Nov 12, 2013

News Video Another 1500 Dogs reported Sick from Jerky Treats

1500 More dogs found sick from Jerky Treats

OMG!

Another 1500 dogs on the sick list due to eating jerky dog treats, mostly made in China.

Wendy Nan Rees


Watch the News Video Here




Nov 11, 2013

Free Dog Food Recipe after More Recalls, FDA Investigation

In recent reports, the The Virginian Post said it best!
The Virginian-Pilot
© November 10, 2013

"The Food and Drug Administration, it appears, could use a team of bloodhounds permanently stationed in China.

Nearly six years after the first reports of pet deaths linked to chicken, duck and sweet potato jerky treats, FDA officials say they still haven't tracked down the culprit.

Repeated tests at manufacturing plants in China, the source of the majority of the toxic treats, have yet to yield a definitive cause, according to the federal agency.

So FDA officials are appealing to pet owners and veterinarians to send them more information about pets who've fallen ill or died after eating jerky treats. Reports can be made at www.fda.gov.

The FDA, meanwhile, is proceeding with the creation of new regulations for pet food, part of a larger overhaul of the nation's food safety laws. The rules would require manufacturers to develop and follow plans for animal food safety.

The new regulations, if monitored closely, appear to be a step forward for consumers who - quite clearly - are left guessing about the safety of much of what they buy for their pets.

The push for regulation was spurred in part by the biggest recall of pet food in U.S. history six years ago, when it was learned that dog and cat food from a Chinese manufacturer contained melamine, a compound used in plastics. More than 4,000 cats and dogs were killed in America.

Since 2007, the FDA has received reports of illnesses involving 3,600 dogs and 10 cats and the deaths of 580 dogs related to the jerky treats, according to The Associated Press. Nearly all of the poisonous treats were manufactured in China.  "

Read another story about the new FDA Pet Food Laws



Recent Recalls

The United States Food and Drug Administration issued a press release dated Nov. 6, 2013 announcing the expansion of the pet food recall by Bailey’s Choice.

Bailey's Choice issued a voluntary recall of their chicken jerky treats at the end of October.

Sites for More Info

Food Poisoning Bulletin

FDA


Here is one of Wendy's Dog Food recipes so your pet can enjoy a safe homemade meal.

If you would like more recipes email us for details,

TURKEY SAUSAGE 
copyright Wendy Nan Rees

1 lb ground turkey
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup Parmesan cheese
½ cup parsley flakes
3 tbsp rolled oats
1 tbsp brewer’s yeast
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Have a pre-greased cookie sheet ready.

1.   In a large glass bowl, combine all your ingredients. 
2.   Mixture should be somewhat dry, add more bread crumbs if needed.
3.   Roll into small sausage shaped treats in your hands.  If it sticks to your hands, it’s too moist, add more bread crumbs. 
4.   Place the sausage shaped treats on a greased cookie sheet (I like to use PAM).
5.   Bake at 350 degrees until sausages are brown on the outside.  During the cooking process, you may need to turn over the sausages to keep them browning evenly. 
6.   Remove cooked sausages and let them drain on a piece of paper towel. 
7.   Cool.


 To store, keep in an airtight container in the freezer, thaw and serve.

Oct 28, 2013

FDA Requests Help with Recalled Pet Treats and Said Pay Attention to labels....

From The Associated Press and ABC
 Associated Press

Pet food labeling is regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many states have also adopted labeling standards published by the Association of American Feed Control Officials. Consumers should pay close attention to labels when buying food for their dogs and cats:

— Products labeled as "premium," ''super premium" or "holistic" are not required to contain different or higher-quality ingredients. They are marketing terms.

— Products labeled "natural" by and large may not contain artificial flavors, colors or preservatives.

— Products labeled "organic" must follow strict U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for human organic food.


The FDA is seeking dog owners and veterinarian Help ...more

Investigating why Pet Jerky Treats are making Pets Sick


The FDA has recently reported that they are actively investigating why pet jerky treats from Japan have caused illness or death in over 3000 dogs and 10 cats. this is only the number of known cases.


