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Dog Food Recall:Diamond Dog Food Says it’s Unexpected

Making sure your dog gets the right4 health dog food food is important. You probably take into consideration the kinds of food your dog prefers, hopefully along with the idea of which foods are healthier. Unfortunately the big scare is the idea that something could be wrong with the dinner you serve your Golden every night and it won’t be obvious until the damage is done.

The problem with dog food is the fact that it is almost impossible to tell which brands can be reliable. Over the past few years there have been multiple dog food recalls. Dog care seems to be more important by the FDA rather than by brands like 4 Health Dog Food or Diamond Dog Food, a repeat offender in 2012. The most recent recalls have included products from Milo’s Kitchen, Waggin’ Train and Claudia’s Cuisine.

Make sure you have the most up to date information on recalls to ensure proper dog care. Look at websites like FDA and Dog Food Advisor to keep up to date with the recalls. The FDA even has an email sign up so you can get the information when its relevant rather than when you are driving your pet to the vet. The most important thing to take away from this article is- It is impossible to say which brand of dog food can have a problem so don’t pick a ‘safe’ product and remain ignorant to recalls because you think that your food choice could never negatively affect your dog. People who buy 4 Health Dog Food would have never expected such health problems and you should keep an eye out too.

I have linked the Dog Food Advisor and FDA sites below and urge dog owners to bookmark these pages. Your dog’s health is in your hands, so please be responsible.

http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recalls/
http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm#Link_to_Animal_Health

ATM for Dog Training

ATM for Dogs

You’ve already got one. An ATM for your dog, that is. So you say you don’t recall installing one in your home? I hear you. You don’t remember that late night visit by the ATM ninjas secretly entering your house and installing a device that will give your dog currency with the swipe of a paw.. I get it. But you did.

If you have a supply of food, children (and probably adults too) and a refrigerator you have a built in ATM for your dog.

Dogs could care less about pieces of green paper with deceased notables on them, be it a George Washington or Benjamin Franklin. They will just as easily ignore a one dollar bill as they will a Five Hundred dollar bill. They will also be as likely to shred it if they are so inclined to that behavior.  What dog’s care about is far more basic that bucks.

Doggy currency is the “F” word… Yes, that stuff that you have stashed away sometimes in a cabinet, sometimes in the refrigerator, sometimes in your hands, or your kids hands and sometimes this doggy currency is just laying around for anyone or any dog to abscond with.. If you haven’t guessed it by now the doggy currency is Food. Food, marvelous food!

If your dog exhibits bad behavior or is not yet trained the way you would like, first take a look at ALL the sources of his food and ask yourself what is he is learning when he is getting his currency. Is he getting it for “free” or does he have to exchange a behavior for it?  After all does the ATM down the street handout dollar bills just because you are cute, funny or interesting – or do you have to get a job and earn it first?

More on dog training and doggy currencies in an upcoming post.