Dogs lifespan – Club Fuer Molosser http://club-fuer-molosser.net/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:36:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-88.png Dogs lifespan – Club Fuer Molosser http://club-fuer-molosser.net/ 32 32 Very old reptiles give clues to longevity in humans – Consumer Health News https://club-fuer-molosser.net/very-old-reptiles-give-clues-to-longevity-in-humans-consumer-health-news/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 11:30:43 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/very-old-reptiles-give-clues-to-longevity-in-humans-consumer-health-news/ FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Historically, little has been recorded about the aging of amphibians and reptiles, unless they live in a zoo. Now, a team of international researchers has changed that in a study that has traveled the world. The team of 114 scientists, led by researchers from Penn State and Northeastern […]]]>

FRIDAY, June 24, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Historically, little has been recorded about the aging of amphibians and reptiles, unless they live in a zoo.

Now, a team of international researchers has changed that in a study that has traveled the world.

The team of 114 scientists, led by researchers from Penn State and Northeastern Illinois University, conducted the most comprehensive study to date of aging and longevity in “cold-blooded” animals. Investigators collected data in the wild from 107 populations of 77 species of reptiles and amphibians, learning new details about how these creatures age in the process.

“There is anecdotal evidence that some reptiles and amphibians age slowly and have long lifespans, but so far no one has really studied this on a large scale on many species in the wild,” said the study’s lead author, David Miller, associate professor of wildlife population. ecology at Penn State, in University Park, Pennsylvania.

“If we can understand what causes certain animals to age more slowly, we can better understand aging in humans, and we can also inform conservation strategies for reptiles and amphibians, many of which are threatened or endangered. disappearance,” Miller said in a Penn State News. Release.

The effort paid off: For the first time, researchers have documented that turtles, crocodilians and salamanders have particularly slow rates of aging and extended lifespans for their size.

And, in at least one species from every group of cold-blooded animals, including frogs, toads, crocodilians, and turtles, the animals did not age biologically at all.

“It sounds dramatic to say they don’t age at all, but fundamentally their likelihood of dying doesn’t change with age once they’ve outgrown reproduction,” said study first author Beth Reinke, assistant professor of biology at Northeastern Illinois University. , in Chicago.

“Negligible aging means that if an animal’s risk of dying in a year is 1% at age 10, if it is alive at 100 years old, its risk of dying is still 1%,” she explained. “In contrast, among adult females in the United States, the risk of dying in one year is approximately 1 in 2,500 at age 10 and 1 in 24 at age 80. When a species exhibits negligible senescence [deterioration]aging just doesn’t happen.”

The aim of the study was to analyze the variations in aging and longevity of cold-blooded animals in the wild compared to the aging of warm-blooded animals. The researchers also aimed to explore previous hypotheses related to aging, including the regulation of body temperature and the presence or absence of protective physical traits.

An earlier hypothesis suggested that cold-blooded animals age more slowly than warm-blooded animals due to the way they regulate their body temperature and metabolism.

“People tend to think, for example, that mice age quickly because they have a high metabolism, while turtles age slowly because they have a low metabolism,” Miller said.

Instead, Miller’s team found that the aging rates and lifespans of cold-blooded animals were both much higher and lower than known aging rates for warm-blooded animals of similar size. This suggests that how an animal regulates its temperature does not determine its rate of aging.

“We did not find support for the idea that a lower metabolic rate means [cold-blooded animals] age more slowly,” Miller said. “This relationship was only true for turtles, suggesting that turtles are unique among [cold-blooded animals].”

Another hypothesis, known as the protective phenotypes hypothesis, suggests that animals with protective traits such as armor, spines, shells, or venom age more slowly.

The team documented that these traits appear to allow animals to age more slowly or live much longer for their size.

“It could be that their altered morphology with hard shells provides protection and contributed to the evolution of their life histories, including negligible aging – or lack of demographic aging – and exceptional longevity,” said the co-lead author of the study, Anne Bronikowski, professor. of Integrative Biology at Michigan State.

The results of the study were published on June 23 in the journal Science.

More information

The US National Institute on Aging has more on another study on aging, this one in companion dogs.

