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February 2014

Free-Range, Grass-Fed Buffalo Bully Sticks & Chews - The Safe Alternative To Rawhide

BuffaloSticks9smDogs come in all different shapes and sizes but there are two things they have in common … they love to chew and they love meat! Now you can give your dog real chewing satisfaction that’s not only scrumptious but also all natural and completely healthy with our free-range, grass-fed buffalo chews.

Buffalo Bully Sticks For Dogs: Pack of 4 - 9 inch sticks

Made from free-range, grass-fed buffalo, these wholesome dog treats:

  • Help reduce tartar and maintain canine dental health
  • Supply a leaner alternative to beef
  • Are suitable for dogs with food sensitivities
  • Contain no additives or preservatives
  • Provide a rewarding chewing experience

These premium dog chews may be the perfect treat! Try a pack today and you’ll notice a happy dog with a brighter smile!

Ingredients: Buffalo pizzles

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Porky Puff Dog Chews

PorkyPuffsSmDogs love the chewy texture of our  pig snouts.  As you smile, watching your dog intently chewing on his treat you will feel even better knowing that it is good for him. What's more no artificial preservatives, flavors, or colors are used. Dogs shouldn't be given any treat that is not digestible and that doesn't break down well in the GI tract because it could cause problems. Be assured that Porky Puffs are highly digestible. Some say it’s a rawhide alternative because it so digestible. We think Porky Puffs stand on their own, indescribably delicious and healthy too!

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Buffalo Lung Fillets For Dogs: 8 oz. bag

BuffaloLungsmDogs know what they want, even if their people don’t always understand why. And they want dog chews that are flavorful and oh-so-satisfying. Made from free-range, grass-fed buffalo, these wholesome dog treats:

  • Supply a leaner alternative to beef
  • Are suitable for dogs with food sensitivities
  • Contain no additives or preservatives
  • Provide a rewarding chewing experience

Our all-buffalo chew treats are doggy-delights and we highly recommend them.

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Buffalo Meat Strips for Dogs: 3.5 oz bag

BuffaloStripssmMade from free-range, grass-fed buffalo, these wholesome dog treats:

  • Supply a leaner alternative to beef
  • Are suitable for dogs with food sensitivities
  • Contain no additives or preservatives
  • Provide a rewarding chewing experience

When you feed these drool-worthy chew treats, you’ll watch your precious pooch go from begging to blissfully content.

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Don't forget to add our healthy, safe, NEVER RECALLED dog or puppy food to your order!

 

 


FDA States: Bones Are Unsafe For Your Dog Plus Read About Antler Chews For Dogs!

We receive this question all the time - "Are bones safe for dogs?" Below find an article from the FDA and an article from DentalVets in the UK "Antler Dog Chews - an upsurge of fractured upper carnassial teeth."

Next time you go to give your dog a bone or Antler Chew you might want to think twice. Being a safe consumer will save you a lot of money at the vet!

Looking for safe alternatives to bones, antler chews and rawhides (can cause choking, throat irritations and potentially dangerous intestinal blockages)? Look no further! Life's Abundance offers Porky Puffs which are a great alternative to rawhides and a line of Buffalo Products. Choose from Buffalo Bully Sticks, Buffalo Lungs or Buffalo Meat Strips. These products will keep your dog happy and healthy. Best of all NONE of these products have ever been recalled!

 

Article From The FDA:

Ucm367118The idea that it's natural for dogs to chew on bones is a popular one. However, it's a dangerous practice and can cause serious injury to your pet.

"Some people think it's safe to give dogs large bones, like those from a ham or a roast," says Carmela Stamper, D.V.M., a veterinarian in the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration. "Bones are unsafe no matter what their size. Giving your dog a bone may make your pet a candidate for a trip to your veterinarian's office later, possible emergency surgery, or even death."

"Make sure you throw out bones from your own meals in a way that your dog can't get to them," adds Stamper, who suggests taking the trash out right away or putting the bones up high and out of your dog's reach until you have a chance to dispose of them. "And pay attention to where your dog's nose is when you walk him around the neighborhood—steer him away from any objects lying in the grass."

