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Pool Safety alert for summer

The federal government thru the CPSC has launched a national campaign on pool safety. They have created poolsafety.gov for tips and helpful information about keeping kids and families safe. What's missing is information about pets. We encourage everyone to visit the ASPCA and US Humane Society for summer safety for your pets. Very important are the hot weather tips, beach safety and vacation planning. Please take a moment to plan for your pets and pass information on to family and friends who may also need a gentle reminder. Of course providing this information to local animal shelters and news media will also help people get prepared. And let us all not forget that hurricane season is about to start for the coastal states. Please prepare accordingly. Have a plan in place. Finally we have create a links for some of the top products on Amazon.com

 

 

 

Diamond Foods expands recalls to include Puppy Formula

 

April 30, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food. The company took this precautionary measure because sampling revealed Salmonella in the product. No dog illnesses have been reported.

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.

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.

Only the Diamond Puppy Formula products meeting the following descriptions are recalled:

Description                                                                 Size                  Production Code       Best By Date
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 40 lb.                DPP0401B22XJW      6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 40 lb.                DPP0401A21XAW     6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 40 lb.                DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 40 lb.                DPP0401B21XDJ       7-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 20 lb.                DPP0401B22XJW      6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 20 lb.                DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 20 lb.                DPP0101C31XRB       11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 8 lb.                  DPP0401B2XALW      7-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 6 oz. samples DPP0401
 

The recalled Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food was manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, S.C., and distributed in the following 12 states:

The product may have been further distributed to additional states through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers that carry these products to remove them as quickly as possible from the supply chain. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may cause pet owners and their dogs. 

 

 

Diamond Pet Food Recall #2

 

April 26, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light formula dry dog food. One bag of the product has tested positive for Salmonella, and the recall of the four production codes is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No dog illnesses have been reported.

 

Product Name Bag Size Production Code Best By Date
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food 35 lb. CLF0102B31XCW
CLF0102B31XCW
CLF0102B32XWR
27/JAN/2013
28/JAN/2013
28/JAN/2013
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food 6lb. CLF0102B3XALW 28/JAN/2013

 

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.

Consumers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food with this specific production/lot code and best before date should discard the product. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may have caused pet owners and their dogs.

 

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.

 

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. 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. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

 

 

Diamond Pet Foods Recall

 

 April 6, 2012 -Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond manufactured products are affected. 

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. 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 have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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. 

The product, Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice, was distributed to customers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels. 

 

 

 

Merrick Pet Care Recalls 
Doggie Wishbone (Item # 29050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) 
Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

 

August 8, 2011 - Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone pet treat (ITEM # 29050, UPC # 2280829050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) because they have the potential to be contaminated withSalmonella.  Merrick Pet Care has made the decision to recall the Doggie Wishbone pet treats in the abundance of caution.  248 cases of this lot were manufactured and shipped to distributors in 10 states.  Those distributors have been notified.  Only one lot of Doggie Wishbone is affected by this recall.  No additional Merrick Pet Care products are involved in this recall. No other Merrick brand products are involved.

Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling the treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any surfaces exposed to these products.  Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

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 immediately.

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 immediately.

The Doggie Wishbone was shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the US.  These individuals have been notified and have activated their recall procedures.

 

 

Purina Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food

 

July 29, 2011 - Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from customers in 12 states.  This is being done because some bags of the product have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella.

 

Consumers who have purchased Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food products should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.

 

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products.  People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.  Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms:  nausea, vomiting, 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 exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.  If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.  Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.  If you pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

 

The product was distributed to customers located in California, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio and Wisconsin, who may have further distributed the product to other states.


 

Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Bravo! Pig Ears Dog Chews 
Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

 

June 3, 2011 – Bravo! is voluntarily recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products affected by this recall includes only Bravo! 50 ct bulk Oven roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10. 

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

Healthy people with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms including, 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 provider. 

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

 

 

 

Primal Pet Foods Issues Nationwide Voluntary Recall On Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula

 

May 28, 2011 - Primal Pet Foods has initiated a voluntary recall of their Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17 because this product may be contaminated with Salmonella.  The only product affected is limited to Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17.  No other Primal Pet Foods products are affected.

The affected product is limited to the Primal Pet Foods Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula packaged in the following forms:

      •    4 lb chicken & salmon nuggets (UPC# 8 95135 00025 0) with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17

The “Best By” date code is located on the front of the package on the right side of the product label.  The affected product was distributed through retail stores sales in the United States.

