Saturday, December 29, 2012

Happy New Year from Spotts Grooming

Happy New Year to everyone.  May you be blessed in this new year.  For all your pets to be happy, healthy and thrive.  Come see how you can make a difference by giving the very best to your beloved pet!
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Flint River Ranch and How it's made

Frequently asked Questions many people
have are answered here.
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email your questions or call
(440)254-3606 between 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Why is oven baking better than Extrusion process
used by other pet foods?
This unique baking process changes the hard-to-digest
molecules of "raw" starches into easy-to-digest dextrines.
This process acts as a "pre-digest" of the kibble food,
resulting in less strain on the
dog's digestive system and allowing a greater degree of food
absorption. A dog's intestinal tract is short; it functions in the
most efficient manner when the food is concentrated and
can be quickly digested.
Furthermore, Extruded products may cause Bloating in dogs.
Bloat is normally caused by an anomaly in the dog's physiological
structure that causes food to expand on the dog's digestive
system without passing through properly into the intestines.
There is no food expansion with Flint River Ranch
oven-baked products.
Try leaving your current pets food in a bowl of water and
see how much it will expand.
What is your Meat or Protein source?
Chicken meat is our base meat source. Lamb and a small amount of
fish have been added to give a more complete array of protein. In
Flint River Ranch, you will see our meats listed as Chicken Meal,
Lamb Meal and Fish Meal. There are NO rendered By-Products,
such as heads, feet, neck, bones, intestines or feathers, in
Flint River Ranch formulas.
What is "Meal"?
Meal means, "reduces in size" - our meal is made from fresh meat
(never by-products) that is cooked; most of the water is removed and
the meat reduced in size and ground. Therefore, if a "meal" ingredient
 is listed in the ingredients, even after mixing and cooking, it should
retain its ingredient ranking since most or all of the moisture has
already been removed.
In Flint River Ranch products, you will see Chicken Meal, Lamb Meal,
Fish Meal, etc. It provides the most protein value per volume weight.
This is why our formulas are highly concentrated with quality meat proteins.
Why don't you use "Whole Chicken" like some other
manufacturers?
Remember, the Whole Chicken is not like the chicken you buy in the
grocery store. Whole Chicken labeled for pet food is exactly that - the
whole chicken, including intestines, heads, feet, bones and feathers.
Secondly, the ingredients listing ranks each ingredient by its volume
weight before it is mixed together and cooked with other ingredients.
Therefore, even if Whole Chicken or Chicken is the 1st ingredient listed,
when the cooking process begins most of the water, blood and other
bodily fluids are cooked out...the Result is a much lesser amount of
chicken tissue which remains - that Whole Chicken will not be the
predominant ingredient after cooking down.
Why don't you say you use "Organic Chicken"?
It is possible to put one (1) chicken in 50 tons of food and legally say
we use organic, range fed chicken. Some manufacturers take this
option - we do not. While we purchase as much organic chicken as
 possible, we prefer to more correctly say we use human-quality chicken
that is hormone free. As with all of our ingredients, we pay a premium
price for the very best.
What is your grain source?
Our grains are purchased from major commercial (human) food-grade
suppliers like General Mills, Pillsbury, etc. and USDA approved plants
and mills. Ingredients are fully tested and retested when received. This
testing insures the very best quality and reduces the possibility of
(naturally occurring) toxic molds, such as Aflatoxin and Mycotoxins
which are poisonous to pets and animals who ingest them.
Many pet food manufacturers purchase their grains directly from the
farms for the simple reason that it is cheaper. These manufacturers
run the risk of buying lower quality grains, which are not suitable for
human-quality certification, thus raising the potential for toxic mold.
Whole wheat and selected parts of the wheat berry are used as our
base grain. Wheat grains are not only more digestible than corn; it is
one of the most nutritionally balanced cereal grains. It is an easy-to-digest
source of carbohydrates, fiber and energy. Low quality fillers like wood fiber,
corncobs, peanut hulls, cottonseed, straw, soybeans or citrus pulp are not
found in Flint River Ranch products.
What are Chelated Minerals?
Our minerals are Chelated (pronounced kee-lay-ted); minerals which are
bonded or coated with amino acids for better metabolic absorption compared
to regular inorganic minerals found in most pet foods.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bichon mix breed

This is Fern.  She is a Bichon mix.

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips RECALL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -November 20, 2012 - Carolina Prime Pet Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling the following product:

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package..FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -November 20, 2012 - Carolina Prime Pet Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of dog treats, is voluntarily recalling the following product:

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips in a 5-count package
UPC: 0-21130-42080-3
Lot Code: 20082712 S 3195 and Lot Code: 20090312 S3195

The UPC can be located on the back label of each package. The lot Code is located on a sticker on the back of each bag of the 5 count product.

This lot of product has yielded a positive test for Salmonella when tested by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture. Carolina Prime Pet is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to this product.

Salmonella 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.

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. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips are sold in Safeway stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington DC and Wyoming as well as Vons, Pavilions and Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls and Tom Thumb stores in Texas; Genuardi’s stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Dominick’s stores in Illinois. This product was distributed from about the first of September until now.

Customers who purchased the recalled dog treats should discontinue use immediately, and return items to the purchase location for replacement, refund, or discard.

No other products are included in this recall.

