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Pet Health News Briefs - September 2012

Posted: Sept. 26, 2012, 9:10 p.m. EDT

SAFETY FIRST: In honor of National Pet Fire Safety Day on July 15, pet insurance provider Trupanion of Seattle partnered with a fire warden to develop an emergency exit plan that included considerations for the company’s 60 office dogs. A video of the process was posted on YouTube and on Trupanion’s website.

DATA DUMP: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration released five years of results from the testing of chicken jerky products on its updated “Questions and Answers Regarding Chicken Jerky Treats from China” document. The agency had not discovered what, if anything, caused dogs to become ill from consuming the treats.

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ONLINE ORDERING: Animal Med Express of Nashville, Tenn., launched an online ordering service,, that enables pet retailers to place customer orders for over-the-counter pet health products and to take and place their customers’ veterinarian prescriptions. Each order is mailed to the pet owner’s home. Animal Med Express offers thousands of OTC and pharmaceutical pet health products for retailers and their customers. Animal Med Express, through its fulfiller, is a nationally recognized and licensed pharmacy.

FOUNDATION DONATION: Nestlé Purina plans to contribute more than $1 million to the AKC Canine Health Foundation in 2012. Since 1997, Nestlé Purina has given more than $8.5 million. “These funds have furthered canine health research in fields such as oncology, cardiology, and endocrinology, and have helped us further our educational outreach…to pet owners worldwide,” said Terry Warren, the foundation’s CEO.


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