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FDA, Health Canada issue pet product alert for King Bio due to microbial contamination

Information provided by VPI,  The Food and Drug Administration and Health Canada are warning pet owners not to use products, including those labeled as homeopathic drug products, made by King Bio Inc. in Asheville, N.C., and labeled as Dr. King’s, due to high levels of microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site.

King Bio has expanded a voluntary recall to include all water-based drug products marketed for animals. The FDA and Health Canada recommend consumers stop using and dispose of these products immediately.

King Bio manufactures pet products for urinary incontinence and digestion relief. The full list of products is listed on the King Bio website.

Pets who use these products could have an increased risk of serious infection that could require veterinary attention due to high levels of microbial contamination, according to the FDA. Pet owners who have purchased these products should contact their veterinarian if they have concerns or observe signs of an infection after use of these products.

According to King Bio, after a recent FDA inspection, several microbial contaminants were found in its products, including Burkholderia multivorans, which is a strain of bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia complex that can cause illness in those with compromised immune systems. Additionally, evidence collected during the FDA’s inspection indicates recurring microbial contamination associated with the water system used to manufacture drug products.

Health Canada says it is monitoring the company’s recall and any necessary corrective and preventive actions. In Canada, the products are being recalled by the Canadian distributor, Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd. Anyone with questions about can reach the company by phone at (855) 215-2290 or by email at qa@ecotrend.ca.h

DogTV Adoptions - Doing Good For Dogs!

 

Hey Guys, Adopt dogs and get great stuff to help too! Are you or someone you know looking to adopt a dog. Now is a great time with DogTV and they will give you all the goods to get started with your new love too!

 

THE DOGTV ADOPTION SHOW - NOW AVAILABLE ON FACEBOOK WATCH

THE DOGTV ADOPTION SHOW SEASON 2 Debuts New Episodes Every Friday

Sunnyvale, CA – April 24th, 2018 – DOGTV, the first and only television network providing audio visual

content created just for dogs announced the launch of The DOGTV Adoption Show - Season 2 on various

media outlets, now to include Facebook Watch.

DOGTV has partnered with over 100 animal shelters throughout the United States to promote pet

adoption and showcase adoptable dogs in various locations around the country. Each week the show

brings individual stories of dogs that are up for adoption in order to encourage viewers to adopt them.

Weekly episodes of the DOGTV Adoption Show Season 2 air on DOGTV distribution partners: Comcast,

DirecTV, RCN, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromcast as well as on their Facebook and YouTube

channels. Now for the first time, they will also distribute the show on Facebook’s new video platform,

Facebook Watch.

The ultimate goal of this project is to raise awareness of the staggering number of pets in shelters

waiting for adoption, and get many dogs adopted. Together, with prominent pet product

manufacturers, DOGTV will award adoption kits, valued over $600 each, to anyone that adopts a dog

through the show. The adoption kits include pet products from Dog is Good, Earth Rated, Humarian, I

and Love and You, Kong, Petcube, PupJoy, Surgi Snuggly and Victoria Stilwell Positively.

"We are very excited to be an advocate for shelter animals. Each dog has a unique story and our ability

to share them with potential adoptive pet parents is a great way to connect the two" said Gilad

Neumann, CEO of DOGTV Channel. "We look forward to placing many of these dogs in their forever

homes” says Neumann.

DOGTV’s original content is scientifically developed and tested to provide 24-hour, dog-approved

content. The channel features programming split into three categories – relaxation, stimulation and

exposure –which work collaboratively to provide just the right balance for the daily routine of dogs.

About DOGTV

DOGTV is the first and only television network for dogs. A trusted source of scientifically developed

content for dogs, DOGTV programming is organized into relaxing, stimulating and exposure segments

that work together to provide just the right balance for the daily routine of our beloved "stay-at-home"

pups. DOGTV's revolutionary content is designed for a dog's visual, auditory and emotional sensibility.

For more information, please visit dogtv.com.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Beke Lubeach

beke@dogtv.com

 

 

 

American Pet Products Association Recognizes Surgi Snuggly For National Pet First Aid Month

 

 

 

American Pet Products Association Recognizes National Pet First Aid Month with a Look at Some Products that Help Care for Pets

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Products manufactured by APPA members can help pet owners with any first-aid needs.

