Sunday, August 22, 2010

Dog Food Recalls

Dogs are known to be man's best friend and most people consider them a member of their family. They are loved deeply and it is a sad occurrence when something happens to them, especially something that could have been prevented. One worst fear a pet owner has is that they might be feeding their dog something that could make them sick or even kill them. Recalls of dog food happen too frequently.

One of the most recent recalls on dog food is Merrick Beef Filet Squares that show an expiration date of November 19, 2011 on its package. These are doggy treats that were sold in several different markets. Merrick dog treats are believed to contain Salmonella which can make a dog very sick. Even owners should not come in contact with these treats because of the chance of them becoming ill themselves.

The brand Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits was recalled because their dog biscuits contained contaminated peanut paste that was found to contain Salmonella. These dog biscuits were recalled in January of 2009. Grreat Choice Dog Biscuits were sold at PetSmart stores. The company placed a voluntary recall on this product.
Hartz recalled certain bags of its chicken basted chews in October of 2008 due to the fact that the chews may contain Salmonella. Although, it was believed to be contained in only one bag of chews, the Hartz Corporation volunteered to recall any and all product that might be affected.

Mars Petcare US is another company that has had its share of recalls. Their recall took place in September of 2009. One dog food brand that you might recognize that they recalled was the "Old Roy" brand. It was believed that Salmonella, once again, was the reason for the recall.

Dog owners should keep track of all dog food recalls that are being done to ensure the safety of their pet.

No comments: