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Major veterinary drug recall gets bigger

Major veterinary drug recall gets bigger. Animal anesthetic drug pulled off market, but questions remain Click here to go to the SFGate page. What if your veterinarian was using a recalled drug — and didn’t know it? That’s not a hypothetical question. On Sept. 4, at least two veterinary drugs made by Teva Animal Health, Inc., a division of Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, were recalled by the FDA, which shut the company down in July. But few veterinarians or pet owners were aware of the recall until the end of December. Although the reported deaths of five cats led the FDA to issue public recall notices on Dec. 22 and Dec. 29, just what products are involved, and over what time period they were manufactured and sold, remains unclear. The recalls involve two commonly used injectable veterinary drugs: butorphanol, a fast-acting opioid used to control pain from surgical procedures in dogs and cats, and the anesthetic agent ketamine. Ketamine is part of a “cocktail” of drugs that induces anesthesia in animals, including dogs and cats. It can be used, usually with valium, prior to surgery, a dental cleaning and sometimes as a form of restraint for procedures such as an imaging scan. It’s not the only drug that can be used in this way, but it’s one of the most common. The only explanation so far given as to just what’s wrong with the recalled ketamine came in a press release issued by the FDA on Dec. 22, which said, “This recall is being conducted as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this product, including lack of effect, prolonged effect, and death.” […]

By | January 13th, 2010|Latest News|0 Comments

"Mine" Lost Animal Documentary at Roxie Theatre in SF This Weekend

"Mine" Lost Animal Documentary at Roxie Theatre in SF This Weekend MINE is a feature-length, independent documentary about the essential bond between humans and animals, set against the backdrop of one of the worst natural disasters in modern U.S. history: Hurricane Katrina. This gripping, character-driven story follows New Orleans residents as they attempt the daunting [...]

By | January 8th, 2010|Latest News|0 Comments

Report Back From Susan's Trip To Italy

Susan’s report from her visit with cat rescue groups in Italy. I took a marvelous three week trip to Italy in late October early November. I visited a number of the cat organizations Friends of Roman Cats help support including DINGO in Venice, Amici Mondo Animale in Florence, Bagno a Ripoli, Torre Argentina Sanctuary in [...]

By | December 18th, 2009|Latest News|0 Comments

Closer to the Declawing Ban in SF!

A majority of the SF Supervisors voted in favor of the proposed ban on cat declawing. One more vote to go! Click here for the SF Gate Article. Upholding the right to scratch A majority of San Francisco supervisors Tuesday approved a proposed ban on declawing cats, calling the procedure a barbaric practice that opens [...]

By | November 4th, 2009|Latest News|0 Comments

Committee meeting October 26th, In-person support is needed!

Committee meeting October 26th, In-person support is neededl! Voice your anti-declaw opinion now! The City Operations & Neighborhood Services Committee meeting is on Monday, October 26, starts at 10:30am. City Hall, Committee Room 263, Members: Bevan Dufty, Chris Daly, Sean Elsbernd Clerk: Victor Young 415-554-7723 It is crucial that residents against declawing come to this [...]

By | October 19th, 2009|Latest News|0 Comments

Call to Action! Ban Declawing in San Francisco.

Call to Action! Ban Declawing in San Francisco. We are working hard to gather signatures for the San Francisco City Council's proposed ban on declawing cats. The SF Board of Supervisors committee is going to discuss and vote on the ban on October 26th at 10:30 am at City Hal. On the 27th the full [...]

By | October 12th, 2009|Latest News|0 Comments

Santa Monica Close to Banning Declawing!

Santa Monica Close to Banning Declawing! SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In a 5-1 vote, Santa Monica City Council passed a motion Tuesday to draft an ordinance that restricts the practice of amputating the toes of animals, also known as “de-clawing.” The motion was brought by City Council Members Kevin McKeown and Gleam Davis, who requested that the ordinance, if passed, be enacted prior to December 31, 2009, after which date local jurisdictions’ authority in such matters will be usurped by SB 762, a pending state law limiting cities’ rights to ban medical procedures they deem inhumane. […]

By | October 12th, 2009|Latest News|0 Comments

L.A. Examiner Article: When In Rome, trap, neuter and release homeless cats.

L.A. Examiner Article: When In Rome… Working with homeless cats might not be everyone’s idea of an idyllic Roman holiday, but for Susan Wheeler she wouldn’t have it any other way. Wheeler is the co founder of Friends of Roman Cats, a San Francisco based nonprofit organization that raises money to support trap, neuter and release (TNR) programs for homeless cats throughout Italy. […]

By | September 30th, 2009|Latest News|0 Comments

New Products!!

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By | August 9th, 2009|Latest News|0 Comments