Thursday, December 13, 2012

RECALL: Hound Cake -

FDA page for the recall is below

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm332004.htm?source=govdelivery


Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® Voluntarily Recalls it’s Dogcandy® Brand of Holiday Hound Cake (7.5 Oz.) and Blueberry Hound Cake (7.5 Oz) Manufactured for, Distributed, and Sold in Approximately 130 Petsmart Stores Because of The Possibility of Mold


Contact:
Consumer:
501-851-0002
Irma Harbour


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 12, 2012 - The product in question is a single production run and packed in a 7.5 ounce paw print bag marked with a best by date of 08-2015. The best by date can be found on the ingredient label on the back of the package just above the UPC bar code.  The UPC for the Blueberry Hound Cake is:  692614010058; The UPC for the Holiday Hound Cake is:  692614010041.
The recall applies to 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake because the cakes have the potential to become moldy.  These cakes were manufactured specifically for PetSmart Corporation and distributed to approximately 130 PetSmart stores in 36 states.  No other products have been impacted.

Selected stores in the following states carried the cakes: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.

Mold was found on several cakes after they were delivered to the stores.  Under investigation the company discovered that the cakes contained higher moisture content due to the product being packaged while still warm.  The company has taken every precaution and implemented new additional procedures to correct the issue.

Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® has not received any reports of illness associated with the affected product.  If you purchased one of these cakes, please return it to your nearest PetSmart store for a full refund or send to Claudia's Canine Cuisine® 100 Four Paws Lane, Maumelle, Arkansas 72113 and indicate if you want a refund or a replacement product.  All shipping fees will also be reimbursed.

Consumers who have purchased any of the 7.5 oz. bags of DogCandy® Holiday Hound Cake and/or Blueberry Hound Cake should discontinue use of the product.  Consumers with questions may contact Claudia’s Canine Cuisine® Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Central Standard Time) by calling 1-501-851-0002.  You may also send an email to: info@claudiascaninecuisine.com


Thursday, November 29, 2012

Winter safety for your pets

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
From the Life's Abundance November 2012 Pet Newsletter:
Dr. Sarah shares some great tips for our furry friends during the winer and cold months!









Also, don't miss a great article from Dr. Jane about "Furry Friends are the Best Medicine"
 Click below
http://www.premium4pets.net/Newsletters/november-12-Newsletter.html

Friday, November 16, 2012

Dog and Cat Holiday Gift Baskets




 CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER FOR DOG AND/OR CAT GIFT BASKETS!

It is that time of year again! These are very popular and are limited in quntity!

For your favorite canine and or feline -

A great gift for anyone who is a pet parent!



dog gift basket

Holiday Gift Basket for Dogs  


 ONLY $17.95
This festive basket contains an entertaining plush toy that squeeks! Plus, an assortment of our most popular treats. Wholesome Hearts, Gourmet Dental Treats, Antioxidant Health Bars, Tasty Rewards and a Porky Puff. All nestled in a lovely reusable basket with a colorful ribbon and a cute holiday card that you can personalize. Makes a wonderful gift for a canine friend. (Toy may vary.) RETAIL VALUE $32.00! LIMITED QUANTITY














cat gift basket
Holiday Gift Basket for Cats

 ONLY $12.95

A delightful variety of playful toys that will keep your furry feline happily occupied during the holidays and a bag of Life’s Abundance Gourmet Cat Treats For Healthy Skin & Coat. The toys and treats are nestled in a lovely reusable basket with a colorful ribbon and a cute holiday card that you can personalize. A terrific holiday gift for your favorite feline! (Toys may vary.) RETAIL VALUE $21.00! LIMITED QUANTITY

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Recall: Dog Treats

FDA page for recall :
 http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm324279.htm?source=govdelivery

"Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears And Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk"

Contact Consumer: (800) 218-4417

"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 17, 2012 - 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.

 Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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 symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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 any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.

 The recalled Roasted Pig Ears and Variety Pack Dog Treats were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores in August 2012.

 The Roasted Pig Ears product comes in a clear plastic bag containing 12 pig ears marked with UPC bar code 647263899158. The Variety Pack product also comes in a clear plastic bag weighing 32oz and marked with UPC bar code 490830400086.

 Kasel Industries is recalling lot number BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN for both products because this lot code tested positive for the Salmonella bacteria through analysis by the Colorado Department Of Agriculture.

 No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in connection with this product.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the Colorado Department Of Agriculture that revealed finished products contained the Salmonella bacteria.

 The company has ceased distribution of any lots that have possible contamination of the bacteria. No other products made by Kasel Associated Industries are included in the recall of the 12 count packages of Roasted Pig Ears and the 32oz Variety Pack Dog Treats.

Consumers who have purchased the 12 count packages of Roasted Pig Ears and the 32oz Variety Pack Dog Treats are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kasel Associated Industries at (800) 218-4417 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT."


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As blog owner and Life's Abundance Independent Field Rep, I recommend you click below
to learn more about healthy dog supplements and treats which include pig ears treats
http://www.premium4pets.net/treats.html

Friday, October 5, 2012

Salmonella found in jerky treats for dogs

FDA Finds Salmonella in Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

The official FDA page is below:
 http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm322812.htm?source=govdelivery

October 5, 2012

FDA investigators found Salmonella bacteria in Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats at Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO, during a routine sampling inspection. Once notified of the results, the company recalled and ceased distribution of its product.

This sampling and recall is unrelated to jerky pet treats from China that are associated with reports of illness in dogs and cats. Information on that FDA investigation can be found online at http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ProductSafetyInformation/ucm319463.htm.

No other Kasel Associated Industries products are included in the recall of Nature’s Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats.

FDA is concerned about any food found to contain Salmonella and will post information for the public on any new bacterial outbreak that has the potential to sicken animals and humans who handle potentially contaminated products. FDA continues to caution individuals to thoroughly wash their hands after having contact with pet products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella may have some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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 any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.

Additional information on this recall can be found in the company’s recall announcement:
 http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm322471.htm.

Contact FDA

240-276-9300
240-276-9115 FAX
Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine
Communications Staff, HFV-12
7519 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Recall of Jerky Treats

Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk


Contact
Consumer: 800-218-4417


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - October 2, 2012 - Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its NATURE'S DELI CHICKEN JERKY 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.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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 symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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 any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.
The recalled Chicken Jerky Dog Treats were distributed to 57 Sam's Club locations in the following states: CO,IA,ID,IL,KS,MO,MT,NE,OK,SD,UT and WY.

The product comes in a clear plastic bag with the Nature's Deli logo containing 2.5 lbs chicken jerky marked with UPC bar code 647263800208. Kasel Industries is recalling lot number BEST BY 091913 DEN because this lot code tested positive through analysis by the FDA.

No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in connection with this product.
The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the FDA that revealed finished products contained the Salmonella bacteria. The company has ceased distribution of any lots that have possible contamination of the bacteria. No other products made by Kasel Associated Industries are included in the recall of 2.5 lbs packages of Chicken Jerky Dog Treats.

Consumers who have purchased the 2.5 lbs packages of Chicken Jerky Dog Treats are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kasel Associated Industries at (800) 218-4417 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.

FDA page for this recall is below:
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm322471.htm?source=govdelivery



jerky treat baag


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Brushing your Dog

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
From the Life's Abundance Newsletter: In this video Dr. Sarah goes over great tips on how to brush your dog's coat and so much more. Where to start, when to start, some items that may make it easier and more enjoyable for your dog and you.
"Courtesy of Life's Abundance"

Sunday, September 23, 2012

RECALL: Beef Bully Sticks

For the official FDA web page, click below

Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley American Beef
Bully sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk


Contact
Consumer:
1-800-218-4417

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 21, 2012 - Kasel Associated Industries of Denver, CO is voluntarily recalling its BOOTS & BARKLEY 6 COUNT 5 INCH AMERICAN BEEF BULLY STICKS 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.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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 symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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 any of these signs, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled American Beef Bully Sticks were distributed nationwide through Target retail stores from April through September 2012.

