Friday, October 23, 2009

Momo, Baxter & Cat Food Recall

Graphic & text bySassy & Gracie's mom.

Momo is having some health problems now, she isn't eating much and doesn't drink, her kidneys are compromised. We need prayers sent her way by all praying that she will get feeling better soon.


Cat food recalled for inadequate thiamine level

Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is alerting Georgians to the recall of some cat food manufactured for Premium Edge because it contains an inadequate level of thiamine.

Diamond Pet Foods is recalling the following date codes of Premium Edge Finicky Adult cat food and Premium Edge Hairball cat food:

RAF0501A22X 18 lb., RAF0501A2X 6 lb., RAH0501A22X 18 lb., RAH0501A2X 6 lb. The date of manufacture is May 28, 2009.

Symptoms displayed by a cat with a thiamine deficiency may include in coordination or muscle weakness, paralysis of the hind limbs, seizures, lack of appetite, vomiting, ventroflexion (bending towards the floor) of the neck, dilated pupils and abnormal eye movement called nystagmus. Any cats fed the recalled food that display these symptoms should be immediately taken to a veterinarian.

Veterinarians who diagnose any cat that has become ill from consuming the affected pet food are asked to file a report with the Food and Drug Administration.

To contact Premium Edge Pet Foods, please call 1-800-977-8797 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday. Anyone who purchased the recalled products should return them to the place of purchase.

From HAGA email:

We hope you will vote for Merci as cutest dog. Her link is
And now we'd like to you visit Baxter, a 19 year-old therapy dog. He died October 16, but what an inspiration and comfort he was to those who were also in the last days of their life. Moments With Baxter has a blog with photos, information on his book, and misc. information. All proceeds from his book is being donated to animal and hospice charities.

There are a number of articles on the web. One is at

And if you haven't seen it, you will enjoy this video of Baxter. He became a therapy dog the last 4 or 5 years of his life. During that period, he became unable to walk, but he still visited patients.

If the video doesn't play, you can find it at


  1. Khwite a full post!

    Tank woo!

    Baxter's video made us leak earlier this week - what a khutie with a great purpose!


  2. Thank you for sharing Baxters story. Mums eyes are all leaking now. What a great dog, he looks like a loveable guy.

  3. Oh boy, we're all leaky over here. Baxter was quite a boy!

  4. We are purring very hard for MoMo. The continued pet food recalls are troubling. When are we going to have safe food to eat? ~S,S,C & F

  5. Leaky eyes here about Baxter. Great story. And we're purring hard for Momo.

    Thanks for coming to my Gotcha Day party yesterday!! :)

    purrs and hugs,

  6. It was so sad to watch Baxter's video here and earlier in the week - what a wonderful pup and what an impact he had on so many in need.

    We will have to go wish Momo some good thoughts.

    Hope you all have a good weekend, the OP Pack

  7. We've been voting for Merci!
    Prayers sent for Momo!
    And Baxter - how inspirational!

  8. Wow - Baxter just made meowmy cry and cry and cry! What a special little doggie he was! Thanks also for the info on the food recall!
    By the way, thank you so much for stopping by our blog and comment on Bugsy's picture - he was very flattered! We do need friends!! Meowmy added a link to your blog on our page too, so people can get to your cool blog!
    I hope to see you there many many times again!
    See you soon!
    Lucky, Bugsy and Hope ~

  9. I did enjoy the video. We're sending prayers Momo's way!

  10. Thank you so much for coming to my retirement send off. It meant a lot to me that you were there. It has been a pleasure having you all for my dear dear friends and I have enjoyed the many visits that we shared.
    Love to you and your family.

  11. We are having internet problems but we could vote today!
    Baxter was the best!
    Kisses and hugs


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