Your Dogs Mouth Will Water When They See The Bag Of Grain Free Turkey And Berry Chewies

Your dog will love this mouth-watering, grain-free recipe featuring free-range turkey, pumpkin and three berries. Turkey & Berry Chewies have a smoky flavor so intensely and irresistibly yummy, your pup will do the happy dance every time you break out the bag. 

This wholesome recipe features free-range turkey and turkey liver, supplying premium protein plus succulent raspberries, blueberries and cranberries for an antioxidant boost to every mouthwatering bite. 

Pumpkin contributes to the texture of these tasty tidbits, delectable for dogs of all ages and sizes. To top it all off, the bite-size, grain-free goodness is gently sweetened with a kiss of molasses. No fillers, artificial preservatives, colors or flavors.

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Overdoing Multivitamins? Is That Even Possible?

Overdoing Vitamins

Almost everywhere - from Facebook to the pretty pages of your favorite magazine to the packaging of your go-to foods - you’ll read that getting your vitamins and minerals from fruits and veggies is an important aspect of living a Nutritious Life1. And, that’s spot on! 

However, we don’t live in a perfect world, so while it would be ideal to get all of the things we need from our diet, this often is easier said than done. 

Supplementing your healthy diet that’s packed with fruit and veggies (and whole grains, healthy fats and lean protein!) is often necessary. However, there is such thing as too much of a good thing.

Unlike water soluble vitamins that dissolve in water and are excreted by the body if taken in excess, fat soluble vitamins go through your digestive tract, into the lymph system, and then into the blood to be stored in fat and liver cells. Since theses vitamins can’t be excreted, over accumulation of them can lead to toxicity and negative health side effects. What’s a healthy wannabe to do? 

Can you overdo vitamins

Vitamins A, D, and E are all considered fat soluble (K is too!), and should be supplemented with caution. 

Hypervitaminosis of vitamin A can cause bone pain, changes in vision, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, jaundice, and itchy or peeling skin2. If it becomes a prolonged chronic problem, accumulation of vitamin A can even lead to liver damage. 

Overconsumption of vitamin D has even been shown to cause hypercalcemia3 (too much calcium in the blood), which can weaken the integrity of your bones and cause complications in both your brain and heart. 

In one study, intake of vitamin E over 400 IU per day was associated with increased overall risk of death4, and high doses through multivitamins have been known to cause nausea, vomiting, fatigue, blurred vision, or rashes5

Fortunately, there's a simple solution. Life’s Abundance Multivitamin provides these critical vitamins and minerals, but was developed and formulated to ensure that the nourishing ingredients are in amounts you need to simply SUPP-lement the diet, not overdo it. 

Unlike some competing brands that overload their supplements, Life’s Abundance knows that more is not always more! You don’t want to bombard your body with an endless list (and amount) of vitamins and minerals that will only be excreted out, or end up causing you more harm than good. 

An extra bonus? Our proprietary spice blend and black pepper fruit extract in this multi will supply you with an additional boost of nutrition!

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article by Keri Glassman, MS.RD.CDN

References:

  1. http://nutritiouslife.com
  2. http://www.healthline.com/health/hypervitaminosis-a#diagnosis6
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3191699
  4. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/Press_releases/2004/11_10_04.html
  5. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-954-vitamin+e.aspx

The Real Reasons Why People Prefer Cats

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Ask any pet lover if they consider themselves Team Cat or Team Dog, and you’re probably going to get some strong opinions. Although the number of U.S. households with dogs exceeds those with cats, felines win in measures of overall numbers. According to the latest survey, about 94 million felines live in the U.S. right now. Clearly, plenty of people play for Team Cat. 

After a long dark era where cat lovers were given a hard time (crazy cat lady stereotypes, anyone?), I’m pleased to see the merits of living with cats far outweighing any negative remarks. In fact, we seem to be enjoying a great renaissance of cat appreciation! Even in the virtual world, cats rule the internet thanks to endless YouTube videos. They're beautiful, mysterious creatures who share a deep and abiding connection with us mere humans. What’s not to love? 

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If you spend enough time talking to people who consider themselves cat people, a few common themes emerge. Let’s take a look at some of the top reasons people find themselves gravitating towards Team Cat … 

  1. Ease of Care. When you bring home a puppy, you wind up with a 10-page list of requirements covering training, harnesses, toys and socialization. Cat parents view such lists with mild amusement. By comparison, cats are pretty low-maintenance. Once you cover the basic necessities such as food, water and a litter box, the rest is just bonus points! 
  1. Independence. Cats are naturally independent, unlike dogs who long to be part of a pack. Of course, certain cats are more social than others, but overall they aren’t as stressed by alone time as your average dog. To many people, this laid-back relationship can be very appealing! Like the cool kid in school who's a bit aloof, you almost love them just a little bit more.
  1. Big Personalities. Interestingly enough, both dog lovers and cat lovers mention personality as one of the reasons they chose one over the other. Clearly, they’re both right. It’s all about who meshes best with the family!

On a purely personal note, certain types of people tend to gravitate towards feline companionship. Folks who describe themselves as introverted, laid-back, shy, refined and independent seem to be naturally inclined toward the feline temperament. There are some who also claim intelligence as a trait of cat people, but as a dog person myself I’m not going to touch that one!

As for the notion that it’s mostly women who love cats, nothing could be further from the truth! Cat dudes are loud and proud with their love of all things feline. A few feline fans who just so happen to be famous guys include Christopher Walken, Macklemore, James Franco, Gilles Marini, Russell Brand and Tom Hardy!

Of course, there are many among us who simply can't pick one over the other. In fact, more than half of cat households are also dog households. My son and I are Team Dog while my husband and daughter are Team Cat. We're fortunate enough to have one of each, and we all love them both equally! While it’s fun to play up the differences between dog people and cat people, we’re all animal lovers, and that’s what matters the most.

So, how about you? Are you a charter member of Team Cat? Share your reasons why in the comments section below.

Dr Jessica Vogelsang and Rich and Lisa Jelinek www.HealthyPetPeeps.com

written by Dr. Jessica Vogelsang, DVM

(here we are with Dr V)

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Life's Abundance Greens Blend Is Not Your Average Greens Drink! It's Gluten Free and GMO Free Too!

