Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | October 1, 2019

Another Dog Food Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets Performance Dog frozen raw pet food after a sample tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Two samples of different recipes tested positive for the bacteria during an inspection of Bravo Packing Inc., the manufacturer of Performance Dog raw pet food.

One of the products had yet to be distributed. The product sold to customers is Performance Dog raw pet food, lot code 072219, in two-pound pouches.

Lot codes are located on the outside of the boxes, but lot codes are not printed on the individually sealed pouches. Therefore, without the boxes, customers will not know if the product they have is affected.

The FDA suggests the Performance Dog frozen raw pet food produced on or after July 22, 2019, without lot codes, be thrown away. Since these products are sealed and stored frozen, it is believed people may still have them in their possession. The products contain a serious health threat to both animals and humans.

This is the second time a Bravo Packing, Inc. product has tested positive for pathogen contamination. In September 2018, Bravo Packing, Inc. recalled all Performance Dog frozen raw pet food due to Salmonella.

Also, during a 2016 inspection, the FDA collected samples of Bravo Packing, Inc. animal food which tested positive for the drugs pentobarbital and phenytoin.

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013 – 2019 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm M-F)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
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Tim Heise

Dog Food Recall
Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | September 18, 2019

Another Dog Treat Recall

Another Dog Treat Recall

The company, Dog Goods USA, is expanding a recent recall to include all 30-packs of Berkley Jensen Pig Ear Dog Chews due to possible salmonella contamination.

The affected products have been distributed nationwide in retail stores. This is part of a now expanded recall after the Rhode Island Department of Health found salmonella bacteria during testing of the Berkley Jensen Pig Ear Dog Chews.

This particular recall includes the packaged pig ears branded Chef Toby Pig Ears with the lot codes below:

Dog Goods USA purchased the contaminated goods from a single supplier in Brazil from September 2018 through August 2019.

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013 – 2019 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm M-F)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutePetCareAZ
Blog: https://absolutepetcare.wordpress.com/
Tim Heise

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Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | April 23, 2019

Best of Scottsdale 2019

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Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Absolute Pet Care Receives 2019 Best of Scottsdale Award

Scottsdale Award Program Honors the Achievement

SCOTTSDALE April 15, 2019 — Absolute Pet Care has been selected for the 2019 Best of Scottsdale Award in the Pet Sitting, Dog Walking Services category by the Scottsdale Award Program.

Each year, the Scottsdale Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Scottsdale area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Scottsdale Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Scottsdale Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Scottsdale Award Program

The Scottsdale Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Scottsdale area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Scottsdale Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Scottsdale Award Program

Thank you, Scottsdale Pet Parents!

We could not have earned this achievement without you.

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013 – 2017 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm M-Th)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutePetCareAZ
Blog: https://absolutepetcare.wordpress.com/
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Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | October 25, 2018

Another Pet Food Recall…

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Because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, G&C Raw of Versailles, Ohio is recalling all produced lots manufactured from February 27, 2018 through July 20, 2018.

The affected products were sold under the brand names G&C Raw Cat Food and G&C Raw Dog Food.  The brands were sold to customers through direct distribution.

 

The recalled cat food products include:

  • Pat’s Cat Beef
  • Pat’s Cat Chicken
  • Pat’s Cat Turkey
  • Pat’s Cat Duck
  • Pat’s Cat Rabbit

 

The recalled dog food products include:

  • Beef Veggie Mix Dog Food
  • Ground Beef Dog Food
  • Sliced Beef Heart Dog Food
  • Ground Beef Heart Dog Food
  • Kim’s Special Beef Organ Dog Food
  • Ground Chicken Dog Food
  • Chicken Veggie Mix Dog Food
  • Chicken Mix Patties Dog Food
  • Duck Veggie Mix Dog Food
  • Ground Duck Dog Food
  • Ground Rabbit Dog Food
  • Rabbit Veggie Mix Dog Food
  • Ground Lamb Dog Food
  • Lamb Veggie Mix Dog Food
  • Ground Beef Pancreas Dog Food
  • Beef Liver Chunks Dog Food
  • Beef Sweet Breads Dog Food
  • Ground Pork Dog Food
  • Pork Veggie Mix Dog Food
  • Shelby’s Pork Organ Mix Dog Food
  • Ground Pollock Dog Food
  • Turkey Veggie Mix Dog Food
  • Ground Turkey Dog Food
  • Tripe Dog Food

The company is now recalling all products with lot numbers that end in 022718 through 072018.

Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to G & C Raw, 225 N. West Street, Versailles, OH, for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact G & C Raw at 937-827-0010 from 9 to 5 pm Easter Time or by email at mgcrawdogfood@yahoo.com.

