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May 2016

Dog Food Recall - Voluntary Product Recall Of 30lb Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe For Dogs

Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary product recall for specific lot codes of the below item as a precautionary measure due to due to high moisture levels resulting in potential mold growth in the identified product.

Description

UPC

Best By Date or Lot Code

Life Protection Formula Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe for Dogs, 30lb

8596100032

APR 11 17
AH 2A
1208 – 1400

Blue-buffalo-life

The Best Before date is found on the bottom right of the back right panel as shown in the image below:

Blue Buffalo is not aware of any dogs becoming ill from this issue and no other Blue Buffalo products are impacted.

Please stop feeding this product to your pet and bring any remaining quantities to your nearest PetSmart for a full refund.

If you have questions about this voluntary recall, please contact Blue Buffalo Customer Service at 1-800-919-2833 (www.bluebuffalo.com).

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Get Your Cat Or Kitten The Life's Abundance Grain Free Healthy Start Pack For Cats

With the Life’s Abundance Grain-Free Healthy Start Pack for Cats, you’ll establish a solid nutritional foundation and premium care for your cat.
 
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• One 6 lb. bag of Grain-Free All Life Stage Cat Food - Our premium, holistically-formulated kibble features select ingredients to help your cat achieve and maintain optimum health.
 
• One case of Instinctive Choice All Life Stage Cat Food - This premium canned food is formulated to provide your cat with a grain-free meal that is similar in nutrition and moisture to how a feline would feed in the wild.
 
• One 2-oz. bottle of Ultra-Pure Fish Oil for Pets - Our fish oils contain at least 30% EPA and DHA, an ideal concentration for the overall health of your cat. The oil is in a triglyceride form, which is highly bioavailable and without added flavors so it has a natural taste that cats love.
 
• One bottle of Biodeodorizer – Rid your home of odors by eliminating the sources, utilizing friendly bacteria that naturally breakdown organic wastes. An ideal solution for freshening your kitty’s litter box. Biodeodorizer is non-toxic and fully biodegradable, has a neutral pH and contains no harmful phosphates. Best wishes to you and your furry feline for many years of health and happiness!
 
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Tips To Stop Your Dog From Darting Out The Door

If you have ever tried to leave your house only to have your dog leaping at the opportunity to escape, then you may be wondering how to stop this behavior. You probably know that chasing your pup isn't the best solution ... but what should you do if your companion does sneak out? This common issue is better known as ‘door darting’ and it can make any pet parent feel discouraged, especially if you've got a repeat offender. Unfortunately, if your dog does successfully fly the coop, multiple safety issues can also arise.

The good news is that Dr. Sarah offers effective tips for addressing this problem in this episode of Pet Talk. Her step-by-step guidance will also teach you some commands to use so you can safely keep your companion inside despite any tempting doors being opened.

Tired of all the dog food and treat recalls? Life's Abundance has NEVER been recalled and has been serving the dog and cat community since 1999 with their holistic vet formulations.

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Gunner Overcomes Cushing’s disease

What a wonderful testimonial! Glad to hear Gunner is doing so well.

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Pam, a resident of British Columbia, noticed that Gunner, her 10-year old Blue Heeler started drinking more water, developed a voracious appetite, and urinated at night while he was sleeping. At first, Pam thought  that the dog was suffering from a bladder infection or a kidney disease. After numerous blood tests, X-rays, and an ultrasound, Pam learned in July 2014  that Gunner had Cushing’s disease. Pam was devastated. 

Coping with Cushing’s disease

At first, Gunner’s mom  followed the vet’s instructions and gave Gunner a tablet of Vetoryl 60 mg every 12 hours. While the treatment helped slow down the dog’s thirst, Gunner’s appetite was still out of control and he continued to urinate while sleeping. The medication also had negative side effects. Gunner became lethargic and no longer had the energy to go out for walks.  He was in rough shape, and Pam did not know what to do to help her best friend.

To fight the disease, the vet suggested to increase the daily dose. Pam, an animal health tech, started losing hope. The treatment was expensive and was not showing the results she had hoped for. As much as she loved Gunner, she considered putting him down. “The quality of my dog’s life had gone downhill since using the drug,” she remembers.

A new life

In this moment of crisis, Pam started investigating alternative options and came across Adrenal Harmony Gold during an online search. Having nothing to lose, she decided to give the treatment a try.

A year and a half later, the treatment has turned Gunner’s life around. While the dog still shows signs of the Cushing’s disease, his water intake is now normal and he no longer urinates in the house. Even better, the treatment has kept some of the other symptoms typically associated with the disease at bay, such as hair loss. “He is active as any senior dog could be and I am so grateful to still have him with us,” Pam says. “He will even still try to chase the cows.”

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Did You Know Dogs And Cats Need Fish Oil Specifically For Them?

