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 Food Hygiene News - August 2, 2019 Edition   Listeria found in pre-washed bags of lettuce If I buy bagged salad, and the bag says the salad’s already washed, can I just eat it without washing it again? Well, yes, you can, but you may not want to. It’s all about how much risk you want to assume. https://www.foodsafetynews.com/2019/07/spot-check-of-almost-300-leafy-greens-samples-shows-serious-contamination/   CDC now involved in pigs ear recall Last week we talked about the pig ear recall, and that 93 people were hospitalized with salmonella. That number increased to 127, and now the FDA and CDC are advising all customers to...

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In this episode I show how I prepare Species Balanced™ pet food for my cats, Ang and Cam, by adding a little water to help keep them hydrated and healthy. Adding water to pets food year round is a great way to keep them hydrated, and in summer it's good to mix in a little extra water to account for the heat. But it's not just summer as even air-conditioning is enough to create a dry air environment. Other reasons include high altitudes where the air is much dryer like where Balanced Blends founders, John and Christina, live up in Colorado. Or maybe you've...

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Food Hygiene News - July 26, 2019 Edition     Grain Free and DCM What is DCM, and why is it linked to grain-free food? Read our blog for more information. https://balancedblends.com/blogs/updates/grain-free-dcm-taurine-deficiency-and-you   UPDATE: Pig ear recall continues to claim victims A few weeks ago, we talked about the pig ears recall due to salmonella contamination. At this point, 93 people from 27 states are infected with salmonella, and 20 are hospitalized. If you’ve got pig ears at home for your doggos, you should probably toss them. https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/pet-treats-07-19/index.html   Dogs overheating in cars (even with AC on)  We’ve spoken about how...

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This is the second piece in a two-part article sharing my personal experiences transitioning my cats: Angelo and Cam. In the previous article we examined Cam’s transition plan and how he required a little longer to adjust to a change in diet, how that was quite common and perfectly ok, and, most importantly, how to adapt to meet your pet’s needs. In this, part 2, we shall cover the importance of transition for cats that seem like, and act like, they don’t need it.The important takeaway from this article is to be patient and allow your cats gut bacteria to...

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Food Hygiene News - July 19, 2019 Edition   Protecting pets from storms  Hurricane Barry is a good reminder for all of us that we should have a safety plan in place for our pets, just in case the unthinkable happens. The AVMA has some great ideas on what to pack and what to do. https://www.avma.org/public/EmergencyCare/Pages/Pets-and-Disasters.aspx   Protecting pets from the aftermath Speaking of natural disasters, have you ever wondered what the government’s stance is regarding the crops that are destroyed in a disaster situation? Click the link to read the FDA’s thoughts on what could be done with those...

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