The Trick Is To Stay Off The Treats

You are careful about what you put into your body, right?  Why should it be any different with your dog?

At the moment the safety standards for animal food are way below the standards for human products. I don’t know why that is given that most owners I know would not give their dog anything they wouldn’t eat themselves:

‘On Dec. 1, 2011 …  a pet owner discovered the chicken jerky treats were causing his pets’ illness. He began warning others of the risks, which are outlined by the FDA.

Some symptoms that pet owners may notice in their dogs are vomiting, diarrhea, decreased activity, bloody diarrhea, increased water consumption, increased urination and lethargy. The treats can also be linked to serious issues such as kidney failure and blood-sugar issues.

These symptoms can be associated with many things, so make sure you think about what your dog ate recently. Look at your dog’s diet up to five days before the problem started.’

It is my belief that products manufactured in other countries need to undergo the same stringent inspection and safety testing as locally made products. Both human and animal products alike.

Maybe after reading this you can write to your Local Representative and ask for as much.

About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim is a house call Veterinarian in Melbourne
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