RECALL: Blue Ridge Beef (dog or kitten)

blue-ridge-beef-dog-food-recall    Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two (2) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a 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 surface exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

The affected products are sold in 2 lb chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

Lot #mfd ga8516
Beef for dogs
UPC code 8542980011009
Lot #mfd ga81216
Kitten grind
UPC code 854298001016

The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:

  • NC
  • SC
  • GA
  • FL
  • AZ
  • TX


What caused the Recall:

This recall was initiated after the FDA received two complaints associated with these products, including one complaint of two kitten illnesses and one complaint of a puppy death. Subsequent testing by the FDA of a 2 lb chub of beef for dogs and kitten grind collected at a veterinary office revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There is no direct evidence linking these unfortunate instances to contaminated product.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

What to do:

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of beef for dogs or kitten grind are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at


RECALL: Nutro Chewy Apple Dog Treats

As report by PetSmart, MARS Petcare has issued a voluntary recall of their Nutro Chewy Apple Treats for dogs, due to potential mold.


Product Description


Product UPC


Recalled Lot Codes



Lots codes beginning with ‘4 50’, ‘5 02’, ‘5 03’, OR ‘5 05’ (regardless of best by date).

The Lot Codes are located on the bottom of the bag under the “Best By” date as shown below:

Nutro Recalled Dog Treat

Stop feeding this product to your pet and bring any remaining Nutro 4 oz. Apple Chewy Treats affected by this recall, to a retailer for a full refund.

If you have questions about this voluntary recall, please contact Nutro Customer Service at 1-800-833-5330.


RECALL: Centinela Duck Jerky Treats Withdrawn From Market

The Dog Food Advisor announced yesterday that on October 16, 2015, Centinela Feed and Pet Supplies of Torrance, California, announced it was voluntarily withdrawing all Welcome Home Duck Jerky and Duck Treats from its stores.

Learn more at:

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RECALL: Dave’s Dry Dog Food

On December 1, 2015,  Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, Massachusetts, had confirmed it is voluntarily recalling a batch of their Dave’s Simply the Best dry dog food.  A consumer complained that an odor was present after purchase but wasn’t sure what was causing the odor.

The product involved was one batch with the ‘Best Use By’ date of October 15, 2016.

Southern Tier Pet Nutrition is the co-packer of the recalled batch and tested the samples submitted by the consumer and tested high in peroxide, which indicated the product was rancid. The company felt that the rice brand was the issue and destroyed any remaining totes.

Questions should be referred to the company directly at 1-888-763-2738.

Happy Thanksgiving Friends of the Diabetic Dog Bakery!

Wholesale GobblersEven though Thanksgiving is an American Holiday steeped in family tradition, there are never enough occasions to be grateful for what we have in family, career and friends that we hold dear.

We at the Diabetic Dog Bakery, hold our canine friends in the highest regard and with that said, we have recalculated using the top 5 low-carb and low-fat GF flours into our Healthy Hearts, Bark Boxes and Gobblers. These flours include: hazelnut, almond, coconut, soy and Golden flaxseed.

To celebrate the best limited ingredient diabetic dog treats on the market, we are offering 15% off on Healthy Hearts, Bark Boxes and Gobbler treats today (Thursday), tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday.

No coupon is needed to take advantage of this 15% sale.  Enjoy your turkey today!

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Dog Food Recall: K-9 Kraving Chicken Patties Dog Food in Maryland ONLY

Three days ago, K-9 Kraving Dog Food voluntarily recalled their Chicken Patties dog food shipped between July 13th – July 17th, 2015 to the State of Maryland because the products are contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes affect animals eating the products and a risk to people from handling the contaminated dog food.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes should monitor themselves for symptoms such as: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (including bloody diarrhea), abdominal cramps and fever. In rare cases, Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes can result in serious ailments such as: arterial infections, arthritis, endocarditis, irritation to the eyes, muscle pain and urinary tract infections. Consumers exhibiting these symptoms should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea with or without blood, fever, and vomiting. Some pets could have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Healthy pets could be carriers and infect other animals or people.

Consumers with additional questions can call the companies Consumer Relations team at 1-800-675-1471 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, EST.

Dog Treat Recall: Cow-Boom! Strips – Beef Gullet Recall Expanded

Cow-Boom Strips      FDA last week, released information that NatPets LLC, d/b/a “I and love and you,” of Boulder, CO would be expanding its voluntary recall of Cow-Boom! Strips – Beef Gullet because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

More information can be read on the FDA Recall website.

Dog Food Recall: Raw Frozen Chicken, Fish & Produce (limited to Colorado, Vermont, and Pennsylvania)

OC Raw Dog Food Recall          FDA announced on September 28, 2015 that OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA is voluntarily recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation dog food. This is being done in an abundance of caution, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Individuals handling raw pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or to surfaces exposed to the product. 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.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen Patties, 4 lb. Doggie Sliders, and 3 lb. Meaty Rox with the lot number 1819, and use by date of 05/05/16. These codes can be checked on the bottom left corner of the back of the package. Distribution is limited to customers in Colorado, Vermont, and Pennsylvania and sold to consumers through independent pet specialty retailers.

If you are in possession of this recalled product please submit a picture of the package with the lot number to for verification. Either dispose of the product immediately or return the product to the retailer where you purchased it for a replacement product.

Enjoy August With This Great Deal!

Enjoy 15% off your next order of Healthy Hearts! 


HOT NEWS: Gene Therapy Used to Cure Diabetes in Dogs

Just announced this week, five diabetic beagles were injected with two extra genes about four years ago and have not needed insulin injections since. Two are still alive and living without diabetes.

This is the first long-term research cure with large animals and seems to have been a success. One aspect that was interesting to me, was that when dogs were injected with only one of the two genes, they remained diabetic and insulin dependent. Each gene has a specific job: one makes insulin and the other an enzyme that regulates glucose into the muscles.

More information can be read by searching Google for “Gene Therapy in Diabetic Dogs”.