Monday, March 14, 2011

March 13, 2011 - Two 6-year-old, purebred Rottweilers, are seeking home. Great with Kids, Dogs & Cats

Over at the Southampton Animal Shelter, Donald Bambrick, animal shelter supervisor says Jada and Trinity, both 6-year-old, purebred Rottweilers, are seeking homes.

Bambrick, said the dogs were given to the shelter after spending six years with their family.

"Both are housetrained, walk nicely on leash, and are very social with people, dogs, and cats," Bambrick said. "Not only are they devoted to each other, but they will also be two of the most devoted family dogs you will ever meet."

If Jada and Trinity are not the type of pet you are looking for, there are plenty of other animals that need love and care.

All animals are licensed, up to date on their vaccinations, micro-chipped and have been spayed or neutered, according to Bambrick.

Adoption fees range from between $40 and $60 for a cat and $60 and $125 for a dog.

To adopt Jada and Trinity or any of the other animals available for adoption, call the shelter at 631-728-7387 or visit 102 Old Riverhead Rd in Hampton Bays.

Full Article Here - March 13, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

FDA Advises Veterinarians of Recent Recall of Human Drug, Phenobarbitol Drug is Prescribed for Animals Extralabel

March 10, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has become aware of a human drug recall for Phenobarbital tablets. Phenobarbital is prescribed by veterinarians as an extralabel use for treating seizures in animals.

On February 5, 2011, Qualitest Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled several lots of Phenobarbital 32.4 mg and Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets 10 mg/500 mg due to a label mix-up between the two drug products. Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets were incorrectly labeled as Phenobarbital tablets 32.4 mg. As a result of this mix-up, pets may unintentionally be given Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen tablets instead of the intended drug, Phenobarbital.

CVM has recently received 3 serious adverse event reports involving dogs treated with Phenobarbital tablets manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. One report cited two of the three affected lot numbers for the recalled product. The remaining two reports did not provide the lot numbers.