Wow, in the past few weeks there have been a series of pet food recalls. One of my colleagues is great about staying up on these recalls, especially on Friday afternoon. She calls it the Friday night dump and run. It seems that Friday nights right before 5 is when the pet food manufacturers drop the “bombshell” that your pet food might be tainted and then no one is around to answer questions from concerned pet owners. I applaud Therese Kopiwoda with PetsitUSA.com for keeping everyone informed about the recalls. She is a good source for pet related information. I highly suggest signing up for her blogs, and following her on Facebook or Twitter to stay informed. To sign up for her blog go to http://www.petsitusa.com/blog/.
I was glad to see that several of the pet food manufacturers did post on Facebook this past weekend that they were there to answer questions over the weekend. I cannot help but believe the open letter Therese wrote opened some eyes. Unfortunately these things do happen but it is how the pet food companies respond and help is of upmost importance.
Every time there is a recall or I hear something about a pet related product I ask myself how I can help you the pet owner. It is my job to stay on top of things pet related. I chose this career to help pet owners give their pet’s proper care.
I am currently using posts on Guardian Pet Sitters’ Facebook page, Twitter, and Linked-In to reach pet owners, along with this blog. The posts on Facebook or Twitter would be the quickest way to get the latest information. Here are the links if you would like to follow us: www.facebook.com/guardianpetsitters and http://twitter.com/GuardianPetSit.
Again hats off to Therese Kopiwoda at PetsitUSA for the great job she is doing keeping pet owners up to date on things that affect our furry family members.
Here is a list of some of the pet foods recalled:
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
Taste of the Wild
Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain
Natural Balance’s Sweet Potato and Venison, Sweet Potato and Bison, Vegetarian, and Lamb Meal and Brown Rice dog foods
WellPet’s Complete Health and Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy foods