SOURCE: Penn State, press release, June 23, 2022

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Dog trainer who ‘struggles’ with breed warns they could be added to banned list https://club-fuer-molosser.net/dog-trainer-who-struggles-with-breed-warns-they-could-be-added-to-banned-list/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 17:12:47 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/dog-trainer-who-struggles-with-breed-warns-they-could-be-added-to-banned-list/ When it comes to choosing a dog that suits us, there are many things that must be taken into account. Whether it’s how much time we can spend with them, what the dog needs or what it eats, it’s not always as easy as choosing a cute-looking four-legged friend. At present, there are currently four […]]]>

When it comes to choosing a dog that suits us, there are many things that must be taken into account.

Whether it’s how much time we can spend with them, what the dog needs or what it eats, it’s not always as easy as choosing a cute-looking four-legged friend.

At present, there are currently four breeds and types of dogs banned in the UK – a Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino and Fila Brasileiro.

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However, a canine expert now thinks there should be another added to the list after admitting he would ‘struggle’ looking after the dog on his own, despite being a dog trainer, if not. was not for the help of his team.

Jacob Morgan, founder and trainer of the YorkshireCanineAcademy.co.uk, believes that Belgian Malinois could be added to the red list.

Jacob, who has trained over 2,500 dogs and owns five himself, explained: “This week alone I saw five Belgian Malinois dogs seeking rehoming via Facebook. It’s scary to see because it shows that people buy this breed of dog and can’t take care of it.

“My Belgian Malinois puppy, Stark, is 15 weeks old and I’m with him most of the day training our clients’ dogs. But I also have staff members who can also make sure Stark is stimulated by giving him an activity to do every hour. Even as a dog trainer, if it was just me taking care of Stark, I would struggle.

According to Wales Online, this breed is being sold online for £650 with Google Trends showing a 50% increase in online interest in the last 12 months alone.

The expert dog trainer said he plans to participate in appropriate sports with his dog Stark when he is older with activities that test tracking, obedience and protection skills, as well as assessing whether a dog has the appropriate traits and characteristics of a good working dog.



A Belgian malinois.

In addition to being highly intelligent, athletic and energetic, dogs, which can grow to around 30 kg with a life expectancy of 14 to 16 years, are said to have a great prey drive. For this reason, and without proper socialization and training, they will chase small animals, vehicles, or children.

Jacob said: “I had planned to have a Belgian Malinois puppy for two years. I had chosen his name before finding the right breeder, because there are so many people who breed for profit rather than health and good personality traits. I can say with confidence that the Belgian Malinois is not a pet and especially if you have a full time job, you don’t have time for this breed.

“It takes thousands of hours of training to make a Belgian Malinois a ‘normal dog’. So many people are bred to have a “nervous edge,” which is mistaken for a desire to protect. »

He continued: “This breed has strong guarding and guarding instincts, and genetics compel them to chase and bite things. If an owner does not provide an outlet like the training shown in our video, dogs can become anxious and lash out at their owners.

“It’s a perfect storm going on right now and I’m sure it won’t be long before the breed is completely banned. Through no fault of their own, it will be the fault of the thoughtless breeders and owners who don’t haven’t done their research properly.

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Don’t buy bulldogs pleaded by charity awash with pets with health issues amid calls for ban https://club-fuer-molosser.net/dont-buy-bulldogs-pleaded-by-charity-awash-with-pets-with-health-issues-amid-calls-for-ban/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 07:35:31 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/dont-buy-bulldogs-pleaded-by-charity-awash-with-pets-with-health-issues-amid-calls-for-ban/ A charity has pleaded with people to stop buying bulldogs, amid urgent pleas from experts to stop buying the breed. An animal charity launched the plea after receiving its ‘worst’ consumption of bulldogs exhibiting a catalog of illnesses. Hope Rescue in Wales said it received two adult and eight bulldog puppies with serious health issues […]]]>

A charity has pleaded with people to stop buying bulldogs, amid urgent pleas from experts to stop buying the breed. An animal charity launched the plea after receiving its ‘worst’ consumption of bulldogs exhibiting a catalog of illnesses.

Hope Rescue in Wales said it received two adult and eight bulldog puppies with serious health issues last week, all due to reproductive issues. It happened just a day before new research came to light from the Royal Veterinary College urging people in the country not to buy flat-faced dogs.

