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December 2011

60 Seconds to Energy

Sometimes we feel an irresistible wave of fatigue washing over us and we are compelled to stop and rest. Often, this is a consequence of a lifestyle that is just too hectic. Stress wears us down. Fatigue is the language of our brain, body and particularly our immune system. It is telling us, “slow down, take it easy.” When rest must wait The way our body reacts to acute stress is through a process called “fight or flight”; it describes an inborn mechanism of survival. You see, we are designed... Read more →

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Yule, there is no doubt that your cat or dog will be a part of the festivities. While it may be fun to see your kitten play with leftover ribbon from wrapping up presents or to see your dog lie peacefully under the tree, there are potential hazards lurking around this holiday season that you should be on the lookout for so as to keep your pet happy and healthy. Gift Giving USA Today recently ran an article in which they quoted... Read more →

Dog Food Recall: Advanced Animal Nutrition Recalls Dog Foods Due To Aflatoxin

Advanced Animal Nutrition issues dog food recall Friday, December 9, 2011 | 11:31 a.m. CST BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THAYER — A Missouri-based company is recalling three dry dog food products because of high levels of the fungus aflatoxin. Advanced Animal Nutrition of Thayer on Friday voluntarily recalled 50-pound bags each of Dog Power Adult Maintenance Formula 21-12, Dog Power Hunters Formula 27-14 and Dog Power Hi-Pro Performance Formula 26-18. The company says no illnesses have been reported. The products were distributed in Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Consumers can return... Read more →

Dog Food Recall: Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food

Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food Contact: Consumer: 855-460-1532 Media: Tim Loesch 952-742-6910 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 6, 2011 - Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food1 – River Run and Marksman2 – due to aflatoxin3 levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, Louisiana, facility between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date,... Read more →

Iams ProActive Health Smart Puppy Dry Dog Food - Proctor & Gamble Recall

P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Dry Dog Food Contact: Consumer: 866-908-1569 Media: Jason Taylor 513-622-3205 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 6, 2011 - – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily retrieved a single production lot of dry dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. This product has already been retrieved from store shelves. No illnesses have been reported in association with this production lot to date, and no other Iams pet food products are involved. Product affected by this announcement:... Read more →

Science Diet Receives FDA Warning Letter Due To Marketing Of Their Healthy Mobility Diet

From: Hill's Pet Nutrition Inc 11/23/11 Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Service Food and Drug Administration Kansas City District Southwest Region 11630 West 80th Street Lenexa, Kansas 66214-3340 Telephone: (913) 752-2100 November 23, 2011 HAND DELIVERED WARNING LETTER Ref. KAN 2012-02 Neil Thompson President and CEO Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Incorporated 400 SW 8th Street Topeka, Kansas 66603 Dear Mr. Thompson: This letter concerns Hill’s Pet Nutrition’s marketing of the Science Diet® Healthy MobilityTM Adult Dry Dog Food (“the Healthy Mobility Diet”)[1]. The Food and Drug Administration... Read more →