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June 2010

Do you refer to your dog as your best friend that would do anything for you? Your furbaby loves you so much that he or she would even give their life for you and with an unconditional love like that, you owe it to your precious furbaby to keep them healthy and happy for years to come. What is the best way to do that? One way to do that is to feed a superior food. Lifes Abundance Dog & Puppy Food is a wholesome, superior food that is recommended... Read more →


Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement for Dogs From United Pet Group Recalled Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

From: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm216903.htm United Pet Group Voluntarily Recalls Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin Supplement for Dogs Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk Media Contact: Carey Phelps (770) 360-5292 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE –- June 22, 2010 – United Pet Group, Cincinnati, Ohio is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of its PRO-PET ADULT DAILY VITAMIN Supplement tablets for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of this recall. The product was sold nationally at various retailers. The product comes in 100-count white plastic bottles with a light blue... Read more →


What Is The Shelf Life Of Dog & Cat Food?

Look at the Best By date. Know the manufacturer shelf life of the pet food. Shelf life varies from 1 year to 3 years for dry foods, 18 months to 3 years for canned foods. If the Best By date on the packaging is six months in the future, the food is six months old IF the manufacturer shelf life is 1 year. However, if the Best By date on the package is six months in the future, the food would be 2 1/2 years old if the manufacturer shelf... Read more →


Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food Recall

From http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/natural-balance-pet-foods-inc-announces-a-voluntary-recall-of-natural-balance-sweet-potato--chicken-dry-dog-food-due-to-a-possible-health-risk-96675044.html Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Announces a Voluntary Recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food Due to a Possible Health Risk PACOIMA, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA, announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the "Best By" date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall notification is... Read more →


The Health Benefits of Medicinal Mushrooms

There are a variety of medicinal mushrooms that can be taken to improve health. Used for thousands of years in Traditional Chinese Medicine, medicinal mushrooms contain powerful benefits that can help boost the immune system and offer the body a natural way to defend itself against its daily encounters with environmental toxins. The popularity of medicinal mushrooms in the West has been increasing rapidly in recent years, much in part to the growing need for natural and alternative health remedies. There is even a host of scientific research studies that... Read more →


P&G Recalls Specific Iams Canned Cat Foods Due to Low Levels of Thiamine (Vitamin B1)

From: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pg-recalls-specific-canned-cat-foods-due-to-low-levels-of-thiamine-vitamin-b1-95985019.html CINCINNATI, June 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE: PG) is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Iams canned cat food in North America as a precautionary measure. Diagnostic testing indicated that the product may contain insufficient levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1), which is essential for cats. Cats that were fed these canned products as their only food are at greater risk for developing signs of thiamine deficiency. The following Iams canned cat foods are included: Product Name Date on Bottom of Can Iams... Read more →


The Importance Of Pet Insurance

Near-term costs. Long-term savings. That’s exactly what pet insurance, just like your health insurance (if you’re fortunate enough to be covered), offers pet parents. And in difficult economic times, pet insurance may be the answer to escalating vet bills. Veterinary charges continue to rise, largely due to the fact that procedures once used exclusively for human diagnoses (like CAT-scans and MRI’s) are much more commonly used for diagnosing companion animals. Presently, only 3% of companion animals are insured in America. And yet, that’s still a 50% increase in only one... Read more →


Shedding And Healthy Coats For Dogs & Cats

The splendor of summer is right around the bend. We are approaching the season when children, freed from studies, populate the neighborhood, friends and families hold cook-outs, and we find ourselves preoccupied with the health our pet’s coats. There’s a reason for our annual fixation. Dogs usually begin to lose their winter coats in early spring, when it is gradually replaced by a shorter, lighter coat suited to the summer months. The amount of shedding varies widely from breed to breed. For example, the pet parents of German Shepherds will... Read more →


Quality Coverage You – And Your Pet – Can Depend On. You already do what you can nutritionally to keep your companion animal healthy. But, if your pet isn’t covered by a health insurance policy, you run the risk of financial setbacks in the future. With low monthly payments and minimal co-pays, our coverage makes quality vet care possible for everyone. Policies range from simple accidental coverage to more comprehensive protection, including illness, surgery, hospitalization and wellness care. Plan for a healthier future together. Enjoy the confidence that comes from... Read more →