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.
DECember 1, 2015
Manufacturer: Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, Massachusetts
Product: Dave’s Simply the Best dry dog food
Reason: Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, Massachusetts is voluntarily recalling one production lot of its Dave’s Simply the Best dry dog food due to the presence of an “off odor”.
November 29, 2015
Manufacturer: Hill’s Science Diet
Product: Canned dog food
Reason: Hill’s Science Diet is in the process of conducting a voluntary market withdrawal of various varieties of its canned dog food products for unspecified reasons.
November 25, 2015
Manufacturer: Blue Buffalo
Product: Cub Size Wilderness Wild dog chews
Reason: Blue Buffalo, is recalling one lot of its Cub Size Wilderness Wild dog chews because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
UPDATED: OCTOBER 25, 2015
Manufacturer: Salix Animal Health of Deerfield, Florida
Product: Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks
Reason: Salix Animal Health of Deerfield, Florida, is recalling one lot of its Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria. On October 25 the recall was expanded by the company.
If your female dog is not spayed, you are probably dealing with some messy issues during her heat cycles.
Introducing: A great piece of dog apparel to handle the messy side of a dog’s heat:
The Dog Heat Suit
Originally invented for dogs after surgery, this suit also aids in treatment of skin conditions, covers wounds for better healing, aids light incontinence problems and is great for dogs in heat.
People often use doggie diapers during a dog’s heat cycle. I have been using one in the past for Mila either.
However, you probably know the following challenges: The diapers getting fixed around her hips, do not only cause Mila discomfort. She obviously just does not like the feeling of the diaper around her hips. As a result of her trying to get rid of that thing by rubbing against walls, curtains and chairs, not only is the house always a mess during this time. The diaper also becomes leaky every now and then, leaving spot on the floors and the couch.
October 02, 2015
Manufacturer: K-9 Kraving Dog Food of Baltimore, Maryland
Product: Dog Food Chicken Patties
Reason: K-9 Kraving Dog Food of Baltimore, Maryland is recalling its Chicken Patties dog food because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria and Listeria mitocytogenes.
If you witness your dog scooting on her butt across the floor or desperately trying to reach for her back, all that accompanied by a fishy smell, you may likely be dealing with some anal gland (= anal sac) issues.
Or maybe you just notice that fishy smelling “souvenir” on the couch after your dog has left her favorite hangout spot. That may be a sign that the glands eventually emptied on their own, after they probably did not during your dog’s last #2 potty business.