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Tainted Pet Food Linked To Ind. Chickens
Chicken feed in some farms in Indiana contained byproducts from pet food manufactured with contaminated wheat gluten imported from China, two federal agencies said Monday. (Tue, 01 May 2007 00:48:13 GMT)

Pet Deaths Spur Call for Better FDA Screening
Amid growing revelations that suppliers in China frequently spike pet food and other food ingredients with contaminants to boost profits, momentum is building in Washington to bolster the Food and Drug Administration's capacity to detect and screen out adulterated imports. (Tue, 01 May 2007 02:41:51 GMT)

San Francisco lauded for pet perks
An abundance of pet-friendly hotels, off-leash dog parks and vegetarian restaurants helped this city place first Monday on an animals rights group's list of America's most humane cities. (Tue, 01 May 2007 03:03:34 GMT)

Rescue 4 Uncovers What Pet Food Company Execs Did Hours Before Recall
Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit.com reported the massive pet food recall and how it expanded from canned food to dry food and now to pet treats. (Tue, 01 May 2007 07:43:34 GMT)

Indiana chickens linked to contaminated pet food
WASHINGTON -- Chicken feed in some farms in Indiana contained byproducts from pet food manufactured with contaminated wheat gluten imported from China, federal agencies said Monday. The likelihood of human illness from the chickens is very low. (Tue, 01 May 2007 09:15:28 GMT)

Contaminated pet food linked to chicken feed
Washington- Chicken feed in some farms in Indiana contained byproducts from pet food manufactured with contaminated wheat gluten imported from China, two federal agencies said Monday. (Tue, 01 May 2007 11:20:53 GMT)

Chicken feed, tainted pet food linked
Nearly 40 poultry farms in Indiana gave chickens feed contaminated with wheat gluten imported from China that has been linked to poisoned pet food, the government said Tuesday. (Tue, 01 May 2007 12:28:56 GMT)

Pet store manager faces theft charges
A pet store manager faces arraignment Tuesday on grand larceny charges for stealing $5,700 from the Massapequa store's receipts, the Nassau police said. (Tue, 01 May 2007 12:38:38 GMT)

Pet Food Toxin Said To Be Common In China
The toxic chemical melamine is commonly added to animal feed in China, a manager of a feed company said, a process that boosts the feed's sales value. The U.S. recall of 100 brands of pet food has been tied to wheat gluten contaminated by melamine. (Tue, 01 May 2007 13:07:14 GMT)

Pet Food Recall: How Melamine Impairs Kidney Function
Scientists have made a chemical discovery that may explain how pets in the United States and Canada were affected by chemical contaminants discovered in recently recalled pet food products. (Tue, 01 May 2007 15:07:27 GMT)

FDA: Contaminated Pet Food Used in Chicken Feed
TUESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- The potential threat to human health from contaminated pet food has now widened to include chickens, with U.S. health officials announcing that melamine-tainted pet product made its way into poultry feed at 38 Indiana farms. (Tue, 01 May 2007 16:02:19 GMT)

U.S. Assures Consumers of Pork Safety in Pet Food Recall
Title: U.S. Assures Consumers of Pork Safety in Pet Food Recall Category: Health News Created: 5/1/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/1/2007 (Tue, 01 May 2007 19:38:19 GMT)

Avon Company Manufactures All-Natural Pet Food
Following the widespread pet food recall a local company that sells an all-natural alternative to feed pets is receiving a boost in business. (Tue, 01 May 2007 21:18:11 GMT)

Mix of chemicals may be key to pet-food deaths
Scientists from Canada and the United States say they have new evidence for why dogs and cats died after eating contaminated pet food. (Tue, 01 May 2007 21:18:16 GMT)

FDA pet food probe checks 4,000 pet deaths
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating reports by American households of at least 4,000 pet deaths to determine if any are linked to pet food contaminated with melamine from China, the agency said on Tuesday. (Tue, 01 May 2007 22:25:35 GMT)

FDA: Millions of Chickens Fed Contaminated Pet Food
TUESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Up to 3 million broiler chickens were fed melamine-tainted pet food and then sold on the U.S. market beginning in early February, U.S. health officials said in a press conference held late Tuesday. (Tue, 01 May 2007 23:03:23 GMT)

Crisis Over Pet Food Extracting Healthy Cost
In Nevada, the chief executive of an import company examines the lawsuit that just hit him, wondering how much it will cost to ensure that his next purchases of pet food ingredients are free of industrial poisons. (Wed, 02 May 2007 02:56:31 GMT)

Millions Of Chickens Fed Tainted Pet Food
At least 2.5 million broiler chickens from an Indiana producer were fed pet food scraps contaminated with the chemical melamine and subsequently sold for human consumption, federal health officials reported yesterday. (Wed, 02 May 2007 03:27:27 GMT)

