Pet Food Recall: Limited Recall of Two Lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food


The J.M. Smucker Co. voluntarily recalled two lots of Meow Mix® Original Choice Dry Cat Food due to potential Salmonella contamination.

The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Wyoming. No other Meow Mix products are impacted by this recall.

The Company has received no reports of pet illness or adverse reaction and has issued this recall out of an abundance of caution. This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration.

If consumers have products matching the following description in their possession, Smucker’s asks them to stop feeding the product to their cats and dispose of it immediately. Lot numbers and product details can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food in 30-lb bags
Lot Code: 1081804
UPC Code: 2927452099
Best If Used By Date: 9/14/2022

Meow Mix Original Choice Dry Cat Food in 30-lb bags
Lot Code: 1082804
UPC Code: 2927452099
Best If Used By Date: 9/15/2022

Consumers who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions may call the company at 1-888-569-6728 or visit

Mews and Nips: Man Browsing Real Estate Listings Sees His Own Cat Lounging on Neighbor’s Bed


A man in the UK was browsing an online real estate listing for his neighbor’s house when he spotted someone he recognized in one of the photos: his own cat lounging on a bed in the house. “The neighbours just put the house up for sale. Couldn’t resist checking it out on Zoopla. That’s our bloody cat,” Michael Hubank wrote in a post on Twitter. For more about the wandering kitty, visit

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Get Ready for the 2nd Annual Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day


I created Tortoiseshell Cat Appreciation Day last year in Ruby’s memory to celebrate torties in all their uniqueness and beauty. I’m hoping that every year on April17, the internet will be flooded with photos of torties. Help me turn Facebook, Instagram, and any other social  networks you’re a part of brown, tan, gold, black, cinnamon and all colors in between. Let’s bring awareness to these often misunderstood cats and their tortitude. Continue reading…

Why You Should Weigh Your Cat Once a Month


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Weighing your cat on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to monitor her health.

Gradual weight loss or gain is often not noticeable in cats until it has become quite dramatic. Consider that the average cat weighs 10 pounds. Weight loss of only 6% of a cat’s body weight is considered a clinical sign – that’s less than ten ounces. Depending on the size of your cat, visible changes to her weight may be too subtle to notice without actually weighing her. Continue reading…

Mews and Nips: Easter Lilies are Highly Toxic to Cats

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Our lead feature of this week’s round up is my annual warning about Easter Lilies. Ever year, I’m surprised how many cat parents still don’t know how deadly these flowers can be to cats. Just one small bite of a flower, leaf, stem or pollen of this plant, or even drinking from the water they’re kept in, can cause gastric distress, and, more importantly, if left untreated, can lead to fatal kidney failure. For more information, please read my full post here and please spread the word!

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Have You Played With Your Cat Today?


Play is vitally important to a cat’s mental and physical health, and it’s especially important for indoor cats. Even though cats may sleep up to 16 hours a day, when they’re awake, they need stimulation, and the best way to accomplish this is with play. In the wild, when lions, tigers and other wild cats aren’t sleeping, they’re either hunting, or teaching their young to hunt. And play is nothing more than channelng your domestic tiger’s hunting instinct into play. Continue reading…

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