Diamond Pet Foods has withdrawn from distribution the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult Cat and Premium Edge Hairball cat: RAF0501A22X 18lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18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that she has contacted Diamond Pet Food (manufacturer of Premium Edge) and confirmed that certain lots are being withdrawn from retail outlets.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?)
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]
Customize your Google News: If you're looking for updated news for dog and pet owners, nothing beats Google News' new customize your own news service! We rolled a dog news url for pet owners in just a few minutes: Google custom news for pets and their companions:
The 11th T&T Film Festival runs on two screens in MovieTowne, Port-of-Spain, one in Tobago and at the UWI and COSTATT campuses. Film writer, BC Pires, will be picking a Film of the Day every day.
Great character actors go unsung no longer. For the second year running the Carney Awards are recognizing the performers whose faces we know from well-remembered bit parts in films and television but who rarely get the awards recognition typically reserved for leads.
With the town of Rose Creek under the ruthless control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue, the desperate townspeople employ protection from seven outlaws, bounty hunters, gamblers and hired gun. With Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Peter Sarsgaard.
The actor is best known for his roles on the big screen - but 15 years ago he did something infinitely more moving Fifteen years ago, amid the devastation of the World Trade Centre attacks Steve Buscemi returned to his former job as a New York firefighter. Steve Buscemi returned to his job as a firefighter to help search for survivors after the devastating 9/11 terrorist attacks .
Quentin Tarantino's original Men in Black, but with names like Pink and White and Brown, were murderous thugs, but they were also trend setters. There's never quite been a men's suit silhouette with the width and cultural scale as the narrow, or what we'd like to now dub "SBS": the Skinny Black Suit, the modern male answer to the Little Black Dress.
Why Do Celebrities Love Bulldogs? English Bulldogs are small, muscular dogs with a big history. They are now the sixth most popular breed of dog in America. In Los Angeles, the home of the celebrities, they are the most popular breed. Celebrities like Pete Wentz, Shia Labeouf, Adam Sandler, David Beckham, and Brad Pitt all […]
Olivia Munn Adopts Puppy – Actress Olivia Munn and her boyfriend, Aaron Rogers, recently adopted a puppy, named Chance, together. (Named “Chance” for the second chance he got after being in a Puppy Mill) Looks like a Springer Spaniel to me. Hmmm… must candid photos from the dog park, right? I wonder why she’s looking […]
Dog walking or Pet Sitting Business Ideas – So, I was at the dog park the other day, when an entrepreneurial young lady (maybe home from college for the summer?) casually introduced herself and mentioned that she had a dog-walking / pet sitting business with her mom. Very cool, but the important part was that […]
The nice thing about dogs is that they appreciate your love and attention no matter what you look like. Having said that, Chrissy Tiegen‘s (John Legend’s wife) dogs look pretty darn happy in the photos on her Instagram page. Best Photos of Chrissy Tiegen With Her Dogs If you follow Chrissy Tiegen on Instagram, you’ve […]
John Legend made this awesome music video for “All of Me” featuring his two dogs; a bulldog and french bulldog named Putty & Pippa. So, why did John put his bulldogs in a wedding dress and tuxedo? Don’t worry, he didn’t go insane. (Although he does admit to being “out of his mind” in the […]
The post John Legend: “All of Me” Bulldog Wedding Video appeared first on Celebrity Dog Watcher - Digging up Celebrity Dog News - Arf!.
Montreal dog trainers urge pit bull owners to start muzzle-training
Pit bull owners who haven't already been preparing their dog to wear a muzzle could be facing an uphill battle once the new bylaw comes into effect Monday, Montreal dog trainers say. "The longer you wait, the more difficult it's going to be," said ...
Lethbridge animal rescues disheartened by Montreal's breed-specific dog ban
Montreal Just Delivered A Death Sentence To Thousands Of Dogs
Montreal Pit Bull Ban Debate Continues As SPCA Vows To Halt Dog Services
Senior with Alzheimer's given ultimatum: Get rid of service dog or move
A 72-year-old woman with Alzheimer's may be forced to give up her dog or lose her home because the condo board has refused to recognize the dog as a service animal. Her family has filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, but it ...
Researchers find dogs ignore bad advice from their owners
If your dog ignores a command, it might be that you are giving them bad advice. Researchers discovered canines will leave out unnecessary actions when they learn there is a more efficient way to solve the task at hand. These findings suggest that dogs ...
Snacking grizzly bear could care less about barking dog
A large grizzly bear gave a Canadian farm quite the scare earlier this week after it entered the property to eat some of its delicious fruits. Elk House Farm in Sechelt, British Columbia, shared a clip on Facebook of the bear munching on some fruit ...
This pup's a porn dog
It was one of the so-called ?porn-dogs? who sniffed out sickening images tucked away by disgraced Subway pitchman Jared Fogle. Fogle was found guilty of a slew of sex-related charges ? including child pornography ? and will spend the next 15 years in ...
Ohio police dog Ruger can sniff out child porn
Science Daily - Found 34 minutes ago|
Children understand the risks of approaching an angry dog but they are unaware that they should show the same caution around frightened dogs, new
German Shepherd Training Guide - ZDNet
Dog lovers are outraged over a Garmin gadget that shocks dogs into ... - Washington Post
Dog Run - City Training 3D - ZDNet
Dog Teaser - ZDNet
New York Daily News - Found 2 hours ago|
Broken records are going to the dogs. The Chicago White Sox set a Guinness World Record for the most number of dogs to attend a sporting event.
Dawn Patrol: Cubs fall to St. Louis, magic number stays at 3 - Chicago Daily Herald
VIDEO: An Ohio animal shelter was forced to euthanize 52 dogs this ... - ABC News
Police seize 20 dogs, 2 cats from Carpentersville house - Chicago Tribune
Police remove 20 dogs, 2 cats, shut down home in Carpentersville - Chicago Daily Herald
CNN - Found 2 hours ago|
... when they set the WORLD RECORD for most dogs attending a sport event, which sounds like a made up thing but we'll let it slide because DOGS.
Dogs set world record at baseball game - StJoeChannel.com
Dogs set world record at baseball game - WYZZ-TV
Dogs set world record at baseball game - My Eyewitness News
WLWT - Found 1 hour ago|
Dogs and baseball are two of the greatest things in the world, and the Chicago White Sox combined them both to record-breaking effect.
This record-breaking baseball game was also the cutest - KITV 4
Dogs set world record at baseball game - KOCO 5
Dogs set world record at baseball game - Champlain Channel
Dogs set world record at baseball game - KEYT3
Yahoo! Finance - Found 2 hours ago|
How do you get some of the world?s very best chefs together in one place? It turns out that you mix some drinks and let them make hot dogs.
The World's Coolest Pop-Up Bar Is Serving Tequila and Hot Dogs - Bloomberg