This is due to breeding creating respiratory problems, skin diseases and ear and eye disorders. Many of these illnesses, including cherry eyes and significant problems with their legs, spine and hips, were observed upon admission by Hope Rescue.

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These sick animals will never live a normal life and this can discourage potential new owners. Hope Rescue founder Vanessa Waddon said: “It’s hard for us not to be sympathetic to calls to ban the breed, especially after seeing the appalling state of this latest catch.

“If things do not change, we will join these calls. It is essential that buyers do not facilitate the breeding of brachycephalic breeds with exaggerated characteristics and choose breeders who put health before profit. We cannot continue to welcome these dogs and observe their Suffering.”



Some of the Bulldogs who have been cared for by Hope Rescue, based in Llanharan, Wales. See SWNS story SWOCbulldogs; A charity has received its ‘worst’ consumption of bulldogs with a catalog of illnesses – amid urgent pleas from experts to stop buying the breed. Hope Rescue said it received ten bulldogs with serious health issues last week, all due to reproductive issues. The charity said the two adults and eight puppies were the “worst breed” of dogs it had. It happened just a day before new research came to light from the Royal Veterinary College urging people not to buy flat-faced dogs, including bulldogs. Research indicates that urgent action is needed to protect the breed due to increasing cases of respiratory problems, skin and ear diseases, and eye disorders due to breeding. Many of these illnesses, including cherry eyes and significant problems with their legs, spine and hips, were observed upon admission by Hope Rescue.

Hope Rescue, which is based in Llanharan, received the ten bulldogs on June 14 after being seized by a local authority in Wales on welfare grounds. The 10 new bulldogs join five other dogs already in the care of the charity due to poor breeding practices and low welfare breeders prioritizing wealth over health.

The Royal Veterinary College urges the public to think twice before purchasing a flat-faced breed and discourages the breeding and purchase of animals with extreme configurations. The college said: “Unfortunately, many of the breed’s problematic characteristics, such as a very flat face, deep folds of facial skin and noisy breathing, are still often perceived by many people as ‘normal’ novelties. “or even ‘desirable’ – rather than major welfare issues.”

The results indicate that urgent action is needed to reduce the high rate of health problems related to extreme body shape currently seen in English Bulldogs if the future of the breed is to be protected. Hope Rescue’s own position supports this – and says it’s essential for buyers to change their buying behaviors or risk this breed continuing to endure a lifetime of suffering.

The charity said the dogs now needed investigative tests, x-rays and surgery, which would likely cost Hope Rescue around £20,000. Sara Rosser, Welfare Manager, said: “We’re pretty tough at Hope Rescue, but our hardened rescue hearts have been well and truly broken by these dogs.”

She added: “It is difficult for us to raise funds at the moment due to the current cost of living crisis, but if the public could help in any way, by helping us with our vet costs, we would would be extremely grateful.”

To donate or for more information, visit Hope’s appeal page: https://www.hoperescue.org.uk/Appeal/bulldog-intake-appeal

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Quorn Beer, Buzz Lightyear Hot Dogs and Other Vegan Food News of the Week https://club-fuer-molosser.net/quorn-beer-buzz-lightyear-hot-dogs-and-other-vegan-food-news-of-the-week/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 21:00:01 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/quorn-beer-buzz-lightyear-hot-dogs-and-other-vegan-food-news-of-the-week/ It seems like every week in the world of vegan food news is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. Lightlife has just announced its biggest partnership yet with Disney and Pixar to promote its Light year film. Beyond Meat is moving closer to price parity with beef by launching its […]]]>

It seems like every week in the world of vegan food news is more exciting than the last and this week is no exception. Lightlife has just announced its biggest partnership yet with Disney and Pixar to promote its Light year film. Beyond Meat is moving closer to price parity with beef by launching its Cookout Classic bulk packs in 10,000 stores. Vegan bun hits the shelves at Trader Joe’s. And British brewery BrewDog has just made a tribute beer to meatless meat maker Quorn. Read on to find out more.

1Brewdog’s Quorn Beer

Of course, pairing (plant-based) chicken wings with beer is nothing new, but beer inspired by meat without meat? It’s not something you see every day…until now. British brewery and pub chain BrewDog has teamed up with Quorn, which makes meatless meat using mycoproteins, to create the dry-hopped Mexican Vienna Lager. Brewed specifically to accompany Quorn’s meatless meats, the limited-edition beer is part of the BrewDog and Friends June subscription box.

