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Monday, September 1, 2014

Black and White Sunday: Daddy's homecoming

The calm.... before the storm. I am taking a nap.  By the garage door, but a great nap.  Storing up energy for when my daddy comes home.

Why don't they GET IT????


Daddy is mine.
Dowi is mine.
Adam is mine.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

FDA Issues Warning Letters for Unapproved Tear Stain Removers Used in Dogs and Cats

FDA Issues Warning Letters for Unapproved Tear Stain Removers Used in Dogs and Cats

August 29, 2014
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is issuing warning letters today to companies manufacturing unapproved animal drugs to remove tear stains in dogs and cats. These products, including Angels’ Eyes, Angels’ Glow, Pets’ Spark, and exported products Glow Groom and Health Glow, have not been reviewed by FDA for safety and effectiveness. These tear stain removers also contain the medically important antibiotic tylosin tartrate, which is not approved for use in dogs or cats, nor for the treatment of conditions associated with tear stains. Tear stain remover products are used to treat tear staining conditions around the eyes of animals, which, in particular, is associated with a condition called epiphora, mostly in cats and dogs.
FDA has serious concerns about unapproved animal drugs. Unapproved animal drugs are not reviewed by FDA and may not meet FDA’s strict standards for safety and effectiveness.
These tear stain drug products may be subject to additional enforcement action should the products continue to be marketed, such as seizure of violative products and/or injunction against the manufacturers and distributors of the violative products.

Contact FDA

240-276-9115 FAX
Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine
Communications Staff, HFV-12
7519 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855
Page Last Updated: 08/29/2014 
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Sepia Saturday :Cooper NO!

In his ongoing struggle to get better food, to actually to get home cooked food, cousin Cooper DA Cat has decided that emulating Bichons is the way to go.  But... I do believe that he has taken his missive a step too far! That is NOT how we get fluffy! 

Dude! Seriously that is like the ultimate schvitz box, oven, tumbling thing!  GET OUT.  GET OUT NOW!

Cats!  Ever wonder what goes on inside those tiny little heads?  Not much I guess.

Coop, momma said she will make some food for you.  Get out of the dryer!

Geez... Louise!

PS momma, I love you, Thank you for my yummy food. {I have to start showing more appreciation...right?} And, Thank you to our host: This is a BLOG HOP_ Sepia Saturday!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cooper-gram: The STRIKE IS ON!

Cooper to his daddy: 

Listen buddy, where is my dinner? My cousins over in Chesapeake get  home cooked dinners all the time! I am sick of this canned cat food. I want something homemade. Bust out your pots and pans and get busy!  I am not eating anything unless it is freshly cooked."

Advice from the three Bichon cousins:

1] JD:  "Hold out buddy, the face is good, you also need to add a touch of nausea to the look. It makes them all worried and they pay attention. If he attempts giving you a can, turn the bowl over and walk away with a hiss-  that will deliver the message. BTW did you stash a few morsels so you can keep up your strength?"

2] The Wendy. " I don't know about this, we are Bichons.  We are bound to Bichon code to be fussy about our food. In my case, mostly I have to have it in front of me... But I suppose you can try shaming the uncle Phil into cooking for you.

3] Silvieon4. "Amateurs.  Look, this is a declaration of war. First one to blink loses. That being said Coop, you need not to give in. In fact you need to stare him down. if your eyes make contact at all, he needs to be the one who blinks first. Would it kill him to get you a few chicken livers, sautee them and serve them up with a side of freshly cooked salmon or grouper?  It would not kill him. He is lazy. So you hold out. And tell him that the Adam and the Dowi are coming tonight. You should come visit. You know my momma.  She would feed a rock if she could. I am sure she will feed you properly.
Canned.... canned food begets canned.... love.  So no more head rubs, no more snuggles, no more snarfs.  Just swipe at him and hiss at him  until he deliver the good.  Oh suck your cheeks in when he walks by. It is an old model trick it makes you look thinner.  Make him worry!

Coop, we support your quest. I will talk to my momma and she will in turn talk to the Phil.

Canned my tail!  Even a cat deserves better!"

I am re-watching Norma Rae to get some pointers.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

RECALL: PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

Recall -- Firm Press Release

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Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of 22 Bags of PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition for Dogs Sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana

Erin Conn, 312-988-2214 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - August 26, 2014 - Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of 22 bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products due to the possible presence of a foreign material. The bags were produced in one manufacturing facility, and shipped to one retail customer. The facility production line has been shut down until this issue is resolved.
Affected bags, which were sold between August 18 and August 25 in 12 Dollar General stores* in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana, may contain small metal fragments, which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself, but may present a risk of injury if consumed. We encourage consumers who have purchased affected product to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange. We 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.
Mars Petcare US is working with Dollar General to ensure that the recalled products are no longer sold and are removed from inventory.
Recalled Pet Food
Only 15-pound bags of PEDIGREE® Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food sold at Dollar General in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee and Louisiana with the production code shown below are included in this voluntary recall. Each product will have a lot code printed on the back of the bag near the UPC code that reads 432C1KKM03 and a Best Before date of 8/5/15. No other PEDIGREE® products are affected, including any other variety of dry dog food, wet dog food or dog treats.
23100 10944PEDIGREE® Brand Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15 pound bags
At Mars Petcare US, we take our responsibility to pets and their owners seriously. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by this recall. Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-800-305-5206 or visit
*Affected product would only have been sold in Dollar General Stores in these cities:
  • Arkansas:
    • Perryville
    • cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis
Recalled Product Photos Are Also Available on FDA's Flickr Photostream.

The "softer"side of Chef Gordon Ramsey

Meet Rumples Ramsey.

Yes, this lovely English bulldog is the "softer side" of Chef Ramsey.
Who knew.

So, maybe, there is a nice guy underneath all that gruff exterior?

He actually gets all melty when he talks to him...

At 4:15 mark, Rumples makes an appearance. Do you think he ever got a taste of that Wellington???

One can only wonder.



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

What to do is you find a baby animal separated from the momma.

And, want to taste these?

Apple cake

Lemon blueberry cheesecake squares

See you at:
Hickory Veterinary Hospital:

 Acupuncture Seminar that will be held in Hickory's lobby from 6:30 to 7:30 PM. 

This seminar will give an introduction to veterinary acupuncture and its therapeutic benefits and will include live demos to show the different types of acupuncture we offer here at Hickory.

Dr. Redding will also hold a question and answer session to address your specific questions about how acupuncture can help your own pets.

If you have not already RSVPed, give us a call at (757) 548-1548. We look forward to seeing you all Wednesday!

Coffee, water and light refreshments will also be served.


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