Thursday, September 20, 2012

Pet treats from China

There has been an ongoing issue with pet treats that are made in China, causing problems for pets.  There have been a total of 360 pet deaths to date and over 2000 cases of animals getting sick from these treats.  The brands effected by the issue are ones commonly found in stores such as Wal-Mart.  The FDA has issued a warning to pet owners to use caution when feeding these products and reminds that they are not necissary for a balanced diet-yet the manufacturers still refuse to pull them from the shelves.  If you have not heard anything on this issue, I would urge you to do some reading.

If this is news to you, I would suggest a google search!  I have said it before, please be careful what you are feeding your pets.  The truth is, we aren't going to get 100% away from China-though many companies say they are 100% China free, I find that hard to swallow.

I believe they (the companies) have good intentions (and we are talking more about kibble here-not the tainted treats specifically).  The majority of the worlds vitamins tend to come from China-that is for humans as well.  Many pet food companies, in an atempt to do the very best for our pets, and to provide the very best quality of ingredients, will source their vitamin mixes from companies that are not in China-the only issue with that, is that many of those vitamin companies, get their supplies from China.  See what I mean?

The best you can do, is look for something that is as free of Chinese ingredients as possible.  I look for made in the USA, and I like to contact the dog food companies that I use, to find out even more details then just what is on the bag, or what is on the website.

Educate yourself and keep an eye out, it's a shame that this particular issue has gone on for so long....

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