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Zoë Dog Treats Are Nutritious And All-Natural – But Also Irresistible To Dogs And Useful To Pet Parents

June 29, 2015

MANSFIELD, Mass. – (For Immediate Release) Good things come in small packages and now, so do useful things! Zoë Dog Treats from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. are all-natural chewy morsels that are more than just canine snacks – they’re tools that offer real benefits for consumers. Zoë Tender Bites and Zoë Tender Chunks make irresistibly healthy training rewards or treats and Zoë Pill Pops are stress-free medication dispensers for dogs.

Zoë dog treats are made in Canada and include only North American ingredients – nothing from China. They include no corn, no wheat, no soy, no artificial flavors or preservatives – the type of treat customers feel good about feeding their dogs. What they do include are carefully selected ingredients that offer top-notch nutrition and delectable flavors.

Zoë Dog Treats include the following products:

Zoe Tender Bites Sale Sheet_USA_ENGZoë Tender Bites and Zoë Tender Chunks are soft & chewy, highly palatable dog treats. With only 4 calories per treat, they’re perfect as a snack or a training reward. Buckwheat is the staple ingredient, which is neither a wheat nor a grain. It’s a fruit seed related to rhubarb and considered a health food powerhouse that is gluten-free and protein-rich. That makes the treats perfect for consumers that have dogs with allergies or sensitive stomachs – and nutritionally rich for all pets. Both treat styles are Canadian-made, 100% natural and ideal for rewarding dogs every day.

Zoe_TenderChunks_GroupZoë Tender Bites come in four delectable varieties: Pumpkin & Ginger; Peanut Butter & Banana; Apple & Cinnamon; and Vanilla & Mint. Zoë Tender Chunks are offered in four flavors: Turkey & Beets; Bistro Beef & Gravy; Chicken & Parmesan; and Grilled Cheese & Bacon.

Zoë Pill Pops are meaty, chewy treats made to conceal canine medication. Like Tender Bites and Chunks, they’re soft, chewy and meaty with only select wholesome ingredients included. The Pill Pops are individually wrapped in 2-packs that hold in moisture and break apart to easily hide any size pill. The moist texture is moldable so the two sides can be sealed back together, hiding the medication. The delectable scent also concealsZoe_PillPops the meds, making dogs eager to participate – it makes inserting pills more pleasant for pet parents, too. Zoë Pill Pops come in three delicious varieties; Roasted Chicken with Rosemary; Grilled Beef with Ginger; and Peanut Butter with Honey.

The name Zoë translates to the Greek word for “life” – it was carefully chosen to represent the company’s feelings about the joy and fulfillment dogs bring to people’s lives. The Zoë product line embodies this philosophy — Every nutritious ingredient is carefully chosen and focuses on the optimal health of dogs. These are philosophies customers can truly get behind.

Zoë dog treats from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. are nutritionally complete and completely useful to keep dogs of all shapes and sizes healthy, happy and well behaved. Zoë Tender Bites are ideal training rewards that have an MSRP of $4.99. Zoë Tender Chunks are nutritious anytime treats with an MSRP of $6.49. Zoë Pill Pops offer consumers a simple, stress-free way to give pets their medication and are offered for an MSRP of $6.49.

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Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1955, Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of pet products, pet food and pet supplies with facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

RECALL ALERT: Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Voluntarily Recalls Five Nutrish® Wet Cat Food Varieties For Potentially Elevated Vitamin D Levels

June 8, 2015

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Contact:
Consumer:
877-650-3486
www.nutrishforpets.com/newsdisclaimer icon

Media:
Steve Joyce
814-724-7710 ext. 4448
Steve.joyce@ainsworthpets.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 4, 2015 – Ainsworth Pet Nutrition of Meadville, PA is voluntarily recalling five varieties of Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® wet cat food, including Ocean Fish-a-licious, Lip Smackin’ Sardine & Mackerel, Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore, Tuna Purrfection, and certain lot codes of Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver due to potentially elevated levels of vitamin D. Symptoms of excessive vitamin D consumption usually develop within 12-36 hours after ingestion and may include vomiting or diarrhea, increased thirst and urination, and muscle tremors or seizures. Any cat experiencing these symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.

Two variety packs that contain some of these recalled products (the Chicken Lovers Variety Pack, and the Ocean Lovers Variety Pack) will also be recalled. The recalled products are distributed nationwide. No other Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® products are affected by this recall.

Single Pack Unit UPC Code Best By Dates Thru
PAW LICKIN CHICKEN AND LIVER (2.8 oz) 071190007032 AUG 17 2015
OCEAN FISH AND CHICKEN CATCH-IATORIE (2.8 oz) 071190007049 DEC 1 2016
OCEAN FISH A LICIOUS (2.8 oz) 071190007056 DEC 1 2016
TUNA PURRFECTION (2.8 oz) 071190007063 DEC 1 2016
LIP SMACKIN SARDINE AND MACKEREL (2.8 oz) 071190007070 DEC 1 2016
Multi Packs – 12 Count Unit UPC Code Best By Dates Thru
CHICKEN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups) 071190007773 DEC 1 2016
OCEAN LOVERS VARIETY PACK (12 count pack of 2.8 oz cups) 071190007780 DEC 1 2016

The UPC code can be found on the bottom of the cup. The Best By code can be found on the side of the cup.

