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August 2010

P&G Recalls Small Number of Bags of Iams Cat Food From Stores in Loveland, Colorado

From: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm224352.htm August 29, 2010 – CINCINNATI -- Procter & Gamble (P&G) is voluntarily recalling a small number of bags of its Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care dry cat food which may have been sold recently in one or two stores in Loveland, Colorado. These bags have the potential to contain salmonella, although no illnesses have been reported. No other Iams pet food products are affected. The Iams Proactive Health Indoor Weight & Hairball Care cat food in question is sold in blue 6.8-pound bags. These bags... Read more →


How Pet Food May Be Making Your Child Sick

From: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Wellness/dry-pet-food-linked-salmonella-children/story?id=11344300 By LARA SALAHI, ABC News Medical Unit Many of us consider our pet cats and dogs so much a part of the family that we share everything from couch space to kitchen space. It seems the spaces we share may harbor bacteria hazardous to our health. A new study published Monday in Pediatrics suggests that some young children of pet owners may get salmonella poisoning just by touching surfaces that come into contact with dry cat and dog food. Researchers analyzed a national database of foodborne illness cases... Read more →


P&G Investigating Whether Its Pet Food Made Dog Sick

From: http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-news/p-g-investigating-whether-its-pet-food-made-dog-sick-871821.html By John Nolan, Staff Writer MIAMI TWP., Montgomery County — A Miami Twp. man says his mixed-breed golden retriever became ill while eating a Eukanuba pet food that Procter & Gamble Co. recalled over concerns that it might have been contaminated with salmonella bacteria. P&G said it is investigating Steve Brandell’s complaint that his dog suffered several weeks of vomiting and diarrhea while eating the Eukanuba Naturally Wild dry food he bought on July 11. A P&G team of veterinarians and veterinary technicians will contact Brandell and his... Read more →


Doggie Dunce Caps: Bad Behavior or Serious Medical Issue?

by Dr Sarah Wooten Have you ever found freshly dug holes in your backyard? Or bits of your favorite chair strewn across your den? Are you the proud parent of a canine that greets your guests by repeatedly jumping on them? Does your furry friend beg at the table, bark incessantly or strategically deposit her poo next to the dining room table? Simply put, if your dog could star in a film entitled “Dogs Gone Wild”, then you share a common complaint among dog lovers worldwide: frustrating behavioral problems. There... Read more →


by Dr Jane Bicks: Did you know that cats can become mothers in their first year of life? While more and more pet parents spay their cats early in life, many good Samaritans have gotten more than they bargained for, after finding that the stray they adopted is pregnant. As a matter of fact, we here at the Life’s Abundance office found ourselves in a similar situation when a sweet little stray showed up at our door a while back. Of course, food and water were the first order of... Read more →


I was reading a pet magazine and saw the ad from Alpo promoting their new book and campaign "Real Dogs Eat Meat." When you call up Alpo's Website it has Dog Food: Premium Purina Alpo Brand Dog Food and you can click around on the products but the funny thing is they have removed the ingredients! I don't know of any reputable dog or cat food company that has removed the ingredient list of their food from their websites. Is this because they are promoting Real Dogs Eat Meat but... Read more →


Purina's Project Pet Slim Down - A Closer Look At The Weight Loss Dog Food & Treats

So you have an overweight dog or cat, what are you going to do? When you go the vet, they tell you about Project Pet Slim Down - A Purina Veterinary Diet for dogs and cats. Sounds good, right? When you take a closer look at the ingredients you will be asking yourself - where's the good stuff? Here is the dog food ingredient list: Whole grain corn, corn gluten meal, soybean hulls*, soybean germ meal, soybean meal, pea fiber, wheat gluten, poultry by-product meal, animal digest, powdered cellulose, tricalcium... Read more →


Another Merrick Pet Care Recall - Beef Filet Squares & Texas Hold'ems

From: http://www.merrickpetcare.com/about_us/news_article.php?tid=436 MERRICK PET CARE RECALLS BEEF FILET SQUARES & TEXAS HOLD’EMS 10 oz BAG (ITEM # 60016 ALL LOTS) BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE SALMONELLA HEALTH RISK 08.13.2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 13, 2010 Customer Inquiries: (800) 664-7387 Other Inquiries: JAMES WITCHER, COO (806) 322-2806 Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling all lots of its 10 oz “Beef Filet Squares” for dogs and “Texas Hold’ems” pet treats because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals and there is risk to humans from... Read more →


Compare Life's Abundance SeaLogix Fish Oil To Your Current Fish Oil Brand - Does It Stack Up?