 

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. Even though no illnesses have been reported, consumers should follow the Safe Handling Guidelines published on the Primal Pet Foods package when disposing of the affected product.  People handling raw frozen pet foods may become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not followed safe handling guidelines.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, or urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the affected product should contact their health care provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products and is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

 

 

Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc. Recalls Pig Ears for Pet Treats Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

 

May 3, 2011 - Keys Manufacturing Company, Inc. of Paris, IL is recalling Pig Ears for Pet Treats because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews 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.

Pig Ears for Pet Treats was distributed via truck to distributors in the following states: Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky, Michigan, Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota.

The product was distributed in 100 count cases packed in cardboard boxes shipped between Sept. 27-Oct. 6, 2010; Nov. 1-Nov. 29, 2010; and Jan. 3-Jan. 25, 2011.

 

 

 

Jones Natural Chews Co Recalls Pig Ear Dog Chews Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

 

March 8, 2011 - Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. People handling dry pet food and/or treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews 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.

 

 

 

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Recalls Limited Production Code Dates of Dry Dog Food Because of Possible Excess Vitamin D

 

October 8, 2010 - Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., recalls certain dry dog food because of possible excess Vitamin D that can affect the health of some dogs. The Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd., is recalling certain packages of its Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods sold under thc "BLUE" brand which have the potential to contain excessive levels of Vitamin D.

While Vitamin D is a beneficial component of these foods, the Company believes that these products may have levels of Vitamin D that are beyond the formula specifications, and has therefore chosen to withdraw them.

Dogs reacting to the higher levels of Vitamin D may show signs of lethargy or exhibit unusually frequent water consumption and urination. If your pet has consumed the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The affected productions of Blue Wilderness Chicken, Basics Salmon and Large Breed Adult Chicken dry dog foods were distributed nationwide through pet specialty stores.

 

 

 

per ASPCA: IAMS & Eukanuba Dry Cat & Dog Food Recall

 

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has issued a recall for the following varieties of Iams and Eukanuba dry dog and cat food. No canned food, supplements or treats/biscuits are affected by this recall. 

Product Name

Version

"Best-By" Dates

UPC Code

Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas

All dry sizes and flavors

01Jul10 - 01Dec11

All UPC Codes

Eukanuba Naturally Wild

All dry sizes and flavors

01Jul10 - 01Dec11

All UPC Codes

Eukanuba Pure

All dry sizes and flavors

01Jul10 - 01Dec11

All UPC Codes

Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin

All dry sizes and flavors

01Jul10 - 01Dec11

All UPC Codes


These products are made in a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration, P&G determined that some products made at this facility have the potential for Salmonella contamination. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported, but as a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at this facility.

Anyone who has purchased this food should stop feeding it to their pet immediately. Although pets are fairly resistant to Salmonella-related disease, affected pets may show decreased appetite, fever, lethargy, vomiting, abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Humans should avoid contact with suspect food and follow strict hand washing procedures. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

 

 

 

 

July 15, 2010 Feline's Pride expands nationwide recall of cat food

 

Feline's Pride nationwide recall of cat food due to salmonella

 

Feline's Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula may contain Salmonella. This product should not be handled by people or consumed by cats. Wash counter and any other surface area thoroughly that has come into contact with this product. Salmonella can cause infection , the symptoms include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever and headaches. Children and the elderly could experience more severe reactions. Pets may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Take pets to vet if any similar symptoms appear. DO NOT feed this product to pets. Dispose of carefully. Wrap product securely and place in trash with secure lid to prevent further contamination. Wash hands and exposed surfaces.

 

 

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Pool Safety alert for summer

The federal government thru the CPSC has launched a national campaign on pool safety. They have created poolsafety.gov for tips and helpful information about keeping kids and families safe. What's missing is information about pets. We encourage everyone to visit the ASPCA and US Humane Society for summer safety for your pets. Very important are the hot weather tips, beach safety and vacation planning. Please take a moment to plan for your pets and pass information on to family and friends who may also need a gentle reminder. Of course providing this information to local animal shelters and news media will also help people get prepared. And let us all not forget that hurricane season is about to start for the coastal states. Please prepare accordingly. Have a plan in place. Finally we have create a links for some of the top products on Amazon.com

 

 

EPA to Increase Restrictions on Flea and Tick Products Cautions consumers to use products with extra care

 

March 17, 2010 - Due to a significant increase in adverse incidents, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is taking a series of actions to increase the safety of spot-on pesticide products for flea and tick control for cats and dogs. Immediately, EPA will begin reviewing labels to determine which ones need stronger and clearer labeling statements. Next, EPA will develop more stringent testing and evaluation requirements for both existing and new products. EPA expects these steps will help prevent adverse reactions. In dogs and cats that can include skin effects, such as irritation, redness, or gastrointestinal problems that include vomiting or diarrhea, or effects to the nervous system, such as trembling, appearing depressed or seizures—from pet spot-on products.

