New spider mite found in Washington

New spider mite found in Washington
A survey of spider mite populations in Washington State vineyards last year revealed that, for the most part, spider mites are not an economic problem for growers and are being controlled by beneficial arthropods. But the survey confirmed a new spider
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Efforts to preserve, teach beekeeping ramp up
The varroa mite, introduced in the 1980s, has plagued colonies everywhere. So have viruses spread by those mites, poor nutrition, pesticides and the practice of transporting colonies to pollination sites across the country. The prevalence of colony
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ASK-THE-VET: HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR CATS

DonnaNewPicCroppedQuestion: My cat loves Halo cat food so much she had gained too much weight and I had to take her off Halo to keep her from getting too fat. Does Halo have a healthy weight formula for cats?

Answer: First, yes Halo does have a Healthy Weight Formula for Cats: Spot’s Stew® Adult Cat Healthy Weight GF Game Bird Medley (6 lb) and Spot’s Stew® Cats Grain-Free Healthy Weight Whitefish & Salmon (6 Lb). Although these two foods are lower in calories (about 7% fewer calories) than the other dry formulas, it is still a fairly calorie-dense food.

If an owner is having issues with weight gain, I highly recommend the addition of canned food as it is much lower in calories. In general, dry food has 3 to 4 times more calories than a similar quantity of canned food…which means a cat can eat a LOT more canned food and feel fuller without all the calories of a dry food. Canned food is also lower in carbohydrates than dry food which is much healthier for cats—especially those prone to being overweight.

The second issue many owners have is the AMOUNT they are feeding. Many cat owners are still using the free-feeding approach where they just fill the bowl up when it gets low. This is really a disaster for a cat’s waist-line!

Most indoor domestic housecats require only between 150-200 calories per day and with the free-feeding approach sometimes these cats are getting close to 300-400 calories each day. So it might be necessary to deal with the way you are feeding. Meal feeding—where an exact amount can be measured out—is necessary to prevent excess weight gain in most cats.

So, it is unlikely that you need to switch away from Halo. You may just need to change the way you are feeding or maybe consider the type of food you are feeding.

Hope this helps.
Dr. Donna Spector

Answers provided to pet owners by Dr. Donna Spector should be considered information and not specific advice. Answers are to be used for general information purposes only and not as a substitute for in-person evaluation or specific professional advice from your veterinarian. Communications on this site are very limited and should never be used in possible cases of emergency.

Halo, Purely for Pets will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by your reliance on any information or content contained in a blog or article post. If you have consulted your veterinarian and if you are still concerned about your pet’s condition or if your pet has chronic, complicated or undiagnosed problems, Dr. Spector can offer consultations for you and your veterinarian via www.SpectorDVM.com.

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Pet Food Recall: Roo Bites (Cubes) Pet Treats

Below is the official FDA statement on the recent pet food recall from Jump Your Bones, Inc.  The Roo Bites (Cubes) pet treats are being recalled due to potential salmonella contamination.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 31, 2014 – Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones brand name Roo Bites (Cubes) because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.Jump Your Bones

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The affected lots of Jump Your Bones Pet Treats were distributed to retail pet food stores nationwide and through pet food retailers/distributors.

The affected products are sold in Boutique Bags and online stores. The products affected by this recall are only identified with the following UPC codes:

63633010041 for 80g. / 2.82oz. including samples of .32 oz.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased the above product of Jump Your Bones, Inc. pet treats are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. For further information about the recall please call (888) 249-6755 from Monday – Friday 9am – 5PM EST.

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Quilted by Christmas: Quilts of Love Series by Jodie Bailey (Book Review)

Quilted by Christmas: Quilts of Love Series by Jodie Bailey My rating: 3 of 5 stars In a growing line of books, in the “Quilts of Love” series, that centers around a quilt theme, “Quilted by Christmas” is out in time for the Christmas season. Family relations are hard and its harder when they reached…



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Marvin Lewis tells Bengals to ignore questions about playoff losses

