MORE Pet Food Recalls, Chews too: Homemade Recipes Here

Posted on Apr 30, 2007 in National Issues

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This morning, Natural Balance issued a pet food recall of its Chicken Canned Dog Formula (13 oz.), Beef Canned Dog Formula (13 oz.), Lamb Canned Dog Formula (13 oz.), and the Ocean Fish Canned Cat Formula (3oz. & 6oz.).  The company had already recalled its Venison and Brown Rice dog food (wet and dry) and Venison and Green Pea cat food (dry).

Dog treats and dog chews are getting recalled now, as well.  Natural Balance’s Venison and Brown Rice and all Blue Buffalo dog treats have been recalled, as have dog chews made by T.W.Enterprises.

Wheat protein and rice protein both appear to be contamination sources (melamine in the wheat; cyanuric acid in the rice).  Many are choosing to avoid all pet food until this danger subsides: accordingly, I’ve culled thru the search engines to find these online collections of  homemade pet food recipes (food and treats).  Here goes:

HealthyPetFood Recipes (nice overview, not that many specific recipes)

I-Love-Dogs.Com (lots of dog treat recipes here)

Shirley’s Wellness Cafe (she’s got raw food recipes here, too)

Recipzaar.com (over 200 recipes listed for dogs and cats)

As more and more beloved pets are being seriously harmed, sometimes fatally, by these tainted commercial foods, the law’s treatment of pets as physical property of little value is being questioned.  Class action suits are being discussed in several locations.

In today’s San Diego Source/Daily Transcript, over 50 lawsuits were reported as seeking class action status with lawyers, animal rights activists, and pet owners joining forces to have the law reflect the true value of the family pet.  If you have any questions about this issue, or how to get involved, please feel free to contact Seth Bloom, here at BloomLegal.

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