 

People should carefully follow label directions and monitor their pets for any signs of an adverse reaction after application, particularly when using these products for the first time.  EPA recommends that owners consult a veterinarian about the best way to protect their pets from fleas and ticks or whether pesticides are needed, especially before using any product on weak, aged, medicated, sick, pregnant or nursing pets, or on pets that have previously shown signs of sensitivity to pesticide products.

 

EPA’s report on the evaluation of products and incidents is available at:http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/petproductseval.html

EPA recommends that veterinarians use the National Pesticide Information Center’s Veterinary Pesticide Adverse Effects Portal to report incidents: http://npic.orst.edu/vet

More information on pet products and safety tips:
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/health/pets.htm

 

 

 

Pet Carousel Conducts Nationwide Recall of Beef Hoof Products and Pig Ears Because of Salmonella Risk

 

December 9, 2009 – Sanger, CA-- Pet Carousel has initiated a recall of all Pig Ears and all varieties of Beef Hoof pet treats because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The problem was discovered after FDA testing found positive results for Salmonella in pig ears and beef hoof products.

 

These products were recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet food and/or pet treats can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products.

 

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a 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 any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

The products were distributed nationwide in both bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores throughout the country. All sizes and all lots of these pork ears purchased on or after 08/16/2009 and all beef hoof products in all varieties purchased on or after 09/16/2009 made by Pet Carousel are included in this alert.

 

 

 

Diamond Pet Foods Announces Recall of Premium Edge Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball Cat Food

 

November 27, 2009 - On September 23, Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall for Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat because they have the potential to produce Thiamine Deficiency. Today’s announcement provides additional information from the company’s posted announcement of September 23 when the initial recall information was provided.

 

 

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 Nov. 2009

 

FDA  Health Alert for Certain Pet Treats Made by Pet Carousel 
Products may be contaminated with Salmonella

 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing this health alert to warn consumers not to use Pig Ears and Beef Hooves pet treats manufactured by Pet Carousel because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella. The products were distributed nationwide in both bulk and retail packaging for sale in pet food and retail chain stores. Pet Carousel is based in Sanger, Calif.

 

The affected pig ear products were packaged under the brand names Doggie Delight and Pet Carousel. The affected beef hooves were packaged under the brand names Choo Hooves, Dentley’s, Doggie Delight, and Pet Carousel. All sizes and all lots of these products made by Pet Carousel are included in this alert.

 

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling dry pet food and/or pet treats can become infected withSalmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to these products. Consumers should dispose of these products in a safe manner by securing them in a covered trash receptacle.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their health care provider immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may only experience a 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 any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

 

 

 

Nutro / Max cat dry food RECALLED

Nutro dry cat food is being recalled due to improper nutritional levels. But don't let this mild language fool you. This is serious. Cat owners need to be aware of problematic symptoms such as reduction in appetite or refusal to eat and vomiting and/or diarrhea.  Cats experiencing any of these symptoms and any cat that is pregnant and has consumed the cat food should be seen by a veterinarian.

Consumers should return the unused product to their retailer for a full refund or product exchange.  Questions can be directed to Nutro at 1-800-833-5330 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST or by visiting their website at www.nutroproducts.com.  A complete list of the affected cat foods is available on their website.

 

Nutro pet foods under investigation

This company has actually been under investigation for 2 years now and NO recall has yet to be issued. But as stated on Dogblog.dogster.com its important for consumers to know what's going on. Mars Inc. ( the maker of M&Ms and other candy) is the owner and manufacturer of Nutro foods and their other brands including Pedigree have been recalled over the past two years.  The FDA confirmed on April 20, 2009 the ongoing investigation into allegations of serious illness and death that may be related to Nutro foods. Again NO recalls have been issued as of yet.  Just be cautious and alert for any changes in your pets behavior or eating habits. Seek medical treatment immediately if you suspect anything.

 

Be Cautious with Peanut Butter treats

Recall of peanut butter treats

Jan. 27, 2009 – Carolina Prime Pet, a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling four of its dog treats that contain peanut butter made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

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. Well animals 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.