 

Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | October 2, 2018

LOST DOG

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This is Katie.
She is a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, around 7 years old, and approximately 12 pounds.
According to her family, she somehow got out of the house on Sunday, 9/30.
She lives in Paradise Valley, AZ near Tatum and Lincoln.
She was not wearing a collar at the time, but is chipped. Please keep an eye out in the P.V., Scottsdale & Phoenix areas.
She is very friendly and may have wondered up to someone’s home.
Please share, and reply with any information.
A “No-questions-asked Reward” is offered for her safe return.
Thank you!
Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | September 5, 2018

New Service to Help Scottsdale Dogs

As a professional pet care company, we provide a variety of services to help Scottsdale pet parents…  We help with pet sitting when they travel, we help with overnight stays when certain pets needs us to stay overnight with them, we help with behavioral issues like training and leash training, we help with nutritional support like special diets and meal planning for pets, we help with the physical and mental health aspects of professional dog walking services, and add so much more value to the life of pets on a daily basis.

Aside from just basic pet sitting and dog walking, the ‘Midday Visits’ we provide help busy professionals who cannot make it home midday during their hectic “Monday through Friday” work life.  Since the day we opened in March of 2009, Absolute Pet Care LLC has been busy “Letting the Dogs Out” for midday potty relief.  Our midday visits consist of anything dogs may need during that middle part of the day: Being let out for relief, exercise walks, meals, fresh water, administering medicine, playtime, companionship, etc…

Well, you have asked and we have listened…

During the hot Summer months here in Scottsdale (April through October), the surface temperatures can become too hot for dogs.  Therefore we must get pretty creative with our midday and dog walking appointments.  We can sometimes walk dogs earlier in the day before the surface is too hot, drive them to a nearby grassy/shaded area for their walk, play in the grass instead of a high-energy walk, etc…  We routinely utilize plenty of tricks and ideas to help us get the job done.

However, sometimes dogs just do not need all the extra things we provide.  Some dogs don’t want to be outside for longer than a few minutes during the Summer.  For safety issues, we can’t always provide a thirty-minute dog walking appointment when it’s 115 degrees outside.  Some clients aren’t happy paying $30 for a dog walking appointment when their dog only needs a five minute potty break.  We understand this.  Therefore, we have finally added a new service to help us help you…

Introducing Absolute Pet Care’s new “Doggie Door” Service!

Here in Scottsdale, Doggie Doors can be pretty dangerous to have and should come with a strict warning.  Aside from doggie doors attracting burglars and putting your home and loved ones at risk, we also have to beware of the other dangers doggie doors can cause.  We have a great, yet highly dangerous amount of natural predators we face on a regular basis.  Everything from coyotes, bobcats, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, owls, hawks, eagles, bees and more, which pose as immediate threats to our pups.  As someone who has been a professional dog walker for nearly a decade, I can tell you the birds of prey and coyotes are daily threats.  I see coyotes nearly every single day while I’m out dog walking.  I’ve seen them scale walls up to eight feet high, while they walk along the top of the walls, peering down into backyards, looking for dogs and outdoor cats.  I’ve also been told by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, “Owls hunt the backyards of Scottsdale daily, and any animal 25 pounds or less is fair game.”  Also, “in the case of starvation or dehydration, if an owl is affected and maybe not thinking clearly, an owl may attempt to attack an animal up to 45 pounds.”  Therefore, no small or even medium-sized dog may be safe from an owl attack.

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Also, it’s very dangerous to allow some dogs the freedom of roaming the backyard unsupervised.  It seems like every year, dog thefts are becoming more and more common.  It’s a horrible thought that I hate to even bring up.  However, it’s the reality we all live in.  It affects all of us, because all dogs are targets.

Additionally concerning is the dog who can’t be trusted to wonder outside alone.  Even if the backyard has a nice wall to keep the dogs from digging, or a secured gate to keep them inside, there is still the risk of a dog eating something they shouldn’t; like the poor dogs on the news who were deliberately poisoned by someone because of their incessant barking, or the threat of skin cancer to the dog who will not stop sunbathing while home alone.  Either way, doggie doors have become too dangerous to be trusted by our four-legged loved ones.

Therefore, back to my original point…

Absolute Pet Care LLC now offers “Doggie Door” service to our clients…  We literally, Let The Dogs Out!

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Who does this new “Doggie Door” service benefit?

  • This is for dogs who need midday potty relief, but only need a few minutes out in the backyard, instead of an actual dog walking or midday appointment.
  • Senior or elderly dogs who just need to be let out to potty, but aren’t interested in playtime or the actual walks we provide.
  • Also great for clients who are looking for a more affordable option ($19) as opposed to our midday visit or dog walking rate ($30) for our 20-30 minute appointments.