To date, there have been 11 reports of illness associated with these products.

After conducting a number of product tests, Ainsworth confirmed that the affected products have elevated levels of vitamin D. The high levels result from the natural levels of vitamin D that are found in some of the fish ingredients that were used in these specific formulas.

“At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish®, the safety and quality of our products is our top priority,” says Jeff Watters, CEO. “For the time being, we recommend disposing of any of the affected wet cat varieties. Rest assured we have implemented additional operating procedures to prevent an issue like this from occurring in the future. We sincerely apologize to our loyal consumers everywhere.”

Ainsworth is working to ensure the removal of all affected products from store shelves. Retailers with affected products are asked to contact 888-943-4218 for additional information.

Consumers with questions about the recall are encouraged to contact Ainsworth’s Consumer Care Team at 877-650-3486 or visit www.nutrishforpets.com/newsdisclaimer icon.

Representatives will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET Monday thru Friday and 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET Saturday and Sunday.

Vitamin D is important in regulating calcium and phosphorus in a cat’s body. But, when ingested at very high levels, it can lead to serious health issues.

Production of the affected varieties has been suspended and will resume after reformulation.

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Naturally Nocturnal Exo Terra’s Full Moon and Scorpion Light Provide Natural Nighttime Lighting For Reptiles, Amphibians, Scorpions and Other Invertebrates

May 28, 2015

FullMoonLightMANSFIELD, Mass. – Nocturnal reptiles, amphibians, scorpions and other invertebrates should never be left in the dark – nor should they have unnaturally bright lighting at night. Exo Terra’s new Full Moon and Scorpion Light provide a natural nocturnal ambience that encourages nighttime foraging and mating behaviors. Available from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp., the new lights create realistic nightfall lighting and temperatures.

Pitch dark or bright lighting during late night hours are disorienting settings for pet reptiles and amphibians. Exo Terra’s Full Moon is designed to simulate natural moonlight in terrariums – The soft light mimics a moonlight shimmer, enabling pets to be observed without disturbing their nocturnal behavior. The low heat emission of the Full Moon also simulates a natural temperature drop inside terrariums. This duplication of a normal habitat encourages nightly foraging for food and stimulates mating behaviors.

The Full Moon is also simple to install – it’s placed on the inside of screen covers and held in place by a strong magnet. The low heat, 1 watt emission and its automatic turn-on when lights dim also mean a low energy cost for consumers.ScorpionLight

Exo Terra’s new Scorpion Light is also meant to promote normal nighttime behavior by emulating a natural nocturnal environment. Made for invertebrates, the UV light makes certain scorpions, spiders and insects glow in the dark. It lights up some spider webs and instigates spider mating behavior. The light consumes only 2 watts and does not interfere with natural nighttime temperature drops.

Available from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp., the Exo Terra Full Moon light is available with an MSRP of $33.99. The Exo Terra Scorpion Light is available for an MSRP of $41.99.

For more information, visit www.hagen.com or call 1-800-225-2700.

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Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1955, Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of pet products, pet food and pet supplies with facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

RECALL ALERT: Nylabone Recalls Puppy Starter Kit Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

April 27, 2015

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Contact:
Consumer:
1-877-273-7527

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – April 22, 2015 – TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products, of Neptune, NJ is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals ingesting the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The recalled Puppy Starter Kit consists of one lot of dog chews that were distributed nationwide, to Canada, and through one domestic online mail order facility.

The product comes in a 1.69 oz. package marked with Lot #21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, located on the back of the package, and with an expiration date of 3/22/18 also stamped on the back of the package.

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing by the company revealed the presence of Salmonella in one lot of 1.69 oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.

Consumers who have purchased 1.69 oz. packages of the Puppy Starter Kit from affected Lot 21935, UPC 0-18214-81291-3, Expiration date of 3/22/18, should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-877-273-7527, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Central time (after hours/weekends covered by third-party poison control center).

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Please note, handling Salmonella can be dangerous to pets and humans. Please visit these Food Handling instructions for proper handling and disposing steps.

Pet Botanics Music Video Features 8 “Singing” Dogs

April 24, 2015

Asher with PB Min TR Bacon 4oz Pet Botanics just launched a music video promoting BotaniFits™, the proprietary blend of nutrients added to their healthy dog foods, training rewards and treats. The video features an a cappella-style singing group, called The BotaniFits, which is comprised 8 rescue dogs who “sing” about the benefits of BotaniFits™. Each dog also portrays one of the 8 BotaniFits ingredients – Yucca Schidigera, Peppermint, Rosemary, Cranberry, Chamomile, Dandelion, Green Tea and Blueberry.

