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April 2009

Feds Deny NUTRO Investigation; Witnesses Say Otherwise

April 29, 2009 - Another update.... A division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has denied that it is investigating NUTRO Products Inc., whose pet foods are the subject of more than 700 complaints from consumers who say their dogs and cats became ill and, in some cases, died after eating NUTRO products. But consumers who fed their dogs NUTRO have confirmed that FDA inspectors came to their homes investigating their pets' deaths. And the FDA is still refusing to release information about NUTRO, saying that to do... Read more →


FDA confirms Nutro not under investigation

April 28, 2009 FDA Statement on Nutro Products, Inc. FDA is clarifying that Nutro Products, Inc. is not currently under investigation. FDA does not typically confirm or deny the existence of an FDA investigation. It has recently come to our attention, however, that a media report incorrectly concluded and reported that Nutro Products, Inc. was the subject of an investigation. Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Communications Staff, HFV-12 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855 Telephone: (240) 276-9300 FAX: (240) 276-9115 Internet Web Site: https://www.fda.gov/cvm Read more →


2 Great Reviews of Life's Abundance - Plus Win a Bag of Dog or Cat Food!

The dogs in America have spoken - Life's Abundance dog food and HealthyPetNet treats are pawesome! Be sure to visit Davey (he's an adorable puggle) and his review by clicking here. Davey's site is also hosting a contest til May 3 where you can enter to win a free bag of Life's Abundance dog or cat food so be sure to enter! The ever fun loving, extremely cute KaleyCorgi also did a review! Be sure to check out the agility corgi and see how much she loved Life's Abundance by... Read more →


Romeo The Cat (and Pugsley too) Twittering Their Paws For A Rescue Cause

Millions of cats and dogs are given to rescues and shelters each year. A new statistic is showing a dramatic rise in the number of cats and dogs being "turned in" because their owners can't afford to keep them due to the economy. If you have ever been to a shelter you will see all the hard work that it takes to run the shelter every day. On top of daily duties there is fundraising to be done to make sure the doggies and kitties are feed, have treats, given... Read more →


Why Isn't Life's Abundance Dog & Cat Food Organic?

Over the past 6 years this is the most frequently asked question I would say people have. Most people have it in their minds that organic is always best. We asked Dr Jane Bicks, formulator of HealthyPetNet products this question. Here is her answer.... I would love to have an all organic food as long as it fit my mission statement. My mission is to formulate and produce food with the best nutrition I can give to a dog and cat. Unfortunately, organic meats are still hard to come by.... Read more →


More Dog & Cat Food Recalls & Info

It doesn't seem to stop. Once you read an article about one recall it just leads you to many others. Here is some more recall info: Canidae Lawsuit - In spite of widespread complaints of pet illness, Canidae has yet to issue a voluntary recall of its foods. Last year, the company issued a statement explaining that it had changed the food’s formulation and that pets needed to be transitioned gradually from the old to the new formula. Specifically, the company cited the new food’s “increased levels of meat protein”... Read more →


FDA Confirms Probe of NUTRO Pet Food Deaths, Illnesses

Menu Foods earlier revealed it was the target of a federal probe By Lisa Wade McCormick ConsumerAffairs.com Copyright 2009 © All Rights Reserved April 20, 2009 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that the agency is investigating NUTRO pet food, following a series of unexplained illnesses and deaths. Consumers have been complaining for more than two years that their pets have become ill after eating NUTRO products; many have recovered when they were switched to other foods. The company has steadfastly denied that its food is to... Read more →


Natural Companies Being Bought Out To Look Healthier

I was just reading an article about how companies that have been offering natural, safe products are being bought out by bigger companies that haven't had the best track records in terms of "being safe." It's a smart move on their part - let the little natural company build up a trusted name for itself, by it and make you look better - like you care. Oh, wait - that's not happening because some of those companies are dropping the brand they bought. For example Odwalla was purchased by Coca-Cola.... Read more →


Calling All Pet Lovers - The Purrfect Opportunity For You & Your Pets

You've seen the headlines. It's impossible to avoid them. Every time you watch TV or read a newspaper, you hear about the struggling economy. If you have access to a computer (which you obviously do if you are reading this!) and a telephone, you can own your own pet business within minutes. With everyone feeling the crunch in today's economy, now is the perfect time to start your own business. It's your chance to to supplement your income and one day soon, say goodbye to your mainstream job and hello... Read more →


Keeping Your Dog & Cat Safe From Toxins In The Home

We often get calls and emails from concerned dog and cat parents that their dog is licking uncontrollably or is losing hair all of a sudden or they are sick and no one can figure out why. The first thing I ask is if anything has changed inside or outside of their homes or if they are using any new products. Dogs and cats love to explore, taste, rub against and roll around in all sorts of things—many of which contain harmful toxins. Their sense of smell is thousands of... Read more →


Here's some new Tupperware offers! The buy 1 get 1 set is really nice - and also the Tumblers at 1/2 off! Great for summer around the pool and patio! 7-pc. Summer Fun Set Buy 1 Set get 1 FREE! 2 sets for $60! Includes two each of 2-cup, 3-cup, 4-cup, 8-cup and 12-cup Wonderlier® Bowls. Also includes two sets of the Small Hourglass Salt & Pepper Shakers. Mother's Day Lunch Set - $50 now $30! Little Bit of Everything Set - $34 now $11.50 with $80 purchase! Tumbler Collection... Read more →


Marley & Me - The Movie

So Marley & Me is billed as a comedy - hmmmmm - apparently the writers don't know what the word comedy means. I really didn't like this movie because it should have been upfront and said "sad" not heartwarming. Heartwarming to me is something that makes you feel good - all this movie did was make me sad. Another big point in the movie is they show Purina Puppy Chow and Purina bags quite often. Ok, so we get it Purina sponsored them however now it makes all the new... Read more →