Parents around the country are always trying to make sure their children are eating a nutritious diet — that’s why it was so shocking when an eye-opening new study revealed their kid’s favorite seemingly-healthy drinks are loaded with added sugars and artificial sweeteners. Researchers analyzed 34 sweetened drinks and found that two-thirds contained no juice, but images of fruit appeared on 85% of the packages, according to a new report from the University of Connecticut’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity. Packaging with pictures of fruit and other nutritional... Read more →


While just a decade ago it was tricky and costly to go vegan or vegetarian, it’s much easier today to embrace a healthy plant-based diet. Some people still hesitate to take the plunge for one reason – the myth that eating a plant-based diet is just too expensive. Don’t you need a lot of costly exotic ingredients? The answer is no! While investing in a healthy diet is a great idea for everyone, you don’t need to buy a lot of fancy foods to sustain this lifestyle. If you strip... Read more →


If the dog days of summer call out for anything (aside from a fully functioning central air system) it’s a bright, cool, refreshing beverage. And should that beverage also replenish your body’s supply of minerals and antioxidants, so much the better! Our culinary team has concocted what we hope will instantly become your new favorite beverage from your first thirst-quenching gulp. It's bright as the noon-day beach, bursting with a snappy, sweet flavor and brimming with the nutrients that summer bodies crave, thanks to our fabulously nourishing Minerals & Antioxidants... Read more →


You already know that when you eat well, sleep enough and exercise, you glow. As evidence, look no further than the notoriously disciplined power couple Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen. Okay, okay … genes might have something to do with their eternally spotless complexions. But the inverse can certainly be true ... sometimes, the condition of your skin can point to potential health issues. Here are five telltale symptoms that could signal problems that are more than skin deep, and why. Flakes: Sure, maybe it’s just symptomatic of dry weather.... Read more →


Cats are wonderful, mysterious creatures. And that's just two of the many reasons we love having them as a part of our family! On the other hand, cats are notorious for masking symptoms of disease, which can make determining their health needs increasingly challenging as they age. The signs are there, however, if we know what to look for. In what follows, we'll review the signs and reveal several things pet parents can do to optimize their cats' nutrition as they age. When are Cats Considered Senior? Generally speaking, cats... Read more →


There are many wonderful ways to give your health a dietary boost these days, but determining which supplements are best for you can be daunting. The choice for the perfect supplements for your needs really depends upon who you are ... your body’s unique requirements and your personal goals. If we know anything it's that the internet is rife with unsubstantiated claims and, frankly, bunk recommendations for healthy products that don’t come anywhere near to living up to their hype. Before you start buying nutritional supplements, please carefully consider the... Read more →


April 4, 2019 - FDA.gov Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA is voluntarily recalling raw frozen ground pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following varieties, packaged in two pound packs, are included in this recall: course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food L. monocytogenes 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... Read more →


March 29, 2019 - FDA.gov Out of an abundance of caution, Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Muse wet cat food Natural Chicken Recipe in Gravy in three-ounce cans. The product could contain rubber pieces that are translucent yellow with a blue backing, which may present a potential choking hazard. We're pet owners and pet lovers, and our number one commitment is the health and well-being of pets. We only want products that meet our high-quality standards in your pet's bowl. We became aware of... Read more →


March 20, 2019 - Hill's Pet Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall of canned dog food products due to elevated levels of Vitamin D. This expansion relates to the same vitamin premix that led to the Jan. 31 voluntary recall. Please review the full list of recalled products below including the additional products added March 20, 2019. Original recall of January 31 here. Locate affected U.S. products in the table below If your SKU, Date & Lot codes are found in the U.S. list below, you have an affected product... Read more →


Did you know you can purchase our FABULOUS and TASTY Gourmet Dental Treats for Dogs and Porky Puffs in February at the autoship price? Yep! You can hurry on over to our website and grab our #NationalPetDentalMonth promo! At check out, you don't need to select Autoship as your price will already reflect that. Pretty cool, huh? Check out my quick video on our Life's Abundance Gourmet Dental Treats - Here's the boys enjoying their Porky Puffs - Then shop here for our February specials. #dogs #doglover #doghealth #dogtreats #healthydogtreats... Read more →


😍 Another win for Life's Abundance! We're so glad we decided to switch our dogs over to these products and become representatives almost 16 years ago. This company has never had a recall in their 20 years in business. We've seen changes in our own dogs as well as the dogs and cats of our pet sitting clients. If you've been watching dog food recalls, you've seen 8 recalls regarding the presence of elevated levels of Vitamin D in dry dog food. That can be toxic and cause serious health... Read more →


FDA.gov - November 2, 2018 Natural Life Pet Products of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling our Chicken & Potato dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of Vitamin D. 17.5 lbs. Natural Life Chicken & Potato Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 0-12344-08175-1 Bags affected have a Best By Date code of May 29, 2020 through August 10, 2020. The Best By Date code can be found on the back or bottom of each bag. The products were distributed to retail stores in Georgia, Florida, Alabama,... Read more →


FDA.gov - November 2, 2018 Nutrisca, of Saint Louis, Missouri is voluntarily recalling one formula of Nutrisca® dry dog food (described below) due to it containing elevated levels of vitamin D. 4 lbs Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12495-7 15 lbs Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12795-8 28 lbs Nutrisca® Chicken and Chickpea Dry Dog Food Bag UPC: 8-84244-12895-5 Bags affected have a Best By Date code of February 25, 2020 through September 13, 2020. The Best By Date code can be... Read more →


