“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.”

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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

 

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as of September 11, 2012, Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a batch of AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal and Brown Rice Dog Formula due to possible salmonella contamination.  Please click on the link below to see details on this food recall, and please share the information with your animal guardian friends, family, and other contacts.

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Diamond Pet Foods Recalls Some Bags of Dog Food

Posted on April 10th, 2012 by admin

Here we go again… Diamond is involved in another recall.

 

Here is the report I just got from the FDA:

 

04/10/2012 12:30 PM EDT
Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond manufactured products are affected.
Here is the complete information from the FDA site:

Kirkland Canned Lamb and Rice Dog Food May Need Recall

Posted on February 29th, 2012 by admin

 

One of our great rescuers has had some serious problems with some canned Kirkland dog food. Here’s the email we received:

At the end of December, a local kennel donated 12 cases of Kirkland canned
Lamb and Rice dog food. They said it was too rich for their dog because
they all got sick. Did not think any problem with the food. I fed to my dogs,
and to visiting dogs. Diarrhea for all dogs, puppy threw up 15 times. She
survived…Tesla and Dino did not. Read the rest of this entry »

Watch Tip: Button Cell Batteries

Posted on January 1st, 2011 by Anna Nirva

Watch Tip LogoWeekly Watch Tip for week of Jan. 2:

Spread the word about the dangers of ingesting button cell batteries found in remote controls, novelties/toys, and musical greeting cards. Pets (especially baby pets) will destroy and eat just about anything. Some things just “pass through” and others get hung up in a fold of tissue. Even intact (unchewed) lithium batteries may cause lasting damage to the gastrointestinal tract in just two hours.

Safety alert! Batteries are dangerous if swallowed—packaging does not inform buyers.

Playful pets who enjoy chewing on household objects are in danger of ingesting batteries, especially little button cell batteries found in so many things, including popular musical greeting cards. If you have a dog who likes to chew paper, you must make sure that musical cards are kept out of cruising and counter-surfing range. The same goes for remote controls (a popular chew toy, according to some dogs and puppies) and small battery-operated toys including pet toys such as battery-operated mice toys for cats (!). Don’t put this off until tomorrow!

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The FDA just announced a new recall on Pro-Pet Adult Vitamins.  Here’s the body of the announcement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –- June 22, 2010 – United Pet Group, Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its PRO-PET ADULT DAILY VITAMIN Supplement tablets for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination.  The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall.

The product was sold nationally at various retailers.  The product comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue label, and UPC code 26851-01800.  These products are being removed from retail stores and consumers should immediately stop feeding these supplements to their pets.  The affected products are those with expiration dates on or before “06/13″. The expiration date can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.

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Natural Balance Pet foods has voluntarily recalled their Sweet Potato and Chicken Dry Dog Food due to Salmonella contamination.

Here is more information from the official FDA announcement:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — June 18, 2010 – Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA, announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Westie Has Bad Reaction to Canine H1N1 Vaccine

Posted on February 3rd, 2010 by admin

If you’re thinking about having your dog vaccinated against the newly emerged canine H1N1 you might want to read the following letter I just got from one of my neighbors here in St. Louis. The letter is from her sister-in-law. I asked my neighbor Heather to validate it and she quickly okayed its publication.

Just FIY:

Yesterday we went to the vet for Annie’s annual vet appt. The vet told me that she was a perfectly healthy 10 1/2 year old Westie, and he couldn’t believe how “young” she still seemed. She received her normal bloodwork and vaccines, then I was told that this new canine virus was going around and that there is a new vaccine was 100% effective in lowering the severity of this virus H3N8. It is initially a 2 shot procedure followed by a booster once a year. I had no reason to question it, so we went ahead and got this vaccine. After we were home for an hour, Annie started limping, then she became lethargic, she stiffened up, wouldn’t eat or even take a bone (which she LOVES). She stared off into space and started breathing really quickly. I was so scared that I took her back to the vet a few hours later, he examined her and said he thought she was just in pain from her vaccines. She has had 10 years of vaccines and has never acted THIS way afterwards.

Her behavior worsened when we got home, so  I went on line only to find out that this vaccine is BRAND NEW…has only become available in US since 8/09.
The drug company, Schering-Plough says it had been tested on 700 dogs with no side effects. So I guess, we were the 701st dog! The Government approval certificate is “conditional” b/c they seem to be waiting to see what will happen to these dogs. This vaccine is completely optional, and I was just trying to do what I thought was best for Annie. If I knew this, I would have never tried such an “experimental” drug.

We were up with her all night and were ready to take her to the emergency vet if her breathing got any worse. Finally, at about 2am her breathing slowed down and she was able to fall asleep. By morning she seems to be back to normal, no limping, and took her bone. I will not take her back for her follow up shot next week, and I recommend to all of you, do NOT to put your dog through this. I will contact the drug company about this, but I’m not sure it will make a difference, so I wanted to tell all the dog lovers in my life! I really thought we were going to lose Annie last night.

Jacki