We all love our pets like members of the family and from time to time there are going to be recalls that will affect our furry friends. For that reason, it is important for us to know what to do when that happens and how to ensure that our pets will be safe in this situation. It was back in 2007 that there were recalls of more than 40 different kinds of pet food. This was due to contamination and the ability to make our pets sick, they were not your off the shelf X brands either, they were many of the most respected brands on the market. These included brands like Iams, Purina, and Science Diet. The problems with the food included the fact that the foods were causing kidney problems, vomiting, and other issues in all kinds of cats and dogs all over the country. This was the case for both wet and also dry food and there was a very difficult period for pets and their owners not knowing if what they were buying on the shelf was safe or not.
The FDA found that there was a presence of melamine that is found most of the time in plastic as well as in foam and other products. This chemical is also found in gluten and is not highly toxic when it is alone, however, when it is mixed with others such as cyanuric acid it can cause renal failure in our pets.
There are notices that come out from the FDA that let you know about the pet recalls these are both voluntary and involuntary on the part of the company. You can always check the FDA’s website to have the most current information.
What Should You Do if Your Pet Eats Contaminated Food?
If your pets are showing any signs of illness this includes loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in how much water they are drinking. You need to call your vet the ASPCA or the animal control center’s 24 hour hotline which is 888-426-4435 FREE.
How Do I Know The Best Food For My Pet?
The ASPCA recommends that you give high quality foods to your pet, that means that you want to make sure that you research all of the ingredients that are in the food and that you know everything that your pet in ingesting. That also means that if your pet is eating a certain kind of food, there may be a sudden change in his or her stomach as well as in the way that the food is being consumed.
Taking care of your pet and ensuring that they are eating only the best foods should be your primary concern. If you are not sure about what they are eating, you should consult your vet so that you know that they are eating only the premium foods and getting all of the nutrition that they need. According to the vet, it is very important to make sure that they are only eating foods that will make them healthy.
In addition to this, you need to be thinking about the nutritional content of the food, if you would not eat it yourself, why would you feed it to your pet? Many pets today are obese and the reason that they are is because their parents have not looked into the proper foods that they should be eating and that means that they are not able to be healthy and happy. It is highly recommended that all pets should be looked at and their diets should be analyzed. When you look at the content in the food, as a parent, that means that you will need to think long and hard about everything that is being consumed by your pet, you need to read the entire label and make sure you see it.
Pets are members of the family, and that means that they need to be treated as such. Pets will need to be able to consume the best possible foods and you need to know what those are. When you are thinking about your pet, make sure you plan to all of their meals and to sign up for the updates on when there may be a recall. This will ensure that you are able to keep your pet safe and out of danger when it comes to eating foods that are bad for your pet and their health.