In this Issue:
  • Easter Egg Safety
  • Cat News You Can Use
  • Dog News You Can Use
  • January-March 2013

    Easter Egg Safety

    If an Easter egg hunt is on your calendar for the holiday weekend, follow these tips for safe, quality hard cooked eggs.  Dr. Amy Simonne, University of Florida/IFAS Food Safety Specialist, recommends choosing Grade A or AA eggs with clean, uncracked shells.  Store eggs in the carton in the main compartment of the refrigerator, not …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/03/25/easter-egg-safety-2/

    Cat News You Can Use

    Years ago when I adopted my first cats, my veterinarian told me that unlike dogs, cats do not get heartworms, so I didn’t need to give my cats any preventive medicine for them.

    However, fast forward about 20 years and now veterinarians know that cats, too, can become infected with heartworm. In …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2013/02/04/cat-news-you-can-use/

    Dog News You Can Use

    As a dog owner, I’ve always been told to not let your dog have chocolate because it is poisonous for them to eat. Well, a question that I’ve had for years is “How much chocolate can a dog eat before it has a health problem?”

    My curiosity finally got the best of me (I …

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    Permanent link to this article: http://nwdistrict.ifas.ufl.edu/fcs/2012/12/04/dog-news-you-can-use/