Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week we have so much going on it's a crime we don't charge for this. We have a "NEW" foster kitty, we have more coming next week, we have dog food recalls, and we have an amazing guest on the podcast. Let's meet our guest.

 

PAWS FOR A CAUSE MISSION STATEMENT

Paws With A Cause® enhances the independence and quality of life for people with disabilities nationally through custom-trained Assistance Dogs. PAWS® increases awareness of the rights and roles of Assistance Dog Teams through education and advocacy.

VISION STATEMENT

Embracing innovation to address the aging population and to strengthen families living with disabilities.

 

CORE VALUES

As we strive to fulfill our mission, these Core Values guide us:

TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE

A transformational change engages the heart and the mind. It unleashes the power of teamwork to achieve our deepest goals. It is life-altering in profound, positive ways. It is the essence of “making a difference.”

We believe we can be a catalyst of such change in the lives of our stakeholders and our community. We believe it is the natural outcome of our mission work.

LEADERSHIP

We believe in doing what’s right. We believe in leading by example.

We take an active role in the broader Assistance Dog industry, and seek opportunities to share our expertise for the benefit of all its members.

EXCELLENCE

We believe that “good enough” is just a starting point. We strive to exceed our industry’s standards and our stakeholders’ expectations. We believe our stakeholders deserve nothing less than our best work.

We invest in talent. We believe in challenging each other to greater achievements. We encourage the sharing of ideas, and believe creativity can overcome obstacles.

TEAMWORK

We believe that we are stronger together than we are alone. We believe the most successful Assistance Dog teams are built through collaborative effort.

We recognize that teams are comprised of individuals working together toward a common goal. We believe all our stakeholders are our teammates, and we seek opportunities to engage them. As teammates, we treat each other with care and hold each other accountable.

We believe EVERYONE has the ability to make a positive contribution.

STEWARDSHIP

We believe we have a duty and strive to use our resources wisely. We use our history and experience to plan with care for our sustainable future.

CELEBRATION

We are mindful of life’s preciousness. We believe in cheering each other’s accomplishments and honoring milestones. We believe in the power of laughter and of puppy breath.

 

ASSISTANCE DOGS

An Assistance Dog helps someone with a disability complete essential tasks so they can increase independence and improve their quality of life. By helping open doors, pick up objects, pull a wheelchair or alert them to sounds, barriers are broken down. The Assistance Dog acts as a constant companion and makes a person more approachable, allowing them to gain confidence while bringing peace of mind to their loved ones.

Paws With A Cause doesn’t limit itself to specific disabilities, but breeds and custom-trains Assistance Dogs for people with physical disabilities, hearing loss, seizures and autism. PAWS trains the following types of Assistance Dogs:

 

Recall "ALERT"

 

Loving Pets Dog Treats Recall | June 2017

June 14, 2017 — Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody 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 be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.

Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

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.

What’s Recalled?

The recalled products and lot numbers include:

    • Loving Pets Barksters
      Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken
      UPC 842982057005
      Lot # 021619

 

    • Loving Pets Barksters
      Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken
      UPC 842982057050
      Lot 021419

 

    • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
      Item #5100 Apple and Chicken
      UPC 842982051003
      Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019

 

    • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
      Item #5110 Banana and Chicken
      UPC 842982051102
      Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119

 

    • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
      Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken
      UPC 842982051201
      Lot 112818, 020119

 

    • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
      Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken
      UPC 842982051300
      Lot 020319, 112918, 020219

 

  • Whole Hearted
    Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats
    UPC 800443220696
    Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519

No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.

What Caused the Recall?

According to the company:

The possible Salmonella contamination was due to a single finished ingredient that was supplied to Loving Pets from a USA based supplier.

This possible contamination was discovered by Loving Pets’ internal quality assurance team and was identified through the company’s standard quality control testing procedures and internal food safety program.

Loving Pets produces its treats in small batches, in order to offer the highest quality and control in safety.

To ensure the safety of its products, Loving Pets decided to be extra cautious and recall a wider range of lot numbers (noted above) so that no possible contaminated product is available on the market.

What to Do?

Consumers may return any bag of treats with any of the relevant lot numbers to the retailer where the product was originally purchased.

For additional information, please visit www.LovingPetsProducts.com or call 866-599-PETS (7387).

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

 

 

United Pet Group Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chews

June 10, 2017 — United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination.

