Take the necessary steps to protect your dogs and cats against illness.
A hot topic today is pet food product recalls. They occur regularly and are voluntary or involuntary depending on the industry’s desire to right a wrong. Three different types of recalls exist according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They include “actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market,” “by FDA request,” or “by FDA order under statutory authority.”
The Difference Between Voluntary and Involuntary Recalls
When pet food is voluntarily recalled, a company steps up and admits that its product is tainted. An involuntary recall is when the FDA demands a recall of product without a company’s consent. There are legal repercussions that come with selling pet food that has been deemed unfit for consumption.
In a court of law, a pet is considered personal property. Medical bills incurred during a period of illness caused by tainted pet food and treats can be considered damages. You could lawfully sue the manufacturer for the damage their product caused to the pet’s health, as well as the money lost by needing to pay for their care.
Consult a Veterinarian for Further Nutritional Advice
If you’ve been pondering the idea of what to feed your dog or cat in the event that their normal food or treats have been recalled, you’re not alone. It can often feel difficult to make the switch after giving your pet one brand of product for a while. Consulting your veterinarian for suggestions is always advisable because the medical professional is familiar with the dog or cat’s medical history and nutritional needs based on their age, weight, and health.
How to Stay Aware of Recalls from the Pet Food Industry
Staying on top of product recalls is a line of defense made available by our company. Downloading and using the Petrics app gives pet owners up-to-date information about the pet food industry as well as voluntary and involuntary recalls. The app offers a link that accesses current FDA recall submissions. If the product that you’re feeding the cat or dog has been recalled, discontinue using it immediately.
Pets have become very ill because of contaminated food and treats. Some have required expensive medical care because of the illnesses they developed. Others have succumbed to their illnesses after receiving expensive care from a veterinarian.
Other Things the Petrics App Can Do for You
Take the precautionary measures needed to prolong a pet’s health. They are counting on you to be their voice because they’re unable to speak to communicate their needs. Feed the dog or cat the best, most nutritious foods and treats available. Keep them on feeding schedules and monitor the medications being taken by the pet by opening up the Petrics app often.