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This site has a list of the dog foods that are being recalled due to the euthanasia drug in them. Mainly grocery store brands. They are made by Smuckers (don't see where they have any business being in the dog food business but I'm sure they do).
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I just got notice that Red Barn Natural Bully Sticks have been recalled, also.

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Thanks for the alert Darlene!

As usual, thank goodness, not something we give our guys - don't even know if it's available here in Canada. It's not a brand name I'm familiar with.

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December recall of Primal.
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Years ago I gave Corky Liver. The same happened to her. It's good, but rich. Homemade we can trust!

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When I was "young" and we were doing a lot of showing, I often made my own dried liver, chicken or beef jerky type treats for the beasties.

It was a whole lot cheaper that way, plus had the added bonus of knowing exactly what they were ingesting. The downside was that too much of it tended to give most of our guys a good dose of the runs for a couple of days afterward.

They DID love the homemade stuff though!

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I agree. We don't give them to our dogs either.

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Thanks for letting us know about this one too Jeanne.

Yet again, it makes me so glad that we do NOT feed our guys any of these things!

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More Rawhide Chews recalled.
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Haven't seen these around here, but another treat recall this week.

June 14, 2017 — Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

Here is the link that will show what treats are involved.
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I haven't heard of Small Batch, either, and this is one of the states it was distributed in. I wonder who sells it here. Maybe one of the stores not near me.



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Looks like it is the West Coast, but I have never heard of it.

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Thanks for this latest alert, Darlene and Jeanne!

Again, one that I don't think is available here in Canada, but will pass it along to friends just in case.

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Here's the link for the recall
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The affected lots of 2 pound bags of Smallbatch Chicken Blend were distributed to retail pet food stores in the following states:
California
Colorado
Oregon
Washington

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Smallbatch Dog and Cat Food of Oregon Recalled May 2017



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I found the book at barnes & noble. It was used, and in good condition. Only $1.99. That's a deal. I just ordered it.

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Poor Phoenix. I hope he is feeling much better today.



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Poor Phoenix, I, too, feel bad for him with that emergency surgery. Hope he is feeling better and recovery completely. emoticon From me too!!

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Poor Phoenix. I am glad he pulled through. Give him a hug for me. I can see his face when Meaganne starts walking towards him hehe. Hope you can find the book. emoticon

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Poor pup, hope he starts feeling better. That sounds like a really tough surgery for him.

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Thanks Jeanne! We have Barnes and Noble as well as Chapters / Indigo, so I'll see if I can find it at one of them!

Sorry I didn't respond sooner - Phoenix had emergency dental surgery yesterday, so spent much of the most of the last few days enjoying him as much as possible.

The surgery went well for the most part. He lost his upper canine on the left side, and a lower pre- molar on the right side - both were badly infected. The canine caused some challenges for our vet - it was hooked around the jawbone, so he lost a bit of bone there, PLUS part of the skin had essentially grown into the tooth surfaces so the vet wasn't able to completely close the incision . He's pretty sore today, obviously doesn't want to chew much.... poor lad. The big plus though is that he IS alive and home with us!!!

His balance is pretty bad, but it hasn't been good at the best of times for a few months now, and he has quite a cough from the surgery so is getting his "favourite" (NOT!!!) Benylin (cough syrup) syringed down his throat whenever he has a bad coughing spell. I wish we had a picture of his facial expressions when he sees Meaganne heading his way with the syringe in hand. emoticon

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If you have a Barns and Noble there, sometimes you can find used books through hem. Cheaper that way.


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Thanks Darlene! I'll have to see if we can find that book up here.

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The ones with the recalls for the euthanasia drug were the last one, Party Animal, and I think Wellness (it was announced the same time as Blue Buffalo's 2nd recall this year).

The one book I was trying to remember is Foods Pets Die For by Ann Martin. I also just saw there is something on Netflix called PET FOOleD (people talking about an article on the Top 20 Worst Dry Dog Foods for 2017 that is in The Dog Digest).