The product comes in a clear plastic bag containing 6 bully sticks marked with bar code number 647263899189. Kasel Industries is recalling all lot numbers because the following lot codes tested positive through analysis by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture: BESTBY20APR2014DEN, BESTBY01JUN2014DEN, BESTBY23JUN2014DEN, and BESTBY23SEP2014DEN.

No illnesses have been reported to date in animals or humans in connection with this problem.

The recall was the result of a routine sampling by the State of Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the Salmonella bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product while FDA and the company continue investigating as to the source of the contamination. No other products made by Kasel Associated Industries are included in the recall.

Consumers who have purchased the 6 count 5 inch packages of Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Kasel Associated Industries at 1-800-218-4417 Monday thru Friday from 7am to 5pm MDT.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Recall, dog food Breeder's Choice






The Food and Drug Administration web page for this recall is below

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm319021.htm?source=govdelivery

"Breeder's Choice Pet Food Recalls AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk"


Contact:
Consumer:
1-866-500-6286

Media:
Mark Newberg
847-330-5367

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 11, 2012 - Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The product affected by this recall is identified below and has the following "Best Before" dates:

Product Code/SKU/ Material # - 1000065074

UPC Code -0 5290702043 8

Size- 26 lb


Product Name/Description - AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula

Best Before Code (day/month/yr) - 
28 Aug 2013
29 Aug 2013
30 Aug 2013





Product and product lots that do not appear on the list above are not subject to this recall.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products 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 products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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 providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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.

No human or pet illnesses have been reported to-date. The recall notification is being issued based on a single manufacturing batch wherein a sample with the "Best Before" dates of August 28, 29 and 30, 2012 had a positive result for salmonella. The AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula product was originally manufactured on August 29, 2012 and distributed on August 30 and 31, 2012. Salmonella testing was conducted by Silliker, Inc. (Southern California Laboratory). Breeder's Choice Pet Foods has taken immediate action to remove the product from all applicable distribution centers and retail customers, and is fully investigating the cause.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington.

Consumers who have purchased the AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula product with the above-referenced "Best Before" dates are urged to contact Breeder's Choice Customer Service representatives.

A letter and instructions have been forwarded to all Breeder’s Choice Pet Food customers. Breeder’s Choice Customer Service representatives and company veterinarians are responding to inquires through the 1-866-500-6286 phone number and will answer any questions regarding pets that have been fed the product. Pet owners can also visit the Breeder’s Choice Pet Food website for more information http://www.avoderm.com/.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Dog Myths Debunked

Dr. Jane Bicks, Staff Veterinarian with Life's Abundance Pet Foods writes an awesome article about certain myths we may have about dogs:

We invite you to visit our Life's Abundance Pet Newsletter for August to find out more about these old wives tales....

Is my dog colorblind?

I know my dog is happy - Look at that tail wag!

A dog ages 7 years for every human year

Click below

http://www.premium4pets.net/Newsletters/august-12-Newsletter.html

Pet Life span is Determined by?

"Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
From the Life's Abundance Newsletter for August 2012:
Dr. Sarah, Sraff Veterinarian does an awesome job at explaining about pet life span.

You may be surprised to learn what factor really plays an important part of a pet's life.

Is it genetics? Is it what they eat?






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

Monday, July 30, 2012

Camping with your Dog

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
Thank you once again Dr. Sarah for the great information in this video for all the great tips for camping with your canine.  After you watch the video, please click below to view the check list and a printable form.


