Dog, Cats, Pet Owners: Pet Food Recall

Pet Food Recall info and great links for FDA recall and Dog Food Advisor. Thank you Rumpy Dog for posting this. We’re all grateful for all you do to spread the word to help us help our fury family.

Dogpaddling Through Life

Yesterday I got the news that every caretaker dreads: My dogs’ food is on a recall list.

Natura has issued a voluntary recall of some of their Innova, Evo, California Natural and Healthwise products. The products on the recall list include food for dogs, cats, and ferrets.

I was afraid, and could not rest until I’d checked the list of potentially contaminated products to see if I had any in my home.

Fortunately, I do not.

But I was still worried. What do I do? Do I keep feeding my dogs this same brand, or do I try something else?

Unless I am willing to go it like Celi at The Kitchen’s Garden, I’m going to have to trust somebody to provide me with food for my animals.

Who am I going to trust?

Two things about Natura impressed me yesterday. First of all, they chose to issue…

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11 Responses to Dog, Cats, Pet Owners: Pet Food Recall

  1. Thanks for the reblog. I don’t use those foods for the Scrap-meister. I use Merrick products. But it’s getting to the point where I might consider doing what my sister does–she makes her won dog food and biscuits out of all organic foods. Then again, she is the sister who is rich…

  2. natuurfreak says:

    We must remain vigilant for both our food and that of our pets but beware of fear psychosis

  3. Thank you for the post. I don’t use this brand, but experienced a recall of pet food before. It scared me so. I am currently trying to see if rice as it is used in some cat foods is a problem. It was on the news some time back as something humans shouldn’t eat a lot of. But some pet foods have rice as one ingredient. How does it affect cats then?
    They get exposed to enough as humans do.

    • While cat anatomy is very similar to human anatomy their physiology differs and what might not be good for humans isn’t necessarily bad for cats. The rice scare you’re referring to was the discovery of higher than healthy levels of arsenic. Arsenic in animals at high enough levels can be lethal. Where the tainted rice was discovered, I’m not sure. Whether rice based animal food is safe, even if possessing small amounts of arsenic, is a hard question to answer. I doubt we could even get accurate data to resolve this. For me, it seems prudent to pay attention to recalls and if a large population of pets are on a certain brand food and there aren’t any reports in the news of trouble or any recall from the companies then I would say that it’s probably an okay brand to stay with.

  4. runningonsober says:

    Thank you for reblogging! We use an Evo brand, but fortunately it was not on the list.

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