There's a new Class Action Lawsuit against Diamond Pet Food’s Taste of the Wild. The class action lawsuit is for negligent misrepresentation, false advertising, and breach of warranty. Read the entire class action lawsuit here. Are you curious about other dog and cat foods that have class action lawsuits against them? Click here for the list. Read more →


May 23, 2018 – Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone. Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit the following symptoms: increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when consumption decreases. If a dog consumes high levels for a long period of time, these symptoms may increase in severity and may... Read more →


Are you looking for a unique appetizer to serving to your party guests that will impress them? This will make a splash at your next get-together and your friends will wonder when you became such a culinary expert! It’s chocked full of nourishing goodness, too! As outlined, makes about 8 ounces of tapenade. Simply increase the fixings to serve larger crowds! Ingredients 1 tsp. capers 1/2 cup kalamata olives, pitted 1/4 cup dried figs 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley 1 garlic clove 1/4 cup kohlrabi 1/4 cup blackberry preserves 1... Read more →


The brand you feed is the most important decision you can make as a pet parent. Because your dog or cat eats the same food every day, it’s their primary source of nutrition. A superior dog food or cat food can help to foster a solid nutritional foundation, which can help sustain your pet over a long and healthy lifetime. As a caring pet parent, it’s important that you see through marketing ploys designed to mislead you about the quality of ingredients and their intended dietary benefits. Additionally, some competing... Read more →


Here's a quick recap on all the dog and cat food recalls, treat recalls and pet food investigations and news from 2018. Stay updated on our Dog And Cat Food Recalls Facebook page. FDA Alerts Pet Owners About The Presence Of Thyroid Hormones In Certain Milo's Kitchen Pet Treats (3/27/18) Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Issues Voluntary Recalls for Darwin’s Brand Dog Food Due To Contamination Salmonella And Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli O128 (3/26/18) This contains the FDA update also. Blue Ridge Beef Voluntarily Recalls BRB Complete Raw Pet Food Lot... Read more →


Consumers in California, Minnesota, and Florida are suing Champion Pet Food for “False Advertising”, violations of “feed law”, and numerous other charges. The lawsuit includes results of heavy metal testing and includes results that this dry dog food contains BPA – a chemical typically not associated with dry/kibble pet foods. You can read the lawsuit here - https://www.locklaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-01-Acana-and-Orijen-Complaint-Concerning-Heavy-Metals-and-BPA-Contaminants-Reitman-v-Champion-PetFoods-USA.pdf Read more →


Recall notice provided by Just Food for Dogs… Dear Friends, Customers, Veterinarians, Partners and Staff, Honesty. Transparency. Pet advocacy. These are three of the Core Values that make JustFoodForDogs who and what we are. Most days, living up to these standards is pretty easy. We use only the best ingredients; we open our kitchens to the public; we treat every dog as if he were one of our own; and we regard every pet parent as family. Today is more challenging than that. Today, sadly, I announce the only recall... Read more →


We challenge you ... what's better than a warm, scrumptious berry muffin fresh from the oven? That's right, nothing! Judging by the reaction this recipe got here at our home office, you might want to whip up a double batch of this delectable delight. Be sure to share this fall-inspired recipe with friends and family! This recipe yields approximately one dozen muffins. INGREDIENTS: ½ c dried cranberries 1/3 c hot water 2 c all purpose, whole wheat or gluten-free baking flour 2 scoops Life’s Abundance Greens Blend ¾ tsp baking... Read more →


No matter how old I get, I don’t think I’ll ever outgrow my inner child when it comes to excitement over the holiday season. The characters in this play of life may vary, yet one thing remains the same: as soon as Thanksgiving dinner is done, my holiday season begins. My pets may not know what Christmas is, but they do know something is happening: the furniture moves around, someone’s always cooking and they get to spend their nights curled in front of a fire (well, as many as our... Read more →


Primal Pet Food issues a recall due to product manufactured outside of grind size specification. December 21, 2017 To All Primal Pet Foods Consumers: Through a recent product quality review process, we have determined that 5 specific Primal Canine and Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry Formulas were produced outside of our grind size specification of 1/8” which we have determined is the ideal size of ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats. The products in question were ground at ¼” or 1/8” deviation from our specification. As these products do... Read more →


Darwin’s recalls two lots of dog food, Natural Selections Turkey Meals for Dogs and Natural Selections Duck Meals for Dogs due to potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. As of right now, Darwin's does not list this on their website or social media pages. We are seeing recall notices that these were sent to the customers (below) and some state to the distributors. We do not have an official FDA recall. We will update this post when confirmed. From a Darwin’s email notification sent to customers: I am writing to... Read more →


Many dog owners know not to toss a turkey or chicken bone to their dog; those bones are just too brittle. But the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the risk goes beyond that, especially when it comes to the “bone treats” you may see at the store. What’s a Bone Treat? FDA has received about 68 reports of pet illnesses related to "bone treats,” which differ from uncooked butcher-type bones because they are processed and packaged for sale as dog treats. A variety of commercially-available bone treats for... Read more →