2018 is the first year for our new Doggie Door service, and so far, this has been a tremendously popular option over the hot summer days.

Click here to contact us with questions or for scheduling.

As always, THANK YOU for reading and helping make our world a better place for our pets.  Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback.

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013 – 2017 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm M-Th)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutePetCareAZ
Blog: https://absolutepetcare.wordpress.com/
Tim Heise

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Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | May 11, 2018

Another DOG FOOD RECALL

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Due to potential contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes, OC Raw Dog, LLC of Santa Margarita, CA has issued a recall of its raw frozen dog food.

 

With a manufactured date of 10/11/2017, lot number 3652, and a Use by date of 10/11/18, the affected product includes 1,560 pounds of Chicken, Fish & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation.

 

Look for:

  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Sliders
    Package: 4 pounds
    UPC: 095225852640

 

  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox
    Package: 3 pounds
    UPC: 022099069171
  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Meaty Rox
    Package: 7 pounds
    UPC: 095225852756
  • OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce Doggie Dozen Patty Bag
    Package: 6.5 pounds
    UPC: 022099069225

This contamination is still under investigation.  However, it is believed there has been no reported illnesses connected to this product.

 

This lot was shipped to sell in the following states:

Florida, California, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Colorado, Vermont.

 

Consumers with any questions should contact the company immediately at 844-215-3647.

 

I am curious to know how pet owners learn about pet food recalls like this.  I follow pet food recalls urgently in order to help warn pet owners.  Just the thought of an innocent pet becoming ill due to something like this is so disturbing.

I would love to hear from you and every pet owner…  How do you stay informed of potentially dangerous pet foods and urgent recalls like this?

 

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013 – 2017 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm, M-Th)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutePetCareAZ
Blog: https://absolutepetcare.wordpress.com/
Tim Heise

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Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | October 12, 2017

Collecting Pet Food Donations for Scottsdale Homeless Pets

All across the country, animal shelters are flooded with homeless pets and struggle to keep them fed, happy and healthy while trying to find them the forever homes they deserve.

Once again, Absolute Pet Care LLC will be collecting and distributing pet food and other donation items for local animal rescues here in the Scottsdale area.

We try to make this as easy as possible for those who donate items.  If you have items to donate, you can simply Contact Us here, by clicking the link, or by calling our office at 480-560-3753.  Then, we will let you know the day we will be driving by to collect your donation items.  You can simply just leave it out and we will load it up.

We DO NOT collect any cash or checks for donations.  We just simply collect and drop off the essential donation items.

Donation items include:

  • Unopened dog or cat food
  • Unopened treats
  • Unused toys
  • Towels, blankets, beds
  • Scoopable cat litter

This is something we have proudly done for homeless dogs and cats every year.

Here are some pics of collections over the years:

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APC Car

 

Please consider sharing/forwarding this info, so we can help as many homeless pets as possible.

We THANK YOU in advance for your generous contributions and for your eternal love and appreciation for pets.

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013, 2014 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm, M-Th)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutePetCareAZ
Blog: https://absolutepetcare.wordpress.com/
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Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | September 21, 2017

Exactly Why You Need a Professional

There’s been an unfortunate trend going around…

For some reason,  people have been trusting their dogs, one of the most important things in their life, to amateurs, instead of professionals.

We’ve all seen the flyers on the mailboxes, the ads posted on Craigslist, the starving college students desperate to earn quick cash, the young teenager in need of extra spending money…  The list just goes on and on, unfortunately.

 

Yes, there are billions of “able-bodies” in this world, some who even love dogs.  However, just because someone has an able body and comes pretty cheap, that is no reason to trust them to “care” for your dog.  Professional pet care companies have the experience, professionalism, bonding, insurance, and emergency first aid knowledge to provide you with Peace-of-Mind while we care for your pets.

I’ve been working in the Pet Care business for almost a decade now.  I honestly could not count the number of horror stories people have shared with me about how they trusted an amateur to pet sit or walk their dog.  That’s exactly why dog owners (pet parents) come to professional pet care companies like Absolute Pet Care LLC.  They’ve made that mistake, learned their harsh lesson and refuse to repeat it.

Whether it was the Washington State couple who hired the 17-year-old girl to stay at their house while they were away on vacation, who came home to find out the girl sold their dog on Craigslist and disappeared, or the woman who trusted her sister to care for her diabetic cat for the weekend, only to find out her sister had the wrong weekend on her calendar and never even stopped by, or the starving college student who was supposed to be walking the dog, but was so distracted by her text conversation, that the leash slipped out of her hand, letting the dog run out into the street and hit by a passing car…

I say it all the time, I beg and plead once more…  ONLY TRUST A PROFESSIONAL to care for your pets.