What’s Recalled?

Click the links below for complete lot identification information and associated product images for each recalled item.

American Beefhide

Digest-eeze

Healthy Hide Chews

Good-n-Fun Chews

What Caused the Recall?

The recall was initiated after United Pet Group realized that specific rawhide chew manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Colombia, as well as one of its suppliers in Brazil, were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews.

The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment. But it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.

United Pet Group received very limited reports of pet illness based on the volume of possibly affected rawhide chew products manufactured and distributed.

The primary complaint received from consumers was that the affected product had an unpleasant odor. Diarrhea and vomiting were also reported.

Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting.

These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.

Where Were the Products Sold?

The affected product was distributed nationwide from United Pet Group’s Edwardsville, Illinois, distribution facility and was delivered to consumers through various retail establishments including online outlets.

Expiration Dates

All of the dog chew products included in the voluntary recall identify an expiration date ranging from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 located on the back of the package.

The products subject to the recall are described below.

American Beefhide

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the American Beefhide brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.

Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.

This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Digest-eeze

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Digest-eeze brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.

Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB, and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.

This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

Manufactured by:
Salix Animal Health, LLC
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

Healthy Hide

United Pet Group is recalling certain packages of dog chews with the Healthy Hide brand, Healthy Hide Good-n-Fit brand, and Healthy Hide Good-n-Fun brand on the label.

This recall is limited to dog chew products that contain rawhide.

Only products with lot codes listed on the back of the package that start with AH, AV, A, AI, AO, or AB and which list expiration dates from 06/01/2019 through 05/31/2020 are affected by this recall.

This includes all package sizes and/or weights. The following contact information appears on the back of the package of the affected products:

United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
3001 Commerce St. Blacksburg, VA 24060
800-645-5154

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the products described above are urged to dispose of the product or return it directly to United Pet Group or to the retail establishment where they initially purchased the product for full refund.

We take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously and we are continuing to investigate the cause of this problem. We are implementing changes across the affected manufacturing facilities in order to prevent this problem from reoccurring in the future. United Pet Group is also working with retailers to ensure that the affected products are no longer sold and removed from inventory.

If you have these products, please contact the United Pet Group consumer affairs team at 1-855-215-4962 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 11:00 PM Eastern Standard Time for a refund.

Consumers with questions may call the consumer affairs team at the number listed above.

For press inquiries, please contact Meg Rowley at 985-237-9786, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

This voluntary recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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More Episodes

Episode 177 “WHEEL OF FORTUNE RANCH

June 10, 2017
 
Hello Pups and Kittens, welcome back to The Groomer Next Door podcast. This week we return to the microphone after a short absence because The Groomer Next Door Pet Salon opened two weeks ago. We've been playing catch up with all of our grooming pups. But now we can turn the mics back on and have a great conversation with Donna Penley (Owner of the Wheel of Fortune Ranch).
 
They're in need of an accountant or attorney to help with Pro Bono to attain Nonprofit status. If you know someone who specializes in this or maybe you're that someone please contact Keith at
 
316 350 5841

http://www.wheeloffortuneranch.com/

https://www.facebook.com/WheelOfFortuneRanch/

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ALICE SINGS!
By Donna Penley

There aren’t many things in this old world that make my heart take wing;
But it does when a little girl named Alice decides to sing.

Oh, she isn’t a tutored singer, and most times she sings off-key,
But when that little blue-eyed blond sings, it means the world to me!!

She comes to me in a yellow bus, with mute kids just like she;
Their thoughts have all turned inward.  No words to set them free.

I lead the horse, reins in my hand, another coach walks by her side --
And Alice sits up straight, throws her head back and opens her mouth wide
AND ALICE SINGS

One day the other coach named Bob asked, “What’s she singin’?  I don’t understand.            ”
I said, “Listen very carefully, it’s ‘I’m An Old Cowhand’.”

Now, how did that child learn that song when she doesn’t speak a thing?
I don’t know -- but she did it.  And, it makes all my work worthwhile --
WHEN LITTLE ALICE SINGS!
 
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Episode 176 “JOHN REDSHAW VOL.4″

May 28, 2017

Hello Pupds and Kittens and Welcome back for the hundred and sevinty sixth time to The Groomer Next Door podcast. This week is all centered around Rolla, Missouri. John Redshaw from the Rolla Animal Shelter will be stopping by. We also have a major announcement to make.

