A drug used to euthanize animals has been found in canned dog food, prompting a recall. Low levels of the drug pentobarbital were detected in cans of Gravy Train dog food produced by the J.M. Smucker Company, the FDA said in a statement Friday. Pentobarbital is most commonly used as a sedative, anesthetic or to euthanize animals, it said. “Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand. Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death,” it said. The FDA said its preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicated the low levels found were unlikely to pose a health risk to pets. ̶
An independent investigation, conducted by ABC7, looking into what’s in your dog’s food was followed by recalls from a major pet food company. According to ABC7, the ABC-affiliate launched the deep dive into dog food after the death of a Washougal, Washington, dog named Talula. Nikki Mael’s four dogs all became unresponsive after eating a can of Evanger’s pet food on New Year’s Eve 2016. Distraught, the owner rushed all of her canines to the vet for treatment; all but Talula pulled through. Since Talula was in good health before the incident, Mael sent the remainder of her dogs’ food to a lab for testing. The lab uncovered that the dog food contained pentobarbital, “a lethal drug, most commonly used to euthanize dogs, cats and some horses.” The use of pentobarbital is not permitted in anim
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Every industry has different priorities on social media. For personal care brands, community building is crucial. The interactive nature of social media serves this need better than conventional media. However, personal care brands need a solid social media strategy to achieve this goal. In this article, we evaluate how successful top personal care brands in North America were in this regard. The brands analyzed here include Always, Angel Soft, Charmin, Cottonelle, Dial, Dollar Shave Club, Gillette, Harry’s, Huggies, Kleenex, Kotex, Method, Softsoap and The Honest Company. Time period: 1st January – 31st May 2017 Facebook Even with the newer networks like Snapchat and Instagram gaining popularity, Facebook is still crucial for brands. Find out how well these personal care brands engaged th
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Did you know that using more than two hashtags in a tweet can negatively affect your engagement? But on Instagram, you can use up to 10 hashtags before you see a dip in engagement. Small details like that can mean all the difference in building brand awareness on social. To get the most out of your hashtag marketing, you’ll need to define your goals. Will you be using hashtags to discover content or to contribute to a conversation? You can certainly do both in different campaigns, but having a more narrow goal will help you pinpoint the best content and hashtag use. Brands use hashtags in their marketing in a variety of ways. This article will provide you with a few real-life examples of how some popular companies used hashtags to increase their brand awareness. At the end, we&rsquo...
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What is the formula for social media success? I can’t say for sure if your answer is the correct one. But I can guarantee that your answer will be different from mine, and from the other marketers who I pose this question to. This is because best practices, social media trends etc. vary from industry to industry and region to region. In short, the question I ask here is if there are different routes to social media success. To try and answer this, I analyzed 15 retail brands from Australia on Facebook. They are 7-Eleven Australia, Big W, City Beach, Coles, David Jones, Harvey Norman, Jay Jays, Kmart, Kogan, MYER, Showpo, St. Frock, Target Australia, The Iconic, and Woolworths. Time period analyzed: July 1st – September 30th, 2016 Engagement Engagement is a good measure of social media suc
From Snapchat to Instagram, being able to create brand Stories is now everywhere. But are they a good idea? Who might be paying attention enough to benefit? Let's find out.
Stay out of it. Take the path of least resistance. Avoid hot-button issues. Up until now, this has been the predominant mindset of brands amidst major sociopolitical change, division or scandal. But as today’s political climate continues to spiral and trust in institutions is at an all-time low, consumers have begun looking to brands to step up and take the lead in effecting change. According to a 2018 survey by Sprout Social, two-thirds of consumers (66%) say it’s important for brands to take public stands on social and political issues. And Edelman’s 2017 study, “Beyond No Brand’s Land,” found that more than half (51%) of respondents believe that brands have more power to solve social issues than the government. Never before have brands held so much i...