How Safe is Your Pet Food: Pet Pointers on Pet Food Safety

Posted on Oct 27 2016 - 9:27pm by Guest Post

 

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October is National Pet Wellness Month, so now is a better time than ever to look at pet food safety.
Here’s an alarming fact you may not have known: Your pet’s food can carry harmful toxins and bacteria.
Luckily, there are ways to minimize the risk of contaminated food to your four-legged loved ones. The experts at premium pet food maker Natural Balance suggest looking out for the following when choosing a pet food for your furry friend:

3 WAYS TO ENSURE YOUR PET’S FOOD SAFETY

1. BUY PET FOOD THAT HAS BEEN TESTED FOR SAFETY
Many pet food brands don’t test for safety before distribution to store shelves. You should feel confident that your pet food is being tested for some of the most common contaminants across toxins, bacteria, and chemicals.
2. READ FOOD LABELS FOR ARTIFICIAL DYES AND CHEMICALS
Artificial chemicals are often added to pet foods to help with flavor or shelf life. Make sure to read the ingredients list (just like you would for your own food) and opt for pet foods without added dyes or chemicals.
3. STORE YOUR PET’S FOOD IN A COOL, DRY PLACE
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Bacteria like Salmonella and E. Coli thrive in warm, moist environments. Make sure your pet’s food is tested before it hits the shelves and store the food in a cool, dry place once you bring it home.
Resources are available to help provide pet-related advice, including how to select and care for pet food. Natural Balance offers services beyond what one would expect from a pet food brand, including Buy With Confidence® experts who are available to discuss pet-related topics through online chat, email and phone.
Every bowl of food should be tasty, nutritious and safe—that is why Natural Balance is the only brand with an ISO-certified testing facility that checks for the nine most common contaminants across toxins, bacteria, and chemicals, before distribution to store shelves.
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Disclosure: This is a guest post courtesy of Natural Balance and was written by one of their professional veterinary technicians.. Budget Earth did not receive monetary or product compensation for this post.  All opinions are those of the guest author and may differ from our readers’ opinions. 

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5 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Crafty Nunn October 30, 2016 at 7:12 am - Reply

    I have not thought about how many ways the food could be contaminated. Thank you for bringing all of this to our attention.

  2. Mia October 30, 2016 at 2:36 pm - Reply

    I hadn’t thought about the environmental factors that can cause contamination and know now that I should be more careful about storage. I like the buy with confidence to know that my pets are getting high quality food.

  3. Carolsue October 31, 2016 at 3:36 am - Reply

    I ask my vet for dog food suggestions

  4. Ronald Gagnon November 3, 2016 at 10:13 pm - Reply

    Wonderful pointers, but we are lucky to have a university vet student who has 3 different pets and keeps us aware of everything

  5. Christa November 4, 2016 at 6:13 pm - Reply

    This is extremely important. My dog is so sensitive we use rx dog food.

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