New recalls, check out the 3 sites above for all dog food recalls and alerts.
Yet another Possible pet food scare,
(we are so sorry for their loss.)
At the end of December, a local kennel donated 12 cases of Kirkland canned
Lamb and Rice dog food. They said it was too rich for their dog because they all got sick.
Did not think any problem with the food. I fed to my dogs, and to visiting dogs.
Diarrhea for all dogs, puppy threw up 15 times. She
survived...Tesla and Dino did not. I contacted the company on Jan. 3 to say
all dogs got sick. They said they did not produce that food. Four weeks
later, one dead dog, next week, another dead dog. Finally got a response
with...tell Costco. I contacted Costco, and then they contacted the
manufacturer. Who wants a sample of the food. Mind you...this similar food
was recalled in 2007-2009 for melamine contamination. Over 400 dogs died.
I filed a report and waiting for request for the sample of food.
I need to put out a warning of possible food contamination....is not
verified yet...but the vet and I feel it will be. The*Kirkland Canned Lamb
and Rice with expiration 2013. The cans I have say June 23, 2013*. Please
let your friends know. It would have been purchased in Nov.-Dec. 2012.
Please anyone that has a can to contact me directly. Do not return to
Costco. We need to let everyone know so more dogs don't die.
According to the FDA, there are steps one can and should take whenever dealing with prepared pet foods. While dogs and cats are at risk of Salmonella infections, certain people are at greater-than-usual risk also. Those particularly at risk include children and the elderly, as well as anyone whose immune system has been compromised by disease or some underlying condition.
To reduce your risk, the FDA suggests that you follow these procedures:
n Wash your hands with hot water for at least 20 seconds both before and after handling any pet foods.
n Wash pet food bowls, dishes and implements with soap and hot water after each use.
n Do not use the pet's bowl as a scooping device, rather, use a clean spoon or scoop that is kept only for this use.
n Dispose of any old or spoiled pet food in a safe manner, such as in a securely tied plastic bag that is then placed in a covered trash receptacle.
n Do not flush it down your toilet or throw it outdoors.
Storage of pet foods is also important. The FDA recommends that any leftover canned food be stored in a refrigerator. It's probably best to pick up any leftover canned food after 20 minutes.
All dry products should be stored in a cool, dry place. The best way to store dry pet foods is in their original paper container, rolled down to eliminate air as much as possible, then placed into a plastic container with a tight-fitting top. This method has the additional advantage of helping to preserve the vitamins and minerals in the food.
Retractable dog leashes can be very dangerous to the person holding on to one end. More than a few people have lost or severely cut a finger when they attempted to hold onto the nylon part of the leash (the part that retracts into the handle and then runs out as the dog moves away) and the dog continued to move. If you must use this sort of leash, please keep your hands off the leash and on the handle.
Now we have another retractable leash concern. The SnazzyKat and the SlyDog retractable leashes, featuring the "SquareOne System," had just been recalled because of a "precautionary response to isolated reports of a component malfunction."
Evidently the metal clasp that connects the leash to the dog's collar can fail, not only releasing the dog, but snapping back toward the person who is holding the leash, potentially causing injury. If you have purchased one of these leashes with a metal clasp, immediately discontinue use of it and return the leash to the manufacturer for a refund of $5.51 and a $2.53 credit for shipping costs.
Most of these leashes were sold through Dollar General stores.
Wrap yours up and send it to: Worldwise, Attn: Retractable Leash Recall, 160 Mitchell Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94903. Be sure to supply your name and mailing address. If you still have the receipt, send along a photocopy or provide the name and address of the store where you bought the leash and the date of purchase, if known.
If you have any questions about this leash, not related to the recall you can phone the Customer Relations department at 800-967-5394.