IMPORTANT RECALL ON BLUE BUFFALO CAT TREATS

November 12th, 2015

Blue Buffalo recalls cat treats due to possible propylene glycol contamination

Affected product distributed nationwide in the United States and Canada.
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Nov 09, 2015
By dvm360.com staff

Blue Buffalo Co. is voluntarily recalling a small production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats that could contain low levels of propylene glycol, which is not permitted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in cat food, according to a company release. Cats who have ingested high doses of propylene glycol may exhibit signs of depression and may experience a loss of coordination, muscle twitching, excessive urination and thirst.

The affected product was distributed nationwide in the United States and Canada through pet specialty stores and e-commerce. It is packaged in a 2-oz plastic standup pouch and is limited to the code dates listed below, according to the release.

Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820—best if used by April 24, 2016.
Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820—best if used by July 24, 2016.

No other Blue pet foods or treats are involved in this recall. The FDA tested product in response to a singular complaint and found propylene glycol in one bag of cat treats in the impacted lot. Out of caution the company is recalling all treats manufactured in the same lot as the subject bag, the release states.

Consumers who have purchased the product being recalled can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund or contact Blue Buffalo with questions by calling 888-667-1508, or emailing bluebuffalo5883@stericyle.com.

CAT RULES OF PHYSICS

October 10th, 2011

“A cat is a puzzle for which there is no solution.” –Hazel Nicholson

Hello fellow animal-lovers!  Although this is the E-dog blog, to prove that I am not prejudiced against the feline race, today I wish to share with you the summation of my vast experience living with cats at home and observing them at the clinic.  Therefore I present to you the…

 CAT RULES OF PHYSICS  (Original author unknown)

The institute of Theoretical and Applied Feline Physics has identified the following immutable laws of Physics as they apply to cats:

 Law of Cat Inertia: A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest unless acted upon by some outside force, such as the sound of a can opening.

 Law of Cat Magnetism: All black, blue, and dark brown clothing, especially sweaters, attracts cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.

 Law of Cat Thermodynamics: Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which all heat flows to the cat.

 Law of Cat Extension: A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.

 Law of Cat Sleeping: All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable as possible for the people and as comfortable as possible for the cat.

 Law of Obedience Resistance: A cat’s resistance to obedience is in direct proportion to the human’s desire for it to do something.

 Law of Cat Motion: A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.

 Law of Cat Elongation: A cat will elongate its body sufficiently to reach any countertop or furniture that has anything remotely interesting on it.

 Law of Cat Acceleration: A cat will accelerate at a constant speed, until he gets good and ready to stop.

 Law of Selective Listening: Although a cat can hear a can of tuna being opened at a distance of half a mile, it cannot hear a simple command from three feet away.

 Law of Equidistant Separation: All cats in a given room will locate at points equidistant from each other, and equidistant from the center of the room.

 Law of Rug Configuration: No rug in proximity to a cat may remain in a flat state.

 Law of Refrigerator Observation: If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat.

 Law of Comfort Seeking: A cat will always seek and occupy the most comfortable spot in any given room.

 Law of Pill Rejection: Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.

 Law of Feline Space-Time: Given enough time, a cat will land in just about any space.

 Law of Concentration of Mass: A cat’s mass increases in direct proportion to the comfort of the lap it occupies.

 Law of Furniture Replacement: A cat’s desire to scratch furniture is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.

 Law of Cat Disinterest: A cat’s interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.

 Law of Cat Obedience: As yet undiscovered.

 Barn Kitty