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National Animal Safety and Protection Month

October is National Animal Safety and Prevention Month; a month dedicated to promoting the safe practices of handling and caring for both domestic and wild animals. Animals play an important part in our everyday lives, even if we don't personally have pets. So it's vital to make sure that they are treated kindly and with the respect and care they deserve. 

National Animal Safety and Prevention Month was created by the PALS Foundation. PALS is dedicated to helping people and animals coexist in a way that benefits all of nature. They believe that humans must come to know the value of all animals, both domestic and wild, and the important role that they play in our ecosystem.

There are several ways you can participate in National Animal Safety and Prevention Month. Some of them are as simple as being aware of the needs of your own household pets. For example, make sure they are micro-chipped so if they are ever lost, they can be easily found and returned; collars with identification tags are also just as important. Pet proof your home against the possibility of your animals coming in contact with any dangerous poisons or toxins. Put together a disaster escape plan in case you ever need to evacuate your pets quickly from the home. There are plenty of things you can do to take that extra step in making sure your pets are protected in all circumstances.

If you don't have pets of your own, you can still participate in Animal Safety and Prevention Month by volunteering at your local animal shelter. Foster a pet until it finds its new furrever home. There are plenty of animals that have not yet been adopted that would be very appreciative of your time and love. For those animal lovers who don’t have a lot of free time, donating money or much needed supplies to your local animal shelters is always appreciated. This will help to ensure that pets waiting to be re-homed will get all the necessary care.

Plan a trip to the zoo. This is fun for people with or without children. Take the time to educate children about animal care while they're still young. Education helps them gain a healthy appreciation of animals when become adults. 

National Animal Safety and Prevention Month is a wonderful opportunity to remind people of the importance of animals in our everyday lives. Though it's only one month out of the year, these safety practices should be observed all year round. With better safety practices, we can all lead happier and healthier lives.

To learn more, go to: https://www.dog.com/dog-articles/national-animal-safety-and-prevention-month/9973/

The Yellow Dog Project Starts at TVH

We are always looking for ways to improve your dog's visit to Trooper Vet.  We have a number of canine pet patients who are:

  • ♦ not huge fans of other dogs (either scared or reactive toward other dogs)
  • ♦ not feeling well (sick or in rehabilitation)
  • ♦ in training/working dogs (service dogs, therapy dogs)
  • ♦ potentially contagious

Because of this, we are instituting "The Yellow Dog Project" in our hospital.  If you see a dog with a yellow ribbon on his/her leash, this is a dog who NEEDS SOME SPACE.  Please do not approach these yellow ribbon dogs either by yourself or with your dog.  Maintain a respectable distance or give this dog and his owner time to move out of your way.  If you have a dog that needs space for whatever reason, there is a basket of yellow ribbons on our counter where you check your dog in for his visit.  Please take a ribbon when you check in and tie it on your dog's leash.  We are hoping that this helps not only the pet patients wearing the ribbon, but also the dogs who are excited to try and meet these yellow ribbon dogs.  We want all of our patients to be as safe and comfortable as possible and sometimes that means keeping dogs separated from each other.  If you have any questions about this program, please give us a call.

(Thanks to The Yellow Dog Project for this graphic!  https://www.facebook.com/TheYellowDogProject/)

Companion Canned Dog Food Recall

Giant Food Stores has issued a voluntary recall for specific lots of Companion Canned Dog Food due to possible metal contamination.

What Is Recalled?

Companion Dog Food with Chicken and Rice

  • 13.2 ounce can
  • UPC: 68826707501
  • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019

 

Companion Dog Food with Chicken, Lamb and Rice

  • 13.2 ounce can
  • UPC: 68826700360
  • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019

 

Companion Dog Food with Turkey and Bacon

  • 13.2 ounce
  • UPC: 68826700356
  • Codes: Best By 08/05/2019

 

What to Do?

Customers are invited to return the impacted product for a full refund. For additional information, call 479-935-6145.

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.

How to Walk a Dog on Ice

No matter how cold it is outside, your dog still needs to take care of business, and probably needs some exercise, too! However, walking a dog in the winter—and especially on ice—creates unique problems that don’t exist in the summer. Your dog’s paws can be damaged by rough ice, and many dogs are not able to take long winter walks. You can safely walk your dog by caring properly for their paws, and making sure both you and your dog are ready for the cold weather.

To read a step-by-step collection of tips for walking dogs in icy weather, go to: http://www.wikihow.com/Walk-a-Dog-on-Ice

Recall Of Limited Number Of CesarĀ® Classics Filet Mignon Wet Dog Food

Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor product due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process. CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon can be purchased individually as well as in flavor variety multipacks. The Lot Codes listed below are the only affected products.  All other CESAR® products can be safely consumed.

Consumers who have purchased affected product are encouraged to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. While a small number of consumers have reported finding the plastic pieces, to date, Mars Petcare US have not received any reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product. The lot codes indicated below should not be sold or consumed.

Affected product was distributed to retail customers throughout the United States. Mars Petcare US is working with distributors and retailers to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.

Recalled Pet Food 
Two lot codes of CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food with the production codes shown below are included in this voluntary recall.  Each product will have a lot code printed on side of the tray that begins with 631FKKC, 631GKKC. A Best Beforedate 080418 (August 4, 2018) and 080518 (August 5, 2018).

 

UPC

DESCRIPTION

LOT CODES

23100017792

CESAR® CLASSICS FILET MIGNON FLAVOR

631FKKC and 631GKKC

The CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor can be found in variety packs with the following lot codes:

632D14JC, 633B24JC, 634A14JC, 634A24JC, 634B14JC, 634B24JC, 634E14JC, 635A24JC, 635B14JC, 636D24JC, 636E14JC

At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously.  Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 800-421-6456 between the hours of Saturday, October 8, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm CST and Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CST or visit https://www.cesar.com/notice.

About CESAR® Canine Cuisine 
CESAR® Canine Cuisine is a high-quality line of premium wet dog food and dog treats for small- to medium-sized dogs. The CESAR® Brand wants to transform mealtime into moments of shared joy by providing irresistible taste and unparalleled variety all dogs love. The CESAR® Brand offers a variety of irresistible flavors in their Original Pate and Gourmet Filets in Sauce textures, as well as their HOME DELIGHTS™ line that provides comfort food favorites so your dog can enjoy the same meals that you do. For more information, visit www.cesar.com.

About Mars Petcare 
Mars Petcare US is the U.S. operations of the world's largest petcare company at the privately-held Mars, Incorporated. Mars Petcare US produces some of the world's most beloved pet care brands, including PEDIGREE® Food and Treats for Dogs, CESAR® Canine Cuisine, IAMS™ Pet Food, SHEBA® Entrees for Cats, WHISKAS® Food for Cats, GREENIES™ Dental Chews and PILL POCKETS™ Treats, NUTRO™ Pet Food, EUKANUBA™ Pet Food and TEMPTATIONS™ Treats for Cats, as well as exclusive brands products for some of the leading retailers in the U.S. Headquartered in Franklin, Tenn., more than 3,700 Mars Petcare US associates make, sell and distribute its high-quality pet food from 20 manufacturing facilities located in communities across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.mars.com.

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