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Saturday, July 31, 2010

News You Can Use

Several Iams and Eukanuba dog foods have been recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination. The foods are sold in specialty pet stores and vet clinics in the US and Canada. Owners are advised to throw away the food and contact Procter & Gamble, the parent company for Iams and Eukanuba, with questions and for a product refund. Read more in my National Boxer Examiner column.

Locally, Western Michigan residents are watching the effects of an oil spill in the Kalamazoo River. Latest news is that the spill has been contained, though some are skeptical of these claims. Residents are still advised to avoid the area as much as possible, and to stop any water activities including using Kalamazoo River water for watering lawns, plants or animals. Some homeowners in Calhoun County, near the origin of the spill, are under a voluntary evacuation recommendation due to benzenes in the air. Read more in my Detroit Boxer Examiner column.