pet food safety

Keeping up to date on pet food recalls is something we need to do on an ongoing basis. FreeDigitalPhotos.com

Just like people food, we really have to keep our ears open to pet food recalls.  The best place to visit on a bimonthly basis is the Humane Society website.

They keep an updated list of contaminated foods and treats harmful to pets.

Another great place to gather information is the FDA website.

To keep in the pet food recall loop, in the last 30 days, the products on this list are:

September 24, 2012: Kasel Associated Industries Recalls Boots & Barkley American Beef Bully sticks Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

September 12, 2012: Breeder’s Choice Pet Food Recalls AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

If one of these above products is something you feed your pet stop giving it to them immediately and contact your veterinarian.  Some pet owners make the mistake of not contacting their veterinarian when their pet is not showing any symptoms of illness.  A recalled item must be followed with due diligence.

And yes, recalled treats and foods can be returned to the store it was purchased from for a refund.  Also, the store will dispose of it properly to avoid further contamination.

Keeping our pets safe is a team effort — so if you happen to hear of a pet food or treat recall please e-mail or send us a Facebook message.

Here’s to keeping our pets safe and healthy,

The Fon Jon Team