During the holiday gift-giving season, it is not uncommon for well-meaning animal lovers to give pets as presents. Although veterinarians know this is usually not a good idea, many people fail to consider all aspects of responsible pet ownership before getting or giving a pet.
As part of its public outreach campaign, OVMA is airing educational commercials on ONN radio stations across the state. The fourth and final commercial of 2012 will air in December and deal with responsible pet ownership. OVMA invites members to link to the commercial from their Web sites and social media profiles to help educate their clients about the responsibilities that come with owning an animal.
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Nature’s Recipe is voluntarily recalling a limited supply of Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken, manufactured in one of its U.S. production facilities. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.
Following a nationwide recall of peanut butter made by Sunland Inc., Dog for Dog has recalled its Dogsbutter canine peanut butter treat out of caution. The initial recall began after 29 people contracted Salmonella in 18 states. No Dogsbutter products have tested positive yet for Salmonella contamination, but CEO Rocky Keever stated the company wanted to err on the side of caution.
All the recalled products may be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. No other Dog for Dog products are included in this recall, which includes products manufactured from May 1 through Oct. 1.
To view the complete list of Sunland’s recalled products, visit the FDA’s website.
Kasel Associated Industries is voluntarily recalling its Boots & Barkley six-count, 5-in. American Beef Bully Sticks, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company has ceased production and is working with the FDA to determine the source of contamination, which was discovered during routine sampling.
Petco announced a recall of three varieties of stainless steel pet food bowls after discovering that one of its foreign suppliers used stainless steel containing small quantities of Cobalt-60.
Arthur Dogswell is voluntarily recalling 1,050 cartons of Catswell brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins due to possible propylene glycol contamination. Propylene glycol may lead to anemia and oxidative cell damage, though no illnesses have been reported yet. The contaminant was identified during routine FDA testing.
Three subsidiaries of Land O’Lakes have recalled feed products, including an expansion of the recent PMI Nutrition International recall, due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. All of the products involved in the recalls were manufactured at a feed plant in Richmond, Ind., between April 2, 2012, and May 8, 2012, and were distributed across the United States.
Purina Feed issues a voluntary recall of certain Purina® feed products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. Elevated vitamin D levels may be result in lack of interest in eating, weight loss, possible joint stiffness and even death. No complaints have been reported yet.
The products were distributed nationwide between April 2, 2012, and May 8, 2012. The affected product should not be used, and where applicable, be returned to the retail dealer.
Feed Solutions is voluntarily recalling certain varieties of feed products due to the potential for elevated vitamin D levels. While no customer complaints have been received to date, elevated vitamin D levels may cause death or otherwise be harmful to animals and fish if fed for extended periods, potentially resulting in lack of interest in eating, weight loss and possible joint stiffness.
Nature’s Variety has voluntary recalled its Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs. The food itself is not contaminated, but some products are not remaining fresh for the full shelf life and an off-odor smell is developing.
The products impacted are listed below:
- UPC# 7 69949 60420 4 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 5 lb
- UPC# 7 69949 60425 9 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 15 lb
- UPC# 7 69949 60430 3 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 30 lb
- UPC# 7 69949 60432 7 – Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 3 oz sample
Consumers who have purchased one of the above products can obtain a full refund or exchange it for a different variety by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer.
Contact Nature’s Variety at 888.519.7387 or online for more information.