May 2012

Pet food found to be contaminated again

This time with salmonella and so far only in dog food

Why is it so hard to make pet food? Isn’t it just a matter of using quality ingredients and following safety guidelines? If pet food manufacturing companies are unable to promise that our pets will survive their food then maybe we need to think outside of the box.

I lost a cat to the Melamine contamination that had caused a sizable FDA recall and led to deaths of countless pets across the nation. Following the death of my cat, Ziek, I had been given a cat and later when I was actually ready, I chose a new pet. Needless to say I now have two cats. It probably took me about a year to feel confident in feeding them. Recently, one of my cats started sniffing his wet food and just walking away. This of course raised red flags inside of me.