In 2007, the USA and Canada suffered the largest pet food recall in history due to the use of Melamine found in imported pet food from China. Melamine is an additive that was used for the purpose of increasing protein levels when added to vegetable proteins such as corn, soy and wheat. Subsequently, Melamine is lethal to cats and dogs. As a result, it is estimated that 300,000 pets suffered and died in just the US and Canada according to international pet food expert Susan Thixton.
It is the five year anniversary of the deadliest pet food recall in history. On March 16, 2007, Menu Foods announced a pet food recall that eventually led to thousands of pet deaths and long term illness and made melamine a household word. And now melamine is resurfacing; found to be the reason for import refusal for numerous products including Jerky Treats all within the last several months.
Recently the FDA released a pet food safety video which according to expert, Susan Thixton, is full of misleading statements. If the imported pet food contains ingredients that are toxic to our pets, what can we do about it? What action can pet parents take to protect their animal companions from consuming these toxic treats and foods?
Tune in to this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, as host, June Stoyer is joined by special guest, Susan Thixton, Founder of Truth About Pet Food about this very sensitive subject! Stay tuned!