"Courtesy of Life's Abundance" Click Here or below to watch the video!
Please visit our newsletter to view your camping checklist!! http://www.premium4pets.net/Newsletters/july-12-Newsletter.html

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pedigree dog food recall

June 30, 2012 from the Pedigree site Visit http://www.pedigree.com/update/

"At PEDIGREE®, we care about all dogs and their safety and well-being is extremely important to us. For that reason, we have initiated a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk. Cans of this product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which broke off a conveyor belt during the production process. The issue has been resolved at our manufacturing facility by replacing a conveyor belt with a redesigned tracking mechanism. At Mars Petcare, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Please see detailed information on the affected products below. You can also reach us at 1-877-720-3335 from 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. CST if you have questions."

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MARS PETCARE US ANNOUNCES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF LIMITED RANGE OF PEDIGREE® BRAND WET DOG FOOD Franklin, Tennessee (June 30, 2012) – Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited range of three varieties of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food products due to a potential choking risk.
 
Affected product may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. The source of the plastic has been identified and the issue resolved. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, we have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

Affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States. Mars Petcare US is working with all of our distributors and retail customers to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory."

Recalled Pet Food Only cans of PEDIGREE® weight management canned dog food varieties with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the end of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.




No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of wet food, dry dog food, or dog treats.

At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com/update

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pet Mobility

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
Awesome video from Dr. Sarah, one of the staff veterinarians for Life's Abundance pet food.

Part of the aging series, Dr. Sarah demonstrates for older pets (and includes younger  pets)
some really great ideas for increasing strength and mobility in your pets.

Also discusses the many modalities that are out there by professionals vets who practice specifically in this field.

She discusses nutrition, weight issues, etc.

Don't miss this 5 minute video!


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Healthy Aging and Cancer

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
The Life's Abundance May Newsletter, Dr. Sarah discusses a not so great subject but one that is prevalent among canines and felines, cancer.

Not all bad news though as new research is promising!




"Courtesy of Life's Abundance"

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

CORRECTION for Diamond Recall: Dates

UPDATED: CORRECTED BEST BEFORE DATE

FDA page is below
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm304917.htm?source=govdelivery

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall

Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula Dry Dog Food

Production Code DSL 0801 Due to Small Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Contact:
Consumer:
866-918-8756

Media:
816-255-1974



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 21, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include its Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula dry dog food manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 due to potential exposure to Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported. The product was distributed in the following states: Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.



Pet owners may call toll-free at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6 pm EST. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.



The product is Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula. Only samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bag sizes are affected.



Production Code & Best Before Date

DSL0801, 20-Oct.-2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 20, 2011) DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012


DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011)


DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011)


DSL0801, (Samples)



Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have 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.



Individuals handling 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. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.



Expanded Diamond Recall

FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.



Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb &Rice Formula Dry Dog Food Production Code DSL 0801 Due to Small Potential for Salmonella Contamination

The FDA web page for this alert is below
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm304917.htm?source=govdelivery



Contact:
Consumer:
866-918-8756


Media:
816-255-1974


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 18, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include its Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula dry dog food manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 due to potential exposure to Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported. The product was distributed in the following states: Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

Pet owners may call toll-free at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 am – 6 pm EST. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may have caused pet owners and their pets.

The product is Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula. Only samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bag sizes are affected.

Production Code & Best Before Date
DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012
DSL0801, 26-Aug-2012
DSL0801, 27-Sept- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Sept. 27, 2011)
DSL0801, 18-Oct- 2012 (Product manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011 and packaged on Oct. 18, 2011)
DSL0801, (Samples)

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have 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.


Individuals handling 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. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Inspection Observation, Diamond Foods

The official FDA pdf document is below. Diamond Pet Food Processors of SC LLC, Gaston, SC, 483 (Inspectional Observations) Issued 4/20/2012 –

http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofGlobalRegulatoryOperationsandPolicy/ORA/ORAElectronicReadingRoom/UCM304252.pdf


As the blog owner, I suggest you take the time to read the entire document and ALL observations
I have listed only the first OBSERVATION noted in the above document :

OBSERVATION 1


All reasonable precautions are not taken to ensure that production procedures do contribute contamination from any source.
 
