Tag Archives: protecting our pets

Is YOUR Dog’s Breed Prone to Obesity?

Even though the official “National Pet Obesity Awareness Day” has now passed; as responsible dog owners, we all need to remain mindful of the importance of keeping our dogs at a healthy weight (for their breed and age) to give them the best possible health and life.

Is YOUR dog’s breed prone to obesity? Check out the graphic below:

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Want to know more about: identifying whether your dog is overweight? How to proactively prevent K9 obesity and receive a healthy treat recipe you can easily make for your dog?

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Have Pets? Be Prepared for an Emergency.

Are you prepared for an emergency or natural disaster?

No one likes to consider the worst; but the best defense is advance preparation.  Whether it’s a flood, tornado, fire or tropical storm, planning and preparing before disaster strikes will ensure the best protection and safety of your family and your pets.


Below is what you need to include in your Pet Emergency Kit (for each pet):

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Are you the owner of a dog business or service?

Make your clients feel “catered-to” and “looked-after” with the information they need to make the best, informed decisions for their K9 fur-kids with our ready-to-use, low-cost newsletter.

There’s no quicker way to build trust and brand loyalty than doing a little bit extra for your customers!

RECALL: Smallbatch Pets Frozen Dog Sliders

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Smallbatch Pets Frozen Dog Food Recall

Just two hours after our recent post about making your own dog treats (due to the increased recalls in dog foods/treats), a new recall came to our attention from the FDA (actually released on March 26th) about Smallbatch Pets Inc. voluntarily recalling one lot of their frozen Duckbatch Sliders (for dogs) due to potential salmonella and listeria.  (Interestingly, there’s nothing posted on the SmallBatch website at the time of writing this post.)

According to the FDA release, “the affected products are sold frozen in 3-pound bags and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

  • Lot #CO27
  • UPC #713757339001
  • Best By Date: 01/27/2017

and were distributed to retail pet food stores in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.”

According to the FDA release, there have been no pet or consumer illnesses reported from this product at this time. The recall was issued after “routine testing” by the FDA from a sample taken at a distributor. Eighty cases of this specific product lot were sold between the dates of February 23rd through March 10th.

Consumers who touched this contaminated product should thoroughly wash their hands and disinfect any surfaces exposed to this product. Human symptoms from being infected with salmonella and/or listeria include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Infected pets may be lethargic, have a decreased appetite and abdominal pain and also exhibit diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

If you purchased frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders from the affected Lot #CO27, do not feed or touch the product and return to the place of purchase for a full refund or throw them out where your dog, animals or humans cannot reach them.

To read the voluntary recall release in its entirety, go to the FDA Recalls & Safety Alerts Page.

Consumers may also call Smallbatch Pets Inc., at 888-507-2712 or email them at info@smallbatchpets.com.

Psstt … An important secret about the Pet Food Industry.

Dog-Eating-SmallIt’s called “ingredient splitting” and is the topic of our main article in the upcoming September issue of the Cold Noses Newsletter.

It’s also the sneaky little secret the Pet Food Industry does NOT want you to know about because it artificially inflates some ingredients (like meat) to the top of pet food labels.

Subscribe today and hand-out to your customers to help them know – and do – better on behalf of their beloved 4-legged companions with the important information they need to know behind the “Science” of Pet Food Labeling.

Thank You Petco! NO more Chinese Pet Treats!

Petco has finally stepped up to the plate and removed any remaining Chinese-made canine and feline treats from its stores and website due to fears that thousands of pets have been sickened and killed since 2007.

(There have been more than 4,800 complaints of pet illnesses, including deaths, from Chinese-made chicken, duck or sweet potato jerky treats.)

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