Monday, 27 April 2015

Pet food recalls: April 2015

Pet food recalls: April 2015
Nylabone Products Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due To Possible Salmonella Health Risk


FDA PRESSRELEASE - April 22, 2015 - TFHPublications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

*UPDATE* Missing Manx cat in Pembroke, Ontario PLEASE HELP

MISSING Manx cat found!

Thank you to everyone for your concern about Chaos. She is home safe and sound. She came waltzing up our porch stairs like nothing had happened- as if she didn't spend a night outside in the rain. Keira and Hazel were so cute- they gathered around her as if to say "Are you alright? What was it like?" We- dogs included- are so happy to have our grumpy but lovable cat home. 

So here is what we did when Chaos went missing to help locate her faster- these are great tips you can do in the first few hours your pet is discovered missing:

-Posted her photo, description and our contact info on social media and shared with lost pet groups in our area.
-We tried to track her- for us that was difficult because it rained and washed away most of her paw prints. 
-Set up feeding stations around our property and neighborhood with her food.
-Put cat nip in the welcome mats of our home so that if she came home she stayed home.
-Moved a dog crate outside on our front porch and put a warm blanket inside and something that smelled like us.
-Moved her litter outside.
-Walked the neighborhood calling her name and shaking her treats and asking anyone we passed if they had seen her.
-Even though I work at our local animal hospital and pet store ANYONE can contact them and let them know that your pet is missing. They will likely ask you to bring a sign in and if it gets to that point then you should- luckily for us Chaos was found the next day. In the meantime you can at least leave them your number because these are places that normally get called if a pet is found. You can also call your local animal shelter and animal control. 

MISSING Manx cat in Pembroke, Ontario PLEASE HELP


Her name is Chaos and she is a Manx cat which means she has no tail so she should be easy to identify. She also has an orange spot on the top of her head. She must have slipped out when we let the dogs in/out last night because we discovered her missing this morning. She answers to her name and comes if you snap your fingers a few times.

She went missing on Peter Street near High View school in Pembroke, Ontario. She has an upper repertory disease that can't be cured so she sneezes a lot, squints her eyes like in the photo and her eyes get watery. So after spending a rainy night outside she may appear sick but she is fully vaccinated so PLEASE don't be afraid to go near her. She will probably be really afraid but food is a good motivator. If she is sick she needs to come home to get her medication. Please guys I need your help!

If you find her please call Stacey 613-281-8877 or Robert 613-717-0880 or drop her off at the Pembroke Animal Hospital 613-752-3641 where I work full time. You can also contact PetValu 613-735-7508 in the Pembroke mall where I work on the odd Sunday shift. They can get in touch with me. If you see her please try to catch her- just open a can of something and she will come to you. Thank you1

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Photos: Cute pets celebrate Easter

Photo by Castaway in Scotland CC BY-NC

Photos: Cute pets celebrate Easter

Happy Easter from Paws For Reaction! Check out these adorable photos of festive pets celebrating Easter! Spring has sprung!

Easter lily flower is deadly to cats- find out more

Photo by jjjj56cp Foter CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
Easter lily is a beautiful gift but is deadly for cats

Easter is a wonderful holiday to celebrate with family- pets included. Like so many other holidays the celebration can unintentionally pose a threat to a cat or dog. One common Easter gift is lethal to cats and symptoms can show up in as little as six hours.

The spring celebration usually involves chocolate that can be a deadly treat for a dog. Something else to consider is the Easter grass that lines the bottom of most Easter gift baskets. It can create dangerous intestinal damage if ingested by a dog or cat, resulting in expensive vet bills.   

Photos: Check out these real life Easter bunnies

Photo by Sharon Taylor Photography of Kettering CC BY-NC-ND
Photos: Real life Easter bunnies

The Easter Bunny is hoping its way onto Paws For Reaction.