Here are 10 reasons why it's a bad idea to give your dog a bone:

  1. Broken teeth. This may call for expensive veterinary dentistry.
  2. Mouth or tongue injuries. These can be very bloody and messy and may require a trip to see your veterinarian.
  3. Bone gets looped around your dog's lower jaw. This can be frightening or painful for your dog and potentially costly to you, as it usually means a trip to see your veterinarian.
  4. Bone gets stuck in esophagus, the tube that food travels through to reach the stomach. Your dog may gag, trying to bring the bone back up, and will need to see your veterinarian.
  5. Bone gets stuck in windpipe. This may happen if your dog accidentally inhales a small enough piece of bone. This is an emergency because your dog will have trouble breathing. Get your pet to your veterinarian immediately!
  6. Bone gets stuck in stomach. It went down just fine, but the bone may be too big to pass out of the stomach and into the intestines. Depending on the bone’s size, your dog may need surgery or upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, a procedure in which your veterinarian uses a long tube with a built-in camera and grabbing tools to try to remove the stuck bone from the stomach.
  7. Bone gets stuck in intestines and causes a blockage. It may be time for surgery.
  8. Constipation due to bone fragments. Your dog may have a hard time passing the bone fragments because they're very sharp and they scrape the inside of the large intestine or rectum as they move along. This causes severe pain and may require a visit to your veterinarian.
  9. Severe bleeding from the rectum. This is very messy and can be dangerous. It's time for a trip to see your veterinarian.
  10. Peritonitis. This nasty, difficult-to-treat bacterial infection of the abdomen is caused when bone fragments poke holes in your dog’s stomach or intestines. Your dog needs an emergency visit to your veterinarian because peritonitis can kill your dog.

"Talk with your veterinarian about alternatives to giving bones to your dog," says Stamper. "There are many bone-like products made with materials that are safe for dogs to chew on."

"Always supervise your dog with any chew product, especially one your dog hasn’t had before," adds Stamper. "And always, if your dog 'just isn't acting right,' call your veterinarian right away!"

This article appears on FDA's Consumer Updates page, which features the latest on all FDA-regulated products.

Posted April 20, 2010; Reviewed Sept. 24, 2013

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Article From DentalVets in the UK

Antler Dog Chews - an upsurge of fractured upper carnassial teeth

In the last few weeks we have experienced a surge in the numbers of fractured teeth from antler chews sold for dogs as "natural tooth cleaning". The teeth damaged have all had the same buccal slab fractures of the upper carnassials (see below). Many have fractured so severely that surgical extraction is the only treatment possible.

 

 

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Severe fracture of the left upper carnassial in four fragments. Surgically removed.

Antler responsible for tooth fracture. Blood on chewed end.

The advertising typically claims they are good for cleaning teeth, that dogs cannot bear down on them and being safe for puppy teething. Given their hardness (see the fractured teeth page) the damage is the most extreme we can remember. Since antlers are bone our normal advice applies in this regard. See the following information sheet from the US Government.

A letter signed by a group of concerned vets and nurses has been sent to the Veterinary Record to warn the profession at large and also to recruit cases for a detailed study. In addition major pet stores and two manufacturers have been contacted regarding our concerns and to request their withdrawal from sale. In the meantime we suggest you do not stock them if you are a practice and if you are an owner with a grievance you petition for redress.

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Med-Vet International Issues Nationwide Recall of Veterinary 1/2cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels

Med-Vet International Issues Nationwide Recall of Veterinary 1/2cc U-40 Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels

Contact Consumer: 800-544-7521

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 20, 2014 - On Feb. 14, 2014 , Med-Vet International initiated a nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes. The syringes have been found to be labeled with 40 units per 1/2cc syringe and they should be marked with only 20 units per 1/2cc, which potentially could result in lower than prescribed doses of insulin. Animals receiving subtherapeutic doses of insulin may exhibit signs and symptoms consistent with hyperglycemia including, but not limited to dehydration, increase in thirst, increase in urination, malaise or lethargy, and urinary tract infection in addition to increasing the risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis. The long term failure to adequately control blood glucose levels can result in vision problems, neuropathy, and damage to the pancreas.

