The pet food recall is turning out to be much worse than originally reported. For more info and a lists of affected foods check out http://www.howl911.com and http://www.petconnection.com/blog/ It seems there are MANY problem foods on the list. (including those recommended by vets) It also turns out people at certain companies didn't act very quickly upon initial reports. Pet owners were noticing problems back in DECEMBER! How many pets have died from this lack of action? It is all very sad.
For more in depth information on reading pet food labels check out the book "Food pets die for" by Ann Martin. I can't say I agree with all of her views (she doesn't like raw diets at all) but the information on how food is processed and what ingredients really are is invaluable. It isn't a book for the weak of stomach however. There is a section about some abusive animal testing by food companies and another section on the use of euthanised animals in pet foods. (sadly I am not making this up folks) She does explain where and how she got her information as well.
This recall is going to be a huge wake up call for many people on pet food processing. Foods considered high end and safe have been affected because of the fact that ONE company is doing the processing for MANY brands of food. So much for consumers piece of mind in thinking that all companies/brands are seperate.
Please check your cupboards and throw away all food that is on the list. Call your vet if your own pet seems off and you feed any of those foods. It may even behoove you to find out more about where your pets food actually comes from. This recall may shake up the pet food industry in a big way. Hopefully all for the better.
My thoughts are with all the owners and their affected pets. Let's hope everyone gets the news and can act to save their pets lives. Spread the word please. Not everyone watches the news after all.