On Oct,22,2013 the FDA issued an open letter to Veterinarians about the pet illnesses associated with jerky pet treat products, most of which have been made in Japan.

The letter
Jerky Pet Treats - Veterinarians
October 22, 2013

Dear Veterinarian,

For the last few years, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been actively investigating the cause of reported pet illnesses associated with jerky pet treat products, most of which come from China. As of September 24, 2013, FDA has received approximately 3000 reports of illness, involving more than 3600 dogs, 10 cats, and including more than 580 deaths.

Today, we are reaching out to ask for your assistance in FDA’s ongoing investigation in three ways:
Providing samples and information on potential jerky pet treat-related illnesses to our Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN), an extensive network of diagnostic laboratories developed by FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine.

Posting, handing out or otherwise making available to your clients the enclosed Fact Sheet on jerky pet treat products.

Reporting pet illnesses associated with jerky pet treat products through the FDA Safety Reporting Portal, selecting the pet food reporting pathway...read more



What Illness to Look Out For When Your Pet Eats Bad Treats

Within hours of eating treats sold as jerky tenders or strips made of chicken, duck, sweet potatoes and/or dried fruit, some pets have exhibited decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood or mucus), increased water consumption, and/or increased urination.

Severe cases have involved kidney failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, and a rare kidney disorder. About 60 percent of cases involved gastrointestinal illness, and about 30 percent involved kidney and urinary systems.

The remaining cases reported various symptoms, such as collapse, convulsions or skin issues.

Most of the jerky treats implicated have been made in China. Manufacturers of pet foods are not required by U.S. law to state the country of origin for each ingredient in their products.

A number of jerky pet treat products were removed from the market in January 2013 after a New York State lab reported finding evidence of up to six drugs in certain jerky pet treats made in China. While the levels of these drugs were very low and it's unlikely that they caused the illnesses, FDA noted a decrease in reports of jerky-suspected illnesses after the products were removed from the market. FDA believes that the number of reports may have declined simply because fewer jerky treats were available.

Meanwhile, the agency urges pet owners to be cautious about providing jerky treats. If you do provide them and your pet becomes sick, stop the treats immediately, consider seeing your veterinarian, and save any remaining treats and the packaging for possible testing.

Read More



Go Here for a List of Recalled Pet Treats

A Note from Amber and Family Disaster Dogs
Wrinkledpups Daisy Mayham

Wille G Dawg who is helping me manage this blog was sick for 10 days a few months ago, unknown cause. He likes to sneak the cat food and ate some that was later recalled. He refused food, had slight bloating and was constipated. He recovered.

2 months later, my outdoor shy and timid cat Suzie who never left the deck or yard, disappeared which outdoor cats often do when they are sick. She never came home. She was eating a food which was not recalled and has not been at any time. I have been very careful what I'm feeding.

1 month later, a month ago, Bloodhound, Miss Daisy, who often helps with this blog, got sick, I had fed her dog carefully selected chews a week earlier. She didn't have any intestinal issues, ate until the last day but she had no energy, she was very weak and just could not go on.

Daisy didn't recover. We lost her Sept,28th,2013, a month to the date I'm writing this.

All of my pets are over 10 years old and there is a chance their illnesses are age related and not connected with the recalled food. On the other hand, reading all this news about recalled pet food makes me wonder otherwise.

I'm switching to homemade diets and highly recommend anyone who needs advice on feeding their pets a homemade pet food to contact Wendy via this blog.

Wendy has recipes for making safe and natural pet food and treats at home.

If you would like to try one, let us know.

Email us for a sample and price list or visit one of the many links on this blog or online for Wendy's cookbooks and radio show pet advice.

Suzie

Sep 7, 2013

Purina Recall and About the Bird Food Recall

MORE PET FOOD RECALLS 

Purina ONE Beyond White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food was recalled by the Nestle Purina Pet Care Company Friday. Facebook.

