Friday, November 22, 2013

Yet Another Pet Food Recall

Diamond Pet Foods is recalling it's dog food because salmonella was found in the food.  The dog food in question was manufactured in the Gaston, S.C. plant. At least five people got sick from handling the food according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The theory was that they handled the dog food and then handled their own food.

The brands being recalled are: Country Value, Diamond, Premium Edge, Professional, 4Health and Taste of the Wild brands.  According to Diamond the  use  "best before" dates are December 9, 2012 to April 7, 2013. They were distributed in eastern, southern, central and Midwest states, parts of Canada, but may appear in other states.

Diamond Naturals (particularly the Lamb & Rice dry food, Chicken Soup for the Pets Lover's Soul Adult Light, and Diamond Puppy Formula were recalled in April 2011 because sampling showed that some of their food tested positive for Salmonella. 

Check your shelves. 

I had used Diamond Lamb and Rice Dry food and switched because of a loss of interest by.BJ 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pet Food Recall

Teriyaki Chichen Treats has been recall due to possible salmonella contamination.   The company recalled a number of varieties of chicken treats.   The Bailey's Choice company expanded the recall to include Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, and Tennessee.
Recalled Teriyaki Chicken Treats

The Georgia Department of Agriculture found salmonella in the products during routine testing.  According to a spokesman, the company has repaired a digital thermostat that caused a dehydrator used to maintain proper temperatures to malfunction. 

Please check your shelves and return these products to the store.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Vet Visit

I'm going to be 14 in January.  And until a few months ago I never snapped at people much less mom.  You may remember that I have been snapping at Mom.  I don't bite her but my teeth are sharp so sometimes I break her skin. Mom decided she'd had enough and made an appointment with a new vet.  He was highly recommended by friends who use him.

It was scary at a new vet's office, seeing new people.  I was not good.  I wouldn't sit still and tried to snap.  I kept crying and whining.  Finally the tech put a blue fabric mussel on me.  I still made noises and moved around but I couldn't snap at her and she was able to hold me.  Mom petted me, but I still started to shake.  It was terrible.
Moving around.

I wouldn't stay still.

The vet felt around and didn't feel anything abnormal.  The tech took me to back and took my blood.  My blood!  She took my blood!  
Then she brought me back and removed the mussel.  Mom gave me cookies to appease me.

The vet said there were a few possibilities.  From the best scenario to the worst:

  • my just not wanting to be bothered;
  • arthritis;
  • a neurological problem or brain tumor. Yikes!
Once he gets the results of the blood tests, we'll go from there. Probably x-rays, possibly an MRI.  Mom has to call tomorrow for the results.

It's all very scary.   

My pain meds.

In the meantime he gave me Metacam (meloxicm), for pain just in case.