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Bad experience turned around

posted July 9th, 2013 by
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When it comes to buying pet food, I love buying online.

The ability to buy in bulk and have it show up on my doorstep, usually within a couple of days of placing the order, is amazingly convenient.

Plus, I don’t get the crazy cat lady looks when I roll up to the check out with 96 cans of cat food. Yes, that is what my four cats eat every four weeks.

So I was a little dismayed this evening when I opened a can of cat food and found that it had gone bad. I’ll spare you the details… it was not a pretty sight.

I started to wonder if maybe I shouldn’t be ordering my pet food online.

Where else should he wait for his dinner?

Hesitant to give up the convenience factor so easily, I sent a quick email (along with a photo of the offending food) to the website from which I placed the order.

In less than an hour, I had a reply email from customer service apologizing and letting me know that I would receive a new case of cat food the next day! And thirty minutes later, I received an email letting me know my order had shipped!

That sure beats driving around town to return some yucky cat food.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

 

Natural diets for pets

posted June 26th, 2013 by
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More and more people are choosing to feed their families healthier, but what about your furry family members?

Diet is one of the first places to start improving health and well-being and there are many options available when it comes to feeding your pets.

GreenAcres Market in Jenks will host a discussion on natural diets for dogs and cats this Saturday at 10 a.m.

Led by produce manager Rick Miller, topics will range from how to read labels on high quality kibbles or canned foods to raw diet plans.

Learn more at https://www.facebook.com/events/371117582988321/.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Natura Pet issues recall

posted June 18th, 2013 by
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Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling some lots of dry pet food because they are potentially contaminated with Salmonella, according to an FDA press release.

Not only can this impact the animals eating the products, but there is also a risk to the people who are handling the contaminated products. Especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands, according to the release.

The release also states:

“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.

“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.”

Consumers who have purchased any of the following dry pet foods should discard them:

Innova Dry dog and cat food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
EVO dry dog, cat and ferret food and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
California Natural dry dog and cat foods and biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
Healthwise dry dog and cat foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
Karma dry dog foods All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014
Mother Nature biscuits/bars/treats All Lot Codes, All UPC’s, All package sizes All expiration dates prior to 6-10-2014

 

Read the complete press release at http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm357630.htm?source=govdelivery.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]