As a pet owner it can be terrifying to see headlines of pet food or treat recalls particularly when the effects of tainted food and treats can be devastating. Today we want to talk a little bit about how you can stay on top of the latest pet food and treat recalls.
Keeping tabs on the current recalls within the pet food and treat industry is part of being a responsible pet owner but it can be overwhelming when it seems like there is a recall every few weeks. The truth is though that a lot of times the recalls that you “keep seeing” are extensions or additions to existing recalls, but it is always best to stay on top of all recalls just to be safe. The best way to do this is to keep an eye on news headlines while also keeping watch on the FDA’s veterinary and animal recalls which you can do here. This is the official FDA page for veterinary and animal recall statements made by the FDA and whenever a new recall is issued it will feature on this page.
Here at Leesville Animal Hospital we always recommend that you purchase edible pet products that were made in the USA using ingredients from the US. Most if not all products that are made within the United States will say so on their packaging which makes them easier to spot!
If you believe that your pet is suffering from side effects of a pet food recall or pet treat recall you should always err on the side of caution and bring them in for a checkup to prevent furthering of any potential side effects.