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July 2010

Proctor & Gamble Expands Recall - Iams & Some EukanubaDog & Cat Foods Involved

From - http://www.iams.com/iams/en_US/data_root/html/recall_message.html CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported. The following dry pet food products are included: Product Name Version “Best-By” Dates UPC Codes Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes Eukanuba Naturally Wild All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11... Read more →


Help Your Dog Beat The Summer Heat

You probably already know that dog's don't sweat in the same way humans do, the main way they regulate their temperature is by panting and this system works quite effectively until the thermometer starts to climb into the 90s. After walking on hot concrete your dogs paws can get cracked bowWOW Butter Balm | 1.7oz Quick relief soothing treatment for dry cracked noses & paws Dry cracked noses paws and elbows Hot spots, inflammation and redness Raw spots where your dog has been scratching All natural and perfectly safe even... Read more →


Do You Know What Plants Can Harm Your Dog?

by Dr Jane Bicks If you’re a dog lover, thoughts of summertime conjure memories of long evening strolls and outdoor recreation with your dog. In fact, you may have already started this summer to create new fond memories. Given that, the last thing you want on one of your nature walks is for your canine companion to be sidelined by an injury. Unfortunately, many pet parents don’t realize until it’s too late that there are menacing toxins lurking in the plants of both cultivated and wild landscapes. Plants that you... Read more →


Helpful Tips on Caring for Senior Pets

A relationship with a companion animal can be one of the most rewarding experiences we humans encounter in our lifetimes. In the last 20 years, medical science has repeatedly shown that having a dog or cat in your life can result in health benefits for you, including improved, self-reported mental and physical health, and even fewer doctor visits compared to no-pet people. Additionally, caring for pets can help us to develop a greater sense of responsibility, elevate our own sense of self-worth and foster a mutually beneficial bond that enriches... Read more →


One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is regarding the size of Life's Abundance kibble and is it ok for small dogs, medium or large dogs. The answer is yes! We have quite a few "tiny" customers with chihuahua's and yorkies who have no problem with the size of the kibble. We personally have 3 large dogs and it works great for them too! You can feel confident when you purchase Life's Abundance Dog and Puppy Food for your furbaby! Click here to learn more about Life's Abundance Read more →


P&G Recalls Two Lots of Iams Prescription Renal Diet Cat Food Due To Possible Health Risk

From: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pg-recalls-two-lots-of-prescription-renal-diet-cat-food-due-to-a-possible-health-risk-99196504.html CINCINNATI, July 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE: PG, is voluntarily recalling two specific lots of its prescription renal dry cat food as a precautionary measure, as it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. The following products are included: Product Name Lot Code UPC Code Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1 This product is available by prescription through veterinary clinics throughout the U.S. No... Read more →


Washing Your Dog May Prevent Illness

Stinky Dog Collection Can you believe that about a third of the body’s cells are dying at any given time and each cell has to eventually be replaced? And there are so many chemicals and toxins in the world today, that our bodies have to work even harder. Accumulated toxins as well as normal dirt and debris encourage germs and parasites to flourish. They can also lower energy levels by overburdening normal bodily functions. This toxin buildup may not cause any one particular disease but can make a dog more... Read more →


Is Your Dog Always In The Pool, Lake Or Ocean And Has That Wet Dog Smell?

Dry Dog Instant Clean If your dog is always in the pool, lake or ocean use Dry Dog Instant Clean to get rid of the wet dog smell. It will also help to clean and sanitize! Testimonials: Dry Dog Instant Clean is the BEST product that I have ever used on my dog. It IS the one product that I will not leave home without. My dog goes with me everywhere and I don’t always have the time to bathe or groom her. When my back is hurting and Cookie... Read more →


Feline’s Pride Expands Nationwide Recall Of Its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due To Salmonella Contamination

Feline’s Pride Expands Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due to Salmonella Contamination Contact: Shelby Gomas, Tel: 1-716-580-3096 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 15, 2010 - Buffalo, NY – Feline’s Pride is expanding its July 1, 2010 voluntary recall of Feline’s Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.) produced on 6/10/10 to include the product produced on 6/21/10, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling raw pet food can become infected... Read more →


Merrick Pet Care Is Recalling Beef Filet Squares For Dogs

The following recall has been announced (from the Associated Press): _ Merrick Pet Care Inc. is recalling one lot of 10-ounce bags of Beef Filet Squares for Dogs because the dog treats could be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals, and people who handle contaminated pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they haven't thoroughly washed their hands. No illnesses have been reported in people or pets, according to the Amarillo, Texas, company. The recalled Beef Filet Squares were shipped to distributors and retailers throughout the U.S.... Read more →


FDA Pet Products Recall Site - Is Your Dog Or Cat Food Safe?

Today we live in a society where recalls on dog and cat foods are happening all the time. It almost seems as though people are starting to feel this is "the norm" and are not taking them seriously. Many of these recalls never reach the public. You may not see it on on newscast (if it even was mentioned on the news) and if you go to the store for your dog or cat food that lot would be removed and already replaced with another lot. Unfortunately many times there... Read more →


Garth Merrick Of Merrick Pet Food Receives Warning Letter From FDA

Below is a warning letter dated 6/1/10 sent to Garth Merrick (of Merrick Pet Food) CEO of Tejas Industries Inc. posted June 30, 2010 on FDA website. http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/ucm217086.htm June 1, 2010 2010-DAL-WL-07 WARNING LETTER CERTIFIED MAIL RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED Garth Merrick, CEO and Owner Tejas Industries Inc. 110 Merrick Lane Hereford, Texas 79045 Dear Mr. Merrick: On December 2, 2009, FDA collected a sample of Merrick Beef Filet Squares manufactured by your Plainview, Texas facility and repackaged by your Hereford, Texas facility. Analysis of this dog chew revealed the product... Read more →


Feline’s Pride Issues Nationwide Recall Of Its Natural Chicken Formula Cat Food Due To Salmonella Contamination

From http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm217826.htm FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 1, 2010 - Buffalo, NY – Feline’s Pride is announcing a voluntary recall of Feline’s Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.) produced on 6/10/10, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. People handling raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the raw pet food or any surfaces exposed to the product. When consumed by... Read more →