Will the pet food recalls ever end? Is there NO safe food for our dogs?
PACOIMA, Calif., June 18 /PRNewswire/ — Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc., of Pacoima, CA, announces a voluntary recall of Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog Food with the “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, in 5-lb. and 28-lb. bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
No illnesses have been reported to date. The recall notification is being issued out of an abundance of caution based on an isolated instance in which a product sample with a “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, had a positive result for Salmonella in a random sample test conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product was originally manufactured on December 17, 2009, and is the only Natural Balance product being recalled.
Consumers who have purchased Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken Dry Dog formula with the “Best By” date of June 17, 2011, are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. A separate letter and instructions will be forwarded to all relevant Natural Balance customers. For additional information, please contact Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at (800) 829-4493 (8am â€“ 5pm, PDT) or by visiting www.naturalbalanceinc.com.
The Natural Balance website provides a letter from President Joey Herrick; click here to read.
So when will all the recalls end? When will there be a SAFE dog food available for our dogs?
It is time to wake up and face the facts. Kibble or processed/canned food will NEVER be safe and actually has a far higher risk of causing salmonella poisoning to your dogs then a raw meat and bone diet does. WHAT? Yes folks it is true! Dogs are carnivores – http://www.thewholedog.org/artcarnivores.com they have been wonderfully designed to eat raw meat and bones, digest them and assimilate optimal nutrition from them!
Dogs are absolutely identical internally to wolves and have been designed to be so efficient at eating a raw meat and bone diet that it is almost impossible for a healthy dog to ever contract salmonella Poisoning
I hope I have caused you to do some serious thinking and some research here, our dogs deserve to be treated with the utmost respect and love, the best way to do this is to feed them a species appropriate raw diet. 🙂
If you are interested in switching your dog to a raw diet but are still a bit fearful and have questions or need help, I would love to work with you via a consultation.
Dr Jeannie Thomason
veterinary naturopath, animal nutritionist, natural animal health care consultant
The Whole Dog