Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Canine Massage

From the Life's Abundance Pet Newsletter for December.
Right now during the holidays we may feel stress as well as our pets. So I believe this might relax you as well as your dog.

Dr. Sarah, Staff Veterinarian goes over the popular practice of canine massage.
She gives invaluable information and discusses so many great points and ideas!

 - Making the environment stress free for you and you canine.
 - Clearing out anything that may be a stimuli. 

 - How much pressure should be used.

and so much more! Thank you Dr. Sarah !

"Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
Click Here or watch below!

We also would like to share with a great article
by Dr. Jane Bicks regarding pet stress
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

RECALL: Dog Food

The FDA page for this recall can be found by clicking below:


"Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food"


Tim Loesch

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - December 6, 2011 - Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog foodRiver Run and Marksman – due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The affected products were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, Louisiana, facility between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. No illnesses have been reported in association with these products to date, and no other Cargill Animal Nutrition pet food products are involved in this recall. Affected products are:

  • PROFESSIONAL FORMULA RIVER RUN HI-NRG 24-20 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
  • RIVER RUN PROFESSIONAL FORMULA 27-18 Dog Food, 50 pound bags
  • RIVER RUN 21% Protein Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
  • RIVER RUN Hi-Pro No-Soy Dog Food, 40 and 50 pound bags
  • MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 24% Protein 20% Fat, 40 pound bags
  • MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 20% Protein 10% Fat, 40 and 50 pound bags
  • MARKSMAN DOG FOOD 28% Protein 18% Fat, 40 pound bags

The recall only applies to the above products with the following Packaging Date Codes (lot numbers): 4K0335 through 4K0365, LL0335 through LL0365, 4K1001 through 4K1335 and LL1001 through LL1335.

The affected dry dog food products were distributed in the following 15 states/territories – Kansas, Missouri, Northeast Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Southeast Indiana, Southern Illinois, Hawaii, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands and limited areas of Florida and California. Retailers have already been instructed to remove the affected brands and products from store shelves.

While no adverse health effects related to these products have been reported, Cargill is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure. Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether in opened or unopened packages — to their place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, including photos of products involved, consumers can go to www.cargill.com/feed/dog-food-recall or call toll free 855-460-1532.

Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring mold by-product. Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.

About Cargill

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 138,000 people in 63 countries. Cargill helps customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and is committed to applying its global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges wherever it does business. For more information, visit Cargill.com and its news center."

Please click here to view the recall we posted to Facebook yesterday regarding another pet food recall


Life's Abundance dog food has never been a part of any recall

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Life's Abundance Pet Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you the Life's Abundance Pet Newsletter (click) for November 2011:

Dr. Sarah has a great video discussing dog park guidelines.
Some great points that you would think everyone should know.

Dr. Jane has a great article on your children wanting a pet but possible allergies.
She discusses great ideas and tips on how to handle this situation.

Please enjoy the newsletter!