For further information, please call Carolina Prime Pet Inc. at 1-888-370-2360. (Mon-Fri. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST)

See the news release here: Carolina Prime Pet Inc. Announces Recall Of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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UPC: 0-21130-42080-3
Lot Code: 20082712 S 3195 and Lot Code: 20090312 S3195

The UPC can be located on the back label of each package. The lot Code is located on a sticker on the back of each bag of the 5 count product.

This lot of product has yielded a positive test for Salmonella when tested by the Colorado Dept. of Agriculture. Carolina Prime Pet is not aware of any reported cases of illness related to this product.

Salmonella 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.

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. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips are sold in Safeway stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington DC and Wyoming as well as Vons, Pavilions and Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Randalls and Tom Thumb stores in Texas; Genuardi’s stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Dominick’s stores in Illinois. This product was distributed from about the first of September until now.

Customers who purchased the recalled dog treats should discontinue use immediately, and return items to the purchase location for replacement, refund, or discard.

No other products are included in this recall.

For further information, please call Carolina Prime Pet Inc. at 1-888-370-2360. (Mon-Fri. 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST)

See the news release here: Carolina Prime Pet Inc. Announces Recall Of Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

For the freshest and safest dog and cat products................................................ WWW.PIPSCHOICE.COM

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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Here is a list of all natural ingredients that are in Nuvet Plus. Many people care a lot about their dogs and cats and want to provide the best nutrition possible for them. I also want you as my readers to have the best information about what you are giving your pets. I hope you get great value from reading this list, if you would like more information, or would like to purchase Nuvet then visit the Nuvet Website
Nuvet Plus Ingredients
Nuvet has been developed over the course of 10 years by veterinarians and scientists. Below is a natural formula of ingredients to help provide your dog with optimal nutrition

Alfafa- Belongs to the legume family. It’s been used for over 1500 years in herbal medicines. The family hosts different plants such as; beans, peas, and other flowering plants. This particular plant is a great source of Vitamins’ D, K, A, vitamins in the B group and E, minerals, fiber, calcium, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, high proteins and other fats. Animals aren’t the only ones to eat this nutritious plant. Humans often eat Alfalfa in salads, soups, sandwiches. Uses of this plant are also used for poor digestion, treat disorders of the kidney and the digestive track. It can also reduce inflammation with arthritis, and allergies.

Alpha Amylase- Is an enzyme that breaks down starch into sugar molecules. This enzyme is present in both humans and mammals. It is found in the mouth, where it starts the chemical process of breaking down food.

Amino Acids- Are important in creating new muscle, bone, and tendon cells. Amino Acids are also important in obtaining a healthy metabolism, stamina, brain function. This acid is responsible for enabling the vitamins and minerals to be properly absorbed. Studies show that there are 28 amino acids that combine into various other types of proteins. Examples of combined amino acids are: ones to enhance immune system, which can then carry out to stimulating activity to help prevent skin and coat problems. Other amino acids can help prevent premature aging, tumors, nerve disease, and connective tissue. Not all pet store dog food contains the right amount of amino acids, which could later on lead to improper health to your pet. A deficiency of amino acids could later cause problems such as; indigestion, stunted growth, nerve disorders, and more. NuVet Plus contains the right amount of specially blended ingredients to insure your pets’ proper health.

Blue Green Algae- Blue Green Algae that is used in NuVet’s pet food comes from Klamath Lake, in Oregon, where it is one of the safest places for Blue Green Algae. While it is true that problems can arise from Blue-Green Algae grown in static water, NuVets is cultivated in running water. It can also help by aiding in the smooth operation of the brain and nervous system. It also acts as a blood purifier, helping to remove harmful toxins from the body and helps protect against over-supplementation. Blue Green Algae is rich in chlorophyll. Blue Green Algae has also been shown to enhance the bodies health, it can also help strengthen the immune system, can also promote intestinal regularity and the healing of wounds on the body, and can help boost hemoglobin production.

Beta-Carotene- Is an organic compound that is present in fruits and plants that are coloured with the pigment red-orange. It’s a precursor for vitamin A, although it is an inactive form. Vitamin A is needed in the process of skeletal growth, ovarian and testicular function, embryonic development, and lastly differentiation of tissues. It also plays a significant role in proper eye function, and can help reduce possibility of cataracts forming. Also present in vitamin A it is necessary for healthy skin. The skin is the body’s first defense against invading toxins and microorganisms. So this helps boost your pet’s immune system. This ingredient beta-carotene and vitamin A are great at fighting against cancer-causing agents, it also helps against heart disease, stroke and lowers cholesterol.

Brewer’s Yeast- Contains a balanced, natural source of B-Complex vitamins. Brewer’s yeast is also known to help significantly reduce body fleas on your pet. It is infused with a rich source of minerals such as; chromium. This mineral helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. Also contains selenium, protein. The vitamins that are in this product help break down the carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to provide the body with energy. It also helps maintain muscles used for digesting food, keeping skin, hair, mouth, and eyes healthy.

Cat’s Claw (UNA DE GATO) – Cat’s Claw is a woody vine found the tropical jungles of South and Central America. It gets its name “Cat’s Claw” from the shape of the thorns on the plant. Cat’s Claw has been used for centuries. Recent studies done in Germany, Austria, and England show that Cat’s Caw can be beneficial in help treating allergies, arthritis, and cancer. It can help cleanse ones intestinal track, enhance white blood cell and can even help treat some cancers, AIDS, and allergies.

