Since 2003, I've been making natural raw food and treats for my pets, using only fresh raw meat and healthy locally-grown ingredients.
My goal is to help you keep your best friend healthy and happy too.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Two Pet Food Recalls

Here is the link for the FDA pet food recall I mentioned in the previous post.  Natural Balance is asking that all 5 and 28 lb bags of Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the "Best By" date of June 17, 2011, be returned to place of purchase for a full refund. Salmonella was found during random quality testing; there have been no reported illnesses to date. The FDA page also describes symptoms to watch out for in humans and pets who may have been exposed to Salmonella. The affected products were not distributed in Virginia.

Another pet food recall has been issued, this one is for Iams ProActive Health canned Cat and Kitten Food – all varieties of 3 oz & 5.5 oz cans, dated 09/2011 to 06/2012 and distributed nationwide. The affected food is deficient in thiamin (Vitamin B1), which is necessary for cats to remain healthy. Proctor & Gamble recommends that these cans be discarded. Please do NOT donate these cans to rescue! Symptoms of thiamin deficiency, the hotline number to call if you have these products, and more details from the FDA.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Few Thoughts

While gathering and loading for the South of the James Market this morning, I caught myself wishing I'd posted some things here earlier this week. This is happening more often lately, but it always seems I'm far from a keyboard when the ideas strike.

Herewith, in no particular order: Due to the growing demand, I'm now bringing more whole chicken feet with me, and searching for more sources to increase the supply. Please bear with me while I track down more farmers willing to let go of their feet (grin) and meanwhile, the early bird gets the fresh dried tootsies.