By Dr. Marty Becker | vetstreet.com
How to Keep Your Pet's Food SafeFood is fragile. It's only as good as its ingredients, and even when it is made perfectly, it attracts the attention of other hungry beings, everything from toxic mold to bugs to rodents. And when you're talking about a complicated product with dozens of ingredients sourced from different parts of the globe and shipped and stored in all weather conditions … well, it's actually kind of amazing that we don't have more problems with food than we do.
That's true of the food we eat, and it's true of the food we feed our pets too.Trust the System
Widescale problems like the pet food recall of 2007, traced to adulterated ingredients from Chinese suppliers, are thankfully rare, but smaller problems linked to a particular food from a particular lot at a particular factory are not uncommon. And when we hear about these recalls, it's not a sign that the system is broken - it shows that it's workingRead More »from How to Keep Your Pet's Food Safe (and Recognize when It's Not)