Life’s Abundance Greens Blend has a delicious-yet-subtle berry flavor and silky smooth texture. It mixes easily with water or into your favorite smoothie. It is one of the best tasting GMO-free greens blends on the market and leaves no "grassy" aftertaste. 

  • Non GMO
  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Soy free
  • Dairy free
  • Naturally flavored
  • No added sugar
  • No artificial flavors
  • No artificial colors
  • No artificial preservatives


Our Greens Blend nourishes your body with a blend of raw, certified-organic grasses plus certified, organic mushrooms. 

Our organic raw greens are grown in glacial soil and cut at peak harvest before the jointing stage, so you're getting the best quality greens. Because they are raw, they retain more nutrients than cooked greens. 

To boost this formula’s nutrient value, we added a certified organic blend of reishi, maitake, and shitake mushrooms to provide a vegetarian source of iron and B vitamins, and also a great source of phytonutrients and antioxidants. 

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Looking For A Grain Free Canned Dog Food That Will Have Your Pup Begging For More? Life's Abundance Pork And Vension Is Pawsitively Delicious!

The boys give this a MAJOR PAWS UP! 🐶🐕🐾We give it to them as a topper on their food and it sends 2 senior large dogs into happy dance mode! 

 You can order it here! (Multiple cases ship for the same price!)


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Even the most hard-to-please dog will savor the robust flavors that this grain free recipe offers. And you’ll feel good knowing that this limited ingredient meal is easy on sensitive stomachs and features exceptionally delicious protein from pork and venison, plus healthy carbohydrates and dietary fiber from nutritious lentils and peas. 

With wholesome ingredients, an irresistible texture and more protein than our other canned dog foods, this nutritionally complete recipe can be served as your pup’s sole diet or as an appetite-inspiring topper for our premium kibble. It’s also a tasty topper for pregnant moms over the course of gestation and new moms during lactation. Plus, the blended loaf is easy to consume for weaning puppies and dogs with dental issues. Every serving of this premium canned food contains optimal amounts of added vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and omega fatty acids, all to help maintain a healthy, happy pup! 

If you’re ready to take a fresh approach to your dog’s diet, Pork & Venison Grain Free Recipe is sure to fit the bill and fulfill your dog’s cravings. 

Stop chasing your tail for a better diet. Provide your dog with a meal that will be relished with gusto!


The Surprising Benefits Of Plant Proteins

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It's not an exaggeration to say that more people are worrying about their health (especially, their healthcare) than ever before. Some could argue that all of this increased worry is actually having a negative impact on the health of Americans! While the latest effort by Congress to change our nation's healthcare system appears to have stalled, it doesn't mean we shouldn't be taking active measures to protect our own health. So, let's try to put aside the worry - and the politics - and focus on some really exciting science!

Thanks to a long-term study supported by multiple grants from the National Institutes for Health, we could all start doing something today that could have a real, measurable impact on our long-term health. Is it a miracle drug? No! Is it the latest fitness gadget or exercise program? No! In fact, it's simply a minor change in what we eat. That’s it! To understand why the medical profession is abuzz with the radical implications of the latest news, we need to come to terms with one simple, undeniable fact. As Americans, we're eating way too much meat. So much, in fact, that it's making us sick.

Researchers at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital recently announced findings of a groundbreaking study, one of the largest of its kind. Nutritional scientists examined the effects of regular consumption of high levels of protein from animal sources compared to vegetarian sources. Much of the animal protein came from processed red meats. And the results were nothing short of astonishing! They indicated that heavy meat eaters had a higher mortality rate. Participants in the study whose diets had a higher percentage of plant-sourced proteins experienced a lower risk of death.

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The researchers analyzed two massive sets of data, one encompassing more than 30 years worth of information from NHS participants, and another that captured 26 years worth for HPFS participants. The combined total amount of reviewed data was a whopping 3.5 million person-years. Over the course of the data collection, more than 36,000 participant deaths were recorded. Those who perished fell into three major groups: 9,000 from cardiovascular disease, 13,000 from cancer and about 14,000 from other causes. When adjustments were made for competing risk factors, researchers found that eating protein primarily from animal sources (meat, eggs or dairy) was associated with an increased rate of death. The same adjustments were made for those whose consumption of protein came primarily from plant sources (breads, cereals, beans, legumes, etc.), and the results were highly significant … they uniformly had a lower mortality rate!

The data was unambiguous and clearly supports what vegetarians have been talking about for decades. The full report will appear in the August 1st edition of the Journal of American Medical Association – Internal Medicine (citation provided below).

Fortunately for Life’s Abundance customers, we offer the perfect solution to this widespread dietary problem. It’s never been easier, more convenient or more delicious to boost your plant protein content thanks to our innovative supplement powders, now available in both Chocolate and Vanilla!

References:

Edward Giovannucci et al. Association of Animal and Plant Protein Intake With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality. JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016 DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.4182

sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/08/160801113654.htm

msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/50-easy-habits-that-help-you-live-longer-according-to-science/ss-BBByzg6?li=BBnb7Kz

civileats.com/2017/06/29/eating-less-meat-is-a-prescription-for-better-health


How Much Does Life's Abundance Dog Or Cat Food Cost? Let's Break It Down For You!

Let's break down the cost of how much it is to feed Life's Abundance - https://youtu.be/KzbbmKxcMZE

Orders under 5lbs (if you just want treats, supplements or a small bag of food) are $5.95 to ship. Orders over 5lbs are $8.85 to ship and you can ship A LOT  and it's super convenient to not have to waste your time or gas running to the store! What's your time worth I know I would rather be at home and snuggling with my ...wouldn't you?

Compare other brands of dog food to Life's Abundance dog food here

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Life's Abundance is not sold in stores. It is sold through independent distributors but shipped directly from one of our five warehouses so you receive the freshest food possible. Our dog and cat foods are made in small batches and shipped immediately to one of the five warehouses and they fulfill the orders for that region. You generally are receiving dog or cat food that has been made within the last 4-6 weeks. 


Why Do Dogs Need Antioxidants?

