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July 2011

Nestle Purina Recalls Limited Number of Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk

ST. LOUIS, July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010. This is being done because some bags of the product have been found to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food with both the "Best By" date and the production code shown are included in this... Read more →

Dog & Cat Joint Relief Treatment - Dramatically Improve Your Pet's Mobility Due To Sore Joints

Conventional dog & cat joint pain care involves a routine that is very similar to those suggested for humans, including changing the diet, incorporating regular exercise and taking anti-inflammatory drugs to ease swelling and pain. Common signs of joint pain in an animal include: * Reluctance to walk, climb stairs, jump or play. * Limping * Lagging behind on walks * Difficulty rising from a resting position * Yelping or meowing in pain when touched * A personality change resisting touch Over the counter drugs such as aspirin may dampen... Read more →

Natura Pet Food Class Action Lawsuit (Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature, and Karma Dog and Cat Food)

From: Class Action Lawsuits In The News Natura Pet Products Class Action Settlement Of Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature & Karma Dog or Cat Food Product Class Action Lawsuit July 15, 2011 If you purchased Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature, or Karma dog or cat food products, you could get a payment from a class action settlement. A federal judge has entered an order for preliminary approval of a class action settlement of a class action lawsuit against Natura Pet Products, Inc. (“Natura Pet Products” or... Read more →

Does Your Dog Or Cat Have Hot Spots? Here Is How To Relieve Hot Spots Naturally

What are Hot Spots? Hot spots (also refered to as acute moist dermatitis) are a common skin condition found in dogs and cats with long hair or thick, dense undercoats. Hot spots are characterized by moist, raw, circular-shaped lesions which are inflamed. They are painful and usually found on the head, along the chest and over the hip area. Your pet will bite, lick and scratch the lesion causing further inflammation and irritation of the skin. The lesions usually appear suddenly and increase dramatically in size. Dog breeds such as... Read more →

How To Ease Your Pet's Stress During Thunderstorms

Pets can be just as affected by thunder and lightning storms as humans can be. While pet owners whose animals remain strangely detached throughout such an episode might feel very blessed, those sensitive pets that become frightened, scared or paralyzed with fear, usually turn to their owners for support when they themselves cannot cope or understand the distress. Fear of thunderstorms (as well as other loud noises such as fireworks and gunshots), is called noise phobia. Learning to recognize the signs of noise phobia in your pet will help your... Read more →

Do Certain Foods Influence Those With ADHD?

As ADHD is a controversial issue, the possible role that certain foods play in influencing the various symptoms of ADHD (and related behavior) is also a hotbed of discussion. A number of diets have been suggested for children with symptoms of attention deficit disorder or ADHD. Various studies have reported behavioral improvement with diets that restrict possible allergens in the diet. As a parent or caregiver, you may want to discuss specific food plans with a health care professional, homeopath or naturopath and look at implementing an elimination diet of... Read more →