Why choose BSPC as your pet sitter or dog walker?

October 2, 2013 ashley Pet Care

Growing up in Newton, it’s been a blessing to experience animals of all shapes and sizes. My baby photos have pictures of my kitten Patches on my high chair and there are pictures of horses in my back yard from back in the day! Dogs and cats, especially, have been ingrained in my life from […]

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Cargill Pet Food Recall Distributed to Kansas

January 11, 2012 ashley

Cargill Animal Nutrition Recalls River Run and Marksman Dry Dog Food Contact: Consumer: 855-460-1532 Media: Tim Loesch 952-742-6910 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 6, 2011 – Cargill Animal Nutrition today announced a voluntary recall of two regional brands of its dry dog food – River Run and Marksman – due to aflatoxin levels that were […]

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Iams Pet Food Recall Followup – Edited

November 28, 2011 ashley

Since PriceChopper.com issued a recall for three Iams products mentioned in our previous post, the link has since been mysteriously removed. It is now a “bad link.” Calling Iams, customer service reported that there were no active recalls. Aftermarket testing found that these foods did not meet specifications and that retailers were asked to remove […]

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Rumored Pet Food Recall

November 26, 2011 ashley

What do I mean by “rumored”? It’s not official. It’s not on the producer’s website or the FDA’s site. There could be a “yet” at the end of that sentence, however.  It has been sighted on pet information and at least one sales site. Why bring it up, then? The alleged reason for recall can […]

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Thanksgiving Pet Safety & FUN

November 19, 2011 ashley

Depending on your family, Thanksgiving can be a riotous or a laid-back event. Either way, our cats and dogs usually find a way to get involved. So if they’re in the thick of it with you, here are just a few quick things to think about.  Does it hurt you? It can hurt them! Undercooked […]

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Your Pet’s Back Pocket is His Ticket Home

August 17, 2011 ashley

  I am one of those people. The ones that will stop at the side of the road and coax a nervous dog for ten minutes until she can read the tags or get him in the car to help find the owner. Oh, yes. Those people. I run into at least one or two […]

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Dogs and Cats Fear Thunderstorms – How to Help

August 14, 2011 ashley

A pet’s fear of thunderstorms can stem from multiple causes. The noise, a previous negative experience, et cetera. These fears can quickly develop into phobias where pets repeatedly exhibit an irrational fear response. It is less common in cats, but is hardly unusual in dogs. Not only are pets afraid of storms afraid of the […]

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Pet Treat Recall! Newton Pet Sitter Warns Dog Owners

August 9, 2011 ashley

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Doggie Wishbone (Item # 29050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk   Contact:Consumer:(800) 664-7387 Media:James Witcher, COO (806) 322-2806   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 8, 2011 – Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling a single lot of its Doggie Wishbone […]

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PURINA PET FOOD RECALL – Newton Pet Sitter Warns Cat Owners!

August 1, 2011 ashley

Nestlé press release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 29, 2011 – Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling a limited number of 3.5- and 7-pound bags of its Purina ONE Vibrant Maturity 7+ Dry Cat Food from a single production run and shipped to customers in 12 states in December 2010.  This is being […]

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Sensible Walking – Left Side Thoughts

July 12, 2011 ashley

People often ask me why it’s so important to me for dogs to walk on my left side. There are a few reasons and a couple of them are almost sure to apply to you, too! First, I tend to walk on the left side of the road with traffic coming at me. This lets […]

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