Blue Buffalo Pet Food Recall

>> Thursday, October 14, 2010

ASPCA Alerts Consumers About Blue Buffalo Pet Food Recall

Advises Pet Owners to Discontinue Affected Product Use Immediately

October 8, 2010

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) was notified today about a voluntary pet food recall issued by The Blue Buffalo Company. The affected products include Wilderness Chicken Dog food, Basics Salmon Dog food and Large Breed Adult Dog products. Recent reports have indicated that these recipes may contain higher levels of Vitamin D, which can cause hypercalcemia, a serious, if not fatal illness in dogs.

Blue Buffalo products are widely distributed at pet specialty stores as well as other retail and wholesale outlets. Additional information regarding the Blue Buffalo pet food recall can be found at

“The ASPCA advises concerned pet owners who use Blue Buffalo products to contact the company with any questions related to their products and monitor their pets for signs of illness,” says Dr. Camille DeClementi, Veterinarian and Senior Toxicologist at the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. “Should pet owners notice symptoms such as increased thirst, urination, stomach upset or loss of appetite, they should consult their veterinarian or contact the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center for help.”

Hypercalcemia is a serious illness that affects the electrolytes in the body and can disrupt normal organ function. Serious cases can result in acute renal failure and cause damage to the heart or central nervous system. Coma and death have occurred in untreated cases.

“The ASPCA strongly advises pet owners to discuss any potential symptoms with their veterinarian and not to diagnose or treat their pet at home,” adds Dr. DeClementi.

Veterinary professionals can find additional information about hypercalcemia in dogs at or or call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435. A $65 consultation fee may apply.

Related cases may be reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through their web portal at


1st Annual Curly Tail Calendar Contest!!

>> Monday, October 4, 2010

Let the Voting Begin!!

You may now click on the 3 VOTE links in the left sidebar (and below) to cast your votes:

VOTE - Group 1
VOTE - Group 2
VOTE - Group 3

Be sure to send the links to all of your family, friends, and coworkers! The pug photos with the most votes will appear in our 2011 Curly Tail Calendar!!

How it will work:

1. Starting today, October 4th, qualified photos are now posted at the Curly Calendar Contest pages - Just click on the links in the sidebar for Groups 1-3 to see all the entries and cast your votes
2. The voting begins by locating your favorite pics and vote away!
3. Each vote will cost $1.
4. You can vote as many times, for as many photos, as you would like to see in the calendar.
* ie/ if you wanted to vote for "Puggy" – you would send in $10 that will be 10 votes for Puggy.
5. Voting will take place over a 3 week period.
6. Week 2, we will take the top voted for pugs and break them down into groups of 5 pugs per Calendar Month & voting continues.
7. Week 3, we will narrow down each month's top 5 down to the top 3 pugs
* At the end of week 3, the pug pics (within each Calender Month with the highest vote wins)
8. We are still deciding about the cover of the Calendar: Logo vs. Pug Picture Winner

Best of luck, you are all winners in our book!

Visit our homepage: for more details!

~ The Curly Crew


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