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Could one be Rachel Ray?

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Do you remember the names of the companies?

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I was wondering with that drug in there if someone was purposely putting it in. There was a book written about what is actually in pet foods some time back, though, and that could be worrisome, too. The two brands that the euthanasia drug were found in were natural ones supposed to be human quality ingredient feeds.



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Makes me wonder if horse meat is in the products. I agree with you, there shouldn't be anything like that.

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I've never heard of them either - but THANKS for letting us know about this latest of many unacceptable incidents regarding companies manufacturing food that includes dangerous ingredients in their products!

I still do NOT understand how things like 'drugs used for euthanasia' are anywhere even remotely close to the making of products for animal (or human ) consumption that they can 'accidentally' be included in the food. It surely boggles the mind!

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I've never heard of those either, how awful!!

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Never heard of this dog food, but alerting you all anyway.

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I'm getting nervous about getting some of the foods from Purina and some of the other big companies. We've been grilling chicken legs and breaking off the meat, and mixing the pieces of chicken in with the kibble, along with broth. I guess it's my low cost way of supplementing the kibble..

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Another recall for euthanasia drugs in the food. I haven't heard of them, but it is Cocolicious by Party Animal. I am starting to get nervous about getting any kind of dog food.



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My parents were transferred to Denver right before I was born, so I have lived in Denver all my life. Relatives mostly in St. Louis, though. At least until the last 11 years. This year one cousin moved and I think is south of St. Louis a little ways, or further south than she was. My other cousin there is on the south side of St. Louis just south of highway 40 (I think off Gravois, but it is some other name by him). He is the one who had cousins in Webster Grove and the uncle and aunts that I knew were in Kirkwood. I think we went back to St. Louis every year when I was growing up.

It sounds like you feel about your vet the way I feel about mine. Actually, three of them down at the clinic I like. The 4th that has been there a while I don't know all that well and the others just keep coming and going. Had to take Cassie in last week and was glad Dr. Herman was there that day (and they weren't crowded or we'd have been there all day). He understands my financial problems so when I take Cassie back for her rabies vaccine I am to see him so I don't get charged office charge again. Going to take Orzo to meet him, too. One of the other vets is helpful for me getting things done with a break. She did the tumor surgeries on Cassie and Orzo and one was half price since they were both at the same time. Also Cassie's spay was less because it was done at the same time. They are good, too. Have gone to the same clinic since we got my first dog except for about a year when the vet she was seeing opened his own clinic. So I've used them for 3 generations of vets.



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I live in the "wilds" of Ballwin, in Claymont. I used to live in closer, but have always liked Webster Groves Animal Hospital. It's a very big practice, but there are a couple of vets there that I really like. It's worth the drive for me to take my pups to a place that I trust. I love Dr Tate there. He isn't taking many or any new patients. When I returned to St Louis, I begged and got back in with him.

Do you live in the Webster area? I have a niece who lives there and my sister lives in Kirkwood.

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Greytdolphin, I hope that things go well at the vet and Belle will be able to overcome her problems.

Are you in Webster Groves, MO? My cousin had cousins and aunts and uncle who lived there, I think. There or Kirkwood (probably both). I get mixed up on who lived where.

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Many thanks. She will be 8 this month. Too many of my friends' greyhounds are dying from osteosarcoma. Those darned greyhound breeders breed them to race and take no care to eradicate that scourge by better breeding practices. I love the greys so much, but we decided on the shelter pup after having our hearts broken too many times (5 times and counting).

Bella's coat is getting better. That rough coat she was developing had me even more frightened., glad that the better food seems to be helping.

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Hope all goes well at the vet for your Belle!
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I hope it isn't anything real bad. Let us know! emoticon

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I got a bunch of $4 off coupons for the Nutrish stuff.We're going to our vet at Webster Groves Animal Hospital Friday, so will ask him. We're worried about Bella, our greyhound. We're hoping that it is "just " arthritis, but for the last 2 weeks she can't/won't jump up on our bed. She cried the last time she tried. Greyhounds are so susceptible to bone cancer that my husband and I get probably too worried about every little thing.

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The Blue they showed was Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Blend and it showed a bag instead of a can. That is why I added it. Maybe it is a canned, but didn't show that way that I could see. Since I never look at that kind for the dog I don't know which is which. The pet food pantry usually doesn't get Blue donated very much, but they do get the Wellness brand dog food. I need to watch out for that. I may need to go there for dog food this month as well as cans of cat food.

I haven't tried the Nutrish. I did give some to a homeless guy for his dog one time. He was outside the Safeway I was going in, so I got him some soup and sandwich and water and the dog food for his dog. It was really cold that day and he had his little dog wrapped in a blanket as well as himself.



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We had been feeding our dogs Costco's kibble with chicken. The ingredient list seemed good. But until we return to St Louis, there are no Costco stores in the Pensacola, Fl area.

Our little adopted pup came with a bag of Purina ONE SmartBlend dog food with chicken. I put the greyhound, Bella, on it, too, as it was available here. I noticed Bella's coat started looking awful, very rough and dull. She usually gleams.

So I got some of the Rachel Ray's kibble. Has anyone here used it or know anything about it? BTW, Bella and Cricket's coats after only a week seem to be improving with that Nutrish stuff.

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4/1/17 10:08 P

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Thanks for sharing this! I don't use either, but I know people who use Blue Wilderness.

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4/1/17 8:42 P

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Are you sure this isn't the same one that we saw recently? I remember it was for the same reason, and I think referenced the "Wilderness Red Meat' wet food - at least I think it did.?????

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Holy Moly. This is getting out of control. Think I will make my own from now on.
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I think this is another one. This time a dry food from Blue Buffalo, plus some Wellness food.

Federal officials have issues pet food recalls warning consumers and veterinarians to be on alert for potentially deadly hyperthyroidism. The three separate alerts, posted Monday by the Food and Drug Administration, include test results from three dogs and samples of “BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs” and/or “Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs. - See more at: truth4free.com/fda-alert-major-pet-f
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising pet owners and caretakers, veterinarians, and the pet food industry to be aware that pet food and treats made with livestock gullets (meat from the throat region) have the potential to contain thyroid tissue and thyroid hormones. Pets that eat food or treats containing thyroid hormones may develop hyperthyroidism, a disease that is rare in dogs and usually triggered by thyroid cancer.

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism include excessive thirst and urination, weight loss, increased appetite, restlessness, hyperactivity, elevated heart rate, rapid and/or labored breathing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Continued exposure to excess thyroid hormones can cause damage to the heart and in some cases, death




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3/20/17 5:41 A

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Thanks for info

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3/19/17 1:50 A

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Thanks TEE

Kathy I too think it is real odd. It's at least their 2nd recall. I have a sneaky feeling we will see more.

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Once again, THANKS Jeanne for the alerts!!

While I'm not familiar with the one company, knowing what I do about Blue Buffalo, I suppose that this is not really a surprise BUT this says recall # 2 in March - didn't their last recall say it was the 2nd this year, or is this one the 2nd one just this month???? At least they are recalling it

My real question though is this.... Do you not know where your ingredients come from before using them to make your food products, and are you not using the identical recipe / formula in each batch that you manufacture???

Surely there should be checks done of each batch before it either leaves the assembly line to be put out in the marketplace - how else does a company maintain any sort of quality control????

Seems like basic, simple ways to produce a product that actually is what you advertise it as!!

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It is ridiculous that there are so many recalls. Thanks Jeanne!

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And I noticed today they were advertising more.

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They better get their act together
/www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-rec
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Another brand
/www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-rec
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