The question we get most often is...Can my dog or cat take the fish oil I take or fish oil for humans? Life's Abundance has a fish oil that was specifically created for your dog or cat. 

Not All Pet Fish Oils are Created Equal

Regular supplementation of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) from fish oil can help support your companion animal’s healthy skin, coat, heart, brain eyes and joints. However, numerous supplements on the shelves today do not contain the optimal concentration of fish oil. In addition, many of these supplements are not tested by an independent laboratory to ensure purity and safety.

Ultra-Pure Fish Oil is Better

Our fish oils contain at least 30% EPA and DHA, an ideal concentration for the overall health of your dog or cat. The oil is in a triglyceride form, which is highly bioavailable and without added flavors so it has a natural taste that dogs and cats love.

Our liquid fish oil supplements are effortless to feed compared to gel capsules, which can be difficult to swallow and messy when rejected. The 2-oz. bottle has an easy-to-measure dropper and the 8-oz. bottle has an easy-to-use cup. (A triglyceride fish oil will not have any effect on the plastic dropper or measuring cup.)

Ultra-Pure Fish Oil offers outstanding value. For example, it cost only $.18 a day for a ten-pound cat and only $.37 a day for a 40-lb. dog on Autoship.

Dependable Quality

In its unpurified form, fish oil contains many environmental contaminants, some of which can be harmful to your pet’s health. To purify the oil takes many steps, each one adding to the cost of manufacturing. It is important to buy your fish oil from a company that not only says it purifies the oil, but one that is willing to share the test results from every batch made. It’s the surest way to know what you’re feeding is perfectly safe.

Ultra-Pure Fish Oil for pets are made in a human pharmaceutical facility … the same place as our Fish Oil for people. They are highly concentrated and ultra-pure. Like our Fish Oil for people, each bottle receives a nitrogen flush to remove oxygen from the bottle before it is sealed for ultra freshness. Plus, Ultra-Pure Fish Oils meet or exceed the highest standards in the industry for quality assurance. In fact, each batch of Ultra-Pure Fish Oil for pets is tested by an independent third-party organization (IFOS) and the results are posted right here so you can see the quality, concentration and purity that Ultra-Pure Fish Oil supplements offer.

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FDA Provides Update On Jerky Pet Treat Investigation

These numbers are staggering. Thankfully we've fed our dogs treats that have never been recalled and are formulated by a holistic vet. During the countless dog food recalls, dog treat recalls and other issues we've never once doubted our choice to feed the dogs Life's Abundance dog food or any of their dog treats. They get a Gourmet Dental Treat each day and then we alternate between the Grain Free Turkey & Berry Chewies and Tasty Rewards Training Treats for Dogs.

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today updated its ongoing investigation into pet illnesses and deaths in animals that ate jerky pet treats. This update includes the latest information about complaints of illnesses, test findings, and measures taken by the agency to identify the cause of the illnesses and deaths.

Reported cases have been on the decline in recent years. Since FDA’s last update in September 2014 and through the end of 2015, there have been 200 reports received. During the previous period (from the update in May 2014 to September 2014) 270 cases were reported to FDA.

Since the investigation began in 2007 through December 31, 2015, FDA has received approximately 5,200 complaints of illness associated with consumption of chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky treats, most of which involve products imported from China. The reports involve more than 6,200 dogs, 26 cats, three people, and include more than 1,140 canine deaths. FDA continues to investigate the cause of these illnesses in conjunction with our partners in the Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN), a network of animal health laboratories affiliated with FDA.

During the investigation, FDA detected antimicrobial and antiviral residues in an imported duck jerky product and added duck jerky products to the testing methodology in 2015. As a result of this testing, FDA revised its existing Import Alert in October 2015 to include certain poultry jerky-type pet treats.

The agency continues to caution pet owners that jerky pet treats are not required for a balanced diet, and encourage them to consult with their veterinarians if they notice symptoms in their pets, such as decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting, diarrhea (sometimes with blood or mucus), increased water consumption and/or increased urination. The majority of complaints involve chicken jerky (treats, tenders, and strips), but others include duck, sweet potato, and treats where chicken or duck jerky is wrapped around dried fruits, sweet potatoes, yams, or rawhide.

If you believe your pet has become ill from consuming a jerky pet treat, please report it electronically through FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal or by phone to your local FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator. While FDA does not necessarily respond to every individual complaint submitted, each report is valuable and becomes part of the body of knowledge that helps to inform the investigation.


Xylitol Is Dangerous To Your Dog. Know The Products And The Symptoms And Keep Xylitol Away From Your Dog

Ucm500188Your six-month-old puppy, Hoover, will eat anything that isn’t tied down. Like many dog owners, you know chocolate can be dangerous to your pooch. But you may not know that if Hoover sticks his nose in your handbag and eats a pack of sugarless chewing gum, the consequences could be deadly.

