Do find safe gifts to show your pet Valentine’s Day love! 

Yorkie on Valentine Day    A new collar, treats, or toys can all be great gifts for your pet on Valentine’s day.  Valentine’s Day can also be a great time to try a new dog or cat treat recipe or make a new toy.  If your pet is already swimming in toys and treats, consider giving toys, bedding, food, or a donation to an animal shelter or rescue group in your pet’s name.    Read more


RECALL: Big Dog Natural Recall Due to Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes

Today, the FDA announced that Big Dog Natural of Brick, NJ is voluntary recalling a select production lot of Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food Chicken Supreme potentially contaminated with Salmonella and Fish Supreme potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes that was shipped in the week of 10/31/2015 to 11/13/2015 to online customers. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes 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.


More information to next steps in this recall, can be obtained from the FDA announcement.

BDN Chicken Superme BDN Fish Supreme

RECALL: Two Abady Frozen Dog Foods

On June 19th, 2013, the Robert Abady Company of New York announced a voluntary recall of their two frozen dog food products due to Salmonella contamination.

1. Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food 3 lbs
2. Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large & Giant Breed 31bs

The affected dog foods were distributed via retail stores and kennels in these states:

  • Connecticut
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Please contact the Abady Company directly at 845-473-1900 or 877-99-ABADY with any question you may have.

Dog Treat Recalled: Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars

On Thursday (11/1/12), a voluntary recall was issued for Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bar.  This latest recall is due to the possible risk of salmonella contamination.

The following lot numbers are included in this recall:

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Carrots
5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890000
Lot number 19812; Best by date: 07-16-2015
Lot number 19912; Best by date: 07-17-2015
Lot number 20012; Best by date: 07-18-2015
Lot number 20212; Best by date: 07-20-2015

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars – Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes
5.5 oz packages; UPC Code: 8710890001
Lot number 20112; Best by date: 07-19-2015

Anyone who has purchased these bars, can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Voluntary Recall of Wellness Dog Food

Yesterday (October 30, 2012), the manufacturer of Wellness Small Breed voluntarily recalled their dry kibble product. The reason given on their Facebook page was possible moisture contamination. This voluntary recall affects Wellness Small Breed Adult Dry Food in the 12 lb. package only and bearing the best by date of August 18, 2013.

For replacement of this specific variety of Wellness dry food, please call Wellness at 1-800-225-0904.  They are open starting at 8:00AM Eastern.

Another Dog Treat Recall by the FDA on 10/17/12

Yesterday (October 17th, 2012), another FDA press release named two more dog treats being recalled for Salmonella bacteria contamination.  The names are Boots & Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots & Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats.  Both dog treats were sold at Target nationwide and manufactured by Kasel Industries in Colorado.  The complete press release can be found at the FDA website.

Kasel Industries has recalled lot number BESTBY 13SEP2014DEN for both products because this lot number tested positive for the Salmonella bacteria per the analysis by the CO Department Of Agriculture.

This latest FDA press release is being passed along as an information alert – by The Gourmet Dog Bakery.

Recall for Yoghund Brand Frozen Dog Treats

TBD Brands announced yesterday (10/17/12), they are voluntarily recalling Yoghund brand Organic Banana & Peanut Butter flavored frozen yogurt dog treats due to Salmonella.  All dog treats of Lot Code 268 12 and earlier (cup and four pack) with the best by date of 9/24/14 or earlier are included in the recall.

More details can be obtained from the FDA press release.

This FDA press release is being passed along as an information alert – by The Gourmet Dog Bakery.

Target Store Brand Dog Treats Recalled

Target store brand, Boots and Barkley, has been voluntarily “recalled” for salmonella contamination on September 21, 2012. The American Beef Bully Sticks were manufactured by the Denver-based Kasel Associated Industries.

Salmonella bacteria can sicken dogs when they are eaten or humans can become sick by handing the bully sticks and NOT washing their hands throughly.

The following lots are being recalled: BESTBY20APR2014DEN, BESTBY01JUN2014DEN, BESTBY23JUN2014DEN, and BESTBY23SEP2014DEN and were all sold between April 2012 and September 2012.

Complete information can be found at the official FDA website.

Dog Food Recall from the FDA Today!

If you thought that U.S. dog food manufacturers had made the dog food safe with China ingredients, you would be wrong.  This is the latest recall by the FDA today for possible contamination with salmonella.

Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula recall announced - FDA

Pet Food Recalls in April 2012 – Newly Discovered Site Listing All

I discovered a website yesterday, that will become one of my valuable resources to pass along on my blog.  It seems that pet food recalls have continued since 2007 – in 2010, 2011 and 2012.  This website has listed all the details about each product recalled (you can locate the recalled products at the bottom of the page).  Here is a sample:



PET FOOD COMPANY: Diamond Pet Foods

Pet Food Products In the recall:


6 Oz. Samples PRODUCT CODE DPP0401
8 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0401B2XALW Best Before Apr. 7, 2013
20 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0401B22XJW Best Before Apr. 6, 2013
20 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0101C31XME Best Before Jan. 11, 2013
20 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0101C31XRB Best Before Jan. 11, 2012
40 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0401B22XJW Best Before Apr. 6, 2013
40 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0401A21XAW Best Before Apr. 6, 2013
40 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0101C31XME Best Before Jan, 11, 2013
40 Lb. Bags PRODUCT CODE DPP0401B21XDJ Best Before Apr. 7, 2013
Distributed in AL, FL, GA, KY, MD, MI, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN and VA
May have been further distributed to other states through pet food channels.

RECALL REASON/INGREDIENT:  ii SALMONELLA caution: transmittable to humans

More details on pet food recalls: