'Gourmet Dog Food'

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image via Amazon.com

Honey, tonight we’re eating dog food!

And you know what? It wasn’t half bad.

Let me back up a second before you think I’ve completely lost my mind.

When I picked up Better Food for Dogs (with the oh-so-adorable wrinkly bulldog puppy on its cover), I was expecting a few lists of things dogs should never eat …



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As tempting as that bowl of kibble is — don’t eat it. People who handle contaminated dog food or touch an infected dog, especially if they don’t wash their hands afterward, can ingest the bacteria and get sick.

Unfortunately, humans (that’s you) can and do get sick — salmonella infantis — from dog food. Not only …


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•  A total of 14 individuals infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis have been reported from 9 states: Alabama, Connecticut, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.*
•  Among the 9 patients with available information, 5 were hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.
•  Multiple brands of dry pet food …


Dog Food - Tests Positive for Salmonella

Dog Food - Tests Positive for Salmonella

Pet food safety: Dog Food Recall – Chicken Soup for Pet Lover’s Soul tests positive for salmonella

Diamond Pet Foods is expanding a voluntary recall to include one production run and four production codes of Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food. One bag of the product …


At school with me, a have a two year old Jack Russell Terrier. She is a wonderful dog and basically goes everywhere with me except for class and work. Her name is Precious and she is adorable.

So basically since she goes everywhere with me, including the sorority house, my friends like to give her people food as treats. I …


In a nutshell:  pig ears recalled in 18 states; possible salmonella; can affect people and dogs

Pig ears for dogs recall

from the company press release distributed by the FDA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 8, 2011 – Jones Natural Chews Co of Rockford, IL is recalling 2705 boxes of Pig Ears because it has the potential to be contaminated …


In a nutshell: Another Merrick pet treat is recalled. Previously reported on Circle of Food blog has been the  Merrick Beef Filet Squares in July 2010 and earlier in the year in January 2010.

from the company press release distributed by the FDA (somebody can’t spell “immediate.”)

FOR IMMIDIATE RELEASE – January 28, 2010 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. …


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Last weekend I entered a biscuit bake-off (more like a throw down) at the Greyhound Fall Festival here in Tucson. Thirteen of us biscuit bakers competed for the title and a $40 gift card to Trader Joe’s.

The judges were lucky dogs.

So I tried to think like a dog (it’s about me, me, and me and …


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