Recalls: Stainless Steel Petco Bowls, Catswell VitaKitty Chicken Breast w/ Flaxseed & Vitamins

Petco is recalling 3 models of stainless steel pet bowls due to possible contamination with radioactive material.  Are you kidding me?!  Scrap metal containing Cobalt-60 was used in the manufacturing of some of their bowls.  It’s at low enough levels that it should pose no risk to people or pets, but what does this say about the standards of the manufacturers with whom Petco contracts?  Sheesh!

The products affected include:

-SKU 1047493
-9.25” diameter; 3.75 cup capacity

-SKU 1386956
-9” diameter; 3.5 cup capacity

-SKU 1047477
-9” diameter; 7 cup capacity

If you bought one of these bowls between the dates of May 31 and June 20, 2012, take it to a Petco store for a full refund. Call Petco Customer Service at 877-738-6742 with any questions.


Dogswell is recalling Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins due to propylene glycol contamination.

High levels of propylene glycol in the treats could result in serious injury to cats. The adverse health impacts could be reducing red blood cell survival time (anemia) and making the cells more susceptible to oxidative damage.

The product affected includes VitaKitty Chicken Breast w/Flaxseed & Vitamins:

Size Lot Best-By-Date UPC Code
2 oz. bags SEW12CH032701/03c 09/10/13 8 84244 00057 2
2 oz. bags SEW12CH032702/03c 09/11/13 8 84244 00057 2

If you have product included in the recall, return it to the place of purchase for a refund. If purchased online, contact the internet retailer for their specific return and refund process. If you have questions, call Arthur Dogswell at 1-888-559-8833 from 8AM to 5PM PST, Monday through Friday, or leave a message at any time.  Or send email to


Pet Food Recall: Merrick Recall Expanded

All 10 oz. bags of Beef Filet Squares treats and Texas Hold’ems treats are now being recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.

If you have purchased either of these, return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 – 5:00 CDT.

What you need to know about Salmonella

Salmonella can cause serious illness in cats and dogs and cross-contamination to humans is possible resulting in serious illness.

Fish Pops

mulletHere’s a cold summer treat for your dog.  A whole frozen raw fish to gnaw on.  We get packages of 6-8 fish(mullet, smelt, etc.) about 6 inches long at a nearby asian market for about $3.50.  Saffron loves them and can hardly sit still when she sees me getting one for her.

I rinse it off first so it doesn’t stick to her tongue.  Since it’s frozen, it lasts a bit longer.  Yummy!