Friday, September 21, 2012

Pet Food Safety and the FDA

I found this video and felt it was very important to share. It was on  the Animal Rescue Site website under articles and news.  I have been reading, currently,  about chicken jerky products that have been coming out of China that have been having serious consequences for many dogs.  It would devastate me if I gave poisinous food to my cats, that made them seriously ill, or killed them.   As animal guardians, we need to be able to find out as much information as we can about harmful foods and treats that are being sold and are not taken off the store shelves before we feed them to our cats, dogs,  or other companion animals.

This video will give you information about the FDA's role in being a watchdog for our pets'  foods.  And advice on what can be found on their website to report possible problems that they may not be aware of right away.  Please watch this.  It is very important for you and you pets.

***If you suspect that your pet is becoming ill due to eating a certain food or treat, the very first thing to do is call your vet.

 The next thing to do would be to report the problem to the FDA. Go to and click on the tab, Animal & Veterinary. On the right side of the page, you can find, Recalls & Alerts, and How to Report a Pet Food Complaint. Once there, you can find the phone number for your state coordinator, or you can file a report electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal. You will be asked specific questions about the product and the symptoms that your animal may be exhibiting. The more information you are able to provide, the better. The video says all complaints are looked into.

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