You may rest in peace with your favorite pet, a new law says
TALLAHASSEE · South Floridians who want to be buried with their dog, cat, parrot or other pet would be allowed under legislation passed by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday. (Wed, 02 May 2007 04:33:56 GMT)

First pet food, now farm feed
A contamination scare that began with pet food and animal feed grew Tuesday, as government officials acknowledged that hundreds of food processing plants and farms nationwide, including those that prepare chicken and pork for people, may have used the tainted feed. Federal officials insisted that people are not at risk, but they declined to name the plants or the food companies involved, saying ... (Wed, 02 May 2007 04:34:44 GMT)

You may rest in peace with ashes of your favorite pet, new law says
TALLAHASSEE · South Floridians who want to be buried with their dog, cat, parrot or other pet would be allowed under legislation passed by the Legislature and sent to Gov. Charlie Crist on Tuesday. (Wed, 02 May 2007 09:41:44 GMT)

Pet dog dies in Montvale house fire
MONTVALE -- A pet dog perished Tuesday in a fire that damaged a house on Rutherford Place, police said. The fire at 38 Rutherford Place was reported at 3:25 p.m. by the owner, who told officers he was leaving the home. (Wed, 02 May 2007 11:22:16 GMT)

Pet hospital passes 1000 treatments
MORE pet owners are taking advantage of new treatments available in the city, according to an animal charity. (Wed, 02 May 2007 11:45:03 GMT)

Pet Microchip Clinics Planned
The Manheim Pike Veterinary Hospital, 1669 Manheim Pike, is offering microchip implantation clinics on Wednesday and Thursday and Monday through Wednesday next week from 2 to 4 p.m. A pet identification microchip is placed under the animal's skin at the base of the neck. (Wed, 02 May 2007 13:17:52 GMT)

FDA Looking At Thousands Of Possible Cases Of Pet Food Contamination
(Washington, DC) -- An FDA investigation is underway to figure out if the deaths of at least 4,000 pets are linked to pet food contamination from Chinese melamine. (Wed, 02 May 2007 13:26:36 GMT)

US FDA in China to investigated tainted pet food
US food and drug officials were in Beijing Wednesday to step up a joint investigation with Chinese authorities into tainted pet food products that have killed numerous animals in the United States. (Wed, 02 May 2007 16:24:53 GMT)

FDA: Millions of Chickens Fed Contaminated Pet Food
Title: FDA: Millions of Chickens Fed Contaminated Pet Food Category: Health News Created: 5/2/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/2/2007 (Wed, 02 May 2007 19:37:39 GMT)

Feds: Millions have eaten chickens fed tainted pet food
People have eaten millions of chickens that were given feed tainted with recalled pet food, federal officials said Tuesday, though they said the threat to human health is minimal. (Wed, 02 May 2007 20:23:17 GMT)

'Doggie Derby' to raise money for pet protection
Protecting pets and preserving families, the Women's Crisis Center in Maysville is planning a "Doggie Derby" to raise money for the center's pet protection program as well as the Humane Society of Buffalo Trace. (Wed, 02 May 2007 20:51:53 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Continues
Menu Foods announced a major pet food recall on March 16th following reports of kidney failure in cats. Menu Foods of Canada is a large pet food manufacturing company producing pet foods for over 50 years. (Wed, 02 May 2007 21:17:56 GMT)

Senators vote to tighten pet food standards
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Senators voted unanimously on Wednesday to include a food safety measure as part of a Food and Drug Administration funding bill that would impose uniform standards for pet food and fines for food companies that fail to report product problems. (Wed, 02 May 2007 21:52:38 GMT)

Recalled pet food linked to human food
Federal officials have linked recalled pet food to millions of chickens that have been ingested by humans, but they say the health risk to humans is minimal. (Wed, 02 May 2007 22:04:44 GMT)

Be Your Own Pet Offshoot Turbo Fruits Prep Debut
While Be Your Own Pet are adventuring around North America this month with Arctic Monkeys, two of the band's members are hawking a single from a side project of theirs called Turbo Fruits . Call it a pet project, if you will. Or don't. Makes no difference to us. (Wed, 02 May 2007 22:07:44 GMT)

Senate backs standard pet food labels
Pet food labels would have to carry uniform information about ingredients under a measure approved by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday in response to recent contamination of dog and cat food. (Wed, 02 May 2007 23:50:30 GMT)

Senate backs standard pet food labels
Pet food labels would have to carry uniform information about ingredients under a measure approved by the Senate. (Thu, 03 May 2007 02:36:09 GMT)

Pet food recall has little impact here
Menu Foods Income Fund, a Canadian-based pet food packaging company, announced a precautionary recall of about 50 pet food brands March 16, but the recall hasn't had much impact locally. (Thu, 03 May 2007 05:21:35 GMT)

Cross-contamination widens pet food recall
Ontario pet food maker Menu Foods has expanded its recall of wet cat and dog food because of the chance of cross-contamination. (Thu, 03 May 2007 08:57:44 GMT)