Trips Abroad: Critter Hut from the Block Island Times
“The pet food market has fluctuated over the past few years. For example, we did benefit from the dog food recall among the big-box stores back in 2007, but ...
St. Louis, Missouri--(ENEWSPF)--September 2, 2013. Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5-pound bags of its ...

Eukanuba and IAMS Dog Food WAS recalled last month...check the website here  www.iams.com or www.eukanuba.com

Goldenfeast® Inc. Recalls Bird Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley


August 26, 2013 -Goldenfeast® Inc. is recalling several exotic bird food blends due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Goldenfeast® Inc. by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Goldenfeast® Inc. 

On February 11, 2013 Specialty Commodities, Inc. initiated a voluntary product recall of parsley flakes distributed to Goldenfeast® Inc. and other pet food manufacturers because the product may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Specialty Commodities distributed the product to Goldenfeast® Inc. on May 17, 2012. No human or pet illnesses have been reported. Goldenfeast® Inc. is initiating this recall in accordance with FDA guidelines.



Apparently, The Parsley Flakes are showing up in dog food. 

Check the label for Parsley.

For the most current and complete list of recalls from the FDA click HERE



From the FDA 
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Aug 25, 2013

Oh No ! EUKANUBA and IAMS Dog and Cat Food Recalled !!!

Oh No, the pet food recall is getting much worst. 


On August 14,2013- Eukanuba and Iams were recalled due to Salmonelia poisoning.


Here is the complete list from the United States Food and Drug.

Be sure to wash your hands after handling pet food to avoid getting sick. This warning is to prevent harm to us not our pets.

Dogs and Cats can tolerate and will not be harmed by exposure or ingestion of small amounts of Salmonella. Their systems are set up to digest raw and aging or spoiling foods while ours are not. 

This warning is for us, the pet owner, because we might get sick from being exposed to the Salmonella not our pets. Salmonella is what causes food poisoning in humans who eat or handle contaminated food in unclean kitchens or butcher shops. 

Most animals actually can eat this food without harm.

The warning is; We can get sick from handling this food. Within 24-48 hours of touching this food you could experience a sudden upset stomach with vomiting and diarrhea that can keep you in bed with Salmonella food poisoning.  

