This week on Barking Wednesday I want to discuss Pet Safety.
To help spread safety tips ~ Blog Paws has designated July as Pet Safety Month. As a member of Blog Paws I want to share a Safety Topic each Barking Wednesday in July.
This week I want to talk about being safe when you buy dog food and treats for your dogs.
The two key things to remember when buying dog food and treats is:
#1 READ the INGREDIENTS
#2 READ where the items were MADE
It is important to know what each ingredient is - research the ingredients. You will be shocked what some ingredients really are. I also want Made in the USA.
NO CHINA treats or food.......be extra careful if the treats and food are super cheap, there might be a reason. Make sure to check the labels.
I realize with the recent Blue Buffalo scandal that sometimes companies are not as truthful as they should be. That I think is so sad - we trust companies to be honest on their labels - sad when they are not. Especially when a company knows the truth but fails to warn the buying public.
I respect companies that announce a public recall of a product. Announcing a recall I feel tells a lot about a company. A company that cares for animals should care enough to warn the public and make it right. I hope that each recall addresses a quality assurance step that should and is put into place to prevent a similar issue in the future.
Reference Links to learn more about Pet Food FDA Guidelines . Check out a great article from Natural News concerning Pet Food Regulations
BE SAFE READ ALL LABELS