Since this blog is new, we are getting caught up on some recent happenings in the pet industry. Even though the recall of Eukanuba and Iams Pet Foods was announced by the FDA on July 30, 2010, there is still a lot you can learn from the experience that could affect the health of your precious canine or feline in the future! Proctor and Gamble recently announced the recall of several products due to possible salmonella contamination. Take a look at the complete list of Proctor and Gamble recalled Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food products . Proctor and Gamble has claimed that “No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported…”, yet consumers of Iams and Eukanuba Pet Food have something different to say. Proctor and Gamble also recalled cans of Iams Cat and Kitten Food due to low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1) just prior to this in the beginning of June. If you would like, you can view a complete list of Iams Pet Food products that have been recalled since 2007.
I feel these recalls show a continuing decades-long pattern of big business putting profits before the health and safety of our animal companions. These recalls bolster our position on the foods we offer to our customers. At The Pet Health and Nutrition Center we have a very narrow and focused line of pet food offerings. Before we bring a food in we don’t just look at the ingredients or read over the full-color marketing materials supplied by the manufacturer. Instead, we research and interview the manufacturer of that food and further research the reputation of the co-packer if one is used. If we don’t like what we see, we will not provide that food for our customers’ animals. Consumers need somewhere they can trust, somewhere that puts the welfare of their animals before profit. We take our job very seriously and feel our responsibility to the health and safety of our customers’ pets just as strongly as we do towards our own animals. By visiting IamsCruelty.com you can get some insight into the priorities of big business.