Specifically, no microbiological analysis is conducted or there assurance incoming animal fat will introduce pathogens into their and cause of finished product. Also, the firm's current sampling procedure for digest does preclude potential adulteration after during storage in warehouse. On 4/13/12, an employee was observed touching in-line filter oil with bare hands.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Correction codes Natural Balance recall


FDA we page for this is below:

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303918.htm?source=govdelivery
Correction to Date Code in Natural Balance Pet Foods’ Voluntary Recall Dated May 4, 2012 Due to the Potential for Salmonella Contamination

Contact:
Consumer:
(800) 829-4493

Media:
Daniel Bernstein
(310) 902-2554


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 11, 2012 - On May 4, 2012, Natural Balance Pet Foods announced a voluntary recall of certain dry pet food formulas manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods at their Gaston, South Carolina facility. Link to original press release: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm303042.htm

The original press release contained a typographical error in the Best By Date of one of the products listed. It stated a Best By Date of March 12, 2013 when it should have been March 13, 2013.



The incorrect Best By Date listed was:

5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88650-5

Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 12, 2013



The correct Best By Date is:

5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison Dog UPC# 7-23633-88650-5

Lot Code NBH0103 Best By Date: March 13, 2013



Natural Balance Pet Foods apologizes for any potential confusion this may have caused.



Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at (800) 829-4493(8am – 5pm, PST). Consumers may also go to http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/  for more information.



Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pet Food Recall - Solid Gold

Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc. Recalls Dog Food Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk



Contact:
Consumer:
(800) 364-4863
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 8, 2012 - Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc., El Cajon, California, announced a voluntary recall of one batch of WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food and one batch of Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog, both with a Best Before date of December 30, 2012, and an “X” in the 11th digit of the date code.

Solid Gold is voluntarily recalling the products below, distributed in the United States and Canada. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination.


Pets with Salmonella infections may have 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.


Individuals handling 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. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.



The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Solid Gold WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 33 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGB1201A31X.

4 lb identifying UPC 093766750005
15 lb identifying UPC 093766750012
33 lb identifying UPC 093766750029



Solid Gold WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 4 lb, 15 lb, and 28.5 lb, with a best before date of December 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGL1201A32X


4 lb identifying UPC 093766750050
15 lb identifying UPC 093766750067
28.5 lb identifying UPC 093766750081



Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner of 33 lb, 28.5 lb and 15 lb bags and the bottom of the 4 lb bags.



Other Solid Gold recipes, sizes or brands of food are not impacted by this voluntary recall.



Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (800) 364-4863 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 5:00 PM Pacific time).

Click Here for Label pictures

Click Here for the FDA web page for this recall

Saturday, May 5, 2012

One Wellness dog food recipe recall

Please visit the web page for more http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/news.aspx

Contacts:
Consumer Inquiries:
(877) 227-9587



Media Inquiries:
Meagan McCutcheon

Hunter PR
(212) 679-6600





WELLPET LLC VOLUNTARILY RECALLS ONE RECIPE

OF DRY DOG FOOD

DUE TO SALMONELLA AT DIAMOND PET FOODS’ FACILITY



Tewksbury, Mass. (May 4, 2012) – WellPet LLC announced a voluntary recall of one recipe of Wellness® dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond’s Gaston, South Carolina facility.

All Wellness products are tested for Salmonella and all lots tested negative prior to shipping to customers. The company is voluntarily recalling the select products below. This voluntary recall is being done out of an abundance of caution as these products were produced at the facility that has been linked to recent recalls of Diamond brand foods due to the threat of Salmonella.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have 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.

Individuals handling 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. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

The products involved in this voluntary recall are:

Wellness Complete Health® Super5Mix® Large Breed Puppy, 15 lb. and 30 lb. bags and 5 oz. sample bags with best by dates of JAN 9 2013 through JAN 11 2013.

Best by dates (lot codes) can be found on the back of the bag in the bottom right-hand corner.

No other WellPet recipes, sizes or brands of food are impacted by this voluntary recall.