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“Quorn is a pioneer in the food game, their ongoing work to create a better future for us and the planet makes them the perfect partner for a bold new brew,” said Lauren Carrol, brand and marketing director at BrewDog, in a statement. . “We like to let our BrewDog and Friends subscribers guess what we’re going to serve next, and this beer is unlike anything we’ve done before. We can’t wait for fellow punks and Quorn fans to try it alongside the Quorn burger.

And although this beer seems to be the only thing that unites these two companies, they share an important common bond: brewing beer and making Quorn involve the magical process of fermentation.

2Buzz Lightyear’s Vegan Hot Dogs

Light year-a spin-off of a cult film toy story-hits theaters today and Greenleaf Foods SPC, parent company of plant-based Lightlife Foods, celebrates its biggest partnership yet. The brand has partnered with Disney and Pixar to create special-edition packaging featuring the iconic character Buzz Lightyear for its most popular products, including Smart Dogs, Smart Bacon, Original Tempeh, Plant-Based Burger and Breakfast Patties. Lightlife has also created Light year– themed recipes to promote the partnership, including Cosmic Chili Dogs, Buzz Breakfast Burrito and Morning Moonrock Muffins.

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“Our collaboration with Disney and Pixar marks the largest brand collaboration in Lightlife history and we are extremely proud to be the exclusive plant-based sponsor of a film whose fan base spans generations. “said Adam Grogan, president of Greenleaf Foods, SPC in a statement. “We’re thrilled to have Lightlife’s family-friendly plant-based products teaming up with Disney and Pixar’s release of the film this summer.”

To infinity and beyond!

3Bulk packs of Beyond Burgers hit 10,000 stores

Beyond Meat knows summer is all about grilling, and their vegan Beyond Burgers are an absolute must-try. And this season, the brand’s vegan burgers are getting cheaper so you can feed everyone on the barbecue for a whole lot less. Beyond Meat introduced its Cookout Classic at Target and Walmart stores during summer 2020 as a limited-time offer and is offering a version of the bulk pack in an additional 10,000 stores this summer. When you crunch the numbers, each 4-ounce Beyond Meat patty in the Cookout Classic 8-pack will cost around $1.99. This closely approximates the price of beef, which was advertised nationally for about $1.45 per 4-ounce serving this week.

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And while we already know the benefits of eating vegan burgers over animal flesh, a price drop only makes the plant-based choice easier, especially when meat prices continue to soar. Created to inspire the whole family to go plant-based, you can now find the Cookout Classic Pack in the refrigerator aisles of Kroger, Publix, Sprouts, Target, Walmart, Wegmans, Whole Foods Market, and more.

4Tacotarian heads south to San Diego

Mini-chain Tacotarian is a vegan mainstay in the Las Vegas area and has found fans everywhere, including Vice President Kamala Harris who, on the recommendation of Senator Cory Booker, stopped by a store l ‘last year. At Tacotarian, Harris stocked up on tacos stuffed with vegan carne asada to fuel her then “vegan before 6 p.m.” lifestyle.

Las Vegans have the luxury of visiting Tacotarian anytime they want for their fill of VP-approved meals and San Diegans will soon have the chance to make Tacotarian a local favorite as well. That’s because the store’s fifth location — its first out-of-state outpost — is set to open in early July in San Diego. Tacotarian will take over a spot previously occupied by vegan restaurants Chicago Not Dogs and The Modern Vegan in the North Park area, where it will serve its famous tacos, flautas, quesadillas, desserts and more, as well as specialty cocktails.

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Tacotarian was founded by two married couples – Dan and Regina Simmons and Carlos and Kristen Corral – after being inspired by a trip to Regina’s hometown of Mexico City. “We’ve been watching California for a long time,” Dan Simmons said in a statement. “We were very lucky with this place because it’s in an amazing central location and we can’t wait to share our food with San Diego. People have wanted us to come to California since day one, so it feels good to finally be on our way.

