March 25, 2017 Episode 168 :THE TWO CRAZY CAT LADIES”

Hello Pups and Kittens, and welcome back to The Groomer Next Door Podcats. This week I am so happy to announce my two favorite cat ladies joined us this week. Jae and Adrienne are YouTube stars, informative and entertaining bloggers, and have the best ALL NATURAL cat product line around. It's with great pleassure I get to announce The Two Crazy Cat Ladies will be joining us this week. Let's get to know more about Jae and Adrienne.

About Our Guest

We are here to help everyone embrace their inner Crazy Cat Lady! Maybe you are already well aware that you’re a crazy Cat Lady – or maybe you resist this honorable title… it’s even possible that you may not consider yourself crazy about cats at all – and that’s fine… we know you just haven’t met the right cat yet…

In truth, Jae and I both resisted this illustrious title… at first. While we each enjoyed happy childhoods with various cat companions, and shared a genuine love for all animals, we didn’t consciously aspire to become the Two Crazy Cat Ladies… it just happened. Little by little – cat by cat – until we finally just acknowledged the facts… We are the proudest, most passionate Two Crazy Cat Ladies you’ll ever meet. (Hoarders don’t count… we’re not clinically crazy.)

Along with our pride and passion, we also offer a solid foundation in nutritional knowledge. Jae has spent the last 10 years of her life as an executive with Nzymes.com – a small pet supplement company. Her experience, knowledge and research have made an undeniable impact in the lives of countless pets and pet parents… not to mention on the health and happiness of our own babies. While Nzymes focus is primarily on dog health, we saw first hand how important these nutritional fundamentals are for cats as well and felt it was time to bring the very best of our experience and knowledge to the community that is so close to our hearts.

Jae will tell you that I’m a little crazier than her… and I’ll give her that. I rescued Scotch (named for the tape – not the drink) while she was still in high school… he was dumped in the parking lot where I worked more than 18 years ago. I found Mama on a river bank in Tennessee 6 months later. In fact, her real name was Cleo – but I was young, broke and stupid – not realizing that Scotch and Cleo would fall in love and make 5 babies before her first birthday… you can read that story here… suffice to say – She has been Mama ever since.

In the fourteen years since Jae and I met, we have shared the joy of welcoming Mr. Bittles (found injured under a pile of pallets), Oliver Twist (a stray who insisted on adopting us) and Pooh Bear (hands down the most bi-polar, difficult and irresistible of all our rescues). We have committed to being the best guardians we can be to these precious little lives… and we want to share all we know, both personally and professionally, with all of you. Together, we can ensure the safety, health and happiness of all our crazy cats.


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Pet Food Recall

March 20, 2017 — EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth and Mac’s Choice pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

What’s Being Recalled?

The recalled pig ears were distributed throughout the U.S.A. and Canada.

The products were packaged as individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags under the following brands:

  • Barnsdale Farms
  • Barnsdale Farms Select
  • Houndstooth
  • Mac’s Choice

The recalled products are from Lot 84.

No illnesses of any kind have been reported to date.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a 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 provider.

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, be sure to contact your veterinarian.

About the Recall

The potential for contamination was noted after routine testing revealed the presence of Salmonella in the product.

The company has suspended distribution of the product while FDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased any of the affected Barnsdale Farms pig ears should return the product to the place of purchase for a refund.

Those with questions may contact the company Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM ET Time at 888-290-7606.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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