Many of us are familiar with the idea of antioxidants, and we know they are a good thing for both dogs and humans, but do you know why? There’s a reason we put so much thought and effort into our formulations at Life’s Abundance, and antioxidants are some of our favorite ingredients!

To understand why antioxidants are vital to health, you need to know about free radicals, a by-product of normal metabolism. When oxygen molecules are split into two oxygen atoms, they are missing one electron ... thus a free radical is born. These little guys are highly reactive, so they steal electrons from other molecules, which also become free radicals. Cellular components such as proteins, DNA and cell membranes can be negatively affected, further creating more free radicals. Why is this problematic for health? Well, the DNA damage causes cells to reproduce incorrectly, which can lead to abnormalities.

How do antioxidants work? They can donate an electron to a free radical without becoming unstable themselves. In fact, many scientists now refer to antioxidants as ROS, or Reactive Oxygen Species. In essence, they neutralize damaging free radicals and break the replicating cycle.

Why do dogs need antioxidants? As pets age, the free radical damage accumulates and accelerates. It contributes to the natural declines due to aging, and can trigger some illnesses due to damaged cellular DNA. So, how are free radicals counteracted? Perhaps the best, most natural way is through antioxidants!

Why are antioxidants so often linked with brain health? With aging, many canines experience some degree of cognitive decline. This can manifest as changes in behaviors, lapses in house training, altered sleep cycles, disorientation and repetitive behaviors such as pacing or licking. Learning and memory deficits may begin in pets as young as six years of age, though many pet parents don’t notice until pets are quite a bit older. There’s good news, however. Senior dogs fed a diet high in antioxidants actually perform better on tests that assess their ability to problem solve!

Who should be taking antioxidants? Everyone, including your dogs! While the benefits are most obvious for seniors, all of us are exposed to free radicals on a regular basis. Early nutritional support with antioxidants is a great way to maintain vibrant health. Even though the body produces some antioxidants on its own, the most significant way to get antioxidants into the body is through nutrition. Fruits, vegetables and even some herbs are high in antioxidants such as lycopene, carotenoids, lutein, and vitamins E and C.

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Antioxidant Health Bars help maintain a healthy immune system

What’s an easy way to make sure my dog is getting guaranteed amounts of antioxidants? This month, I encourage you to try one of our premium baked treats, Antioxidant Health Bars. Featuring the great taste of apples, peanut butter and honey, dogs just can’t resist these delicious bars, which also include oatmeal, brown rice, ground flaxseed, dates, rolled oats, flaxseed oil, eggs, cranberries and carrots. Since antioxidants are so important to maintaining a healthy immune system, we’ve added a hefty helping of vitamin E, vitamin C and beta-carotene. And the amounts of these important nutrients are guaranteed, so you know exactly how much nutrition your dog is receiving on a daily basis.

Thank you for everything you do to make the world a better place for companion animals!

Drjaneandus

written by Dr. Jane Bicks, DVM (here we are with Dr Jane)


4 Ways To Make Your Gut Health Happy!

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Gut health has been building steam as a trending health topic as more and more research points to the importance of the microbiome. Micro - what? Microbiome is a fancy word for the trillions (yes, trillions!) of microbes that live in your gut, on your skin and elsewhere.

Your gut health affects everything from your immune system, to your weight, to your brain function, so it’s really important to focus on what’s going on in your belly. Or shall I say what’s going INTO your belly.

It may sound crazy to think that your digestion controls all of the above mentioned, but actually, scientists have discovered that the microbes in your gut are engaged in a constant conversation with your mind. And that chatter could be affecting your emotions, moods and behavior in major ways.

It turns out that your gut’s got its very own nervous system, called the Enteric Nervous System (ENS). It’s so influential on your body that it’s often referred to as “the second brain.” The main job of the ENS is to regulate digestion, but it also sends up regular signals to the brain via the vagus nerve.

Think of the vagus nerve as a busy two-lane highway. Traffic is moving in both directions, but it’s much heavier headed north, to the brain. Who’s directing that flow of traffic? Your microbes, of course.

Studies have shown that changing the makeup of gut microbiota actually changed how mice behaved, affecting anxiety and cognition, for instance*. Mice raised without beneficial microbes also have been shown to be less capable of managing stress**.

Another example: 90% of the mood-balancing neurotransmitter serotonin is made in the gut, and research has shown that microbes play a critical role in its production***. So, if yours are not doing their job well, your body could end up with inadequate serotonin. That’s a problem since serotonin regulates sleep, appetite, mood, and more.

Here are four ways to take steps in the right direction towards regulating a healthy microbiome.

1. Add fermented foods to your diet. These are foods like kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi. These foods begin with a live active culture and are fermented, giving them the benefit of probiotics.

2. Eat fiber. Many fibers are considered to be prebiotics. This means that they feed the good bacteria already present in your gut. But different fibers feed different bacterium, so it’s important to get these prebiotics from multiple sources and from a variety of foods.

3. Drink lots of fluids. Our bodies need water for skin health, immunity and energy, but also to push things along through digestion. So while we need the bacteria for gut health, we also need the fluids to keep everything moving as it should.

4. Take a probiotic daily. You can think of adding this supplement as a bit of an ‘insurance policy’ to make sure that you’re balancing the bacteria in your gut every day, no matter what. I wholeheartedly recommend Probiotic Supplement, which has a proprietary 5-strain blend with 25 billion CFUs guaranteed. Plus, it's made in the USA!

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 written by Keri Glassman MS.RD.CDN


United Pet Group Recalls Multiple Brands Of Rawhide Chew Products For Dogs Due To Possible Chemical Contamination

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 10, 2017 St. Louis, MO — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall involves the brands and products described below.

The recall was initiated after United Pet Group identified that certain of its rawhide chew manufacturing facilities located in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment, but it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.

United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed. The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.

Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.

The affected product was distributed nationwide from United Pet Group’s Edwardsville, Illinois distribution facility and was delivered to consumers through various retail establishments including online outlets. All of the dog chew products included in the voluntary recall identify an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 located on the back of the package.

The products subject to the recall are described below.

