Week in Review: Huge Recalls, NASCAR Dogs, Puppy Superglued, Injury at PetSmart Grooming & More!

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Related Items: Recommended for you Click to comment Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Don?t forget to set your clocks forward an hour, and prepare to lose?an?hour of?snuggle time with your furkids.Catch up on all the dog news, stories, training, and lifestyle tips, tricks and advice you might have missed in this dog news week in review! From inspiring stories, breaking news, advice for dog moms and dads, and tips for training your furriest family members, a lot happens in a week!?Here are the top dog stories from this past week, all in one easy-to-read article! This week saw THREE important dog food & treat recalls. Police Responding to Domestic Disturbance Shoot, Kill Family Dog The Durham County Sheriff?s Office is conducting an internal investigation into the shooting death of a beloved family dog by officers responding to a domestic disturbance call. Required fields are marked * Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. ? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. . Now, that dog owner has launched a social media campaign to protect other pets from the same, or worse, fate at the hands of PetSmart groomers. Just a few short months later, Helena was returned by her adopter for being ?too nice? and wanted to be around them all the time. Adopted Dog Surrendered to the Shelter for Being ?Too Nice? Last October, 4-year old Helena was adopted by a family that Fulton County Animal Services hoped would give her the life she deserved. The Essential Guide to Raising a Puppy If you think your family is ready for a puppy, this guide will equip you with simple, clear, and effective information on how to raise a puppy. Puppy Found Abandoned with Eyes and Mouth Superglued Shut Wichita, Kansas animal rescue group,??is offering a substantial reward for information and tips that lead to the arrest of the person responsible for a horrific act of abuse against an 8-month old puppy found abandoned along a roadside with her eyes and mouth super-glued shut. Dog Suffers Hemorrhages to Both Eyes During Routine Grooming at PetSmart A North Carolina PetSmart store denies responsibility, but initiated changes to their grooming policies after an irate and heartbroken customer discovered broken blood vessels in both his dog?s eyes following a standard grooming appointment. Show This To Your Boss! Looking at Cute Puppies Makes You a Better Employee! Researchers at Hiroshima University have finally uncovered what we knew to be true all along ? looking at pictures of cute puppies (and other adorable baby animals) can make you more productive at work. Spring Forward! How to Make Daylight Savings Easier for your Dog This Sunday, March?11, at 2:00am, marks the beginning?of Daylight Savings time. They were (click headline for recall details): Man?s Best Friend is Around Every Turn at NASCAR?s Great American Race There?s something about NASCAR ? the sights, the sounds, the smell of rubber meeting road, the dogs? That?s right! Many race fans don?t realize dogs are as integral to race day as tires and motor oil.?For decades, dogs have arguably been as big a part of the lure and excitement of race day as the cars, the drivers, and, yes, the crazy crashes themselves

Just last month, a after being caught on camera mishandling a dog. And, last year, a??at a California store, a??only minutes after arriving to be groomed, and a??following a grooming at an Ohio store. It wasn?t until a Facebook post describing the events and photos of Gunner went viral that Batchelor received a return call. . Following the incident and diagnosis, Batchelor spent nearly a week trying to reach someone at PetSmart. Today, Gunner is recovering, although his eyes are still bloodshot and showing signs of inflammation. Concerned that Gunner had been choked or abused in some way, Batchelor visited an off-site veterinarian for a second opinion. Batchelor says, ?This abuse has to stop. To rule out any underlying medical condition, his veterinarian performed bloodwork that showed Gunner to be in otherwise great health. In December,??following separate grooming appointments at the same New Jersey store. Based on our investigation, we believe that the cause of Gunner?s injury occurred outside of his service at PetSmart.? Without even leaving the store, he rushed Gunner to the on-site Banfield Pet Hospital where he was diagnosed with hemorrhages in both eyes. Batchelor was heartbroken to see one-year-old dog Gunner ?obviously in distress, he was breathing hard, and his eyes looked really bad.? In addition and as a result of the hundreds of incidents at PetSmart salons around the country, Batchelor has started a until regulations are put into place that show PetSmart puts the welfare and well-being of pets at the top of their priority list.2308 SHARES A North Carolina PetSmart store denies responsibility, but initiated changes to their grooming policies after an irate and heartbroken customer discovered broken blood vessels in both his dog?s eyes following a standard grooming appointment. By the time he?d heard back from PetSmart, Batchelor had been contacted by hundreds of other pet parents making similar claims of injury and abuse at the hands of PetSmart groomers. Batchelor?s veterinarian explained how the hemorrhages may have occurred.? Still, despite denying any wrongdoing, PetSmart has initiated changes to their grooming policy to prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future, adding, ?As a result of this incident, however, we have updated our check-in process to include an expanded list of existing signs of stress such as excessive panting, redness in the eyes, trembling and resistance to entering the salon. PetSmart grooming salons around the country are no strangers to injury and death of dogs in their care. Required fields are marked * Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We will decline service if two or more of these signs exist. Gunner can?t tell me what happened so we have to be his voice. Batchelor declined PetSmart?s offer to pay his bills saying, ?it wasn?t about the money, it was about getting justice for Gunner? I don?t want anything from them, I just want to get the word to the public. ?Yes not all groomers are bad, but it only takes ones as we have seen to hurt your fur baby. I would hate to think that someone intentionally did this to your guy. ? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Since making this post I have been sent messages of from people who have had similar and even worse experiences with injuries to their Fur Babies at the hands of PetSmart,? Batchelor said in a . In that return call, PetSmart offered to pay Gunner?s veterinary bills in exchange for Batchelor deleting his Facebook post, retracting his statements, and signing a non-disclosure agreement. ?A neck leash that was too tight for a period of time would be the top differential for his diagnosis, subconjunctival hemorrhage. Michael Batchelor of Rocky Mount, NC, brought his English Bulldog, Gunner, to a local PetSmart for a routine grooming. I hope there were cameras and they show an innocent accident,? he wrote in an email.? In addition, PetSmart has made it policy to only use figure 8 or cross-body restraints on 5 breeds including?English Bull Dogs, French Bull Dogs, Pugs, Boxers and Boston Terriers.? PetSmart sent the following statement to , ?We completed an investigation and found our associates followed all protocol during Gunner?s grooming service. This can even happen by Gunner being really excited and pulling on his neck leash. Now, that dog owner has launched a social media campaign to protect other pets from the same, or worse, fate at the hands of PetSmart groomers. 2308 SHARES Related Items: Recommended for you 5 Comments 5 Comments Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. When he returned to pick the dog up, he immediately saw that something was wrong

