Dogswell recalls Catswell Vitakitty cat treats

Another Friday pet food recall, this one for cat treats.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 27, 2012 – Arthur Dogswell LLC, Los Angeles, CA 90025, is voluntarily recalling 1051 cartons packed as either 10 or 50 packages per case of Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins because it has the potential to contain propylene glycol. High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The VitaKitty treats were distributed nationwide via retail stores and mail order from April 13th through June 14th, 2012. This product is packaged in a re-sealable 2 ounce orange plastic bag with a clear window. The VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins lot codes affected are as follows: SEW12CH032701/03c and SEW12CH032702/03c with a best before date of 09/10/13 and 09/11/13, respectively (UPC code 8 84244 00057 2). Lot codes can be found on the bottom right backside of the package.

“We are taking this voluntary action because it is in the best interests of our customers and their feline companions,” says Marco Giannini, CEO and Founder. “We will be working with the FDA in our continued commitment to ensure that we meet FDA guidelines.”

The recall resulted from a routine surveillance sample collected by the Company and the Food and Drug Administration. Arthur Dogswell has ceased distribution of the affected product.

Consumers who have purchased VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins from the affected lot codes are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If the affected product was purchased online, consumers should contact the internet retailer to understand their specific return and refund process. Consumers with questions may contact Arthur Dogswell at 1-888-559-8833 from 8AM to 5PM PST, Monday through Friday, or leave a message at any time.

You’ll find the recall on the FDA website here: Arthur Dogswell LLC Voluntarily Recalls Catswell Brand Vitakitty Chicken Breast With Flaxseed And Vitamins Because Of Possible Health Risk and on the Catswell website.

Hey Dogswell, thanks for putting the recall on your website, but why did you wait until Friday to announce it? I’m sure I’m not alone in wanting to know why you didn’t announce it during the week when more pet owners would see it. I know somebody from Dogswell is reading this, so please enlighten us.


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Mange Mites — Will mange mites bite my family?

Education on mange. Learn the answer to Will mange mites bite my family? This video contains information on pet health.

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Taking care of Annie Maguire is the pet-sitting equivalent of winning the Irish Sweepstakes. The Maguires’ home is one of the more comfortable residences on the island, and Annie is intelligent, affectionate and humorous. So let’s just say that I don’t shrink from the prospect of staying in that gorgeous home, taking care of that lovable dog.
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GIVEAWAY // Win a $150 Gift Certificate to Jigsaw London!

Today I’m thrilled to be partnering with the amazing Jigsaw London for a truly fantastic giveaway!  Jigsaw has been July’s featured sponsor here on Bubby and Bean (you can read my interview with them right here), and I’ve seriously fallen in love with their classic, British-inspired clothing and accessories. In fact, I am officially jealous of the lucky reader who is going to win a $ 150 gift certificate to spend shopping on Jigsaw’s website


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8-Year-Old Girl Raises Money For Dog’s Operation

Kate Jackson of Adopt-A-Golden said, “She had done so much research into the golden retriever breed. It was her idea to start raising money to take care of his operation, so when it came time for Adopt A Golden to look for someone to help with the recovery, we couldn’t think of a better person.”

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How to separate a tick from a cat?

Question by Robert R: How to separate a tick from a cat?
Dear all,

My beloved pet tick recently came home with an unwanted cat attatched. I have heard that you can use tweezers to remove the cat, but I seek clarification- is there any danger the tick may become infected by some kind of cat-borne disease? Also, how can I safely dispose of the cat?

Best answer:

Answer by Eric K
A lighter to the butt of the tick..the heat will make it retract from your little buddy…try not to get his hair…

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The Fake Throw

Expecting to see it in the air somewhere….
She is starting to wonder what is going on, but is still listening hard for it to land somewhere.  She is looking back to me to get a clue in terms of the direction it has gone.
When no clue is forthcoming, she finally spots it still in my hand and she can relax her vigilance and go back to just looking expectant.

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24,570 customers with the new selling system?

HealthyPetNet just released a new sample pet food bag for dog food and cat food that comes with some amazing trial run statistics. Out of 500 sample bags given out, over half of the recipients became customers and one in twelve became a rep.

The conclusion you can draw is this:

If you give out twelve sample bags every month, you’re going to pick up six new customers and one new rep. And you do this every month.

If you teach your new rep how to give out twelve sample bags per month, it’s likely that THEY’LL pick up six new customers and one new rep. And they do this every month. And you teach them how to support THEIR new reps.

And so on.

So I wondered what kind of money you could make if you worked the business like this? Because honestly, while I can rake in new customers and have quite a few good reps, I haven’t made building a rep base my focus. I sure will now!

I had to figure it out in MS Excel. Correct me if you see something wrong, but I calculated based on me getting 6 new customers and one new rep every month, and showing every new rep how to do the same thing.

For contrast, if all I do is build it for customers and I get 6 new customers a month, times twelve months, that’s 48 new customers.

This model allows for each of the new reps getting 6 new customers a month.

Total Customers Total Reps
1……. 6…………….. 1
2…… 18……………. 3
3…… 42……………. 7
4…… 90…………… 15
5…… 186…………. 31
6…… 378…………. 63
7…… 762…………. 127
8…… 1530………. 255
9…… 3066……… 511
10…. 6138……… 1023
11…. 12282……. 2047
12…. 24570…… 4095

They say that customers average $ 80 per order but my experience is that it’s more like $ 100 per order because there are so many multi-pet people. (And no, I haven’t noticed sales dropping off with this economy. People who treat their pets this well are usually quite committed to high quality pet foods. They cut back in other areas).

So, say, $ 100 per month average order per customer * 24,750 customers = $ 2,475,000 retail sales per month throughout your downline.

Holey toledo! THIS is network marketing! Building an organization and earning a little bit based on your network’s efforts.

I don’t have any problem getting customers — and by the way, if you follow my methods you can do it on the Internet without necessarily having to invest in the sample bags, although I do give them out often — I just need to shift my focus to building a good rep structure. One rep per month EACH for myself and my sister. THAT’s my new goal!

Are you with me?

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Question by Jackie: Tick??????
Yeah my male chihuahua has a tick and i know how to get it out [tweezers] but i dont want to leave the head in so im not sure..

should i go to the vet instead and make them pull it out? Or is that silly and a waste of money, and i should do it?

Best answer:

Answer by Ista
Just pull of the tick. It’s very rare for the head to separate. If it does, get your trusty tweezers and pull that off too!

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