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Merrick Pet Care Recalls Merrick Backcountry and Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Treats

May 23, 2018 – Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is voluntarily recalling some of their varieties of dog treats because they might have elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. When dogs have consumed high levels of beef thyroid hormone, they may show these symptoms: restlessness, increased heart rate, increased thirst, increased urination frequency and weight loss. These symptoms may resolve when the consumption decreases. When a dog consumes High levels of beef thyroid hormone over a long period of time the following symptoms may also be visible: labored and rapid breathing, vomiting, diarrhea. You should contact your veterinarian[…]Read More…

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How To Tell If Your Pets Are At A Healthy Weight

How To Tell If Your Pets Are Overweight

In 2017, the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention found 56% of dogs and 60% of cats are clinically overweight. This epidemic is putting pets at greater risk for certain cancers, kidney failure, diabetes, and puts excessive strain on their bones and joints. We can only blame ourselves for these shocking statistics. Most of the time, pet owners decide what their pets eat, and when. We might be substituting food for love and attention when we’re busy, or choosing foods that are marketed as “healthy” when they’re really not. Sometimes we don’t realize when our pets are overweight because we see[…]Read More…

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Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevent The #1 Killer Of Domestic Cats

Chronic Kidney Disease: Prevent The #1 Killer Of Domestic #Cats #Cathealth

When you’re a cat lover, there are three words that you never want to hear from your vet. Chronic Kidney Disease.  Most common in seniors, some vets have accepted that 1 in 3 cats will be diagnosed with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in their lifetime. A 2016 study found that over 60% of senior cats (over age seven) will develop some form of kidney disease, with prevalence in geriatric cats (over age 15) skyrocketing up to 80%. Fortunately, CKD can be prevented and may be managed for years with at-home treatment. Supporting your cat’s kidney health is essential to helping[…]Read More…

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OC Raw Dog Recalls Freeze Dried Sardines Because Of The Potential To Cause Botulism

April 20, 2018 – OC Raw Dog, LLC of California is recalling its OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines product because of the potential to cause botulism. The fish have exceeded the FDA compliance guideline for fish larger than 5 inches. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches have been linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. Because OC Raw Dog Freeze Dried Sardines are larger than 5 inches there is a possible health risk. Botulism is a deadly disease caused by a toxin-producing bacterium known as[…]Read More…

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Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food Recall

April 16, 2018 – Carnivore Meat Company is voluntarily recalling two of its Vital Essentials freeze-dried dog foods because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI Recalled products: Affected products can be identified by comparing the following lot numbers and best by dates: “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers, 6 oz. poly bag” with “Lot #13815, Best by 06/01/2019,[…]Read More…

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K9 Natural Ltd Voluntarily Recalls Imported Dog Food Due To Listeria

April 14, 2018 – K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling 4 batches of its K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast, which were imported into the US in June 2017, due to a potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk after handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: K9 Natural Foods Ltd is a New Zealand-based company. Images related to the recall are as follows: Recalled products: The recalled products are as follows: 11 lbs[…]Read More…

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How To Choose The Perfect Name For Your New Pet

How To Choose A Name For Your Pet Cat Or Dog

Those tiny paws, big eyes and little snout are absolutely perfect – how will you possibly choose a name that is just as perfect as your new addition? Whether you have dozens of names that you can’t choose between, or you’re completely drawing a blank when thinking up names, it won’t be long until you find a name that just “sticks.” Keep in mind your pet’s personality, how they’ll change as they grow, and what that name will sound like after the twelfth time you’ve yelled it from your back porch. The Science Of Pet Naming Both cats and dogs[…]Read More…

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6 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Pet

6 Reasons To Adopt A Senior Pet

You’re ready to bring a new animal into your family, and maybe you can’t wait to raise a tiny, adorable puppy or kitten. For many families, a senior pet would be a perfect fit, though they’re often overlooked at shelters. You can even find a purebred pet from a breed-specific rescue. 1. Every senior has a story. Some adoptable senior pets were adored by their previous families but had to be given up due to a myriad of reasons. When someone loses their job, has a kid with allergies, adopts a younger pet, or has to move to a pet-free[…]Read More…

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What To Include In Your Pets’ Emergency Kits