FDA says pet-food gluten was mislabled in China
A Chinese company accused of selling contaminated wheat gluten to American pet food suppliers avoided inspections partly because it did not correctly disclose its shipping contents to Chinese export authorities, according to American regulators. (Thu, 03 May 2007 09:22:04 GMT)

Las Vegas office searched in pet food investigation
It's been several weeks since we've heard about a pet dying from tainted pet food. But that doesn't mean the federal investigation is over. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration searched the Las Vegas offices of ChemNutra, an importer of ingredients sold to pet food makers. (Thu, 03 May 2007 10:00:20 GMT)

Cross-contamination widens pet food recall
An Ontario pet food company has expanded its recall of wet cat and dog food because of the chance of cross contamination. (Thu, 03 May 2007 12:09:06 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Widens Again on New Threat
THURSDAY, May 3 (HealthDay News) -- Two months after it triggered the largest pet food recall in U.S. history, a key Canadian manufacturer has widened its recall once again on the threat of cross-contamination in some products. (Thu, 03 May 2007 13:01:54 GMT)

Pet food recall list is again expanded
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says pet food manufacturer Menu Foods Inc. has again expanded its recall of wet cat and dog foods. (Thu, 03 May 2007 15:20:20 GMT)

Pet food maker expands recall yet again
Pet food manufacturer Menu Foods expanded its recall today because of possible cross-contamination between melamine-tainted products and other foods made in the same period. (Thu, 03 May 2007 15:43:16 GMT)

China pet food company manager held
China reportedly is holding the general manager of a company in the U.S. pet food contamination case but charges against him have not been disclosed. (Thu, 03 May 2007 16:50:04 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expanded Again
A pet food maker expanded its recall Thursday. The company, Menu Foods, said it widened the callback because of the possibility the products that were tainted with a chemical came into contact with other foods made in the same period. The expandedrecall includes not just the cuts and gravy pet food, but also other products that were not made with the contaminated wheat gluten, but were made at ... (Thu, 03 May 2007 17:28:43 GMT)

Does your pet need a personal touch?
River's Bend Pet and House Sitters is a busy new business providing what the name implies — personalized pet care and house sitting. (Thu, 03 May 2007 19:24:39 GMT)

More Pet Foods Added To Recall List
Menu Foods expanded its recall of pet food products in the United States and Canada because of possible cross-contamination between melamine-tainted products and other foods made in the same period. (Thu, 03 May 2007 20:00:10 GMT)

Pet food deaths baffle scientists
North American toxicologists and vets are hot on the trail of killer pet-food contaminants that came to the fore more than a month ago, but the exact cause of the ongoing threat to cats and dogs is still baffling to scientists. (Thu, 03 May 2007 21:03:41 GMT)

Pet food recall expanded
Pet food manufacturer Menu Foods expanded its recall Thursday because of possible cross-contamination between melamine-tainted products and other foods made in the same period. (Thu, 03 May 2007 21:04:01 GMT)

Tests Show Tainted Pet Food Problem May Be Limited to 2 Plants
May 3 (Bloomberg) -- Testing of Chinese vegetable protein imports linked to pet deaths in the U.S. suggest the problem may be limited to the two Chinese suppliers already implicated, U.S. officials said. (Thu, 03 May 2007 22:09:23 GMT)

In China, US officials begins probe into tainted pet food
US food and drug officials began their probe in China Thursday into the source of tainted pet food products that have killed thousands of pets and have also been used to feed farm chickens and pigs. (Thu, 03 May 2007 23:18:30 GMT)

Facts On Pet Food Recall
The Food and Drug Administration has taken action after the recall of more than 100 brands of pet food made with a chemically contaminated ingredient. Here are answers to consumer questions regarding the recall. (Fri, 04 May 2007 00:00:02 GMT)

More pet food recalled after discovery
Pet food manufacturer Menu Foods expanded its recall Thursday because of possible cross-contamination between melamine-tainted products and other foods made in the same period. (Fri, 04 May 2007 02:17:54 GMT)

Pet Food Chemical Was From 2 Firms
The federal government's investigation into tainted pet food has grown to include tests of 700 samples, and all of the approximately 400 of those that have turned up positive for the chemical contaminant melamine came from just two companies in China, Food and Drug Administration officials said... (Fri, 04 May 2007 02:31:50 GMT)

U.S. pet food recall widens amid cross-contamination
A major pet food recall has expanded again as manufacturer Menu Foods Income Fund revealed evidence of cross-contamination by some cat and dog food pulled since March. (Fri, 04 May 2007 02:36:16 GMT)

U.S. Investigators Visiting Pet Food Makers
Investigators are visiting food and pet food makers that use vegetable protein concentrates imported from China to make sure that the additives are not contaminated. (Fri, 04 May 2007 03:40:55 GMT)

