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February 2013

This is from the Delmar Law Group website: NUTRO DOG FOOD LITIGATION – CLASS ACTION CASE SETTLED IN SAN DIEGO SUPERIOR COURT On September 11, 2012, the Del Mar Law Group, LLP (led by class action lawyers John Donboli and Sean Slattery) obtained a Final Approval Order and Judgment against The Nutro Company in San Diego Superior Court. The case alleged that Nutro misled consumers by claiming that its dog food products contained live Bacillus microbials. In fact, the dog food products at issue were sold with a “Guaranteed Analysis”... Read more →

Evangers Pet Food Owner, Joel Sher, In The News AGAIN

In 2011, Evangers also received a Warning from the FDA where they didn't find Duck in the Duck pet food or Lamb in the Lamb pet food - Read the warning here - There was never a recall - just an FDA warning to them This story originally started back in 2010. Joel Sher had allegedly offered $5,000 to a witness in exchange for changing testimony in a case from 2010 where he is accused of ordering his company employees to divert nearly $2 million worth gas and power lines... Read more →

From the FDA Kasel Associates Industries Recalling Certain Pet Treats Due to Salmonella Contamination Boots and Barkley, Colorado Naturals, Nature’s Deli among brands affected Contact Consumer: 888-INFO-FDA Media: Jalil Isa 240-402-3157 Siobhan DeLancey 240-276-9356 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 21, 2013 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that Kasel Associates Industries Inc. is recalling all pet treats it manufactured from April 20 through Sept. 19, 2012 due to potential contamination with Salmonella. Kasel has issued three previous recall notices for specific products manufactured during this time period.... Read more →

2/22/2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hy-Vee issues voluntary recall of certain dog food products Routine testing identifies higher-than-normal contaminant levels in select products WEST DES MOINES, IA – Hy-Vee, Inc. today issued a voluntary recall of certain bags of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a chemical contaminant commonly found in corn. Routine random tests conducted by the Iowa Department of Agriculture indicated higher-than-normal levels of aflatoxin in some samples of Hy-Vee dog food produced at a Kansas City plant operated by Pro-Pet, LLC. Aflatoxin is a naturally occurring... Read more →

Kaytee Recalls Bird Treats and Greens Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination from Parsley Flakes

Contact: Consumer: Kaytee 1-800-Kaytee1 (800 529-8331) Media: Mark Newberg 847-330-5367 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 19, 2013 - Kaytee Products is recalling several bird treats and greens items due to possible contamination of Salmonella from parsley flake ingredients supplied to Kaytee by Specialty Commodities, Inc., an outside supplier to Kaytee. Product Code/SKU/ Material #UPC CodeSizeProduct Name/DescriptionBest Before Code (day/month/yr) 100032244 7185940410 2 lb Kaytee Fiesta Max Canary/Finch 9/28/2013 through 5/7/2014 100032881 7185900431 3.5 oz Kaytee Honey Treat - Parakeet 12/6/2013 through 5/29/2014 100032922 7185955027 7 oz Kaytee Honey Treat -... Read more →

From Honest Kitchen - 2/21/13 1. Why are you announcing this recall? We are voluntarily recalling five lots of our Thrive, Verve and Zeal pet food products produced between August and November 2012 and sold nationwide in the US and Canada via retail stores, mail order and online after August 2012 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. We are taking this action after learning that one of our raw ingredients suppliers has recalled a batch of human-grade parsley that many contain Salmonella. The batch of parsley... Read more →

Contact Consumer: 1-877-729-8668 Media: 201-854-6157 Ext. 162 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - February 20, 2013 - Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, ID is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky Products because they 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... Read more →

Nature's Variety News - February 15, 2013 NATURE’S VARIETY ISSUES VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ONE BATCH OF INSTINCT® RAW ORGANIC CHICKEN FORMULA FOR DOGS & CATS DUE TO POSSIBLE HEALTH RISK Nature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of one batch of Instinct® Raw Organic Chicken Formula with a "Best if Used By" date of 10/04/13. This action is being taken because pieces of clear plastic may be found in some bags and could cause a potential choking risk to pets. The source of plastic has been identified and the issue... Read more →

Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) is a progressive, long term degeneration of the cartilage of the joints. DJD is common in older cats although many show no symptoms of lameness. Instead, cats frequently will have difficulty grooming, jumping up or using the litter box. Some cats appear stiff when they walk, become very grouchy or do not wish to be touched. DJD can occur secondary to obesity, trauma, abnormal wear on the joints,or congenital joint diseases like hip dysplasia. In many cases, aged cats have simply worn out their joints from... Read more →

Dental care is just as important to your dog or cat as it is to you. For me, brushing is out of the question - my dog's just won't tolerate it. So instead, I've chosen to give them healthy dental treats and bones to keep their teeth and gums clean. My dog's have been eating Life's Abundance Dental Treats and Porkhide Bones for years. As they are reaching their senior years...7, 8 and 11...I am happy to report (and so is their vet) that their teeth are in great shape... Read more →