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Posts from April, 2021

This is How the AHF Angel Fund Helps

When Joey and Caleigh (an LA County firefighter and a special ed teacher) discovered that their newly rescued Astro’s hips were dislocated, they reached out to the Beachside Animal Hospital in Capistrano Beach for an estimate.  Not only did Dr. Robert Grant give them an estimate, the hospital donated toward the surgery AND reached out to the AHF for Angel Fund help.

Read more about Astro and how he is doing here.


To help more families having financial hardship with injuries to their pets, consider donating to the AHF Angel Fund.

Almost 1700 Pet Deaths

From Soresto Flea and Tick Collars.

Why isn’t the FDA Doing Something?





Training and Behavior


from Animal Health Foundation

  1. The Other End of the Leash, Patricia McConnell; Ballantine Books
  2. Don’t Shoot the Dog, Karen Pryor; Bantam Books
  3. The Culture Clash, Jean Donaldson; James & Kenneth Publishers
  4. The Power of Positive Dog Training, Pat Miller; Howell Book House
  5. Positive Perspectives, Pat Miller; Howell Book House
  6. The Cautious Canine, Patricia McConnell; Dog’s Best Friend, LTD
  7. Feeling Outnumbered? Patricia McConnell, Karen London; Dog’s Best Friend, LTD
  8. Whole Dog Journal (800.424.7887) no ads just information
  9. Your Dog, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University – no ads just information (800.829.5116)



  • Take a Bow Wow – Dog Tricks , Virginia Broitmann, Sherry Lippman
  • Take a Bow Wow Take 2, Virginia Broitman
  • Click & Go, Deb Jones, PhD
  • Click & Fetch, Deb Jones, PhD
  • Click & Fix, Deb Jones, PhD





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The J. M. Smucker Co. Issues Limited, Voluntary Recall of Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food for Potential Salmonella Contamination

When a company announces a recall, market withdrawal, or safety alert, the FDA posts the company’s announcement as a public service. FDA does not endorse either the product or the company.


Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Pet Food
Reason for Announcement:
Potential Salmonella Contamination
Company Name:
J. M. Smucker Co.
Brand Name:
Meow Mix®
Product Description:
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food

Company Announcement

Orrville, OH – The J. M. Smucker Co. today announced a limited, voluntary recall of two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food (30LB bag) due to potential salmonella contamination. The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are impacted by this recall.

If pet parents have products matching the following description in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their cats and dispose of it immediately. This information can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Product Name Retail UPC Code Lot Code Best If Used By Date
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1081804 9/14/2022
Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food
30 LB Bag
2927452099 1082804 9/15/2022

Salmonella can affect cats eating a product contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and can spread to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands after having contact with their cat’s foods, food surfaces and/or cats that have been in contact with the impacted 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.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection in cats may include vomiting or diarrhea. Some cats may not develop diarrhea, but may have a decreased appetite, fever, and excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not appear sick but can spread infection to other animals and humans in the household.

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call 1-888-569-6728, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET or visit Link Disclaimer.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Company Contact Information