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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

Contact
Consumer:
877-720-3335
Media:
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.
UPCDESCRIPTION
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 www.pedigree.com/update
*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
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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.


'vie



THANK YOU HOSTS!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wordless Wednesday



What to do is you find a baby animal separated from the momma.
http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/injured_orphaned_wildlife.html


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.


'vie





Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It's National DOG DAY!!!!

http://www.nationaldogday.com/#!main/c1o50

CELEBRATE IT!!!

ADOPT don't you dare SHOP!

I am confused... in my house, every day is DOG DAY!, But fine, I will go along to get along... I am easy going.  I will eat a celebratory meal. And anything else you got.

No diet today, right?

'vie

Yes, it is OUR Tasty Tuesday!



It is supposed to be about US. THE DOGS.  The faithful four leggeds. But the woman was thinking about hijacking this post and I am NOT even remotely going to let her get away with that!  Kol ehmmmm???  Are you asleep???? And let me tell you, in her circuitous pseudo logical approach, she tried to argue that a post about dessert that she is making for my dogtor is about "the four leggds". Nahhhh. 



Here was her rationalization, such as it is. 
Tomorrow, my Dogtor is hosting an open house/seminar on acupuncture  Here is the invitation:

Join us this Wednesday for our 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.


That last line is what you need to focus on. And focus hard because I am fully resentful. Momma tried stealing my tasty Tuesday because she is making hooman stuff for this event. Hooman as in not for dogs. The nerve.  The absolute chutzpah. The hypocrisy!  I am simply out of words.  I have been woofing and grumbling, but she as they say "OB livious!" 

So a bunch of hoomans, are going to get together and watch how needles are stuck on some poor four leggeds and my momma is making food for the hoomans on my Tasty Tuesday.  It is just as it sounds.OUTRAGEOUS. 

Auntie Robin, for real?  You are going too???? I can't.... 

You have a peace offering? Talk, I am listening , I am open minded. Deep breath.

What is that? Long bones? What are you doing? Roasting long bones for the marrow. Who is getting that? [I am about to have a hissy fit....] Oh. Really? That sounds all right. 

Momma is roasting some long bones because we are having marrow with our dinner.

I suppose I can live with that. here is her recipe:

INGREDIENTS
Marrow bones  [we use lamb because of allergies to beef, but you can use any long bone] She had our butcher cut them in 4/5 inch pieces.
Coarse kosher sea salt

DIRECTIONS
While some people skip this step, momma finds that "koshering" the bones actually makes the marrow taste better, cleaner.

1. To kosher, brine, remove the blood from the marrow, place the bones in a bowl of ice water with 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt per 1 cup water. Refrigerate for 12 to 24 hours, changing the water every 6  hours or so and replacing the salt each time. Drain and refrigerate until you are ready to cook the marrow. Be sure to use it within 24 hours or freeze the drained bones for up to 3 months.
2. Preheat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
3. Drain the bones and pat them dry. 
Place them in a roasting pan or like she does... in a cast iron skillet.
[She does put thyme on them sometimes, and a sprinkle of pepper- We like both, but not necessary]

If the bones are cut crosswise, place them standing up; if the bones are cut lengthwise, place them cut side up. Roast for 15 to 25 minutes, until the marrow has puffed slightly and is warm in the center. It is done when the bone marrow itself is HOT HOT HOT and leaking out of the bones.

Hoomans eat it hot on bread, Like butter. Moi, I like it cooled and served up with my food. It is more like a treat than a meal because it is very rich.  So, a little will go a long way.

Seriously delicious. Cheapo only gives us about a tablespoon. But hey at least she did not screw up tasty Tuesday.

Dr. Redding, I love you like a month of Sundays, but... needles???? I think I will stay home. Happily so.

'vie.


Monday, August 25, 2014

How to "work" the daddy.


This is not me. This is Juliet. she is "working" her daddy, uncle Bob.  She is "bonding him". Juliet knows that her momma cannot do this. :) She is short one fantaboulous tail and Bichon charm. Hey, it's a fact.  It's reality. Deal with it. Bichon girls have THE advantage. Cassie. Marie and Fiona  in that same household are secure and past the "teenage" years.  Wait Marie is not so secure, yet.  I have seen her lose it when her daddy is out of sight.  Once secure, the daddy bonding is much more subtle. It evolves. But Juliet is still in the learning phase. She has no brakes.  She goes all out. And uncle Bob tumbles head over heel...over and over and over...

Auntie Paula, turn a blind eye. It will hurt less. Go over to Kip and Toby and get your fix

That is really all you can do.

My momma is is nodding. She knows... And when my boy gets home this weekend and my daddy gets back, THEY ARE MINE.  Momma will quietly take her back seat until I am done.  I will let her peck them once,  but they are mine.

It is what it is...The "other woman" is thinner than you, younger than you, fluffier than you and... she will always be that. Sniff. Wagggg.  It's good to be Bichon.

'vie

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Happy DANCE time!!!

Egggsssss-tatic.   Fantaboulous news!  Wunnerful! Supercalifrrigilisticaldelizioso!


I can make up words!  It's MY blog!


It is time to do the happy dance because Reese has a forever home! Whooooohoooooooooo!!!!
Thank you Tidewater Bichon Frise Rescue!

Auntie Robin has made another heaven sent match.

Can you resist THAT face? [I taught him that look.] It is a hint a Tigre with a drip of Blue Steel and a dash of Silvieon4. It's patented.  You can use it.  I give you permission. "You" does not include my daddy. He just looks ridiculous when he tries it!

Reese, make us proud. Be the best Bichon you can be. And remember your TBFR family is always here for you.

Love, the dancing diva:
'vie



 Reese, let's JOIN BLACK AND WHITE SUNDAY!!!!  Ohh THAT looks works so well in Black and White!!!!  Need I say it?

Well then: ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!!!!!!

Nola and Sugar, gracious hosts, THANK YOU!



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