Is it worth the money?
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Is it worth the money?
Friday, November 22, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
FDA report click here
Friday, November 1, 2013
Bailey's Choice is issuing a voluntary recall of our chicken jerky treats that have two lot dates: June 5, 2013 and October 8, 2013. These two lots tested positive for salmonella. We have had no reports of anyone or any pet becoming sick. These treats will not harm your dog, dogs digestive systems are designed for eating raw food. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly. We are working with the GA Dept of Agriculture closely to recall the effected lots. We will have more details here as they become available.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
|this pic was grabbed from|
the net. It is not indicative
of the products that were tested.
Also this came in after I posted this article. Click Link here This portal will take you directly to where you need to be to report an illness
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Monday, September 2, 2013
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
|A little Melatonin can go a long way!|
I had originally posted this in 2009 but have since updated with more information.
Ah, the Fourth of July, the gathering of family and friends, the barbeque's, people blowing off their finger tips with illegal bottle rockets, the town fireworks display, and the drinks! Those were the days of fun and relaxation, the days before the family dogs came to live with us! Did you ever notice it only takes one dog to act like a complete lunatic to set off the whole pack? There’s not enough Prozac in the world for them or me on July 4TH!
BTFD I used to love the fourth of July, we’d bring our visiting New York family to Shamokin, or “smokin’ shmokin” as we New Yorker’s call it, a place that has no money for town revitalization, but boy can they put on a grand pyrotechnics display! We’d park on the street, put on our 3D glasses, strap on a thermos of drinks, and open a bag of snacks. The moon roof would glide open, the seats would recline and we were ready to watch the show. Pure delectable pleasure! Ah yes, those were the days!
At present, beginning on June 1st and up to July 4th (as well as sometime there after) is a total nightmare! Seemingly fireworks can be set off at any time in the neighborhood without warning and clearly by neighbors that are not dog owners, or if they are, then they sedate them heavily before they begin! It only takes one pyrotechnics blast in the neighborhood for my brood to be set off for a continuous two hour barkfest. Once they hear the snap, crackle, pop, and sizzle of a firecracker I know it’s going to be a long, long, night.
It’s about this time of year that I wish I had gone to school to become a veterinarian because surely I would have seven medically loaded needles laid out neatly on the kitchen counter ready to knock them all out. Sweet dreams guys! But alas, when I was in school, unless you were a persistent person, the future for girls was geared to being a good secretary, a good housekeeper or a good cook and we all know where I fall in the cooking category! After my first day in culinary class when asked to touch raw meat, I said, "Adios Amigos!"
July 4Th could be somewhat bearable if there were a specific time frame that we could lall ive by, at least give us time to prepare for the upheaval, the time to tether the dogs so they are not jumping out the window, and the time to mentally prepare ourselves for what is about to come! How about starting the blasting after 9 pm and ending by 11 pm, especially on a weeknight. I'm thinking there must be some rule in place already, but if there is, it is not enforced. Let’s face it, calling the cops on your neighbors, well, that’s just not neighborly, and so we endure and just when we think it’s over, Boom, another goes off.
Enter Rescue Remedy the first big chatter among dog owners, an herb that was supposed to calm dogs from such anxieties. Rescue Remedy came in the form of drops to put in the water or in a spray to squirt on the tongue. I chose the spray since it was only the main instigator, Bentley, that I was trying to calm down at the time. The cost in an herbal store was a whopping $15.00 for a 0.35 oz bottle, but I was desperate. Armed with this in hand I couldn’t wait for the next storm or fireworks blast ‘cuz I was ready to spay Crazy Bentley’s tongue with this miracle product!
Well, that didn’t go so well, I was only able to get three out of the four recommended sprays on the tongue as Bentley paced back and forth in his usual neurotic state and it made no difference in him at all. Each time thereafter that I reached for the bottle just before a storm, Bentley got wise and my squirts started to end up on other parts of his body, like his ears, jowls, or eyes, which might explain why he started walking around like he was blind for a few days!
A couple years later along comes Melatonin, supposedly an over the counter wonder herbal delight to help dogs with thunderstorm phobia, fire works, and other anxieties.
Ah, could this be? A cure to the Fourth of July nightmare? A cure for Thunderstorm phobia?
I highly doubted it, but again, why not try it? So I got on line to Puritans Pride and as usual they had their 3 for 1 sale going on so I ordered 3 bottles and by the next week I was rolling in 360 tablets of Melatonin heaven!
When using Melatonin I suggest you use it not only on the day of the fireworks but days before to get it into their system. It did help the dogs to be a little more calm and to calm down a bit sooner when the fireworks were over.
So this July 4th you may want to invest in a small bottle if your dog is bothered by fireworks and if it doesn't work for your dog, you can always use it for your insomnia!
Here is information on Melatonin. Always speak to your vet before trying any over the counter medication.
Melatonin and dosing information click here
You can read more on melatonin as well as other methods used for phobias here
Another over the counter medicine popular to use because it makes the dog drowsy is Benadryl. You can read about dosing by clicking here:
You may want to try the Thunder Shirt as well. You can find them in most pet stores.
Thunder shirt: click here
Some people will crank up the TV, turn on the AC and put cotton in the dogs ears to muffle the booming levels.
Monday, June 24, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The affected products are:
|Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats||All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes||All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014|
|EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats||All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes||All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014|
|California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats||All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes||All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014|
|Healthwise dry dog and cat foods||All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes||All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014|
|Karma dry dog foods||All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes||All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014|
|Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats||All Lot Codes, All UPC's, All package sizes||All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014|
For further information or a product replacement or refund call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM CST).
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Saturday, June 15, 2013
|Forrest Gump: Saint Bernard, Pet City (Pet store) Danville PA|
Puppy mill dog, Cost 450.00 many health problems
Maxie: Chow- Lab Mix
Brookhaven pet Store, Long Island NY
Not a purebred or designer dog. no health problems
Before I go on I need to explain the caption of the picture above. Maxie my Chow /Lab mix did come from a pet store, but there was a sign clearly stating that this is a mix, being sold for a friend of the owner, and the dog had vet checks and a spay program all for only 75.00! So I can't exactly lump all dogs that come from a pet store into one, but I will say that I have never seen such a purchase in a pet store since Maxie unless it was an adopt -o- thon going on at a pet/ farm store. Maxie seems to be the exception to the rule, but wouldn't it be nice if more pet stores did this on a regualar basis and took back the customers who boycott them for selling pure bred dogs from puppy mills?
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Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
|the up close and personal shot. the edges of planks|
are peeling, the inside of the planks have white specks
where it is wearing away
|the crack in the hall where it|
|the area in question|
near the fridge and doorway
|Hallway, 3 copious drooling dogs sleeping , Sure they turn a white door brown but the floor is still fine, no cupping, wearing off of the edges of planks, no white spots!|