Product Brands Product Names and UPCs

American Beefhide

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the American Beefhide brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Digest-eeze

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Digest-eeze brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB, and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Healthy Hide (including
Healthy Hide – Good -n-
Fun and Healthy Hide –
Good -n- Fit)

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Healthy Hide brand, Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit brand, and Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide. Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall. This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
3001 Commerce St. Blacksburg, VA 24060
1-800-645-5154

Consumers who have purchased the products described above are urged to dispose of the product or return it directly to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they initially purchased the product for full refund. Please see brand logos below which will assist in identifying affected products.

We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and we are continuing to investigate the cause of this problem. We are implementing changes across the affected manufacturing facilities in order to prevent this problem from reoccurring in the future. United Pet Group is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected products are no longer sold and removed from inventory.

If you have these products, please contact the United Pet Group consumer affairs team at 1-855-215-4962 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.

Consumers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.

For press inquiries, please contact Meg Rowley at 985-237-9786, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

Original Recall on Spectrum Brands site

American Beefhide Recall www.HealthyPetPeeps.com

Digesteeze Brand Rawhide Recall www.HealthyPetPeeps.com

Good-n-Fun Brand Recall www.HealthyPetPeeps.com

Healthy Hide Brand Recall www.HealthyPetPeeps.com

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How To Make An Easy Snack Like Cherry Limeade Fresh Whips

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The perfect complement to any springtime table setting, it just doesn’t get any better than this sweet treat! Not only does it double as festive décor, it's also loaded with nutrition. Packed with protein from egg whites, a super-health boost from Life's Abundance Minerals & Antioxidants and minimal sugar, the crowd will come running for more.

This simple recipe yields about 45 cookies.

INGREDIENTS:

2 egg whites

2 scoops Minerals & Antioxidants (Cherry or Tropical Fruit Flavor)

1/2 C confectioner sugar

1/4 tsp lime zest

DIRECTIONS:

Place the oven rack in the top 1/3 of the oven and preheat to 350 (see overnight method) or 225 degrees (see alternate method). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 

Using a stand mixer or hand mixer, beat egg whites on medium-high speed until soft peaks form (about 15 minutes). Slowly add sugar one tablespoon at a time and keep beating until stiff peaks form. Once all of the sugar has been incorporated, sprinkle Minerals & Antioxidants one scoop at a time and beat for another 2-3 minutes.

Spoon small dollops (about 1-inch round) onto the parchment paper. Or, you can pipe the batter onto the parchment using a pastry bag and 3/4-inch tip. Dust each cookie with a sprinkling of lime zest.

Overnight Method (325 degrees):  Once the cookies are in the oven close the door and turn the oven off. Do not open the door until morning.

Alternate Method (225 degrees):  Bake the cookies for 35 minutes and then turn the oven off, allowing the cookies to continue drying as the oven cools.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to five days. Enjoy!

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Gluten Free! Vegan! Non-GMO! Dairy Free! Soy Free! Tastes Fabulous! What Is This Product?

You had me at Gluten Free but then said Vegan, Non-GMO, Dairy Free, Soy Free AND Tastes Great?!? Ok, this Plant Protein Powder is da Bomb! Seriously guys, you are going to love this. We use the Vanilla Plant Protein Powder every morning in our smoothie. It's smooooth and silky. I remember our old protein powder was chalky and never mixed well by spoon. In the morning we use our blender since we are adding frozen fruit to our smoothie. However, post workout, we would just add our protein powder to a glass of water or almond milk and it would never mix up. This Plant Protein Powder does! Another big win!

In the afternoon, we like a snack. I'm sure most of you do and it's very easy to grab a chocolate bar or some chips. If you're craving chocolate, you have to try the Chocolate Plant Protein Powder! You can just add it to the milk of your choice and that is a much healthier option than grabbing a chocolate bar and just as easy. If you have a little more time, you can make the Banana Split Smoothie that I talk about in this video. It has stopped me from wanting to drive to the local ice cream shop for a banana split. Another big win!

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Dog And Cat Food Recall - Smallbatch Pets Inc. Voluntarily Recalls Frozen 2LB Chicken Blend For Dogs And Cats Due To Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Released May 5, 2017

Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland, Oregon is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen 2lbs. chicken blend for dogs and cats, brand name Smallbatch, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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.

Symptoms of infection in people include 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.

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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.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.  However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Smallbatch Pets is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.  Consumers should also follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product.

The potentially affected lots of 2lbs. chicken blend were distributed to retail pet food stores in States CA, CO, OR, WA through pet food retailers/distributors.  Two hundred and eighty-two cases of this product were sold between the dates of 2/1/17 – 5/5/17.

The affected products are sold frozen in 2lbs. bags.  The products affected by this recall are identified with the following manufacturing codes and the “Best By” date is located on the back of the package. 

LOT UPC Best By Date
D032 705105970974 2/1/2018
E058 705105970974 2/27/2018

This recall was initiated after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration of a 2lb bag of chicken blend, that was collected at a distributor, revealed the presence of Salmonella.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of Chicken Blend are urged to stop feeding them to their dogs or cats and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.
 
We do apologize for any inconvenience and for all consumer questions, please call us at 888-507 2712, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM PST or email us at info@smallbatchpets.com.

Recall notice from FDA.gov

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Is Your Dog Or Cat Taking Phenobarbital? C.O. Truxton, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP Due To Labeling Error On Declared Strength

For Immediate Release

April 21, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Paul F. Devine
 (856) 933-2333

Announcement

Bellmawr, New Jersey, C.O. Truxton, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot 70952A of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg, to the consumer/user level. The manufacturer received a confirmed customer complaint that a bottle labeled as phenobarbital 15 mg was found to contain phenobarbital 30 mg tablets.

This mislabeled product could expose the consumer or their pet(s) to potential overdosing that can cause severe intoxication which may lead to cardiogenic shock, renal failure, coma or death. C.O. Truxton, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.   

The product is indicated for use as a sedative or anticonvulsant and is packaged in 1000 count bottles, NDC 0463-6160-10, UPC 7 0463616010 6, lot number 70952A, expiration date 11/17. The 15 mg Tablet is debossed with “West-ward 445” on one side and blank on the reverse side; the 30 mg Tablet is debossed with “West-ward 450” on one side and scored on the reverse side. The product was distributed Nationwide in the USA to Physician & Veterinarian Treatment Centers.

