This is relevant because of the importance of animal-assisted therapy, and because I love little kittens and puppies.

Menu Foods, a major manufacturer of dog and cat food, has recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

The food was sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger, and other store brands, as well as brand names such as Iams and Eukanuba.

WBZ TV discusses the recall here, and lists of affected brands are here.

Past summaries of animal-assisted therapy are here and here.

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.