Pet Food Poisoning Mystery May Be Solved
The mystery of how two chemicals that are considered non-toxic poisoned so many pets may have been solved. Meanwhile, Menu Foods expanded its recall list and the Senate voted to standardize the nutrition labels on pet food. (Fri, 04 May 2007 04:30:01 GMT)

Human food eyed in pet food recall probe
Government inspectors are checking food makers who use protein concentrates to make sure none of the contaminated products found in pet food have reached other products, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. (Fri, 04 May 2007 05:26:06 GMT)

Reported pet deaths at 8,500, FDA says
Consumers have reported the deaths of as many as 8,500 dogs and cats as a result of tainted pet food, federal officials said Thursday. (Fri, 04 May 2007 07:40:59 GMT)

Report on pet food recall company
The exporter of a contaminated pet food ingredient blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats in the United States may have avoided Chinese export inspections by labeling it a nonfood product, a U.S. government report says. (Fri, 04 May 2007 09:32:38 GMT)

Human food eyed in pet food recall probe
Government inspectors are checking food makers who use protein concentrates to make sure none of the contaminated products found in pet food have reached other products, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. (Fri, 04 May 2007 10:13:32 GMT)

Chemical in pet food traced to 2 companies
Washington - The federal government's investigation into tainted pet food has grown to include tests of 700 samples, and all of the approximately 400 of those that turned up positive for the chemical contaminant melamine came from just two companies in China, officials said. (Fri, 04 May 2007 11:05:13 GMT)

Pet food recall widens amid cross-contamination
A major pet food recall has expanded again as manufacturer Menu Foods Income Fund revealed evidence of cross-contamination by some cat and dog food pulled since March. (Fri, 04 May 2007 13:29:00 GMT)

Report on Pet Food Recall Company
Chinese Exporter in Pet Food Recall Scandal Avoided Export Declarations, U.S. Report Says (Fri, 04 May 2007 13:31:44 GMT)

Pet Raccoon Attacks Homeowner
Cincinnati police and the SPCA were called early this morning for a report of a man bitten by his large pet raccoon. (Fri, 04 May 2007 15:05:43 GMT)

U.S.: Pet food ingredient mislabeled
The exporter of a contaminated pet food ingredient blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats in the United States may have avoided Chinese export inspections by labeling it a nonfood product, a U.S. government report says. (Fri, 04 May 2007 17:23:04 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Widens Again on New Threat
Title: Pet Food Recall Widens Again on New Threat Category: Health News Created: 5/4/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 5/4/2007 (Fri, 04 May 2007 19:29:16 GMT)

'Local people:' Vet calming pet owners after food recall
Ahwatukee veterinarian Alex MacKenzie is almost as busy calming worried pet owners as he is treating their pets in the wake of the recent pet food recall. (Fri, 04 May 2007 21:19:05 GMT)

U.S.: Pet food ingredient mislabeled
The exporter of a contaminated pet food ingredient blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats in the United States may have avoided Chinese export inspections by labeling it a nonfood product, a U.S. government report says. (Fri, 04 May 2007 22:51:27 GMT)

U.S.: Pet food ingredient mislabeled
The exporter of a contaminated pet food ingredient blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats in the United States may have avoided Chinese export inspections by labeling it a non-food product, a U.S. government report says. (Fri, 04 May 2007 23:13:31 GMT)

Pet food recall drives all-natural diets
"All Natural Pet" in Vancouver was packed with dogs and their owners. Natural food sales were up nearly forty-percent in the six weeks since the first Nationwide Pet Food Recall was announced in March. (Sat, 05 May 2007 05:16:46 GMT)

'Nonfood' label now part of pet-poisoning food probe
SHANGHAI, China - The exporter of a contaminated pet-food ingredient blamed for the deaths of what officials now say are thousands of dogs and cats in the United States may have avoided Chinese export inspections by labeling it a nonfood product, a U.S. government report says. (Sat, 05 May 2007 07:32:50 GMT)

Sale of 20 million chickens halted because they received pet foods
Federal officials placed a hold yesterday on 20 million chickens raised for market in several states because their feed was mixed with pet food containing an industrial chemical. (Sat, 05 May 2007 07:46:00 GMT)

Tainted pet food may have claimed service dog's life
For more than a month, the official death toll from tainted pet food has only been a few dozen. But many pet owners suspect it's much higher than that. Less than two weeks ago, a dog in Sandy Valley died after eating Ol'Roy dog food. And as Denise Rosch shows us, he was more than a family pet. (Sat, 05 May 2007 11:01:28 GMT)

Las Vegas office searched in pet food investigation
It's been several weeks since we've heard about a pet dying from tainted pet food. But that doesn't mean the federal investigation is over. On Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration searched the Las Vegas offices of ChemNutra, an importer of ingredients sold to pet food makers. (Sat, 05 May 2007 11:04:29 GMT)

