Wednesday, June 8, 2011

FDA Pet Food Recalls/Blue Buffalo & the Untimely Death Of my Aussie

There is a dire situation I want all animal lovers to be hyper aware of which I found out after I lost my beloved Australian Shepherd Roadie on May 28th, 2011. There are over 998 recalled  pet foods on the FDA website: FDA Pet Food Recall List (in case the link is not working)

My girl was on Blue Buffalo that I purchased from PetSmart. The recall happened in Oct 2010. I was never notified by PetSmart via email or postings at the store in regards to how this food could be detrimental to my dogs health. My Chihuahua, Zoe and my Chinese Crested puppy, Sketch would actullay pick out the tainted bits in the food and not eat them, but my Roadie would go over and polish off these bits.  My poor Roadie suffered organ damage and then a stroke. Although Stroke is rare in dogs and it is possible they can slowly recover, my baby got worse and passed on at 11 1/2 years. I have been beside myself with grief I loved her like she was one of my kids. Personally I will never buy from Blue Buffalo ever again, nor will I buy any brand from the recalled FDA list! 

I have found a company I can recommend, it is Orijen and Acana, they award winning Canadian pet food makers. Orijen won Pet food of the year 2009 - 2011, Certified by the Glycemic Research Institute, Washington, D.C. If anyone is interested I can post a site that you can order this from for an excellent price delivered to your door for free. I use the service and am satisfied with them.

I have fed, and continue to give raw veggies, plain yogurt, chicken, brown rice and avocado to my dogs, in appropriate portions at various times in the week.

You can click on the title of this post to take you to the updated recall list current as of October 13th, 2011. Here are the links to the information about the tainted Blue Buffalo foods.

Recall issued of certain Blue Buffalo dog foods