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Diamond Pet Foods has withdrawn from distribution the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat: RAF0501A22X 18lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18 lb., RAH0501A2X 6lb. The calls from pet owners or veterinarians regarding this issue have been centered in the Rochester, NY area. All retail outlets shipped the above lots were contacted, asking them to pull the product from the store shelves. The retailers were also asked to contact their customers via email or telephone requesting them to check the date code of the food. However, if you or anyone you know has these date codes of Premium Edge cat food, please return them to your retailer.
Symptoms displayed by an affected cat will be neurological in nature. Any cats fed these date codes that display these symptoms should be immediately taken to a veterinarian.
Product testing proved no contaminants were discovered in the cat food; however the cat foods were deficient in thiamine. Diamond tracked the vitamin premix lot number that was utilized in these particular cat foods and have performed testing on another lot of Premium Edge cat food that used the same vitamin premix, and it was not deficient in thiamine. No other neurological signs have been reported on any other product manufactured by Diamond Pet Foods.
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Susan Thixton reports that she has contacted Diamond Pet Food (manufacturer of Premium Edge) and confirmed that certain lots are being withdrawn from retail outlets.
See Susan?s blog for further details, including affected date codes.
If you have been feeding your cats this product and particular lots/dates and your cats are exhibiting decreased appetite followed by neurological symptoms, please contact your vet, Dr. Hubbard, and Diamond Pet Food. http://www.premiumedgepetfood.com/
Here is a press release dated April 1 on Menu Foods website:
Menu Foods Income Fund (TSX: MEW.UN) announced that the parties to the Pet Food Multi-District Litigation (including Menu Foods) today advised the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey that their mediation has produced a comprehensive, cross-border agreement in principle between the parties, addressing all major terms of settlement.
The settlement in principle is subject to several conditions, including the approval of certain other parties, the execution of a definitive settlement agreement and review and approval of the U.S. District Court and the Canadian courts. The parties advised the court that they are confident that a definitive settlement agreement can be reached.
The definitive terms of settlement, together with a motion for preliminary approval thereof, are scheduled to be filed with the U.S. District Court on May 1, 2008, with the hearing scheduled to occur at 11:00 a.m. on May 14, 2008. The scheduling for Canadian court approval has not yet been determined, but is expected to occur in a similar time frame.
The settlement amount will be funded by the defendants, including Menu Foods and its product liability insurer. Menu Foods estimate for recall costs remains unchanged at Cdn.$55 million. Pet owners with potential claims should not contact Menu Foods regarding the agreement in principle. If and when a definitive settlement agreement and claims process have been finalized and approved, the administrator of the settlement fund will give notice to pet owners with details on the procedure for making claims on the settlement fund.
"Plastic surgery is good for dogs!" according to a leading Brazilian pet plastic surgeon. A face-lift for a dog? [Seattle Post Intelligence] Not only can you get a face-lift for your dog, but you can even order up a mammary lift for her droopy tits after she's had her puppies... (Surely the SPCA would label this kind of pure cosmetic surgery an unnecessary and cruel procedure?)
18-inch dog swallows 16-inch stick UK [Yahoo News: Fortean Times]
Wannabe robber's dog mask gets laughs, foils robbery PA [Post Gazette via Romenesko's Obscure Store]
Prosecuters recommend 10 years in jail for teens who tortured dogs AL [Tuscaloosa News]
'In the end, it is love and attention --- from humans and animals alike --- that keep pets happy and healthy...' Caring for pets, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier]
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"9 Full Moons" : Amy Seimetz stars in this indie romantic drama set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles music scene.
BroadwayWorld previously reported that Academy Award-winning writer and director Quentin Tarantino will be hosting a live, staged reading of his new screenplay THE HATEFUL EIGHT later this month in Los Angeles.
In a new musical revue, song-and-dance numbers are punctuated by the pop, pop, pop of gunfire, a body is shot in a trunk before the shooter hits his high note and a man in a uniform recites a monologue about stolen watches hidden in body crevices.
Earlier this year, Quentin Tarantino fans were disappointed to hear that The Hateful Eight was cancelled thanks to a leaked script and betrayed trust .
Caper movies have their conventions, one being that the crook anti-heroes may get to run their fingers through their loot, but they hardly ever get to keep it.
Surveillance video of dog theft RAW
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Woman Says Beau Stole Her Dog, TV on 1st Date
No stolen hearts on this first date. Instead, a New Jersey woman says a man she met on a dating website stole her dog and her flat-screen TV. Dover police tell the Daily Record of Parsippany (http://dailyre.co/1f8Kwz4) that the pair went out for the ...
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In a statement, the dog's owners Shaughnessy Keely and Kyle Otsuji said Chloe, a 10-month old French Bulldog, was with them at The Fall tattoo shop on Seymour Street when a woman asked to pet and hold the animal. ?While this was going on one of the ...
Ottawa police shoot and kill dog
Ottawa police have shot and killed a dog in the city's east end after police say the dog charged an officer. It happened around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon in the Olgilvie and Montreal roads area, while police responded to a call that a dog had attacked ...
Editor's note: The first couple of photos below are pretty graphic, so viewer discretion is advised.
In March, someone doused a puppy named Hope, a Shar-Pei mix, in kerosene, lit a match, and threw it on her. She was chained up in the yard of a man named Larry Wallace. He was home; a neighborhood boy said later that he noticed a dog on fire and rolling on the ground, and then he saw Wallace throw water on the dog.
Hope had burns covering half her body. Authorities arrived and the dog was brought to BluePearl Veterinary in Tampa.
"She won't be normal, ever," veterinarian John Gicking told Fox News in March. "She'll have significant scarring. She has a long road ahead of her, including numerous surgeries she's going to need down the road, as well as a long-term healing for her skin."
The man who owns Hope, Larry Wallace, said he didn't set her on fire, even though the dog's living area, a shed, smelled like gasoline, and police found a gas can on the site. Wallace was taken in for questioning and released, according to the Daily Mail.
?I don't know what happened to the dog,? Wallace told WFLA.
That was on March 20. On Monday, police arrested him and booked him into DeSoto County Jail. He faces charges charges of arson and animal abuse, both felonies. It's not clear yet what led prosecutors to look again at Wallace, but good thing they did. Before his arrest, Wallace had been fighting to get the dog back after her treatment.
As for that treatment, Hope's recovery has amazed doctors at BluePearl Veterinary, but she still has a long way to go. Most of her body is still covered in bandages. Her corneas were burned and they filled with fluid -- the first week, she got eye drops around the clock due to concerns about her eyes rupturing. Her vision is foggy but may improve further, and she is expected to retain vision in both eyes. Her doctor says her eyes have made significant improvement in the past week and are in the best shape they've seen them.
?As the eye continues with the healing process, her eye is attempting to grow blood vessels to try to heal the center of her cornea where the most damage was done, ? said Dr. Tammy Miller Michau, a board-certified veterinary ophthalmologist.
Look at these amazing images of how Hope looks now:
Here's a video showing her treatment.
People interested in donating to Hope?s care should make donations directly to the Hardee Animal Rescue Team, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, via its website.
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Stories about gun-crazy police who shoot dogs without good reason never cease to appall me, but they do start to feel repetitive sometimes. In a way, that's what's most draining about them, and the similar reports about excessive force against human beings: It's the same story over and over again, with a few different details, and no one cares enough to change the script. However, this week, one incident in Riverside, California, did stand out from the rest of the pack: When a sheriff's deputy tried to kill a dog, he instead put a bullet through his own leg, sending himself on a ride to the hospital.
The story as related by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department is that the deputy went into an enclosed yard to serve some court papers. Spokesman Armando Munoz told the Press-Enterprise that "A dog came at the deputy in an aggressive manner. The deputy, (attempting to defend himself) pulled his service weapon, shot one round, and injured himself in the leg."
When you read that, of course, the first question that comes to mind is, what does "came ... in an aggressive manner" mean, and why did it require lethal force? "An aggressive manner" could legitimately describe a low growl that means, "This is my house; behave yourself," or it could mean charging with teeth bared, fully intending to rip your throat out and use it as a chew toy. The latter is a legitimate excuse for pulling a gun.
According to the dog's owner, Jorge Rodriguez, it was more the former. He told an NBC news team that his dog, Precious, didn't attack, but only barked at the deputy and walked toward him.
"The officer got scared and unfortunately pulled his gun -- he shot himself," Rodriguez said.
A department spokesman also described Precious as a "large Pit Bull breed dog [who] attacked the deputy." Looking at the footage, Precious could hardly be described as "large," which tends to elicit visions of Marmaduke or Cujo. It's more likely that the spokesman wanted people to think of the second, but NBC's footage of Precious, which shows her playing happily with neighborhood children, makes it pretty clear that she's a medium-size dog. If Precious is the department's idea of a "large" dog, then it is unmistakably clear that their officers haven't been adequately trained about the realities of handling dogs. Or, apparently, guns.
Because Precious wasn't wandering around free when the incident happened, no further action is planned against her or her owner. The officer's injuries were non-lethal, and he will no doubt be serving papers again soon.
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When IV checked the mail, she saw every dog's worst nightmare: a jury summons. She looked closely at the name. IV Griner. She double-checked her name in her mind, making sure she was named what she thought she was named, picturing her dad Barrett calling it over and over -- IV, IV, IV. Yep, it was the same. She, a German Shepherd, was getting called up to New Jersey?s Cumberland County court to do her civic duty.
She went to tell the news to her dad. If she was getting called up, then at least she should be able to talk regular-like and explain the situation. But she managed only a few weak barks. Her dad Barrett took the form and laughed. Sure enough, IV Griner was on the summons. His dog's legal name.
"It?s kinda strange. I got the mail and I look at it, and I?m like IV Griner, this is my dog?s name," Barrett told NBC Philadelphia. "She?s a female, so I named her 'IV' without the 'Y' as sort of a play on words. Somebody had to physically type in that name and they didn?t pay any bit of attention to it."
He immediately knew what mixed the court up, however. He, Barrett Griner, is legally Barrett Griner the Fourth, or Barrett Griner IV.
A quick call to Cumberland County Judiciary Coordinator Dennis Moffa cleared everything up, according to NBC Philadelphia. He said the summons are computer generated and name errors are common.
"This happens many times. As an example, if you had John Henry IV, sometimes the notice might just say Henry IV," Moffa said. "I think that the computer probably randomly picks some things that are probably not as on point as they should be."
Indeed. IV Griner was not on point.
"She might be good for a cat burglar case or something like that," Barrett said. "The whole thing was just really, really funny."
It got us thinking, though. What if a dog was called up to jury duty? Or, vastly more important, how could a dog get out of jury duty?
Here are some ways a dog could get out of jury duty:
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By the end of April, Houston artist Leiann Klein expects to have a lot more dogs around her house. In order to raise money for rescue dogs, Klein has launched a project where she's trying to paint 30 dogs in 30 days.
Talking to Houston television station KHOU, Klein says that her project is "kind of like training for a marathon." Every day, she gets up, selects one of the many photographs that people have sent in, and starts painting. When she's done, each of the paintings will be auctioned, with half the proceeds to benefit Operation Pets Alive, a Houston group that rescues and adopts out pets.
As you might imagine, Klein's fundraising campaign takes place as much on social media as it does on the canvas. It has almost become an interactive performance project; she shows off finished work as well as work in process via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and she solicits feedback from her followers.
The inspiration for 30 Dogs in 30 Days came when Klein adopted a rescue dog, an Australian Shepherd named Jasmine. Klein painted Jasmine's portrait and posted it on Facebook; the reaction was so overwhelmingly positive that she picked up five commissions to paint portraits of other peoples' dogs.
From those first few portraits came the idea of 30 Dogs in 30 Days, and using it to help Operation Pets Alive.
"Leiann has been doing a phenomenal job," said volunteer Misti Etheridge. "Not to mention, her paintings are fantastic. If she raises $5,000 and we get $2,500, that's going to save a lot of lives."
A dog a day adds up to a lot of dogs, and a lot of paintings. Even though her house and studio are already covered with photos of more than 300 dogs people have submitted, more continue to come. Many of them come with stories as well.
"I read a lot of stories about how much people miss these dogs who've come into their lives," the artist told the Houston Chronicle. "To be able to possibly create a painting for people to remember them by, it's an honor."
The biggest rule that she has for submissions is that each must include a full head shot, with clearly visible eyes, nose, and mouth. Photos can be cropped, or she can crop them, but she needs a face to work with.
Klein's project is very reminiscent of another, larger project: the Act of Dog project, by Mark Barone and Marina Devan. Since 2011, Barone and Devan have been trying to paint the images of 5,500 dogs who never found homes and wound up being euthanized by shelters.
Klein, who compares her current project to prepping for a marathon, is just going to stick with 30 for now.
"I wish I had the stamina to paint 365 dogs in 365 days," she said in a TV interview.
For now, people seem to appreciate watching her just do 30.
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Last weekend, I walked to help raise money for the Morris Animal Foundation, a nonprofit organization investing in science to advance veterinary care for companion animals. I first learned about this organization when my sweet dog Buster, an Australian Shepherd/Lab mix, was diagnosed with cancer.
Buster had osteosarcoma, or bone cancer. At first we thought his slight limp was due to his age (he was 13 years old) and so I gave him glucosamine supplements. After his limp worsened and we visited the vet, we realized the awful truth. Bone cancer is a relatively common disease in large breed dogs and is a leading cause of death in some breeds, such as Greyhounds and Rottweilers.
Cancer is the most likely cause of death in dogs over two years old. Experts estimate that almost half of all dogs over the age of 10 will develop cancer and approximately one in four of all dogs will at some stage in their life develop a cancer. Purebred dogs in particular appear to be more susceptible to the disease.
This past Sunday, my husband and I walked with Sasha, our Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mix, along with 1,000 other participants in Los Gatos, CA. Dogs who are cancer survivors sported purple bandanas while dog supporters wore orange bandanas. Many of the participants wore T-shirts commemorating loved ones who had crossed the Rainbow Bridge. In total, $110,00 was raised, which organizers reported was $40,000 above the original goal. Since 2008, the foundation?s walk program has raised more than $1 million for canine cancer research.
I hope and pray that Sasha never falls victim to cancer. Now that I?ve learned a little bit more about the disease, I?m more vigilant about detecting any changes in her health or behavior. The National Canine Cancer Foundation has a list of the 10 early warning signs:
The Morris Animal Foundation has funded more than 150 canine cancer studies, helping veterinarians to better detect and treat the disease. One study looked at Golden Retrievers and how the breed?s DNA deficiencies contribute to the development of lymphoma. One in eight Golden Retrievers is diagnosed with and dies from lymphoma. Dr. Eric Barchas wrote in more detail about the foundation?s study of 3,000 Golden Retrievers.
Have you had a dog with cancer? Tell us about your experience in the comments.
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