If you feed canned food to your four-legged companion, it’s likely that you’ve noticed some gaps in the store shelves lately. Some canned pet food items, ranging from grocery brands to premium quality, have been out of stock for weeks or even months. While your pet’s food may not seem like an item to be affected by the pandemic, the COVID ripple has in fact impacted the pet industry tremendously on many levels. Couple this with a large boom in
Hundreds of thousands of pounds of pet food have been recalled for contamination with aflatoxin. Such recalls have been responsible for hundreds, and maybe thousands of pet deaths – and you may be wondering why such recalls keep happening. The truth is that recalls for contaminants like aflatoxin contamination are preventable. When pets become ill or die it is very frustrating for pet parents and anyone in the pet industry. Illness from aflatoxin is called aflatoxicosis. It can be hard to diagnose since signs associated
Many pet owners, retailers and veterinarians believe that ‘voluntary’ pet food recalls show that pet food companies have caught problems as a result of quality and safety checks. However, this is mostly false. In fact, some of the largest and most dangerous pet food recalls were not caught by the pet food manufacturer – and instead a regulatory authority. So why are these recalls labeled as ‘voluntary?