Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Bulletin: Excess Vitamin D Recall Expanded Again

Bulletin: Excess Vitamin D Recall Expanded Again


As a Life's Abundance Field Representative, it is vital that I inform you of the news in the pet food industry.
On January 31st, Hill’s Pet Nutrition voluntarily recalled select canned dog food products due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. These recalled products were distributed to retail stores and veterinary clinics nationwide. For more information, go to the FDA web page.

We at Pipschoice are NOT involved in this Vitamin D recall.

As always, by being a customer of our food at Pipschoice you are safe in knowing that we stand behind our foods for safety, quality and nutrition.  

Click Here to see more.

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Cleveland Ohio area has issued an extreme cold weather advisory. Pet Alert

The Cleveland Ohio area has issued an extreme cold weather advisory to remind residents about precautions they should take to prepare themselves before the frigid temperatures arrive: Please Do Not leave Pets outside.  If you have outdoor animals, please be sure they have water and plenty of bedding to keep them warm.
My dog just after a few minutes outside in the snow. 

Illinois Life's Abundance Warehouse Closed Today Due to Storm

Illinois Warehouse Closed Today Due to Storm

Our Illinois warehouse was unable to open today due to the tremendous amount of snow and winter weather affecting the region. This is a view from a staff member's home early this morning.


Local authorities have issued a weather advisory and warned citizens to stay off the roadways. As a result, this facility will remain closed and packages will not ship from this warehouse today, January 28th. 

We expect to resume shipping from this location on Tuesday, January 29th.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and support.

Monat hair care products

Experience the Monat difference for your hair.  New to the business and I Love how it has made my hair feel, it's healthy, it's shiny and it's growing like crazy.  I invite you to come and check it out.  I will also love to help you get the right products for your hair.  Come - lets see... Great for dogs too!!!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Canned Dog Food Delivered to your Door

Your dog will flip for Turkey & Shrimp in Broth, a savory omelet-inspired meal featuring turkey, shrimp, eggs, red skinned potatoes, red bell peppers and cheddar cheese. And the goodness doesn’t end there! This scrumptious meal also includes …

• Broccoli 
• Dried cranberries & blueberries 
• Healthy avocado, flaxseed & olive oil 
• Guaranteed taurine & L-Carnitine 

In fact, canines can’t resist the delightful flavor of this delicious medley, seasoned with just the right amount of basil and parsley. 

Every serving of this premium canned cuisine includes optimal amounts of added vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids, all to help maintain a healthy, happy body. 

Serve as a complete and wholesome stand-alone meal or as mouth-watering topper for our premium kibble. No matter how you dish it out, Turkey & Shrimp in Broth is the perfect way to deliver powerful nutrition, canned feast style! 

* This superior recipe is formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO dog food nutrient profiles for growth and maintenance.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

A Dog Ear Hematoma: what is it? what can be done with it?

A hematoma (aural) is when there is blood collected under the skin of a dog's ear flap. The tissue of the ear flap, or pinna, is very thin and when it's injured, blood vessels break, filling the area between the ear cartilage and skin with blood and this causes the ear to swell. The swelling can occur very quickly within minutes of the blood vessel breaking. 

The cause of this occurring is typically caused by overly aggressive ear scratching or head shaking. In the pictures below the dog had been severally matted and the ears were very heavy.  When the hair was removed, it caused the dog to shake his head due to the difference in the way his head felt after all the hair was shaved off.  For a dog with droopy ears, the treated ear is often flipped up and bandaged against the head to prevent head shaking during recovery.

The hematoma may heal on its own after the fluid is slowly reabsorbed by the body, but in some cases a vet may used treatment that consists of a surgical procedure that involves incising the skin on the underside of the ear, draining the blood, and then stitching through the ear with multiple sutures. 

The blood seeping through the thin skin
Using the Happy Hoodie to keep ears flat
to head. (hard to see on the white dog)
I use Happy Hoodies in the shop to both protect the ears from the sound of the dryers and when this happens.  

Before picture