Borzoi Health News

May 2021

Toxicology: Myths, Internet Rumors & Home Remedies presented at the 2021 BCOA National by Tina Wismer DVM, MS, DABVT , DABT - ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center, Urbana, IL

September 2020

A breeder’s perspective on the evolving role of DNA in producing healthy dogs

The AKC DNA Program: Past and Present

AKC CHF Whitepaper on the State of Genetic Testing in Dogs

Review of the Current State of Genetic Testing – An Introduction

Canine Genetic Testing – Introduction to the Technologies

OFA & ACVIM announce Changes to the Cardiac Certification Programs 

August 2019

NC State University: Free Clinical Trial: Is Your Dog Anxious When Left Alone?

June 27, 2019

FDA Investigation into Potential Link between Certain Diets and Canine Dilated Cardiomyopathy

May 22, 2019

Aurora Packing Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Products Due to Possible E. coli O157:H7 Contamination

May 20, 2019

Hill's Pet Nutrition Voluntary Recall of Select Canned Dog Food for Elevated Vitamin D

March 26, 2019

Darwin's Natural Dog Food Recall

Aurora Packing Company, Inc. Recalls Beef Products

Treatment for dogs eating snail bait

February 2019

New FDA statement on dietary caused DCM

FDA asks pet food industry for DCM-related information. In its ongoing investigation into atypical cases of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) possibly related to grain-free pet food ingredients, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is asking the industry for information related to changes in ingredients, processing or formulation. Read the full story via the above link.

January 2019

Echocardiographic phenotype of canine dilated cardiomyopathy differs based on diet type. Canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) can result from numerous etiologies including genetic mutations, infections, toxins, and nutritional imbalances. This study sought to characterize differences in echocardiographic findings between dogs with DCM fed grain-free (GF) diets and grain-based (GB) diets.

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2018

Jennie-O Turkey Store Sales, Inc., a Faribault, Minn. establishment, is recalling approximately 164,210 pounds of raw ground turkey products that may be contaminated with Salmonella Reading, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The raw ground turkey items were produced on October 22, 2018 and October 23, 2018. The following products are subject to recall:

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. P-579” inside the USDA mark of inspection or on the side of the tray. These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide.

More information on the Jennie-O recalls.

December 24, 2018

Columbia River Natural Pet Foods of Vancouver, WAis expanding its recent recall to include additional dog and cat foods due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are being recalled:

The recall includes 261 packages of Cow Pie Lot # 72618 and 82 packages of Chicken & Vegetables Lot# 111518 fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats, produced in July 2018 and November 2018.

Cow Pie and Chicken and Vegetables are fresh frozen meat products intended to be fed raw to dogs and cats. 

Both were distributed in Alaska, Oregon, and Washington through retail stores and direct delivery.

More information  on the Columbia River Recalls

November, 2018

It’s Not Just Grain-Free: An Update on Diet-Associated Dilated Cardiomyopathy

AKC summary about the vitamin D-related recalls

The problem related to grain free boutique dog foods and DCM in dogs