Chicken Liver- In NuVet specialty foods they use 100% chicken liver. The liver that they use is processed by paddle drying to retain vitamins A, C and B-complex group and omega fatty acids. Liver contains copper, calcium, iron and phosphorous. Chicken liver is great at building red blood cells. Chicken liver is also known to help increase energy and help fight liver disorders.

Copper- Copper plays an essential role in plants and animals. It helps in the formation of red blood cells, also is an important protein to make up bone and tissue. It can help during the healing process.

Evening Primrose Oil- Evening Primrose or Oenothera can be made into “evening primrose oil” is a plant that can help with cardiovascular health. This oil can help prevent hardening of arteries, high blood pressure and aids in lowering cholesterol. It can also help in reducing skin disorders and help relieve aches and pains. Studies have shown that by taking this oil it can release sex hormones, which help in reproduction later on.

Iron- Is essential in almost all plants, animals, human, etc. Iron is a necessity in the body it helps reactions such as; oxygen carries proteins into the blood stream, helps with oxygenation of the red blood cells, it also helps promote growth. Iron is also present in the production of energy and helps build a healthy immune system. In some cases iron deficiency can cause all sorts of symptoms such as; digestive disturbances, weakness, anemia, hair loss and fragile bones. Iron is a very important in ones daily diet.

L Methionine- L Methionine is an essential amino acid that is not obtain from the body, but has to be obtained by food or supplements. Food such as; high levels of methionine can be found in sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, fruits, vegetables and fish. L Methionine is an antioxidant that is a great source of sulfur, sulfur neutralizes and helps prevent skin, nail and coat problems. L Methionine is also interesting because it helps detox harmful “agents” such as; lead, and other heavy metals that can be found. L- Methionine can act as a liptropic agent to help prevent fat buildup in organs like the liver and can help fight against fatigue. It can also help against some allergies. If there is a lack of L- Methionine in the body it can result in liver damage, skin lesions, loss of fat and muscle and weakness.

Magnesium- Magnesium ions are the basic acid of life. It is very important to all cells in living organisms. Magnesium can be found in foods such as; cereals, nuts, cocoa, leafy greens, tea, etc. Studies have shown that magnesium can help fight against cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and other forms of cancers. Magnesium is an important source of energy and can help maintain healthy bones, arteries, teeth, and nerves. Magnesium can also be obtained by taking supplements.

Manganese- Manganese is another essential nutrient in all life forms. Manganese is mostly found in the liver and kidneys. Manganese also plays an important part in tissue respiration, fat metabolism, etc. Manganese is another essential in normal skeletal development, maintaining normal sexual hormone production. One should be aware that a deficiency can lead to paralysis, deafness, blindness, and convulsions.

Oyster Shell- Oysters are a great source of minerals, especially “wild oysters”. Some of the minerals these creatures contain are; zinc, selenium. These minerals are often low in ones modern diet. They are also a great source of Vitamin D. Oysters are also extremely high in calcium and help with building the bodies bone structure. Some studies show that high levels of calcium and prevent bone loss. Calcium is required to make the heart beat to a normal rhythm, calcium is also needed to help ones blood go through the process of clotting and help the nervous system work properly. Studies have shown that over time in the body does not consume enough calcium it takes it from the bones to keep ones heart and muscles working. If this process is not taken care of then it will gradually lead to bones being weakened and then break. NuVet uses only farm-raised oysters and are tested for lead.

Papain- Comes from a papaya tree, collecting dry material from the fruit. Papain helps with the digestive track. It helps with digesting proteins; it also helps with cleansing of the intestinal wall, and tissues. Papain also can help with the important part of breaking down Arginine. In Arginines natural form it helps with the production of HGH. HGH is produced in the pituitary gland and is responsible for DNA and RNA replication of muscles, liver, cartilage, and adipose tissues. In test tube studies, Arginine has also been proved to inhabit growth of breast cancer cells in the body.

Phosphorus- Phosphorus works with calcium to help teeth and bone growth. It can help convert food into energy. Phosphorus can also help the body utilize vitamins. If the body does not have even phosphorus it can result in loss of weight, appetite and irregular breathing, etc.

Pine Bark- Can also be known as proanthocyanidids, it can be know to inhabit the certain activities of different enzymes. This in the end will cause inflammation, and can also act as a highly potent antioxidant. Studies have shown that over time proanthocyanidids can be 20 times better than Vitamin C and 50 times better than Vitamin E. Pine bark is also known to help relieve pain and some other problems such as; osteoarthritis, arthritis, rheumatism, and rheumatic fever. Pine bark is also known as a “seek and destroy” item it is very beneficial to our pets. It helps against reducing oxidative damaged cells and vital tissues. This, meaning stiff joints, wrinkled skin, heart disease, arthritis, etc. Pines woody outer bark can be eaten and is very high in vitamins A and C.

Potassium (Citrate) – Can be used to control kidney stones. It is very important for a healthy nervous system. Potassium is important for chemical a reaction that goes on inside the cell walls. Potassium aids in maintaining a normal blood pressure and transmission of chemical impulses. It can also help regulate nutrients within cell walls. A potassium deficiency can lead to very dry skin, paralysis, strange heartbeat, that can lead to sudden death.

Selenium- Selenium is required in small amounts for animals. If to much it can cause a toxic build up, which in the end could lead to death. However, it is a vital antioxidant, when combined with Vitamin E. It can protect the immune system by preventing formation of free radicals. Selenium can also help to fight and protect against certain tumor growth. When Selenium is combined with vitamin E, it aids in the production of antibodies and help maintain a healthy heart and liver. Also if one ends up with Selenium deficiency it can lead to low cholesterol levels, infections, liver impairment, pancreatic insufficiency, sterility, etc.

