"In California on June 26, 2017, charges against Blue Buffalo Pet Products included Negligent Misrepresentation, violations of the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act, violations of the California False Advertising Law, violations of the California Unfair Competition Law, breach of Express Warranty, breach of Implied Warranty, and Negligence.This time the law suit was filed due to evidence documenting the fact that several of Blue Buffalo’s dry dog foods contained toxic levels of lead. Lead tainted dog foods included Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs, Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs, and Blue Basics Grain-Free Turkey & Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs...."
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Although dogs can see colors their vision isn't as vivid as ours, nor is the color spectrum they see as complete as ours. They see mostly yellows, blues & violets. Red and green look very similar to a dog, so when you throw a red toy into the grass it will be more difficult for your dog to find using their eyes. Dogs pick up on movement better than we do and also have much better night vision. Here's a great article explaining more about how your dog sees.
Similar to our aging society, dogs live longer than before and an increasing number of them die from cancer nowadays. As seen in humans, dogs have malignant cancers that cannot be treated by existing therapies such as surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Oral malignant melanoma (OMM), a highly invasive cancer in dogs, is one such example. Click here for full article.
If advocates of herbalism in veterinary practice have their way, the American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine will become the 23rd specialty group recognized by the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, or ABVS.
Members of the college made their bid in a 352-page petition to the ABVS, an organization of the American Veterinary Medical Association that registers veterinary specialties in the United States. Read more...
It's about time! L.A. County has raised the legal number of dogs from 3 to 4. Hopefully this means responsible people will adopt more dogs from the shelter. We say responsible people because we don't want things to get out of hand and turn into hoarding situations. But there are many cities around the Country where people are not limited to a certain number of animals as long as they can care for them all.
Los Angeles Animal Services has some great information about how to keep your pet safe on the 4th of July. They are also offering free I.D. tags. Fireworks are illegal in Los Angeles but unfortunately there are those who continue to make bad choices, so be prepared just in case.
Here are a few tips for your pet's comfort on the 4th of July:
Please stay safe and help your pets cope with all the noise.
Should your animal escape, LA Animal Services has six shelter locations across the City so you can find your pet and bring them home.
East Valley Shelter, 14409 Vanowen St., Van Nuys CA 91405
Harbor Shelter, 957 N. Gaffey St., San Pedro, CA 90731
North Central Shelter, 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles, CA 90031
South LA, Chesterfield Square Shelter, 1850 W. 60th St., Los Angeles, CA 90047
West LA Shelter, 11361 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90064
West Valley Shelter, 20655 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311