 

Pet First Aid Kit by RC Pets

 

Officials at the American Pet Products Association (APPA) are proud to recognize National Pet First Aid Month this April with a look at some products, manufactured by APPA members, designed to help pet owners with first-aid situations and preventative care. This annual observance encourages pet owners to freshen up on pet first aid procedures, as well as ways to keep pets safe and healthy, especially heading into the warmer months of the year.

The Pet First Aid Kit by RC Pets gives pet owners the ability and knowledge to provide emergency help for their pet. It comes with a first aid instruction booklet with easy to follow instructions and medical supplies including gauze rolls and pads, bandages, scissors and an emergency blanket. This kit has everything one would need in an emergency situation. Price: $35.00 http://www.rcpets.com

Accidents do happen and if they do, Kwik Stop® Styptic Gel Swabs by Miracle Care tackle the problem fast. Filled with the Original Kwik Stop® Gel, the swabs come with a convenient single-use applicator, which helps begin the healing process on the spot and stop minor bleeding fast. The addition of Benzocaine helps reduce pain quickly. Perfect for first aid kits, travel, hunting, dog shows, performance events and everyday use. Price: $9.99 http://www.miraclecarepet.com

For pets that are experiencing inflammation, arthritis or post-operative procedures, Coolaid Canine Icing and Cooling Wraps have a variety of uses. Wraps are easy to use and for ultimate cooling should be soaked with water, wrung and placed in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes. Cool Aid has a variety of safety products to help pets with temperature control. Price: From $19.99 http://www.coolaid.com

Dog Boots by Pawz are waterproof, disposable and reusable dog boots that allow dogs and owners to enjoy the great outdoors safely. Made of natural rubber they protect pets from hot pavement, fire ants, grass allergies, mud and clay, pesticides, and irritation and dog run bacteria. Pawz are designed to go on easily and fit securely without zippers or straps and are available in seven bright summer colors. Price: $14.99-$19.99/per pack http://www.pawzdogboots.com

Post-surgery care can be hard to monitor but the Surgi Pro™ Derma Suit by Surgi – Snuggly has a unique antimicrobial infused directly into the material of the suit. This antimicrobial feature eliminates all yeast, molds, fungi and bacteria including ringworm and MRSA. The Surgi Pro antimicrobial is non-adaptive and effective in destroying bacteria on day 300 as it was on the first day. When worn, dogs may also experience less anxiety and is also useful for incontinence. This suit is a great alternative to the “cone of shame” that many dogs wear when recovering from surgery or an injury. Pricing: $39.99 - $54.00 http://www.surgisnuggly.com

For more information, product samples, images or interview opportunities, please contact Liz Thomas at 775-322-4022 or Liz(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.

The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,200 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA's mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. APPA is also proud to grow and support the industry through the following initiatives: Pets Add Life (PAL), the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), The Pet Leadership Council (PLC), the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council (PIJAC), Bird Enjoyment and Advantage Koalition (BEAK), and the Pet Care Trust. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.

Surgi Snuggly Making it's Global Pet Expo Debut - 2018

   

 

Surgi~Snuggly™, The Wonder Suit, Makes First

Appearance At Global Pet Expo In Orlando, Florida

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - BUFORD, GA -- It’s a rare pet owner who hasn’t had to watch his or her beloved dog run into walls and struggle to get food and water when their pet has been forced to wear an E-collar, otherwise known as the “cone of shame.” The Surgi ~ Snuggly is a comfortable, multi-use alternative to the inhumane E-collar.

 

The inventors spent two years testing and developing Surgi~Snuggly ™ The Wonder Suit to assure its fit, comfort, ease of use, textile construction and overall durability. The product made its debut at the 2011 AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) convention and earned a “Best New Product” title win from the AVMA.  The Wonder Suit is suited for sales in retail pet stores and for use and for sale in veterinarian’s offices. ( or veterinary hospitals)

 

The Wonder Suit has multiple uses including being a comfortable alternative to having to wear an E-collar following a surgical procedure, for dog incontinence, an anti-anxiety suit and for skin allergies and conditions.

