As you know at Bubbly Paws Dog Wash, we always put the health and safety of your pooch first. The past few days, there has been lets of news about Chicken Jerky Treats that are imported from China. We do sell chicken jerky treats, but the chicken is sourced from local farms outside of Boston. They are 100% manufactured in the United States of America. I just contacted the company where we get our bulk treats, and they re-confirmed everything I stated above. As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the products we sell, please ask. You can read more about the imported Chicken Jerky treats here, or watch the NBC News story below.
From The AP:
WASHINGTON – The Food and Drug Administration is asking dog and cat owners to report any problems their pets have had after eating jerky pet treats.
In a notice to consumers and veterinarians published Tuesday, the agency said it has linked illnesses from jerky treats to 3,600 dogs and 10 cats since 2007. About 580 of those pets have died.
The FDA says its Center for Veterinary Medicine has run more than 1,200 tests, visited pet treat manufacturing plants in China and worked with researchers, state labs and foreign governments but still hasn’t determined the cause of the pet illness.
The FDA says pets can suffer from a decreased appetite, decreased activity, vomiting and diarrhea among other symptoms within hours of eating the jerky treats.
We had some fun filming at our new dog wash in Saint Paul today… A big thanks to Babe and Keenser with his green mohawk (who belongs to Bri, our groomer) for being the stars of the video. And thanks to Bruno Mars for a great song.
It is no secret… The Linden Hills Woofstock is on of our favorite events of the year, which is why we have sponsored it for the the past 3 years! Last Saturday, Todd Walker from FOX 9 stopped out to the Bubbly Paws booth to see what fun things we had going on. A big thanks to Off Leash Collars for use of Ping (the black lab). Also featured in the segment is Kay Elliott who wrote the children’s book, SunDogs.
Watch the segment below.
Join Bubbly Paws Dog Wash and the rest of the stores at Excelsior and Grand on Wednesday, April 10th from 3-8pm for a blood drive for the American Red Cross. Anyone that comes out will be thanked with a swag bag of goodies from all the stores at Excelsior and Grand. Please sign up in advance to donate blood. Click Here to sign up.
• Keep your pet inside
• Be sure your pet has enough clean, cool water.
• When walking your pets, make sure to protect their feet with booties. If the paws are cracked Mushers Secret is a good healing cream (booties and cream are both available at Bubbly Paws). My personal favorite are the Ruff wear booties.
• Make sure the short haired dogs wear jackets and sweaters to stay warm. ( Jackets and Sweaters are available at Bubbly Paws)
• Limit your walks to 5 minutes or less. Dogs paws and noses can get frostbite, just like humans.
• Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time.
• Be careful at local dog parks, many have turned into solid ice.
• Make sure your pooch has a warm place to sleep away from drafts from windows and doors. Be careful around open flames and electric heaters.
If you see an animal outside without shelter or in an unattended car, call Minneapolis Animal Care & Control immediately — in Minneapolis, dial 311 (612-673-3000). If you believe the situation to be life-threatening and the animal is non-responsive, please call 911.
Have a good night!
Hope everyone had a great new years.
I was watching the Channel 5 News last night and wanted to share this important dog park safety warning for anyone that goes to the which is part of the 3 Rivers Park District. Someone has been putting dog food and treats out with glass in them. This is also an important warning for any dog park, to make sure you watch and pay attention to what they are getting into. We have been to dog parks where owners pay no attention to the dogs. As always we want to make sure your pooch is always as safe as possible and provide you with the latest dog news. The news story is below, or click here to read more..