RECALL: Performance Dog Raw Food

Recall of Performance Raw Dog Food. Continue reading

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RECALL: Steve’s Real Food for Dogs & Cats

Latest dog and cat food recall by Steve’s Real Food and Northland Natural Pet. Continue reading

RECALL: Dr. King’s Natural Pet Products

Dr. King’s Natural pet products recalled and announced by FDA. Continue reading

Recall: G&C Raw Cat and Dog Food

The FDA announced that G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 1–lb containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 2-lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria … Continue reading

Let’s Not Jump About the FDA Investigation on Legumes and Potatoes

FDA Logo         The FDA released yesterday afternoon to alert pet owners and veterinary professionals about reports of canine dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in dogs eating certain pet foods containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds, or potatoes as main ingredients.  Since DCM most often happens in large breed dogs, we should not jump into action and stop feeding our dogs grain-free food because of this FDA investigation without a conclusion or consulting your holistic DVM.

If you read the complete bulletin that was released, canine diets in cases reported to the FDA “frequently list potatoes or multiple legumes such as peas, lentils, other “pulses” (seeds of legumes), and their protein, starch and fiber derivatives early in the ingredient list, indicating that they are main ingredients”.  I do not agree with these being the main ingredients for dogs and since it could be a taurine deficiency, as dogs should be fed strong levels of beef, lamb, dark chicken meat, eggs, seaweed, krill and brewer’s yeast. In addition, raw meat is fairly known for its richness in taurine.

If you are a client of a holistic DVM, I would consult with them first before a decision is made on changing your form of food; whether that is commercial, raw or cooked homemade food.

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Are You Eating Insects and Your Dog Too?

Did you know that insects are being used as a protein in dog food and now I find out it is being added to human food products too.  Where have I been for the past several years while this movement … Continue reading

The Story Behind the Pentobarbital in National Dog Food Recall

ABC7 television station in Washington, DC, investigated and exposed how the euthanasia drug was found at high levels in dog food.  Soon after the FDA investigated to find even higher levels than thought in many nationally distributed dog foods.

Brands involved were:  Smucker’s subsidiary, Big Heart Brands – the maker of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy dog foods.

I have hyperlinked the two reports to give you the details and history behind the recall and one family that is still mourning the death of their beloved dog.

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RECALL: Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics -Sugar Glider Formula

On behalf of our Diabetic Dog Bakery friends and family, we are posting this in case you are the adoptive parent of a Sugar Glider.  They are so cute!

Vitakraft Sun Seed Inc. of Weston, OH, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Sugar Glider       Sunseed Sugar Glider Formula - Exotics

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Vitakraft Sun Seed was notified on April 13, 2018, by the Michigan Department of Agriculture that Salmonella was detected in an inspection sample of product from Lot Number 271391. The tests which discovered the bacteria were part of random testing regularly performed by the State of Michigan on various consumer products, and not prompted by any consumer concerns. To date there have been no reports of illness.

Products matching the specific lot number below are being recalled:

UPC # DESCRIPTION LOT Exp:
87535-20060 Sunseed Vita Prima Exotics Sugar Glider Formula, 28oz 271391 12/20/19

“The health and happiness of our customers and their animal companions is always our top priority. We initiated our recall procedure as soon as we were notified of this issue so we could make sure pet owners were informed,” said Brent Weinmann, President & CEO of Vitakraft Sun Seed.

The product was distributed to the following states: CA, FL, IL, MI, NJ, NV, OH, PA, and TX, as well as Edmonton, Alberta in Canada. Retailers and distributors who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves. Consumers who have purchased a product from the recalled lot should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Customers who have further questions are welcome to contact Customer Service at 1-800-221- 6175, Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 5:00pm EST.

RECALL: TruPet LLC Voluntarily Recalls Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper

TruPet, LLC of Milford, OH, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer on April 17, 2018 because the products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recall is limited to 400 cases of the product, as identified below.

The following affected “Boost Me” products were distributed in the continental USA via online retailer Chewy.com and TruDog.com through direct delivery:

Affected product can be identified by comparing the following lot number: “Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer” with “lot number #20190531 13815 “.

No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recall is being issued in an abundance of caution following the FDA’s collection of a retail sample from a single batch which tested positive. No illnesses have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer are urged to return effected product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may call the company at 800-476-8808 for additional information.

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RECALL: OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Dog Food

OC Raw Dog Chicken-Fish-Produce         The OC Raw Dog, LLC recalled their 2nd raw frozen products on Friday, April 20, 2018 and involved listeria.

The recall involves OC Raw Dog chicken, fish and produce frozen raw dog food covering four varieties that were recalled after the NJ Dept. of Agriculture found listeria in product samples. The listeria recall is limited to the 3-pound Meaty Rox bags; 4-pound Slider Bags; 6.5-pound Doggie Dozen Patty Bags; or 7-pound Meaty Rox Bags. The information can be found on the back lower left corner with a sticker stating lot #3652 and an expiration date of October 11, 2018.

This recalled lot #3652 went to distributors in Florida, Maryland, California, Colorado,  Minnesota, Vermont and Pennsylvania.  Distribution was to specialty retail stores in an undisclosed amount of states.

The CDC stated that 1,600 people get listeria each year in the USA and 260 directly related deaths.

SYMPTOMS:  Pets with listeria can suffer from diarrhea, fever, anorexia, muscle, respiratory problems, even death.  With light infection and no symptoms, listeria can be  transferred to humans. By handling food with listeria or using unclean surfaces that contaminated food has touched, is another way to pass listeria. Pregnant women, newborns, senior citizens and people with compromised immune systems are most vulnerable to listeria.

Customers with these products should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Anyone with questions can call 1-844-215-DOGS, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Eastern time.