 

Making its debut appearance at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today, Surgi ~ Snuggly will have its Wonder Suit which now has a modified style, breathable 4 way stretch American made textile and featuring comfortable  flat-stitched leg holes.

 

All Wonder Suits come with Ultra Fresh antimicrobial.  

 

Don’t let your pet suffer the cone of shame when he or she can be wearing what’s been called “Under Armour” for dogs.  Stop by our BOOTH #6486, meet our spokes -  dogs - Baby Wally and Buddy and learn more about this unique product.

 

Learn more about Surgi-Snuggly and watch the videos on our website. SURGI~SNUGGLY: “It is our mission to provide meaningful, useful products for you and your pets ensuring your lives together are the fullest, healthiest, and happiest.”  Tonua Williams, CEO Surgi ~ Snuggly.

 

Media Contact:

Beke Lubeach

619-307-9713

Beke@DogBoneMarketing.com

 

 

 

This suit has been life changing for our household

Our 12 year old chihuahua suffers from severe incontinence and would dribble pee everywhere. His bed and blanket reeked of pee and had to be washed every few days. We’ve tried the male wrap diapers and different regular dog diapers. And he’d wiggle out if them within 5 minutes. We bought this suit since wiggling out isn’t an option. It took him a good three days to get use to being in the suit. But no more pee stink or dribbles! 

Surgi Snuggly Making it's Global Pet Expo Debut - 2018

             

 

Surgi~Snuggly™, The Wonder Suit, Makes First

Appearance At Global Pet Expo In Orlando, Florida

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - BUFORD, GA -- It’s a rare pet owner who hasn’t had to watch his or her beloved dog run into walls and struggle to get food and water when their pet has been forced to wear an E-collar, otherwise known as the “cone of shame.” The Surgi ~ Snuggly is a comfortable, multi-use alternative to the inhumane E-collar.

 

The inventors spent two years testing and developing Surgi~Snuggly ™ The Wonder Suit to assure its fit, comfort, ease of use, textile construction and overall durability. The product made its debut at the 2011 AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) convention and earned a “Best New Product” title win from the AVMA.  The Wonder Suit is suited for sales in retail pet stores and for use and for sale in veterinarian’s offices. ( or veterinary hospitals)

 

The Wonder Suit has multiple uses including being a comfortable alternative to having to wear an E-collar following a surgical procedure, for dog incontinence, an anti-anxiety suit and for skin allergies and conditions.

 

Making its debut appearance at Global Pet Expo, the pet industry's largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today, Surgi ~ Snuggly will have its Wonder Suit which now has a modified style, breathable 4 way stretch American made textile and featuring comfortable  flat-stitched leg holes.

 

All Wonder Suits come with Ultra Fresh antimicrobial.  

 

Don’t let your pet suffer the cone of shame when he or she can be wearing what’s been called “Under Armour” for dogs.  Stop by our BOOTH #6486, meet our spokes -  dogs - Baby Wally and Buddy and learn more about this unique product.

 

Learn more about Surgi-Snuggly and watch the videos on our website. SURGI~SNUGGLY: “It is our mission to provide meaningful, useful products for you and your pets ensuring your lives together are the fullest, healthiest, and happiest.”  Tonua Williams, CEO Surgi ~ Snuggly.

Media Contact:

Beke Lubeach

619-307-9713

Beke@DogBoneMarketing.com

 

 

Swimming Dog Dangers

Let's face it, many of our pets LOVE to swim!!! I can't keep Hannah out of the water. We must keep our pets safe, remember they do not know that the water is dangerous. Below are a few suggestions for keeping your pets safe this summer!

I don’t believe dogs understand what a swimming pool or lake is or how dangerous it can be. Not all dogs are natural swimmers. Many dogs fall in the pool only once, and after they are rescued by their family, never again willingly go back into the water. Every summer there are unsuspecting dogs who fall into the pool when no one else is around. Some drown because they are alone and cannot swim. Others can swim, but quickly become exhausted when they cannot figure out how to get out of the pool.
 
The well-dressed dog
 Thre are many types of life jackets available, put one on and keep it on!
 
