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Is Your Pet’s Food Safe Enough?

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In one of our recent posts on Twitter, we commented on one of the latest pet food fads of feeding pets a diet that is “grain-free.” While it may seem ideal to some, a diet that lacks grain has its limitations and isn’t necessarily as healthy as some espouse.

And this isn’t the only pet food safety concern we’ve heard about in recent weeks, or even days. More and more, there are issues and alerts posted online and broadcast on the radio and television about potential outbreaks or contaminations linked to pet food and particular diets. It’s difficult to know what to pay attention to and what to believe anymore. To this end, we’ve put together a list of trusted sites that you can turn to if there are concerns, contaminations or recalls. And as always, should you ever have any questions, never hesitate to reach out to us directly – we are always here to help you and your pets!

  • Complete list of recalled pet food for the last 365 days, courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association): CLICK HERE
  • Both pets and humans can catch salmonella or listeria from improperly handled and prepared food. Learn more from the CDC: CLICK HERE
  • Like to nerd out on regulation? Read up on pet food regulations at The Pet Food Institute and learn all about the Food Safety Modernization Act: CLICK HERE
  • Get into the technicalities about labeling and more via the FDA’s website: CLICK HERE
  • Need to file a complaint about your own pet’s food experience? Do so here: CLICK HERE

Odds are that the food you are feeding your pets is fine and both you and your best friends will live long and healthy lives together. Yet it never hurts to double check that you’re doing all you can to take care of those you love. Review the links above and should you have any questions, reach out and give us a call or ask us a question at your next appointment.

Bonnie Ruszczyk

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