C.O. Truxton, Inc. is notifying all customers on record who purchased the affected product via US Mail which includes a recall letter, recall response form and is arranging for full credit returns, replacements, etc. of all recalled product. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have recalled product should stop using the product and return their product to their place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact C.O Truxton, Inc. by phone at (856) 933-2333, Monday to Friday between the hours of 9am and 5pm (EST).  Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program online, by regular mail or by fax.

Original Recall - https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm554329.htm

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Party Animal Cocolicious Beef And Turkey and Party Animal Cocolicious Chicken And Beef Recalled

Party Animal Statement on Cocolicious

April 17, 2017

Party Animal Cocolicious Beef And Turkey RecallThe safety of pets is and always will be our first priority. We sincerely regret the reports of the discomfort experienced by the pet who consumed this food. As pet parents ourselves, we take this matter seriously. On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified us that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital. We have requested those results.

When we were notified, we immediately tracked the lot numbers of the food in question and determined that the food had been manufactured and distributed in 2015. We then contacted the two probable retailers that had sold the customer the food and asked them to isolate all remaining cans from these lots. If pet parents have cans with either of those lot numbers in their possession, they should return them to the place of purchase and will
of course receive a full refund.

We also requested that the retailers send all of the cans from those lots to us so that we can forward them on to an accredited independent laboratory for independent testing. We expect to receive the receive the results in 7 to 10 days. We first saw the formal report from the lab at Texas A&M regarding the customer’s samples, today, April 17.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are retrieving the remainder of these two lots nationwide. We are working with our distributors and retailers to determine if any additional beef-flavored products manufactured during this 2015 production period remain on shelves and, if so, to retrieve them from shelves, immediately, as well.

Party Animal wishes to emphasize that we have submitted many recent lots of our beef flavors for testing and all have tested negative for any pentobarbital. We have also had extensive discussions with our manufacturer regarding the potential cause of the reported contamination of the 2015 lots, and we will continue with such discussions even as we await testing results for the 2015 lots. In order to ensure adherence to our commitment to the safety of pets, we are also actively re-examining our manufacturing processes.

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EuroCan Manufacturing Voluntarily Recalling Barnsdale Farms, Barnsdale Farms Select, Houndstooth And Macs Choice Pig Ears Because Of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

FDA.gov March 20, 2017

EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling Lot Number 84 consisting of it's individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of Barnsdale Farms®, HoundsTooth® and Mac's Choice® Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a 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 provider.

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.

The pig ears were distributed throughout the United States and Canada. The pig ears were packaged as individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags in the Barnsdale Farms®, Barnsdale Farms®-Select, Houndstooth® and Mac's Choice® brands. The lot number being recalled is 84. No illnesses of any kind have been reported to date.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product. The company has suspended distribution of the product while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem. Consumers who have purchased any of the above-described Barnsdale Farms® pig ears should return product to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumer with questions may contact the company Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time at (888) 290-7606.

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Wellness 95% Beef Topper For Dogs Recall - Dog Food Recall

Date Issued - March 17th

WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

Recalled Product Details:

  • Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz
  • Best-By Dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19, located on the bottom of the can

Three best-by date codes of one recipe have the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. Elevated levels may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with anxiousness, increased thirst, increased urinary output and weight loss. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Although multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible once the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone, if your pet has consumed this product and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recipe is a mixer or topper and is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only; the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote. Even though the chance of a dog being affected is unlikely, WellPet is voluntarily recalling this recipe with these three best-by dates. No other Wellness products are affected. Affected products were distributed at pet specialty retailers throughout North America and online.

Although the WellPet Consumer Affairs team has received no reports of any health problems to date as a result of feeding this recipe, the FDA advised WellPet of three dogs that were affected. WellPet immediately initiated an investigation, and based on follow-up research, decided to recall the lots in question. The dogs are now fully recovered and doing well.

“Please know that safeguarding the health and wellbeing of pets is of the utmost importance to us,” said Camelle Kent, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness products. “We fully intend on maintaining the trust you have placed in us to keep your pets healthy and happy, and are removing this product as part of our ongoing commitment to quality and food safety.”

If you have any of the 13.2 oz recipe with these three best-by dates, please email WellPet at wecare@wellpet.com or call 1-877-227-9587.

  • Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz, Can UPC: 0 76344 89450 6

From Wellness' Website:

At WellPet, our team takes food safety matters very seriously, so in an abundance of caution, we are voluntarily recalling a limited amount of one canned dog food product.

Recalled Product Details:
• Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz
• Best-By Dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19, located on the bottom of the can

(Please click here for a photo of the product and how the Best-By Date appears.) Picture Below...

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A small amount of one recipe has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. Elevated levels may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with increased thirst, increased urinary output, restless behavior and weight loss. Even though the chance of a dog being affected is remote, we are voluntarily recalling this recipe and only these three best-by dates as an extra precaution.

Our Consumer Affairs team has received no reports of any health problems as a result of feeding this recipe. No other Wellness products are affected.

Given that the recipe is a mixer or topper and intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only, the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote. Multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible as soon as the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone.

If you have any of the 13.2 oz recipe with these three best-by dates, please email us at wecare@wellpet.com or call us at 1-877-227-9587.

Please know that safeguarding the health and wellbeing of pets is of the utmost importance to us. We fully intend on maintaining the trust you have placed in us to keep your pets healthy and happy, and are removing this product as part of our ongoing commitment to quality and food safety.

Sincerely,
Camelle Kent
Chief Executive Officer

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Blue Buffalo Company Is Voluntarily Recalling One Lot Of Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food For Adult Dogs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 17, 2017 – Wilton, CT – Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.

Dogs ingesting high levels of beef thyroid hormones may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the use of the impacted food is discontinued. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Should these symptoms occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Although the Blue Buffalo Customer Care Resource Team has not received any reports of dogs exhibiting these symptoms from consuming this product, the FDA advised Blue Buffalo of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog. Blue Buffalo immediately began an investigation. After working with the FDA, Blue Buffalo decided it would be prudent to recall the one production lot in question. The one dog was also being fed non-Blue Buffalo food and has fully-recovered.The voluntary recall is limited to one production lot of the following product:

Affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and on-line retailers.