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Episode 175 “DR STACEY BONE ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS”

May 21, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back for the hundred and seventy fifth episode of The Groomer Next Door Podcast. This week we have the great Dr. Stacey Bone DVM on the podcast answering YOUR questions. I would like to thank all of you for sending in your questions.

Doctor Stacey Bone DVM is the co founder of Pawfriction. You can hear more about that on ep.155

PawFriction is a paw pad coating system designed to improve quality of life for senior dogs and dogs with orthopedic or neurological conditions. PawFriction decreases sliding on smooth floors, increases mobility, and reduces risk of injury.

PawFriction was designed by a veterinarian with your dog's health in mind. Every component is non-toxic and safe for you, your dog and your home.

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Episode 174 “DARWIN’S RAW DIET”

May 13, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens, welcome back for the hundred and sevinty fourth time to The Groomer Next Door Podcast. This week we have Gary Tashjian (the founder) of Darwin's Natural Pet Products on the podcast. This episode is very important to us because we feel our Akita is going to benefit from a raw diet. But what about for your dogs or cats, will it benefit them too?

 

Our mission is to help you see a healthier and happier pet in 30 days.

The Story of Darwin’s

When my dog Max was ten years old, he started suffering from a crippling case of arthritis. I tried the traditional approaches of anti-inflammatory medicines and steroids, but nothing seemed to help. In desperate need for an answer, I turned to a holistic veterinarian, who suggested Max’s diet was worsening the problem.

He then recommended raw dog food, explaining how changing to a raw food diet would strengthen Max’s immune system and help his own body combat the arthritis. He gave me some articles describing how dogs’ digestive systems are designed for raw foods, and provided some recipes so I could make Max’s meals.

I carefully ground the raw meat and vegetables to make Max’s meals and was astounded by how much he improved on his new diet. In just 30 days he was acting more like a puppy than an old dog and he had regained his joyful attitude.

I then started my other dog, Casey, on the diet and saw that the chronic skin problems that have bothered him since puppyhood started clearing up. They eventually disappeared and never returned. I came to realize that the expression “you are what you eat” applies to our pets as well as ourselves.

I told everyone I knew with dogs how raw food transformed my dogs’ lives. But whenever I did, they almost always said the same thing “I get why it helps but I don’t have the time to cook for myself much less my dog.” It was then I decided to start Darwin’s in order to make it easy for pet owners to feed a nutritious high quality raw diet.

Max thrived on the food and lived another five years before finally succumbing to old age at fifteen. I attribute the last five healthy years of his life, and the companionship that we enjoyed together, to the raw food diet.

– Gary Tashjian, Darwin’s Founder

Our Name & Logo

We named our company after Charles Darwin, whose work to understand what created the diversity of life on earth embodied this approach of being “Inspired by Nature, Informed by Science.” We founded the company with a desire to understand our pets’ natural and instinctive diet, and combine the latest scientific knowledge about pet nutrition and all natural ingredients to provide the best meal options for your pets.

 

What Matters the Most

Darwin’s we believe that all pet owners should have the opportunity to feed their pets a healthy meal made from high quality ingredients. Our goal is to make feeding your pet fresh, healthy, quality raw meals convenient and affordable.

Our Natural Selections meals use only free-range, grass-fed beef, cage–free poultry and organic vegetables. All our meats are hormone free, steroid free and antibiotic free. We visit every farm that raises the animals we use in our meals to make sure they employ good farming practices and treat both their animals and employees with respect.

 

Unique Formulas for Dogs

Our all-raw dog food meals are complete and balanced. They are made of 75% real meat and 25% fresh vegetables with a small amount of nutrient mix containing important trace minerals from natural sources. There are no grains in any of our meals, since grains are difficult for dogs to digest and not necessary for balanced nutrition. Our moderate fat and low carbohydrate formula has a careful balance of Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids, and essential minerals from natural or organic compounds to exceed the guidelines of both AAFCO and the National Research Council for canine nutrition.

 

Unique Formulas for Cats

Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they have nutritional requirements that can only be met with a diet based almost entirely on animal tissue. Their bodies don’t produce the enzymes required to digest carbohydrates. That’s why our formula for cats contains 100% fresh meat with a small amount of nutrient mix containing important trace minerals from natural sources.