Shark Cartilage- Is a dietary supplement, which comes from dried and or powdered cartilage from sharks. Shark cartilage has been claimed to help prevent/ combat various types of illnesses, such as cancer, bacteria, viruses and certain types of fungal infections. Shark Cartilage contains collagen, and glycosaminoglycans. This combo makes a powerful anti-inflammatory wound healing agent, which is non-toxic and has no side effects. For tumors to growth within the body they need to establish their own blood vessel network, if not provided with nourishment the tumor within die. Studies performed at Massachusetts Institute for Technology have shown that shark cartilage does contain proteins that slow down the formation of blood vessels in the tumors.

Taurine- Taurine is an organic acid, it can be found in the lower intestines and in small amounts in tissues of many animals and humans, it can also be found in the central nervous system, heart and brain. Taurine is one of the few known naturally occurring sulfonic acids, it is also found in foods, especially seafood and different meats. Health benefits to taking taurine are it is known to be needed for maintaining skeletal muscle growth. It has also been proven to be effective in removing fatty liver deposits in rats and preventing liver disease. Taurine has also played a role in maintaining the right amount of cholesterol in the body. It also helps in the movement of potassium, calcium, sodium and magnesium in and out of cells, which helps generate nerve impulses. Taurine is also necessary for chemical reactions in the body that produce normal vision. Deficiencies with Taurine are associated with retinal degeneration and age-related cataracts. Canines can produce their own Taurine.

Vitamin A- See Beta-Carotene

Vitamin B Complex- The health benefits to vitamin B Complex are; it can support and increase metabolism function, maintain healthy skin and muscle tone, helps enhance immune, and nervous system, mouth, liver, eyes, coat also can promote cell growth, and can also help prevent pancreatic cancer. There are 8 components of Vitamin B Complex (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, panthothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folic acid, and cobalamin). Vitamin B Complex helps with

Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) – Thiamine is an essential vitamin for normal functioning of the heart, nerves, muscles, skin and digestive system. It is also necessary for carbohydrate metabolism. Having a thiamine deficiency can lead to beriberi (is the breakdown of energy molecules). Vitamin B1 deficiency can also lead to weakness, irregular heart beat.

Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Riboflavin is necessity for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism; it also can help with antibody and red blood cell formation. Riboflavin is also great for healthy eyes, skin, and coat. Deficiency of riboflavin can lead to Ariboflavinosis. Ariboflavinosis is a deficiency of the vitamin B2, can cause crack in limbs, irregular heart beat, and swelling body tissues.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin) – Niacin can promote growth, it can help in the proper functioning of the nervous system, helps maintain healthy skin, tongue, digestive system, and carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism. Deficiency of the vitamin B3 can lead to pellagra. Pellagra is referred to the “4 D’s” diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death. This only happens if there is a very large amount over a long period of time missing from ones diet. Symptoms of this deficiency are aggression, insomnia, metal confusion.

Vitamin B5 (Panthothenic Acid) – Vitamin B5 can assists in the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also aids in the utilization of a number of vitamins, it can also stimulate growth, and can aid in the formation of antibodies.

Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) – Pyridoxine is necessary for carbohydrate-fat-protein metabolism, it helps antibodies and red blood cell formation, it can also aid in digestion. Vitamin B6 can also help maintain balance of sodium and phosphorus within the body. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to anemia, depression and high blood pressure.

VitaminB12- Vitamin B12 is essential for normal formation of red blood cells in the body; it allows carbohydrate-fat-proteins to metabolize faster and helps one continue with maintaining a healthy appetite. Vitamin B12 helps maintain fertility, and can promote normal growth and development. It also can help prevent nerve damage by maintaining the fatty sheaths that protect nerve endings in ones body. A deficiency in this vitamin can lead to memory loss, and one could become anemic.

Vitamin C (Ester) – Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect other antioxidants such as Vitamin E. it is almost always present in the liver and least present in muscles. In most animal diets vitamin c is not always present. In the body the cells of ones brain and spinal cord, which frequently incurs free radical damage, can be protected by significant amounts of Vitamin C. In addition, to its role as an antioxidant, Vitamin C can also increase the synthesis of Interferon, this process is a natural anti-viral substance produced by the body, and can also stimulate the activity of certain key immune cells. Vitamin C is the key factor in many immune functions, including white blood cell function and Interferon levels. Vitamin C’s antioxidant properties can combat side effects from free radicals, while lowering the risk of cataracts and promoting cell growth and tissue repair in the body.

Vitamin E - High sources of vitamin E can be found in foods such as; Avocados, Spinach, Wheat Germ, Milk, Egg, Seeds, etc. Several studies have come to the conclusion that vitamin E can reduce the risk of prostate cancer, by 30%. Another case study was held in the Netherlands using questionnaires to come to the conclusion that by eating Vitamin E supplements it can lead to CHD (congenital heart defects). Especially, when supplements are taken in preconception period. Vitamin E is also essential for fat-soluble vitamins that include eight naturally occurring compounds, and each of these compounds exhibit different biological activities in the body. Deficiencies in Vitamin E can also lead to reproductive failure, nutritional “muscular dystrophy,” hemolytic anemia, and neurological and immunological abnormalities.

Whey Protein- Whey protein is a mixture of globular proteins secluded from the whey product. Some preclinical studies in rodents have suggested that whey protein may influence glutathione production and possess anti-inflammatory or anti-cancer properties. Using whey protein as a source of amino acids it can help fight the risk of disease such as heart disease and some cancers. It contains high amounts of BCAA’s. It is also crucial in help building and maintaining muscle mass. A deficiency can lead to skeletal and muscle growth and weakened immune system.

Zinc- Zinc is a component of almost one hundred enzymes it involves a metabolic processes, most of the enzymes work with red blood cells to move carbon dioxide from tissue to the animals lungs. Zinc, functions as an important antioxidant that promotes normal growth and development, it also helps in aiding in the process of wound-healing, it also enhances cell division, repair and growth, and can maintain normal levels of Vitamin A in the blood. Zinc also helps to synthesize DNA and RNA. Deficiencies of this mineral have been linked to prostate hypertrophy, cancers, slow recovery of head injuries, diabetes, arthritis, and reduced immune system responses.
You can buy Nuvet Plus on their official website

Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Mangy Dog - Mange - how to treat it?

What is Mange and how to treat it??

Mange is a medical condition that comes in two types.

The first one we will examine is called: Demodectic Mange caused by the demodex mites. These are little cigar-shaped mites which are fairly common in young dogs. The symptoms are mild but never the less irritating to all.  Thinning hair especially around the eyes and face is paired with a mild itchiness.  Dogs can catch this form of mange from other dogs that they come in contact with.  This type of mange is Not contagious to humans, so don't panic.

The other type is called: Sarcoptic Mange which is extremely itchy.  This type is also known as scabies which is caused by the mite laying eggs underneath the skin’s surface.  Dogs will sometimes scratch their skin raw.  The name Red mange refers to this type.  Dogs that are outdoors in areas that wildlife roam can catch sarcoptic mange by rolling in the carcaee of an animal that had it.  Unlike the demodectic mange, sarcoptic mange is contagious to people - the condition called Scabies.

The symptoms to look for include: scratching, biting and digging of skin due to irritation from mite infestations. Hair loss and redness often occur, in addition to oozing of the skin caused by mites clogging hair follicles. Sometimes a crusty texture on the skin can develop. More severe symptoms include weight loss and foul odor.

Your dog’s first defense against mange is a healthy immune system, which is achieved by providing your dog with the best combination of vitamins, mineral and essential enzymes on the market – The fundamentals to any treatment are proper diet and balanced nutrition.  A supplement that I love to use with my own dogs is NuVet Plus

When given NuVet Plus on a daily basis, you are ensuring that your dog’s health is in optimal condition and that their immune system is prepared to fend off ailments like mange. These supplements are recommended by thousands of top breeders and veterinarians.   NuVet Plus can wipe away a lifetime’s worth of damage from canine mange in just weeks, and keep your pet healthy and protected against mites and parasites – for the rest of their lives. 
NuVet Plus supplements are loaded with the necessary amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes to help protect your pet’s body from the ravages of free radicals and keep the bloodstream clear of contaminants. They contain quality Calcium and Blue Green Algae, which is a source of protein and chlorophyll. It also includes a full range of amino acids, such as L Methionine, which is essential to help detoxify the blood stream. Keeping the bloodstream clean allows for red blood cells to carry nutrients essential in defending against infections, including those that can result from mange.
Picture of Demodectic Mange
NuVet Plus is not sold in stores.  Order on-line NuVet Labs or simply call their toll-free number 800-474-7044 use order code 42299 when calling

The Best Ear Cleaner Recipe for: bad, smelly, stinky ears due to ear infections.


The Best Ear Cleaner Recipe for:
bad, smelly, stinky ears due to ear infections.
I have the best recipe for ear infections to share with you.  My black standard poodle had very bad ear infections.  I tried everything outside of medicine, not that I am against medicine but it did not work in the past so why do it again.
 
This is what you need:
Ingredients can all be found at a drug store.

White vinegar
Boric acid powder
Isopropyl alcohol (rubbing alcohol) 70%
Povidone-Iodine Solution

Directions for mixing the solution together:

Pour six ounces of alcohol in to a plastic applicator bottle. (See preferred bottle type in picture) Add one and a half teaspoons of boric acid powder.  Be careful not to get any boric acid on your skin or clothes.  If you do, wash it off immediately.

Shake the solution extremely well, until the boric acid powder is dissolved.

Add two ounces of white vinegar.  Shake the solution some more.

Add one teaspoon of the Povidone-Iodine Solution , and shake it again.

Using your new ear cleaning solution:

This WILL stain so be careful to use it in a place that you don't want messed up. I like to wear plastic gloves and an old tee shirt.

Have cotton balls ready.  Squirt the solution inside your dog's ear until the ear canal is completely full.  Massage the outside of the ear near the head to help get the cleaning solution around inside of the ear - it has many nooks and crannies.  Put a cotton ball in the ear and allow your dog to shake out the ear cleaning solution from his ears. Use cotton balls to wipe out crud and repeat.

Shake the solution before each time you use it. Store at room temperature.

Use the cleaning solution daily until you start to see an improvement.  Cut back to once per week until completely free of infection.

Warning:  Do not use this ear cleaning solution on dogs with ruptured ear drums, or on dogs with open sores or wounds in the ear area. Remember - it has alcohol in it.

The good news:  I used this once and it cleared my dog's ears up the very first time.  No kidding, It Did!  I used the solution again a week later and No crud, smelled great and he was infection FREE.  It's like a miracle.
If you read this and have the same result will you please send me a note, I would love to hear your story.

Now my disclaimer: I am not a vet, so this is alternative to veterinary medical practice.  If your dog needs further attention go seek veterinarian help.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wellness Dog Food Recall

Again, Wellness is recalling some of their 12lb Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food due to excess moisture.  Their have reported that their website is down due to hurricane Sandy, but they have the recall information posted on their Facebook page.  You can do a search for that. 

Here is a Quote:
"At Wellness, your complete satisfaction is always our top priority. Only the best tasting, most nutritious food will do for our furry family members. With that in mind we want to let you know that we have discovered that a small amount of our 12lb Small Breed Adult Health Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of August 18, 2013 did not meet our high standards. A small batch of the product with this specific date code was found to be higher in moisture than our recipe calls for. High moisture may cause food to mold before its expiration date, but poses no health risk.
We want you and your pet to be completely satisfied, so we are asking those who may have this limited supply of food to contact us for a replacement. No other dates, bag sizes or recipes are affected. Thanks for your support of Wellness, and we apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-225-0904. We’ll be open at 8am eastern on Wednesday morning."

Well, this is NOT the first time this company has had a recall.  I am a dog owner and lover and find it hard to trust a company after it has messed up more than once. 
I trust two companies for my dog's food and you may see both at www.spottsgrooming.com or www.pipschoice.com or at www.frrco.com/120855
Don't take a chance on your pet's life is my motto!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Flint River Ranch dog & cat food

Flint River Ranch pet food Made in the USA

www.frrco.com/120855

Dog Supplements for cold weather

It's cold weather season and that means your dog needs protection from harsh, cold temperatures.  Dogs need to go outdoors to go potty, but the rain, snow, and blowing winds can affect your pet's health.  Give them a supplement once a day to help your dog stay healthy.  Give them NuVet Plus - your dog's best friend!
www.nuvet.com/42299  or call 1-800-474-7044 and use order code 42299

Susan at Spotts Grooming recommends them to all her clients.

Life's Abundance Dog Food

Life's Abundance Dog Food on sale here at www.pipschoice.com

Friday, October 5, 2012

RECALL Dogsbutter RUC with Flax Peanut Butter Recall

RECALL
Dogsbutter RUC with Flax Peanut Butter Recall
UPDATED FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - September 24, 2012 - Sunland, Inc. today announced a voluntary recall of its Almond Butter and Peanut Butter, which it has now expanded to include its Cashew Butter, Tahini and Roasted Blanched Peanut Products. This recall is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012. These products may be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.


For Treats you can trust - www.pipschoice.com

Potty Park



Potty Park is great for anyone.
Why use the Potty Park? Well your puppy will have a spot to go potty in your home or wherever you choose to place it because your pup is attracted to it. This is great for the elderly or those with busy schedules who can not walk their dog several times during the day. You can even place it on your patio or anywhere inside your home.  Great for people that live in high rise apartments. It is also easy to teach your puppy to potty in real grass after being trained with this system since it has the look and feel of real grass.

Click on Banner to go to Potty Park to place your order.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Dog Shampoo

What can get this dirty pup clean and smelling like a rose? 
 Life's Abundance pet shampoo can.
Pamper your precious pet with Revitalizing Shampoo. The revitalizing botanical infusion of organic rosemary and sage along with nourishing essences of coconut and palm kernel oil will naturally cleanse and beautify your pet’s coat as the luscious scents of mango and kiwi mingle with energizing citrus notes to bring out natural shine. Its moisture activated odor-fighters react immediately to absorb and neutralize tough pet odors.

Poodles love to swim

 Here's Pippin checking out the view of the river from up top.  He really loves to swim.  So off we go to reach the water.
 Throw me a stick and watch me swim. 
There's nothing cuter then watching a poodle enjoy the great outdoors. 
Hey can two play at this game???  Only if you let me fetch the stick.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Dog snack time

Here's Bosc running to get a snack.  And what makes his run so fast?  The snacks from www.pipschoice.com

Pippin of Spotts Grooming

Here's Pippin hanging out just enjoying the day.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Poodle

I can run fast - I can

Arthur Dogswell LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, is voluntarily recalling Catswell Brand VitaKitty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 27, 2012 - Arthur Dogswell LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, is voluntarily recalling 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage.
No illnesses have been reported to date.

The VitaKitty treats were distributed nationwide via retail stores and mail order from April 13th through June 14th, 2012.
This product is packaged in a re-sealable 2 ounce orange plastic bag with a clear window. The VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins lot codes affected are as follows: SEW12CH032701/03c and SEW12CH032702/03c with a best before date of 09/10/13 and 09/11/13, respectively (UPC code 8 84244 00057 2). Lot codes can be found on the bottom right backside of the package.

“We are taking this voluntary action because it is in the best interests of our customers and their feline companions,” says Marco Giannini, CEO and Founder. “We will be working with the FDA in our continued commitment to ensure that we meet FDA guidelines.”

The recall resulted from a routine surveillance sample collected by the Company and the Food and Drug Administration. Arthur Dogswell has ceased distribution of the affected product.

Consumers who have purchased VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins from the affected lot codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If the affected product was purchased online, consumers should contact the internet retailer to understand their specific return and refund process. Consumers with questions may contact Arthur Dogswell at 1-888-559-8833 from 8AM to 5PM PST, Monday through Friday, or leave a message at any time.

SOURCE, FDA release: Arthur Dogswell LLC Voluntarily Recalls Catswell Brand Vitakitty Chicken Breast With Flaxseed And Vitamins Because Of Possible Health Risk

Be safe and feed Life's Abundance Cat food, treats and supplements found at: www.pipschoice.com

Monday, July 2, 2012

In this heat...Make sure your dogs have water

More water please
Here we are in the heat of summer.  Please remember to keep water down for your dogs and other animals.  I drink more water in these hot temperture and I know that the animals would like to also. Try adding ice to their water bowl, freeze water in a bowl and allow them to lick that.  Anyway you do it, just make sure they are getting plenty of water. 

Website down at Life's Abundance Pet Food

Independent Field Rep 40056360 at PipsChoice.com
This is from our main office. 

As announced on June 21st, we have relocated to our new corporate headquarters in Jupiter, FL. Unfortunately, we have encountered difficulties re-establishing our online presence.

Even though our servers and web site are internally functional, our internet provider misconfigured our circuitry, which is why the Life’s Abundance web site appears to be down. Furthermore, the impediment is causing problems with individual replicator sites. This is a temporary glitch, and we are working diligently to resolve the issue. At this time, we are unable to provide an estimate on the timeline for return to full functionality, but we will notify you as soon as everything returns to normal.

In the mean time, please utilize our call center, which is fully operational. Operators are standing by to assist you and your customers – simply call our toll-free number at 877-387-4564 . Independent Field Rep 40056360 Our call center team is standing by to help process new orders, make changes to Autoships and to provide a helping hand during the transition.

We truly appreciate your patience while we work to restore full functionality and will update you as soon as we know more.

7/2/12
Life's Abundance, Inc.
Jupiter, Florida 33458 - 877-387-4564

Saturday, May 12, 2012

RECALL Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management

Nestle Purina has recalled one lot of canned cat food due to low levels of thiamine:

Nestle Purina PetCare (NPP) is voluntarily recalling one specific lot of its Purina Veterinary Diets® OM Overweight Management canned cat food, available through veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada. This precautionary measure is being taken in response to one consumer complaint received by FDA. Analytical testing of the product sample by FDA indicated a low level of thiamine (Vitamin B1). Purina has received no other complaints of thiamine-related or any other health issues related to this product.

Only cans with the following “Best By” date and production code shown are included in this voluntary recall:

Purina Veterinary Diets® OM (Overweight Management) Feline Formula
Can size: 5.5 oz.
Best by date & production code: JUN 2013 11721159
Can UPC code: 38100 – 13810

*”Best By” Date and Production Code are found on the bottom of the can.

Cats fed this affected lot exclusively for several weeks may be at risk for developing a thiamine deficiency. Thiamine is essential for cats. Symptoms of deficiency displayed by an affected cat can be gastrointestinal or neurological in nature. Early signs of thiamine deficiency may include decreased appetite, salivation, vomiting and weight loss. In advanced cases, neurological signs can develop, which may include ventriflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, wobbly walking, falling, circling and seizures. Contact your veterinarian immediately if your cat is displaying any of these signs. If treated promptly, thiamine deficiency is typically reversible.

This product was distributed to veterinary clinics between June, 2011 and May, 2012 throughout the U.S. and Canada. The product is not sold in retail stores.  You find it at Vets offices.

No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved in this voluntary recall. No other Purina Veterinary Diets® products are involved, and only Purina Veterinary Diets® OM canned cat food which match the “Best By” dates and production code above are included in this recall.

Consumers who have purchased Purina Veterinary Diets® OM canned cat food cans with these specific “Best By” Date and Production Codes should discontinue feeding the product, and discard it. 

At Nestle Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of our products are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund, please contact Nestle Purina as follows:

U.S. Consumers & Veterinarians: Call toll-free 1-800-982-8837 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, or visit www.purinaveterinarydiets.com .

Canadian Consumers & Veterinarians:Call toll-free 1-866-884-8387 Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time, or visit www.purina.ca.

For more information visit www.purinaveterinarydiets.com

Feed Life's Abundance - Never Been Recalled - Safest, Freshest Cat Food
Order at WWW.PIPSCHOICE.COM

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

2012 Pet Food recall video information


This is John, he is my Life's Abundance up line rep. 
He has put together a video to explain the scariness of this recall.
Life's Abundance has never been recalled.
www.pipschoice.com

Monday, May 7, 2012

Dog Food Recalls food list - 2012

It is an unfortunate reality, yet another widespread pet food recall has been issued. At this time, it is a voluntary recall including 14 different pet food brands sold in more than 40 states due to possible salmonella contamination. The pet food brands involved in this recall May 2012 are listed below:
- 4Health found at Tractor Supply
- Apex found only in North Carolina and South Carolina
- Canidae found at most stores
- Chicken Soup For the Pet Lover's Soul found at most stores
- Country Value through dealers and on line shopping
- Diamond found at most stores
- Diamond Naturals found at most stores
- Kaytee Fort-Diets for Mouse, Rat and Hamster found at stores
- Kirkland found at Costco
- Natural Balance found at most stores
- Premium Edge found at Online stores, Pet Food Direct; The Farm Store; Buster's Natural Pet Supply; Online Pet Depot
- Professional found through dealers in many states
- Taste Of The Wild found at most stores
- Wellness found at most stores

In addition, according to The Center for Disease Control, 14 people in nine states have been infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infants. The CDC reported that multiple brands of dry pet food produced by Diamond Pet Foods at a single manufacturing facility have been linked to some of these infections.

