Watch Tip Classic: Pets in Costume

Posted on October 28th, 2012 by Trish Roman-Aquilino

With Halloween just a few days away, this classic watch tip bears repeating, as there are always unfortunate incidents linked with this holiday.

Watch Tip LogoWatch for pets out in costumes that constrict, restrict, or impair them in any way. Pets that are stressed out by their costume or the festivities should be removed to a quiet, safe place, and their costumes removed.  Set the example by making sure your own pet, if dressed in costume, is outfitted appropriately and is tolerating the ensemble well. Read the rest of this entry »

“Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY ROASTED AMERICAN PIG EARS AND BOOTS & BARKLEY AMERICAN VARIETY PACK DOG TREATS product because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can sicken animals that eat these products and humans are at risk for salmonella poisoning from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.”

via Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk.

These treats were distributed to 57 Sam’s Club locations in CO,IA,ID,IL,KS,MO,MT,NE,OK,SD,UT and WY.  Click on the link for more detailed information from the FDA:

Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts > Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Ris.

Dog Treat Recall: Nature’s Recipe Oven-Baked Chicken Biscuits

Posted on October 14th, 2012 by Trish Roman-Aquilino

“Nature’s Recipe brand is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities.  This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.”  To read more about this recall and how it may affect you, please click here:

Nature’s Recipe Recall of Oven-Baked Chicken Biscuits


Watch Tip: Helping someone choose a family pet

Posted on October 7th, 2012 by Trish Roman-Aquilino

Watch Tip LogoDo you know someone who is getting ready to add a pet to their household?  Has a neighbor been admiring your bond with your dog, and making noises about getting their own?  You can be a force of true good by helping them choose the right pet – since many pets surrendered to our shelters end up there because of the poor decision-making when making the initial choice.  Use the discussion points below, which focus on dogs, but really many of these criteria can and should be used to discern the appropriate cat to bring home, as well. Read the rest of this entry »