Cleaning up pet's parts of parks
By CARL BURNETT JR. LANCASTER - The Lancaster Parks Maintenance staff recently took an extra step to keep Rising Park beautiful. On Thursday, the staff set up five pet stations around Rising Park to encourage people to keep the parks clean and safe. (Sat, 05 May 2007 12:18:08 GMT)

Human food eyed in pet food recall probe
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Government inspectors are checking food makers who use protein concentrates to make sure none of the contaminated products found in pet food have reached other products, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. (Sat, 05 May 2007 13:05:27 GMT)

Protect your pet from rabies
A series of rabies vaccination clinics make it easier for pet owners to protect their 4-legged friends. (Sat, 05 May 2007 14:48:12 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Was Also Fed To Chickens
The contaminated pet food that was removed from the nation's shelves earlier this year was also being fed to chickens. Some 20 million chickens are being held from the U.S. market because federal officials say their feed was mixed with pet food tainted with melamine. (Sat, 05 May 2007 15:24:15 GMT)

Chickens Given Recalled Pet Food
The Food and Drug Administration is withholding 20 million chickens from going to market in several states around the country. The FDA said the chickens were given feed that had been mixed together with some of the recalled pet food, which contained the industrial chemical melamine. (Sat, 05 May 2007 18:49:22 GMT)

Bay Area Ranks As Most Pet-Friendly Place In U.S.
Bay Area pet owners are being recognized as some of the most pet friendly folks in the entire nation, based on a new report released by the Humane Society of the United States. (Sat, 05 May 2007 23:09:00 GMT)

Pet Adoption Day
A new humane society in Whitfield County is working to find some abandoned pets new homes. The Humane Society of Northwest Georgia took part in pet adoption day. It's a day designed for humane societies and rescue groups to find good owners for some furry friends. (Sun, 06 May 2007 01:19:01 GMT)

Pet food recall has little impact here
Menu Foods Income Fund, a Canadian-based pet food packaging company, announced a precautionary recall of about 50 pet food brands March 16, but the recall hasn't had much impact locally. (Sun, 06 May 2007 05:21:44 GMT)

Pet event slated Saturday
A special pet adoption event that will feature several other special activities will be held Saturday at O'Nan's K-9 Academy, 10058 U.S. 41-South. (Sun, 06 May 2007 05:23:47 GMT)

Pet food taints chicken food; fowls recalled
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials on Friday placed a hold on 20 million chickens raised for market in several states because their feed was mixed with pet food containing an industrial chemical. (Sun, 06 May 2007 05:28:53 GMT)

Operation Kindness touts national pet adoption project
Operation Kindness is taking part in a nationwide pet adoptathon Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (Sun, 06 May 2007 05:32:11 GMT)

Chickens Given Recalled Pet Food
The Food and Drug Administration is withholding 20 million chickens from going to market in several states around the country. The FDA said the chickens were given feed that had been mixed together with some of the recalled pet food, which contained the industrial chemical melamine. (Sun, 06 May 2007 08:16:23 GMT)

Responsibility key word for pet owners
BULLHEAD CITY - If people learn responsible pet ownership and to be kind to animals, there will ultimately be less puppies and kittens being returned to the Bullhead City Animal Control Shelter, said bureau manager Leah Rojos. (Sun, 06 May 2007 09:28:07 GMT)

Chickens Given Recalled Pet Food
The Food and Drug Administration is withholding 20 million chickens from going to market in several states around the country. The FDA said the chickens were given feed that had been mixed together with some of the recalled pet food, which contained the industrial chemical melamine. (Sun, 06 May 2007 13:52:27 GMT)

Pet therapy a boon for the elderly
Is an elderly member of your family suffering from mild Alzheimer's, or experiencing weakened muscles without a clear medical reason? If so, getting them a pet might be the best cure. (Sun, 06 May 2007 18:58:17 GMT)

Pet Health: Porky & Buddy Provide Food Information
What is going on? Every time I turn around another pet food has been recalled. Who is doing what about this and how can I find reliable information? We’re nervous too. (Sun, 06 May 2007 19:18:02 GMT)

Chickens Given Recalled Pet Food
The Food and Drug Administration is withholding 20 million chickens from going to market in several states around the country. The FDA said the chickens were given feed that had been mixed together with some of the recalled pet food, which contained the industrial chemical melamine. (Sun, 06 May 2007 21:49:23 GMT)

PET-CT Detects Muscular Lymphoma Better Than CT
PET-CT is better for early detection of muscular lymphoma than CT alone, according to a new study conducted by radiologists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.For the study, PET-CT was used to image 305 patients with lymphoma. Twelve of these patients had muscular involvement in which 10 were biopsy proven and two were proven by imaging follow-up. [click link for full article] (Sun, 06 May 2007 23:14:58 GMT)

What's safe to put in your pet's bowl?
As the pet-food recall continues to grow, worried animal lovers wonder: What should I feed my pet? (Mon, 07 May 2007 02:23:05 GMT)

