Pint-sized pets swamp local shelters | Local News

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SALEM — In the pet world, dogs and cats are on top. 

But this weekend Northeast Animal Shelter and the MSPCA-Angell want people to think small. After all, there are other pets that are warm and fuzzy, or who can do neat tricks. 

On Saturday and Sunday, the shelter will hold an “adoptathon” event by waiving the adoption fee for all small pets, from mice and gerbils to hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits and even birds. 


Mike Keiley, director of adoption centers and programs at the MSPCA-Angell, and interim executive director at Northeast Animal Shelter, said the shelters have

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Thinking about feeding your dog raw food? Think again

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Pet owners want the best for their animals, including giving them the best possible diet. In recent years, many pet parents have begun to look at home-cooked meals, or sometimes fresh meals consisting entirely of raw foods.Some argue that a raw food diet leads to a glossier coat, healthier teeth, and a better overall. health For dogs.

Raw food is uncooked food, primarily meat, which can be homemade by pet owners or purchased frozen.Recently Studies from Portugal, But found it while being commercial Dog food Of all kinds, some nasty bacteria can be lurking, and raw

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These Brands Sold Nationally May Have ‘Elevated Levels’ Of Aflatoxin

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  • Sunshine Mills is recalling certain dog food products under several brand names
  • Affected products may have “elevated levels” of aflatoxins
  • Pets are said to be “highly susceptible” to aflatoxin poisoning

A company is recalling its dog food products, which were distributed nationally, because they may contain a certain toxin that’s “above the acceptable limit.”

Sunshine Mills is voluntarily recalling dog food products under the brand names Triumph, Evolve, Wild Harvest, Nurture Farms, Heart to Tail Pure Being and Elm because they may have “potentially elevated levels” of aflatoxin, the company announcement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug

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Raw dog food found to have multidrug-resistant pathogens – News

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Raw food has a following in the pet food market even as researchers uncover microbial hazards, including a greater chance of contamination by multidrug-resistant bacteria than cooked foods and treats.

Scientists have found drug-resistant superbugs harmful to humans in two raw dog-food brands, stirring fresh discussion on the safety of the increasingly popular diets.

The research, conducted in Portugal and presented this month at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, raises pressure on governments to more tightly regulate the production of raw pet food.

At least one of

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Spoil your dog with delicious treats for their special day

Food is medicine! We were lucky enough to have Ma & Paws Bakery on the set to teach us how to help navigate the world of nutrition for our pets. They want to help make and keep your “furkids” as healthy as possible during all stages of their lives. They invite everyone to come in for the treats, stay and return for the variety of options available.

They presented to us baked treats, pizza, raw food, freeze-dried items, dehydrated food, and many more delicious foods for the animals who give us so much love.

Ma and Paws Bakery was founded

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