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SoulPup Recall Alert: Check your bag’s expiration date; Natura widens dry dog food recall once again
NEW RECALL INFO FROM NATURA
Natura Pet has expanded its recall to include ALL Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. For dog owners, this includes the following brands: California Natural, Evo, Innova, Karma (not pictured) and Healthwise products. According to the company, Natura canned products and Mother Nature biscuits are not affected.
Type of Recall: Voluntary
Initial FDA Recall Announcement Date: March 18, 2013. Updated March 29, and again April 19.
Products: ALL Natura dry dog, cat and ferret food and treats that have expiration dates on or before March 24, 2014. For dog owners, this includes the following brands: California Natural, Evo, Innova, Karma (not pictured) and Healthwise products. According to the company, Natura canned products and Mother Nature biscuits are not affected.
Reason for recall: Potential contamination of Salmonella — bacteria that can affect animals eating the products. There also is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any exposed surfaces.
Distribution areas: Global. Products were sold at veterinary clinics, select pet specialty retailers, and online in the United States, Canada, Korea, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica.
What to do: If your product is affected and you would like a replacement, Naura asks that you download this form and follow the instructions. Visit their site for further instructions and read a letter from the company. You also can call Natura toll-free at 800-224-6123. (Monday – Friday, 8 AM to 5:30 PM CST).
TEATS INCLUDED IN THE RECALL (FROM NATURA)
Treats Included in Recall
Innova Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Herring & Salmon Formula Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Cat Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Herring Formula Dog Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Red Meat Formula Dog Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Turkey & Chicken Formula Dog Treats
EVO Wild Cravings Weight Management Dog Treats
No other Natura biscuits/bars are included.
Each week, we offer tips to help pets in your community.
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During times of tragedy, we work together for the common good. From Hurricane Katrina to the recent flooding in New England, we know that pets struggle when their owners struggle. Help ensure that pets in West, Texas are treated and reunited with their owners. If you see a tweet or Facebook post about emergency response or disaster locations, please retweet, Like or share it. Someone in your network may need the info.
How this helps
Access to this vital info helps pet owners locate emergency boarding or veterinary resources — reducing the risk of relinquishing furry companions to a shelter.
Each week, SoulPup.com will offer one quick, easy idea to help pets pets in your community. This week’s tip was inspired by our friends at Ahimsa House.
Did you know that providing a ride can actually save a pet’s life? A vast network of nonprofit pet rescue organizations across the country rely on volunteers to help transport adoptable pets from animal shelters to rescue facilities and foster homes. Some organizations, such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS.org), even provide free spay/neuter services and need volunteers to help out.
How this helps pets
Some pets desperately need vet care, but their owners live too far from the nearest clinic. Public transportation is not an option for larger dogs like my Lulu or skittish cats. In cases where domestic violence is involved, victims often report that their abuser has threatened the pet — and many women’s shelters prohibit animals. Rather than leave the pet, many victims will stay in life-threatening situations. Ahimsa House, a Georgia organization dedicated to helping people and pets escape domestic violence, frequently needs volunteers to pick up an animal and drop it off at a vet clinic for treatment. By providing that ride to a vet clinic or foster home, you help reduce the chance of a pet being sent to a shelter or enduring further abuse. Another very rewarding part of serving as an Ahimsa House transport volunteer is reuniting a pet with its owner.
Commitment level: Low
Register as a transport volunteer with pet rescue organizations in your community. Georgians can help Ahimsa House by clicking this link. You will get periodic emails when a transport need arises. If you are available, grab the keys and go!