What To Include In Your Pets Emergency Kits

No matter where you live, there’s always the possibility that your family will be affected by an emergency or natural disaster. Medical emergencies, floods, tornadoes, wildfires and other events can find us blindsided when we neglect to plan for them. When you have pets, it’s even more important to plan ahead. You don’t need to spend a lot of time or money to prepare kits that could save your pet’s life. With any luck, you’ll never actually have to use them. Steps To Take Right Now Approximately 15,500 pets needed to be rescued during Hurricane Katrina, and 80-85 percent of[…]Read More…

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Steve’s Real Food Voluntarily Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

March 3, 2018 – Steve’s Real Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of 5lb Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe due to possible Salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah Recalled products: 5lb. Frozen Turkey Nuggets, made by Steve’s Real Food with the UPC code  6-91730-15303-8, Lot # E 178 and the best by date of 9/27/18. Notes: So far, there has been[…]Read More…

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Northwest Naturals Dog Food Recall Due To Listeria

February 25, 2018 – Northwest Naturals voluntarily recalls 5 lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk after handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterwards. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon   Recalled products: The recalled product is packaged in 5lb frozen chubs labeled Chicken and Salmon Dog Food with a UPC code of 0 87316 38440 6 and a product best buy date code of 15[…]Read More…

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TruPet Voluntarily Recalls TruDog Pet Treats

February 24, 2018 – TruPet, LLC is voluntarily recalling certain “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” pet treats due to salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: TruPet, LLC of Milford, Ohio Recalled products: Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5oz Pet treats which can be identified by comparing the following name and number: “Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight” with “Lot # 20190514 13753”. The products in question were distributed[…]Read More…

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Carnivore Meat Company Recalls Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Dog Food

February 24, 2018 – Carnivore Meat Company voluntarily recalls 73 cases of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entree because of salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, WI Recalled products: This voluntary recall is only limited to the following product listed below: One pound bag of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs with the Lot #13753 The product in question[…]Read More…

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Is Your Pet A Lefty Or A Righty?

Is Your Pet A Lefty Or A Righty?

Approximately ten percent of people are left-handed. Left-handedness has been associated with greater creativity, intelligence, and a shorter temper, though research has shown that the preference does not seem to have an effect on personality. Is Your Pet Left-Pawed Or Right-Pawed? Pets can also be right-handed or left-handed. It’s easy to tell if your pet prefers to use their right paw or their left. Simply take note of which paw your pet offers when you ask them to “shake” or “high five.” You can also observe which paw they use first to descend the stairs, and which paw they use[…]Read More…

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J. M. Smucker Company Withdraws Multiple Dog Food Brands Due To Pentobarbital

February 16, 2018 – J. M. Smucker Company has initiated a voluntary recall of numerous cans of wet dog food due to the presence of low levels of euthanasia drug, pentobarbital. Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand and coma. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: The J.M. Smucker Company of Orrville, Ohio Recalled products: The recalled products include canned dog food from the following brands: Ol’ Roy Skippy Gravy Train Kibbles ‘N Bits Impacted product[…]Read More…

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Arrow Reliance Inc. (ZooLogics Pet Food And Darwin’s Natural Pet Products) Investigated by FDA

February 13, 2018 – FDA and Washington Department of Agriculture is investigating Arrow Reliance Inc. for a string of Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes contamination in raw pet food manufactured by companies like Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food. From October 16, 2016 to February 10, 2018 there has been numerous salmonella and listeria contamination recalls of raw food from the same companies. The latest of these recalls was made on February 10 2018 where Arrow Reliance (Darwin’s Naturals) recalled ZooLogics Duck with vegetable meals for Dogs (lot # 41957) and Zoologics Chicken with vegetables meals for dogs (lot # 41567)[…]Read More…

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Redbarn Pet Products Recalls Dog Chews Due To Salmonella

February 10, 2018 – Redbarn Pet Products voluntarily recalls a single product, Redbarn Natural 7 inch Bully Stick Dog Chews 3-pack, due to a potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA Recalled products: A single product, Redbarn’s 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, is being voluntarily recalled by the company. The recalled product comes in 2.4-ounce green plastic bag as[…]Read More…

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Smokehouse Pet Products Recalls Beefy Munchies Due To Salmonella

UPDATE: Feb 15, 2018 – This recall of Smokehouse Pet Products has been expanded to include all “Beefy Munchies.” February 9, 2018 – Smokehouse Pet Products is recalling 4-oz bags of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella was found during a routine testing by a Colorado Department of Agriculture. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterward. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company: Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc.[…]Read More…

