Sunday, April 29, 2007

Is your pet being poisoned by the food it eats?

By now most have heard that pets are dying from pet food contaminates from Chinese shipments to the US that were sold to pet food manufacturers. FDA laboratories have found a substance called melamine in samples of pet food and in the wheat gluten used as an ingredient in the pet food.

Melamine is a small, nitrogen-containing molecule that has a number of industrial uses, including as an industrial binding agent, flame retardant and as part of a polymer in the manufacture of cooking utensils and plates. Melamine has additionally been used as a fertilizer in some parts of the world. It is not registered for use as a fertilizer in the United States.

For more information on the FDA studies click on the links below:

A full list of the pet foods on the recall list can be found at:

As I went through the list I (and to my horror,) I found my dog food brands were listed. Chicken Soup puppy food is on that list as is Diamond Lamb and Rice Formula. I know that several of those that have purchased pups from me feed their Huskies this food, so please,
if your dog shows symptoms of illness, take it to your vet and have it tested for Melamine poisoning. Your pets life may depend on it.

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