Tuesday, June 28, 2011

RECALL: Nestle Purina Limited Dry Cat Food

"Nestlé Purina Recalls Limited Number of Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk"
(Shipped Only to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon)


Contact:
Consumer:
800-982-6559

Media:
Jill Winte
314-982-3032


"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 27, 2011 - Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only the following products with both the "Best By" date and production codes shown are included in this voluntary recall:

Product Name
Bag Size
"Best By" Date & Production Code*
Bag UPC Code
Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Foot
6.3 lb.
AUG 2012 10331083 13
17800 11320
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food
3.15 lb.
AUG 2012 10381083 06
50000 08450
Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food
16 lb.
AUG 2012 10381083 06
50000 57578



*"Best By" Date and Production Code is found on the back or bottom of the bag.

The bags of dry cat food in this recall were distributed in error in February, 2011 to a small number of customers in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon, which may have further distributed the product to other Western states. There have been no consumer complaints and no reports of illness.

No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved. Only products which match the "Best By" date and production codes above are involved.

Consumers who have purchased any of these dry cat food products with these "Best By" Dates and Production Codes should discard it.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

At Nestlé Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of our products are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, or visit www.purina.com."

The FDA page for this recall is below
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm261072.htm

Who should Fur Sit your Cat and Dog

"Courtesy of Life's Abundance"










Dr. Sarah's video: What to do when traveling without your pets:

Some options are:
Pet sitter, friend, boarding, Vet, Kennel.

In this video she discusses:
Introduce pet sitter before they come for the travel time
Keep a list of emergency contact numbers especially the vet
Make sure to go over the list of daily routine for your pet

If you are boarding make sure to bring a piece of your clothing
Bring your dog’s food
Bring only one toy
If you have more than one dog, ask if they can be board together or next to each other

Other options include spas, some veterinary practices.

If your option is a boarding facility go to the place announced and announced and pay close attention to cleanliness, the other animals

MORE in the video!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Recall, Pig Ears by Bravo

"Bravo! Issues Nationwide Recall of Bravo! Pig Ears Dog Chews
Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk"
Please visit FDA page below for official announcement and product label pictures

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm257833.htm


Contact:
Consumer:
866.922.9222
www.bravorawdiet.com

Media
David Bogner
Phone: 866.922.9222


"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 3, 2011 – Bravo! is voluntarily recalling select boxes of Bravo! Pig Ears Chews because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The products affected by this recall includes only Bravo! 50 ct bulk Oven roasted Pig Ears Product Code: 75-121 Lot # 12-06-10.

Salmonella can affect animals and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the chews or any other surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms including, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The company has received no reports of illness in either people or animals associated with the product. Bravo! is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

Bravo! Pig Ears were distributed to retailers on the East and West Coasts. They were shipped to distributors and retailers between January 1 and February 28, 2011, where they were available for purchase.

The recall is the result of routine sampling program by the Washington State Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has no product left in inventory from this batch of pig ears."

"Consumers who have purchased any of these pig ears are urged to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall, should visit www.bravorawdiet.com or call toll free 1.866.922.9222 9 am to 5 pm Monday to Friday."

Dogs and cats left in hot cars

As summer is here, we thought this video was important to show. A very important reminder that dogs and cats should not be left in cars (even if the window and or sunroof is left open)

Please watch, and share. This isn't a "horror" story -- just a TV show. :O)