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A few nice Tick images I found:

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Tick, a species of Ixodidae. Royal National Park, NSW Australia, February 2012.

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Tick, a species of Ixodidae. Royal National Park, NSW Australia, February 2012.

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More Reasons to Use Dog Poop Bags

More Reasons to Use Dog Poop Bags

There are other reasons that people who own dogs should know about when it comes to using dog poop bags . Everyone knows that when they use these, they are showing respect for other people’s property. They understand that not everyone has dogs and such. However, there is still another reason for someone to consider using the dog poop bags.

 

Hygiene is one reason that some need to think about this. This smells bad and no one wants to smell this in their yard. They might even step in it and track it unknowingly to other locations. Some things that people don’t understand is that there are parasites that thrive in dog feces. That is another thing as they can pass this to other animals or something of the sorts. This is something that a person has to think about when they are walking their dogs and don’t cleanup as they go.

 

Something else that some might not have thought about when it comes to using dog poop bags would be that if you don’t pick up after your animal, you could be fined if the police catch you. All it takes is one person to complain. If they do this, you could be looking at a nice hefty fine that you are going to need to pay. Many have found that they have had to pay hundreds of dollars. This is because it is your mess to clean up when you use dog poop bags.

 

The other thing is that it’s just the right thing to do. You would hate if someone did this to you if you didn’t have a dog. You can’t blame yourself if you didn’t have a dog and you had dog droppings in your home. Therefore, you need to be sure that you show the same respect of others. It’s simple to do when you use dog poop bags. So, that shouldn’t be too much of an issue either.

 

The last thing is that it’s healthy on the dogs. Dogs do some nasty things if you haven’t spent too much time around them. They often times play in other dogs feces just due to the fact that they pick up the scent. Going back to the previous paragraph where dogs often times have parasites in their feces, then they will find that they could get the parasites themselves and this could cause some problems later down the road. All of these things are things to consider when you are looking for even more reason as to why to use these.

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Colorblock >> Meet Rouge and Whimsy

Today’s post is a special interview with this month’s featured sponsor, Erika of Rouge + Whimsy.  Erika has a super cute lifestyle blog, designs her own line of gorgeous handmade colorblock bags, and is an all-around sweet lady. I hope you guys enjoy this look at what inspires Erika and makes her tick!

Hi Erika!  Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Where do you live, and what you do for a living besides blogging and making your totes?
I’m Erika and I’m a self-professed creative. I live in a 1940s bungalow with my husband and my crazy little Corgi dog that we nicknamed Monster. (His real name is Nesby.) I do have a day job at a big ol’ company in downtown Seattle in marketing but my blog and shop are my true passions and satisfy my creative needs.

How did you become interested in making tote bags?
I’ve always been a little purse obsessed and my mom is actually a very talented seamstress who has made me gorgeous bags in the past. She no longer has time to do that for me, so she encouraged me to start making them. I wanted to create something that was handmade but that didn’t necessarily look handmade – so I chose to do leather handles, rather than fabric handles, and choose solid colors or minimal prints for my bags.

What are your favorite materials to work with?
I love working with leather and I really hope to do more so with it. I’m just dabbling right now with leather handles, but wish to expand. I also have a big fabric obsession and can spend hours browsing designer fabric online.

What types of things inspire you in your work?  Are there any other artists or businesses who have influenced you?
My mother is a huge inspiration. At age 50 she began her dream job of rehabbing foreclosed homes and has been very successful. Her drive and creativity inspires me. Other business-savvy ladies – Leonora of Yellow Heart Art and Julie of Julie Ann Art, have been huge cheerleaders for me. Inspiration-wise, I love prints. I am in no way a graphic designer and seeing the color pairings in shops like Mary Kate McDevitt and Laura Amiss are huge creative boosts.

The Bubby and Bean blog focuses on living a creative lifestyle.  Aside from making your bags, are there other things you particularly enjoy creating?
My husband and I own our house and it’s a bit of a fixer. Creating a home (on a strict budget) has been a beautiful yet challenging process. I also really love to cook and am attempting to garden. (So far I can only grow lettuce.)

If you had to pick one of your designs that was your favorite, what would it be?
My coral and gray bag is actually my all-time favorite.  I love the coral color and the ditsy yellow print inside makes me smile.

