Tuck the Law Dog

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dog & Pet Food: Health Safety Recall Warnings

It's time to buy a new bag of dog food. Yes, I, Tuck the Law Dog, eat commercial dog food.  However my Mom supplements it with baked chicken, boiled pork, broiled beef,  fresh veggies and fruits, and rice.  Mom was very active in the Pet Food Recall of 2007 (I wasn't born yet), spending a lot of time on her computer getting the word about about recalled food, opinions on what brands were ok for us to eat, feedback about how manufacturers were responding to the recall, etc.  On Tuesday, Mom "Googled" the brand of dog food (premium, good quality ingredients) she needed to get for me, and lo and behold she found numerous  and recent (January 2012) complaints about a recent "Lot" of this food  at www.consumeraffairs.com.  She then spent hours researching other dog foods, settling on two that received "5" stars by  www.dogfoodadvisor.com, as well as good reviews by other users.  Mom does rotate my  dog food thru 3 different types  to make sure that I am getting all my needed nutrients.  Anyway, I'm not here to recommend any brand or tell y'all what to eat. I just want to warn you of the importance of always checking for recalls, opinons and reviews  on dog food because you never know when an issue will arise.  Do NOT depend on the manufacturer to post a warning on their website.  Usually it is other consumers on the numerous websites concerning dogs, cats, etc., who get the word out about pet foods causing sickness and medical issues.   Mom likes these sites:  www.itchmoforums.com, www.petsitusa.comwww.zootoo.com, and FDA's website.
Also read the user reviews on the websites that sell dog food.  Let's keep each other informed.

Healthy Eating, my friends,

Tuck the Law Dog


1 comment:

  1. Hi Tuck. I bet you know a lot now from the many cases that were handled by your office. You may want to be a counsel soon.