This year, we had quite a few Dog Food Recalls.
It all started in February 2020 with Aunt Jeni’s Home Made while the latest reported was just yesterday by SPORTMIX.
You can find a table below of this year compiled data.
|Dec 30, 2020||SPORTMiX||Aflatoxin|
|Nov 13, 2020||Albright’s||Salmonella|
|Oct 8, 2020||Sunshine Mills||Aflatoxin|
|Sep 22, 2020||Billy + Margot||Salmonella|
|Sep 2, 2020||Family Pet, Heartland Farms, Paws Happy Life||Aflatoxin|
|Aug 24, 2020||Nature’s Menu||Salmonella|
|Jul 3, 2020||Natural Balance||elevated levels of choline chloride|
|Jun 12, 2020||Carnivora||Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli)|
|Mar 23, 2020||Icelandic+||Clostridium botulinum|
|Feb 14, 2020||Aunt Jeni’s Home Made||Salmonella|
It’s never a good thing when we hear the news that poisonous dog food is spreading through the pet owner community: recalled food. Statistically, ten cats and dogs have been killed by this tragedy before a recall was issued. Since then, the manufacturer of the food conducted a taste test of their product, during which time seven more died, according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The more common symptoms we see before pet food are being recalled are stricken animals was kidney failure. Lethargy, loss of appetite, and vomiting are all symptoms of such failure. As such, multitudes of pet owners flooded their local veterinarian offices fearing that their precious pets had been infected by the poison. Usually, when a trend like this trends, the FDA is immediately contacted and further test are taken.
However, due to the owners being pet lovers, they always feel responsible if anything tragic does happen. In worse came situations, many people have to euthanize their pets due to the poisoning. It seems that only the wet food being produced has any poison mixed in. Because of this need for euthanization, many pet owners have become indignant with the food processing companies, feeling that these companies should have taken better care to ensure that the food did not get contaminated by the poison, especially considering that these companies, such as Iams and Science Diet, are suppose to have great reputations and strict regulations on what is produced and the products being used to produce it. Nonetheless, both pet food companies and pet owners will enforce stricter expectations of the products fed to animals.
What’s the moral of the story, please pick wisely on your dog food brand.
Check their history & if there has ever been any recalls & most importantly if the company is reputable.
You can find our full compiled Dog & Cat Food Recalls here.
Be in the know and minimize the risk to your pets.