Where do you see yourself and/or your business in 5 years?
In five years I would love to be self-employed with my bags being carried nationally somewhere other than my own shop. I would love to be blogging and writing, maybe considering print publication? And maybe, just maybe, there could be a baby somewhere in the picture or near future..

One of our most popular series on Bubby and Bean is ‘Friday is For Favorites.’  Tell us your favorite of each of the following:  color, movie, food, band
Color: coral  //  Movie: When Harry Met Sally  //  Food: Pie  //  Band: Florence + the Machine

Thank you Erika for sharing a little about yourself and your work with us!  Make sure you guys pay Erika’s shop a visit so you see all of the pretty handmade bags in her collection.  Erika has also generously created a special coupon just for Bubby and Bean Readers  >>  Take 15% off your entire order in the Rouge + Whimsy Shop through June 30th with code BUBBYANDBEAN

You can also find Erika on her blog, Facebook, and Twitter.  And be sure to check back later this month for a pretty awesome giveaway featuring Rouge + Whimsy!

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Tami. We're sorry to know that your distaste for a training collar runs so deep, but everyone has their buttons — and some buttons are bigger than others!
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Which flea topical is best for cats and dogs?

Flea Topical
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Question by : Which flea topical is best for cats and dogs?
I’m trying to find a good flea topical for my cat and dog. The fleas are moving into the house and I need to get rid of them!

Best answer:

Answer by BYBs kill dogs and puppies
Front line use it on both my dogs and my cat and never had fleas but you also need to treat the surrounding areas as well with sprays flea bomb what ever you choose to use

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Time for another edition of Friday is for Favorites!  For new readers, ‘Friday is for Favorites’ is my (almost) weekly series where I become a rebel, and break all of my own rules of design cohesiveness to which I normally adhere on the Bubby and Bean blog.  No themes, trend collections, or matching aesthetics here.  Just a gathering of a few random things that I happen to be loving this particular week.

1. This absolutely gorgeous photo by Nicole Wu is proof that a messy braid with some tiny white wildflowers woven into it is pretty much the chicest hairstyle one could possibly sport this summer.  At least in my eyes.   

2. Be honest – would it be excessively weird if I packed a peanut butter sandwich and apple in this awesome geometric print lunch bag from ModCloth, just to carry it upstairs to my home office?  Because I think I’m gonna.

3. Those of you who are old like me will remember watching film strips in elementary school, and the endless entertainment that was provided by projecting hand shadow puppets on the screen when the film strip ran out.  This poster by Miss Quite Contrary on Etsy is exactly what I need to recreate such shadow puppets on my living room wall.  (Incredibly immature for my age, and proud of it.)

4. Have you guys seen the latest lookbook from ShopRuche.com?  It’s called “The Tuscan Sun,” and it basically makes me want to pack a suitcase full of floral, summery dresses and hop the first plane to Italy.  It’s full of pretty, feminine clothing and colorful jewelry, and set among lush, tree-filled landscapes that naturally beckon super romantic things like picnics with freshly baked bread and homemade sangria and mason jars filled with wildflowers. Sigh.

5. These images are part of an editorial called “Silent Spring” from a Serbian magazine called FAAR.  They are equal parts gorgeous and strange, and that is why I love them.

6. I’m not entirely sure why, but I’ve been having an overwhelming urge to have a full-on summertime backyard barbecue party, complete with veggie dogs and watermelon and lemonade and canned beer and s’mores.  Also, I’d like to incorporate a checkered table cloth and this retro-style Barbecue Condiment Set, and maybe some cool hanging lights and, like, sparklers and stuff.  Never mind that I don’t have a backyard and could probably only squeeze about 8 people onto my back deck (if we completely removed the table and chairs) – I will make this happen.  Mark my words.

7. Sunday is Father’s Day, so of course my papa john made the list of favorites this week, duh!  Really though, he is a rad guy who undoubtedly deserved the “coolest dad” title that my friends awarded him when we were growing up.  When my sister and I were little girls, he used to do things for us that I don’t think I truly fully appreciated until I became an adult myself.  These things include but are not limited to going for “nature walks” to look for interesting rocks and big trees, making pinhole cameras and developing the film ourselves in his darkroom, bringing home rolls of printing paper from work so massive that we could trace our entire bodies and color them in accordingly, and having “music afternoons” full of Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan records.  This is one of my favorite pictures of him, taken from the catalog of a knitwear company called Perennial Designs in the ’70s.  I think it’s a pretty amazing picture, but the best part of it is his reaction (rolling of the eyes/flushing of the cheeks) when I remind him that he once modeled.  Pretty priceless.