About the ongoing pet food recall
Have you heard about the pet food recall? Here is a brief summary of the activities to date and a reliable Web address for the current information. Currently there are 730 pet foods and treats subject to the recall. Note: Should you have questions, please contact the pet food and treat company. (Mon, 07 May 2007 03:46:32 GMT)

PET FOOD MARKET
poisonous industrial chemical in SA pet food, which has killed at least 30 dogs and made many more ill, has led to broader concerns about the safety of agricultural products from China. (Mon, 07 May 2007 07:35:08 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Widens Again on New Threat
Two months after it triggered the largest pet food recall in U.S. history, a key Canadian manufacturer has widened its recall once more on the threat of cross-contamination in some products. (Mon, 07 May 2007 10:02:23 GMT)

U.S.: Pet Food Ingredient Mislabeled
SHANGHAI, China (AP) -- The exporter of a contaminated pet food ingredient blamed for the deaths of dogs and cats in the United States may have avoided Chinese export inspections by labeling it a nonfood product, a U.S. government report says. (Mon, 07 May 2007 11:22:58 GMT)

Man Hospitalized After Pet Rattlesnake Bite
A man from northern Indiana is hospitalized after being bitten on the finger by a pet rattlesnake. (Mon, 07 May 2007 11:56:51 GMT)

Man Hospitalized After Bite by Pet Rattlesnake
CHESTERTON, Ind. A Chesterton man is hospitalized after being bitten on the finger by a pet rattlesnake. Sixty-six-year-old Robert Urbanski was in serious condition... (Mon, 07 May 2007 12:33:16 GMT)

Pet Raccoon Attacks Homeowner
WEST PRICE HILL -- Cincinnati police and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals were called last week for a report of a man bitten by his large pet raccoon. (Mon, 07 May 2007 12:46:20 GMT)

Man Keeps Pet Raccoon After Attack
A man was attacked by his large pet raccoon, but he has no plans to get rid of it. (Mon, 07 May 2007 12:53:48 GMT)

Pet Raccoon Attacks Homeowner
Cincinnati police and the SPCA were called early Friday morning for a report of a man bitten by his large pet raccoon. (Mon, 07 May 2007 12:57:45 GMT)

Pet Rattlesnake Bites Owner
CHESTERTON, Ind. -- A Chesterton man was hospitalized after being bitten on the finger by a pet rattlesnake. Robert Urbanski, 66, was in serious condition Sunday night at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. His current condition wasn't immediately available. (Mon, 07 May 2007 12:59:12 GMT)

Pet rattlesnake bites owner
CHESTERTON, Ind. -- A man was hospitalized after being bitten on the finger by a pet rattlesnake. Robert Urbanski, 66, of Chesterton was in serious condition Sunday night at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, a hospital spokeswoman said. His condition wasn't immediately available Monday morning. (Mon, 07 May 2007 15:05:25 GMT)

Pet Food Contaminant Poses Little Risk to Humans: Report
MONDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) -- The meat from hogs and chickens that were fed melamine-tainted surplus pet food poses very little risk to human health, U.S. officials confirmed Monday. (Mon, 07 May 2007 16:01:10 GMT)

USDA clears 20 mln chickens that ate pet food
Farmers will be allowed to sell 20 million chickens that were being held on farms that may have received feed contaminated with the chemical melamine, suspected in a rash of pet deaths, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Monday. (Mon, 07 May 2007 16:22:26 GMT)

Pet Raccoon Attacks Homeowner
Cincinnati police and the SPCA were called early Friday morning for a report of a man bitten by his large pet raccoon. (Mon, 07 May 2007 16:39:07 GMT)

Pet Food Contaminant Poses Little Risk to Humans: Report
Melamine was in surplus pet foods fed to hogs and chickens. (Mon, 07 May 2007 17:15:31 GMT)

Pet nutrition is cutting-edge at Critters
TOWN OF CLAYTON Nine years ago, Karey Hoelzels beloved dog Mern died. Its a sad reality every pet owner must ultimately face, but for Hoelzel, it was the beginning of a journey that led to the opening of Critters, a pet nutrition store she operates on Fairview Road. (Mon, 07 May 2007 20:02:52 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet 2Q Profit Falls
Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, said Monday its fiscal second-quarter profit dipped 18 percent on higher grain costs, interest expenses and tax rates. (Mon, 07 May 2007 20:36:17 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet Backs 2007 Outlook
Central Garden & Pet Co., which sells pet, lawn and garden products, on Monday affirmed its sales and earnings guidance for the 2007 fiscal year, but warned that sales at its garden business were lower than expected in April. (Mon, 07 May 2007 20:42:44 GMT)

Missing Pet Ashes Remain a Mystery
A Lexington County woman is looking for answers after she says someone took her pet's ashes from a Midlands crematorium. (Mon, 07 May 2007 21:20:40 GMT)