No other Blue Buffalo products are impacted by this issue.

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If your pet has consumed the product listed above and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian.Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or by email at CustomerCare@bluebuffalo.com for more information.

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7 Spring Cleaning Tips For Your Pet’s Health

Winter is almost over and Spring is on its way in! Before you start the fun task of spring cleaning your home, you should first think about how your spring cleaning could affect your pet. Here are 7 simple spring cleaning tips for your pet’s health:

1. Household Cleaning Products

Most people automatically associate spring cleaning with the use of household cleaning products. But before you take out that shining floor cleaner, be sure to read the label very carefully as you do not want to hurt your pet. Almost all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets. Even if you do use such a cleaning product, think about this: You wash your floor with a chemically-laced cleaning product whilst your dog or cat is outside or in another room, thinking that the chemicals won’t hurt your pet….at least until the floor is dry. But what happens when your dog or cat comes back into the room? Each time they place their tongue on the floor (perhaps to lick up dropped food), they ingest a tiny portion of that chemical. Each time they lick their paws, they are ingesting some of that chemical cleaner as well. Remember, to always keep any type of chemical out of the reach of your pets.

2. Paints

Some homeowners like to put a fresh coat of paint on their house as part of their spring cleaning efforts. If you are one of them, then be sure to keep the paint away from your dog or cat. Sadly, solvents, paint thinners, and other mineral spirits, if swallowed by your pet, can cause severe irritation or chemical burns. This is true even if your dog or cat’s fur or paws come in contact with these types of paint products.

3. Pesticides and Fertilizers

Spring cleaning can also pertain to your garden and you might want to spray pesticides or herbicides onto your outside flowers and shrubs to prevent them from being chewed up by annoying little insects. However, before you do, you should first check to see if the pesticide you are going to use is pet-friendly. Most of them aren’t and are quite lethal to pets, and even if yours is not lethal, it could still cause long-term health problems for your dog or cat. Recent studies show that the use of most types of pesticides and herbicides is related to increased rates of specific forms of cancer in dogs. Just like pesticides, lawn fertilizers can also be very toxic to pets. Always follow the manufacturer instructions after you have applied it to your lawn before allowing your pets outside. If your dog or cat is exposed to any pesticide or fertilizer, you should immediately wash them with soap and water and call your veterinarian or poison control center. Remember to store pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in a safe place that is far out of the reach of your dog or cat.

4. Flower Planting

If you have a green thumb, you are most probably already planning out your flower beds and garden! Keep in mind that there are over 700 different varieties of plants and flowers that are poisonous to dogs and cats. Before you start planting those seedlings, first check to see if they are toxic to cats or dogs. For example, Lilies, Tulips, Daffodils and Morning Glory’s are quite lethal to pets.

5. Fleas

One of the most annoying creatures of springtime is fleas. These tiny, pinhead size bugs can grow very quickly and multiply as soon as they have latched onto your dog or cat. Springtime is the best time to start using preventative measures to avoid your dog or cat becoming flea-infested. Preventative measures will also help in keeping your home free of fleas as well. Avoid using commercial flea products as they contain chemicals that may result in liver damage for you and your pet. Instead, use Canine or Feline Target Spray for Fleas. It is an all-natural alternative that acts as an insect repellent to control fleas on your dog or cat. It can be used as a preventative measure as well as a treatment should your dog or cat already have fleas.

6. Pet Allergies

Springtime can cause on an onset of allergies for yourself, your dog and/or your cat as well. Make sure that any allergy medication that you are taking for yourself is kept stored away from your pets reach. Ironic as it is, almost every type of allergy that you can suffer from, your pet can also suffer from. A few examples of this would be allergic reactions to chemicals and drugs, contact dermatitis, insect bites and food allergies. If you suspect that your pet has developed an allergy, you can treat it by giving them Canine or Feline Nettle-EyeBright – an all natural supplement that helps to alleviate allergies by maintaining natural balance within your pet’s body as well as by stimulating their immune systems. (It can also be used to treat recurrent infections and fatigue.)

7. Beware the Mold

If your idea of spring cleaning means that you are finally going to clean behind your fridge or stove, then it is best to remember that the toxins that are thrown up into the air by removing mold from these places can pose a threat to your pets. Some mold produces mycotoxins, which can cause gastrointestinal, cardiac and neurologic side effects in pets. If do find mold anywhere in your house, it is best if you contact the Environmental Protection Agency to find out more on mold hazards, including safe cleaning and removal.

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FDA Cautions Pet Owners and Caretakers Not to Feed Certain Evanger’s or Against the Grain Canned Pet Foods - Update

The updated information was posted on the FDA.gov site on March 2, 2017 -

Updated: March 2, 2017

On February 20, 2017, Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food notified the FDA that it planned to recall all “chunk beef” products under the Evanger’s and Against the Grain brands. On February 27, 2017, the FDA became aware that Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food was notifying its distributors and retailers of a new recall for lots of Evanger’s Braised Beef Chunks with Gravy as well as expanding the previous recall for additional lots of Evanger’s canned Hunk of Beef and Against the Grain’s Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy.

The 12-ounce cans of dog food being recalled have the following barcodes. The numbers listed below are the second half of the barcode, which can be found on the back of the product label:

Evanger’s Hunk of Beef: 20109
Evanger’s Braised Beef: 20107
Against the Grain Pulled Beef: 80001

The products have expiration dates of December 2019-January 2021.

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February 17, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers not to feed their pets certain lots of Evanger’s canned Hunk of Beef or Against the Grain Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food after unopened cans from both brands were found to contain pentobarbital, a barbiturate.

The FDA was unable to determine from available records whether any other Evanger’s or Against the Grain products made with beef contain any of the beef that went into the recalled products. Additionally, the agency concluded an inspection of the manufacturing facilities on February 14, 2017, and noted numerous significant concerns with conditions found at both the Wheeling, IL and Markham, IL plants. These are initial observations and do not represent a final agency determination regarding the firm.

