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Lots of Consumer Complaints, Unknown if there is a Problem with TOTW – Truth about Pet Food

There are contemporary and a lot of shopper proceedings referring to Taste of the Wild dog food posted on Facebook and ConsumerAffairs.com. This is regarding – alternatively, with out regulatory investigation, we don’t know if this is a dog food drawback.

The ConsumerAffairs.com web page has 27 Taste of the Wild pet food proceedings from customers posted simply within the month of July (2017). Most proceedings document an identical problems – lethargy, vomiting and diarrhea. Facebook has a lot of proceedings posted as neatly – customers reporting the similar problems at once at the Taste of the Wild Facebook web page. So many proceedings had been posted on Facebook that Diamond Pet Food – producer of Taste of the Wild issued a remark. In phase it says…

Taste of the Wild circle of relatives – We wish to deal with some incorrect information that’s been circulating and calling into query the standard and protection of our meals. We have gained calls and emails from involved puppy folks asking if Taste of the Wild is inflicting any of the next: (a) bloody diarrhea, (b) vomiting, (c) increased liver enzymes or (d) pancreatitis. The resolution is “No.” Veterinarians steadily see those prerequisites in pets and the reasons for each and every syndrome are virtually at all times unrelated to their meals.

While we indubitably don’t wish to decrease the malady of any person’s puppy as a result of that is a very demanding and worrisome time, we do wish to take a look at total prevalence of puppy illness-specifically vomiting and diarrhea. At any specific time over 2% of the United States’ canine inhabitants is experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea.

It is unknown the place Taste of the Wild dog food got the statistic of 2% of canines in the USA are “experiencing vomiting and/or diarrhea”. The Taste of the Wild remark additionally inspired customers to document any puppy sicknesses to them (however they didn’t ask customers to document the malady to government).

At this level – we have no idea if the various puppy sicknesses (each cat and canine) are at once associated with the dog food. We want an FDA and/or State Department of Agriculture investigation to grasp the solution. It is unknown if FDA or State Department of Agriculture has gained any proceedings and/or is investigating. Questions had been despatched to FDA (if they have got gained shopper proceedings on Taste of the Wild) – when knowledge is gained it’ll be posted right here.

To get an investigation – we’d like customers to document puppy malady or loss of life connected to ANY dog food to government.

If your puppy will get ill or dies that you simply imagine is connected to a dog food or deal with:

  1. Report the malady or loss of life to FDA. Complaints may also be reported on-line or through calling a FDA Complaint Coordinator. All knowledge may also be discovered right here: https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm
  2. Report the malady or loss of life for your State Department of Agriculture. You can in finding your state dog food/animal feed government right here: http://www.aafco.org/Regulatory
  3. Report the malady or loss of life to the dog food producer.

If your puppy dies you imagine is connected to a dog food, have a necropsy carried out. Save all packaging and labels. Save any unused dog food; double bag it and if imaginable retailer within the freezer.

Yes – it takes extra time to fill out detailed grievance bureaucracy with FDA than it does to kind out a message on Consumer Affairs or Facebook. But…if you wish to have a doubtlessly unhealthy dog food to be taken off the marketplace in order that different pets don’t get ill, it needs to be reported to government.

 

Wishing you and your puppy(s) the most efficient,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
TruthaboutPetFood.com
Association for Truth in Pet Food

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