Monday, April 23, 2018

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Recall Alert! OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce and Freeze Dried Sardines


No illnesses have been reported, but OC Raw Dog is recalling some of its products for 2 different reasons. One of the reasons is some fish are large enough to cause a risk of botulism. Wow, that's a new one. 








Maker: OC Raw Dog, LLC
Causes: Potential for listeria; potential for Clostridium botulinum
Announcement: FDA announcements (1st Notice) and (2nd Notice), dated April 20, 2018
What was recalled: The following products:
  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox, 3lb., UPC #022099069171, Lot #3652, Best by Oct. 11, 2018
  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Sliders, 4lb., UPC #095225852640, Best by Oct. 11, 2018
  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Dozen Patty Bag, 6.5 lb., UPC #022099069225, Best by Oct. 11, 2018
  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox, 7 lb., UPC #095225852756, Best by Oct. 11, 2018
  • OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines, 3.2 oz bag, UPC #095225853043
OC Raw Dog announced this as 2 separate voluntary recalls. The Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation has the potential for listeria contamination — a state agriculture department has reported a positive test for listeria in a sample of the food, although there have been no reports to date of illnesses in pets or people.
The second OC Raw Dog recall, for the Freeze Dried Sardines, stems from the fact that the fish are larger than the FDA compliance guideline of 5 inches. The federal safety agency says larger fish like this carry a higher risk of botulism poisoning.
Clostridium botulinum can cause severe and potentially fatal toxicity in both animals consuming the pet treat and people handling the pet treat or coming in contact with contact areas that have been exposed to the product,” according to the FDA.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Recall Alert! Vital Essentials Beef Toppers and Beef Entrée


This is the 4th recall of Vital Essentials in the past 3 years, and salmonella is once again to blame.





Salmonella. That's the feared contaminant in a recall of 2 different products from Vital Essentials (one for dogs & cats, and the other just for dogs). 


Maker: Carnivore Meat Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Customer email dated April 16, 2018
What was recalled: The following 2 varieties and dates of Vital Essentials:
  • Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers (for dogs and cats), 6 oz. packages, Lot #13815, Best by June 4, 2019, or June 20, 2019
  • Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs, 5 lb. chubs, Lot #13816, Best by Dec. 27, 2018
According to the email, which Petful has confirmed with a company spokesperson, this recall arose out of concern that some of the products may be contaminated with salmonella.
“A single package of product, which was produced on the same day, was collected and tested by FDA for the presence of salmonella,” the email stated, adding: “We expect that very few, if any, packages remain in the market.”
No other Vital Essentials products are subject to this voluntary recall.
This is the 4th recall of Vital Essentials in the past 3 years, all because of potential salmonella or listeria contamination.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Recall Alert! TruDog Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Booster


TruPet LLC is calling this a "withdrawal" of a single lot of its beef-flavored Boost Me raw freeze-dried dog food topper. This is the 2nd recall for the company this year.





