RECALL: Stella & Chewy’s Super Beef Dinner for Dogs

On Thursday, December 10, Stella & Chewy’s was notified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that it had issued a stop sale order on Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, “Use by 6-25-2016”, during routine surveillance because it tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Since learning this news, we have been working quickly to review the situation to find answers to the important questions on our customers’ minds. As a precautionary measure, we are voluntarily recalling selected products from Lot # 165-15.

Moreover, in an abundance of caution, we are also recalling several products which may have come into contact with the affected lot.  To read more ….

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The Garden is Full of Beans!

Bark BoxesSeptember starts the official green bean season, which means the garden is bursting with them and so we felt it was only appropriate to have our Bark Boxes on sale this month. We mainly pick our Blue Lake French Fillet pole beans to bake into each of our Bark Box treats.

As dogs are experiencing a rising trend toward obesity, their owners strive to help their overweight pets lose weight by seeking out new diets and treats that will produce results.

There are five nutritional benefits found in green beans, which are vitamins A, K and C, magnesium and fiber. Bark Boxes are suitable for diabetic, pancreatic , over-weight and healthy dogs.

Bark Boxes will be offered at $5.94 per 50 treats and valid September 1st, 2015 to September 15th, 2015.  No discount code needed.

This is a vegetarian, grain-free, soy-free and gluten-free dog treat.

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Nutrition Facts / Serving Size = 1 treat

Calories 16.0

Total Fat 0.8 g

Saturated Fat 0.5 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g

Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g

Cholesterol 1.9 mg

Sodium 0.9 mg

Potassium 7.8 mg

Protein 0.4 g

Total Carbohydrate 1.9 g

Dietary Fiber 0.3 g

Sugars 0.0 g

Med-Vet International Issues Nationwide Recall of Veterinary Insulin Syringes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – February 20, 2014 – On Feb. 14, 2014 , Med-Vet International initiated a nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes. The syringes have been found to be labeled with 40 units per 1/2cc syringe and they should be marked with only 20 units per 1/2cc, which potentially could result in lower than prescribed doses of insulin. Animals receiving subtherapeutic doses of insulin may exhibit signs and symptoms consistent with hyperglycemia including, but not limited to dehydration, increase in thirst, increase in urination, malaise or lethargy, and urinary tract infection in addition to increasing the risk of developing diabetic ketoacidosis. The long term failure to adequately control blood glucose levels can result in vision problems, neuropathy, and damage to the pancreas.

More information can be found on the FDA website – http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm386613.htm

New Product At The Diabetic Dog Bakery

Bones at the Diabetic Dog Bakery

We are pleased to offer a new product at the Diabetic Dog Bakery, the ‘Bones and Bones’ dog treats. We offer 5 flavors: Mint and Parsley, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Banana, Blueberry, plus Flaxseed and Cherry.

‘Bones and Bones’ is a product we have decided to offer again. We sold them successfully for the first 3 years in our bakery but upon relocating for my husband’s company, we were not set up to offer them. We were asked by our long-time customers to reconsider baking our captivating recipe for ‘Bones and Bones’.  We changed our minds!

Order as many pounds as you like and join the satisfaction that our long-time customers know.  We look forward to introducing our ‘Bones and Bones’ to new four-legged customers.

Diabetic Dog Bakery

 

44% Off Sale At The Diabetic Dog Bakery

Healthy Hearts

Starting today, we will be offering our Healthy Hearts, Bark Boxes and Italian Chowsers at 44% off. We were able to get a discounted shipment from our large vendor this month, which enabled us to            give a 44% discount on these items. Each pound will be baked fresh.

Customer comments have shown that our diabetic-friendly dog treats have not elevated their 4-legged family member’s glucose levels. We already knew this but love reading and knowing that our        customers are seeing this exciting fact too.

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.

Mercola Healthy Pets

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 Recall: Strippin Chicks Pet Treats

On March 7, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced Diggin’ Your Dog has issued a voluntary withdrawal for a single lot of its “Strippin’ Chicks” Pet Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.   More information

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.

Are Monarch Butterflies Toxic?

Fall has come over most of the U.S. states and with that comes our beautiful monarch butterflies eating to gain strength for their Mexican flight over winter.

As each butterfly drinks their selected nectar of  milk weed, they gain in toxic strength to dogs and cats.  Milk weed is a known toxin for dogs and cats.  The problem lies in a toxic flying object which draws them to jump in anticipation of a sweet snack.

Keeping in mind that the more you attract Monarchs to your yard with butterfly bushes and similar landscaping, it will bring that toxic possibilities closer to your beloved pets.  Some of the common signs of toxicity to watch for are:

  • vomiting
  • drooling with nausea
  • weakness or collapsing
  • dilated pupils
  • tremors
  • seizures
  • abnormal heart rate
  • death