On Friday, November 15th, we announced the to FDA that we would do a voluntary recall on a lot of Quest Beef Cat Food. The food was pulled by the MN Department of Agriculture. They ran a series of tests and were able to get one sample to test positive for Salmonella. We have done our own test on the same lot that showed a negative test result. Pathogens are not evenly distributed throughout a lot which is why the department of agriculture may have gotten a positive result when we got a negative.
Therefore in an abundance of caution, we are recalling Lot N128 – UPC 6-91730-17101-8 – Best buy 11/6/2020.
If you are a consumer and have any of the affected product please fill out this form and return it to the retailer you bought it from. They will verify the Lot Code and issue a refund for the affected product.
Retailers: If you have any affected product, please fill out this form and discard the product. We will credit you for the food.
Food safety is a priority of ours and we have already been to the plant to review manufacturing processes and discuss what more we can to minimize pathogen exposure.
It has been brought to our attention that another manufacturer has been making statements about our manufacturing processes that are unfounded. We have a non-disclosure agreement with our manufacturer which would inhibit the competitor to know what we are doing or plan to do.
We put these agreements into place to protect ourselves for circumstances just like this. We feel this other brand is very upset with the situation they find themselves in and are making emotionally charged statements. It would be our recommendation that if HPP is something they are against than they cease production until they can find a way to produce food in a way they can stand behind.
We believe in bringing up the raw pet food category as a whole. We do not attack other brands no matter how they produce their food because at the end of the day, whether you feed HPP food or non-HPP food, you have already taken a step in the right direction and are feeding fresh food. We thank you for that and so do your furry loved ones.
Have you ever heard the phrase ‘Look what the cat dragged in?’ Well, what about ‘what the cat coughed up?’ Most cats will occasionally throw up a hairball. However, if you find yourself cleaning up these unpleasant wads of hair more often than once or twice a year, your cat may be at risk of health problems like intestinal blockages. Here’s what you need to know about hairballs.
Frozen treats can help to cool down your pets during the intense summer heat. The frozen treats listed below are packed with superfoods making them a healthy pupsicle for your pets.
A survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) indicates that about 68% of U.S. households own a pet. Taking your furry friend on vacation is an exciting experience as you get to explore new places and spend some quality time with him. In this post, we share useful safety tips when traveling with your dog.
Dilated Cardiomyopathy is a pretty frightening word, and certainly not one you want to hear associated with the health of your beloved canine. This condition has been in the news a bit lately and can be especially worrisome to hear that certain forms of the condition may be related to diet. It’s worth taking a moment to understand the issue and what you as a pet parent can do to make sure the condition doesn’t affect your dogs.
Most dog owners go a long way to keep their four-legged friend healthy; routine checkups, regular exercise, quality food, and so on. But what about his dental health? According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), periodontal disease is the most common oral disease in dogs. A healthy dog’s teeth should be white and free of tartar and plaque. They should also not be broken or jagged.
Diarrhea is quite a common canine affliction as your pet will put almost anything in its mouth. This problem is a symptom of gastrointestinal issues and is characterized by loose, frequent stools which may be accompanied by abdominal pain and lethargy. Diarrhea varies in duration, intensity, and frequency from one dog to another.
While you might not be able to completely prevent diarrhea in your pet, knowing as much as you can about it could help you limit the occurrence of these nasty episodes.
Benefits of Kelp for Dogs
When slimy seaweed floats beside you in the water, it can startle you; but kelp is actually really good for both people and dogs.
Kelp is a natural source of amino acids; it is 25% protein with only 2% fat in this sea veggie. Kelp is known for its iodine, which is important for healthy thyroid function. While other plants from the sea are nutrients for dogs, kelp contains 60 different minerals and vitamins and 21 amino acids, making it a great ingredient to have in dog food.