This recall does not affect any of my Life’s Abundance products. We are fully confident that our products are completely safe. Life's Abundance wants you to know that we employ numerous safety and quality controls to ensure the highest quality of our products.
www.pipschoice.com to read all the information about our products.

Friday, May 4, 2012

May 4, 2012 Diamond Pet Foods: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Taste of the Wild, more

Yet more recalls from Diamond.

It's time for a change - Feed a brand that HAS NEVER been recalled Life's Abundance through Pipschoice an independent field representative

Diamond Pet Foods Expands Voluntary Recall of Dry Pet Food Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination

Batches of the brands manufactured between
December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 are affected

Consumer Contact: 866-918-8756
Media Contact: 816-255-1974

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 4, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods today announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall to include batches of nine brands of dry pet food formulas manufactured between December 9, 2011 and April 7, 2012 due to potential Salmonella contamination.

In April 2012, Diamond Pet Foods initiated three voluntary recalls of Diamond manufactured dry dog food. Although none of the additional products being recalled have tested positive for Salmonella, the company is pulling them from store shelves as a precaution. Diamond Pet Foods is coordinating efforts with federal and state health and regulatory agencies and decided to independently expand the recall to ensure the safety and well-being of customers and their pets.

The company stated: “We have taken corrective actions at our Gaston, S.C., facility and voluntarily expanded the recall out of concern for our customers and their pets.”

Brands included in the recall include:

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Country Value Diamond Diamond Naturals Premium Edge Professional 4Health Taste of the Wild
To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags that have a number “2” or a “3” in the 9th or 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed above are December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

The following graphic illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:

The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states and Canada. Further distribution through other pet food channels may have occurred.

Alabama
Florida
Georgia
Indiana
Kentucky
Massachusetts
Maryland
Michigan
Mississippi
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Virginia
Canada

The Kirkland Signature products included in the recall include:

Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Maintenance Cat Chicken & Rice Formula (Best Before December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Cat Formula (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)
Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs (December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013)

To determine if their pet food is recalled, consumers should check the production codes on the back of bags must have both a number “3” in the 10th digit and an “X” in the 11th digit. The best-before dates for the recalled brands listed are December 9, 2012 through January 31, 2013.

The following illustrates how to read the production code and best-before date:

The recall affects only products distributed in the following U.S. states, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Maryland
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
Tennessee
Vermont
Virginia
Canada
Puerto Rico

Diamond Pet Foods apologizes for any issues this may cause consumers and their pets. Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Diamond Pet Foods via a toll free call at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST. Consumers may also go to a special website, www.diamondpetrecall.com, for more information. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all affected product is removed from shelves.

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. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella. We are working with the CDC, but due to patient confidentiality, we cannot comment further.

See the Diamond Pet Food Recall website for more info.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

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Be sure to join our Thursday night WEBINAR tonight @ 8:30pm est.
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Monday, April 23, 2012

Flint River Ranch Spring/Summer Holiday shipping 2012

The following dates the Flint River Ranch will be closed and UPS ground services will not operate.
  • Monday, May 28, 2012 in observation of Memorial Day
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in observation of Independence Day
  • Monday, September 3, 2012 in observation of Labor Day
If you are new to Flint River Ranch you can place your order at www.frrco.com/120855 or at www.spottsgrooming.com and click on
Flint River.
Flint River Ranch - Proudly Made and Sourced in the USA

Friday, April 20, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Pippin & Bosco at the duck pond


Here's Pippin out at the duck pond. 
He enjoys walking there because he love to see the ducks and geese that live there.  I told him I was going to take some pictures and he of course struck a pose.  He also enjoys the treats Bosco carries in his backpack.  Want to know what the poodles love to snack on? Click on Pippin out at the duck pond to find out.


Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter from Spotts Grooming

Because He lives I can face tomorrow

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lhasa Apso grooming

Miss Maggie's day at the spa
Sweet face of a precious pal

Check out Spotts Grooming for grooming pricing and appointment making.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods Recalls April 6, 2012

Here we go again...
More salmonella contamination...
When will pet owners get the hint to stay away from companies who routinely have recalls?
It's simple, just feed your pets the BEST. It actually costs less now and in the long run.


www.pipschoice.com
www.lifesabundance.com/spotts

Diamond Pet Foods Voluntarily Recalls Limited Number of
Dry Dog Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk

Recall is limited to one formula of Diamond Naturals distributed to 12 states; no illnesses reported
Consumer Contact: 800-442-0402
Media Contact: 816-255-1974


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 05, 2012

Diamond Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No illnesses have been reported and no other Diamond manufactured products are affected.

Individuals handling dry pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this 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. Rarely, salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The product, Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice, was distributed to customers located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia, who may have further distributed the product to other states, through pet food channels.


Product Name Bag Size Production Code & “Best Before” Code
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 6lb DLR0101D3XALW Best Before 04 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 20lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101C31XMF Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101C31XAG Best Before 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice 40lb DLR0101D32XMS Best Before 04 Jan 2013


Consumers who have purchased the Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice with the specific production and “Best Before” codes should discontinue feeding the product and discard it.
At Diamond Pet Foods, the safety of our products is our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience this recall may have caused. For further information or to obtain a product refund please call us at 800-442-0402 or visit www.diamondpet.com.