Category Archives: Dog Health

Recall Purina One Beyond Dog Food

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, FDA Release August 30, 2013 Salmonella found in Purina dry dog food. Check your bags!  Recall.

Tuck the Law Dog


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The Weather in Georgia is finally warming up, so I don’t have to pack my sweater when I go to work. This would be all in good but warm weather brings worries to Mom about mosquitos-those biting annoying nasty creatures that like to give out gifts of heartworm. Mom is always torn, torn between giving me heartworm and flea preventive and the possible health dangers from the products, whether pill or topical. Notice I didn’t include flea collar because that is a big no-no with Mom. As I have posted to y’all before, Mom doesn’t like collars on dogs, only harnesses, and, never, never collars on us little guys. When I was rescued from the Shelter, I had been given a topical flea and heartworm (combined) product. Mom decided to stay with this same product as I never had any adverse reaction to it. And, it works as stated. Mom has asked me to urge my readers to regularly Google the type of flea/heartworm product you are using to see if there are any reports of problems with the medication, with the manufacturer, reports by the FDA, reports of problems by other users, and just to get general user feedback. Mom checks at least every 3 months, and always before getting a refill! When it is time for a refill of your flea or heartworm medication, ask your vet if they have received any negative reviews or warnings from the manufacturer. Google the name of the medication and the words “recall” “opinion” “reviews” “FDA” “adverse”. Mom gives me the heartworm medication because of my long ago brother that did get heartworms and had to undergo treatment. He survived! She did not want any other dog to experience this. So, Mom remains torn between possible unknown health issues from these medications and concern that without them, I could get heartworm. I live in the south, so we have longer warm seasons. Stay safe my friends. Enjoy summer, the outdoors, and the pool, but if the mosquitos are bad, go inside.
Tuck (where I work)


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My Anal (not annual) Dog Visit to the Veterinarian

I have been doing the “butt scootin boogie.”   So I went to my vet today.  Y’all may have experienced this once in a while.  Unfortunately small dogs like me tend to have “scootin” issues more frequently than big dogs, although my vet did tell me she met with a boxer earler today that also had a scootin problem.  For readers that don’t know for sure what I am talking about, “scootin” is a sign that dogs need to have their anal glands checked, and most likely expressed.  Long ago when dogs were wild, they ate a lot of bones,  raw meat and cartilage, which made their stools harder, and helped express these glands when they pooped.  Todays dogs for the most part have a more commercialized diet and thus softer stools.   Mom tried giving me more fiber in my diet-but that didn’t work  for me (darn!). Thus it is very important  for pet parents to keep an eye out for “scootin” signs.  Left unexpressed, these anal glands can become impacted and a more  serious medical procedure may be necessary.    It can be painful if these glands are left unexpressed for too long.  So keep an eye out, and if you see scootin, get to the vet or to a groomer that is experienced.  My Mom always takes me to our vet, because I have an internal expression done, not external, and a vet tech does this procedure.   At the same time, I have my nails checked.  So its a “two-in-one” visit, which I like as I usually have to be carried in as I refuse to walk in on my own.    Take care, and stay in good health my friends.

Tuck the Law Dog


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FDA Recall: Wildwood Seeds Sunnyland Small Pet Animal and Pet Bird for Salmonella

Readers:  Beware of another pet food recall related to Sunnyland and peanuts!  I am just staying away from all peanut products.  I do not eat peanuts, except for once in a while a “small lick” of peanut butter.  This warning is for Pet Parents, too.

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts  Wildwood Seed & Specialties Voluntarily Recalls Pet Bird And Small Pet Animal Food Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination

Be Safe, my Friends.

Take care, y’all.

Tuck the Law Dog

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Yoghund Organic Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats Recalled

Yoghund Organic Frozen Yogurt Dog Treats Recalled.

Please be very cautious with peanut and peanut butter products. Several recalls to include dog and human foods.
Thank you Dog Channel.
Take care.
Tuck the Law Dog

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Recalls Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk.

Recalled Bully Sticks by FDA 09-21 – 2012

Tuck never eats these things. Too many recalls.

Take care, y’all,
Tuck the Law Dog

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Check out this map from the ASPCA to learn which pet stores sell puppy mill dogs. Please do not buy a pet from a puppy mill. Go to your local animal shelter, county or private. No puppy mills. Boycott them. I am a shelter dog.
Take care, y’all,
Tuck the Law Dog
Rescue a Dog. Support Your local shelter.

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Bil-Jac Dog Food Recall

Complete details of the Bil-Jac Dog Food recall posted by the editors of the Dog Food Advisor.  Thanks Dog Food Advisor for keeping us informed.

via Bil-Jac Dog Food Recall.

Another “Friday nite dump and run” by a dog food manufacturer.

Tuck does not not eat this dog food-he doesn’t like the ingredients.

Tuck the Law Dog


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I was doing research on locating lost pets and found these websites.  Thanks to the creators and contributors of these very valuable and useful websites.   If you find a lost dog or cat, if at all possible check these websites and any others you are aware of, before turning the pet over to a shelter.  Some shelters only keep animals 3 or 5 days.   Contact local veterinarians, and check out posters and flyers attached to stop signs or light poles.  I pray that all lost and missing dogs and cats and pets are safely reunited with their parents.

Take care, y’all,

Tuck the Law Dog


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Dogswell Vitakitty cat treats recalled July 27 2012

Another Friday Follies recall by a pet food company. Why is it they all seem to wait until Friday late afternoon to announce a recall? Stay away from pet treats made in China! Read labels!

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