Capitalizing on Pet-Food Panic
A year ago, FreshPet was a tiny upstart in the mass dog-chow market. But the tainted pet-food scare changed all that. How one maker of all-natural, refrigerated dog food emerged from the crisis with, um, a leg up. (Mon, 07 May 2007 21:48:56 GMT)

More On Pet Food Additives
Weeks after the initial pet food recall that stunned and frightened dog and cat owners, the list is still growing. Now, the FDA has a theory that ingredients in recalled pet food may have been spiked. Do you know what's in your pet's food? (Mon, 07 May 2007 23:30:06 GMT)

Alternative pet therapy
If you have a pet, you know how much love they can bring into a home. But watching them grow older can be difficult. There may be a way to turn back the clock. S ome treatments, normally reserved for humans, are putting the spring back in the steps of some dogs. (Tue, 08 May 2007 02:29:16 GMT)

Poison pet food woes seem to hit cats harder
No one yet knows how many pets died from kidney failure after eating contaminated pet food, but reports from veterinary hospitals indicate cats far outnumber the dogs. If that turns out to be true, cats' well-known susceptibility to kidney problems will have hurt them again. (Tue, 08 May 2007 04:01:18 GMT)

PET-CT Detects Muscular Lymphoma Better Than CT
PET-CT is better for early detection of muscular lymphoma than CT alone, according to a new study conducted by radiologists at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. (Tue, 08 May 2007 05:18:34 GMT)

FDA: Chickens fed tainted pet food are safe to eat
Chickens that ate bird feed made with a small amount of contaminated pet food are safe for human consumption and can be released for slaughter and sale, federal health officials said Monday. (Tue, 08 May 2007 07:59:50 GMT)

Man hospitalized after bite on finger by his pet snake
Chesterton -- A man was hospitalized after being bitten on the finger by a pet rattlesnake. (Tue, 08 May 2007 09:26:30 GMT)

Olathe On-line Pet Licensing Now Available
It will soon be time again for Olathe citizens to purchase a pet license for their dogs and cats over the age of six months. Pet licenses should be renewed each year by August 1. (Tue, 08 May 2007 10:07:03 GMT)

Stakes increase in drive to save pet cemetery
The stakes have been raised in the "Save Pet Paradise" event, a live-music benefit to raise money for refurbishing Pet Paradise Cemetery. (Tue, 08 May 2007 11:46:53 GMT)

China finds two companies guilty in tainted pet food export
Officials at the two companies were detained for their role in shipping tainted goods that might have contributed to one of the largest pet food recalls in U.S. history. (Tue, 08 May 2007 14:38:59 GMT)

Farmed fish affected by pet food contamination
Farmed fish affected by pet food contamination (Tue, 08 May 2007 18:29:59 GMT)

Chinese companies shipped pet food chemical
China acknowledged on Tuesday that two Chinese companies had illegally exported contaminated wheat gluten and rice protein for pet food blamed for a spate of animal deaths in the United States. (Tue, 08 May 2007 18:48:41 GMT)

Pet Food Contaminant Fed To Farmed Fish
Farmed fish have been fed meal spiked with the same chemical that has been linked to the pet food recall, but the contamination was probably too low to harm anyone who ate the fish, federal officials said Tuesday. (Tue, 08 May 2007 18:50:00 GMT)

Farmed fish fed contaminated material linked to pet food recall
By ANDREW BRIDGES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Farmed fish were fed meal spiked with an industrial chemical linked to the ongoing recall of pet foods, though the contamination level was (Tue, 08 May 2007 19:03:27 GMT)

Farmed fish fed contaminated material linked to pet food recall
WASHINGTON - Farmed fish were fed meal spiked with an industrial chemical linked to the ongoing recall of pet foods, though the contamination level was probably too low to pose a danger to anyone who may... (Tue, 08 May 2007 19:15:17 GMT)

Tainted pet food case reaches fish
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tainted pet food case has trickled down to farmed fish, but federal health officials say levels of the contamination are so low, it's probably no danger to people who ate the fish. (Tue, 08 May 2007 19:25:13 GMT)

Farmed fish latest linked to pet-food recall 2:21 PM CDT
WASHINGTON – Farmed fish were fed meal spiked with an industrial chemical linked to the ongoing recall of pet foods, though the contamination level was probably too low to pose a danger to anyone who may have eaten the fish, federal health officials said Tuesday. (Tue, 08 May 2007 19:46:46 GMT)

Farmed fish fed contaminated material linked to pet food recall
WASHINGTON, 2:06 p.m. May 8 (AP): Farmed fish have been fed meal spiked with the same chemical that has been linked to the pet food recall, but the contamination was probably too low to harm anyone who ate the fish, federal officials said Tuesday. (Tue, 08 May 2007 22:39:55 GMT)

