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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Iams & Eukanuba: Voluntary Recall continues ...

Our furriend, Bev, of P&G Pet Care, sent us an email an' asked us to pass on this information to U.S. pet owners who feed their pets Iams an' Eukanuba foods ... We're happy to comply ...

"Earlier this week (Sunday 7/25/10) you may remember that P&G Pet Care announced a voluntary recall of two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal. We are expanding this recall to include all Iams Veterinary Formula Diets (dry), Eukanuba Naturally Wild, Eukanuba Pure, and Eukanuba Sensitive Skin." Bev sent pictures of the bags that we'll attach to this post ...

"Any other Iams or Eukanuba cat/dog diets, biscuits/treats or supplements are NOT included in this recall."

This is the press release from Proctor & Gamble:

Contact: P&G Consumer Relations – 877-340-8823
July 30, 2010

P&G Expands Voluntary Limited Recall of Specialized Dry Pet Foods
Due to Possible Health Risk

CINCINNATI, July 30, 2010 – The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) (NYSE:PG) is voluntarily expanding its recall to include veterinary and some specialized dry pet food as a precautionary measure because it has the potential to be contaminated with salmonella. No salmonella-related illnesses have been reported.

The following dry pet food products are included:

Product Name Version “Best-By” Dates UPC Codes

Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes

Eukanuba Naturally Wild All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes

Eukanuba Pure All dry sizes and varieties 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes

Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin All dry sizes 01Jul10 – 01Dec11 All UPC Codes

The affected products are sold in veterinary clinics and specialty pet retailers throughout the United States and Canada. No canned food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement. A full listing of UPC codes can be found at

These products are made in a single, specialized facility. In cooperation with FDA, P&G determined that some products made at this facility have the potential for salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling all products made at this facility.

Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. 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.

Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.

For further information or a product replacement or refund call P&G toll-free at 877-340-8823 (Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST).

Media Contact: Jason Taylor 513-622-3205

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vacation's nearly over

Mom's six-week "summer vacation" is over on Monday an' she has to start a new school year. We'd hoped that this year would be a little easier 'cuz she'd done all of the class prepping the last school year and could use this one to fine-tune the lessons. Nope. It's gonna be much, much harder an' more time-consuming 'cuz instead of just teaching sophomore English, she's now teaching AP English Language and Composition, English 11, English 12, and a CAHSEE class to twelfth graders who failed the CAHSEE multiple times. She hasn't taught English 12 since 1991. The last English 11 class she taught was in the fall of 1994. She's NEVER taught AP English before ... EVER! The only class she's taught recently is the CAHSEE class. It has four students in it, but it will seem like FORTY.

Perhaps now is the time to buy a Lotto ticket?


Monday, July 05, 2010

Happy Belated 12th Gotchaversary!

Mom couldn't help me to post on July 3rd, so I'm gonna say a happy BELATED 12th gotchaversary to Mr. Sparky Fuzzypants. Yay for Mr. Pants!