Alarm me!
 Get a swimming pool alarm system. Particularly appealing were some with both a poolside and a remote alarm, so no matter whether you are near the pool or inside the house, you can hear it go off. These alarms detect motion in the pool water. There are other alarms worn on your dog’s collar. These alarms begin beeping when they get wet, alerting you to the fact that your dog has fallen into the pool. For reviews on pool alarms, check out the Good Housekeeping Research Institute website.
 
Fenced out
 I also found an assortment of pool fences to cordon off your pool from an inquisitive puppy. There are removable fences that form a temporary barrier, providing safety, while maintaining aesthetics. Pool nets stretch over your pool, and while designed to keep children from falling into the pool, they would also keep small dogs safe. You could also construct an invisible barricade by installing an electric fence or by quickly setting up a wireless instant pet fence.
 
Stairway to safety
 If your pool has stairs rather than a ladder, spend some time in the pool with your dog, teaching him how to swim to the stairs and use them to get out of the pool. If your pool only has a ladder, then consider installing a ramp and teaching your dog to use it to escape from the water.
 
For other helpful pool safety suggestions for the whole family, try the National Drowning Prevention Alliance website

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Adenocarcinoma in Dogs

Although no one wants to hear that their beloved pet has cancer, the one thing we can do is try to keep them comfortable while going through their treatment. When I first began development of the Surgi Snuggly (3 years ago), my neighbors Golden Retriever was diagnosed with cancer. They went through several rounds of tumor removal and how I wish the Snuggly had been available at that time. Like a wound on a person these wounds are painful and they hurt. Im glad to be able to now offer a soft comfortable solution to some cancer patients. I think the Surgi Snuggly is an excellent product for the dogs diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma, anal sac cancer because it covers the entire rear of the pet keeping it as soft and protected as possible!Tonua

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1 in 4 dogs get cancer

Do you know that 25% of all dogs will get cancer , that means 1 out of every 4 dogs will get cancer.  Skin cancer encompasses a broad category of tumors that includes any uncontrolled growth of cells of the skin or associated structures such as glands, hair follicles and supportive tissues (fat and connective tissue).  The skin is the most common site of cancer in dogs, affecting older dogs who are about 6 to 14 years of age, although there are several types of skin cancers that occur in young animals as well . The cause of most skin cancers is really unknown, sun exposure has been shown to cause a higher incidence of two types of skin cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and hemangioma. Light-colored dogs with thin haircoats that spend time in the sun have a higher risk of developing either squamous cell carcinoma or hemangioma.  Skin cancers can be divided into four categories, depending upon the cell type that is involved. These categories are epithelial tumors, mesenchymal tumors, round cell tumors and melanomas.  Most skin cancers appear as a lump in or underneath the skin or as a sore that does not heal. Animals with skin cancer may experience discomfort or itchiness because of the cancer ( his is also the case with humans). This may cause them to chew or scratch at the affected area. With certain types of cancer, there may also be redness to the skin or it may have a flaky appearance.  If you dog has a lump, a sore that doesn't heal or a body area that they keep chewing on, please take them to the vet to be checked. Pet cancer like a lot of cancers can be treated effectively when caught early. My neighbor went through cancer with her dog. I am happy to report that both are now doing well. I highly recommend pet insurance. Cancer treatment in dogs just like in humans can be very expensive and having pet insurance to help with that cost can help to relieve the additional stress.  Don't forget to suntan lotion on your pets noses!Tonua

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Support your local Veterinarians!

Chateau Elan Animal Hospital, Winder Ga.

Chatham Animal Hospital, Savannah Ga.

Dacula Animal Hospital, Dacula Ga.

Evans Mill Animal Hospital, Lithonia Ga.

Lavista Animal Hospital, Decatur Ga.

Madison Veterinary Clinic, Madison Ga.

Red Bud Veterinary Service, Red Bud Il.

Veterinary Specialties, Sherrills Ford NC.

Walnut Creek Animal Hospital, Purcell Ok.

University of Ga. Community Practice Clinic

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It is my mission to provide meaningful, useful products for you and your pets ensuring your lives together are the fullest, healthiest and happiest!
Tonua Williams, CEO Surgi Snuggly
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