Any fun plans this weekend?  One of my oldest and bestest buddies and his girlfriend are coming into town tonight, and we’re going to go out to a fancy (or not-so-fancy) dinner, followed by participation in general mayhem throughout the city.  They leave tomorrow afternoon, and I’m thinking tomorrow night will be a nice relaxed evening on the couch (ie recovering from the previous night).  On Sunday afternoon/evening, we’re going to head out to my dad’s for Father’s Day and will likely have a casual outdoor dinner or something equally chill.  (My dad’s not in to big productions.  He completely forgot it was Father’s Day this weekend until I reminded him yesterday, and his response was a semi-annoyed groan/sigh.  That’s my pops.) I’m also hoping that on Sunday morning, Robbie and I can hit up an estate sale, go get some veggies from our favorite local farm, or go take some pictures somewhere.  It’s been a while since we’ve both been in town on the same weekend, and I’ve been missing our dorky weekend day-date adventures.  Even though the band has been on the road much less frequently over the last 6 weeks, we’ve both been so busy that it’s been a challenge to find any real hang time for the just the two of us.  I’m ready.

I hope that your Friday is especially awesome, and that your weekend is even better.

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Inuit got cancer from Paleo Diet – Arctic Eskimos had babies with horrible birth defects, bone disease & lice – WAPF, Crossfit, Ancestral Primal Native Paleolithic Diet is now ruled Unhealthy

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Inuit got cancer from Paleo Diet – Arctic Eskimos had babies with horrible birth defects, bone disease & lice – WAPF, Crossfit, Ancestral Primal Native Paleolithic Diet is now ruled Unhealthy
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INUIT BODIES WERE INFESTED WITH CARCINOMA, LESIONS, MEAT PARASITES, LICE, BONE DISEASE, HAD PIN-WORMS, AND ALL THE INUITS TEETH HAD FALLEN OUT WHILE ON TRADITIONAL PALEOLITHIC DIET.

INUIT ARE NOW CONFIRMED TO HAVE GOTTEN CANCER WHILE ON PRIMAL NATIVE PURELY PALEO DIET. IN PRIMITIVE TIMES AND BEFORE ANY WESTERN CONTACT.

INUIT MUMMIES WERE UNEARTHED:

THE MUMMIES OF ARCTIC INUIT PEOPLE LIVED OVER FIVE CENTURIES AGO.

THIS IS PRIOR TO WESTERN CONTACT, SO THEY ARE EXEMPLARY OF BEING A TRADITIONAL, PRIMAL, PRIMITIVE, MEAT-BASED DIET.

UNAFFECTED BY ANY WESTERN DIET.

OBSERVE THE FOLLOWING AUTOPSY RESULTS:

01 – THE INUIT WERE CONFIRMED TO HAVE CANCER, WHILE EATING A PURELY NATIVE PALEO STYLE DIET.

02 – THE INUIT BODIES WERE RIDDLED WITH CARCINOMA, WHILE EATING WHOLLY NATURAL TRADITIONAL WILD FOODS.

03 – THE INUIT WHILE ON THEIR PALEO PRIMAL DIET WERE FOUND TO HAVE EXTENSIVE BONE JOINT LESIONS.

04 – THE INUIT GAVE BIRTH TO CHILDREN WITH BIRTH DEFECTS WHILE EATING PALEOLITHIC TYPE DIET.

05 – THE INUIT WERE FOUND TO HAVE GIVEN BIRTH TO A CHILD WITH DOWNS SYNDROME (SLOPED FOREHEAD, DEMENTED) WHILE ON PALEO DIET

06 – INUIT BODIES WERE FOUND STRICKEN WITH PERTHES DISEASE, A WASTAGE & DISINTEGRATION OF THE LEG BONE (HIP), AND MAY HAVE GONE LIMP.

07 – A FEMALE INUIT, ON THE INUIT TRADITIONAL PRIMAL SOLUTION DIET, WAS POSSIBLY HIT WITH BREAST CANCER.

08 – THE INUIT CANCER IN THE WOMAN HAD METASTICIZED AND SPREAD THROUGHOUT HER BODY IN MULTIPLE LESIONS WHILE EATING PALEO.

