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The Pet Food Recall & What To Do About It

By Petslady @petslady
The most recent splash of pet food recalls, particularly of the foods manufactured at two of the Diamond Pet Foods plants, are not the first, and will not be the last, pet food recalls.  Aside from avoiding the particular pet foods that have been recalled, there are several things that you can do to prevent Salmonella infection and any other nasty bacteria that may enter the pet food supply."It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a... cat??" When Orville the cat came out on the losing end of an encounter with a car, he went to a higher place... no, not THAT one! Stuffed and “reborn” as The Orvillecopter, the formerly earthbound kitty now flies the friendly skies courtesy of four paw-mounted propellers and a hand-held remote control.The Denver Dumb Friends League employees are used to dealing with their share of stray cats, dogs, and even bunnies or ferrets, but they were a bit taken aback a few days ago when they suddenly found themselves with a stray tortoise. They were sure that the runaway reptile belonged to a family before going "walk about."Tashirojima, a small island in Ishinomaki City in Japan, is home to more cats than humans. The island's love affair with the felines began many centuries ago when cats were established in residence to deal with the rodents that threatened the farming of silk worms. Because of their good work, the cats became known as bringers of good luck and fortune. In the center of the island is a shrine to the precious pusses.Even when it's hot out, you'll be chillin' with this cool penguin iPhone cover -- and classic black goes with everything.If you have always dreamed of being a big game hunter, but never had the stomach for it, a cardboard animal head could be the answer.Some shark species may be responding to changing ocean conditions by interbreeding with one another, say scientists after discovering the first hybrid sharks in the wild off the coast of Australia. It wasn't just one or two sharks, but 57 of these hybrid sharks.While it's a well-known fact that pet owners can train their parrots to sing on key, there are a lot of other pets and animals in the wild who have been waiting in the wings to finally get their spotlight moment as well.  In combing YouTube for the best of the best, here are my top ten picks of pets I think are a cut above the rest. Yes, American (& Japanese) pets do have talent.This weekend Queen Elizabeth II and all of her subjects will be celebrating her Diamond Jubilee on the throne of the British Commonwealth. She has six beautiful ravens in permanent residence at the Tower of London to thank for protecting the Monarchy, and the royal post she has held for sixty years now.You learn something new every day.  Today, my something was an effective way to clean pet stains from carpet using this everyday household item you may already have in your medicie cabinet!!Chances are you are feeding your cat junk food.  I'm sure it's not intentional.  Maybe you don't know that the dry foods with the fish shapes and bright colors are like cocaine to your cat.  A few bites of his cat kibble will make his blood sugar jump sky high, because he does not have the enzymes necessary to digest starch.  It's BAD for him, and it causes all kinds of illnesses, long term.Make tea time more fun with this cure Duckie Tea Infuser. It'll really quack you up!Among the few rural fundamentalist Christian churches that believe in the practice of snake handling, one pastor has paid the ultimate price for his beliefs and died of snake bite. Mark Randall "Mack" Wolford, 44, of West Virginia, was bitten during an outdoor Sunday service in Panther State Forest.The Blue-ringed Octopus is one of nature's deadliest creatures; an average specimen contains enough venom to shuffle 10 adult humans off this mortal coil. The bad news: there's no known antivenom available to treat victims. The even badder news: warmer ocean waters are allowing the pretty poisonous 'pus to expand its range into areas thought safe by swimmers and surfers.

Massive frog deaths have been happening world-wide from a fungus that causes dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and cardiac arrest among all species of frogs. It is threatening many of the species with extinction as populations have been slashed by as much as 75% over the last four years.

 

Your baby wiil be cuddling in comfort and style with this cute and plush giraffe cuddling mat.Help you little ones see in the dark with the help of this fun Glow 'N' Speak Animal Flashlight Pig. He'll oink his way right into your heart.A dolphin living in a canal in Slidell, Louisiana may have bitten off more than it can chew – never a good idea when the things being bitten are boaters and swimmers of the human persuasion.A chicken farmer in eastern China has a tale to tell about a tail too tall. Alliteration aside, the inch & a half long tail trailing from the otherwise unremarkable egg's aft end isn't as rare as it seems, though in appreciation of its layer we'll say “well done!”Anyone who remembers the 1997 black comedy flick, "Wag The Dog" is familiar with the concept of 'media distraction.' In the movie, a fake war was conjured up by presidential PR flacks to overshadow a dalliance that drew a marked resemblance to the infamous Bill Clinton / Monica Lewinsky affair. With Facebook's stock plummeting by $10 bucks ($28 as of this post) in less than 2 weeks, one has to wonder if the Zuckerbergs' prized pet dog "Beast" is being used to achieved a similar end result.

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