Okaw Veterinary Clinic

140 W. Sale
Tuscola, IL 61953

(217)253-3221

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Pet Treat and Food Recalls

Pet Food and Treat Recalls

2/17/17 Blue Buffalo has voluntarily recalled one lot of Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight dog food because it may contain metal pieces. The affected food is Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables flavor with a Best By date of Aug 3, 2019. The food is sold in a 12.5 ounce can.

If you have any food affected by the recall, do not feed it to your pet. Return it to the place you purchased it for a refund. For more information about the recall, visit Blue Buffalo's website or call 866-800-2917.

2/13/17 WellPet has voluntarily recalled several lots of Wellness cat food because it may contain metal pieces. The affected food is sold in 12.5 oz cans. Affected flavors with the Best By Dates are listed below.

Flavor Best By Date
Chicken and Herring 8/4/19
Chicken 8/3/19 and 8/4/19
Chicken and Lobster 8/4/19
Turkey and Salmon 8/5/19
Turkey 8/4/19 and 8/5/19
Beef and Chicken 8/5/19
Beef and Salmon 8/5/19

If you have any food affected by the recall, do not feed it to your pet. Call WellPet at 877-227-9587 to get your affected food exchanged. For more information about the recall, visit Wellness's website.

2/11/17 PetSmart has voluntarily recalled of one lot of its Grreat Choice® Adult Dog Food because it may contain metal pieces. The affected food is Chicken and Rice flavor in a 13.2 oz can with lot number 1759338 and a Best By date of 8/5/19.

If you have any food affected by the recall, do not feed it to your pet. Take it back to your local PetSmart for a refund or exchange. For more information about the recall, visit the FDA's website or call Petsmart at 888-839-9638.

2/7/17 Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food has voluntarily recalled specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because it may be contaminated by Pentobarbital. Pentobarbital is a medication used to control seizures and to euthanize animals. Affected 12 oz cans of Hunk of Beef with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020.

Animals who eat pentobarbital may be sleepy, dizzy, very active, not able to keep their balance, nauseous, and possibly death. So far, five dogs have became ill and one of the five dogs have passed away after eating the food with lot number 1816E06HB13. Contact us immediately if your dog has eaten the recalled food and showing any of these symptoms.

If you have food affected by this recall, stop feeding it and take it back to the place you purchased it for a refund. For more information, visit the FDA's website or call Evanger's at 847-537-0102.

1/10/17 J.M. Smucker Company has recalled more lots of 9Lives and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Affected Food brands, Flavors and Lot numbers:

Brand Product Description UPC Code Consumer Unit Lot Numbers Units per Case Selling Unit Size UPC Code on Case
9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000367 6356803 6 4pk 5.5 oz each 7910003670
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000286 6357803 6 4pk 5.5 oz each 7910002860
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6354803 12 13 oz 7910052229
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna 7910000324 6357803 24 5.5 oz 7910000324
Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap 8113109609 6356803 1 12 pk 13 oz each 8113109609
Special Kitty Super Supper 8113179041 6354803 12 13 oz 7910079041

Symptoms of low thiamine include decreased appetite, drooling, vomiting and weight loss. In more severe cases, symptoms include bending the neck towards the floor, trouble walking, circling, falling and seizures. Contact us immediately if your cat has eaten the recalled food and showing any of these symptoms.

If you have food affected by the recall, stop feeding it to your cat and call the company at 800-828-9980. For more information about the recall visit the FDA's website.

1/4/17 J.M. Smucker Company is recalling certain lots of 9Lives, EverPet, and Special Kitty canned cat food due to possible low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1).

Affected Food brands, Flavors and Lot numbers:

Brand Product Description UPC Code Consumer Unit Lot Numbers Units per Case Selling Unit Size UPC Code on Case
9Lives Meaty Pate Chicken and Tuna 7910052238 6354803 12 13 oz 7910052228
9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000402 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000402
9Lives Meaty Pate Seafood Platter 7910000367 6355803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910003670
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000327 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000327
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910000286 6358803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910002860
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6355803 12 13 oz 7910052229
9Lives Meaty Pate Super Supper 7910052239 6364803 12 13 oz 7910052229
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Seafood 7910000364 (793641) 6356803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910003640
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken and Tuna 7910000324 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000324
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken Dinner 7910000410 6356803 24 5.5 oz 7910000410
9Lives Meaty Pate with Liver and Chicken 7910000312 (793121) 6355803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910000312
9Lives Meaty Pate with Ocean Whitefish 7910000420 6358803 24 5.5 oz 7910000420
9Lives Seafood Poultry Variety Pack 7910053377 6307803 24 5.5 oz 7910053377
9Lives Meaty Pate with Chicken & Tuna 7910000366 6357803 6 4pk
5.5 oz each
7910003660
EverPet Mixed Grill Dinner 7910053114 6356803 12 13 oz 7910053114
Special Kitty Beef and Liver Dinner 8113112120 6355803 12 13 oz 8113112120
Special Kitty Classic Tuna Dinner 8113112157 6358803 12 13 oz 8113112157
Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner with printed wrap 8113109609 6355803 1 12 pk
13 oz each
8113109609
Special Kitty Mixed Grill Dinner without printed wrap 8113112119 6356803 12 13 oz 8113112119
Special Kitty Super Supper 8113179041 6355803 12 13 oz 7910079041

Symptoms of low thiamine include decreased appetite, drooling, vomiting and weight loss. In more severe cases, symptoms include bending the neck towards the floor, trouble walking, circling, falling and seizures. Contact us immediately if your cat has eaten the recalled food and showing any of these symptoms.

If you have food affected by the recall, stop feeding it to your cat and call the company at 800-828-9980. For more information about the recall visit the FDA's website.

February Office Hours

Our office hours will be shorter on several days during February. Dr. Foote will be attending educational seminars.

Our short days:

Saturday Feb 4th 8 am – noon
Tuesday Feb 7th 8 am – noon
Wednesday Feb 8th noon – 5 pm
Saturday Feb 18th 8 am - noon
Wednesday Feb 22nd noon – 5 pm
Saturday Feb 25th 8 am - noon

Perfect Puppy Class    

Prevent puppy problems! Start your puppy off right. Puppy Classes will be held in our office on Saturdays from 8:00 - 8:45 am. Classes continually rotate for 4 weeks. Our next class starts on January 14th. If you miss a class, you can attend later. You will receive printed information each week that you attend. You will also receive a copy of Perfect Puppy in 7 Days: How to Start your Puppy off Right,a value of $20. The fee for the class is $80. Class is open to puppies ages 6 weeks to 4 months. Please provide proof of vaccination and deworming.

You will learn:

Polite puppy play

Basic commands

Strange people, places, pets and noises are okay

Loving the crate

Question and Answer time

And more!

To sign up or for more info, call 253-3221 or email okawvetstaff@mchsi.com. You must sign up and pay before the classes start. You may pay the day of the first class.

Cat Showcat

The Illini Cat Club will host their All Breed Cat Show on March 4th and 5th. The show will be at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Urbana. The Illini Cat Show will showcase pedigreed cats and help local shelters adopt cats. They are also honoring veteran cats, cats over 7 years.

For more information about the event, visit the event page on facebook.

 

Know Your Pet

Dr. Foote has started a blog to give you a place to not only get information, but to ask questions, comment and share this information with your friends. The focus of the blog is to help you understand why specifically pets do what they do. To get to know your pet and also have ideas about what will help your pet. Check out her blog here. She is looking forward to your comments.