Following discussions with the FDA, Evanger’s initiated a voluntary recall on February 3, 2017, of certain lots of its 12-ounce Hunk of Beef canned dog food: 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, all with an expiration date of June 2020.

In the course of the investigation, the FDA tested two cans of Against the Grain brand canned Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy dog food manufactured in the same facilities as Evanger’s products and using beef from the same supplier: these samples also tested positive for pentobarbital. On February 9, 2017, after conversations with the FDA, Against the Grain voluntarily recalled lot 2415E01ATB12 BEST DEC 2019 of this product. The company issued a public notice about its recall on February 13, 2017. To date, the FDA is not aware of any pet illnesses associated with the Against the Grain product.

The FDA began investigating Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company Inc. when it learned about five dogs in a single household that suffered acute neurological symptoms shortly after eating the product. One dog was euthanized after secondary complications, and three others recovered after receiving veterinary care. One of the dogs treated remains on seizure medication, and the fifth dog that ate the least amount of food recovered with time.

The stomach contents of the deceased dog and an open can of the product were tested by an FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network lab, and unopened cans of the product from the pet owner and retailer that sold the products (from the same production lot), were tested by FDA’s lab. All of the samples tested positive for pentobarbital.

In its recent press release announcing a limited product recall, Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. stated that the beef for its Hunk of Beef product came from a “USDA approved” supplier. However, the FDA reviewed a bill of lading from Evanger’s supplier of “Inedible Hand Deboned Beef - For Pet Food Use Only. Not Fit For Human Consumption" and determined that the supplier’s facility does not have a grant of inspection from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The meat products from this supplier do not bear the USDA inspection mark and would not be considered human grade. USDA-FSIS regulates slaughter of animals for human consumption only. Testing by USDA-FSIS of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef confirmed that the meat used in the product was bovine (beef). Trace amounts of pork and equine were also found, but both were less than 2% and therefore considered by FSIS as ‘not reportable.’

The investigation by the FDA is ongoing and includes examination of the suppliers of beef to Evanger’s and Against the Grain to determine a possible cause for the presence of pentobarbital. The FDA is also coordinating with the USDA to address any possible areas of shared jurisdiction at the suppliers.

Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand, coma and death. Consumers who notice these symptoms in their pets should consult their veterinarian.

Consumers with cans of product subject to the facilities' voluntary recalls should refer to the firms’ respective press releases for information about returning the product.
 

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17 Varieties Of Blue Buffalo Divine Delights And Wilderness Trail Trays Dog Food Recalled

Voluntary Market Withdrawal of Assorted Blue Buffalo Divine Delights and Wilderness Trail Trays 3.5 oz. cups in U.S. and P.R. - Feb. 28, 2017

Posted from PetSmart below...

Dear Valued PetSmart® Customer,

Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary market withdrawal of 17 varieties of BLUE Divine Delights 3.5 oz. cups and BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays 3.5 oz. cups.

This withdrawal is being executed due to a quality issue with the foil seal on the top of the cup. No other Blue Buffalo products (including any variety of Divine Delights not listed below) are impacted by this issue. We are not aware of any dogs becoming ill from these products.
  

Description

UPC

BLUE Divine Delights Filet Mignon Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312035

BLUE Divine Delights New York Strip Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312037

BLUE Divine Delights Prime Rib Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312039

BLUE Divine Delights Rotisserie Chicken Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312041

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Filet Mignon Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312043

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Porterhouse Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312045

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Grilled Chicken Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312047

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Top Sirloin Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312049

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Angus Beef Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312051

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Roasted Turkey Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312053

BLUE Divine Delights Pate with Bacon, Egg & Cheese 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312057

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Sausage, Egg & Cheese Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312059

BLUE Divine Delights Pate Steak & Egg Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312061

BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Duck Grill 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312071

BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Beef Grill 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312073

BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Chicken Grill 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312075

BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Turkey Grill 3.5 oz. Cup

84024312077

Divinedelights

Please stop feeding this product to your pet and bring any remaining cups affected by this withdrawal to your nearest PetSmart for a full refund. We recommend BLUE Homestyle Recipe Small Breed cans in place of the Divine Delights or BLUE Wilderness Trail Toppers in place of the Wilderness Trail Trays until these products are once again available.

If you have questions about this voluntary market withdrawal, please contact Blue Buffalo at 1-877-870-7363.

Other Blue Buffalo products in the news...

Blue Buffalo Recalls Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables Canned Dog Food

Problems With Blue Buffalo Dog Food - 1st Hypercalcemia, Then Vitamin D Issues Now A Recall?

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Dog Food Recall - Voluntary Product Recall Of 30lb Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Fish & Sweet Potato Recipe For Dogs

Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. Voluntarily Recalls Limited Production Of Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats Due To The Presence Of Propylene Glycol

Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Cub Size Wilderness Wild Chews Bones Due To Potential Salmonella Health Risk

 

 

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Life's Abundance Probiotic Is Featured In The Gluten Free Living Magazine In April! Receive Wholesale Pricing!

We are thrilled that Gluten-Free Living Magazine has selected Life's Abundance Probiotic for inclusion in its April issue. On newsstands now, the magazine covers helpful information on travel, research developments and (of course) recipes for those living with gluten-sensitivity. Life's Abundance Probiotic was chosen for the New For You feature because it is suitable for those seeking to avoid gluten.

The Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula was developed with an award winning probiotics manufacturer in the USA, focused on supplying the highest quality strains that are vigorously tested using top technological advances.

Two of the most important criteria for evaluating a probiotic are whether it can survive passage through the stomach by resisting gastric acidity and survive the intestines by resisting bile acids - both of which our probiotic formula have proven to do in research studies.

Life’s Abundance Probiotic formula has a potency guarantee of at least 25 Billion CFUs per capsule and a shelf life of 2 years at room temperature. Unlike some other probiotic formulas with shorter shelf lives, ours is guaranteed to stay stable, longer at room temperature.