Consumers who have these insulin syringes should quarantine all products subject to recall. In addition, if you may have further distributed this product, please identify the customers at once and notify them at once of this product recall and to quarantine the product.

Recalled 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes were manufactured May, 2012 and distributed from Jan 2013 to Feb 2014 to consumers, animal hospitals, animal shelters, farmers, and veterinarians.

The following 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes have been recalled:

140 boxes of 1/2cc insulin syringe U-40 with 29g x 1/2” needle. Lot Number: 20120610 The product can be identified by Item number: MV1/2CCINS-40 or 1/2CCINS-40 by Oasis.

Med-Vet International voluntarily recalled the syringes after becoming aware of the mislabeling. Med- Vet International has notified the FDA of this recall action.

No injuries have been reported to date.

Med-Vet International is notifying its distributors and customers by email and recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes.

Med-Vet International distributed the 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes nationally to veterinarians and customers.

Consumers with questions may contact the company via telephone at 1-800-544-7521 between the hours of 9am and 5pm central time. Consumer may also contact the company via e-mail at customerservice@shopmedvet.com

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Life's Abundance Announces NEW Dental Products And Buffalo Chews For Dogs

We are so pleased to announce five brand new products are on sale now! In recognition of National Pet Dental Month, all of our dental products (including our super tasty Dental Treats For Dogs) are on sale through the month of February! Stock up now!!!

Buffalo Bully Sticks For Dogs (Four 9" Sticks)


Dogs love to chew, and our new Buffalo Bully Sticks are an all-natural way to satisfy this instinctive desire. Plus they'll help reduce tartar and maintain dental health, all at the same time. On Sale Now!


 

 

 

 

Buffalo Meat Strips For Dogs (3.5 Ounces)


All canines large and small crave savory treats, and our Buffalo Meat Strips will please any size pup. These meaty morsels are completely nourishing and oh so healthy. In fact, we predict that they will be a real crowd pleaser! Buy Now! 


 

 

 

 

Buffalo Lung Fillets For Dogs (8 Ounces)


Our Buffalo Lung Fillets may not sound appetizing to you, but we guarantee dogs will find them simply irresistible. These savory snacks provide pups with a rewarding and fulfilling chewing experience. Buy Now!

All of our wholesome buffalo chew treats are made from free-range, grass-fed buffalo. They are all-natural and contain no additives or preservatives. In addition, buffalo meat is a leaner alternative to beef and it is suitable for dogs with food sensitivities.


SPECIAL FEBRUARY 15% OFF SALE

In recognition of National Pet Dental Month, we are offering special discounts on the dental health products for dogs below. This sale is for the month of February only, so order today!


Get Rid Of Doggie Odors! New Stainless Steel Odor Remover Bar

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Does your dog get that "doggy smell" in between shampoos? Well, help is on the way! Life's Abundance now has a stainless steel odor remover bar for dogs! We have been receiving very positive feedback from customers.  

Many people don't know that stainless steel has the ability to bind odors. And that's just what our new odor remover bar does. Gets rid of that "smelly dog smell".

The bar also has little "nubs" on it that massages and relaxes your dog while removing stubborn smells. If your dog is not quite ready for its next shampoo, no worries!  Now you can use the odor bar to freshen them up.

It's dishwasher safe and fits in the palm of your hand.

Say goodbye to doggy smell for good! Order your bar by Clicking Here (Add it to your next food or treats order and save on shipping!)


Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Pro-Pet LLC Recalls a Limited Number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

 

Contact Consumer: 1-888-765-4190
Media: 419-394-3374 800-780-0874  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 5, 2014 - Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination. A single field test indicated products manufactured during a two day period, on a single production line may have the potential for Salmonella contamination. Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.

HappyHound_bagSalmonella 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.

 

ProductBest ByLot CodeUPC Number
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033878
18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033873
40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033875
15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407721
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407713
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 7065407713
20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780103
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780104
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 1A 2351780104

 

These products were distributed through select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia

No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall.

Customers should immediately discontinue use of any impacted product and contact Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190 for disposition.

For more information on the recall, customers can contact the customer service line for Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CT.

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