What we know…

  • Reports of sick and dying pets continue to come in from pet owners.
  • Reports of sick and dying pets continue to be linked to multiple brands and varieties (both wet and dry) of pet foods.
  • The symptoms of sick pets remain consistent; diarrhea – often bloody, vomiting – often bloody, in many cases seizures, in too many instances death.
  • