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Diamond Pet Foods has withdrawn from distribution the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat: RAF0501A22X 18lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18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.
http://stoneridgevethosp.com/ (585) 227-4990
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that she has contacted Diamond Pet Food (manufacturer of Premium Edge) and confirmed that certain lots are being withdrawn from retail outlets.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?)
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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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A lawsuit filed by Academy Award winning screenwriter and celebrated director Quentin Tarantino against the Gawker website for linking to a script for a future movie project was dismissed Tuesday by a federal judge.
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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.
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You've might have heard of Hank, the Milwaukee Brewers furry mascot. We wrote about him when he was just a beaten-down stray who wandered on the Brewers spring training camp in Arizona looking for a shot. He got one. He made his mark. The brass called him up to the big leagues and shipped him to Milwaukee with the squad. The rest is history. Toast of the town, all that.
Standing ovations? Check.
Bobblehead Hank doll? Check.
Stuffed likeness? Check, check, check and check:
The Brewers won-loss record is now 15 and 5. First place in the National League Central and the best record of any team one month into the season. Did Hank have anything to do with that? I'd say so.
In the meantime we've been admiring Hank from afar, the little southpaw with a wicked friendly streak, disarming even the most hardened coach and deranged lifetime Brewer fan. But now, we have to chime in. You see, the Brewers finally made Hank a doghouse, to be placed on the field during games, giving Hank a little place to call his own in foul territory.
We can't hold back any longer. Get a load of this crazy doghouse!
It seems the Brewers are treating Hank like a champ, which is nice to see. Also, according to Fansided, merchandise sales are "through the roof." Trends like that should keep Hank in wet food for a long while.
Imagine -- just two months ago Hank was wandering the streets of Arizona, with no idea where his next meal was coming from, and now he's the toast of Milwaukee, glad-handing fans at Miller Park and leading the team onto the field. It can almost make you cry, if you weren't a tough-as-nails baseball reporter.
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What kind of person goes out of their way to randomly poison dogs, for no apparent reason at all? Twice in the past year, Michael Leaverton has written about how poisoned meatballs were showing up in San Francisco parks and along sidewalks. In July 2013 and February of this year, hundreds of meatballs laced with rat poison were found scattered around the Twin Peaks and Diamond Heights neighborhoods of San Francisco.
That was bad enough, but apparently the story doesn't end there. Last week, identical meatballs were found in a park in Gunbarrel, Colorado, a rural community near Boulder. At least three dogs were poisoned by the meatballs, and police have found a total of eight meatballs since then.
Dog owner Uli Bromme called the Boulder County Sheriff's Office last Monday to report that her six-month-old Golden Retriever, Amos, had eaten one of the meatballs in the park, and she'd prevented him from eating another.
"Everyone in this neighborhood is shocked," she told the Boulder County News. "We all know each other; the dogs know each other. That's where we go to socialize, and for our dogs to socialize."
The meatballs looked like hamburger embedded with bluish-green pellets, she said.
Amos' other owner, Brandon Weill, said "You don't do this if you're mad. You tell somebody why you're mad, you don't just poison animals. You just don't do that."
Amos was treated and held overnight at a veterinary clinic and has returned to his family.
Local residents are contributing to a reward fund for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever has been spreading these meatballs in their park. So far, the reward has reached $4,500.
Three dogs are thought to have eaten the meatballs, but there have been no fatalities so far. Animal control specialist Sara Spensieri told the Boulder County News that "The little blue pellets in the meatballs are consistent with what looks like d-CON rat poison that's available at any hardware store." Symptoms can appear several days after ingestion and include lethargy, decreased appetite, difficulty breathing, and bleeding or bruising.
The big question for those of us who were following the San Francisco case, of course is, how are the two cases connected? It seems like a stretch to say that they're not connected in any way at all. It's hard to know what's more disturbing, though: That there might be more than one person out there who thinks that scattering poison-filled meatballs around dog parks is a really neat way to spend a weekend, or that there's one person who enjoys this so much that they've decided to go on a national tour. Either way, I wouldn't want to be in the mind or the proximity of such a person, and hopefully the $4,500 reward will bring us closer to getting them off the streets and away from dogs.
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For six months, someone was vandalizing cars in Brampton, Cumbria, puncturing tires and causing the dreaded slow leak, leaving motorists stranded and police taking off their caps and scratching their heads. Residents were so outraged they set up a surveillance camera to catch the villain.
"I was having to replace car tires every couple of weeks," said a mechanic at a local car garage, according to the Daily Mail. "Everyone thought it was someone with a knife."
God knows why they didn't look at a dog first. Because it was a dog. A dog was puncturing tires for six months before anyone caught her.
Meet Jess the Border Collie.
Jess likes nothing more than to run up to a car, get her teeth on some rubber, and start chewing. She's a tire-chewer. She likes to bite tires. Her owners used to let her off the leash during their walks and Jess would hightail it to the nearest car, bite some tire, and then head back. The tires would be flat by the morning. Jess' owners had no clue, and when they saw the surveillance footage that fingered Jess, they were shocked.
All told, 10 people filed reports with the police, but who knows how many just shook their heads and fixed the flats.
"We are both just mortified," Jean Morgan, a retired civil servant, according to the Daily Mail. "She is the most obedient and affectionate dog we have ever had, and it is just shocking to hear this terrible news."
To their credit, the elderly couple has reimbursed residents for their damages.
"We are very distressed by what has happened. I couldn't believe it when I saw the CCTV footage," she went on. "To think that Jess has done this has made me feel very sad."
PC Simon Amos solved the mystery, according to the Daily Mail.
"These incidents have been happening for the last six months, with many residents being very upset at the thought of someone targeting them and causing the damage deliberate," he said. "The dog had been seen approaching the cars and many believe that she was just sniffing at the tires. It isn?t until you take a closer look that you can see her biting the tires."
Have a closer look yourself:
Jean Morgan says she'll now keep Jess on the leash, and she has been spreading the word to reassure residents that someone wasn't deliberately targeting their cars.
"Border Collies are hardworking dogs, and are trained to nip sheep," she said. "I think she must get overexcited when she has had a good run."
Via the Daily Mail
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You remember Obie, don't you?
Obie made his debut as a 71-pound Dachshund. Now, I'm all for body acceptance and believe lots of different body types can be healthy at lots of different weights. Yet little Obie displayed health issues related to his weight because -- after all -- he's a Dachshund, and Doxies normally weigh about 30 pounds. Obie's atypical weight earned him guest spots on television shows, and the question on everyone's mind was, "How did Obie get so big?"
Obie had once belonged to an elderly couple who couldn't care for him properly, and they tried to make up for it with food and snacks, causing Obie's weight to balloon. That's when a family member stepped in and Obie ended up with a foster family who dedicated themselves to helping him lose weight with a strict diet and exercise regimen.
Obie started losing weight and seemed headed toward a new, healthy life. Then he became embroiled in a legal custody battle between the folks who had come to his rescue, with Oregon Dachshund Rescue claiming that Nora Vanatta had agreed only to temporary care and was exploiting Obie's weight for publicity. Obie ultimately ended up staying in Vanatta's care, and, after losing a significant amount of weight, underwent surgery to remove his excess skin.
I wanted to check in on the little Dachshund to see how he's doing. I almost can't believe it's the same dog!
Obie is now down to about 30 pounds and he looks great. He lives with two other dog friends and goes on walks and hikes with them to stay fit. It's pretty obvious that Vanatta really cares for him, and while a lot of publicity has surrounded Obie, his human friend is using his visibility to bring awareness to the importance of getting exercise and eating well. Obie has lost 54 pounds in about a year and a half and that's no small feat! His perseverance and resulting success are an inspiration to all of us.
All photos via Obie's Facebook page, which you aren't already a fan of, you should go check out!
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About Liz Acosta: Dogster's former Cuteness Correspondent, Liz still manages the site's daily "Awws," only now she also wrangles Dogster's social media. That's why she wants you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and -- her personal favorite -- Instagram. See ya there!
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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