The Consumerist has got not one, but two reports of maggots found in Purina Beneful dog food during the past few days. The first customer contacted Purina about the problem and was told:"As soon as our food leaves our factory, it is no longer our responsibility."Which sounds eerily similar to Purina's response to the mitey … Continue reading Miteful. Maggotful. Beneful.
Month: September 2008
"Renderers take a potential hazard and turn it into something valuable"
How does this image grab you? An open dump truck pulls in to the back dock of your local grocery store. Workers toss in spoiled, stinking meat and trimmings that have been collected from the meat department because they are "inedible" for humans. The dump truck drives around southern Florida under the summer sun, flies … Continue reading "Renderers take a potential hazard and turn it into something valuable"
Nutro Pet Foods: Toxic Zinc? Toxic Denial?
For many consumers, pet food company transparency is key to earning trust in their products. Pet owners want honest answers to direct questions - not the runaround "We can't tell you, that's proprietary info" which companies used to get away with prior to the 2007 recalls. Despite this, and in response to a mounting body … Continue reading Nutro Pet Foods: Toxic Zinc? Toxic Denial?
Treats on the Internets
Recommended reading from around the Wide World of Web:Smart Dogs evaluates the evaluators when it comes to testing rescue dogs with resource guarding issues:The testers waited until the dog was busy eating the food, then began to poke annoyingly at its face with a fake hand on a stick.This is a good piece - read … Continue reading Treats on the Internets
Cranky Dog Bloggers for Obama
A group of pet owners are blogging on the US Presidential race at Bark Obama! This is not a pet blog but rather a political blog written by people who love pets. You've been warned. And: welcome!
One More Time for Old Times’ Sake
Mars Petcare US is (again) recalling food due to Salmonella concerns. Affected brands include Pedigree, Ol' Roy, and Pet Pride. I guess we're supposed to be thankful that they told us about the Salmonella at all, even if it was on a Friday night, during a hurricane, and the problem has been going on for … Continue reading One More Time for Old Times’ Sake
Got Any Old Pet Food That Fell Behind the Lazy Susan?
The website Pet Food Recall Facts is putting out a call for unopened canned/pouches of old pet food for testing:If any pet owners have unopened samples of pet food manufactured prior to the end of December 2006, and would be willing to make them available for testing, please contact me. The samples I’m interested in … Continue reading Got Any Old Pet Food That Fell Behind the Lazy Susan?
Michigan "Pet Sellers" May Be Investigated by the FBI
The AKC alerts us to a proposed pet ordinance in Michigan - HB 6395 - that sounds a leetle scary:If adopted, HB 6395 would:Define anyone who sells or offers for sale more than two dogs per year, or more than one litter of dogs per year, as a "petseller."Mandate that those who qualify as pet … Continue reading Michigan "Pet Sellers" May Be Investigated by the FBI