The Real Time Canine II

After spending 2 years writing the Real Time Canine, the adventure continues with The Real Time Canine II. Read along as I look for just the right puppy to continue the experience. After false starts with Tim and Jed, I am currently training young Tam, and Spot, which are both off to a strong start. Please visit the RTC II to read about training sessions as they occur.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Where do I get information about the pet foods recall?

That's the question I've been asking and I am unbelievably frustrated by the lack of information available. Apparently pet food recall is voluntary, because it's not regulated by the FDA and because it's worth 38 billion dollars. The FDA is providing a list of effected pet food and it's updated. Click HERE to go to the FDA's list.
Click HERE to read all about it on Wikipedia. Click HERE to learn more about the menu foods recall and HERE for information about Natural Balance.
A friend of mine sent me this list of supposedly safe pet food brands as of 4/20 with this caveat: BEFORE you decide to switch your dog food, take the time to go to that particular dog/cat food's web site and see what they are saying about their food. READ the ingredients. Find out if their supplier imports from China. If in doubt, email them and see how responsive they are to your concerns and questions. At this point, we aren't taking anything for granted.
Abady-All productsArtemis-All productsAvo Derm-All products, except Avo Select Cuts feline formulasBack to Basics-All productsBlue Buffalo-All productsBravo-All productsByNature Organics dry and canned only-not pouches California Natural-Dry products only Canidae-All products Canine caviar-All products Chicken Soup-All products Dr. Harveys-All products Eagle-Dry products only Evo-Dry products only Felidae-All products Fromm-Dry Food Only Honest Kitchen-All Products Innova-Dry products only Kumpi-All products Merrick-All Products Nature’s Variety-Dry products only Newman’s Own Organics-Dry products only Pinnacle-Dry products only Premium Edge-All products Red Barn-All products Sojourner Farms-All products Solid Gold-All products Steve’s Real Food-All productsTripett-All products Timberwolf Organics-All products Wellness-Dry products only.
I feed a brand called Exclusive, manufactured by PMI Nutrition. As of 4/19/07 their website claims that their products do not contain rice protein or wheat gluten, which are blamed for the contamination. Click HERE to visit their website.
Be vigilent and stay informed.

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