The below information was gathered from the FDA on Aug 25 2013

August 14, 2013 - The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

EUKANUBA DRY DOG FOODS
DescriptionSizeLot CodeUPC CodeBest-by Date
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Large Breed Mature Adult15 LB31874177190142701566Nov14
30 LB31874177190142703096Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Mature Adult30 LB319541771901414930814Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Maintenance Puppy16.5 LB31884177190140422347Nov14
33 LB31884177190146094687Nov14
5 LB31884177190140398527Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Adult16 LB31904177190140105169Nov14
4 LB31904177190140397229Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Base Small Breed Puppy16 LB319441771901401050913Nov14
4 LB31874177190140396786Nov14
40 LB31874177190140110706Nov14
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Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Boxer Adult36 LB319441771901401958813Nov14
319541771901401958814Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Chihuahua Adult4 LB31884177190146070377Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Breed Specific Labrador Retriever Adult36 LB319541771901401956414Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Premium Performance 30/20 Adult33 LB31884177190146094757Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Professional Feeding Bag Small Breed Puppy44 LB31874177190141131946Nov14
Eukanuba Dog Food Weight Control Large Breed Adult30 LB31894177190142693038Nov14
319241771901426930311Nov14
IAMS DRY DOG FOODS
DescriptionSizeLot CodeUPC CodeBest-by Date
Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult13.3 LB31884177190146120177Nov14
31904177190146120179Nov14
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2.9 LB319441771901470016513Nov14
25.7 LB31884177190147006467Nov14
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5 LB31904177190146126359Nov14
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Iams Dog Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult13.3 LB31894177190146120248Nov14
Iams Dog Food Premium Protection Chicken Adult12.1 LB31894177190146113628Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Mature Adult30 LB31884177190146113317Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Breed Senior Plus13.3 LB319341771901461200012Nov14
26.2 LB319341771901470061512Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Large Chunks Adult15 LB319441771901461081513Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Adult13.3 LB31874177190146109906Nov14
31894177190146109908Nov14
319241771901461099011Nov14
3.1 LB31874177190147001106Nov14
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5 LB31874177190146120556Nov14
31894177190146120558Nov14
319241771901461205511Nov14
Iams Dog Food ProActive Health Small Breed Puppy5 LB31904177190147009439Nov14
IAMS DRY CAT FOODS
DescriptionSizeLot CodeUPC CodeBest-by Date
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Chicken Adult16 LB31874177190146118816Nov14
319441771901461188113Nov14
5 LB31874177190146126976Nov14
319441771901461269713Nov14
Iams Cat Food Healthy Naturals Weight Control Adult5 LB31894177190146127038Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Adult10.8 LB31864177190146120865Nov14
31904177190146120869Nov14
319141771901461208610Nov14
319241771901461208611Nov14
319441771901461208613Nov14
17.4 LB31864177190146118365Nov14
31864177190146118365Nov14
319141771901461183610Nov14
319241771901461183611Nov14
319441771901461183613Nov14
3.2 LB31904177190146126599Nov14
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319441771901461265913Nov14
5.7 LB31864177190146124995Nov14
319141771901461249910Nov14
319241771901461249911Nov14
319441771901461249913Nov14
6.3 LB319441771901461162113Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Chicken Kitten17.4 LB31904177190146118679Nov14
3.2 LB31904177190146126289Nov14
319541771901461262814Nov14
5.7 LB31904177190146125059Nov14
31904177190146125059Nov14
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Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Digestive Care Adult16 LB31904177190146119049Nov14
319541771901461190414Nov14
3 LB31904177190147002029Nov14
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5 LB31904177190146124519Nov14
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Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Adult16 LB31874177190146119116Nov14
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3.1 LB31884177190147002197Nov14
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5 LB31874177190146124206Nov14
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9.8 LB31894177190146121618Nov14
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Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Hairball Mature Adult5 LB319541771901461260414Nov14
Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control & Hairball Adult16 LB31884177190146121477Nov14
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319341771901461214712Nov14
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2.9 LB319141771901470024010Nov14
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5 LB31884177190146127897Nov14
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5.5 LB319241771901461165211Nov14
9.8 LB31884177190146121307Nov14
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Iams Cat Food ProActive Health Weight Control Adult16 LB31874177190146121786Nov14
319341771901461217812Nov14
5 LB31874177190146126806Nov14
319341771901461268012Nov14
9.8 LB31874177190146121236Nov14
Iams Cat Food Professional Feeding Bag Chicken Adult33 LB319141771901410545810Nov14
319441771901410545813Nov14

About Procter & Gamble
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Jul 23, 2013

Here Is A Great Summer Read From My Good Friend

The Feel Good Dog Book of the Year!

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Inspirational Dog Stories in a One of a Kind Dog BookWe encourage Dog-earing! Have you ever returned to a book because you liked the story so much or enjoyed the way it is written? This is one of those books which is sure to become dog-eared from repeated readings and we hope it does…no matter what your mother says.
Inspiring Quotes in this Inspired Dog Book Suprise a Friend for No Reason!Give a friend the gift of love. Buy this Book Today.Send it to a Friend just to tell them how important their friendship is to you. Inspiring Dog Stories and that will have them thanking you for years to come.
You will feel great and they will appreciate it! Available in Book & Kindle format.
Pawprints on the Heart is the first in a series of pet friendly books from Lessons from Rocky & His Friends. This collection of heartwarming, humorous stories captures those amazing moments which we share with our four legged friends who enrich our lives all the while teaching us all we need to know about love, joy, caring, compassion, healing and unconditional love.


