Sox and Sam-Healthy, Affectionate & Gentle brothers!
Available for adoption from Friends of Felines LINK: www.adoptapet.orgDear Fellow Pet-Lovers:
It starts off insidiously. Your beloved pet seems 'sluggish'...and not him or her self. Then notes of obvious illness appear and you are concerned.
You must rush your 'baby' to the vet and you may note symptoms as serious as bloody diarrhea and suspect that something 'exotic' is the cause of your pet's distress.
Yet it could be that the culprit is your pet's 'dry food'. Even dry food can be fiercely contaminated with pathogenic (disease-causing) organisms, including those produced by the best pet food companies such as Nestle Purina.
The sad fact is that much of our BASIC food supply is contaminated with microbes such as Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, and all the other 'bad guys' I've been writing about here.
And since these very foodstuffs are used in pet food as well, it is no surprise that the pet food industry is as 'rift' with food borne disease pathogens as human food is.
Unfortunately, it is very easy to MISS the recall notices put out by the FDA and other agencies and supermarkets and pet food supply stores are not always as 'current' as they should be in pulling affected lots off the shelves and in notifying consumers.
So I offer this advice to my dear readers:
1) Check this link daily if you can so that you can at least 'assure' the safety of the food you and your loved ones consume to at least some degree:
2) Check in here often at 'Dear Ones Healing Ministry'
LINK: http://www.DearOnesHealingMinistry.blogspot.com and sign up for my FREE NEWSLETTER (Details Below) and have alerts mailed directly to your emailbox.
3) AND MOST OF ALL: DO NOT FEED YOUR BELOVED ANIMALS ANY FOOD THAT YOU, YOURSELF WOULD NOT CONSUME QUALITY-WISE! All wise pet-owners READ LABELS and know that 'garbage foodstuffs' are added as ingredients in lower-quality pet food.
4) If you value your pet's life, choose good quality brands of pet food for them!
Read about this latest recall here:
Nestlé Purina Recalls Limited Number of Dry Cat Food Bags Due to a Potential Health Risk(Shipped Only to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon)Contact:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 27, 2011 - Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only the following products with both the "Best By" date and production codes shown are included in this voluntary recall:
|Product Name||Bag Size||"Best By" Date & Production Code*||Bag UPC Code|
|Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Foot||6.3 lb.||AUG 2012 10331083 13||17800 11320|
|Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food||3.15 lb.||AUG 2012 10381083 06||50000 08450|
|Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food||16 lb.||AUG 2012 10381083 06||50000 57578|
*"Best By" Date and Production Code is found on the back or bottom of the bag.
The bags of dry cat food in this recall were distributed in error in February, 2011 to a small number of customers in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon, which may have further distributed the product to other Western states. There have been no consumer complaints and no reports of illness.
No additional Purina cat or dog products are involved. Only products which match the "Best By" date and production codes above are involved.Consumers who have purchased any of these dry cat food products with these "Best By" Dates and Production Codes should discard it.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
At Nestlé Purina PetCare, the safety and efficacy of our products are our top priority. We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, or visit www.purina.com.
"Steinway'- Available for Adoption from Friends of Felines
4 1/2 years in 'foster homes' is way too long for this happy, playful, loving energetic little guy.
Won't you take him into your heart and home?
Reverend Barbara Sexton
"The Biblical Biochemist-Where Science Meets the Cross"