The Virginia Beach Department of Public Health has received notification of a laboratory confirmed rabid raccoon on April 29, 2014. This the fourth rabid animal this year. So far, there have been three (3) raccoons and one (1) stray cat confirmed this year. This raccoon was found on the 900 block of S. Oriole Drive, in the Salt Marsh Neighborhood. A pet dog was exposed to the raccoon as a result of an altercation with the animal. The pet dog was current on the rabies vaccination. A 45 day observation with a booster is recommended. No human exposure occurred.
Please call us if you are unsure if your pet's Rabies vaccine is current.
Some Red Flannel Cat Food RecalledPet food maker PMI Nutrition on Saturday voluntarily recalled selected 20-pound bags of Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food because of possible salmonella contamination.
The recall involves food manufactured for PMI by another company and distributed in 23 states. The affected states are Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
The recalled food has a best-buy date and lot number of 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A. The code is printed on the lower back side of the bag in a white box on the right-hand side. The product’s UPC code is 7 42869 00058 5.
No pet illnesses have been linked to the Red Flannel food, which the company reported was recalled "out of an abundance of caution” after routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration revealed possible salmonella contamination.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning in pets include lethargy, diarrhea, fever and vomiting. People who handle contaminated pet products may exhibit similar symptoms.
PMI Nutrition, which is based in Arden Hills, Minn., urged customers to stop using the recalled food and to return it to the place of purchase for a refund or replacement.
The company is answering customers’ questions at 800-332-4738 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.
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