"As a pet parent myself, I know how important peace of mind is when it comes to the health of our pets, and that is why we require that all of our products undergo testing for Salmonella, among other things," said Tim Callahan, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness® products. "All of these lots tested negative prior to being released for sale. We are voluntarily taking this additional step to further safeguard our dogs and to put our customers’ minds at ease."

The majority of Wellness natural products for pets are produced in WellPet’s own modern state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Mishawaka, Indiana. WellPet no longer purchases any products from Diamond Pet Foods.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, would like replacement product or have additional questions, may call us at (877) 227-9587 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM through 6:00 PM Eastern time and Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 AM through 5:00 PM Eastern time).

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Natural Balance Voluntarily Recall

Natural Balance web page for recall is below:
http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/home/NB_recall.html

To Our NB Community:

Natural Balance has just been notified by Diamond Pet Foods, one of our co-manufacturers, that certain Natural Balance dry food formulas produced in their Gaston, SC facility should be voluntarily recalled.

Although there have been no animal illnesses reported and none of our Natural Balance products included in the recall have tested positive for Salmonella, we have voluntarily initiated this recall as a precautionary measure.

The following is a list of products affected, for select sizes:
FormulaBest By Date
5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison DogDecember 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; March 12, 2013
15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison DogDecember 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012; March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013
28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Venison DogDecember 12, 2012; December 13, 2012; December 14, 2012; March 5, 2013; March 6, 2013; March 7, 2013; March 8, 2013; March 12, 2013
5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice DogDecember 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
15 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice DogDecember 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice DogDecember 10, 2012; December 21, 2012; December 22, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison DogDecember 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
15 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison DogDecember 9, 2012; December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Bison DogDecember 9, 2012; December 17, 2012; December 18, 2012; December 28, 2012; December 29, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Vegetarian DogDecember 9, 2012
28 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Large Breed BitesDecember 12, 2012; December 20, 2012; December 21, 2012
5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed BitesDecember 21, 2012
12.5 LB Natural Balance Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Dog Small Breed BitesDecember 21, 2012
Recalled products may have been distributed in the following states:

Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Canada.

States that are NOT affected include:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact our Customer Service team at (800) 829-4493 or email info@naturalbalanceinc.com. We will continue to update you as more information becomes available.

Sincerely,

Your Natural Balance Family

Investigation of a Multi-state Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to Dry Dog Food

Investigation of a Multi-state Outbreak of Salmonella Infantis Linked to Dry Dog Food
The FDA official web link, click below:
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/CORENetwork/ucm302904.htm?source=govdelivery




Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

What's in those Pet Treats?

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
Dr. Sarah shares with us why healthy treats are important as well as healthy food!



Please visit our site for more information of Lifes Abundance dog food, cat food treats an more!

Probiotics in Pet Food

Lately there are numerous commercials explaining gut health, good bacteria, special yogurt and more for humans and better health.

Could that be true for pets as well?

For me it has always been something important for my canine and feline family members. With Life's Abundance I feel confident feeding my pets not only because of the ingredients but the probiotics are listed in the guaranteed analysis.

 Please click below to read a great article from Dr. Jane Bicks, formulator of Life's Abundance pet food about probiotics.

 http://www.premium4pets.net/Newsletters/april-12-Newsletter.html


Recall, Expansion of Diamond Puppy Food

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall to Include Diamond Puppy Formula
due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

Food and Drug Administration page for recall
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm302514.htm?source=govdelivery

Contact:

Media
Diamond Pet Foods
816-255-1974

Consumer
Diamond Pet Foods
800-442-0402

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 30, 2012 - Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food. The company took this precautionary measure because sampling revealed Salmonella in the product. No dog illnesses have been reported.

Salmonella 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 with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

People infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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 providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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.

