Saturday, 31 January 2015

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Blue Buffalo’s adoption drive rescues one million pets

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Blue Buffalo’s Home 4 the Holidays adoption drive rescues one million pets

Blue Buffalo celebrated a milestone Jan. 26 when a cat named Watermark became the one millionth pet to be adopted this season during their Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption campaign. Watermark was rescued by the Monmouth County SPCA, NJ and waiting for a forever home when the Ferrier family took him and set the record for this year’s adoption drive.

Blue Buffalo’s Home 4 the Holidays campaign was launched in 1999 and since then has become the largest pet adoption program on record. The Home 4 the Holidays drive has saved more than 10 million pets overall and each yearly campaign lasts three months. With so many new pets coming home during the holidays Blue Buffalo uses the campaign as a way to educate the public about happy, healthy pets available for adoption in animal shelters.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Gorilla the pug wins 1-800-PetMeds prize to help cover medical expenses

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Gorilla the pug wins 1-800-PetMeds prize to help cover medical expenses

America’s Largest Pet Pharmacy® 1-800-PetMeds® has announced the three winners of its Change a Pet’s Life Contest on Jan. 23. The contest was established to sponsor medical procedures and adoption fees of rescue pets in the United States. 1-800-PetMeds® organization was inspired by Change a Pet’s Life Day which is celebrated on Jan. 24.

Adoptable pets from shelters and rescue organizations all over the U.S. were entered in the contest that ran from Jan.9 to the 15. 1-800-PetMeds® selected a winner and two runner-up pets to sponsor. Gorilla the adorable black Pug is the lucky winner of the contest who will be receiving up to $2,000 to go towards his medical treatments that are quoted at $1,800.

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Pet food recall: January 2015 *UPDATED*

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Pet food recalls: January 2015
J.J. Fuds, Inc. Issues Recall of Pet Food Because of Possible Health Risk
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Karl Gottschlich
(888) 432-5873

FDA PRESS RELEASE – January 20, 2015 – Valparaiso, IN – J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Animals' ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

Happy Caturday!

Happy Caturday!

"I was eating ribs- that's why I keep doing this."

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Pet food recalls: January 2015

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Pet food recalls: January 2015
Oma’s Pride Recalls Purr Complete Feline Poultry Meal because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

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FDA PRESS RELEASE – January 16, 2015 – Oma’s Pride of Avon, CT is recalling Purr-Complete Feline Poultry Meal because it has the potential to be contaminated with SalmonellaSalmonella 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.

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 providers.

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Hope you are having a great Tongue Out Tuesday!

"No way- mine is longer!"

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Happy Caturday!

Happy Caturday!

Uptown Funk- that's my jam!

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Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Examiner EXCLUSIVE: PuppySwap dog trade in service video does viral

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PuppySwap prank ad goes viral and educates about pet abandonment

The Toronto Humane Society pulled an educational prank on the public by posting a video for “the world’s first puppy subscription service" to YouTube on Jan. 8. The service allows its users to purchase a puppy they can love until it gets older and less desirable. Users can then swap out their grown-up dog for a new, fluffy and more "likable" puppy. By Jan. 13- only 5 days later- the video has had over 79, 000 views and a slew of online comments.

The fake service is advertised like the real deal until the very end of the commercial when it is revealed that it is a prank to educate and raise awareness about pet abandonment. This service allows users to choose their dog based on breed, user rating and what is trending. The video also shows users selecting a dog based on "adorability." Often in pet abandonment cases the dog was adopted for its looks and the traits and behaviors of the breed were ignored. 

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"I think the wind is coming from the north, let me check..."

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

Happy Caturday!

Happy Caturday!

Did you hear about the cat who swallowed a ball of wool? She had mittens- get it!
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Friday, 2 January 2015

Pet food recall: December 2014 *UPDATED*

Pet food recall:December 2014 *UPDATED*

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Jump Your Bones’ Inc. recalls Kangaroo meat pet treats due to possible Salmonella

Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida announced a voluntarily recall of their product Roo Bites (Cubes) Dec. 31 due to a potential contamination with Salmonella. Roo Bites are dog treats made out of Kangaroo meat. The Jump Your Bones products affected were distributed to retail pet food stores nationwide and were also featured in Boutique Bags and online stores.

Salmonella is not only a risk to pets but to pet owners handling the infected product. Symptoms of Salmonella include nausea, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea. If left untreated Salmonella may cause more serious health issues like arthritis, arterial infections and urinary tract infections.

The affected Jump Your Bones Roo Bites (Cubes) have the following UPC and information:

63633010041 for 80g. / 2.82oz. including samples of .32 oz.

Any pets who consumed this product showing symptoms of Salmonella should visit their veterinarian right away. According to a FDA press release no pet or consumer illnesses from this Jump Your Bones Roo Bites recalled product have been reported to date.

Consumers who purchased the affected Roo Bites can call (888) 249-6755 from Monday – Friday 9am – 5PM EST. Consumers are to return affected product for a full refund or dispose of it immediately. Jump Your Bones treats are 100 percent Australian made.