Friday, March 23, 2012

FDA Video: Safe Handling of Pet Food in the Home

This week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center’s for Veterinary Medicine released a new video that cautions consumers about the health dangers — in the form of food-borne illness and disease—associated with feeding pet foods.

Based upon the unsettling assumption that pet food or treats might be contaminated, the video brings to light how your pet (and you) might avoid becoming ill if you follow some basic, commonsense food safety guidelines. And what steps to take should you suspect a pet food has adversely affected you or your pet.

Taking these precautions are very important in animals with endocrine disease, especially since many hormonal problems (e.g., diabetes, hyperadrenocorticism, hyperthyroidism) lead to a suppressed immune system and a decreased ability to ward off infections or other toxicities.

To see the video, click here to to directly to the FDA website or see the link below.


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