09 – ALL OF THE INUIT PERSON’S TEETH HAD FALLEN OUT, WHILE EATING PALEO, AND APPEARED TO BE INFECTED WITH GUM DISEASE.

10 – WHILE ON THE MEAT BASED PALEO DIET, THEY GOT INFECTED WITH PINWORMS – SMALL PARASITES LIVING IN THEIR ABDOMEN, OFTEN SOURCED FROM INGESTING MEAT.

11 – ALL OF THE PALEO INUIT MEAT-EATERS WERE INFESTED WITH HEAD LICE – NITS. AS WELL AS EGG-LARVAE.

THUS, THE INUIT ARE NOW CONFIRMED TO HAVE CANCER. – AND BIRTH DEFECTS, AND BONE WASTAGE, AND PARASITES, AND LICE, AND WORSE.

AND THE INUIT GREW TUMOURS AND CANCER ALL DURING THE TIME THEY WERE EATING A PRIMAL NATIVE PALEOLITHIC DIET.

(Note: No citations of anecdotes such as some early explorer in the 1900′s visiting the Inuit failing to ‘notice’ any cancer can be used. This is because these so-called explorers were conducting their activities prior to the advent of X-rays and other modern cancer detection equipment, therefore they only saw none because they only used their eyes, they didn’t have x-ray equipment. Therefore no such accounts from Weston A. Price, or Vilhalmur Stefannson, etc can ever be used as proof of such a negative.

This example is noteworthy because these were mummies, which existed even prior to Weston A. Price, or Stefannson, and in fact even pre-dated human western european contact, therefore there is no contamination of the diet by western influences at all, it did not exist. Plus, the fact that these mummies were unearthed preserved from the frozen arctic now, in the time of modern medicine, allowed the true diagnostics of x-rays and modern cancer detection equipment to be used to spot the extensive infection with tumours and cancers that were not detected by the naked eye by some early explorer. Lo and behold it turns out the Inuit were infested with cancer afterall. As detailed in the Inuit autopsy records.)

CITATION: Hansen, J., Meldgaard, J., and Nordqvist, J. (Eds.) (1991). The Greenland Mummies. London: British Museum Press.

LINK: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1036621/pdf/medhist0…

WITNESS THE FOLLOWING:

"THE GREENLAND MUMMIES"

JENS PEDER HART HANSEN, J0RGEN MELDGAARD, and J0RGEN NORDQVIST (editors)

London, British Museum Press, 1991, pp. 192, illus., £14.95 (0-7141-2500-8).

The Greenland mummies, first published simultaneously in Danish and Greenlandic in 1985, is a most handsome and readable book, lavishly illustrated, and of interest to the specialist anthropologist and non-specialist alike.

It recounts the discovery and scientific investigation of the bodies of six women and two children of Inuit culture buried in 1475. They were members of a small community at Qilakitsoq, a settlement on the western coast of Greenland, 450 km north of the Arctic circle. The finding of the mummies in October 1979 by two brothers out ptarmigan hunting is told in an absorbing account that one of them wrote to a friend. The professional investigation of the graves is also described in a personal way that involves the reader in the excitement of the event.

This is followed by a discussion on dating technique and the process whereby the bodies were preserved (mainly of interest to the amateur) and a most significant chapter is devoted to the scientific investigation of the mummies.

Routine physical anthropological examination was carried out, and extensive use made of clinical X-radiography.

The precise determination of adult ages by this method does somewhat stretch credibility, and for the specialist more explanation would have been of interest.

* But the reproduction of the X-rays is excellent, and the range of palaeopathological lesions exhibited is extensive, including a child with Down’s syndrome and Perthes disease.

* A most interesting skull radiograph is reproduced of a female mummy 11/8, which shows numerous erosive bone lesions, and it is suggested that these are metastatic carcinomatous deposits.

* Unfortunately the preservation of her soft tissues was poor, so the authors are unable to suggest a possible primary neoplasm in this case; breast carcinoma seems likely.

* Dental disease in the mummies is analysed and the chewing of sealskin is proposed to account for attrition.

* It was also found that all the bodies were infested with head lice and at least one had intestinal pinworm infestation.

Tissue typing was carried out and interesting proposals regarding family relationships of the mummified bodies are made.

