Party Animal, maker of organic pet food, recalled one lot of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food and one lot of Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food that were distributed nationwide. A customer tested samples from the lots and found pentobarbital, a barbiturate now commonly used to euthanize dogs and cats.
Our world is full of dog lovers. For so many, dogs are much more than just pets; they are companions and partners; they are our friends. We talk to them as if they understand our language, we train them to behave properly in our human world. But when do we learn to listen?
Terry from Modesto takes care of Beemer, a 6-year-old cat that spends most of his time in the house. Terry works from home, spending a lot of time with Beemer, and has noticed over the past couple of weeks that he has developed some hair loss along his back. His skin in the area also feels bumpy when Terry pets Beemer. He is apparently healthy in every other respect with no change in his appetite or activity and he is as playful as ever.
Q: In the past our veterinarian always offered us a payment plan whenever the bill was too high for us to pay all at once. But now that he’s sold his practice, the new management won’t allow payment plans. Our dog Brandy needs surgery for her bladder stone, and we don’t know how we’ll be able to afford it. Do you have any suggestions?