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Too Many Recalls

UGH!

It’s a very sad thing, but there have recently been a number of dog food recalls. I have listed some below. If you want to stay up-to-date on the recalls and /or get more information and details, visit The Dog Food Advisory (www.dogfoodadvisor.com. Seems like more and more food and treats are being recalled.

Hy-Vee Dog Food Recall

February 22, 2013 – Hy-Vee, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain packages of Hy-Vee dog food due to elevated levels of a toxic compound commonly found in contaminated corn.

The recalled products carry three different “Best By” dates and were distributed between October 26, 2012 and January 11, 2013 to Hy-Vee stores in the states of…

  • Iowa
  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Kansas
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

What’s Being Recalled?

The following products are subject to the recall:

  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 34 lb. bag) UPC #07545005647 with lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 8 lb. bag) UPC #07545005667 with a lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005665 with a Lot number ending with 29812KC and a “Best By” date of 11/24/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Complete Nutrition (Green 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005665 with a lot number ending with 29912KC and a “Best By” date of 11/25/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow 20 lb. bag) UPC #07545005680 with a lot number ending with 29312KC and a “Best By” date of 11/19/13
  • Hy-Vee Complete Dog Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow 4.4 lb. bag) UPC #07545005560 with a lot number ending with 29312KC and a “Best By” date of 11/19/13

Kasel Dog Treats Recall Expands to Include More Products and Retailers

February 21, 2013 – The Food and Drug Administration has today announced that Kasel Associated Industries is expanding its recent recall to include other products and retail sales sources.

Kasel has already issued previous recall notices for specific products manufactured between April 20 and September 19, 2012 due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria. They include: all products manufactured at its Denver, CO facility from April 20, 2012 through September 20, 2012 due to contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

The recalled Products of Dog Treats were distributed nationwide through various retailers from April 20th to September 19th.

Kasel Industries is recalling the following brands:

  • Boots & Barkley
  • Bixbi
  • Nature’s Deli
  • Colorado Naturals
  • Petco
  • Best Bully Stick items

According to the FDA…

“…there is a reasonable probability that pet treat products manufactured in the facility from April 20, 2012 through September 19, 2012 are contaminated with Salmonella.”

Where Were the Products Sold?

The Kasel-manufactured products are sold at various retailers including:

  • Target
  • Petco
  • Sam’s Club
  • Costco
  • Menards

Most of the products have a two-year shelf life.

All of the products were made in the U.S. This action is not related to FDA’s ongoing investigation of jerky pet treats made in China.

Feb 20, 2913 – Nutri-Vet, LLC. of Boise, Idaho, is voluntarily recalling its Nutri-Vet and NutriPet Chicken Jerky treats products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.

MehrKatToo Many Recalls
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Piper the Flying Reindeer

Again, I know this post is overdue – actually from December, but it’s too cute not to share.

Here is a picture of one of my clients – Piper. Piper is an amazing little Sheltie who knows one speed – FAST!! She is a fabulous agility dog. Here is Piper’s Christmas card! Too cute!

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MehrKatPiper the Flying Reindeer
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Photos from The Miles for the Mothers – A Benefit for The Puppy Mill Project

So, better late than never! Here are some photos from the Miles for the Mothers benefit held in October 2012. These are all such wonderful dogs, and many of them survivors of the puppy mills. The Puppy Mill Project is working to not only help stop puppy mills from selling dogs, but also to help people understand the dangers of puppy mills.

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MehrKatPhotos from The Miles for the Mothers – A Benefit for The Puppy Mill Project
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Miles For The Mothers In The Mills Pet Walk 2012

Come out for a great event to help raise money and awareness about Puppy Mills!

The Right Spot Pet Massage will be there giving free massages!!

Sunday October 21, 2012
Larry Fink Memorial Park
Highland Park, IL

11:00am to 2:00pm

Walkers & 2 Pets $30 – Includes T-Shirt & Goodie Bag

Family Fun For All Ages! Come For The Walk, Stay For The Fun.

Dress Your Pet for Halloween and Compete For Prizes!

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MehrKatMiles For The Mothers In The Mills Pet Walk 2012
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Happy Halloween!

Join The Right Spot Pet Massage at The Spooky Pooch Parade at The Chicago Botanical Garden

Saturday, October 20, 2012
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Visit /www.chicagobotanic.org/dog/ for more info & to buy tickets

For two very special hours only, dogs are allowed in the Garden. Cleverly costumed canines march the parade route to celebrate Halloween. Spectators are invited to line the parade route for a barking good time.

Parking is $20 per car; free for Garden members. Parade spectators pay for parking only.

MehrKatHappy Halloween!
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Free Massage at Splash Dog!!

The Right Spot is having an Open House on

Saturday, September 29, 2012
10:00 am to 3:00 pm

at Splash Dog in Des Plaines

We will be offering free 30 minute massages to new customers! Come and have your four legged friend experience the benefits of massage! Learn about how massage can benefit his/her muscles, joints, coat and so much more! See first hand how your dog reacts and responds to massage!

Call Katie or call Splash Dog at 847-296-4007 for more information.

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MehrKatFree Massage at Splash Dog!!
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Katie featured on CBS’s “Someone You Should Know”

Katie from The Right Spot Pet Massage was interviewed by Chicago legend Harry Porterfield on CBS’s segment “Someone You Should Know.” The segment was aired on Friday, August 31, 2012 and Monday, September 3, 2012.

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MehrKatKatie featured on CBS’s “Someone You Should Know”
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