Safe dog food and safe dog toys
An easy way to keep up with pet food recalls and to learn how to choose healthier foods and treats for your dog is through http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com. You can subscribe to their free TruthaboutPetFood newsletter.
Susan Thixton who writes this newsletter explains that “Pet Food is the only industry that is allowed to lie to consumers. Current regulations allow ‘direct unqualified claims’ on pet food labels and pet food advertising. ‘Direct unqualified claims’ can be a bold face lie…or it could be the truth. One of many problems with pet food is that we do not know what is true by reading the label claims, watching the television commercials, or listening to pet food radio advertising. Any pet food can claim it is ‘Healthy’ or ‘Provides Optimal Health’ or ‘Supports Healthy Weight’ yet these statements could be a ‘direct unqualified claim’ (a lie).”
For $17.95, you can also subscribe to Petsumer Report online. It provides subscribers with reviews of dog foods, cat foods and pet treats. Currently there are over 1600 different reviews available and new reviews are added monthly. You’ll find out which foods are Chinese imports, what companies use BPA lined cans and who uses risky chemicals and dyes.
I subscribed today. I feed Gracie, my dog, a combination of home-cooked organic meals and high-end, premium commercial dog food. She is going through cancer treatment right now and I know that it’s my job to provide her with the healthiest food that I can. I can’t control everything she comes into contact with but there are things I can control and I do my best to only buy the safe products. I did check out the safety of the dog foods I buy on PetsumerReports.com and none of them have any unsafe chemicals in them or came in cans with BPAs. Some of the ones I would think would be safe aren’t and that’s exactly why this website is necessary.
My business, happydogsplay.com, is also devoted to keeping your dog safe. We sell dog toys that are non-toxic, lead-free, phthalate-free, eco-friendly and durable. Not only do we get safety testing results from each of the dog toy manufacturers who make the toys we sell, we also test every toy ourselves to make sure that they’re free of Lead, Mercury, Arsenic, Cadmium, Nickel, Antimony, Bromine and many other elements. We use exposinglead.com, a company right here in Roswell, GA to do our testing. (BTW, when explosinglead.com was here testing the dog toys, I had them test some of the products I use and found out that the dishes I had been using had lead in them so I replaced them all.)
The more we know, the better choices we can make. Our dogs certainly deserve the best.