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April 2008

March 2008

Pet Food Recall: Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat

A Canadian made dog treat is being voluntarily recalled due to salmonella.. PRESENCE OF SALMONELLA BACTERIA IN ROLL OVER PORK TENDERS PREMIUM DOG TREAT OTTAWA, March 13, 2008 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. are warning consumers not to purchase or use the Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat described below. This product may be contaminated with the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis in humans. The affected Roll Over Pork Tenders Premium Dog Treat was sold in 50 g packages bearing UPC 0... Read more →


Identification for Dogs & Cats - Keeping Pets Safe

I read heartbreaking statistics about lost pets and accidents that could have been avoided with just a little planning. Our companion animals are family members and they can't always protect themselves. That's our job as pet parents. So here are a couple of things to help keep your pet safe during this glorious Spring season. Even though I am sure that you keep a close eye on your companion animal when outdoors, a number of things can happen to separate you. If this does take place, the proper identification will... Read more →


100 Calorie Snack Packs - Worth The Price?

100 Calorie Snack Packs are all the rage. They are easy to track calories but most of them aren't very nutritious and are very costly. They typically cost more per ounce than larger serving packages. It seems as though each day there are more and more "mini" 100 calorie snack packs available of your favorite foods and the television advertises them non-stop. Are 100-calorie bags worth the cost? "We are a nation on the go, looking for convenience and used the right way, there is nothing wrong with them," said... Read more →


Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats Recalled

The Hartz Mountain Corporation is voluntarily recalling a second specific lot of Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats due to concerns that bottles within the lot may have been potentially contaminated with Salmonella. Hartz is fully cooperating with the US Food and Drug Administration in this voluntary recall. Hartz recalled a specific lot code of Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats last November due to similarconcerns. Both lot codes were manufactured for Hartz by UFAC (USA) Inc. in 2007, and were removed from distribution last November. However, bottles from the second lot... Read more →


Is Your Pet Food On The Recall List?

On March 15, 2007, FDA learned that certain pet foods were sickening and killing cats and dogs. FDA found contaminants in vegetable proteins imported into the United States from China and used as ingredients in pet food. A portion of the tainted pet food was used to produce farm animal feed and fish feed. FDA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture discovered that some animals that ate the tainted feed had been processed into human food. Government scientists have determined that there is very low risk to human health from... Read more →


What Is BHT In Dog & Cat Food?

Do you know what BHT is? Do you wonder when you see it listed in your dog and cat food ingredients if it is good for your pet? BHT or Butylated hydroxytoluene is made from petroleum or coal tar. BHT is found in most synthetic fragrances. It contains toluene. Chronic exposure has been linked to anemia, lowered blood count, liver or kidney damage, and effects on developing fetuses. BHT is NOT good for pets or humans! Please read your labels and think twice before purchasing products with BHT as a... Read more →


Pet Food Recall Lawsuit

Nationwide Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Pet Food Companies and Retailers For Misleading Consumers Regarding the Contents of Pet Food. “Premium” Pet Food Marketed and Sold as “Complete and Balanced” Has Historically Contained Such Items as Euthanized Dogs and Cats, Restaurant Grease, Hair, Hooves, and Diseased Animals, and Other Inedible Garbage. Read More About The Pet Food Lawsuit Read more →


Keeping Our Pets Safe by Dr Jane Bicks

Keeping Our Pets Safe Although I live in Florida, it still gets cold here on my small farm in the winter. In fact, just recently the overnight temperature was forecast to fall to 35 degrees and I made sure that all my outside animals were safe and warm and my dog, Otto, and his feline playmates were just as comfortable inside the house. This experience reminded me of how hard the winter cold can be on our companion animals. It can even be deadly at times. And while I am... Read more →