Do you ever ask yourself, "What's in my pet's treats? Is this safe for them to eat?"
With all of the recalls that we've been hearing about for the past two years, it can be somewhat disconcerting to purchase your pets' treats or food in the store, or heaven forbid purchase something new for them to eat.
I was speaking with my stylist the other day, the talented Brooke at the newly opened Siren Salon in Gillette, when she mentioned to me that her beautiful pup Abbey had died from contaminated treats sold at Wal-mart. We only touched on it lightly, but the treats she gave her Airedale Terrier caused kidney failure in only one day. What a frightening thing to go through.
To help you not experience what Brooke went through, we felt it was important to share where you can find information on recalled dog treats and food from a credible source. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Pet & Veterinary page lists the date of which the recall was listed as well as the brand and product that is recalled. You can click into any alert for more information on the recalled item.
Or, if you'd rather see a table of all of the recalled products, please check out the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Food Recalls and Alerts page. The information is based on the reports from the FDA, but is laid out in a better fashion.
If your pet's food or treats are recalled, please immediately stop feeding your pet the product and you may want to reach out to your veterinarian if they are showing any worrisome side-effects. Also know that you can return recalled products to the store where you purchased them for a full refund or dispose of them in a secure area not accessible to animals. The Humane Society Society of the United States has more information available on their Pet Food Safety page.
We hope to provide more information about pet food and treats in upcoming blogs. But, if you have specific questions, please ask them in the comments section below, or contact the Foundation. Thanks for reading!
Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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