Pet Food Recall Alert!

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

Mondays M-E-O-W

WHAAAAAT  that’s a funky chicken…  I WANT TUNA! until this scare is over

For Immediate Release

May 5, 2017

Announcement:  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.

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

smallbatch

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.

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Sourced from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
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Recall Alert! Used to control epilepsy in Cats, Dogs… and us Humans

C.O. Truxton, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP due to Labeling Error on Declared Strength

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beautiful-brown-dog_4460x4460Pet Parents need to be all ears on this 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.

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

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Sourced from U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

A Furry Tail Came True

Over the weekend I received some disturbing news

From one of my Facebook friends regarding a hybrid dog named Shoonka.  At the eleventh hour of his canine life he was facing death and not by any fault of his own.

Miraculously this situation had a happy ending, but far too many times it ends in the MURDER of a family’s former healthy hybrid dog.  Given the current economic situations of many Pet Parents today, it’s tragic when these caregivers of wolf-dogs don’t find a suitable home for their once adored pets.  The outcome is usually death becomes her / him.

I am elated to share with you all Shoonka has found a home.  He’ll be in his new digs just before the New Year (more like next week Sunday).

So in showing of gratitude, I dedicate this post to you ALL who made it happen for Shoonka the four-legged little Angel during his time of need.

In this season of giving and celebration… it’s deeply gratifying to know saving a life is the best gift of all, and I am ever so blessed to be connected with such wonderful people.

Love Wave•*¨*•.¸¸•*¨*• •*¨*•.¸¸•*¨*• and Gratitude

Now I depart you with this; 

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*My selection of the wording above was chosen for the following reason:  When one says an Animal is being destroyed, put down, euthanized, lets’ call it for what it truly is MURDER (there is a life force here) not an object such as a Building, Car, Bio Waste, or out dated files normally sent off to Shred-it… those are things A.K.A. garbage not a former Pet.
Mercy killings are excluded from this hence terminal illnesses effecting the quality of life & etc., etc.

To be Clawed or Declawed that is the question

Here is a topic which has gotten friends, lovers, and families feuding as if they were The Hatfields & The McCoys… declawing the Cat.

If you ever had a Cat’s claws hooked into your skin then watched the little booger pull their paws away as your skin continued to stretch like Aunt Ethel gnawing away on the BBQ Ribs from last year’s 4th of July Picnic, then you already had the outer body… finding religion experience.

Meaning you may strongly appeal to have any Cat’s paws declawed or, you maybe like me… a glutton for punishment.

I have 3 Cats, all with claws intact…. which I clip myself every two weeks. Funny how clipping one Cat’s claws sends out a telepathic message to the others “go, seek shelter and hide”. 

Yet, I do have a special bond with Mr. Sox an 18lb. Tuxedo Cat, his method of choice is to con his way out of it.  He’ll lick your hand, your face, if that fails, grab after the clippers, snatch his paws away, and if that should fail, he pulls out the big guns.  He transforms himself into Cujo, and I into Lara Croft, then I straddle him… pull out one leg at a time and clip away.

He should thank the Deity Isis, I’m only doing his front paws. So, here is my question to you: What would you do… be clawed or declaw the Cat?

If you’re for declawing, which procedure would you elect to have done… the old way or use today’s newest technology and have the Laser Declawing?

Purr you later ^-^