Commercial Dog Food – Is It Hazardous To Your Dog’s Health?

Over the past few years, concerns about the ingredients  used in dog food have steadily grown. News reports of pet food recalls have become all too common giving dog owners good reason to be concerned.

The vast majority of dog owners rely on commercially produced dog foods found in grocery stores, discount variety stores, and similar popular markets. These include both nationally advertised brands and generic “store brand” products. Of course, we all expect these products to be healthy foods for our dogs, not harmful or downright deadly.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has responsibility for establishing and enforcing pet food standards. The FDA mandate requires compliance as follows:

– accurate labeling of products

– cannot contain harmful or questionable ingredients

– Produced in a sanitary, bacteria-free environment

– Must be safe for consumption for all pets.

All pet food manufacturers and processors who make dog food for distribution within the United States  are required to comply with these standards. Unfortunately the FDA, due to limited resources, can only investigate a company when they are convinced that the pet food poses a serious health threat, based upon reports of death and serious illness. Of course, by that time, it’s much too late for those unfortunate pets who were affected by eating tainted food. 

The FDA has established a  listing of dog food product recalls, both mandatory and voluntary: http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/petfoodrecall/index.cfm

Unfortunately, it appears that the FDA has not updated their list since June, 2008. However, a quick glance at the recalls that occurred between March 2007 and June 2008 shows the widespread nature of commercial dog food health issues. Recalls issued over that 16-month period include:

ALPO
Americas Choice, Preferred Pet
Authority
Award
Berkley & Jenson (Salmonella)
Best Choice
Big Bet
Big Red
Bloom
Blue Buffalo (RICE GLUTEN)
Bruiser
Cadillac
Canine Caviar Pet Foods (RICE GLUTEN)
Champion Breed Lg Biscuit
Champion Breed Peanut Butter Biscuits
Co-Op Gold
Companion
Companion’s Best Multi-Flavor Biscuit
Compliments
Costco/Kirkland Signature (RICE GLUTEN)
Demoulas Market Basket
Diamond Pet Food
Diamond Pet Food (RICE GLUTEN)
Doctors Foster & Smith
Doctors Foster & Smith (RICE GLUTEN)
Dollar General
Eight In One Inc (Salmonella)
Eukanuba Can Dog Chunks in Gravy
Eukanuba Pouch Dog Bites in Gravy
Food Lion
Giant Companion
Gravy Train
Grreat Choice
Hannaford
Happy Tails
Harmony Farms (RICE GLUTEN)
Harmony Farms Treats (RICE GLUTEN)
Health Diet Gourmet Cuisine
Hill Country Fare
Hy Vee
Hy-Vee
Iams Can Chunky Formula
Iams Can Small Bites Formula
Iams Dog Select Bites
Jerky Treats Beef Flavored Dog Snacks
La Griffe
Laura Lynn
Loving Meals
Mars Petcare US Inc (Salmonella)
Master Choice
Meijer’s Main Choice
Mighty Dog
Mixables
Mulligan Stew Pet Food (RICE GLUTEN)
Natural Balance (RICE GLUTEN)
Natural Life
Natural Way
Nu Pet
Nutriplan
Nutro
Nutro – Ultra
Nutro Max
Nutro Natural Choice
Nuture
Ol’ Roy
Ol’ Roy 4-Flavor Lg Biscuits
Ol’ Roy Canada
Ol’ Roy Peanut Butter Biscuits
Ol’ Roy Puppy
Ol’Roy (Salmonella)
Ol’Roy US
Ol’Roy US (Salmonella)
Paws
Perfect Pals Large Biscuits
Performatrin Ultra
Pet Essentials
Pet Life
Pet Pride / Good n Meaty
Petrapport Inc. (Salmonella)
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority Canada
Priority US
Publix
Roche Brothers
Royal Canin (RICE GLUTEN)
Royal Canin Veterinary Diet (RICE GLUTEN)
Save-A-Lot Choice Morsels
Schnuck’s
Schnucks
Shep
Shep Dog
Shop Rite
SmartPak (RICE GLUTEN)
Springfield Prize
Sprout
Stater Brothers
Stater Brothers Large Biscuits
Stop & Shop Companion
T.W. Enterpriese (Salmonella)
Tops Companion
Triumph
Truly
Weis Total Pet
Western Family Canada
Western Family US
White Rose
Winn Dixie
Your Pet

Hazards of Commercial Dog Food
Hazards of Commercial Dog Food

Many world-famous Doctors of Veterinary Medicine and published Dog Care Experts universally agree any dog that eats commercial dog food is at a much higher risk of dying prematurely and by the time symptoms are noticeable, it’s often too late to prevent an agonizing death except by lethal injection.

Read their shocking, research-supported claims in a report by dog care expert, Andrew Lewis.  Mr. Lewis produced this report after the unexplained death of his canine companion. During his research he accidently uncovered a cover-up he estimates as being responsible for over 80 percent of dog deaths. His report also teaches dog owners, step-by-step, how to avoid a similar situation and includes a simple solution proven to not only increase the lifespan of dogs by up to 134 percent and save thousands of dollars in dog care costs. To access his report please click this link to DOG FOOD SECRETS.

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