Maker: TruPet LLC
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Customer email dated April 13, 2018
What was recalled: The company is calling this a “withdrawal” of a single lot of TruDog Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Booster, Lot #20190531 13815
We learned about this recall from a Petful subscriber (and TruDog customer) who shared the company’s email with us.
In the email, Lori Taylor, CEO of TruPet LLC, said, “We have decided as a company to withdraw the product from the market and replace it with new product immediately, as our new testing protocols have indicated there could be a risk for salmonella in 667 cases.”
Taylor stressed that only the single lot number listed above is part of this action, and no other TruPet products are affected. “And while this is a limited number of bags, considering we have boosted over 1,500,000 bowls — even one sick dog is too many in my book, and we are committed to being maniacs on a mission to ensure the safety of all our pets,” she said.
TruDog Boost Me is a raw “freeze-dried beef dog food topper and versatile supplement.” If you have a package of Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Booster with Lot #20190531 13815, call the company at 1-800-476-8808 for a refund or replacement.
Petful verified the email, and a customer rep named Sue added, “We have already notified the customers that were affected, and no dogs have been reported sick.”
TruPet has not yet, from what we can tell, alerted anyone other than the “affected” customers. The company apparently has not shared this news with the rest of its customers and has not shared the news with the general public. But all of us (i.e., TruPet’s potential customers) have every right to know.
So, this looks to us to be a textbook example of a silent recall ~ if we hadn’t shared this news today, YOU wouldn’t know about it right now.
When asked by Petful why the company has not opted to inform the general public of this recall, Sue responded that “only the customers who purchased this particular lot number would potentially have been affected by the withdrawal. Any future purchases of the Boost Me would not be affected.”
Another Petful subscriber, D., has written in to tell us she is a TruDog customer and did not receive an email from the company about this recall. Even though she didn’t have any product with the specific lot number being recalled, she says she still had a right to know. “I got pretty upset.… I have been ordering from them for a couple of years,” she says. “How unprofessional of them not to contact [all of] their customers.”
This is the 2nd recall of 2018 for TruPet LLC, and the 2nd in the company’s history. In February, a positive salmonella test from a state agriculture department led to a voluntary recall of a single lot of TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight dog treats.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

YL Essential Oils and Pets: A Quick How-To






You love to share essential oils with your family, so it makes sense that you want to share them with your pets as well! Before you begin using essential oils for pets, you need to know the answers to some important questions. Can you use essential oils on dogs, cats, and other pets the same way you use them on yourself? How much should you use? What is the best way to administer oils for topical and internal use?
Check out our quick and easy how-to guide and get tips and info that will answer your questions about essential oils for dogs, cats, and other animals!*

Basic Guidelines

Essential oils and pet
There are some general tips and suggestions you’ll want to keep in mind as you share essential oils with your furry friends.
* Do not use essential oils on and around cats under 10 weeks old, and avoid using oils on and around puppies.

* Animals are generally more sensitive to essential oils than humans are. It’s best to heavily dilute essential oils and use them in moderation.

* Every animal is different, so carefully observe how your animal responds to essential oils. Use common sense and good judgment as you try different methods.

* Be especially careful to not get essential oils in an animal’s eyes.

* If diffusing, always allow cats to leave the room as well as access to areas where they can avoid the diffused oil.

* With all animals, avoid using high-phenol oils ~ such as 
Oregano, Wintergreen, Clove, Mountain Savory, and Thyme. This is especially important with cats.

* Use special caution with cats and essential oils. Avoid applying citrus oils topically, diffusing the scent around cats, and having your cat ingest them.

Every animal is different so use your best judgment and basic common sense when it comes to your own pets. For example, my cats love to be near the diffusers throughout the house but will leave the room if I am diffusing an oil they don't care for. Mostly, they love the oils and will lick them off my hand when I use them topically. I have experienced no adverse effects with any of our animals over the many, many years I have been using Young Living. And, even my Animal Reiki clients respond well to the oils! Animals are incredibly intuitive regarding their own needs, therefore, I allow the animals to "talk" to me when working with them. 


Essential Oil Acclimation

Your pets may need some time to adjust to the new scents and sensations of essential oils. Use these tips to introduce your pets to essential oils in an easy and comfortable way.
* Wear essential oils throughout the day so your pets will be exposed to the aroma as you hold them, play, or snuggle on the sofa.

*Diffuse essential oils in spaces where your pets like to relax. Keep in mind that dogs tend to stay in a room with their human even if something is bothering them. Closely watch for signs of irritation ~ such as whining, sniffing, nervousness, and excessive scratching ~ while diffusing around them.

* Apply an essential oil to your hands and let your pets smell them so they can explore the scent on their own terms.

* If your pets are jittery or resistant to essential oils, try applying an oil to yourself and staying near the pets for several minutes so they can get used to the aroma.

* Use extra caution around birds, fish, and pocket pets! 


V-6 Vegetable Oil ComplexDilution for Topical Application

Your animal’s size affects the amount of oil you should use and how much you should dilute for topical application.
* For cats, small dogs, and other smaller animals, use a carrier oil ~ such as V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex ~ to dilute the essential oil before application. We suggest at least a 4:1 ratio of carrier oil to essential oil.

* If you’re using essential oils on medium-sized animals ~ like large dogs ~ dilute 3:1 carrier oil to essential oil.

* For very large animals ~ including horses and cattle ~ start with a 1:1 dilution and, if desired, move to the directions indicated on the bottle.


Topical Use

Once your pets are used to essential oils, they’ll better handle topical application. Keep these tips in mind as you experiment with using essential oils on your pets.
Animal Scents Ointment* We recommend applying to the paws for dogs, using the "petting" method for cats, and to the spine and flanks for animals with hooves.

* For easy and comfortable application, rub oils (and carrier oil) between your own hands and then apply by stroking the animal.

* For easier application in large or hard-to-reach areas, combine essential oils with V-6 or with water in a spray bottle. Spray into your hands and then apply to animals rather than spraying directly on the animal . . . especially smaller animals who may not like the spray bottle.

* Use Animal Scents® Ointment to seal and protect any areas where essential oils have been applied.


Internal Use

Animals can ingest essential oils, but you need to follow some general rules before you serve up an oil-infused meal for your pets.
We recommend consulting with a trained veterinarian who has experience with essential oils prior to administering oils internally to your pets. You should not attempt to mix oils with food unless directed by a veterinarian. If you choose to mix essential oils with your pets’ food, keep in mind that the smell may make the food undesirable to the pets; this is especially true for cats.

* If you apply oils to your pets’ paws, they will likely lick and consume some of this essential oil as they groom and play. Make sure you dilute heavily so the amount your pet ingests or absorbs is minimal.

* Never force your pets to consume essential oils or food mixed with essential oils.


Supplemental Products

Young Living also offers a full line of animal-specific products, including essential oil blends made just for animals, cat treats, dental pet chews, and Animal Scents® Shampoo. Log on to our website and search 'Animal Scents Pet Care' to find something your pets will love!

AnimalScents Oils - Young Living Essential Oils


Looking for even more ways to show your furry friends some love? Check out our Healing Oils For Animals Facebook page! 
*If your pet or animal has a known health issue, please consult your veterinarian before administering essential oils.

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Raven is an engaging entrepreneur who encourages others to celebrate pets (and ALL animals) as part of the family, as well as keep them happy, healthy, and spoiled with her Holistic Healing, Animal Intuition, Aromatherapy, Animal Reiki (www.HolisticPetsAndPeeps.com & www.HealingOilsForAnimals.com), as well as her premium pet food business (http://www.PremiumPetFoodStore.com)

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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Recall Alert! Darwin’s Natural Selections and ZooLogics Dog Foods








UPDATED: FDA Investigates Pattern of Contamination in Certain Raw Pet Foods Made by Arrow Reliance Inc., Including Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food


The FDA wants consumers to know that Darwin's has a "pattern of contamination" and "a history of recalls and multiple complaints." Here's what you need to know.


