Monday, September 28, 2015

OC Raw Dog Food Recall of September 2015

September 25, 2015 — OC Raw Dog of Rancho Santa Margarita, California, is voluntarily recalling 640 lbs. of Chicken, Fish and Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.




No illnesses have been reported and no other OC Raw Dog manufactured products are affected.






The recall is limited to the Chicken, Fish and Produce Raw Frozen
Canine Formulations that were packaged into 6.5 lb. Doggie Dozen
Patties, 4 lb. Doggie Sliders, and 3 lb. Meaty Rox with the lot number
1819 and “use by” date of 05/05/16.


These codes can be found on the bottom left corner of the back of the package.



If you are in possession of this recalled product, the company asks
that you submit a picture of the package with the lot number to Olivia@ocrawdog.com for verification.

Either dispose of the product immediately or return it (for a replacement) to the retailer where it was purchased.


Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-844-215-DOGS
(3647) Monday thru Friday 9 AM to 4 PM PST. If you get an automated
answering system, the company asks that you leave a message. They will
call you right back.


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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OC Raw Dog Food Recall of September 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Who Gets Custody of the Family Dog? | Money.com

Once again, the news is full of stories about families struggling over custody issues - only now the primary issue is who gets custody of the family dog?  True pet lovers will tell you that having pets is no different than having children.  They are members of our family, and vulnerable ones at that.  They don't grow up, go to college, earn a living.  Once we make the decision to get a pet, it's a lifetime commitment.



Family law lawyers are discovering that the issues related to pets are important to their clients.  Resolving those issues may not be so simple as the family law statutes don't address pet custody issues.  As a result, families have to fashion their own solutions.  Sometimes this is only possible with the help of a skilled mediator - an impartial third party that can guide the couple through the decision making process.



Before you go to court, go to mediation  It save time, money and emotional energy.  For more information on pet custody mediation, you can reach out to me at 407-977-8080.  



Who Gets Custody of the Family Dog? | Money.com

Monday, October 27, 2014

Mariah Carey’s dogs visiting Nick Cannon? Custody battle over pets ensues - National Celebrity Headlines | Examiner.com

Here's another famous couple fighting over the dogs!  Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon have eight (8) dogs - they've split up their fortunes and determined visitation for their children but they can't agree on the dogs!



Relationship turmoil does have an effect on your pets - who they live with, how they are treated, their environment.  Courts are not equipped to help couples work out decisions regarding their pets.  Pet mediation and alternative dispute resolution is the best way to address the unique needs of your pets.





Mariah Carey’s dogs visiting Nick Cannon? Custody battle over pets ensues - National Celebrity Headlines | Examiner.com

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Pets increasingly at center of divorce battles

Planning on getting married?  Getting a prenuptial agreement (a/k/a a prenup)?  If you have pets considering adding provisions regarding your shared pets (a prepup)! As the incidence of disputes over shared custody of pets continues to rise, thinking about how the pets would be shared in the event of a split is a good decision.



Far too often, couples fail to address how the pets will be handled in the event of a breakup only to find out that their "ass-umption" about what would happen is wrong.  Pets are not furniture, they are beloved members of our family and they deserve to be treated with the same consideration as our children.



Want more information about the current state of pet custody?  Here's a case that demonstrates the courts are taking a harder look at this issue.  Better to create your own solution than to leave something this important to the decision making power of the courts.  



Pets increasingly at center of divorce battles



Sunday, July 20, 2014

Divorcing couple struggles with pet custody - chicagotribune.com

Are couples using their pets as pawns in order to prolong the pain of divorce?  Most courts will not hear disputes related to the custody of pets - this is because pets still are viewed as property - not a living, breathing being whose needs and emotions also need to be taken into consideration.



Divorce is difficult enough.  The pets suffer from the loss of daily contact with the people they love.  They have not changed their loyalties just because one spouse has decided they can't/don't want to live with another.  Our pets love us unconditionally - they don't want a divorce.



Protect your pets when your relationship sours - ask a pet mediator to help you resolve your dispute.  



Divorcing couple struggles with pet custody - chicagotribune.com

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith divorce goes to the dogs; pet custody issue - National Celebrity Headlines | Examiner.com

Here's another celebrity couple in the news where the divorce has sparked a debate over who will get the dogs.  Pet custody can be a big issue in a divorce - especially true because most courts are equipped to handle pet custody issues in the same way they handle "time sharing" for the kids.



Pet custody disputes are best settled in mediation where the couple can craft their own solution and not end up with one imposed arbitrarily by the court.  Don't let a non-family member decide the fate for your pets.  Take pet custody issues into your own hands and get an experienced mediator, preferably a pet .lover who can help work through these sensitive issues.  



Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith divorce goes to the dogs; pet custody issue - National Celebrity Headlines | Examiner.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Fighting Over Cats and Dogs During a Divorce | Maria Cognetti

As the incidence of pet disputes rise, more couples and more pets will be affected.  The best way to solve a pet related dispute is mediation, not litigation.  



Fighting Over Cats and Dogs During a Divorce | Maria Cognetti