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Jun 18, 2013

Massive Pet Food Recall

A massive pet food recall has started after the FDA found salmonella in Natura pet products. Natura is recalling pet food from all of their product lines, including food for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

From the CS Monitor 

Natura has chosen to recall everything produced more than a week ago, when they implemented additional product testing procedures. 
"We are taking the additional precautionary measure," the employees announced in a press release, because "our first priority is the wellbeing of the pets we serve."
If your animal is showing symptoms of stomach distress, you should seek immediate treatment for your pet.
The recall includes all Innova, California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Mother Nature, and Karma branded dry pet food and biscuit treats with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. The expiration date appears in different places on the various products. To find out where to look for your pet food's expiration date, see the illustrated guide on the Natura website.

Jun 11, 2013

Pet Owners Calling For Accountability

San Francisco Bay Area pet owners are pushing for the FDA to implement a law to protect consumers and pets from contaminated food that could be considered dangerous. They feel a law would protect consumers and pets from foods considered dangerous. What they don't realize is there already is one.

One year after the Investigative Unit exposed nearly 2,000 complaints to the FDA about jerky pet treats pet owners are worried.



NBC news reported today that after voluntary recalls of chicken jerky pet treats made in China, pet owners are calling for accountability from retailers in warning consumers of FDA recalled products and foods it deems potentially dangerous. The irony: it’s already law, it just hasn’t been put into place.
Part of the 2011 Food Modernization and Safety Act (FSMA) says that stores must post visible warning signs at their registers any time the Food and Drug Administration identifies a “reportable food”- for people or animals- that could “cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.”
Here is the full story...NBC Dog Treat Warning
Key points the articles covers are;
NBC has several reports of deaths caused by recalled pet treats.
The Executive Congressional Commission on China held a hearing on public health and food safety in China on May 22, in which they discussed the safety of pet treats coming out of China.
But even with items considered “reportable,” such as salmonella detected in dog food or listeria found in onions, the FDA has not figured out a way to tell stores to post a warning. So the law has not been implemented.
Keep safe, Wendy Nan Rees 
Amber Higgins and Family Disaster Dogs.

Apr 20, 2013

Important Recall of 5 Brand Name Pet Foods


Notice:

All California Natural, EVO, Healthwise, Innova and Karma dry dog and cat foods have been recalled, all lot codes and all treat varieties by these names.


Can pet food is not affected at this time.

The maker of these pet foods is Natura Pet Products  which is sold all over the world and online.

Recent testing confirmed the presence of Salmonella in dry pet food and treats.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from
handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed
their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or
bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.


For a Updated List of all Recalled Pet Foods and other items by the FDA Click Here-
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/newpetfoodrecalls/





Apr 11, 2013

Dog Food Recalls Again!



Wow I find it hard to believe the amount of pet food and treat recalls we are seeing in the news ! This year has been one recall after another !   Wendy Nan Rees


Here's the most recent

Natura Pet Expands Dry Pet Foods Recall

Bravo Recall


Natura Dry Pet Food Has Been Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination


CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Natura Pet Products has issued a voluntarily recall
of its dry pet food due to possible Salmonella contamination. The company
says there have been no Salmonella-related illnesses confirmed to date.
Natura says Salmonella can ...Read More




Bravo! issues another pet food recall due to salmonella risk

Examiner.com
In the wake of the recent recall for their Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for
Dogs and Cats, Bravo! issued a press release on April 3, 2013 announcing
another list of recalled products due to the risk of salmonella. "This
recall is being issued out of an ...Click for more


More from Kansas City infoZine


The affected Natura products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet
specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan,
Malaysia and Costa Rica, as well as online. The dry cat food expiration
dates for this expanded recall range ...READ MORE


See all stories on this topic: Click Here


Here's a good article about dog genes and carbohydrates in pet foods
from STLtoday.com


Diamond Pet Foods is issuing a voluntary recall to Premium Edge, Diamond
Naturals and 4health Dry Cat Food Formulas due to the possibility of low
levels of thiamine (vitamin B1). Consumers with questions should call
1-888-965-6131 or visit ...Here to Read More

See all stories on this topic at Google News


Article about the RECALLS:

