Today, I want to talk about a pretty serious matter with you guys – the ingestion of objects.
Let’s be honest with each other, even the most cautious and watchful owner will probably at some point run into such a situation: Doggie has swallowed something it shouldn’t have.
If we are lucky it is a small, blunt object that is likely to pass the stomach and intestines without causing any harm or even better it is digestible and not poisonous.
But most of the time – that’s just Murphy’s law – it will be something that raises concern, meaning we are talking about something that is either sharp/pointy or big or both of it (worst combination) and can cause harm “inside”.
JUNE 20, 2017 REcall Expansion!
Manufacturer: United Pet Group
Product: multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products
Reason: United Pet Group, is expanding their voluntary recall of multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination to include popular store brands of rawhide dog chews sold by Walmart, Petco, H-E-B and others due to possible contamination with a chemical compound.
Find more information HERE
January 17, 2017
Manufacturer: Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia
Product: Turkey with Bone raw frozen product
Reason: Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Turkey with Bone raw frozen product due to the potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
Many people, especially the ones, whose dogs have pink noses like many Bull Terriers do, are asking themselves: Can dogs get sunburn?
The answer: Yes, dogs can get sunburn (and even skin cancer)!
So, how can we determine, If our dog has a sunburn?
Basically the same way we do it as humans: Press one finger on the skin, release and watch how quickly the skin returns from light color to pink or reddish color. The faster the change and the darker the red, the more sunburned is the skin.
Note: Dogs with pink noses, such as Bull Terriers, also tend to get red noses from elevated blood circulation especially in warmer environments, for example when they are active or very excited.
If the red disappears quickly once the dog is back inside and calming down, the suspected sunburn may as well turn out to be the typical Bull Terrier “red excitement nose”.
However, it is always wise to be cautious.
MaY 31, 2016
Manufacturer: Blue Buffalo
Product: Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula dog food
Reason: Blue Buffalo is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula dog food due to the presence of moisture and mold.
March 26, 2016
Manufacturer: Smallbatch Pets Inc.
Product: Smallbatch frozen dog Duckbatch Sliders
Reason: Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog Duckbatch Sliders because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria and Listeria monocytogenes.
Manufacturer: Fromm Family Foods of Mequon
Product: Fromm Gold canned dog foods
Reason: Fromm Family Foods of Mequon, Wisconsin is voluntarily recalling three of its canned dog foods because of a possibly elevated content of vitamin D.
Manufacturer: Nestle Purina
Product: Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods
Reason: Nestle Purina is voluntarily recalling Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods because their own tests revealed that the affected dog foods did not contain the recommended level of vitamins and minerals.
For several different reasons some owners may not want their female dogs to get spayed. For the owner of such an “intact” female some knowledge about the heat cycle is helpful to prevent “accidents”. In this post you will find information on the heat cycle in dogs, signs to look out for and measures to take.
In this relating article I am introducing a neat way to keep the bloody messes under control during your dog’s heat – with the dog heat suit
January 15, 2016
Manufacturer: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Product: Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Entrees for Dogs
Reason: Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin is recalling a single lot of their Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Entrees for Dogs because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.