Plagued by another possible Salmonella contamination, the latest FDA recall affects a wide range of items from brewer's yeast and glucosamine joint tabs to vitamins and even pet breath mints! What makes this issue especially tricky is that these items are sold under different brand names at different retailers, so check the UPC codes to be on the safe side. All affected items will show an expiration date of between 1/13 and 6/13, so if you're spotting those dates, take it back to the point of purchase for further direction.
Though it's hard for me to mentally wrap my head around brisk Autumn temps — 'cause it's hot hot hot now — there are a few items worthy of an earlier scoop before Summer's done. Personally, I think this sleeping bag is totally adorable for a chilly night under the stars . . . or one under the air conditioner. Shop the other luxe styles now available from the Juicy Couture Fall 2010 line in the widget below.
Symptoms sneak up on pets, and oftentimes once more serious ones appear, significant dehydration has already hurt your precious pal. Learn more about this infection and all sorts of symptoms for people and pets when taking this quiz!Take the Quiz
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If you still have the resealable package, check for a "Best By 3/24/12" date — those batches may be tainted so return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. To be on the safe side, if you're not sure when you bought the snacks and they look like this, discard and treat your pooch to something else instead.
Luckily no illnesses have been reported yet — the bacteria was caught in a routine FDA surveillance sampling — but be careful when handling the treats (to discard them), remove anything else they could have contaminated, and thoroughly clean any containers, too.
Sure, I'm well aware of the tub of Epsom salts remedy for those aching dogs (read: feet), but you can take that saying literally! Thanks to Fully Vetted, I've got a new idea to treat North's feet.Just as mixing one cup of Epsom salts into a couple quarts of comfortably warm water relaxes you, you can also stand a dog in the same mixture to help soothe his paws, too. This product works when the Magnesium sulfate (as it's also called) is absorbed into the skin and dehydrates the swollen spots. It also helps to sooth muscle pains and improve rough patches in the skin. Could this treat your pets after too much frolicking over the long weekend?