5Trader Joe’s new vegan bun

Bread doesn’t usually make the headlines, but Trader Joe’s knows how to stir up excitement around things usually reserved for a quiet lunchtime sandwich. The new buzz at Trader Joe’s is around its Vegan Brioche Loaf. Indeed, brioche is a type of bread that usually contains both eggs and dairy products. However, Trader Joe’s delivered on its promise to introduce more plant-based items with the launch of this bread, which replaces animal products with dairy-free milk and vegan eggs.

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“Rich, moist, and full of buttery sweetness, a good bun is as elegantly delicious to eat as it is difficult to make — and it’s even harder if you’re making a totally vegan version,” Trader Joe’s describes on its website. . “Luckily, we know some of the best bakers in the business, and they have baked a pre-sliced ​​vegan brioche bread exclusively for us, and one that is worthy of being the crown jewel of any bakery, vegan or not.”

We think it’s time for French Toast? Or maybe bread pudding? Both? Thanks, Joe.

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Humane Society of Utah’s ‘Summer of Love’ event cuts pet adoption fees by 50% through June https://club-fuer-molosser.net/humane-society-of-utahs-summer-of-love-event-cuts-pet-adoption-fees-by-50-through-june/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:36:02 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/humane-society-of-utahs-summer-of-love-event-cuts-pet-adoption-fees-by-50-through-june/ Utah Humane Society MURRAY, Utah, June 15, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Humane Society of Utah is offering half-price adoption fees for pets through June 30 due to overcrowding at shelters. It’s called the “Summer of Love” adoption event. “Shelters across the state are at capacity or overcapacity,” HSU spokeswoman Guinnevere Shuster said. “Adoptions are […]]]>

Utah Humane Society

MURRAY, Utah, June 15, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Humane Society of Utah is offering half-price adoption fees for pets through June 30 due to overcrowding at shelters.

It’s called the “Summer of Love” adoption event.

“Shelters across the state are at capacity or overcapacity,” HSU spokeswoman Guinnevere Shuster said.

“Adoptions are slowing down and animals are waiting longer than usual to be adopted. By making adoption affordable for everyone, we hope to move homeless pets into loving homes.

Each pet for adoption has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and medically and behaviorally assessed.

• The Humane Society of Utah Pet Resource Center is located at 4242 S. 300 West in Murray, Utah.

• Its Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week.

• Her adoption fees range from $350 for puppies to $25 for adult cats. Each pet’s original adoption fee is listed on its online profile. The 50% discount will be applied at the time of adoption.

• All animals available for adoption can be viewed online at www. UtahHumane.org/adopt.

Additional benefits of adopting from the Humane Society of Utah, he says, include:

  • HSU offers certified dog trainer training tips and educational information to support pet families throughout the life of the pet.

  • 10% off preventative veterinary care services at our Murray For Life Clinic

  • Speak or email an expert about any behavioral or training issues

  • By opening your heart and your home to a new pet, you will help create space in the shelter for other homeless pets in need.

  • Adoptable pets receive a free wellness checkup at one of our participating veterinary clinics within 30 days of adoption.

HSU is working with many local and rural animal shelters throughout the state of Utah to transfer at-risk animals, the Humane Society statement said.

Since the start of the year, HSU has transferred 290 cats and dogs from Utah animal shelters to relieve overcrowding and help these homeless animals find homes.

“Many of our shelter partners here in Utah have contacted transfer service asking for help with overcrowding,” said Spenser Betenson, HSU transfer service supervisor.

“For example, in the first six days of June, the Uintah County Animal Shelter brought in 54 animals, which is a huge number for a small, rural shelter.”

By hosting this special adoption, the Humane Society of Utah hopes to encourage adoptions and make room for the growing number of homeless animals.

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NEADS World Class Service Dogs opens new $2.6 million breeding center in Princeton and will increase production of puppies for those in need https://club-fuer-molosser.net/neads-world-class-service-dogs-opens-new-2-6-million-breeding-center-in-princeton-and-will-increase-production-of-puppies-for-those-in-need/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 20:10:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/neads-world-class-service-dogs-opens-new-2-6-million-breeding-center-in-princeton-and-will-increase-production-of-puppies-for-those-in-need/ A new “state-of-the-art” breeding center has opened in Princeton at a cost of $2.6 million to produce increased numbers of puppies for NEADS World Class Service Dogs, a non-profit organization. NEADS began its breeding program in 2017, but quickly realized a larger facility was needed outside of its two farrowing rooms in its nursery due […]]]>

A new “state-of-the-art” breeding center has opened in Princeton at a cost of $2.6 million to produce increased numbers of puppies for NEADS World Class Service Dogs, a non-profit organization.

