Continue reading

UPDATE: Lawsuit Against Blue Buffalo Dog Food Dismissed by Courts

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A proposed class action lawsuit filed in California against Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. alleged that the dog food manufacturer knowingly made, marketed, and sold dog food contaminated with material and significant levels of lead.…Continue reading

The Importance of Limited Ingredient Dog Treats

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Have you noticed how you feel after eating processed food versus all-natural, limited ingredient, fresh food? Though it is fun to indulge once in a while, having a stable, healthy diet is essential to living a vibrant and full life. The same is true for dogs. We believe a healthy dog is a happy dog. There are numerous aspects to your dog’s health and well-being, but a good place to start is your dog’s treats.…Continue reading

Labrador Retriever Snags Most Popular Dog Breed Position for the 27th Year in a Row

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We’ve all got our favorites, that one particular breed that, no matter how adorable every other dog is, your heart skips a beat when you see one. There’s big dogs, small dogs, long and short haired (and even hairless!). Those with long, droopy ears and those with ears that stand straight and tall – we love them all! So, which dogs reign supreme in popularity?…Continue reading

The Essential Guide to Hiking with Your Dog

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It’s a beautiful day for an outdoor adventure – and what dog doesn’t love an outdoor adventure? So, strap on your boots, pack up the pooch, and hit the hiking trails! But, before you head out into the wild, it’s important to plan ahead, know your dog’s limitations, and be prepared for whatever may cross your footpath.…Continue reading

Potentially Deadly Easter Dangers for Dogs

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It’s finally spring! A warm welcome to many dogs (and dog owners!), springtime is, for many, the best time of the year. But, along with the beautiful weather, colorful blooms, and the singing of freshly hatched birds comes some serious dangers to our four-legged friends, especially surrounding the celebration of Easter.…Continue reading

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