Customers who purchased the recalled dog treats should discontinue use immediately.

 

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January 20, 2009 -- PetSmart is voluntarily recalling seven of its Grreat Choice® Dog Biscuit products that contain peanut paste made by Peanut Corporation of America (PCA).

The recalled products include only the following types of Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits sold between Aug. 21, 2008 and Jan. 19, 2009:

Customers who purchased the recalled dog biscuit products should discontinue use immediately and can return the product to any PetSmart store for a complete refund or exchange. Customers can visit www.petsmartfacts.com for more information or contact PetSmart Customer Service at 1-888-839-9638

 

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 cold weather tips

http://www.paw-rescue.org/PAW/PETTIPS/DogTip_ColdWeather.php

 

The only way to reduce the devastation of a disaster is to be prepared. The more you prepare, the better your chances of reducing suffering and risk for yourself, your family, your animals, and your community.

While 38% of U. S. households have children, 43% have pets! In Utah, more than 50% of our population lives on or near the Wasatch Fault. There are other potential man-made disasters which could affect Utah, Salt Lake, Davis and Weber Counties. For more info click here

 

NEW RECALL

Mars Petcare US Issues Voluntary Recall of a Limited Number of Bags of SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Sold at Wal-Mart locations in Fifteen States due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

October 27, 2008 – Mars Petcare US today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of bags of SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend dry cat food sold at Wal-Mart locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled following a positive test result indicating a potential contamination with Salmonella.

This product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners should dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, in people as well, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems.  Healthy people potentially infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. On rare occasions, 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.  Animals can be carriers with no visible symptoms and potentially infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

 

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 Help Galveston/Houston pets & animals:

KHOU Animal Attraction

Habitat for Horses an equine rescue needs assistance in caring for the 60 plus horses that are at the ranch in Hitchcock.

All animals appear to be OK, but major flooding and detrimental damage to the buildings occurred from Ike. The organization is in dire of need of hay.

Please contact Jerry at 409-682-6621. Cell phone service is sketchy so a text may be needed. The ranch is located on Terrebone in near hwy 6 in Hitchcock.

 pet food recall from Mars Inc./ Masterfoods

RECALL ALL DRY FOOD made in PA plant due to salmonella

Maker of Pedigree Dog food the brands included in the recall include:

The brand names include some items under the names Country Acres, Retriever, Doggy Bag, Members Mark, Natural, Ol' Roy, Special Kitty, Paws & Claws, Pedigree, Wegman's, Pet Pride, PMI Nutrition and Red Flannel.

The company said consumers should look for "17" as the first two digits of the second line on the UPC for products affected. For Pedigree products, they should look for "PAE" on the bottom line. They can also call 1-877-568-4463 or consult http://www.petcare.mars.com.

 

  Houston SPCA disaster hotline

The toll free number is 877-661-0161 or 713-861-0161

Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
713-869-7722
or 877-661-0161
or 713-861-0161
Hurricane hours:
Friday - 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday - 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
www.spcahouston.org

Shelter Hotlines:

Austin's Safe Shelter Hotline
(866) 385-0333

Harris County Animal Control
281-999-3191
www.hcphes.org

 

Texas SPCA

Louisiana SPCA

ASPCA (pet emergency first aid kits available)

 

 

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 PEDIGREE® Complete Nutrition Small Crunchy Bites Dog food recall

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second recall for Hartz Mountain cat vitamins

 Cat vitamin recall alert

 


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wfaa.com has a story about 3 stolen Boxers from a local animal shelter in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, TX area. If you live in this area or know any officials who may be able to help, please take action today, right now. We must find these 3 dogs before more terrible things happen to them. They were most likely taken by some young thug gang members. We cannot let them end up like mike vick's dogs, raped and tortured for money. To help this local shelter contact Sansom Park Animal Shelter, 2303 Beverly Hills Drive, Fort Worth, TX. 76114 or call 817-378-9951.

 

 

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 California pets need your help!

Contact L.A. SPCA for info on how you can help.

Go to www.spcala.com or call toll free 888-SPCALA1 (888-772-2521)

Also a group called New Leash on Life (661) 255-0097

food and supplies are urgently needed for pets and animals including horses.

 

Great list of low cost or free spay/neuter clinics nationwide from LoveThatCat.com

 

PetFinder.com

 

Thank you Eva Mendes! She'd rather go naked than wear fur!

Alicia Silverstone's PETA psa

 

 

 

 Be alert! New recalls of dog food in select areas!

 

 

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