NEADS began its breeding program in 2017, but quickly realized a larger facility was needed outside of its two farrowing rooms in its nursery due to the growth of its program, according to a statement. organisation.

The Breeding Center is less than a quarter mile from the main NEADS campus and as of June 13th it now houses the breeding, whelping and early life care of the group’s puppies and allows NEADS to increase its pool of service dogs, the version added.

“It will accommodate up to 10 litters at a time, a major increase over the current nursery which can only accommodate two litters at a time,” NEADS said.

Gerry DeRoche, CEO of NEADS, said in the statement that the expansion is a “game changer” and that the group already has more than 400 service dog teams in the United States, but that “we hope to increase our customers with the addition of the new breeding center.

Features of the new breeding center include two veterinary care stations, a behavior testing area, a collapsible kennel, a protected outdoor area for litters, office space, five transition pods for older litters, five whelping rooms for younger litters, a delivery room and a rearing suite, NEADS said.

Most of the dogs bred by NEADS are Labrador retrievers which are specifically bred for their health, temperament and longevity and the breeding program plays a key role in the stability and growth of the non-profit organization, a added NEADS.

Established in 1976, NEADS offers “the widest range” of service dog programs in its industry, including those for adults and children with physical disabilities, service dogs for veterans, service dogs for the hearing impaired and service dogs for children with autism and other developmental disabilities, the organization says.

NEADS dogs are also associated with professionals in classrooms, therapy, hospitals, government departments and courthouses, he added.

The new structure was built in part through a leadership gift from Larry and Nanine Costa, according to NEADS.

The organization said it would be “a calm, quiet space where mothers can focus on feeding, sleeping and breastfeeding so the litters can thrive.”

Puppies entering the NEADS program will be named through the organization’s “Name a Puppy Program”. For more information on the services offered by NEADS and how to donate, visit its website.

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Jif Peanut Butter Recall Expands to Other Products https://club-fuer-molosser.net/jif-peanut-butter-recall-expands-to-other-products/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 22:01:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/jif-peanut-butter-recall-expands-to-other-products/ June 10, 2022 — More than a dozen products using Jif Peanut Butter have been recalled in recent weeks due to an outbreak of salmonella. The FDA has created a page to track recalled products, including this week’s most recent additions – a ready-to-eat protein snack and peanut butter ice cream. Some of the products […]]]>

June 10, 2022 — More than a dozen products using Jif Peanut Butter have been recalled in recent weeks due to an outbreak of salmonella.

The FDA has created a page to track recalled products, including this week’s most recent additions – a ready-to-eat protein snack and peanut butter ice cream.

Some of the products are sold at major retailers including Albertsons, Walgreens and Walmart. Products listed by the FDA so far include those manufactured or distributed by:

  • AG Specialty Foods with several brand names including We BE PB and Jammin’ Snack Box
  • Albanese Confectionary Group Inc. peanut butter cups under the Rich’s brand
  • Albertsons Companies Store-Prepared Items Containing Peanut Butter
  • Bix Produce Company’s egg and cheese curd snacks and food boxes, listed under the Jack & Olive and Created Fresh!
  • Cargill chocolate products sold online and at the Wilbur Chocolate store in Lititz, PA
  • Chocolate products from Coblentz Chocolate Company containing peanut butter
  • Country Fresh products under multiple brands, including fruit and celery snack trays sold under the Snack Fresh, Snack Sensations, Giant, Wegmans and Market32 brands
  • Del Monte products, including apple, pretzel and celery snack packs sold under the 7-Eleven, Circle-K and Get Go brands
  • Euphoria Chocolate Company’s chocolate confectionery products, including peanut butter truffles and peanut butter fondants
  • F&S Fresh Foods Fresh Garden Highway Protein Snacks with Peanut Butter Dip
  • Fresh Seasons power packs manufactured by Taher Inc.
  • Fudgeamentals chocolate products, including fudge distributed under the Walmart brand
  • Garden Cut Apple Wedges and Celery Bites with Peanut Butter Dip
  • Giant Eagle baked goods containing peanut butter
  • Mary’s Harvest Celery & Apple Peanut Butter Cuts
  • Safeway Fresh Foods Peanut Butter Apple Snack Trays
  • Taharka Brothers Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sundae
  • Wawa products that include apple and peanut butter dips

