Pet Food Safety

Common-sense tips, the latest recalls, and new FDA rules to protect your pets

The Human Society’s original article below talks about how important it is for the safety of your pets to research and investigate their foods, food sources and the food companies that make them. They came up with some clever tips below to help protect your pets. Click on the link above to take you to the original article from the Human Society’s website.

1. Follow common-sense tips for protecting your pet from harmful food

•  Start by practicing good hygiene with your pets’ food and water bowls.

•  Check our list of recalled foods and treats regularly for information about items that have been recalled. You may also want to join our online community to receive information about recalls via the Pet of the Week enewsletter.

•  If your pet’s food or treats are recalled, immediately stop feeding the product to your pet. 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. If you have questions about recalled food or treats, contact the manufacturer.

•  If your pet may have consumed a recalled product, consult your veterinarian, even if your pet isn’t showing any symptoms.

2. File a complaint with the FDA if your pet has been poisoned

If your pet has become ill or died because of a tainted food or treats, please report it to The FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator in your state.

3. Watch this video from The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine

You can click on the video image above to watch it right on YouTube.

4. Help the FDA protect your pet

The FDA is proposing stronger rules on tainted pet food. Act now to make those rules effective:

  • Read The HSUS’s response to the proposed rules »
  • Read Wayne’s Blog on why the proposed rules are necessary »
  • Watch the FDA’s presentation on the rules »

5. Read recent FDA advisories on recalled pet food and treats

May 19, 2015: OC Raw Dog Recalls Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Be Sociable, Share!