Marvin Lewis tells Bengals to ignore questions about playoff losses
The questions may not be important, but they're topical for a coach and team that hasn't figured out how to progress over the last three years and winning will be a much better way to make them stop than pretending to ignore the elephant in the locker
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Teledermatology company that uses selfies to aid diagnosis raises .85M
All PocketDerm medications are custom-made using equipment at its San Diego office, according to its website. For people seeking manufactured topical meds like Retin-A, it suggests they find a board-certified dermatologist. The company's dermatologists …
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'Global economy is going back to the days when US, China, India led'
Brookings India Director of Research and former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India Subir Gokarn talks to P Vaidyanathan Iyer on a range of economic issues that are topical today. The banking sector is still coming to grips with the Jan Dhan …
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KIBBLE DROP 2014: UNLEASHED BY PETCO AND HALO SPREAD HOLIDAY CHEER TO HOMELESS CLOVIS PETS

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The 2014 Holiday Kibble Drop “Feed It Forward Tour” continued spreading holiday cheer when it stopped at Pet Supply Center on Friday, December 12. Satchel’s Last Resort and the Humane Society of Sarasota County picked up Halo Vigor and Spot’s Stew cat and dog food to help the pets in their care have a happy holiday season.

It looks like everyone in Sarasota had a great time and it was an honor to be there. We love the expression of the pup posing in front of the Halo bags. It’s as though he’s wondering why his bowl isn’t overflowing yet with delicious Halo!

The 2014 “Feed it Forward Tour” is making 15 stops to deliver 500,000 healthy meals to pets in more than 30 shelters and rescues across North America. Halo, Freekibble.com, and GreaterGood.org are enjoying this fourth annual Holiday Kibble Drop. You enable us to donate more than 1.5 million meals a year.

The Holiday Kibble Drop, part of the #HaloFeedItForward campaign, is just one part of that. When you share a photo of your pet on social media with #HaloFeedItForward, Halo donates a meal on your behalf to a pet in need.

We hope that the homeless pets of Sarasota find homes soon. Thank you for helping us make some holiday wishes come true.

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Fact About LASIK in Los Angeles city in the state of California

Los Angeles, the biggest town within the state of American state and therefore the second largest town within the whole of u. s., is home not solely to Hollywood celebrities however, additional significantly, to extremely competent medical professionals.

There square measure various medical services offered by varied medical centers in la, and that they embrace all kinds of treatments, from medicine therapies to diabetic diets, from heart bypasses to drug and alcohol rehabilitation, from breast implants to refractive surgeries. As numerous because the folks of la square measure, thus square measure its health care and cosmetic services.

Eye treatment is one in every of these medical services. town of Angels will extremely be a gravy to folks in would like of immediate eye treatments, specifically LASIK surgery. la LASIK, per testimonials of happy and glad patients, is great.

LASIK surgery could be a procedure fictitious or created facilitate folks with vision issues reduce their dependency on their glasses and contacts. LASIK is that the signifier for laser-assisted in place keratomileusis, a procedure that changes the cornea’s form for good victimisation associate excimer optical device. though the procedure was solely approved by the FDA in 1998, LASIK has gained lots of recognition and a focus over the recent years.

Los Angeles LASIK – wherever the attract of Hollywood causes folks to appear dutifully once their look and follow the most recent trends in fashion, food technology, and different things associated with life-style – is unquestionably additional widespread than in the other town within the nation. la LASIK isn’t solely promoted by the surgeons and LASIK centers that provide it, it’s additionally extremely publicised by celebrities World Health Organization have really tried the procedure.

There square measure several websites that provide LASIK services; you’ll be able to have an inventory of the accessible LASIK centers, likewise as a directory of surgeons World Health Organization perform LASIK surgery, by writing a number of words on your computer program. Your net search can lead you to the official sites of the Benjamin Eye Institute, Maloney Vision Institute, and Khanna Institute of LASIK, among different clinics and centers that offer la LASIK.

Going through la LASIK, or in the other a part of the country, for that matter, will be an amazing alternative on your half. It can even be exciting at a similar time, as you may definitely foresee to a virtually brighter future, because of higher vision. However, la LASIK, because it is anyplace else and like the other procedure, additionally has its risks.

If you opt to possess la LASIK, make certain to try to to your school assignment 1st. By school assignment we tend to mean a careful analysis on the procedures benefits and downsides, the results, the rates and terms accessible, and maintenance. the net provides most, if not all, of the knowledge you would like and every one you’ve got to try to to is take day out of your busy schedule to grasp everything there’s to grasp concerning such a very important call as LASIK. Consult your doctor if you are a sensible candidate for LASIK and, if you are, raise him for his opinion relating to the simplest center to travel to for la Lasik.
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Man confronts cops after they shoot his dog

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