Our all-raw cat food meals are complete and balanced. The moderate fat formula has a balance of important Omega 6 and 3 fatty acids with added essential minerals from natural or organic compounds to exceed the guidelines of both AAFCO and the National Research Council for feline nutrition.

 

Our Products are Convenient and Affordable

Our home delivery service works on a flexible automatic order basis. You can tailor your order size to your pet’s individual needs and set a convenient delivery schedule. There is no contract or commitment. You can change or cancel your order at any time.

We believe your pet’s food should arrive to you as fresh as it arrived to us, so our meals will arrive at your door just a few weeks after we make them.

We know affordability can be equally as important as convenience and nutrition when it comes to choosing your pet’s meals. Our ‘direct from the manufacturer to your door’ approach is designed to make our high quality food available to almost every pet owner.

 

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Try 10 lbs.
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Episode 173 “DR. BARBARA ROYAL DVM”

April 29, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens welcome back for the hundred and seventy third time to The Groomer Next Door. This week we have an elite Veteranarian, accomplished author, actress, and all around great lady. I am so happy to announce that Dr.Barbara Royal DVM is joining us this week on the podcast.

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GUEST BIO

Barbara Royal, DVM, CVA, founder and owner of The Royal Treatment Veterinary Center, is an internationally-renowned pioneer in complementary medicine and physical rehabilitation. A passionate advocate of commonsense and cutting-edge approaches to optimal animal health, Dr. Royal provides a bridge between Western and Eastern medicine.

Dr. Royal has extensive experience in veterinary care, including zoo, marine, and wildlife animals, emergency medicine, pathology, conventional practices, nutrition, herbal remedies, physical rehabilitation techniques, and alternative treatments.  She is also an acupuncture expert for pets and exotic zoo creatures.  She is the go-to veterinarian for Oprah Winfrey.

A nationally-published author in numerous magazines and an international lecturer in her field, Dr. Royal is often featured in the media for her successful treatments of animals and groundbreaking work in veterinary medicine.  She lives in Winnetka, Illinois with her husband, two children, her cat, Arthur, and her dog, Darwin. Her first book, “The Royal Treatment:  A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets” was published September 2013.  After graduating with high honors from the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine (1995), Dr. Royal’s early career was exclusively devoted to cultivating her expertise in state-of-the-art, modern veterinary treatments.  Her work with greyhounds, who are hypersensitive to many medications, led Dr. Royal to explore the most effective modalities in ancient traditions.  She completed training in acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from IVAS, Advanced Western & Chinese Herbal Medicine through Tufts University, and studied Animal Physical Therapy and Healing Techniques at the University of Tennessee.  Her uniquely practical and open-minded approach, skill as a diagnostician, and compassion for animals is much acclaimed: she operated on a room-sized grouper named Bubba at the Chicago Shedd Aquarium; she reconstructed a woodchuck’s de-gloved feet at the Woodstock Illinois Animal Hospital; and, at the Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo she became the first veterinarian in the world to perform acupuncture on a zebra.

With her multi-faceted knowledge and her individually-tailored practice, Dr. Royal provides comprehensive care for her many patients.

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Her Books

The Royal Treatment: A Natural Approach to Wildly Healthy Pets

An integrative and revolutionary way to treat your animals, combining holistic and natural medicine with the best of modern science.

Dr. Barbara Royal is a passionate, dedicated, and innovative veterinarian with a unique approach to medicine. Her patients have included countless different species from German shepherds at her private practice, to baby owls in the wild, to zebras in the zoo. Her clients are the humans who live for their pets, much like she does. Her ability to lend a voice to sick or injured animals and carry out the best treatment for them is unmatched.

An expert diagnostician with a background in zoo and wildlife medicine, Dr. Royal has learned that adhering to the teachings of Western medicine is often not the best way to fully cure her patients. With the clinical experience to know when to use surgery, medications, and alternative methods, plus an observant and empathetic understanding of the evolutionary needs of her patients, she individually tailors the Royal Treatment to ensure that each pet (and owner!) lives as happily and healthfully as possible.

