I though that everyone could benefit from this email that went out to all our clients this morning….
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The email to our clients:
Quick email, because I know you are busy!
I have been getting texts and emails since the news broke yesterday about this pet treat recall. The one where the NBC Report says: “Nearly 600 pets have died and more than 3,600 have been sickened in an ongoing, mysterious outbreak of illnesses tied to jerky treats made in China, federal animal health officials said Tuesday….including 10 cats “
This is NOT new news…
In FACT we broke this news on our Facebook page in January 2013. This report is just saying that the deaths and sickness is from jerky, but the source is still unknown.
As your third hand (aka professional pet sitter)
here is what I recommend you do:
- Throw away ALL jerky in your house or return it to the store. It has been known that even the ones that say “Made in the USA” can still have products from China in them.
- Stop feeding jerky unless it is made from home.
- Stay close to us on www.facebok.com/bellashouseandpets where we break all the pet food recalls within hours of them being posted! The last one was in Aug from Purina.
Pet food and treat recalls seen to be happening every other month or so, and are never on the local news!
I promised I would keep it short, so there you so. We LOVE ALL our 2 and 4 legged clients and hope that you appreciate this message.
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Have a great HUMP DAY!
Tailways and Belly Rubs,
Bella & Rocco
(PS) The wait list has started for OVERNIGHTS on Thanksgiving and Christmas dates… day visits are still available but we anticipate that by the beginning of December there will be a wait for that too. We could hire someone now, but we thought we would wait until after the holidays to bring a new person into our family. If you know of anyone, you can still have them contact us!
Here are the five recalls:
Iams and Eukanunba: http://wp.me/pZfKH-JY
Nature’s Variety: http://wp.me/pZfKH-BO
In fact, lets take this a step further and you, as a pet parent should be OUTRAGED that this is now just all making main stream media TEN MONTHS after the outbreak. It is unacceptable and frankly makes me angry.
Here is a great source for the breakdown of everything: http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/jerky-treat-progress-report