Diamond Pet Foods has issued a recall on its Diamond Naturals Lamb and Rice dry dog food. This food may be contaminated with Salmonella.
If you have one of the products below, immediately stop feeding the dog and implement handling procedures as all pets and humans coming in contact with it can be exposed to Salmonella.
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 6 lb bag
- Production code: DLR0101D3XALW
- Best vefore date: 04 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 20 lb bag
- Production code: DLR0101C31XAG
- Best before date: 03 Jan 2013
Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, 40 lb bag
- Production codes: DLR0101C31XMF, DLR0101C31XAG
- Best before date: 03 Jan 2013
- Production code: DLR0101D32XMS
- Best before date: 04 Jan 2013
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Apr 09, 2012 | | Dog News
Diamond Pet Foods offered this voluntary recall for potential exposure. Please follow all warnings and visit the site above with any more questions.
Boston Terrier Characteristics
At a glance:
- Height: 15 to 17 inches
- Weight: 6 to 25 lbs
- Color: brindle and white, black and white, seal and white
- Life Expectancy: 10-15 yrs
- Grooming: simple
- Exercise: undemanding
- Temperament: Determined
Boston Terrier Characteristics – History:
The Boston Terrier is said to have been the result of crossing the English Bulldog with the English Terrier which has now become extinct. It lead tho the birth of a dog named Hooper’s Judge who approximately weighed about 30 pounds. This dog was successively bred down and crossed with the French bulldog which is also said to have been the predecessor of the Boston Terrier. The present day breed was bred down from the original Boston Terrier which is said to have weighed about 44 pounds and was used in pit fights. The breed gained immense popularity and fanciers of this particular breed formed the American Bull Terrier Club. The name was not well received by Bull terrier enthusiasts and the breed was eventually renamed after its birthplace.
Boston Terrier Characteristics – Physical Representation:
The Boston Terrier has a muscular body with a compact build. It has a square shaped head along with a short and wide muzzle. The nose is black in color and the large and dark colored eyes are set far apart with the ears standing erect. The board chest is accompanied by a neck which is visibly arched. The short haired coat has a smooth texture and comes in a combination of brindle and white, black and white or seal and white.
Boston Terrier Characteristics – Type of work the breed does:
This breed was originally used for pit fights but over the years has been bred to develop non aggressive traits. Today they are highly regarded as companion dogs and are known to be good watchdogs as well.
Boston Terrier Characteristics – Personality and Temperament:
This highly intelligent breed has acquired a reputation for having a lively and endearing personality. Once used in pit fights, the Boston Terrier has been effectively developed to become a companion dog. Gentleness and playfulness have become their pronounced attributes. They are easy to train as they are highly intelligent and always prepared to learn. This Breed is also known to be willful and therefore should be treated patiently. They are excellent companions for children and aged people as well as friendly with strangers and accommodating of other pets.
Boston Terrier Characteristics – Care:
The short haired coat which has a fine texture is easy to groom. It should be brushed with a firm brush and the dog should be bathed only when required. The face should be cleaned with a damp cloth and the eyes should also be paid adequate attention. The ears should be checked consistently for ticks and grass seeds. The nails also need clipping at regular intervals. The Boston Terrier is known to be an average shedder.
Boston Terrier Characteristics – Living Environment:
The Boston Terrier can adapt to apartment life very easily as they are active indoors and do not require a yard.
The Hidden Pet Fence does work with well Boston Terriers but should be installed by a hidden dog fence professional. Bostons are easily trained to the pet fence but it must be done with care for they are a sensitive breed. Contain-A-Pet now mandates all its hidden pet fence dealers are dog trainers. This ensures that the hidden fence is installed correctly and the dog is correctly trained.
You will be amazed what our dealers know about dogs, their personalities and temperaments. Call them today. Ask questions and get to know your local dealer. Need your local dealer? Call 1-800-777-3647 and we will be happy to direct you!
Jul 20, 2011 | | Non-Sporting Dogs
Do you live in a city with banned dog breeds? Many people do and some don’t even realize it as often times the laws are not enforced. In the next few paragraphs you will learn about how breeds get banned, the breeds that are most often banned and why it should make a difference to you.
It doesn’t matter the size or the breed of a dog, any dog that is untrained can pose a threat to others. Some grandparents in Hopkinton, Iowa, learned this the hard way. On March 5th their three year old granddaughter went out in their backyard and was fatally mauled by the families two pet Rottweiler’s. She died and the animals were euthanized at the request of the family. The city council discussed banning the Rottweiler breed but later decided against it.
Breeds Being Banned
If you live in a city with laws regarding the breeding or owning of certain breeds and you don’t follow the laws you could be fined or face jail time. Some of the most popular breeds currently being banned are: American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Rottweiler, Mastiffs, Great Danes, Chow Chows, German Shepherds and many others.
Why Should It Make A Difference?
Imagine being in the military or having a job where you frequently have to move your family. If your family has a Pit Bull there are many cities where the breed is not welcomed. If you have a large dog such as a Saint Bernard or Mastiff you won’t be able to move him to Fairfield Iowa, all dogs that weigh over one-hundred pounds are banned. Some rental property owners have certain breeds they won’t allow and insurance companies will charge more for coverage if you have a certain breed or they can deny you insurance altogether. What if you have a well behaved dog and the breed gets banned from your city, what will you do? Many people are dealing with this problem everyday as they have to leave the pets they love behind.
If you have a dog that bites or attacks someone you could unknowingly start a conversation in your city regarding banning the breed of your dog. Make sure your dog is well trained. Seek out a trainer to help if your dog has behavior issues you can’t correct on your own. Dog lovers are angered by the fact that many breeds are being banned as the attacks are typically the cause of the owners mistreating the dogs, teaching them to attack or ignoring behavior issues that causes the problems in the first place. They don’t care if a breed is banned, they will just move on to another breed until that breed is also banned. The cycle will just continue until the owners are held accountable. Responsible dog owners and breeders are the people who suffer most in these situations.
Last, but certainly not least, you should never use an electric fence for dogs for the only means of containment for a pet that you think could bite someone.Â That is totally irresponsible and dangerous.
May 17, 2011 | | General Pet Info