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RECALL: Jump Your Bones cat and dog treats

RECALL: Jump Your Bones Roo Bites

RECALL: Jump Your Bones Roo Bites

Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, Florida is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones Roo Bites (Cubes) cat and dog treats because of potential Salmonella contamination. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

The recalled treats were marketed for both cats and dogs, and distributed nationwide in 2.82 oz and 0.32 oz packages with UPC 63633010041. If you purchased these treats, please stop feeding them immediately and return them to place of purchase for a refund.

For further information about the recall please call (888) 249-6755 from Monday – Friday 9am – 5PM EST.

Questions about Salmonella or safe treats for dogs and cats? Call or contact us online!


RECALL: Barkworthies Chicken Vittles Dog Chews

RECALL: Barkworthies Chicken Vittles Dog Chews

RECALL: Barkworthies Chicken Vittles Dog Chews

Barkworthies of Richmond, VA is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. 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.

The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on May 6th, 2014. The product can be identified by the Lot Code printed on the side of the plastic pouch. This product is being recalled as it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled product can be identified as follows:


Lot Code: 1254T1
Size: 16 oz. Plastic Pouch
Best Used by Date: May 2016
UPC: 816807011510

To obtain a refund, return unused product to the place of purchase, accompanied by this Refund Claim Form.

Questions about Salmonella or safe treats for dogs? Call or contact us online us!

Protecting Pets from Birds of Prey

Protect Pets from Birds of Prey

Small pets such as kittens and puppies are vulnerable to birds of prey.

After receiving a report of a red-tailed hawk preying on a patient in the Kettering area, we wanted to share the following tips for keeping your pets safe from birds of prey. Fortunately, Marcy (an 11 lb. Havanese) was being supervised by her mom, Susan, and escaped unharmed!

Follow these tips to keep your pets safe from birds of prey, including:

  • Supervising pets
  • Keeping pets contained
  • Providing cover
  • Avoiding ground feeding birds
  • Feeding pets indoors

Learn more here!

Keeping pets cool on hot days

With the cold days finally behind us (they are behind us, right?), it’s time for fun in the sun! But keeping your furry friends safe from dehydration and overheating requires a little bit of planning, and knowing what to look for.

Trupanion has some great tips for keeping your pet cool and happy, and things to watch out for in hot weather. Learn more here!

Trupanion - Keeping Pets Cool in Hot Weather

Trupanion – Keeping Pets Cool on Hot Days

Questions about your pet and summer activities? Call or contact us online anytime!

SICSA Paw Partners: Help a shelter dog while you get your exercise!



Did you know that SICSA has a Paw Partners program, that allows you to take an adoptable dog for a run or walk? This is a great way to provide enrichment and exercise for a shelter pup, support the efforts of a local animal welfare group, and improve your own health and fitness. It’s a win-win-win!

The next orientation for the Paw Partners program is Saturday, May 24th at 11am, in the SICSA training room at 2600 Wilmington Pike, Kettering (45419).

See you there!

Protect your pet from common Spring-time poisons

Pet Poison Helpline

Pet Poison Helpline

As you get ready for gardening season, make sure to follow these tips from Pet Poison Helpline about common flowers and gardening products that can be toxic to pets!

Did you know that the following are all toxic to pets?

  • Tulips
  • Hyacinth
  • Daffodils
  • Lilies
  • Many common fertilizers

Read more at the Pet Poison Helpline, and have a safe, happy Spring outdoors!