Sign up for FDA alerts about dog food! You will receive updates on recalls to stay tuned for problems with food, medication etc. for your dog and for you!
Back in March, 2007, when melamine contamination in cat and dog food was causing renal failure in our pets, we considered making Chloe’s food ourselves. We did not want to run the risk of having her exposed to the potential dangers associated with some commercial dog food (even high quality foods) at that time.
At the start of the apparent problem, the recalls were associated largely with the consumption of mostly wet pet foods made with ingredients from a single company in China. After more than three weeks of complaints from consumers, the recall began voluntarily. Dogs and cats were getting sick and were developing renal failure (kidney failure); too many died.
This was very frightening, and in an effort to stay on top of this issue and other problems like it, I signed up with the FDA to receive updates on problems and recalls. The problem became so severe and so widespread, that we took Chloe off purchased dog food, and started making her food until the problem was resolved. So many pets were harmed by this disaster that it just makes sense to have a quick way to stay tuned to find out if there are other problems so you can make adjustments quickly in your life and in your pet’s life.
I’ve included the link to the sign-up are for the FDA alerts below as well as some of the information and choices you can expect to find there:
Our free e-mail alert service allows you to receive important FDA news and information as they become available. To sign up, please select the topics that interest you below. To subscribe, all you need is a valid e-mail address. Your e-mail will only be used to deliver the requested information or to give you access to your subscription preferences.
One of the catagories you can select is Animal and Veterinary Health, but you can sign up to receive Consumer Health Information, Recalls and Safety Alerts and more. I strongly suggest you sign up for these alerts to stay on top of recalls and problems.
Information is power. We have to manage our health and the health of our pets. You would be wise to take control and be informed so you can take appropriate and timely action should the need arise!
To Your Dog’s Good Health!