How to avoid recalled pet food

December 7, 2023 | Logan Simmons

Here are some steps you can take to protect your pet from recalled pet

Here are some steps you can take to protect your pet from recalled pet food:

  1. Stay informed: Regularly check for pet food recalls on the websites of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). You can also subscribe to email alerts from these organizations to be notified immediately of new recalls.
  2. Identify recalled products: When a recall is issued, carefully read the recall information to identify the specific products, brands, and lot numbers affected. Check your pet’s food supply to see if you have any of the recalled products.
  3. Discontinue use: If you have any recalled pet food, immediately stop feeding it to your pet. Dispose of the recalled food properly, either by returning it to the store where you purchased it or by sealing it in a plastic bag and throwing it away in a secure outdoor trash bin.
  4. Monitor your pet: Observe your pet for any signs of illness that may be related to the recalled food. Symptoms to watch for include vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and weakness.
  5. Contact your veterinarian: If you have any concerns about your pet’s health or if they have shown any signs of illness after consuming recalled food, contact your veterinarian immediately. They can provide guidance on further monitoring or treatment if necessary.