Jif’s parent company, JM Smucker Company, issued a recall on May 20 for 49 peanut butter products of various sizes after 14 cases of salmonella were reported in multiple states. An FDA investigation traced the contamination to one of the company’s facilities in Lexington, KY.

Now, the salmonella outbreak has risen to 16 cases and two hospitalizations in 12 states, according to the CDC’s latest update. The investigation is ongoing.

Consumers should not eat recalled products and should throw them away, the CDC said. Do not feed recalled foods to pets or other animals. Wash surfaces and containers that may have touched the recalled foods with hot, soapy water.

“Peanut butter can have a very long shelf life, so be sure to check any Jif peanut butter you have at home to make sure it hasn’t been recalled,” the CDC wrote.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Symptoms usually begin between six hours and six days after exposure, and most people recover without treatment in four to seven days. Children under 5, adults over 65, and immunocompromised people are at increased risk of serious illness from dehydration and may require hospitalization.

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Fur Parent Questions Answered: Are You Overfeeding Your Pet? When should you take him to the vet? https://club-fuer-molosser.net/fur-parent-questions-answered-are-you-overfeeding-your-pet-when-should-you-take-him-to-the-vet/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:40:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/fur-parent-questions-answered-are-you-overfeeding-your-pet-when-should-you-take-him-to-the-vet/ But while there is an increase in the number of pet owners, the knowledge of pet owners about the health care of their pets is rather lacking. For example, the concern of almost all owners, according to the survey, is that their pets develop chronic health problems. Yet despite the concern, more than two-thirds of […]]]>

But while there is an increase in the number of pet owners, the knowledge of pet owners about the health care of their pets is rather lacking. For example, the concern of almost all owners, according to the survey, is that their pets develop chronic health problems.

Yet despite the concern, more than two-thirds of pet owners had little or no knowledge about key health issues such as parasite infestation, chronic kidney disease and heart disease that could affect their cats and dogs.

When trying to find pet health information, 35% turned to the internet, while 26% watched YouTube and TikTok videos. And this is where inappropriate or incorrect information can be just as harmful.

Information from “unreliable sources, coupled with self-diagnosis or uncertified interpretation of results and behavioral changes in the animal, are usually barriers to proper care,” said Dr. Eddie Tan, technical director of BI (pets) for Singapore and Malaysia.

He has even encountered owners who impose the beliefs and preferences they follow in their own lives on their pets. They believe that by doing so, “pets will benefit from what they perceive to be appropriate,” he said.

What other areas are pet owners in Singapore lacking? Here is an overview of common questions that local experts encountered:

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Mosquito-borne diseases that can be fatal to your pet are on the rise in our area https://club-fuer-molosser.net/mosquito-borne-diseases-that-can-be-fatal-to-your-pet-are-on-the-rise-in-our-area/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 22:43:00 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/mosquito-borne-diseases-that-can-be-fatal-to-your-pet-are-on-the-rise-in-our-area/ TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – It’s a mosquito-borne disease that can kill your pets and we’re seeing more cases of it in the area. Local vets want to remind you that it is easy to prevent. Heartworm is not new, but some local veterinarians and rescue groups, like Planned Pethood, have seen an increase in cases […]]]>

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – It’s a mosquito-borne disease that can kill your pets and we’re seeing more cases of it in the area. Local vets want to remind you that it is easy to prevent.

Heartworm is not new, but some local veterinarians and rescue groups, like Planned Pethood, have seen an increase in cases in our area over the past few years.

Brooke West has been a veterinarian for over 15 years. She owns the Perrysburg Animal Hospital and the West Toledo Animal Hospital. “When I first started practicing, we would see maybe one case per summer or fall. Now we see one a week or more, so it’s definitely on the rise.