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Raws For Paws Recall Turkey Pet Food Due To Salmonella

February 9, 2018 – Raws For Paws of Minneapolis, MN is recalling chubs (sealed plastic tubes) of Ground Turkey Pet Food because of potential salmonella contamination. Approximately 4000 pounds of 5 lbs and 1 lb chubs, packaged in regular Turkey Pet Food cases and Pet Food Combo Pack cases, are being recalled by the company. The products in question were distributed to consumers throughout Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin directly and through online mail orders. Salmonella can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk when handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly[…]Read More…

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Are Essential Oils Safe For Pets?

Are Essential Oils Safe For Pets?

Essential oils can be a wonderful alternative to traditional treatments for anxiety, insomnia, inflammation, allergies, pain and many other conditions – not only for people but our pets too. However, it can be unsafe to use certain oils, concentrations and application methods because animals, particularly cats, tend to be more sensitive to the concentrated chemical compounds they contain (yes, even natural products contain “chemicals”). Here are a few things you should know before using a new essential oil treatment in your home: Which Essential Oils Are Harmful To Pets? Essential oils are derived from plants. Just one ounce of oil[…]Read More…

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Dog Food Recall By JustFoodForDogs

January 15, 2018 – JustFoodForDogs, LLC of Los Alamitos, CA has announced in a company letter to customers that they are voluntarily recalling specific JustFoodForDogs products due to a potential contamination with bacteria ‘Listeria monocytogenes’. The preliminary testing revealed that an ingredient used to make the products, human-grade green beans, may have been contaminated with the bacteria. [View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order] Company:  JustFoodForDogs LLC of Los Alamitos, CA Recalled products: Only the following products are affected by this recall till today: JustFoodForDogs Turducken with Batch dates 11 01 18 to 12 31 18 Beef and Russet Potato with[…]Read More…

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How To Keep Your Dog And Cat Warm This Winter

How To Keep Your Pets Warm This Winter

Dogs and cats may wear a warm coat of fur, but they can still be vulnerable to cold weather. This is especially true for breeds that do not have a double coat, and those with short fur and areas of skin with little or no fur at all. During the winter, pets are prone to hypothermia, frostbite, inflammation and dry, itchy skin. You can protect them from the elements by keeping them warm indoors and making sure they have the right gear when they spend time outside. Why Your Cat Should Stay Indoors Regardless of the weather, you should keep[…]Read More…

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The Best Ways To Pamper All Your Pets This Holiday Season

How To Pamper Your Pets This Holiday Season

At ‘ilovepets.co’, we believe that pets are family. We know that all our readers and customers (from Grand Prairie, Texas to all over the United States) are planning to include all pets, big and small, in the festivities. You just can’t wait to pamper your pets, a bit more than what you usually do, this holiday season. So, here are some creative ways you can make the holidays special for your pets: Prepare A Warm Beverage Don’t you love hot cocoa or hot cider on a cold winter night? Your pets will love their own healthy hot beverages, especially if[…]Read More…

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How To Choose The Right Aquarium Tank Size

How To Choose The Right Size For Your Aquarium

Are you ready to set up an aquarium in your home?  You may have already taken into consideration where you will put it, what it will look like, and how it will fit into your home. The aquarium is your fish or aquatic pet’s home – it’s their bedroom, bathroom and kitchen, all in one. That’s why aquatic or semi-aquatic creatures thrive in an aquarium that is adequately sized. When fish and other underwater animals release wastes, it creates a build-up of ammonia in the tank. Fish can be poisoned by their own ammonia if the water is not changed[…]Read More…

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My Puppy Is Skittish – How Can I Help Her Relax?

How To Help Your Skittish Puppy #puppytips

Bringing a puppy or dog into your home is exciting. You can’t wait to play with them, take them places, introduce them to your friends and family. But it can be disappointing when your puppy is fearful and doesn’t seem to enjoy new experiences. Behaviors That Indicate Fear It’s important to recognize signs that your puppy is feeling afraid or anxious. Some are obvious, some are not. Here are some ways you can tell: Flattened ears Tail tucked between legs Heavy panting and drooling Raised hackles along their spine Wide eyes Hiding/avoidance Urinating when approached or petted Snapping/aggression Why Some[…]Read More…