Pet Food Recall: Natura Pet’s Specialized Dry Pet Foods

This is a pet food recall from last week.  Natura Pet issued a voluntary recall of specialized dry pet foods due to a possible salmonella risk.

You can find the official FDA report at www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm357630.htm?source=govdelivery.  The list of products is below:

BRAND LOT CODE/UPC/SIZES; EXPIRATION
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


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Catching Blue Fin Tuna Part 1

We are in the Southern Ocean looking for 100 pound (50 kilo) blue fin tuna….

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GIVEAWAY // Win Your Choice of BLOWFISH SHOES!

Win Your Choice of Blowfish Shoes from Bubby & Bean!
Win Your Choice of Blowfish Shoes from Bubby & Bean!

Today we’re partnering with our friends and June featured sponsor, Blowfish Shoes, for another amazing giveaway!  We held a giveaway with Blowfish a couple of months ago and there was an incredible response, so I was thrilled when they offered to team up again.  As you guys know, I’m a long-time Blowfish fan (recent favorites: the Paloma Flats and the Delmar Sandals), and nothing makes me happier than to get to offer my readers the chance to own goodies from my favorite brands. For this giveaway, one lucky Bubby and Bean reader is going to get to go shopping on Blowfish’s website and pick out a pair of any shoes you want!

To enter, just visit the Blowfish Shoes website and leave a comment below telling me which pair of shoes is your favorite.  That’s it!

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This giveaway will run through July 5th.  The winner’s name will be randomly chosen and announced shortly after.  (Please note that the winner must have a U.S. shipping address.)   Thanks again to Blowfish Shoes for being such a great featured sponsor and for offering Bubby and Bean’s readers another chance to win a pair of their rad kicks!

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Your Pets Rely on You to Stay Healthy

The cat’s bowl is full of nutritious Instinctive Choice. Your canine companion has had his daily Wellness Food Supplement. You know that you are forgetting something, but you just can’t seem to place it. Maybe it’s not something you’re forgetting but rather someone! As important of a role your pets play in your life, you are the main character in their lives! Without you who would they turn to?

By changing a few simple things in your daily routine, you could be around for more belly scratches and rub downs!

Get Active – Don’t just let Fido out by himself – join him. A recent survey found that more than 65% of Americans are overweight or obese. Since the health problems associated with excess weight include heart disease, diabetes and stroke, it’s important to make weight loss and fitness a priority in your life. So lace up those sneakers and take your dog for a daily walk at the local park or around your block! The fresh air will invigorate you and the companionship of your dog will make this daily activity more enjoyable and seem less like exercise. Not only will this help keep your weight under control, but it will also help make for a healthier heart.

Eat Healthy – You feed your pets the best, most nutritious foods, and you should be doing the same. Hate the word “diet”? Try the 80-20 factor. Eat healthy 80% of the time and indulge for the other 20%. This is a very simple way to improve your diet. The American Heart Association recommends eating foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. An easy way to ensure that you are getting health-promoting omega-3 fatty acids on a daily basis is to try Sealogix Omega-3 Fish Oil. Thanks in large part to its superior quality, purity and concentration of nutrients, Sealogix represents an exceptional value compared to other market brands.

Stop Smoking – Many of us grew up when smoking was cool. Well, it’s not cool anymore. The American Heart Association could not have put it any clearer. Smoking is the most preventable cause of premature death! Your bad habit does not only affect you – it affects everyone in your home – pets included! There are so many cessation programs available these days that quitting may be easier than you think. Procrastination is one of the biggest hurdles, so make the decision to stop smoking today and consult your health care provider for the program that’s right for you.

Let your pets continue to enjoy the life that you have worked so hard to give them. You need to stay healthy, too!

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Revolutionary Migraine and Headache Management Now Being Offered Without Needles or Drugs by West Hollywood Dr. Joel Piehl


West Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) April 08, 2013

For the tens of millions of Americans suffering from painful headaches and migraines, the problem may be recurrent and disabling. A revolutionary treatment is now being offered by Dr. Joel Piehl in West Hollywood that does not involve needles or drugs. For more information and scheduling, call the headache specialist Los Angeles trusts at (310) 507-9464.

The treatment is known as TruDenta, and entails a comprehensive evaluation looking at the reason that headaches are being experienced. Patients who are experiencing migraines, constant headaches, face or jaw pain, TMJ/TMD and other repeated discomforts associated with the mouth, jaw, neck and head typically benefit from the TruDenta treatments.

The evaluation includes considerable computerized testing, which then helps the treatment prescription to help alleviate the headaches and migraines. The TruDenta method involves helping find the root cause of headaches, migraines and jaw pain to provide the appropriate treatment. Some of the common causes of migraines and headaches that are effectively treated by the true dentist system include accidents, poor posture, arthritis, head trauma, previous dental work and TMJ syndrome.

When it comes to headache, migraine and TMJ treatment, traditional pain management with needles or opiates can help for a time. However, to achieve lasting pain relief, the best idea is to treat the root cause of the problem. That is exactly what the TruDenta system does, and Dr. Piehl is certified in the system and maintains a high level of expertise. He is also a TMJ specialist Los Angeles respects.

Once the cause of a person’s headaches, migraines or jaw pain are figured out, typical treatments last from 1 to 12 sessions. At that point, the vast majority of patients are able to continue their treatment as an outpatient to maintain long term results.

If one would like to find out more about the TruDenta system and what it can do for headaches, migraines and, facial pain and TMJ symptoms, call the office of Dr. Joel Piehl today at (310) 507-9464.







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Any dog has the potential to react and snap if tri…

Any dog has the potential to react and snap if triggered. I have a 12 year old black lab who I got as a puppy. He is my baby and my everything, has been raised around people – adults, children and the elderly – dogs, cats and horses. He is extremely well-socialized, sweeter than anything and on top of that his breed is well-known to be among the most gentle, fun loving, affectionate dogs and great with kids. Despite all this, he has his triggers just like any other dog, and since he is old his joints often hurt, making him cranky. He has growled at children before when they get in his face too much, and though he's never gotten to the point of biting someone (I've always been there to stop the interactions before they got too far), I would never leave him unsupervised with 7 kids – or any dog, for that matter. It's not about the breed; it's about a lack of parental supervision. Had an adult been around to see Gava's reactions to the rough housing, I'm sure the whole tragic situation could have been prevented.
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What 120 Dogs At A Hometown Buffet Would Look Like

No second trips allowed on this crazy buffet line. Once its your turn you definitely stand your ground with this hungry crowd.

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No salad with dressing on the side for these buffet hounds!

 

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Holistic Treatment of Pets: Veterinary Medicine is Changing

How veterinary medicine has changed! Most of the medication and equipment I use today, I never learned about in school! Our pharmacy has ten times the variety of flea control products, antibiotics, and pain relievers than when I started, thirty years ago.

X rays from our digital machine only take seconds to view after exposure and can be emailed to a specialist for a “second opinion”. Their report is often received within a few hours. It used to take days to mail the “films” and receive a report.  You can alter the quality of the digital films by right clicking the mouse, just as we do when we edit pictures.

Our ultrasound can peer into the organs and workings of the heart, just as x rays have always assessed the bones and shapes of the organs. Our in-house laboratory can give an organ “report card” assessing the health of the red and white blood cells, liver, kidneys, thyroid gland, and pancreas. After taking blood, those results can be ready in an hour.

The term “holistic” used to infer natural healing practices. These days, the holistic treatment of a patient really means that we consider the animal as an individual.  Each pet may need a different approach to solve medical problems. In the “holistic” approach, we consider exercise, obesity, vaccinations, flea control, ingredients in the diet, and medication of each pet. A pet may need to lose weight, eat differently, need medication, or a different schedule of flea control or vaccinations to feel their best.

Therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic are now more commonly used on animals to relieve muscle strain and the pain of arthritis. In fact, our clinic has invested in a “cold laser” to help animals with pain and other medical conditions. The K-laser uses focused infrared light waves to increase circulation and healing in inflamed areas. Like acupuncture, it helps the body do its job with less or no medication! This therapy is excellent for dogs and cats that are sensitive to pain medication, are older, or for those owners that would like to try a “drug free” pain treatment.

There are tons of articles on the effects of diet on health. The overwhelming number of choices in the pet store is proof of changing ideas about nutrition for our pets. I used to treat bowel problems, skin problems, and ear infections in dogs with some mention of diet, medication, and flea control. Now I make sure that owners receive nutritional counseling for almost every medical issue. Changing the diet may not always help, but when it does; it helps prevent needless suffering and endless medication for itching, sore ears, chronic diarrhea, and other medical problems. I’ll give you a couple nutritional tips. Wheat gluten is commercial food and treats may cause itching, ear problems, and diarrhea. However, it isn’t uncommon for an owner to buy a decent commercial “grain free” food, then to feed biscuits, dental chews, or even “pill pockets” filled with wheat. Changing the food won’t help, unless all food, biscuits, and treats are considered. If you change to a “grain free” diet to help with chronic medical , issues, you need to know the ingredients of everything the patient eats! Salmon and sweet potato commercial food has helped me clear up many ear, skin, and diarrhea problems in dogs.

 If you are interested in learning more about nutrition or even home cooking for your dog or cat, check out my website.  http://dogdishdiet.com/order-now 

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Living With and Training Assistance Dogs

NEADS Graduation celebration

Graduation at NEADS!

I don’t need to tell you that dogs and humans share a special bond. Many species work alongside us, and many species live with us, but dogs occupy both of those roles like no other animal on earth.

Assistance dogs take that role to an entirely new level though. These dogs help people with a wide range of disabilities while quite naturally becoming their companions too.

In Another Language, Portraits of Assistance Dogs and Their People author Jeanne Braham, along with photographer Robert Floyd, present twelve oral histories from people that work with or are partners with assistance dogs. These deeply personal stories provide you with a unique window into the bonds that form between the dogs and the people working and living with them.

Bob Swain and Waldo

Bob Swain and Waldo

The combination of Mr. Floyd’s photos with first person stories bring you right "into the room" with the book’s subjects as they tell you their story. I was initially (as in before I started actually reading) a little put-off at the idea of oral histories since I have read books in the past where that format didn’t really work for me, but in this book it really is perfect. I have read plenty of descriptions of the work that assistance dogs but these individual stories, told in the first person, convey the impact these dogs have on the storyteller’s lives in a uniquely personal way.

The book centers around National Education for Assistance Dog Services (NEADS). NEADS trains assistance dogs for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, people with balance and stability issues, people with a physical disabilities, combat veterans in need of assistance dogs, teachers, ministers and therapists, and children on the autism spectrum and or with physical disabilities. The majority of their dogs are also initially trained by inmates in New England prisons. (How cool is that?)

Puppies from NEADS

Suzanne Goodwin with her puppies.

Most of the interviews are with people who have dogs from NEADS, but several of the people in the book are also employees and volunteers, including a great chapter from a breeder of Labradoodles who is donating a dog (the first of her line) to NEADS at the time of the interview. As well as interviews with trainers and program administrators.

Beth Lewis, a psychologist who both teaches and also still does therapy, works with Grace. Grace was bred for assistance, but orthopedic issues made her unsuitable for service. However, NEADS staff was able to find her a very productive role in help Beth in her work. Grace’s story of how she has undergone multiple surgeries while still helping Beth in her practice is both fascinating and truly inspirational.

Jake Liptak is an inmate handler and has raised three puppies as of his interview. He explains how inmates are able to enter the program and then provides us with an interesting rundown of what behaviors the puppies are trained for.

NEADS program has had to change the past few years with the very large number of veterans returning to the U.S with serious injuries. Sheila O’Brien, who joined NEADS in 1978, worked her way to CEO in 2009, and then left that role to work as a director with America’s VetDogs explains some of the history of NEADS’ assistance program for combat veterans and how their program had to adjust to the veteran’s different needs. In that same chapter there is also an interview with veteran Kevin Lambert.

Another Language, Portraits of Assistance Dogs and Their People is more than just a book about assistance dogs. It's book of stories about the dogs, the people, and the programs that make up NEADS. Together these stories come together to reveal a larger story of how these dogs bring different people together to help each other, whether they came to NEADS for a dog or to work with a dog.

This is a book that belongs on the shelf of any dog enthusiast. Go get it!

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