September 7, 2016

Pet Food Recalls: Is Your Pet’s Safety at Risk?

From groomers and toys, to trips to the park and homemade treats, pet owners like you go out of your way to ensure your fur babies have the best of everything.

And while you’re doing everything you can to give your cat or dog the best life possible, it’s easy to miss the scary pet food recalls that happen nearly every month.

You might be thinking, “But I feed my pet the best, most premium brands of pet food.

I pay extra to ensure my furry companion doesn’t have to eat the sketchy, knock-off pet food brands that always get recalled.”

I truly appreciate the thought you’ve put into the brand of food you’re feeding your pet.

But the simple truth is that pet food recalls aren’t limited to “cheap” food brands. In fact, popular “premium” brands of food, such as Blue Buffalo, have been recalled multiple recently as May, 2016.

Now, you might be thinking, “Well, I’ve fed my dog or cat the same food for the past 5 years without any issues. It’s not a problem, and I don’t need to worry about it.”

Unfortunately, you do.

The reason is simple.

Even foods you’ve fed your pet for years can change in an instant.

Pet food manufacturers can change ingredients, add additional fillers, and add harmful products with little-to-no notice.

And if it’s not what’s in the food that’s the problem, it could end up being the building it’s manufactured in.

It’s not uncommon for pet food companies to switch up which manufacturing facility they use to produce the food based on cost.

Let’s take a look at 3 of the biggest, most recent pet food recalls to date.

Blue Buffalo - May 2016

On May 31, Blue Buffalo Company of Wilton, Connecticut, recalled their 30-pound bags of Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe dog food.

It was a voluntary recall based on the the food’s excessive moisture and mold content.

The moist and molded food caused pets who consumed it to become ill.

Rad Cat Raw Diet Pet Food - June 2016

On June 23,  four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8 oz., 16 oz., and 24 oz. tubs were recalled.

This product was voluntarily recalled due to its  potential of being contaminated with salmonella and/or listeria monocytogenes.

Not only did cats get sick after eating this cat food, but it also posed a risk to pet owners handling it.

Bravo Select Chicken Pet Food - July 2016

On July 24, Bravo Select Chicken Pet Food was recalled.

This product was recalled due to possible salmonella contamination. Salmonella was discovered in the the facility in which the product was manufactured.
I’m not saying this to scare you. In fact, I’m here to offer you comfort by sharing how you can ensure your pet never becomes a victim of recalled pet food.
Keep your pet safe by feeding your cat or dog the same foods you eat for dinner.

I’m not saying feed your pet frozen pizza and tacos, but the meats and veggies that are found in most people’s diet are what your pet should be eating.

Beef, pork, white fish, green beans, and sweet potatoes are just handful of the nutritious foods your dog or cat needs to live a healthy and happy life.

And the best part about using these ingredients is that you can cook them yourself at home.

And when you cook at home, you can ensure your pet’s meals are safe, healthy, and are not packed with non-nutritious fillers.

If you need help getting started, I’d love to help.

I created The Original CrockPET Diet® so that you can cook your nutritious meals and rest assured that your pet stays far away from harmful pet food recalls.

Discover how easy it is to cook for your pet and check out The Original CrockPET Diet®.



Cheers to a Lifetime of Great Health!
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