There is much fascinating information in this book ranging from contemporary Inuit ideas on death and burial ritual, to tattooing, clothes, and living conditions in fifteenth-century western Greenland in general.

Keith Manchester, University of Bradford

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EVEN MORE INSTANCES OF INUIT INFESTED WITH CANCER:

Inuit have the worst longevity statistics in North America. Research from the past and present shows that they die on the average about 10 years younger and have a higher rate of cancer than the overall Canadian population.

STUDY: "Colorectal cancer incidence is now as high among First Nations men as for …..
the lung, breast, and colon, have increased (Friborg 2008). Cancer is the ….
cancer rates are among the highest in the world among the Inuit.8 … 8 “Canadian
Inuit have top rate of lung cancer”; Caroline Alphonso, Globe and Mail"

LINK: 64.26.129.156/cmslib/general/AFN%20Cancer%20Screening%20R…

STUDY: "CANCER IN CIRCUMPOLAR INUIT 1969-1988"
"Rates of cancer of lung, cervix, nasopharynx and salivary glands among Inuit were among the WORLD’S HIGHEST as were rates in women of oesophageal and renal cancer."

LINK: informahealthcare.com/doi/abs/10.3109/02841869609096996
LINK: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1580163/pdf/pubhealt…

STUDY: "Paleopathological studies of arctic populations "prior to contact" – 5 pre-contact skeletons representing 4 Eskimo populations, Aleuts, etc were found and examined. "The analysis revealed that both groups (of Primal Paleo Diet Eskimos) suffered from a variety of health problems prior to contact, including iron deficiency anemia, trauma, infection, and various forms of dental pathology." – Am J Phys Anthropol 107:51–70, 1998

LINK: onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/(SICI)1096-8644(199809)107:13.0.CO;2-G/abstract

Paleolithic Bodybuilder – Paleo Diet Crossfit Exercise Paleolithic Caveman Richard Nikoley PaleoHacks Bodybuilding -2
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Grok is pale, from living in a cave. Things living in a cave turn pink and white, like albinism, or a cave mushroom. Ice Age paleo man would also be pale and sickly looking, because in the arctic he’d get no sun. Paleo man in the arctic didn’t go to the beach.

The Paleo Diet, espoused by Mark Sisson, Robb Wolf, Richard Nikoley and others, is based on the principle of do what Grok the Caveman did. That means they and you are to live in a cave and turn pinky white.

This is probably why they calle it the PALE eo Diet.

That, plus your face when you see that according to Robb Wolf and The Paleo Diet, you have to do what Grok did, and Grok probably ate lice, raw offal meat, hair, eggshells, parasites, and botfly maggots.

Many people "believe" that "The Paleo Diet" (the one in their books) is actually what paleolithic man ate. This is not true. The Paleo Diet is not thousands of years old and what mankind evolved to eat for thousands of years, it’s a few years old, concocted in a fad diet book that they are pushing, to feed their checkbook by chewing pieces out of yours. If you don’t think so, ask yourself or the guy telling you you have to go paleo, How many MAGGOTS do you eat? If they say none, or just look at you funny, remind them that meat draws botflies within merely a few minutes, sorry grok can’t fan all of them away, they land and lay eggs, which turn into larvae in the meat, and maggots. Grok ate more than a few maggots.

Remember Cavemen also didn’t have refrigerators. If some caveman can eat only a few ounces or grams, and the beast he theoretically killed weighs upwards of a thousand pounds or 500 kilos, that means he can’t eat it in one sitting. So it’s gotta sit. Warm meat. Perhaps out in the african noon day sun, or sittin in some dirt. Or drug into a mouldy dank mildewed cave, and it would begin to rot.

Caveman Grok couldn’t put any food in a freezer, so technically if you are on the paleo diet, you cant either. You have to leave your food and meat out. Not just in your house, but OUT. As in outside, in the sun, and where flies can land on it. Afterall, it’s what grok did. Plus, according to Robb Wolf and Mark Sission, you not only ‘should’ do this, you were explicitly DESIGNED for it! Because according to their paleo diet, you are expressly evolved to eat maggots. In fact, you should be inborn with a desire to eat them and have your brain wired to the idea they are delicious. That is, if you subscribe to the paleo diet.

