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Health Tip: Give Your Dog Safe Treats

Posted 15 Dec 2017 by

-- Fido can become quite sick from unsafe treats, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Your dog may have a bone to pick with you if a bad treat leads to stomach or bowel obstruction, choking, mouth wounds, vomiting, diarrhea or internal bleeding, the FDA says. In some cases, a bad treat can lead to death. The FDA suggests how to keep your dog safe: Some bones from the kitchen table, ...

Avoid a Nasty Surprise From the Barbecue Grill

Posted 25 Jun 2017 by

SUNDAY, June 25, 2017 – Summer wouldn't be complete without ribs and burgers sizzling on the barbecue grill. But those hot-weather American staples can bring a rise in injuries from wire bristle grill brushes. Loose bristles can fall off the brush while you're cleaning the grill grate and end up in food. If consumed, the bristles can cause injuries in the mouth, throat and tonsils, said Dr. ...

Loose Bristles From Grill-Cleaning Brushes May Pose Dangers

Posted 4 Apr 2016 by

MONDAY, April 4, 2016 – A new study suggests that you might want to take one last look after cleaning your grill this summer, to make sure no bristles from your wire brush are left behind. That's because those loose bristles can stick to the grill, end up in your food, and cause mouth, throat and stomach/intestinal injuries, researchers found. Some of the patients required surgery for these ...

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