Pet Food Recall: Lamb Crunchy’s Dog Treats

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Dog Treat Recall: Lamb Crunchy’s Dog Treats

There has been yet another pet food recall, this time in the form of Pet Center Inc.’s voluntary recall of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (3 oz bag, LAM-003, ,UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA for the potential contamination of Salmonella.

These treats were sold in California, Colorado, Washington, and Wisconsin in these stores: Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply and Independent Pet. While we’re based in Miami, it’s important to spread the word and be vigilant. Salmonella is transmittable to other dogs.

Please share this blog post with any friends living in those states. They should check their pets for these symptoms of Salmonella, and be sure to contact their veterinarians if their dogs ingested these treats and is exhibiting these signs:

  • lethargy
  • bloody diarrhea
  • fever
  • vomiting

 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration posted this press release yesterday:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 27, 2014 – Pet Center, Inc of Los Angeles, CA. is voluntarily recalling its 3 oz bag of Lamb Crunchy’s dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

This product was distributed to CA, WI, CO, and WA. to the following distributors; Gelson’s Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply, and Independent Pet.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

Salmonella was detected by the State of Colorado, Department of Agriculture in a random sample.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 800-390-0575 Monday-Friday between 7:30am through 4pm PST.






Great Agility Course and Puppy Training in Miami!

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Great Agility Course and Puppy Training in Miami!

We believe in keeping pets fit, healthy and happy through our dog walking and running services. Our Miami dog walkers work one-on-one with our clients’ pups to reinforce good leash walking habits, among other things. But what about the dogs who need a little extra training? Or who need to be potty trained, socialized, or who are interested in more options for their dogs? In that case, we’re happy to share Applause Your Paws’ Canine Training Center, which opened the first week of May this year!

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Pet sitters Flavia and Frankie Berti both visited the Dee Hoult, the Doggie Deeva, and toured the beautiful space by the Bird Road Art District (Flavia and Dee are pictured above). The facility is a top of the line agility mecca, with over 5,000 square feet of space (agility aficionados rejoice- it’s the most square footage you and your pup will come across in South Florida!). Agility is a fun training exercise that can also be done for competitive sport; if you have an active dog like an Australian Shepherd or Border Collie, bring them over! Of course, your Golden Retriever may be a natural. They don’t discriminate!

The whole Applause Your Paws family pitched in to make this an enriching space for the puppies and dogs of Miami. The staff all painted the facility, stayed long hours… Dee’s father even built the obstacles the dogs enjoy to the standards prescribed by the United States Dog Agility Association’s rules and regulations.

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Dog Day Camp at Applause Your Paws!

We also love their daycamp training program. Lucky dogs get lots of off leash indoor play (yay, air conditioning!), which means quality, supervised socialization, in addition to one hour of obedience and custom training. Short naps are interspersed throughout the fun. We’ve already recommended this service to several of our clients who need a little help with their training.

At a Glance:

Applause Your Paws Canine Training Facility

786-529-RUFF (7833) |

4423 SW 74th Avenue, Miami FL 33155


Miami Pet First Aid and CPR Classes

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Sign Up for Pet First Aid and CPR Classes in Miami!

We all love our pets like family. Did you know that pets, just like your children, are at greater risk of injury or death from preventable accidents than any other reason? In fact, 70% of pets who are injured and die as a result of their injuries could have survived if they’d been given CPR or First Aid on site. That’s why Equipaws Pet Services is now offering Pet Tech’s pet first aid and care classes for pet owners in Miami:  the PetSaver™ and Pet First Aid & Care For Your Pets™.

 Taking the correct and proper actions can significantly increase the chances of survival and reduce the extent of injury to your pet before transporting them to your veterinarian. It’s worth it to be prepared for every emergency!

Pet Tech First Aid & Care for Your Pets™ 

The Pet Tech First Aid & Care for Your Pets™ program is a five hour course that covers a number of valuable first aid skills and information to keep your pets fit, healthy, and happy. The course will teach you life-saving skills, including:

  • canine and feline CPR
  • rescue breathing
  • choking management
  • snout-to-tail assessment for injury and wellness
  • lectures on insect, snake bite, shock, and heat management, and other preventive knowledge.
Additionally, the class includes the PetSaver™handbook, and upon successful completion each participant will receive a certificate.

Ready to sign up for pet CPR and first aid classes? 

We are currently offering the five hour pet CPR and first aid course for $99. Please email Franca Berti, Equipaws Pet Services’ Certified Pet Tech Instructor, to register.
Make your payment below once you have been approved for the class. There is a class limit of 8 people for the May 2, 2015 workshop. Payment must be made before the class; no payment will be accepted the day of. We accept only MasterCard or Visa; class cost is $99.
A few important details:
-No refunds are offered, only credits for the next class as there is a high demand for each spot and every place taken means another pet parent must wait for the next course.
-That being said, class will be cancelled if there are less than six people signed up and a credit will be issued for the next round of classes.
Thank you for being understanding. 

Pet CPR & First Aid Course Schedule:

MAY 2, 2015
11:00 a.m.
Miami Green Building
Please email Franca Berti for more information.