Paleo food is full of maggots. It would also be potentially infected with viruses, such as AIDS, SARS, Bird flu, H1N1 virus, swine flue, spanish flu, trichinosis, brucellosis, ecoli, fecal bacteria, and Scabies.

Naturally, your brain right now is wired to think these are scrumptious sounding! Afterall, the paleo diet says you EVOLVED precisely to eat these. And, according to paleo, you can eat it and not get sick, because afterall, if you’d been eating it for thousands or millions of years, you’d be immune to salmonella, ecoli, giardia, cryptosporidia, sars, aids, and anthrax by now as a human, right?? This is what Robb Wolf, Richard Nikoley and Loren Cordain and whoever signed you up for that crossfit class and wants yout to go paleo, want you to believe.

Crossfit is now widely regarded as a humiliation. It’s considered a laughing-stock of the fitness world, sort of like disco rollerskates and the mullet. It involves doing burpees and some pushups. Running around, and pretending you’re going up steps. Crossfit is often ridiculed as "Paleo Pilates!" (the woman’s light exercise).

Cavemen didn’t have olympic barbells. Not even dumbbells. And certainly not the fushigi of fitness fads: the kettle bell. If you see anyone with a kettlebell, you know immediately they’re into the latest fad diet, might as well have been into spandex in the 80′s. Sorry, Grok didn’t use kettle-bells. Especially little pink rubber coated 2 pound ones.

If you are doing ANY weightlifting, or using iron plates, barbells, kettlebels, dumbbells, any machines, leg presses, cables, nautilus, treadmills, etc, sorry but you’re not Paleo Crossfit. And since we see No structures in paleolithic archeological digs, cavemen didn’t run around with stones, or logs, or stumps, they ran around after animals with a tiny pointed stick. Probably more often ran AWAY from the animal in the opposite direction. And with meat lying around, the carnivores would smell it for miles and end up making Grok their next meal. Carnivorous wild animals don’t eat fruit, so if Grok had that, the carnivores would have left him alone, and would have had higher survival rates. A diet of meat would have meant predators smell the stink and would have led to paleo man’s more likely death and eventual extinction.

Thus this is why crossfit and paleo are horrible for bodybuilders. Lack of protein, parasites that would eat muscle and cause tissue degeneration, diseases that would waste muscle tissue, body odor, bad breath, vomiting in cross-fit puke-buckets, no weights or barbells, just what amounts to esentially warmup ‘calisthenics’ (burpees and jumping jacks, and pushups), which is not sufficient to build bodybuilder class muscle mass.

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May 24, Delaney is now Gluten-Free and Poultry-Free

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FDA investigating a second Diamond Pet Foods plant due to salmonella

Diamond Pet Food recallThe Diamond Pet Foods recall just seems to get uglier and uglier by the day. The recall, first announced in April, has grown to include a number of dog and cat foods manufactured at their Gaston, South Carolina plant. However, the most recent addition to the recall was for some of their Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb & Rice Formula manufactured in their Meta, Missouri plant. Now the FDA is investigating that plant as well. (Diamond has another plant in California. There’s no word yet of recalls of food coming of that plant.)

All of the food recalled has been due to Salmonella. But, according to the FDA, there are two different strains of Salmonella involved. Laura Alvey, of the FDA, spoke with Food Safety News:

U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Laura Alvey has told Food Safety News that the Salmonella contamination found at Diamond’s Meta, Missouri plant is not from the same strain as that of the Gaston, South Carolina plant. The contamination at the Missouri plant comes from Salmonella Liverpool, while the South Carolina plant — connected to all products except those in the most recent recall expansion — has been contaminated by Salmonella Infantis.

Alvey also said that the Missouri plant has now been included in the FDA’s ongoing investigation into the Diamond Pet Foods Salmonella outbreak and recall.

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U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokeswoman Laura Alvey has told Food Safety News that the Salmonella contamination found at Diamond’s Meta, Missouri plant is not from the same strain as that of the Gaston, South Carolina plant. The contamination at the Missouri plant comes from Salmonella Liverpool, while the South Carolina plant — connected to all products except those in the most recent recall expansion — has been contaminated by Salmonella Infantis.

Alvey also said that the Missouri plant has now been included in the FDA’s ongoing investigation into the Diamond Pet Foods Salmonella outbreak and recall.

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If you’re still feeding anything manufactured by Diamond, please find another food. What’s more important? Brand loyalty or loyalty to your pet?


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