The popular Milwaukee-based pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling several of its products after finding Listeria in a sampling of their freeze-dried chicken dinner patties. Listeria is a type of bacterium that infects humans and other warm-blooded animals through contaminated food. Listeria is not only dangerous to your pets but is also a danger to pregnant woman and children. If you find you have a contaminated bag you should keep it sealed and away from pregnant woman and children. Contaminated product can be determined by the UPC code on the back of the product. If you have a contaminated product you can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Pets who have been exposed to Listeria are likely to have symptoms similar to humans including; fever, muscle aches, diarrhea. If you believe your pet has been exposed to Listeria contact your veterinarian immediately to seek medical attention for you pet.
A complete list of recalled products can be found at: http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/.
The recalled items include some batches of the following:
Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe
Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe
Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs
Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats
Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers
Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats
Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats
Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs
Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs
July 4th is here and we all know what that means . . . back yard BBQs and Fireworks. Fun for the family but an absolutely terrifying time for your dog. Here are a few tips that will help you and your dog deal with the stress of the 4th of July. First of all, please do not bring your dog to a fireworks display, even if your pet seems ok, it can be experiencing severe stress. Also, please do not leave your dog tied up outside and alone, even if you think the yard is escape proof. Being alone and outside will put even more stress on your dog than the fireworks alone.
Keep your dog inside and create a safe space. If your dog has a kennel, put your dog in its kennel. However if your dog does not have a kennel, you can still create a quiet dark space for your dog. Place your dog's bedding, water, and favorite toys in a small dark room and close the curtains. Closing the curtains will prevent the flashes from the fireworks from further disturbing your dog. You should also turn on the TV and or the radio to a calming program or quiet music. If you are not able to stay with your dog, you can leave your dog with an old sweater that has not been washed. Your scent will help calm your dog.
Also, make sure you walk your dog well before dusk, that way you are not out walking when people begin to set off fireworks. An extra long walk will help expel some of your dog's nervous energy. And if you are worried that your dog will be missing all the fun, take him to the park in the afternoon. Making sure your dog is worn out from a long day of playing will help to make your dog feel more relaxed when the fireworks begin. Also remember to have your pet's collar on and properly tightened with its current registration. Make sure the pet's collar is properly fastened even if your dog is inside, just in case.
As you already know from our previous post, hot pavement can burn your dog's feet. But how can you tell if it's too hot for your dog? Lifehacker suggests using the five second rule. Place the back of your hand on the pavement for five seconds. If you cannot hold it there for five seconds, you know it's too hot for your dog.
Who Let My Dogs Out? LLC is aware that this is an ad, but a very very cute ad. Who Let My Dogs Out? is not endorsing Friskies for your pet, you should consult your vet prior to changing your pets food.
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