Pet food contaminant found in feed at Oregon fish hatchery
Young salmon at an Oregon fish hatchery were given feed made by a Canadian company that was contaminated with the chemical linked to the pet food recall, but there were no indications it harmed any of them, state officials said Tuesday. (Wed, 09 May 2007 01:54:16 GMT)

Ind. man bitten by pet rattler
A Chesterton, Ind., man remained hospitalized Monday after getting bitten by his pet rattlesnake over the weekend. Robert Urbanski, 66, was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital after his western diamondback rattlesnake bit him on his left index finger Saturday while he was handling the snake. (Wed, 09 May 2007 03:10:51 GMT)

Tainted pet food: Flour, in disguise, is the culprit
Farmed fish were fed meal spiked with an industrial chemical linked to the ongoing recall of pet foods, though the contamination level was probably too low to pose a danger to anyone who may have eaten the fish, federal health officials said Tuesday. (Wed, 09 May 2007 03:52:57 GMT)

Chemical in pet food also fed to state hatchery fish
Farmed fish have been fed meal spiked with the same chemical that has been linked to the pet food recall, but the contamination was probably... (Wed, 09 May 2007 04:15:15 GMT)

Pet food contained bad flour
WASHINGTON — The tainted Chinese ingredients that were incorporated into U.S. pet foods and later made their way into chicken and pig feed were not wheat gluten and rice protein as advertised but were ordinary — albeit seriously contaminated — wheat flour, government investigators said Tuesday. (Wed, 09 May 2007 04:22:49 GMT)

Pet saviors
PASADENA - Maybe no one's happier than firefighter/paramedic Johnie Simpson about the new pet oxygen masks every Pasadena fire truck will carry from now on. (Wed, 09 May 2007 04:34:26 GMT)

Pet food recall has little impact here
Menu Foods Income Fund, a Canadian-based pet food packaging company, announced a precautionary recall of about 50 pet food brands March 16, but the recall hasn't had much impact locally. (Wed, 09 May 2007 05:21:44 GMT)

China acts on food safety after pet poisonings
China will launch a food industry clean up after exports of a contaminated ingredient in pet food drew global attention to its insufficient controls. (Wed, 09 May 2007 06:42:54 GMT)

China Detains 2 in Tainted Pet Food Case
China Detains Managers From Firms That Exported Tainted Products Tied to US Pet Deaths (Wed, 09 May 2007 08:43:17 GMT)

China Admits Two Companies Exported Tainted Pet-Food Additives
May 9 (Bloomberg) -- China's quality control agency admitted that two Chinese companies illegally adulterated protein powder with the industrial chemical melamine, which has been linked to a wave of U.S. pet deaths. (Wed, 09 May 2007 08:55:55 GMT)

Farmed fish fed same chemical linked to pet food recall
WASHINGTON -- Farmed fish have been fed meal spiked with the same chemical that has been linked to the pet food recall, but the contamination was probably too low to harm anyone who ate the fish, federal officials said Tuesday. (Wed, 09 May 2007 09:18:00 GMT)

China acts on food safety after pet poisonings
China announced a food industry clean-up on Wednesday after exports of a contaminated ingredient in pet food drew global attention to insufficient product controls. (Wed, 09 May 2007 12:58:42 GMT)

China acts on food safety after pet poisoning
China announced a food industry clean-up on Wednesday after exports of a contaminated ingredient in pet food drew global attention to insufficient product controls. (Wed, 09 May 2007 13:05:57 GMT)

Pet food probe: China cracks down, detains 2
China launched a food and drug safety crackdown Wednesday, following an announcement that authorities had detained managers from two companies linked to contaminated pet food that killed dogs and cats in North America. (Wed, 09 May 2007 13:15:28 GMT)

China Makes Arrests In Pet Food Case
China announced that authorities have detained managers from two companies linked to contaminated pet food that killed pets in the U.S. A top government drug regulator is also about to go on trial, as China promises to boost food and drug safety. (Wed, 09 May 2007 13:15:47 GMT)

Two Detained in Pet Food Recall
China begins crackdown amid expanding probe behind pet food tainted with a substance that killed dogs and cats in North America and was found to have been fed to animals for human consumption. (Wed, 09 May 2007 13:52:57 GMT)

Allied Capital Sells Healthy Pet Stake
Investment company Allied Capital Corp. said Wednesday it is selling its majority equity interest in Healthy Pet Corp. to VCA Antech Inc. for approximately $153 million. (Wed, 09 May 2007 16:18:29 GMT)

China detains 2 in tainted pet food case
China launched a food and drug safety crackdown on Wednesday, following an announcement that authorities detained managers from two companies linked to contaminated pet food that killed dogs and cats in North America. (Wed, 09 May 2007 17:46:01 GMT)

Managers held in tainted pet food probe
China detains managers from firms that exported tainted products tied to U.S. pet deaths (Wed, 09 May 2007 18:16:45 GMT)

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