Heartworm causes things like heart failure and lung disease. “A mosquito will bite a dog with the heartworm and then bite another dog. The infective larvae get inserted into the dog’s bloodstream. That’s how it spread,” West said.

Colleen Kane and her husband adopt dogs for Planned Pethood. Through their work with the rescue group, they have cured a number of heartworm-carrying dogs. “The worms look like spaghetti and entwine in the heart. It is a terrible disease that can be fatal if not caught. The frustrating thing is that it’s something pets don’t have to go through,” Kane said.

Kane says it’s much cheaper to prevent with drugs than to treat. “The treatment is very expensive and while all of our veterinary partners are very good to us, it’s still a top-of-the-line treatment that can’t be fixed right away,” Kane said.

West says the treatment is a difficult process. “It’s a long and tedious process. There are exercise restrictions, painful injections, and lots of medications to take. This all takes months to complete,” West said.

She also says that heartworm medicine is something you should give all year round. It’s the same message from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“They recommend year-round control and prevention, because they saw a live mosquito in January, so you need to stick to those guidelines,” Kane said. “You can also find mosquitoes all over the place, so even if your dog isn’t outside much, he needs some medicine. Mosquitoes have no problem getting inside.

If you can’t afford medicine, Kane says, ask for help. “Reach. Ask your vet, local rescue center or shelter. That’s what we’re all here for. We work as a team. Everyone wants you to keep your pet home and away. of a safe haven,” Kane said.

FDA experts say signs of heartworm include a persistent cough, fatigue after light activity, difficulty breathing, and a sickly appearance. It is not contagious and only spreads when a dog is bitten by a mosquito. A dog can have anywhere from 1 to over 200 worms, although the average number is 15. The lifespan of a heartworm inside a dog is 5 to 7 years.

As mentioned, cats can also get heartworms. However, the FDA says cats aren’t as susceptible to infection as dogs because worms don’t grow as well in a cat’s body. Prevention is again key as there are several products approved to prevent heartworms in cats. Ferrets can also catch heartworms.

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Oh no! Lanternflies in Ocean County! What to do now? https://club-fuer-molosser.net/oh-no-lanternflies-in-ocean-county-what-to-do-now/ Fri, 03 Jun 2022 06:00:01 +0000 https://club-fuer-molosser.net/oh-no-lanternflies-in-ocean-county-what-to-do-now/ When it comes to gardening, there are some insects you like and some you don’t. The “spotted lanternfly” is one of those insects that makes it onto the “hated” list. The “spotted lanternfly” is destructive when it comes to gardening. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, “Mottled lantern causes severe damage including oozing sap, […]]]>

When it comes to gardening, there are some insects you like and some you don’t. The “spotted lanternfly” is one of those insects that makes it onto the “hated” list. The “spotted lanternfly” is destructive when it comes to gardening.

According to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, “Mottled lantern causes severe damage including oozing sap, wilting, leaf curling, and dieback of trees, vines, crops, and many other types of plants. In addition to plant damage, when spotted lanterns feed, they excrete a sugary substance, called honeydew, which promotes the growth of black sooty mold. This mold is harmless to humans but it causes damage to plants.”

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

This week we discovered “spotted lanternflies” in my wife’s yard here in Ocean County. Oh no! Now what? Well, the first thing we did after identifying the insect was to research and come up with a game plan.

Princeton plant put together a reference list on how to destroy “spotted lantern flies” and they have ten tips you can incorporate into your garden. The article also contains an email and phone number to report findings of “spotted lantern flies” here in the Garden State.

Another resource we have discovered is Neem Oil. neem oil can be used for certain insect and fungal disease problems. Concentrated Neem oil is diluted with water and applied to affected vegetation. We ordered the oil and will use it once a week to ten days to hopefully drive away the “spotted lanternfly”.

According to National Pesticide Information Center, neem oil appears to be safe for humans. According Gardening skills, neem oil is nearly non-toxic to birds, fish, bees, and wildlife, and studies have shown no cancer or other disease-causing results from its use. This makes neem oil very safe to use if applied correctly. We’ll let you know how it goes in our garden.

Shawn Michael

Shawn Michael

There is also a wildlife-safe trap that you can use as well. Take a moment to watch this “how to” video.

Do not hesitate to share your advice and/or your comments regarding the “spotted lantern fly”

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