When Your Pet Food is Recalled
Yesterday I got the news that every caretaker dreads: My dogs’ food is on a recall list.
Natura has issued a voluntary recall of some of their Innova, Evo, California Natural and Healthwise products. The products on the recall list include food for dogs, cats, and ferrets.
I was afraid, and could not rest until I’d checked the list of potentially contaminated products to see if I had any in my home.
Fortunately, I do not.
But I was still worried. What do I do? Do I keep feeding my dogs this same brand, or do I try something else?
Unless I am willing to go it like Celi at The Kitchen’s Garden, I’m going to have to trust somebody to provide me with food for my animals.
Who am I going to trust?
Two things about Natura impressed me yesterday. First of all, they chose to issue the voluntary recall. If you live in the US like me, you know that doesn’t always happen so quickly. And second, I received an email last night from Tammy Barker of the company, letting me know about the recall.
I can’t tell any of you what to do. But I’ve decided that what’s right for me is to trust that if Natura did the right thing this time, they will keep doing so in the future. For now, I’m sticking with them.
I do encourage you to regularly check recall lists. I am fortunate to have some wonderful Facebook friends who regularly post recalls. The FDA list of recalls is here. Another good online resource is Dog Food Advisor.
Have you found yourself in a similar situation before? What did you choose to do?