Blue Buffalo Supplier Pleads Guilty to Feathers in Food

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Documentary Reveals Why a Raw Diet Can Be Best For Your Pooch

Dr Becker Documentary Fooled

Article written by Pam Powell in the Daily Journal – Kankakee, IL about Dr. Karen Becker’s documentary “Fooled”, directed by Kohl Harrington.  The documentary is about the dangers of ingredients commonly found in big-brand pet foods.

Dr. Karen Becker has the knowledge and understanding on the dangers of what we could feed our furry family members and I have heeded her warnings in the past.  We have fed our bassets hounds homemade cooked meals for about 10 years with confident results in health and wellness. Decide for yourself after viewing her documentary.

Dr. Becker is an integrative wellness veterinarian and an animal advocate. Her goal has always been to help pet parents create wellness in order to prevent illness in the lives of their pets.

Recall: Purina Wet Dog Food

Purina Recall 3-11-16Purina discovered through their own internal quality tests, that some of the 10-oz. wet dog food tubs may not contain the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals.

They have voluntarily recalled select lots of 10-oz. tubs under the Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends and Pro Plan Savory Meals.  To see their complete list and next steps….

RECALL: Blue Buffalo Wilderness Chew Bones

Blue Buffalo Wilderness BonesFDA reported on Wednesday of this week, that Blue Buffalo has voluntarily recalled one lot of the Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chew Bones, due to the potential of Salmonella poisoning.

The product was distributed starting November 19, 2015 in PetSmart stores located in the following 9 states: California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The recalled product comes individually shrink-wrapped in plastic with the UPC number 840243110087 printed on a sticker affixed to the product, and an expiration date of November 4, 2017, printed as “exp 110417” on the shrink-wrap.

Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall are urged to dispose of the product or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at: 888-641-9736 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday and the weekend of November 28, 2015, or by email at Bluebuffalo4260@stericycle.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

Is Alfalfa Safe For Your Dog (or Cat)

Alfalfa is an ingredient in many commercially available dog and cat foods, and according to PetfoodIndustry.com, consumers are beginning to ask whether this forage belongs in their pet’s diet.

Although alfalfa has some health attributes as a green food, including a whole food source of phytonutrients, there are several reasons to avoid making alfalfa a primary source of protein in your pet’s diet, including the fact that plant-based protein is far from ideal for carnivores.

Check out the complete article that Dr. Becker goes into details on this important ingredient to avoid in our dog and cat daily food.

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Diabetic Dog Nutrition – Part 1 Released

Tracey Patterson  has posted on You Tube again and has some very good points about nutrition for dogs in general, as she speaks from experience with a diabetic dog.  This is part one of her Diabetic Dog Boot Camp series, that was released this week. Sign up for her RSS feed and receive Part 2 when released.

It took me many months reading books and talking with several vets, to understand how to make homemade meals for my own dogs. Now…it is the only way to go and they dance for their meals. No more emergency vet bills, no more sick dogs and only healthy skin, fur and guts.  Through the appalling and numerous dog food recalls, along with treat recalls…we decided many years ago to start making our dogs fresh, organic and nutritious food. I soon learned that Daisy’s blood sugar became stable and she needed less insulin on a daily basis. Isn’t this our ultimate goal?

I will be posting several recipes soon and talking about adding ‘bone powder’ to our dog’s food.