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Raisin Alert

Written by:

Laurinda Morris, DVM
Danville Veterinary Clinic
Danville, Ohio

This week I had the first case in history of raisin toxicity ever seen at MedVet. My patient was a 56-pound, 5 yr old male neutered lab mix that ate half a canister of raisins sometime between 7:30 AM and 4:30 PM on Tuesday. He started with vomiting, diarrhea and shaking about 1AM on Wednesday but the owner didn'lt call my emergency service until 7AM.


Menu Foods Update - May 2, 2007

Menu Foods adds to their recall list.

Plague Confirmed in Colorado Squirrel - April 26, 2007

If you're planning to drive through or into Colorado this summer better read this.

Royal Canin's List April 19, 2007

Royal Canin puts out a list of their foods which are not affected by the recall.

Menu Foods Continues to Post Updates April 17, 2007

Menu Foods continues to post new updates to their web site. There are several updates listed (too numerous to list here); to be fair to Menu Foods please go to web site and read all updates.

Royal Canin recalls Medi-Cal Feline Dissolution Formula canned - April 10, 2007

A statement from Royal Canin "This is the only Royal Canin or Medi-Cal product being recalled."

One gene, a million small dogs by Thomas H. Maugh II - Los Angeles Times - April 6, 2007

Scientists identify the switch that leads to size variation among breeds.

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More Retailers Recall Pet Foods, March 30-31, 2007

Del Monte Foods




For a complete list of all the brands, visit Menu Foods Web site.

CKC Board of Directors Responds to FCI

On December 30, 2006, under the signature of the CKC Board, a letter was forwarded to Mr. Hans Müller, President, Fédération Cynologique Internationale. The letter expresses sincere regret for the events leading to the FCI Circular 125. The correspondence indicates that appropriate actions have been taken to ensure there is no repetition of such an unfortunate and embarrassing incident.

Read the letter to the FCI PDF Format

CKC to raise fees 6% in 2007

On December 16, 2006 CKC posted an Official Announcement to their Web-site.
At the regular meeting of the board in December 2006, a fee increase of six percent (6%) was approved for all Registration Fees. The increase will take effect start April 1, 2007.

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Updated FCI

CKC Chair, Dwain McLean, Director Ms. Lee Steeves, and CEO Joe Mauro held extensive and lengthy discussions with the FCI Executive Committee and Executive Director Mr. De Clercq over the course of this past weekend at the Eukanuba Invitational in California. The discussions regarding FCI Circular 125 were cordial and frank.

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Official CKC/FCI Update

CKC gives background information pertaining to FCI Letter
Further to our information release of Nov 29, 2006, regarding FCI Circular 125/2006, the Canadian Kennel Club would like to provide background specifically related to an issue cited regarding "the fact that the CKC does not recognize the pedigrees from many of our members and contract partners."

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CKC Official Statement re FCI Circular

On November 24, 2006 CKC was officially notified by FCI
The Board of Directors of the Canadian Kennel Club would like to advise Club members that the CKC was officially notified on November 24, 2006 of a decision made by the General Committee of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) at its meeting of October 25-26, 2006 in Rome. This decision has now been made publicly available in FCI Circular 125/2006 which is available in PDF form:

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FCI Letter to CKC November 22, 2006 PDF Format