Alert: Dog Food Recall from Diamond Pet Foods

Says Products May Be Contaminated by Salmonella

VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates is alerting pet owners that Diamond Pet Foods, based in Meta, Missouri, has recalled certain bags of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dog food. The company suspects the dog food may be contaminated with salmonella, which may cause dogs to become very ill.… Read the rest

Recall of Canine Heartworm Preventative & Baby Formula for Birds

Central Veterinary Associates is alerting pet owners that Virbac Animal Health of Fort Worth, Texas is recalling its Iverhart Max Chewable Tablets and Kaytee, a Central Garden & Pet brand based in Chilton, Wisconsin, is recalling its Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Birds and Kaytee exact® Hand Feeding Formula Baby Macaw.… Read the rest

Central Veterinary Associates Warns Pet Owners of Heartworm Epidemic in the Spring

Warmer Winter Season and Above-Average Temperatures Bring Out Insects Earlier

With heartworm being diagnosed in all 50 states and The Companion Animal Parasite Council’s spring 2012 forecast calls for elevated levels of heartworm disease this year, with “high” levels in the Northeastern United States — including New York State — Central Veterinary Associates is warning pet owners that, with mosquitoes coming out earlier as the result of a warm winter, there will be a greater prevalence of heartworm during the spring season.… Read the rest