• Pets News

    Flying With Your Pet? It Just Got a Lot More Difficult.

    Animals without service dog documentation must either travel in a pet carrier that fits under the seat, or in the cargo hold. And the coronavirus has thrown another wrench into the works: Multiple airlines, struggling to survive as flights were canceled and employee ranks slashed, announced they would no longer take pets in the cargo hold at all. Today, only American Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines accept dogs in the hold, and not on every flight — most aircraft can only accommodate a 27-inch crate, making options for those with larger-breed dogs even more limited. Some domestic airlines have increased fees for flying with pets in the cabin, as…

  • Animal nutrition

    Purina Animal Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Lot of RangeLand Cattle Feed

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that Purina Animal Nutrition is initiating a very limited voluntary recall of one lot of Purina RangeLand 30-13 (125#) beef cattle feed. This recall is being initiated as a precaution related to tubs that are too soft, allowing over-consumption, which could result in urea toxicity. Purina Animal Nutrition received reports from customers claiming the feed may have resulted in poor health and/or death. Elevated urea levels can cause health issues and potential death in cattle. Symptoms of excess urea may include muscle tremors (especially of the face and ears), abdominal pain, frothy salivation, polyuria, and bruxism (grinding of teeth). The affected…