Posts Tagged ‘Royal Canin’

Additional pet food recall…

September 17, 2013

Purina One dry dog food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential salmonella contamination as reported by Nestle Purina Petcare, the manufacturer of this product. Products affected include the 3.5 pound bags of White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult dry dog food (these packages are further identified with an expiration date of October 2014 and the production code of 31071083).royal canon

We still maintain that the Royal Canin label of food is far superior given their rigorous commitment to quality and consumer protection.  We understand you have choices when it comes to what to feed your pet but we also know you want the best for your pet.

Stop by or call us today to discuss more about your pet’s nutritional needs and how to keep them happy and healthy!

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A new puppy is a great deal of fun but also a great responsibility…

July 10, 2013

As puppies grow, they will need quality, routine veterinary care along the way. Their delicate immune systems mean that it is very important to make sure they have all required vaccinations at the right time. Regular checkups with your veterinarian will permit you to monitor your puppy’s growth and health.

The right activity and healthcare are just two parts of the equation for a happy puppy. The other thing puppies need to support their healthy growth is quality nutrition. There are many puppy foods on the market, so how can you be sure that you are choosing a food that will provide for your puppy’s nutritional needs?

You might have heard the expression “garbage in, garbage out” in reference to poor human food choices but it can apply to dogs as well. It’s very important that puppies get complete nutrition from a good-quality food in order to develop properly. A happy, long life begins with a diet designed to support your puppy’s growing, changing body. Here are a few tips:

  • Don’t feed adult dog food to a puppy.
  • Choose a good puppy food that will provide all the essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Avoid foods high in “fillers” such as corn and wheat with little or no nutritional value.
  • Be wary of additives and preservatives.

Your veterinarian will tell you that good nutrition is of the utmost important to your puppy’s healthy growth. Veterinarians also know that while puppy parents have the best intentions, it’s hard to make the best choices. That’s because many people don’t really know how to tell which puppy foods are good choices and which are low-quality.Our veterinarians recommend Royal Canin puppy food.  The benefits of the Royal Canin food line include:

  • Reduces the formation of tartar
  • L-Carnitine helps metabolize fat
  • Biotin keeps skin and coat clean and healthy
  • Developed with highly digestible proteins for the best possible nutrient absorption and with specific nutrients to support digestive health
  • Higher caloric content aids developing puppies

In addition, the Royal Canin frequent buyer plan offers further savings when you buy 6 bags…you get the 7th free! If you are considering adding a new puppy to your family, make sure to ask us about the best nutrition options to help your new furry family member grow up happy and healthy!

ALERT: Pet Food Recall

January 11, 2012
A supermarket's pet food aisle

Dry dog food manufacturers are continuing to recall bags of food due to high levels of aflatoxin.

Yet another manufacturer has announced a recall of dry dog food due to higher than acceptable limits of aflatoxin, and an additional manufacturer has issued new affected lot numbers from an earlier recall.

The recalls began Dec. 7, 2011, when Cargill Animal Nutrition announced that it was removing batches of its dry dog food (River Run and Marksman) from store shelves because of elevated levels of aflatoxin.

Since then, Proctor & Gamble (Iams puppy food), Advanced Animal Nutrition (Dog Power food) and now O’Neal’s Feeders Supply (Arrow Brand dog food) have all recalled batches of their dog food within the last three weeks.

O’Neal’s Feeders Supply of DeRidder, LA, announced Dec. 13, 2011 that it has recalled an entire year’s worth of dry Arrow Brand dog food due to corn with elevated levels of aflatoxin. The recall affects food manufactured between Dec. 1, 2010 and Dec. 1, 2011.

We have recommended Royal Canin products for many years and their commitment to research and development along with quality in their manufacturing process has repeatedly offered peace of mind.  Royal Canin puts the dog and cat first and tailor makes their food in line with your pet’s real nutritional needs. While Royal Canin might not be the lowest cost food option, the quality of the product is still an exceptional value considering their commitment to quality nutrition for your pet.  Ask us about maintenance diet options with Royal Canin as well as how their special lines of food may be best suited for your pet.

Blue Buffalo Pet Food Gets Recalled After Pets Get Sick

October 14, 2010

Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. has recalled some of its dry dog food because it could contain too much vitamin D and may make dogs who eat it sick, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said.

So far, 36 cases have been reported nationwide where dogs showed signs of having high levels of the vitamin including lethargy, drinking an unusually high amount of water and frequent urination, the FDA said. All of the dogs’ health improved with a change in food and none show any long-term health problems.

High levels of vitamin D in dogs can cause hypercalcemia, which is a serious and potentially fatal illness that affects organ function and can cause renal failure, coma and death in untreated cases, according to The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Although we routinely feed and recommend the Royal Canin brand of food for your pet, you can NOW order Science Diet through our online store.  Remember too that shipping is always FREE!  Visit our site product site to learn more.