Maker: Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
Cause: Potential for salmonella and E. coli
Announcement: FDA report dated March 26, 2018
What was recalled: The following raw dog foods, sold in 2 lb. flexible film packages:
  • ZooLogics Turkey Meals for Dogs, Lot #44127, manufactured Feb. 4, 2018
  • ZooLogics Chicken With Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Lot #4403743887, manufactured Feb. 7, 2018
  • Natural Selections Chicken With Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Lot #43887, manufactured Jan. 30, 2018
  • Natural Selections Duck With Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Lot #44147, manufactured Feb. 5, 2018
This recall announcement ~ the latest in a string of Darwin’s recalls ~ was made public by the FDA in a blistering report chronicling numerous problems with this pet food over the past couple of years. At least 1 kitten has died of a salmonella infection after consuming one of the products, and other pets have reportedly been sickened.
The FDA seems to take particular exception to the fact that Darwin’s and its manufacturer, Arrow Reliance Inc., issue “silent recalls” rather than alerting the general public. “Arrow Reliance/Darwin’s Natural has notified its customers directly of the recalls, but has so far not issued any public notification announcing this or any of the previous recalls,” the FDA notes.
The agency maintains a “zero-tolerance policy” on salmonella and other bacteria in pet food because of the risk to both pets and humans. Pets can get sick from salmonella, listeria or E. coli ~ and they can also pass these bacteria on to their human companions. “Pet owners who choose to feed raw pet food should be aware of the risks associated with these products,” the FDA says.
Meanwhile, Darwin’s has been waging a bit of a war with the FDA, saying that the agency’s zero-tolerance policy itself is to blame for all the recalls of its products. Darwin’s founder Gary Tashjian has claimed that any pathogens in the pet food “are at such low levels that dogs and cats typically can process them without any issue.”
One thing’s for certain: The FDA isn’t holding back any punches. The agency seems to be on a mission to make sure consumers know that Darwin’s has a “pattern of contamination” and “a history of … recalls and multiple complaints.” And the FDA clearly feels that Darwin’s isn’t being transparent enough about these ongoing problems.

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Recall Alert! Blue Ridge Beef BRB Complete Dog Food







A single lot of Blue Ridge Beef BRB Complete frozen dog food is being recalled because of the potential for contamination with salmonella and listeria.


Maker: Blue Ridge Beef
Cause: Potential for salmonella and listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated March 26, 2018
What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of BRB Complete dog food, Lot #GA0131, manufactured January 31, 2018
According to the FDA announcement, “There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety.”
This is the 2nd recall of 2018 for Blue Ridge Beef. The company recalled a frozen raw cat food on March 1 for the same reason: potential salmonella and listeria contamination.
The affected lot of BRB Complete was distributed in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee and North Carolina.

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Recall Alert! Milo’s Kitchen Dog Treats





Maker: The J.M. Smucker Company
Cause: Potentially elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone
Announcement: Company news release dated March 22, 2018
What was recalled: The following specific sizes and dates of these Milo’s Kitchen dog treats:
  • Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 18 oz., UPC #079100518227, best by either Nov. 15, 2018 or April 26, 2019
  • Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 22 oz., UPC #079100518234, best by April 26, 2019
  • Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe With Angus Steak, 10 oz., UPC #079100527762, best by April 26, 2019
  • Milo’s Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites With Sweet Potato and Bacon, 15 oz., UPC #079100521265, best by Nov. 19, 2018
According to the company’s news release, “The FDA informed Smucker of 3 illness reports, and we immediately initiated a voluntary recall of the limited, impacted production.”
The dog treats were distributed nationally, and this recall is limited to the 2 specific varieties, dates and sizes noted above.
The FDA has said that “pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.”

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Recall Alert! Rad Cat Raw Diet





Maker: Radagast Pet Food, Inc.
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated March 20, 2018
What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diets:
  • Free-Range Chicken, Lot #62762, best by Oct. 19, 2018, UPC #851536 001036 (8 oz.), UPC #851536 001043 (16 oz.) or UPC #851536 001050 (24 oz.)
  • Free-Range Turkey, Lot #62926, best by May 3, 2019, UPC #851536 001005 (8 oz.), UPC #851536 001012 (16 oz.) or UPC #851536 001029 (24 oz.)
According to the announcement on the FDA website, the recall is confined to a single lot of both the chicken recipe and the turkey recipe, and no pet or human illnesses have been reported.
The recalled chicken recipe was shipped in May 2017 to distributors in California, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. The turkey recipe was shipped in December 2017 to California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington, and was sold in pet stores.
The announcement explains, “The company was notified by the FDA and the Ohio Department of Agriculture after several tubs of multiple varieties of Rad Cat Raw Diet were purchased and tested. All samples tested negative for E.coli and salmonella, but 2 tested positive for listeria monocytogenes.”
View the FDA Recall Alert here:

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