Dear Catster reader,
Almost two years ago, we invested numerous resources and rebuilt the Catster community. With new hardware, software and personnel, we did our best to satisfy the many users who shared their thoughts, pictures, questions, and love for and of their pets with us and friends. It was a thriving community with many users. We hoped, however, there would be more like you.
Times and habits have changed and we are sad to announce that the Catster community will be closing down on July 20, 2019.
Catster magazine, www.catster.com and the associated social media sites are NOT shutting down. We encourage you to continue reading the content found in the pages of the magazine and the web sites, commenting through the mechanisms provided and sharing your ideas and comments with us and your fellow readers.
Instructions for accessing pet profiles were shared with everyone in 2017. The instructions can be found elsewhere within the forum. AFTER JULY 20TH, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ACCESS THIS CONTENT. And, effective immediately, we are no longer able to answer questions about the community.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to serving you through our magazine and website.
I am cross posting this from dogster.
November 5, 2007
The Food and Drug Administration has detected salmonella in cat vitamins.
The Hartz Mountain Corp. is voluntarily recalling a lot of its Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats due to possible salmonella contamination.
Tests conducted by Hartz did not reveal contamination; however, the Food and Drug Administration detected the presence of salmonella in its sample. Hartz has not received any reports of illness due to contaminated vitamins.
Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and nausea in both cats and humans. Children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems are particularly susceptible to infection and should not handle the product.
The recall entails 3,600 bottles of Hartz Vitamin Care for Cats imprinted with lot code SZ-16371 and UPC code 32700-97701. This product should be discarded immediately.
The vitamins were processed by third-party manufacturer UFAC Inc. in Baconton, Ga. Hartz officials said they are aggressively investigating the source of the problem.
For further information on the recall or to obtain a refund, call Hartz at (800) 275-1414.
Also, someone posted hatrzvictims.org on dogster. Please visit! It made me think twice about using any of their products again!