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Pet Treats That Bite You Back!
Courtesy photo by Suzka©
Why was Susan's Sophie so ill? Were her dog's treats biting her back? Susan offers pet treat tips with results like a dip in the "puppy-fountain-of-youth!"
Many pet parents are concerned about the quality (or lack thereof) of their pets' foods/treats.
As of January 12, 2012, the FDA lists 1086 pet food recalls, prompting some pet/feed stores to post "Made in America" signs over pet food displays for pet parents' peace of mind. Return this kindness by providing them with feedback on products purchased in their establishments.
- Baby Bird & Baby Macaw Feeding Formula
- Diamond Pet Foods - Dry Dog Food Bags.
- The Hartz Mountain Corporation -Wardley Advanced Nutrition Perfect Protein Tropical Flake Fish Food.
- Cargill Animal Nutrition - Nutrena NatureWise Goat Pellets.
- Western Feed
Check recalled batch numbers:
Ask feed/pet stores where their products are manufactured. Because the media is slow to pick up on this alarming situation, ask your pet stores to alert you to FDA warnings regarding. Frequent local pet stores as they contribute to our community by providing jobs, tax dollars, and support events.
"Last year," said Susan, "our Pomeranian, Sophie, began experiencing skin problems, (rashes, redness), followed by bladder infections. She was uncomfortable in her own skin! The vet felt she had a "flea problem, yet I saw no signs of fleas.
Gigi a Pet Tips 'n' Tales reader in Providence, Rhode Island emailed, "The FDA website reports that pet foods arriving from overseas are a problem. My dog, Noori, is 16 years old and we can't use him as an experimental lab subject! If anything goes wrong, he is too old to fight it. So, I began feeding him home cooked food and it has paid off! The food has given Noori a new lease on life. He is acting like a young dog again and even runs in the park! We found his favorite recipes in Dr. Pitcairn's book, Natural Health for Dogs and Cats!"
Information provided is shared from personal experience and for reference purposes only. It is not intended for use to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition, nor is it intended to substitute advice given by a physician, veterinarian, pharmacist, or other licensed healthcare professional. Always consult your physician/veterinarian.
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