The knowledge she has gained from wild animals gives her valuable insight into the cat in your kitchen and the dog in your living room. Our pets have all evolved from wild species and adapted to domestic life in many ways, but their natural characteristics are genetically fixed. In order for our pets to meet their full health potential, we must be mindful of these natural nutritional, emotional, and physical needs. Applying common sense in this way, along with the support of medicine, nutrition, elements of Eastern medicine, and physical rehabilitation, fosters an animal’s natural inclination toward optimal health and immunity. There is no placebo effect in animal medicine, and Dr. Royal has seen amazing results with her integrative approach, time and time again.

A must-have for all pet owners, these pages shimmer with ingenious advice, insight, and scientific originality. But most of all, a veterinarian with heart comes through in every word. Dr. Royal empowers animal lovers to lift their pets into a realm of natural health and happiness that will be palpable from shiny coat to bouncy step.

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 Learn everything you need to know about taking care of your pet naturally, including:

• Functional nutrition and diet recipes

• Commercial pet food: recognizing the good, the bad, and the unhealthy

• How diet and protein levels specifically affect your pet’s health and behavior

• Judicious use of herbs and medicines

• How to detect if your pet is feeling pain and where

• Noninvasive, nonsurgical treatments for genetically flawed hips and other arthritic joints

• How to know if your pet is happy

• How to clean your dog’s, cat’s, or rabbit’s ears—the right way!

• Pet supplements explained

• Which vaccines to give or not give your pet

• Evolutionary insights into your pet’s behavior

• Getting your new puppy off to a perfect start

• How acupuncture works

• Geriatric wellness and end-of-life care

. . . and more

Keirtan's Song

Keirtan grew up in a large family, poor in material wealth, but rich spiritually inside with a strong trust in God that took her on an extraodinary journey throughout her life. Astral travelling to the outer universe to seek help for her beloved earth and eventually finding "Hosanna" and channelling directly from him; when she asks him about Creation from the beginning, this is what he showed her: Keirtan was shown down a vortex and here at the base was one atom, as a person on the earth you would not be able to see this with the naked eye, Here in the presence of "Hosanna" anything is possible. In the universe there are millions upon millions of atomsThe energy vortex heated the atom to a trillion degree's, it exploded and a white light filled the vortex, the vortex expanded to light the dark that sat on its own from the beginning, "Day Light" was born.Atoms have always been in the whole of the universe that is "Hosanna" collectively, as the atoms come together "Hosanna's" thought expanded and so on.The Earth was developed from outer space with atoms that expanded over millions of years."Hosanna" has through his own expansion individualised him self and that expansion individualised us."All Life is expansion of Hosanna."

 

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Episode 172 “JOSHUA BARNES VP OF K9 CUISINE”

April 22, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens, welcome back to The Groomer Next Door podcast. This week we have an amazing guest on this week. We love to bring responsible, reliable, and reputable people onto the podcast. This week is no different. Let me introduce you all to JOSHUA BARNES Vice President of www.K9Cuisine.com your one stop shop for ALL your pet product needs.

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A Little About Us

We are proud to say that K9Cuisine has been around for almost a decade now! We were one of the first online pet supply stores that focused specifically on providing the highest quality Natural, Holistic, and Organic pet food and treats for all of our four legged pals!

As pet owners ourselves, we understand fully that our pet’s health is just as important as our own. Simple buying the cheapest kibble on the market doesn’t cut it for our furry family members. As such we have partnered with the best manufactures of pet food and supplies to offer you a wide selection of healthy and high quality pet food and treats.

Do you have a picky eater? Not a problem, our selection of dog and cat food includes a wide variety of flavors and formulations designed to accommodate all different tastes and diet restrictions. We are sure that you will find what you are looking for, but if for some reason you can’t, just let us know! We welcome feedback and ideas for brands and products to add to the website and will try our best to source them for you at the lowest prices possible!

We welcome you to our website and hope you are able to find all of the products and information that you need for your four-legged friends!

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DOG FOOD RECALL ALERT!!
Party Animal Dog Food Recall of April 2017

April 17, 2017 — Party Animal, Inc. has announced it is recalling specific lots of two varieties of its Cocolicious canned dog foods because they have each tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital.
What’s Being Recalled?

The following products are affected by the recall:

Cocolicious Beef and Turkey
Size: 12 ounce cans
Lot Number: 0136E15204 04
Best By Date: July 2019

 

Cocolicious Chicken and Beef
Size: 12 ounce cans
Lot Number: 0134E15 237 13
Best By Date: August 2019

What Caused the Recall?