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When I wanted to become a professional dog walker here in Scottsdale, it was first because of my tremendous love of dogs.  I wanted to be with them, bond with them, love them, care for them, rub their bellies and feed them treats.  Yes, the desire and passion were there, but I understood that the education was not.  I had dogs most of my life.  I was already the “friend” who takes care of everyone’s dogs while they travel, so I had experience caring for pets in their own homes.  I was a volunteer at the Humane Society, so I had experience meeting dogs who were shy, frightened, anxious, timid, and a plethora of other personalities…  I’ve always had a true passion for bonding with dogs.  It’s my favorite thing in the world.  There is nothing like it.

I studied hard and worked through all of the certification courses for professional pet care, canine behavior, nutrition and pet CPR and First Aid.  Not just for my own experience and knowledge, but so I could also train many staff members as well.  We are a team of PROFESSIONALS.

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I’ve always taught our staff how important it is to bond with dogs.  It’s exactly how to become a dog’s best friend after just being introduced to them.  And there is a special way to do it as well.  Every dog is an individual, and you have to connect with that individual.  Discovering that connection is an incredible honor for me.  For a dog to instantly open up and want to be my best friend…  It’s too special for words to define.

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Anyway, before I get any more off the topic…  Allow me to explain my point.

Last week, I was out walking one of our dog walking clients, when I noticed something very off…  The dog kept stopping to pee.

That seems like a pretty normal thing to most people.  Many dogs are “markers” who want to cover scent with their own.  They may pee twenty times on a 20-30 minute walk.  This may seem normal for that one dog.  However, not THIS particular dog.

I’ve been walking this dog, three times per week for several years.  During our walk, she will stop to pee two or three times.  No more, no less.  That’s it!

On this walk, I noticed she stopped to pee three times before we even made it out of her yard.  And, yes, of course I keep count…  We professionals have to be the best at what we do.

By the time we arrived back to her home, she had stopped to pee 13 times in 20 minutes. Yes, THIRTEEN TIMES!  That is not normal for her.

I informed her mom, and we both agreed she needed a trip to the vet for an examination.  During an ultrasound, the vet found many crystals in her bladder and started treatment immediately.  We just saved her from having to endure the pain and cost of stones, infection, or even worse…

The incredibly relieved owner admitted she likely would never have noticed such a thing.

THAT is just another example of why you should ONLY trust a professional dog walker to care for your dogs.

 

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013, 2014 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm M-Th)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutePetCareAZ
Blog: https://absolutepetcare.wordpress.com/
Tim Heise

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Posted by: AbsolutePetCareAZ.com | September 12, 2017

Dog Treat Recall

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Due to the potential of Salmonella contamination, Loving Pets of Cranberry, NJ has issued a voluntary recall of specific dog treats.

However, no illnesses, complaints, or injuries have been reported at this time.

 

What has been recalled:

  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5130 Cranberry and Chicken
    UPC 842982051300
    Lot 020319, 112918, 020219

 

  • Whole Hearted
    Item #2570314 Chicken and Apple Puff Treats
    UPC 800443220696
    Lot 121418, 121918, 122318, 010419, 010619, 010519

 

  • Loving Pets Barksters
    Item #5700 Sweet Potato and Chicken
    UPC 842982057005
    Lot # 021619

 

  • Loving Pets Barksters
    Item #5705 Brown Rice and Chicken
    UPC 842982057050
    Lot 021419
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5110 Banana and Chicken
    UPC 842982051102
    Lot 112218, 112818, 112918, 013119

 

  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5120 Sweet Potato and Chicken
    UPC 842982051201
    Lot 112818, 020119
  • Loving Pets Puffsters Snack Chips
    Item #5100 Apple and Chicken
    UPC 842982051003
    Lot 051219, 112118, 112918, 012719, 012519, 013019

 

Please help spread the word…

 

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From the Best of Scottsdale, Pet Sitting & Dog Walking…

Tim Heise – The Scottsdale Pet Sitter & Dog Walker
– Certified Pet Care Specialist
Absolute Pet Care LLC – Best of Scottsdale 2013, 2014 – Pet Sitting
Scottsdale, AZ
480 560-3753 (Office Hours 9am – 5pm M-Th)
Tim@AbsolutePetCareAZ.com
http://www.AbsolutePetCareAZ.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/AbsolutePetCare
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AbsolutePetCareAZ
Blog: https://absolutepetcare.wordpress.com/
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