Sugarless gum may contain xylitol, a class of sweetener known as sugar alcohol. Xylitol is present in many products and foods for human use, but can have devastating effects on your pet.

Over the past several years, the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received several reports—many of which pertained to chewing gum—of dogs being poisoned by xylitol, according to Martine Hartogensis, a veterinarian at FDA.

And you may have seen recent news stories about dogs that have died or become very ill after eating products containing xylitol.

Other Foods Containing Xylitol

But gum isn’t the only product containing xylitol. Slightly lower in calories than sugar, this sugar substitute is also often used to sweeten sugar-free candy, such as mints and chocolate bars. Other products that may contain xylitol include:

  • breath mints
  • baked goods
  • cough syrup
  • children’s and adult chewable vitamins
  • mouthwash
  • toothpaste

Why is Xylitol Dangerous to Dogs, but Not People?

In both people and dogs, the level of blood sugar is controlled by the release of insulin from the pancreas. In people, xylitol does not stimulate the release of insulin from the pancreas. However, it’s different in canines: When dogs eat something containing xylitol, the xylitol is more quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, and may result in a potent release of insulin from the pancreas.

This rapid release of insulin may result in a rapid and profound decrease in the level of blood sugar (hypoglycemia), an effect that can occur within 10 to 60 minutes of eating the xylitol. Untreated, this hypoglycemia can quickly be life-threatening, Hartogensis says.

Symptoms to Look For in Your Dog

Symptoms of xylitol poisoning in dogs include vomiting, followed by symptoms associated with the sudden lowering of your dog’s blood sugar, such as decreased activity, weakness, staggering, incoordination, collapse and seizures.

If you think your dog has eaten xylitol, take him to your vet or an emergency animal hospital immediately, Hartogensis advises. Because hypoglycemia and other serious adverse effects may not occur in some cases for up to 12 to 24 hours, your dog may need to be monitored.

(A note to cat owners: The toxicity of xylitol for cats has not been documented. They appear to be spared, at least in part, by their disdain for sweets.)

What Can You Do to Avoid Xylitol Poisoning in Your Dog?

“If you’re concerned about your dog eating a food or product with xylitol in it, check the label of ingredients. If it does, indeed, say that it contains xylitol, make sure your pet can’t get to it.” Hartogensis says. In addition:

  • Keep products that contain xylitol (including those you don’t think of as food, such as toothpaste) well out of your dog’s reach. Remember that some dogs are adept at counter surfing.
  • Only use pet toothpaste for pets, never human toothpaste.
  • If you give your dog nut butter as a treat or as a vehicle for pills, check the label first to make sure it doesn’t contain xylitol.

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Ella could not see or hear very well, and she was not feeling good. Her bones were creaky, and she just did not have the energy to be a dog any more. After all she was a 14-year old lab, and aging was taking its toll. Doug felt sad that Ella did not want to go out on the long walks they used to take in the countryside together in Vancouver, British Columbia. He wanted his best companion back! Ella’s dad came across Spark, and gave it a try.
 
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Diamond Pet Food And Costco Pay Settlement In Salmonella Cases

Diamond Pet Food and Costco have begun paying settlements to Canadian pet owners who say their pets required screening and/or treatment, or the pets died, after they were exposed to Salmonella in 2011 and 2012, according to a report from Food Safety News.

A class action lawsuit was filed against Diamond Pet Foods and its distributor, Costco, after pet illnesses and some deaths occurred. While admitting no liability, the companies agreed to settle the lawsuit to avoid lengthy litigation. The settlement was announced in March 2016.

Attorney Jeff Ornstein, who heads the class action firm, Consumer Law Group, said in a report from LawyersandSettlements.com that Costco is notifying 115,000 customers who purchased the pet food by an automated phone call, announcing that the settlement is available.

In order to be eligible to receive payment, consumers must have purchased Diamond Pet Food, recalled on April 6, 26 or 30, 2012,  or on May 4-5, 2012, and did not return or exchange the product, and did not already sign a release with Diamond or Costco.

The amount of payment a consumer may receive depends on the damages sustained. Amounts vary from the cost of replacing the pet food to larger amounts, such as to cover the costs of veterinary care, or costs related to the death of the animal.

The class action filing says one consumer’s dog became extremely ill after eating Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula – a Diamond Pet Food Brand made for Costco – and required treatment and lab tests by a veterinarian.

The companies told the consumer about the Salmonella contamination but would not compensate the consumer for the veterinary bills because the consumer did not have an empty bag or proof of purchase for the dog food, according to the Food Safety News report.

Consumers with pets that consumed the recalled Diamond Pet Food products and did not suffer health consequences are eligible for refunds with a sworn statement of claim available on the claims website, according to the LawersandSettlements.com report.

Original article from - http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/5779-diamond-pet-food-costco-pay-settlement-in-salmonella-cases

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