Only the Diamond Puppy Formula products meeting the following descriptions are recalled:

Description                                                Size                  Production Code       Best By Date
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food        40 lb.                DPP0401B22XJW      6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food        40 lb.                DPP0401A21XAW     6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food        40 lb.                DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food        40 lb.                DPP0401B21XDJ       7-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food        20 lb.                DPP0401B22XJW      6-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food       20 lb.                DPP0101C31XME      11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food       20 lb.                DPP0101C31XRB       11-Jan-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food      8 lb.                  DPP0401B2XALW      7-Apr-2013
Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food                 6 oz. samples DPP0401



The recalled Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food was manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods in Gaston, S.C., and distributed in the following 12 states:

    Alabama
    Florida
    Georgia
    Kentucky
    Maryland
    Michigan
    North Carolina
    Ohio
    Pennsylvania
    South Carolina
    Tennessee
    Virginia

The product may have been further distributed to additional states through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers that carry these products to remove them as quickly as possible from the supply chain. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may cause pet owners and their dogs.

Pet owners, who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, 8 am – 6 pm EST, Monday through Friday, or visit www.diamondpetrecall.com

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Diamond Expansion Recall

FDA page, please click below


http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm302137.htm?source=govdelivery


Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of One Production Run of Dry Dog Food Due to a Potential Health Risk
Recall is limited to one formula of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul distributed to 10 states


Contact:

Consumer:
Diamond Pet Foods
800-442-0402

Media:
Diamond Pet Foods
816-255-1974


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 26, 2012 -  Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light formula dry dog food. One bag of the product has tested positive for Salmonella, and the recall of the four production codes is being conducted as a precautionary measure. No dog illnesses have been reported.

 

Product Name   Bag Size  Production Code  Best By Date
 Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food  35 lb.  CLF0102B31XCW
  CLF0102B31XCW
  CLF0102B32XWR
  27/JAN/2013
  28/JAN/2013
  28/JAN/2013
 Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula – dry dog food  6lb.  CLF0102B3XALW  28/JAN/2013

 

 
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods and was distributed in Florida, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels. The company is working directly with distributors and retailers who carry these products to remove them from the supply chain.

Consumers who have purchased Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food with this specific production/lot code and best before date should discard the product. Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any potential issues this may have caused pet owners and their dogs.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have 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.

Individuals handling 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 some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.

Pet owners, who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods at 800-442-0402, or by visiting www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/information

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food is an expansion of an April 6 voluntary recall that included: 


 Product Name     Bag Size     Production Code & “Best Before” Code
 Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice     6lb     DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013
 Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice      20lb     DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
 Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice      40lb     DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013
 Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice      40lb     DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
 Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice      40lb     DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Background Information
On April 8, 2012, Diamond Pet Foods temporarily suspended delivery of all products made at its Gaston, S.C., plant. The company took this precautionary step immediately upon discovering a quality issue when it voluntary recalled on April 6, 2012, a limited number of batches of its Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice dry dog food produced at the plant, which was the potential that the product might be contaminated with Salmonella.



About Diamond Pet Foods
Founded in 1970, Diamond Pet Foods is a family owned and privately held company. Our mission is to provide the highest quality pet foods at an affordable price so that everyone, from a commercial kennel operation to a child feeding their first puppy or kitten, could afford high quality nutrition.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

RECALL: Diamond Pet Foods, Limited Amount

FDA official page
 http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm299606.htm?source=govdelivery


"Diamond Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of
Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk"

Recall is limited to one formula of Diamond Naturals distributed to 12 states; no illnesses reported



Contact:

Consumer:
Diamond Pet Foods
800-442-0402

Media:
Diamond Pet Foods
816-255-1974



"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 6, 2012 -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.

Individuals handling 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 some or all of the following symptoms: 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 providers.

Pets with salmonella infections may have 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.

The product, Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice, was distributed to customers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels.

Product Name                         Bag Size   Production Code          “Best Before” Code
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice  6lb        DLR0101D3XALW     Best Before 04 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice  20lb      DLR0101C31XAG     Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice  40lb      DLR0101C31XMF     Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice  40lb      DLR0101C31XAG     Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice  40lb      DLR0101D32XMS     Best Before 04 Jan 2013

Consumers who have purchased the Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice with the specific production and “Best Before” codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.