?Consumers who purchased any of the recalled products with the affected lot code are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company via email at??or by phone at 1-800-775-3849, M-F, 8am-5pm PST. The recalled products were distributed nationwide in pet specialty and grocery retail stores. Pet owners who have this product matching this lot code in their homes are urged to discontinue use of the product. The supplier?s raw materials were used to produce each of these products: Item # REDBARN ? Product Description Best By Code Ending UPC 205001 Redbarn 5? Bully Stick BC 785184205006 207001 Redbarn 7? Bully Stick BC 785184207000 207016 Redbarn 7? Bully Stick 6pk BC 785184207161 209001 Redbarn 9? Bully Stick BC 785184209004 230001 Redbarn 30? Bully Stick BC 785184230015 236001 Redbarn 36? Bully Stick BC 785184236017 245002 Redbarn Steer Stick 6pk BC 785184245026 245010 Redbarn 5? Steer Stick 10pk BC 785184245101 247000 Redbarn 7? Steer Stick BC 785184247006 251005 Redbarn 7? Bully Stick 3pk BC 785184251058 290091 Redbarn 9? Bully 1lb Bag BC 785184290095 C207001 Redbarn 7? Bully BC 785184207017 C207016 Redbarn 7? Bully Stick 6pk BC 785184207062 C236001 Redbarn 36? Bully Stick BC 785184236116 Item# Chewy Louie ? Product Description? Best By Code Ending UPC 807101 Chewy Louie 7? Bully Stick BC 785184807019 Item# Good Lovin? ? Product Description? Best By Code Ending UPC 2729250 Good Lovin? 10pk Steer BC 800443272732 2729381 Good Lovin? 6pk Bully Stick BC 800443272862 2729410 Good Lovin? 7? Bully Stick BC 800443272893 2729461 Good Lovin? 5? Bully Stick BC 800443272947 2729532 Good Lovin? XL Bully BC 800443273012 207004 Prime Cuts 7? Bully Stick BC 800443104798 207005 Time for Joy Holiday 7? Bully BC 800443287781 207013 ?Prime Cuts 7? Bully 3pk BC 800443120446 Item# Dentleys ? Product Description? Best By Code Ending UPC 920068 Dentley?s 7? Bully Stick BC 737257479852 Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code to see if their product was affected. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. We came to this decision after being notified that the FDA tested a different lot of raw material from this supplier at Redbarn and it tested positive for?Salmonella. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. 819 SHARES Related Items: Recommended for you Click to comment Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. For more information about the recall . Required fields are marked * Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. You can use the illustration below as a guide. In total, 24 SKUs are affected. . ? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. 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. The recall expanded to include all lots of product manufactured with raw material from a single supplier because it has the potential to be contaminated with?Salmonella. If a pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact a veterinarian. Redbarn is expanding this recall to include all products manufactured from the raw material supplier of the first recalled product.?No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date.819 SHARES Redbarn Pet Products, LLC of Long Beach, CA is expanding their voluntary recall initially issued on February 9th?to include at total of 24 different product SKUs under the brand names Redbarn Naturals, Chewy Louie, Dentley?s, and Good Lovin?. Redbarn initiated a recall of a single lot of product in early February after being notified that a sample collected at retail by the Colorado Department of Agriculture tested positive for?Salmonella. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.?Salmonella?can affect animals eating the products, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. Affected products are listed below and have best by dates ending in?BC. All lots of Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley?s and Good Lovin? brand products listed below with best by dates ending in?BC?are included in this expanded recall. The recall is limited to products distributed March 2017 through February 2018. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. This supplier?s raw material was used to produce the Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Dentley?s and Good Lovin? brand products listed below with best-buy dates ending in?BC

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