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Northwest Naturals Dog Food Recall | February 2018

Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling its 5-pound frozen Chicken and Salmon pet food chubs because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. [Read more…]

The Benefits of Pet Health Insurance

“It’s going to be how much?” I asked, hoping I was hearing zeros where there weren’t.

“About $1500 for the surgery, and a little more for medication and follow-up visits.”  My vet said apologetically.  

We had visited after my bulldog took one of her usual running leaps onto a deck and didn’t quite make it, continuing to limp around the house for days.  X-rays revealed she had snapped her medial collateral ligament, or MCL.  The vet had recommended repairing it with surgery, and I, a poor student who adored her dog, agreed.  I applied for a CareCredit pet care loan, and she had her surgery that week.  I made payments on my loan for over a year due to a high interest rate.  The surgery happened when my dog was five-years-old, and she is now a very happy and healthy twelve-year-old. [Read more…]

The Importance of Dental Care for Your Pets

As a pet owner you may be very familiar with this scene; it’s another early morning and your dog wants to go out, he comes by your side of the bed to be the alarm clock and then his breath hits you.  Suddenly, you’re wide awake to the smell of not-so-fresh breath, and your first stop for the morning is to get some minty dog biscuits.  [Read more…]

Smucker Withdraws Multiple Dog Food Brands

February 15, 2018 — J.M. Smucker Company has initiated a voluntary withdrawal of various wet dog food products due to the potential to contain low levels of pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. [Read more…]

Redbarn Bully Stick Dog Chews Recall

February 10, 2018 — Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is voluntarily recalling its Redbarn Naturals 7-inch Bully Stick Dog Chews 3-pack because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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How Furry Footsteps LLC Rises Above the Rest

One of the first questions a client will ask themselves is, “Is this a professional service I want in my home?”  With so many different individuals advertising their assistance, testimonials of Furry Footsteps LLC years of professional skills show they are more committed and knowledgeable than their competitors.  Here are three families, the stories of their furry friends, and the ways Furry Footsteps LLC has become invaluable: [Read more…]

Dog Flu: What it Looks Like and What to Do?

Unless you have been living off the grid recently, you may have heard about the invasion of a new disease for your dog.  A particularly scary video showed a dog repeatedly jerking their head, almost like a seizure, that admonishes owners to watch out for the flu.  The real question is; what is dog flu, what can you do about it, and should you really be worried?  Read on to explore what we learned after thoroughly researching this topic!

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Does Aromatherapy Work in Pets?

Whether you view it as New Age hooey or a modern miracle, aromatherapy is pervasive in both health and lifestyle forums.  The use of essential oils for scent therapy has now reached a new audience; the household pet.  Furry Footsteps LLC has looked into the topic to let you know the facts of the matter and whether it is worth pursuing for your pet. 

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Primal Dog Food Recall December 2017


 

December 21, 2017 — Primal Pet Foods of Fairfield, California, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 5 of its freeze-dried poultry products because their grind size exceeds the ideal size of ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats.

What’s Recalled?

Affected products include Primal Canine and Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry Formulas.

Click here for a more readable copy of the following list of recalled products.

 

What to Do?

The company asks that affected products be returned to the Primal retailer from where they were originally purchased for full credit.

Those unable to return the product directly to the retailer are invited to contact Primal Customer Service at 866-566-4652 extension 2 or by email at support@primalpetfoods.com

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

8 Holiday Ingredients to Keep Out of the Food Bowl

Holidays bring with them plenty of treats for both the eyes and the stomachs.  Plenty of us leave the family dinner table with indigestion from unfamiliar and extra-rich ingredients, but for your furry family members it can be a once a year opportunity to gorge on new items.  From your cat invading the countertops for a food raid to houseguests sneaking the family dog some scraps from the table, this time of year is also the time for you to keep an extra eye out for dangerous ingredients. 

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