Friday, April 27, 2007

Kirkland Recalled

Last night, I just heard that Kirkland was recalled. I told you guys how scared I was of this dog food recall thing. Even though it's just canned food, I'd rather not take a chance. A couple of days ago they said something about Diamond (same food, Kirkland is just the Costco named brand) manufacturing food that was recalled. They didn't put it in their own food, they just manufactured it for another company. I looked into switching brands because of that, and I found that there was a place really close to my house that has Canidae. My dad and I decided that we would try Canidae after we ran out of the remaining Kirkland food. I'm not waiting any longer.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Happy Birthday Quasia!

I can't believe Quasia is 3 years old today. I remember celebrating her 1st birthday, and it doesn't even seem so long ago. I wish I could be home to celebrate, but I did send a package home. I'll probably wait until I get home to let her have it though. Hopefully my parents will spoil her. I'll probably post pictures later of when she actually gets to celebrate her birthday.

Oh, and I'm sorry I haven't really been around or updated lately. I've just been so busy. It's my last week of classes, before finals, and I've just had so much to do. I haven't even really had a chance to study for finals yet. Anyways, that's my excuse.

Happy 3rd Birthday Quasia Cutie!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Which Collar?

Okay, I want to get a new collar for Quasia for the spring/summertime (I'm a collar freak). I can't decide which one to get. Which one do you guys like the best? Or do you not like any of them?

Collar 1

Collar 2

Collar 3

Collar 4 (also comes in pink)

Collar 5

Collar 6

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

I got my internship!

I'm so excited! I just got an email asking if June 4th would work for me to start interning at GEB!!! I said it would be fine, though it kind of sucks because my birthday's two days later, but I don't mind. I asked when it would go until and she said she's not sure about the end date yet. I was hoping to take a class at my community college over the summer, but it's okay if that doesn't work out.

Anyways, I just had to post about my good news!

Monday, April 2, 2007

Dog Food Recall

I don't know if anyone else is worrying about it, but this dog food recall is kind of starting to be crazy. It seems like every day they're adding a new food to the list.

Around the beginning of January I decided to switch Quasia's food. She ate Iams since she was a pup because that's what GEB uses. She's done well on it, but I just haven't heard the best things about the food and I had some other reasons to change. We switched her to Kirkland and for the first week she did not do so well on it. She was extremely thirsty and before she had never really cared so much about water and drinking. After that week she became better, so I did not think about it again. Then with this recall business they've listed Iams as one of the dog foods with the tainted ingredients. I know they said it's only wet food, but now they're starting to add dry foods to the list. I think they even are recalling a certain brand of Iams dry dog food, the diet brand or something. When I found that out I looked up the signs of kidney disease. The first sign is exessive thirst, which is really scary. I did read that the regular Iams food does not contain wheat glutan, which is the problematic ingredient. Now that they've started to add treats to the list, I'm getting worried that a treat that we gave her was no good. I'm going home next weekend and whenever I go home I like to bring Quasia something. I bought her a filled marrow bone and I noticed that it has wheat gluten. I know it's rare that Quasia will actually get sick or that she already is, but I just am scared to give it to her. Luckily I also bought this small teeth whitening bone with the other treat, and it doesn't contain wheat gluten. I'll have something to give to her.

Anyways, I made my dad call the vet's office just to make sure. They said they haven't seen any cases that are related to the recall, so that's good. Quasia has an appointment on Wednesday to get her distemper shot, so I think my parents are going to ask again about it at that point. I don't know if kidney disease can just go away, but it just makes me worried reading about the recall. Right now I'm really thankful that I switched Quasia's food because Kirkland has never been on the list of recalled foods.