Make Believe Dog Food Company – I Highly Recommend Their Product!

What's a good food to feed your dog in light of everything we've learned from the massive pet food recalls of 2007? I don't know. But if I could find one, it might look like this:My Make Believe Dog Food Co. isn't waiting around for Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) to become law. They know … Continue reading Make Believe Dog Food Company – I Highly Recommend Their Product!

FDA Sets Date for Public Meeting on Pet Foods

From the CVM Update:The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public meeting to obtain input from stakeholder groups, including, but not limited to, the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), veterinary medical associations, animal health organizations, and pet food manufacturers, on the development of standards for pet food, including ingredient standards and … Continue reading FDA Sets Date for Public Meeting on Pet Foods

Report: Nutro Pet Foods Making Pets Sick

Lisa Wade McCormick from ConsumerAffairs.Com has posted an article compiling reports from owners in many states whose pets became ill after eating Nutro brand foods. Nutro's products for dogs include varieties under the following names:Nutro MaxNutro Natural ChoiceNutro UltraNutro's products for cats include varieties under these names:Nutro Max CatNutro Natural Choice Complete CareAs always: if … Continue reading Report: Nutro Pet Foods Making Pets Sick

AAFCO – The Pet Food Industry Fails to Regulate Itself

The National Research Council (NRC) has traditionally set the standard for nutrient requirements for dogs and cats with their publications. The NRC recommends feeding trials in order to determine if a food is truly "complete and balanced". I don't have a degree in animal nutrition but that makes sense to me. How else can it … Continue reading AAFCO – The Pet Food Industry Fails to Regulate Itself

FDA Wonders if Pet Foods Could be Made Safer

Veterinary Practice News has an article about the FDA looking into expanding the use of third party certification programs for food products, including pet foods."The FDA would like to know what domestic and foreign third-party programs for suppliers are in use by U.S. companies and, significantly, how do these programs ensure independence and avoid the … Continue reading FDA Wonders if Pet Foods Could be Made Safer

Open Letter Regarding Senator Williams and SC Shelter Requests Help

These are the questions I will be mailing to the appropriate parties concerning the Kent Williams GSD case. Anyone is welcome to copy these questions into his/her own letter:Did Senator Williams violate the laws of Marion County and/or the State of South Carolina when he failed to spay a female German Shepherd whom he adopted … Continue reading Open Letter Regarding Senator Williams and SC Shelter Requests Help