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What every parent should know (ASPCA article)
« on: April 27, 2007, 10:19:57 AM »
As the pet food recall widened last week to include certain products containing rice protein concentrate, the ASPCA has issued new recommendations for pet parents looking for advice on what to feed their pets. “As new products are recalled, there is obviously great confusion in the public space about what is and is not safe to feed your pet,” says the ASPCA’s Dr. Louise Murray, Director of Medicine, Bergh Memorial Animal Hospital. “We’ve prepared some guidelines that we hope will be helpful to pet parents and veterinarians alike.”

ASPCA experts suggest the following:

- Based on information made public by the FDA last week, the ASPCA recommends that you should not feed your pet any foods containing wheat gluten or rice protein concentrate.

- Given that the source of contamination has thus far been identified as coming from outside the U.S., you may wish to check with your pet food manufacturer as to the country of origin of any protein concentrate used in its products.

- If you suspect at any time that your pet has ingested food that may be contaminated, call your veterinarian immediately.

- Stay alert for early signs of a problem that may be recall-related, such as excessive thirst, decreased appetite or vomiting.

- If you think your pet is critically ill and you cannot reach your regular veterinarian, please call the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

Please check the ASPCA Pet Food Recall Resource Center regularly for additional information, including updates about foods that were added to the list of recalled products yesterday.

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Re: What every parent should know (ASPCA article)
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2007, 10:34:31 AM »
that's good to know and keep in mind thanks  :thumbsup:
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Re: What every parent should know (ASPCA article)
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2007, 06:29:42 PM »
Excellent info.
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