From Pet Food Can Make Dogs, Cats – and Humans – Sick
Patch.com

Not only can your pets be affected by Salmonella from dry pet food being
recalled by Natura Pet Products. Humans also are at risk from handling
contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed
their hands after having contact ...
<http://cumming.patch.com/articles/recall-pet-food-can-make-dogs-cats-and-humans-sick>



Pet food recall expanded

Cincinnati.com
The expanded recall was prompted after sampling done by the Michigan and
Georgia departments of agriculture confirmed the presence of the bacteria
in additional dry cat food and a cat pet treat. The dry cat food expiration
dates for this expanded ... Read More



More info about Recalls from the The Virginian-Pilot
Yes, there are more recalls on dog and cat foods. At least we're finding
out about them sooner than we did before. I guess that's good. I told you
about the Natura Pet recall. It was a long list of products. Well, they've
expanded the recall and the ...Continued



Keep yourself safe by washing your hands
after handling pet food !

Apr 5, 2013

More Pet Food Recalls and Articles

Willie G Dawg
familydisasterdogs.com



Natura Pet Expands Dry Pet Foods Recall

Bravo Recall


Natura Dry Pet Food Has Been Recalled Due To Possible Salmonella Contamination


CBS Local
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Natura Pet Products has issued a voluntarily recall
of its dry pet food due to possible Salmonella contamination. The company
says there have been no Salmonella-related illnesses confirmed to date.
Natura says Salmonella can ...Read More




Bravo! issues another pet food recall due to salmonella risk

Examiner.com
In the wake of the recent recall for their Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for
Dogs and Cats, Bravo! issued a press release on April 3, 2013 announcing
another list of recalled products due to the risk of salmonella. "This
recall is being issued out of an ...Click for more


More from Kansas City infoZine


The affected Natura products are sold through veterinary clinics and select pet
specialty retailers nationwide and in Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan,
Malaysia and Costa Rica, as well as online. The dry cat food expiration
dates for this expanded recall range ...READ MORE


See all stories on this topic: Click Here


Here's a good article about dog genes and carbohydrates in pet foods
from STLtoday.com


Diamond Pet Foods is issuing a voluntary recall to Premium Edge, Diamond
Naturals and 4health Dry Cat Food Formulas due to the possibility of low
levels of thiamine (vitamin B1). Consumers with questions should call
1-888-965-6131 or visit ...Here to Read More

See all stories on this topic at Google News


Article about the RECALLS:

From Pet Food Can Make Dogs, Cats – and Humans – Sick
Patch.com

Not only can your pets be affected by Salmonella from dry pet food being
recalled by Natura Pet Products. Humans also are at risk from handling
contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed
their hands after having contact ...
<http://cumming.patch.com/articles/recall-pet-food-can-make-dogs-cats-and-humans-sick>



Pet food recall expanded
Cincinnati.com
The expanded recall was prompted after sampling done by the Michigan and
Georgia departments of agriculture confirmed the presence of the bacteria
in additional dry cat food and a cat pet treat. The dry cat food expiration
dates for this expanded ... Read More



More info about Recalls from the The Virginian-Pilot
Yes, there are more recalls on dog and cat foods. At least we're finding
out about them sooner than we did before. I guess that's good. I told you
about the Natura Pet recall. It was a long list of products. Well, they've
expanded the recall and the ...Continued



Keep your pets save !

Mar 20, 2013

More Recalls and Safety Tips for Pet Food



More Pet Food Recalls and Safety Tips


Here is a really great article from Healtly Pet Network about the pet food
recalls that are increasing daily. Go to this link to read more ...





Healthy Tips for Handling Pet Food


Be careful when you are handling and storing dog or cat treats and food.

If a bag of moist or raw dog treats sit in a warm location germs can grow and contaminate the ingredients.

Wash your hands after you touch pet treats and dry pet foods.

Make sure your children wash after feeding family pets.

Wash dog bowls regularly with hot soapy water.

Store pet foods in cool dark locations with ventilation.

Read the expiration date.

Good Luck and Be safe !



