It's only been 3 years since the massive pet food recalls of 2007 but anytime is a good time for a refresher. I've already blogged quite a bit on things I learned due to the recalls, including: My thoughts at the one year anniversary of the pet food recalls Why the AAFCO stamp of approval … Continue reading How Do You Feel About Pet Food Corporations in 2010?
An ABC News article on home cooked meals for pets vs. kibble contains a couple of misleading statements by my interpretation. Regarding the major pet food recall of 2007, ABC says:Dozens of dogs and cats died as owners learned about the tainted dog food, most of which was imported from Chinese manufacturers. Firstly, "dozens" is … Continue reading Nuh-uh ABC News!
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