Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Barking Wednesday ~ Know what is in your pets food ~ Read Labels


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

1 comment:

  1. Awesome little store. They had a huge selection of raw food and natural treats for my dogs. I also got a slow feeder bowl that was much better quality than the first one I got at a chain store. Great cat selection as well. Friendly staff, and knowledgeable at petconsider.com.

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