Here's more recent recalls

Salmonella Fears Prompt Natura Pet Food Recall
From WBFS
MIAMI (CBS4) - In a pre-emptive move, Natura Pet Products is taking steps
to recall several of their products over fears it may be contaminated with
salmonella bacteria. The products affected include an assortment of its
dog, cat and ferret foods ...READ MORE

Some California Natural, Evo, Innova, HealthWise Pet Foods Recalled
from VetPracticeNews.com
Posted: March 19, 2013, 12:45 p.m. EDT. Natura Pet Products on
Monday voluntarily recalled selected lots of California Natural, Evo,
Innova and HealthWise dry pet foods because of potential salmonella
contamination...READ MORE

Mar 8, 2013

A Wonderful Place for Your Pets


Camp Run -A- Mutt in South Bay 

A great place for your dog !  



After a recent visit to Camp Run-A-Mutt all I can say is wow, what a great place for our dogs!

They offer a unique cage free day care experience for dogs. 10,000 square feet of play area features a park like setting on premium synthetic lawn with splash ponds and waterfalls, sun decks, ramps, bridges, dog houses and Kuranda dog beds. There's plenty of clean cool drinking water and  lots of sun ! Plus lots of shade and even misters for hot summer days.


 "Alpha humans" ensure pups stay will be fun and safe while letting your dog just be a dog.

Camp Run A Mutt


Another wonderful service they offer to help rescues by offering free daycare for dogs that are being fostered  so they can help get the word out about them  and the dogs are visible on the Muttcams on their website.

 Of course socialization is helpful in getting a dog adopted and what better place to be socialized while waiting for a forever home??? If a rescue dog needs to stay overnight we charge them $15/night (normally $55) and they need to supply food and meds if necessary.

If ANYONE adopts a dog they get 5 free days of daycare.

Although they aren't able to help a bunch of rescues at a time, one or two or three dogs at a time sure is a great help to all.

Mar 6, 2013

Pet Food and Treat Recalls Increase

Pet Treat Recalls Increase


For the most up to date and recent offical pet food recalls go directly to the FDA Site Here http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/default.htm

Recalls – of which there are three types – are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm's own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority.


March 6 2013

Nature’s Variety, a pet food company based in Lincoln, Neb., issued a voluntary recall Friday of its Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula for dogs and cats. The company said that pieces of clear plastic might be found in some packages and could cause a potential choking risk to pets.

“Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving a consumer complaint. The source of the issue was identified and resolved. To date, there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats,” the news release stated. Read more here ..Click


Feb  19 2013

From Veterinary News

Pet food manufacturer Nature’s Variety has voluntarily recalled a single batch of its Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula due to possible contamination with pieces of clear plastic. The affected batch has a “Best if used by” date of 10/04/13 and is limited to product with the following codes:

UPC# 7 69949 60137 1 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3 lb. bag

UPC# 7 69949 70137 8 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27 lb. case

UPC# 7 69949 60127 2 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lb. bag

UPC# 7 69949 70127 9 – Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lb. case

Consumers are encouraged to check their product by locating the “Best if used by" date on the back of the package below the "Contact us" section.

Nature’s Variety became aware of a potential issue after receiving a consumer complaint. The source of the issue has been identified and resolved.

To date, there have been no reports of harm to dogs or cats.

Read more at Veterinary News here...Click 



For most recent recalls go to the Dog Food Adviser

Recent News from NBC Southern California

Two National Dog Food Suppliers Issue Recalls for Possible Salmonella ...

Dog owners are being warned that dog treats and food sold nationwide may be
contaminated with salmonella. The products were voluntarily recalled on
Thursday by two separate companies, including San Diego-based business The
Honest Kitchen...

Click to read the full story 




From CatChannel.com

Cat Food Recall: Nature's Variety

Cat food maker Nature's Variety announced a voluntary recall of one batch
of Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a "Best if Used By" date of
10/04/13. Pieces of clear plastic might be found in some bags and could
cause a potential choking risk to ...click to read more




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