According to a statement posted on the company’s website and its Facebook page:

The safety of pets is and always will be our first priority. We sincerely regret the reports of the discomfort experienced by the pet who consumed this food.

As pet parents ourselves, we take this matter seriously.

On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified us that their customer had presented samples of our Cocolicious Beef and Turkey Lot #0136E15204 04 and Cocolicious Chicken and Beef Lot #0134E15 237 13 to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.

We have requested those results.

When we were notified, we immediately tracked the lot numbers of the food in question and determined that the food had been manufactured and distributed in 2015.

We then contacted the two probable retailers that had sold the customer the food and asked them to isolate all remaining cans from these lots.

We also requested that the retailers send all of the cans from those lots to us so that we can forward them on to an accredited independent laboratory for independent testing.

We expect to receive the receive the results in 7 to 10 days.

We first saw the formal report from the lab at Texas A&M regarding the customer’s samples, today, April 17.

Out of an abundance of caution, we are retrieving the remainder of these two lots nationwide.

We are working with our distributors and retailers to determine if any additional beef-flavored products manufactured during this 2015 production period remain on shelves and, if so, to retrieve them from shelves, immediately, as well.

What to Do?

Consumers with questions may contact the company by phone at 855-727-8926 or by email at info@partyanimalpetfood.com.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Episode 171 “MURRAY BURKE EDMONTON POLICE SERVICES”

April 16, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens and let me be the first to wish you a Happy Easter. This week we have our very 1st International Edpisode. I'm so happy to introduce our guest this week. He's a Superhero, but doesn't wear a cape. But he has a shield and an amazing sidekick. Let me introduce you to "CST. MURRAY BURKE of the Edmonton Police Services" to this weeks podcast. Here's some amazing facts about the Edmonton Police Services.The Edmonton Police Service Canine Unit was officially formed in 1967 by Val Vallevand. Presently there are 14 handler and dog teams and two Sergeants who are stationed at one of the finest kennel facilities in North America. The 14 dogs currently in the unit are all general purpose police dogs, of which three are cross trained for narcotic detection.

Members of the Canine Unit provide the citizens of Edmonton with 24 hours a day, seven days a week service. The teams respond to calls that involve tracking, criminal apprehension, area / building searches, evidence searches and narcotic / explosive detection.

The Edmonton Police Service Canine Unit has a long and proud history with members and their dedicated partners committed to taking a “Bite out of Crime” in Edmonton. You can read about the unit's history in our Legacy of Heroes: Day of the Dog Squad Comic.

To become a member of the Canine Unit, Constables must have a minimum of five years on the job. During that time Constables who have an interest in becoming a dog handler begin training with the unit on their time off. They train as quarries, or what you might call potential bad guys.

To gain entry into the unit, members must take a Puppy Imprinter course and then apply to be a puppy handler. If accepted, an eight week old puppy is assigned to them. While raising this puppy, the member still works their regular duties at their assigned job.  Depending on vacancies, the member may enter the Dog Master course and begin working in the Canine unit once the puppy reaches 18 - 24 months of age.

They learn to lay tracks, take dog bites and hide in the most difficult and uncomfortable places. Quarries with enough seniority may then apply to be puppy holders of potential police service dogs. Due to the high standards set within the unit, only the most qualified and dedicated applicants and dogs are accepted. When the puppy reaches one to one and a half years old, the dog and handler enter into an extensive training period.

During training, the teams learn to become proficient in the areas of tracking, criminal apprehension, searching, obedience and agility.  Presently, Police Service Dogs and their handlers can remain in the unit for up to seven years, which are considered the most productive years of a police dogs life. The primary function of the Canine Unit is to provide support to the Patrol Officers on the street. The teams respond to any or all crimes in progress where suspects are fleeing on foot or possibly hiding. The unit has expanded its services and also uses trained Narcotic Detection and Explosive Detection dogs. 

 

 

Canine Trading Cards

The Edmonton Police Service's Canine Unit is letting you take their dogs home with these Canine Trading Cards!

Each month from February 2017 to September 2017, EPS will release two new Canine cards at each EPS station (Northeast, Downtown, West, Southeast, Southwest, and Calder Community Station).

Collect them all!

 

Legacy of Heroes Comic Book

What do an Olympic athlete, the Kings of England, and a World War One flying ace, have in common?

They all played a role in the history of the Edmonton Police Service.

