Browsing: Health & Safety

Cats
2 The First Care Guide for your Whiskers

You might have noticed a lot of times that your kittens snuggle around you and keep their tails quivering, that’s their way of telling how much they love you. Sweet isn’t it? Although saying I love you too kitty isn’t enough as these loving felines need more care and affection than any other pets. Here are a few general guidelines for you to ensure that your cat lives a good healthy life.

  • Vet Checks

You should take your cat for a regular check-up and vaccinations to keep a tab on their health. If any change in cat’s meowing, acting, eating, walking etc is noticed you should take him in for a check-up as soon as possible.

Events
2 Pet Safety Week 2013 – HAPPY HOWLOWEEN!

The second annual Pet Safety Week has begun! This year, Pet Safety Week is October 20 – 26. And to get the conversation started, Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited (“Toronto Hydro”) and the Toronto Humane Society have their top picks for ‘Howloween’ costumes and safety tips for furry friends.

Halloween is a fun time for the entire family; make sure your pets are safe too…

General
2 New FDA Regulations for Natural & Organic Pet Food and Treats

Perhaps prompted by all of the pet food recall announcements over the years, more and more companies and individuals have flooded the market with all natural and organic choices. For pet owners, these alternative foods and treats from companies and entrepreneurs have been a welcome addition from the mass produced products that seem unable to comply with standard FDA rules and regulations.

According to the Pet Food Institute, in 2003 U.S. consumers spent more than $13 billion on cat and dog food, a figure that has increased to over $18 billion in 2011. It’s obvious that people who love pets are willing to spend money on quality food for their furry companions and pet owners who are becoming frustrated with the commercial pet food industry’s less-than-favorable facility conditions producing recalled cans of food are turning their attention, and their purse strings, elsewhere. New, all natural and organic products are popping up quicker than flowers in warm spring weather.

Health & Safety
0 Bravo! Recalls Chicken Blend-Raw Frozen Food Diet for Dogs and Cats

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 13, 2013 – Bravo! is voluntarily recalling its 2 lb tubes of Bravo! Raw Food Diet Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats, product code: 21-102, batch ID code 6 14 12, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recall involves 2 lb. Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet tubes (chubs) made on June 14, 2012 only; no other products or sizes are involved. The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. This batch tested negative by a third party independent laboratory prior to release for distribution to consumers, however routine testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture of product collected from a single retail location tested positive for presence of salmonella. While the testing discrepancy is unclear, in an abundance of caution Bravo is issuing this recall.

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