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URGENT Extra Episode – Hill’s Dog Food Recall



Hill’s Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Select Canned Dog Food for Excessive Vitamin D

Hill’s Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient for dogs, ingestion of elevated levels can lead to potential health issues depending on the level of vitamin D and the length of exposure, and dogs may exhibit symptoms such as vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling, and weight loss. Vitamin D, when consumed at very high levels, can lead to serious health issues in dogs including renal dysfunction. Pet parents with dogs who have consumed any of the products listed and are exhibiting any of these signs should contact their veterinarian. In most cases, complete recovery is expected after discontinuation of feeding.

The affected canned dog foods were distributed through retail pet stores, veterinary clinics and e-retailers nationwide in Australia. No dry foods, cat foods, or treats are affected.

Pet parents who purchased the product with the specific lot/date codes listed should discontinue feeding and dispose of those products immediately. To have discarded products replaced at no cost, please contact the pet shop, e-Retailer or veterinary clinics where you purchased the product of specific lot/date code, or, contact Hill’s via our website or at 1800 679 932.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition learned of the potential for elevated vitamin D levels in some of our canned dog foods after receiving a complaint in the United States about a dog exhibiting signs of elevated vitamin D levels. Our investigation confirmed elevated levels of vitamin D due to a supplier error.

We care deeply about all pets and are committed to providing pet parents with safe and high quality products. Hill’s has identified and isolated the error and, to prevent this from happening again, we have required our supplier to implement additional quality testing prior to their release of ingredients. In addition to our existing safety processes, we are adding our own further testing of incoming ingredients.

For further information, please contact Hill’s Pet Nutrition Pty Ltd. at 1800 679 932 Monday-Friday during the hours of 9am-5pm (AEST) or at HillshelplineANZ@hillspet.com. Information can also be found at www.hillspet.com.au/productlist

This voluntary recall is not applicable in all countries. If you are outside of Australia please check your own country’s Hill’s website for more information.

AUSTRALIAN CAN NUMBERS ONLY BELOW


Two Vets Talk Pets vs That Vet Life – Ep 43



Happy new year TVTP fans.


This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety.

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – Never heard of them before? Check the link above and get your pet some single protein tasty num-nums!

This episode is also proudly supported by Dr Clint Yudelman from Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics – a mobile Veterinary Medicine Specialist service, operating around Melbourne, and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. Bringing cutting edge specialist internal medicine services for your pet, at your vets!

This week we play you the recording of the awesome interview we did, across the inter webs, with Texan via Edinburgh Vet Student and host of That Vetlife Podcast, Moriah.

Robbie and Lewis run a little, um, amok, with Moriah, having a great time.

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send out a big yo bro, and send us an email to  twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head to Patreon, swing some money each month, to help us keep the podcast going – for as little as 50c per episode ($2 a month), you can get yourself an awesome sticker!

And if you have any data to help Robbie finish his Phd on the bile characteristics of the French Island Koalas, he’d love to hear from you. Please…


Treating Firework/Cracker Phobic Pets, Socialising Puppies, Cats & Cucumbers and Harry the Attacking Alpaca – Ep 42



Welcome to all the multicellular organisms who have joined us for Episode 42 of the TWO VETS TALK PETS PODCAST, where too much talking of pets is barely enough. Listeners beware – this episode is a little loose – some beer was consumed, and good times had. At least we remembered to press record…

This episode is proudly supported by Zylkene from Vetquinol – a safe way to help your dog or cat that may be stressed or have a mild anxiety – just in time for NYE Fireworks!

This episode is also supported by Prime 100 Pet foods – Australian made, Single Protein source diets for dogs and cats! Huge range, lots of flavours, for lots of different life stages, and diseases – Never heard of them before? Check the link above and get your pet some single protein tasty num-nums!

This episode is also proudly supported by Dr Clint Yudelman from Insight Mobile Veterinary Diagnostics – a mobile Veterinary Medicine Specialist service, operating around Melbourne, and the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas. Bringing cutting edge specialist internal medicine services for your pet, at your vets!

This week, after mispronouncing Lewis’s last name, Robbie has another story about a bird, one that he hasn’t told yet. Lewis tries to convince Robbie he might be going to jail for tax fraud.

Robbie shares a Youtube video on Cats and Cucumbers, while Lewis is on the case of a Blood Thirsty Alpaca called Harry.    Robbie also talks about a slew of cute puppies he has had coming into the clinic (harking back to Episode 1 – back in the good old days where the show was recorded outside the Library!).

Into the Pod proper, and Lewis brings the Flash and Bang to helping pets with Fireworks and Cracker Phobias, just in time for NYE!

And for anyone interested in watching Jermaine Clement from Flight of the Concords singing one of Robbie’s favourite songs as an animated Crab in “Moana”, feast your eyes on this Shiny Treat!

If you have any questions you’d like to ask Lewis and Robbie send out a big yo bro, and send us an email to  twovetstalkpets@gmail.com, or you can contact us or find us on  InstagramTwitter, or Facebook.

If you’d like to support the podcast, you can head to Patreon, swing some money each month, to help us keep the podcast going – for as little as 50c per episode ($2 a month), you can get yourself an awesome sticker! To the most awesome Tracey who has joined us! Thanks Tracey!

Have a safe and happy new year, and remember, stay shiny people, stay shiny…


Food Allergies, Itching/Scratching, Pet Insurance, Rat Bat Poisoning, Vets Always On, Dognapper & Robbie’s Patented BBQ skewers – Ep 28



Welcome back TVTP fans, and strap in for episode 28 of your number 1 vets on pets podcast – Two Vets Talk Pets! Where you know that too much talking of pets if barely enough!

This episode of Two Vets Talk Pets is brought to you by Zylkenefrom Vetquinol  – a natural product that can help reduce stress and anxiety in dogs and cats. Talk to your vet to see if Zylkene could help your pet.

We are also proudly supported by Prime 100 pet foods – Single protein, novel protein, disease aiding diets – huge range, lots of applications. There are so many options for your pet that could with allergies, gut or digestive issues, or even just to try something new!

Thanks as well to our Patreonsupporters – if you’d like to kick in some money, and help Lewis and Robbie keep the podcast going, check out the options, and get yourselves some merch – thanks for your help! We really appreciate it.

Episode 28 of the TVTP podcast, finds Lewis and Robbie in the Podcave having a typical natter. Lewis has had some curly nail situations, an oddly named dog, and a lady who woke next to a dog – that wasn’t her’s

Robbie has been trawling the news feeds, and finds a skewered dog ,and shares a great way of stopping the same thing happening to your dog,  and a dog that was stuck in a shaft.

We play our interview with Dr Oliver Conradi and Dr Magdaline Awad from Petsure, talking about the benefits of Pet Insurance.

Into the pod proper, and Lewis dives deep into Food Allergies in pets. The signs, the causes, and the treatments.

And Robbie dishes out all the info on Rat Bait poisoning – how the poison works, and how your pet would be treated if it was exposed.

Don’t forget to plug the show with your friends and families – screen shot it and send it to twovetstalkpets@gmail.com and get yourself a cool new TVTP sticker!

If you are all about the socials, check the feed on Instagram, check out Facebook, or Twitter.

And if this is your first time listening to TVTP, welcome. We are glad to have you. You are awesome. And pets are awesome. If you pat your pets, you’re doubly awesome. And that’s the kind of awesome that doesn’t grow on trees…