Thanks in large part to the superior quality, purity and concentration of nutrients, Sealogix represents an exceptional value compared to other market brands. To demonstrate the overall value of our formula, we have provided the following comparison chart, which matches Sealogix against competing brands. To create a meaningful, apples-to-apples comparison, we calculated our chart based upon the two most prevalent nutrients in omega-3’s – the long-chain fatty acids EPA and DHA. The prices listed in the chart below demonstrate the costs associated with 1,000 mg of omega-3's (DHA/EPA).* You will... Read more →


The benefits of silver have been recorded historically for many years. From the late 1800's to the late 1930's, Colloidal Silver was used commonly in America and other cultures. The Chinese understood its cleansing properties. In the Ayurvedic tradition of India, it had been used medically. The benefits of silver have been researched and reported in such prestigious medical journals as The New England Journal of Medicine and the Lancet. Seventy years ago, silver was widely used. Silver retailed at about $100.00 per ounce in the 1930's. Recent technology has... Read more →


Dia-IonX™ is a liquid-based, proprietary homeopathic/oligotherapeutic complex that you simply add to your pet’s daily water dish. Dia-IonX™ is invisible in water and fast-acting in your pet’s body, so your pet can effortlessly enjoy support for normal blood sugar and vitality. Relieve diabetes symptoms including dry mouth, fatigue, indigestion, and increased thirst, appetite, urination & constipation Help support normal blood sugar balance in your pet Promote your pet’s healthy blood circulation, eyes, kidneys & nerves Enhance your pet’s quality of life during diabetes management Work safely & naturally, with no... Read more →


Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems 10 oz Bag

From: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm221198.htm Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems 10 oz Bag (Item # 60016 Lot 10127 Best by May 6 2012) because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk Company Contact: Customer Inquiries: 800-664-7387 Other Inquiries: James Witcher, Coo#160; 806-322-2806 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 3, 2010 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is extending its July 2,2010 recall of 10 oz "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs (Texas Hold'Ems)" pet treat (ITEM # 60016 LOT # 10084TL7 BEST BY MARCH 24, 2012) to also include 83 cases of "Texas Hold'ems"... Read more →


HIP & JOINT WAFERS - A Wholesome Natural Treat with Glucosamine for Healthy Joints

What are Hip & Joint Chewables? Natural Vet Blends Hip & Joint Wafers provide a healthy and innovative way to help promote joint function in dogs of all ages and sizes. Made with premium ingredients, our healthy Peanut Butter Flavoured Wafers with Glucosamine are one treat that you don´t have to feel guilty about giving. This is a must have treat for active dogs of all ages. Why Use Natural Vet Blends Hip & Joint Wafers? Does your dog like treats? Do you own an active dog? Is your dog... Read more →


Your Simple Solution to Whole Body Wellness

A few decades ago, women’s health was a topic that the medical community did not discuss freely. Today, from research to products, women’s health is a thriving industry and business. While all of this awareness has been a positive boon drawing attention and research dollars to women’s health issues, it is also increasingly more and more difficult for a woman to determine what she needs to eat, drink and take to be at her best. And nowhere is this more relevant than in the field of women’s supplements. Walk into... Read more →


Evamist Hormone Spray May Cause Illness in Pets

From - http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm220420.htm July 29, 2010 The Center for Veterinary Medicine would like pet owners to know that Evamist (estradiol transdermal spray), a topical hormone replacement product, sprayed on the forearm to reduce hot flashes in women during menopause, has the potential to cause health problems in pets exposed to the product on the owner’s skin. Since Evamist’s approval in 2007, FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) received two reports of dogs experiencing mammary, or nipple, enlargement and vulvar, (external genital) swelling. In one case the dog experienced liver failure... Read more →