Once again jerky treats which were made in China for dogs and cats are making animals sick or causing them to die. You must read labels carefully. Avoid food for your cat or dog that is made in China, Thailand or Vietnam. Often stores will cover up the country of origin with the price tag!
Here’s what the FDA says in its latest warning – “As of September 24, 2013, FDA has received more than 3000 complaints of illness related to consumption of chicken, duck, or sweet potato jerky treats, nearly all of which are imported from China. The reports involve more than 3600 dogs, 10 cats and include more than 580 deaths.”
Even if a product is made in the US they could be sourcing ingredients from anywhere – including China. And while I have your attention, read the labels, if there is fish on the ingredient list do not buy it – more on “why we no longer consume fish” in an upcoming newsletter.
Here’s two articles on the latest FDA warning:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/10/22/us/fda-jerky-pet-treats-warning/ – FDA to vets: Watch out for jerky pet treats; some linked to illness, death
http://truthaboutpetfood2.com/jerky-treat-progress-report – Jerky Treat Progress Report?
Here’s a link to the latest FDA warning:
http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/CVMUpdates/ucm371450.htm – FDA Releases Progress Report on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation
On Halloween, Thursday October 31st 10% of our sales will be adopted to Loup Garou rescue an organization devoted to the rescue and adoption of black cats and dogs!
For more information: http://www.loupgarourescue.org/
Here’s an article written by Loup Garou founder Jennifer Mieuli Jameson:
Halloween…my very favorite holiday of the year! Children dressed up as goblins and ghosts traveling door to door like scary salesmen, only they expect to be GIVEN something: a trick, or a TREAT! Treats are more popular these days, much to the chagrin of the parents whose little ones will be hopped up on sugar for days to come after the annual spookfest!
While it’s all fun and frolic for humans, this particular holiday can be difficult for our pets, and most especially for black cats. Long associated with witches and evil, every year at this time, we hear the warnings: shelters won’t adopt out black or orange cats at this time of year, or “keep your felines confined to the indoors, lest they meet with a terrible fate.” There is a risk, to be sure, but more of a risk is that your cat might be met with mischief perpetrated by Halloween pranksters. But the incidence of cats being sacrificed to so-called Satanic ritual is less actuality and more urban myth. While there are some reported cases, there are more times when our sleek black beauties are the victim of rambunctious Halloween revelers.
To be on the safe side, keep your kitty indoors. That way, the only peril he or she will face is the constant ringing of the doorbell as the Night of All Hallows is celebrated~!
Get 10% off Golden Healer crystals and Cat Faeries’ own handcrafted flower essences for cats through November 1st. No coupon code required – the savings are right on the website.
Cat Faeries’ flower essences for cats are professionally crafted for cats taking into consideration their collective consciousness and doing our best to get into the minds of our feline friends. Our golden healer crystals are quartz crystals which grew near Iron Hydrate tinting them with varying shades of golden yellow to orange and thus amplifying their healing power.
Cat Faeries is so pleased to introduce you and your cats to these Organic Pet Superfood supplements from Bixbi. When an elderly dog friend made huge strides in his health we knew we had to check it out to see how these four superfood supplements might benefit cats. And boy do they!
Each ingredient is organically grown or produced, and just as impressive: they are all sourced or grown in the US! You know us, we are against ingredients from China and similar countries.
Choose your formula or formulas and simply add the powder to your cat’s food – dry crunchies, canned cat food, or homemade cat food. Now you can boost your cat’s health and vitality in an affordable and easy way.
Digestion – Packed with thousands of natural enzymes, antioxidants and immune-modulating compounds. This unique blend of powerful organic, US grown mushrooms contains naturally occurring B-vitamins to help convert food to energy for everyday activity and fighting disease. And DIGESTION improves digestive efficiency while combating gas, loose stools and bad breath. Give your cat’s diet the support it needs with DIGESTION in every meal.
Immunity – Potent antioxidants such as L-Ergothioneine, selenium and vitamins C & E prevent damage caused by stress, infection, pollution and aging. The polysaccharides in our unique blend of powerful organic mushrooms improve natural killer and T-helper cell activity, and work to balance the immune system. Give your furry friend its best defense by using IMMUNITY every day.
Joints – Packed with natural antioxidants, our unique medicinal mushroom formula fights free radical cell damage caused by age, exercise and stress. It aids circulation, eliminates toxins and fights inflammation at the source. And JOINTS is made with NEM® (Natural Eggshell Membrane) — clinically proven to reduce joint and soft tissue pain. Keep your cat/dog moving with JOINTS.
Skin and Coat – Whole food antioxidants and B-vitamins provide key nutrition while nourishing the skin and reducing free radical damage at the cellular level. SKIN+COAT’s unique organic mushroom formula also contains natural immune modulators which balance overactive antibody responses — the cause of itchy skin, rashes and excessive shedding in pets with allergies. With SKIN+COAT, your cat (or dog) will look and feel the very best.
More detail about the benefits of each formula and the ideal serving size can be found on the Healthy Cats page on our website.
If you use Gmail to receive the Cat Faeries newsletter, you should know Google is rolling out new features to their email service and they’ll be automatically filtering your past and future email messages. The Cat Faeries email newsletter will be categorized as “Promotions” and placed in a separate inbox.
This may also happen to other emails from Cat Faeries, for example the emailed confirmation when you place an order or when we reply to a question you’ve asked us.
This means you won’t see the Cat Faeries newsletter in your Primary inbox unless you change how the Gmail service handles our emails. Annoying yes! But fortunately, making the change is pretty easy.
There will be five new inboxes – Primary, Social, Promotions, Updates and Forums. If you haven’t seen these changes yet, they will be coming soon.
If your Gmail inbox has been changed, open the Promotions tab and drag a Cat Faeries newsletter to the Primary tab. A small brown pop-up will appear at the top of the page. Where it says “Do this for future messages from firstname.lastname@example.org?” click “Yes.”
If you want to go back to having all your emails appear in one inbox (so you don’t have to check five of them), click on “Settings” in the upper right corner, then click on “Configure Inbox.” Unselect all categories but Primary and save your changes. You’ll have one inbox with all your email messages again.
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