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Certain Dog Foods Recalled Over Dangerous Levels of Vitamin D

The warning, issued Monday, applied to at least 12 brands of dry dog food, some of which contained as much as 70 times the safe amount of vitamin D. While vitamin D is essential for dogs, high amounts can lead to kidney failure or death, the FDA said.

Vitamin D toxicity symptoms include loss of appetite, vomiting, increased thirst, increased urination, excessive drooling and weight loss. Pet owners whose dogs have been consuming the brands below and show such symptoms are urged to contact their veterinarians.

Suspected cases can also be reported through the FDA's Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

The FDA notes that this is a developing recall, and more brands may be added to the current list. For now, these are the brands/flavors being affected:

Nutrisca

Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food

Natural Life Pet Products

Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food

Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Evolve Chicken & Rice Puppy Dry Dog Food

Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Dry Dog Food

Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe Dry Dog Food

ANF, Inc.

ANF Lamb and Rice Dry Dog Food

Lidl (Orlando brand)

Orlando Grain-Free Chicken & Chickpea Superfood Recipe Dog Food

Kroger

Abound Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food

ELM Pet Foods, Inc.

ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe

ELM K9 Naturals Chicken Recipe

Ahold Delhaize

Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Dog Food

Nature’s Place Real Country Chicken and Brown Rice Dog Food

For more information, including UPC codes, and to check the most up to date list of recalled brands, visit the FDA's website.


NATIONAL

Thousands are expected to pay their respects Wednesday to George H.W. Bush during a state funeral service at Washington National Cathedral on a national day of mourning.  The service is scheduled to begin at 10am our time after a motorcade transports Bush’s casket to the cathedral from the United States Capitol, where he has been lying in state since Monday night.  


Scientists Develop A Blood Test That Detects Cancer In 10 Minutes - 

There is a large breakthrough in the fight against cancer.

Australian scientists have developed a blood test they claim can diagnose cancer in minutes. Scientists at the University of Queensland say the new test can quickly identify a unique DNA signature that's present in all types of cancer. The researchers said Tuesday that their study showed the ten-minute blood test was able to detect cancer with 90-percent accuracy. They're hoping the new test, if proven accurate, will help make diagnosing cancer more accessible and affordable.

With nine in ten cancer deaths due to a late diagnosis, this news is a relief and lifesaving. One of the researchers cautions, “We certainly don’t know yet whether it’s the Holy Grail or not for all cancer diagnostics.”

Source: New York Post


MICHAEL FLYNN: Mueller Says He Should Receive No Prison Time

Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's one-time national security adviser, has been so helpful to Robert Mueller's investigation that the special counsel said he should receive little or no time in prison for lying to federal investigators. That was revealed Tuesday in newly filed court documents.

Flynn reportedly participated in 19 interviews with Mueller's team and other prosecutors and turned over documents, leading Mueller to call him a key cooperator in the probe.

In a sentencing recommendation memo, prosecutors wrote, "His early cooperation was particularly valuable because he was one of the few people with long-term and firsthand insight" into Russia's meddling in the election and whether any Trump associates were involved. 

Source: The New York Times


Trump Ally Pleads The Fifth To Senate Committee Over Document Request -

 A key figure in the special counsel Russia probe is balking at talking with the Senate.

President Trump ally Roger Stone is refusing Senator Dianne Feinstein's request for documents dealing with Russian interference in the 2016 election. A letter from Stone's lawyer says the request is overbroad and overreaching. Stone's lawyer says his client is invoking the Fifth Amendment as "an innocent citizen who denounces secrecy."

Stone has already testified before the House Intelligence Committee and his lawyer says those transcripts are enough. 

Source: USA Today


Infant Death At Unlicensed Daycare Spurs Investigation Into The Treatment OF The Children -

 An infant died at an unlicensed daycare facility in Maplewood, Missouri last month and now there’s an investigation.

Court documents say a three-month-old girl passed away after she was found November 16th in cardiac arrest at a home daycare. Seven other children found in the home were taken into custody before being released to their parents.

The conditions found at the home included the toddlers were "trapped" by plastic shelving placed on top of the playpens so that they couldn't "escape," and one child being placed that way in an unlit basement.

The daycare operator spoke to officers but no charges have been filed. She repeated to officers “I love my babies.” In the daycare operator’s call to 911, she allegedly said the infant was the only child in the house.

Officers noted a strong smell of alcohol on the woman when investigating the death. 

Source: KMOV


Lifestyle

Los Angeles Is About To Ban Plastic Straws -

 Say goodbye to the plastic straw in LA.

Following in San Francisco’s footsteps, plastic straws are one step closer to being phased out completely in the city of Los Angeles. The City Council unanimously approved the creation of an ordinance that requires restaurants and food-service providers to withhold plastic straws unless requested by a customer.

Fast-food restaurants are excluded. The plan, if approved, would be implemented next April. It also begins the process finding ways to completely phase out plastic straws in the city in two years. The law goes farther than the one the state has passed.

Councilman Mitch O'Farrell co-authored the initiative and cited a study that says Americans throw out 500-million plastic straws a day. Companies are now trying to figure out what to replace the straws with.

Paper straws are not the “go to” item with spoons being favored above them. That’s harsh!

Source: CNBC



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