The commercial was filmed as a full video production including canine stylists and film crew. Hollywood dog trainer Susan Guillot of Second Hand Souls Animal Rescue & Animal Actors hand Pet Botanics New Logoselected and trained the rescue dogs who appear as The BotaniFits. The video was created to show consumers how Pet Botanics’ exclusive ingredient blend takes health and nutrition to another level. BotaniFits™ provide antioxidants to improve digestion and support immune systems – promoting the long-term health of dogs. View the video at www.BotaniFits.com. For more information, contact Cardinal Laboratories at 1-800-433-PETS (7387) or visit www.cardinalpet.com.

New Cat Love Toys – Fast And Fun Meets Gentle And Safe

April 15, 2015

  Cat-Love-vibrating-mouse-packageMANSFIELD, Mass. – (For Immediate Release) Cat Love introduces a new series of cat toys that are fast and exciting but soft and gentle. The new vibrating mouse and caterpillar toys and the dangling mouse toy are built for rough play, but they also have a furry surface that’s safe and comfortable. Cat Love toys are the newest line of feline fun from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp.

A lack of daily exercise often leads to overweight or obese cats and a lack of fun and mental stimulation leads to unwanted behaviors such as misplaced scratching or cries for attention. New Cat Love toys are excellent for hours of fun and exercise, and both are essential for keeping housecats busy and healthy:

Cat Love Play Toys: Vibrating Mouse and Caterpillar – The enticing Vibrating mouse and Caterpillar toys are designed to keep cats engaged for hours of feisty fun. In addition to their exciting movement, these furry critters squeak and have a tail for added attraction and intrigue. They also have a soft, furry coat that feels warm and gentle to pets. Cat-Love-vibrating-caterpillar-package

Cat-Love-dangling-mouseDangling Mouse – The Dangling Mouse toy is perfect for encouraging cats to play, exercise and sharpen their pouncing skills. It’s an excellent interactive toy for stimulating a feline’s natural ability to stalk and pounce – and playtime is a great way to bond with pets. The soft, furry coat is warm and gentle for cats.

The new toys are built with the comfort and safety of pets in mind. Their gentle fur helps protect kitty mouths and claws during playtime. When toys are turned off, their soft, warm coat is also perfect for cuddling at naptime.

New Cat Love Toys from the Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. are a great way to keep pets active and pampered. The Vibrating Mouse and Caterpillar toys have an MSRP of $14.49 and do not include batteries. The Cat Love Dangling Mouse has an MSRP of $6.99.

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Rolf C. Hagen (USA) Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rolf C. Hagen Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1955, Rolf C. Hagen, Inc. is a leading international manufacturer and distributor of pet products, pet food and pet supplies with facilities located throughout North America, Europe and Asia.

RECALL ALERT: Pet International Inc. Recalls 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

February 17, 2015

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Contact:
Consumer:
(305) 591-3338

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — February 11, 2015 — Pet International of Miami, Florida is recalling 1500 units of 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals (i.e. dogs) eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets (i.e. dogs) will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The 6” Beef Trachea Pet Treat was distributed to retail stores in the following Cities: Conifer, and Lakewood in Colorado.

If you have this product, use gloves and put in a double bag and throw it away as soon as possible. Do not touch the product in any way, and if you do, it’s recommended you must wash your hands immediately with an antibacterial soap.

The potentially affected product will pertain to a particular lot number, and are specific to a particular size of the pouch it’s sold in. Anyone having these products should verify the following:

Brand: Buster’s Natural Pet Supply,
Lot Code: 8501450,
Size: 6” Beef Trachea/ 12 Pack Plastic Pouch,
UPC Code: 8501450

No illnesses have been reported to date. We are still warning consumers that if any of the above information is on the package you have, do not feed it to any animals at all. It may be hazardous and should be disposed of immediately.

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and analyzed by FDA, obtained from Buster’s Natural Pet Supply in Conifer, CO. and found to be positive for Salmonella. The product sampled had a Buster’s Label on it, but was manufactured by Pet International. Buster’s Natural Pet Supply recalled the entire product from the two stores that the distributor sells it. The Pet International Inc. continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased 6” Beef Trachea with Buster’s Natural Pet Supply Label on it and are wishing to be refunded because of the recall, can take the product back to where bought it from, with receipt. A special form will be provided to be filled out as well. Both the form and the receipt are needed for the refund.

Consumers with any questions about the recall product may contact the company at by phone at (305) 591-3338 Monday through Friday 9:00am too 5:00pm EST or via e-mail at sergioh@petint.com.

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Please note, handling Salmonella can be dangerous to pets and humans. Please visit these Food Handling instructions for proper handling and disposing steps.

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