At Diamond Pet Foods, the safety of our products is our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may have caused. For further information or to obtain a product refund please call us at 800-442-0402 or visit www.diamondpet.com

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pet Teeth and Dental Care

Dr. Jane Bicks explains how your pet's teeth and dental health is so important.
  
Dental Disease Can Be Painful, Even Deadly
I'm sure all of you know that dental disease causes "doggie breath", but you may not be aware that chronic inflammation can cause pain, lead to infections, and serves as a precursor to much more serious issues. For instance, severe periodontal disease is significantly correlated with increased risk of heart disease, such as infected heart valves (Glickman et al., 2009). Chronically inflamed and infected gums also increase the risk for kidney disease, limiting the amount of toxins they can purify from the blood (Glickman et al., 2011). I'd ask that you keep in mind that inflamed and infected gums are just as painful for dogs as they are for humans, potentially lowering your companion animal's quality of life. The bottom line is, a healthier mouth makes for a happier dog!

Please visit the March 2012 newsletter to read more!
 http://www.premium4pets.net/Newsletters/march-12-Newsletter.html

Ticks

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
Dr. Sarah, Life's Abundance staff Veterinarian does an excellent job of explaining all about ticks, preventing them and some home remedies that do not work.







Saturday, February 25, 2012

Feline Digestive Disorders

From the Life's Abundance Pet Newsletter for February, 2012
Dr Jane Bicks shares about feline digestive disorders:

"Second only to upper-respiratory illness, digestive disorders are the chief reason for feline veterinary visits. Cats with digestive problems exhibit symptoms ranging from vomiting and diarrhea, to weight loss, constipation and excessive gas. While the causes are many, feline IBS and IBD are two common digestive disorders. On many occasions, they are mistaken for one another, which is unfortunate because they call for very different treatments. In this post, we'll cover the basics and try to clear up the confusion surrounding these disorders." Please click below to read the entire article

http://www.premium4pets.net/Newsletters/february-12-Newsletter.html

Lymph Nodes in Your Dog/Cat

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
From the February 2012 Life's Abundance Pet Newsletter, Dr. Sarah demonstrates where your pets' lymph nodes are and what size they should be and so much more.

Do you check your dog or cat's lymph nodes?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Life's Abundance Dog -- Best of Breed at Westminster

 Best of Breed at Westminster is a Life's Abundance Dog!

The Life's Abundance office shared with all the reps that the prized Mastiff, Seamus (full name, Beowulfs Bit O'Blarney) beat out 18 other Mastiffs to take a coveted Best of Breed prize at Westminster!

We couldn't help but share big smiles as he grandly galloped around the show ring at Madison Square Garden … after all, he’s a Life’s Abundance dog! Susann Everett is his proud breeder and Traci A McKeown-Weaver is his thrilled pet parent.

Both Traci and Susann are Life's Abundance Field Reps - In addition to running her Life’s Abundance business, Susann operates Beowulf Mastiffs Global, a nurturing breeding business.

Congratulations!

Click here to see the winner!

Click here to watch the video!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Canine Vestibular Disease or CVD

 "Courtesy of Life's Abundance"
From the January 2012 Life's Abundance Pet Newsletter:
Dr. Sarah, Staff Veterinarian with Life's Abundance goes over Canine Vestibular Disease or CVD:

This video discusses what to look for as well as symptoms.  My Golden Retriever had experienced this and Dr. Sarah is correct when she explains the absolute panic that can set in when viewing your canine having an episode.

She discussed what to look for, how it can be treated and how it feels to your dog experiencing this.

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




Also! Read an awesome article from Dr. Jane in this month newsletter about "Home Design with Your Pets in Mind", click below
http://www.premium4pets.net/Newsletters/january-12-Newsletter.html