“Does anyone have any non- perishable goods not getting used up or willing to donate? Some senior citizens would love to have them. Santas for Seniors is doing a food drive to help some senior citizens in need. We would appreciate any and all donations and you can drop all non-perishables at our place. Just look for the sign and box below. And then we can haul to a drop off location for Santa’s for seniors for collection.”
Not-So-Jolly Holiday Hazards
Winter’s here, and we think we’re safe, but it’s still tick season. Ticks are active whenever the temperature rises above freezing, and can exist in ‘micro-climates’ (sunny, warm spots), even if the weather around the area is a bit cooler. With our irregular seasons, every month of the year has days where the temperature rises, and ticks become active. Call us for your pet’s refill, and keep away the winter blues…and ticks!
The J. M. Smucker Company Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific Lots of Special Kitty Wet, Canned Cat Food
The J. M. Smucker Company today announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of Special Kitty® wet, canned cat food due to health concerns potentially associated with ingredients believed to not meet the Company’s quality and safety standards.
The specific product is Special Kitty® Mixed Grill Dinner Pate. In addition to being sold individually this product is also sold as part of variety packs. If pet parents have any of the products below in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of the product.
Ingesting impacted product may cause nausea with excessive salivation, diarrhea or vomiting to more severe symptoms including difficulty walking, seizures and, in extreme situations, death. Pet parents are encouraged to contact their cat’s veterinarian immediately if their cat is displaying any of these symptoms.
These products are sold in grocery stores nationwide and online. No other Special Kitty® products are impacted by this recall. The investigation thus far indicates that the impacted product appears to have been manufactured during a single day. The Company is continuing to investigate the situation to minimize the chance of future concerns.
Pet parents with product questions should call 888-569-6767 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET. If pet parents would like to share information about this recall with the FDA they are encouraged to do so through the agency’s reporting portal: https://www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov/.
This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Note: This recall notice does NOT explain the cause of the recall, very concerning that the FDA allowed a press release to go out without a cause explained to pet owners.