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Life's Abundance Acquires Flint River Ranch Dog And Cat Food

Great News! For all of you who were Flint River Ranch customers and/or reps, Life's Abundance has acquired the Flint River Ranch Company. We'd like to offer you wholesale pricing on any Life's Abundance products so give us a try. If you'd like to become a distributor, please contact us and we will work with you personally. We've been with Life's Abundance for 14 years and are one of the top 9 Star Distributors so let's work together. We were on the Life's Abundance cruise last month with Dr Jane Bicks, the product formulator. This company is amazing and it's love for our furbabies warms my heart. Please email us (azjungle@gmail.com) your name, address and phone and we will set you up as a wholesale member. You can also fill out the form at http://www.azjungle.com/wholesalelifesabundance.html and again, please include your name, address, phone and email. We look forward to hearing from you.

Here is the letter the owner of Flint River Ranch is sending out:

We launched Flint River Ranch baked foods for dogs and cats back in 1993. Since that time, thousands of pet parents have purchased these products and we remain very grateful for their support.

Although we are no longer in business, we’re excited to announce that Flint River Ranch was acquired by Life’s Abundance.

What does this mean for you? To start, you’re in good hands with Life’s Abundance. Their pet products, customer service and speedy shipping are all top notch. In addition, you may be pleased to know that they are planning to develop a line of Flint River Ranch inspired baked dog and cat foods. Soon, you will receive an email from them and we hope you give their products a try.

Since 1999, Life’s Abundance has been a pioneer in the premium pet product business. They were one of the first companies to feature antioxidants, prebiotic fiber and probiotics in their foods and they never included artificial colors and preservatives as well as other unsavory ingredients. To this day, they continue to innovate in the pet product market.

On behalf of the Flint River Ranch founder, Jim Flint and myself, we want to thank you for your patronage over the years and we feel confident you will be very satisfied with the quality and service you receive at Life’s Abundance.

Thank you,
Jay P.

Lifes Abundance Acquires Flint River Ranch www.AZJungle.com


FDA Cautions Pet Owners And Caretakers Not to Feed Certain Evanger’s Or Against The Grain Canned Pet Foods Due To Adulteration With Pentobarbital

The FDA is now cautioning pet owners not to feed certain Evanger's or Against The Grain Canned Dog Foods. If you click on the links for Wheeling, IL and Markham, IL, you will see the violations in each of their facilities. Evanger's had been claiming "All Evanger's foods are made with completely human grade" but they recently changed their website to reflect "utilizes human grade USDA inspected meats"

I don't have the first screen shot where it was changed but you will see that Google hasn't changed the original wording of the 2nd 2 links yet. 

Evangers

You will also see at the bottom of this article where Evanger's has been in the news previously. 

Here is the info from the FDA.gov site:

February 17, 2017

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers not to feed their pets certain lots of Evanger’s canned Hunk of Beef or Against the Grain Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy canned dog food after unopened cans from both brands were found to contain pentobarbital, a barbiturate.

Pentobarbital is a drug that is used in animal euthanasia. It should not be in pet food and its presence as detected by the FDA in these products renders them adulterated.

The FDA was unable to determine from available records whether any other Evanger’s or Against the Grain products made with beef contain any of the beef that went into the recalled products. Additionally, the agency concluded an inspection of the manufacturing facilities on February 14, 2017, and noted numerous significant concerns with conditions found at both the Wheeling, IL and Markham, IL plants. These are initial observations and do not represent a final agency determination regarding the firm.

Following discussions with the FDA, Evanger’s initiated a voluntary recall on February 3, 2017, of certain lots of its 12-ounce Hunk of Beef canned dog food: 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, all with an expiration date of June 2020.

In the course of the investigation, the FDA tested two cans of Against the Grain brand canned Grain Free Pulled Beef with Gravy dog food manufactured in the same facilities as Evanger’s products and using beef from the same supplier: these samples also tested positive for pentobarbital. On February 9, 2017, after conversations with the FDA, Against the Grain voluntarily recalled lot 2415E01ATB12 BEST DEC 2019 of this product. The company issued a public notice about its recall on February 13, 2017. To date, the FDA is not aware of any pet illnesses associated with the Against the Grain product.

The FDA began investigating Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company Inc. when it learned about five dogs in a single household that suffered acute neurological symptoms shortly after eating the product. One dog was euthanized after secondary complications, and three others recovered after receiving veterinary care. One of the dogs treated remains on seizure medication, and the fifth dog that ate the least amount of food recovered with time.

The stomach contents of the deceased dog and an open can of the product were tested by an FDA Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network lab, and unopened cans of the product from the pet owner and retailer that sold the products (from the same production lot), were tested by FDA’s lab. All of the samples tested positive for pentobarbital.

In its recent press release announcing a limited product recall, Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Company, Inc. stated that the beef for its Hunk of Beef product came from a “USDA approved” supplier. However, the FDA reviewed a bill of lading from Evanger’s supplier of “Inedible Hand Deboned Beef - For Pet Food Use Only. Not Fit For Human Consumption" and determined that the supplier’s facility does not have a grant of inspection from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. The meat products from this supplier do not bear the USDA inspection mark and would not be considered human grade. USDA-FSIS regulates slaughter of animals for human consumption only. Testing by USDA-FSIS of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef confirmed that the meat used in the product was bovine (beef).

The investigation by the FDA is ongoing and includes examination of the suppliers of beef to Evanger’s and Against the Grain to determine a possible cause for the presence of pentobarbital. The FDA is also coordinating with the USDA to address any possible areas of shared jurisdiction at the suppliers.

Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand, coma and death. Consumers who notice these symptoms in their pets should consult their veterinarian.

Consumers with cans of product subject to the facilities' voluntary recalls should refer to the firms’ respective press releases for information about returning the product.

Evanger's has not had a recall previously, but here is other news related to the company:

Evangers Receives FDA Warning Letter - A Lamb Dog Food Did Not Contain Lamb & A Grain Free Duck Pet Food Did Not Contain Duck

FDA Suspends Temporary Emergency Permit of Pet Food Maker Evanger's Dog & Cat Food Co., Inc.

Evangers Dog & Cat Food Owners Accused Of Stealing $2M In Electric & Gas

FDA Orders Evanger's Dog & Cat Food to Obtain Emergency Operating Permit

Evangers Pet Food Owner, Joel Sher, In The News AGAIN

3CannedDogFoods www.AZJungle.com