Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

Be sure to keep your furry family members safe and happy this Halloween with these pet safety tips.

  1. Keep Candy away from Pets
  2. Put Pets in an area¬†where they can’t hear doorbells and trick-or-treaters
  3. Play Calming Music
  4. Put a Thundershirt on for Calming
  5. Give them a Special Pet Treat to enjoy
  6. Keep Cats and Dogs Inside

Dog Food Recall

Salmonella Outbreak Prompts Diamond Pet Food Recall!

” As of May 3, at least 14 people in the U.S. were infected with the same strain of Salmonella Infantis that was found in samples of dry dog food produced by Diamond Pet Foods’ manufacturing plant in Gaston, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Five of the U.S. outbreak victims required hospitalization. “

Read the full article on FoodSafetyNews.com

See the updated Diamond Pets Foods Recall Information. (Link no longer working)

Toxic Plants For Pets

Barbados Lily
Common Names: Amaryllis, Fire Lily, Lily of the Palace, Ridderstjerne
Toxic to dogs and cats

Spring has Sprung! Do you love having your pet outside with you? Make sure to be aware of all the hazardous plants– we don’t want any accidents.

Visit ASPCA.org for a compilation of the most frequently encountered plants that are toxic to animals. You can search by dog, cat or horse and print a list of toxic and non-toxic plants for each (a great reference for when you need it).

If you suspect that your pet might have eaten any plant that might be toxic, contact his/her vet immediately.

Product Alert: Dog Treats

DO NOT FEED your pet dog treats imported from China. FDA issued a warning in November 2011 “Pet treats imported from China can cause severe illness”. Dogs from puppies to seniors have been falling ill and dying and the only common event is that each of them ate dog treats imported from China. At this time the FDA is aware of the connection and is investigating. No formal recall has been announced at this time.

Best advice is to check all pet treats before giving them to your pet for ingredients and manufacturing. Buy only USA made and preferable human grade, organic ingredients.

Mt. Tabor Boarding & Grooming offers only USA made, human grade, organic pet treats.