Now, the EPS is telling their stories in Legacy of Heroes, a digital comic book available on the Service’s website.

“Each issue is based on a true story taken from our archives,” says EPS Digital Media Unit supervisor, Michael James.

“Legacy of Heroes is a way for us to share stories of heroism with the community at large,” James says.  “And who doesn’t like comic books?”

Printed copies are also available through EPS Divisional Stations and Police Information Check Section (14315 – 118 Avenue Nexus Business Park).

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Episode 170 “FOLLOW-UP ON APOLLO PEAK WINES”

April 8, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back for the 170th time to The Groomer Next Door podcast. This week we're doing something we've NEVER done before. But I'm so happy for this company and wanted to give everyone an update. Apollo Peak Wines was on the podcast back on episode 157, and on Friday April 7th, 2017 Brandon Zavala was on ABC hit tv show "Shark Tank".

RECAP

First into the tank is Brandon Zavala of Apollo Peak, seeking $100,000 for 10 percent equity.Apollo Peak allows pet parents to share a drink with their furry friend. Their pet-friendly wines are non-alcoholic, contain organic herbs and are made from fresh beets. They offer both dog and cat beverages, which include names such as The White Kittendel, The Pinot Meow, The Meowgarita, TheCharDOGnay and The Doggy Mary. Prices range from $4.95 to $12.95. According to their website, its “creation started like any other radical idea…a product designed to help bridge the social divide between humans and their pets.”

 Kevin O’Leary questions why the cat is not drinking its wine and Robert O’Leary questions whether it’s more of a gimmick. He assures the sharks that they have since moved on from a gimmick and have since expanded to dog beverages. In the last three months, they have done $192,000 in sales. He saw pet beverages as a unique niche.

O’Leary, the wine guy, is worried about the price. Mark Cuban says he does not want to be in the pet beverage industry and goes out, followed by Lori Greiner. Robert Herjavec likes the idea but doesn’t see it as sustainable, so goes out. O’Leary points out that cats can be very finicky but offers $100,000 for 33.3 percent. Daymond John then jumps in with an offer of $100,000 for 25 percent. He counters 15 percent for either O’Leary or John, and they both meet at 20 percent. He accepts O’Leary’s offer.

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Episode 169 “MERCY FOR ANIMALS”

April 1, 2017

Hello Pups and Kittens and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door. This week I am honored to have a great Organization that's giving a voice for the animals on farms accross America, Canada, and Mexico.Without further ado let me introduce you to "ARI SOLOMON (VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS)" for MERCY FOR ANIMALS.

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ABOUT OUR GUEST

Ari Solomon, Mercy for Animals

Ari Solomon serves as the director of communications at Mercy For Animals, a national non-profit farmed animal protection organization. Ari has appeared widely on national television and radio to discuss a range of subjects from veganism to civil rights, including appearances on CNN, Reuters TV, NPR, and HuffPost Live. Ari’s YouTube videos on animal rights and veganism have also become viral sensations, including Sh*t Vegans Say, with over 1 million views.

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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

Inspiring Compassion. Ending Cruelty.

Mercy For Animals is dedicated to preventing cruelty to farmed animals and promoting compassionate food choices and policies.

Imagine a world free of cruelty, a world in which we nurture our bodies, minds, and spirits with wholesome, healthy food that is kind to animals and sustainable for our planet. MFA believes that world is possible. In fact, it is inevitable if we work together to elevate humanity to its fullest potential.

Our Approach

We are on the frontlines fighting to protect farmed animals. From factory farms to corporate boardrooms, courts of justice to courts of public opinion, Mercy For Animals is there to speak up against cruelty and for compassion.

Our Success

Our programs are sparing millions of lives and reducing the suffering of animals around the globe.

1 BILLION

animals spared annually from cruel cages, mutilation, or slaughter while conscious

90 COUNTRIES

impacted by MFA's corporate policy victories

30 MILLION

animals freed from cruel cages annually thanks to new laws promoted by MFA and partner organizations*

5 MILLION

animals spared from misery annually thanks to people inspired by MFA to reduce or eliminate meat, egg, and dairy consumption

Your Money at Work

Nearly 76 cents of every dollar spent by Mercy For Animals goes directly to programs that save animals. The remainder is used to grow MFA’s size and capacity so we can help even more animals in the future.

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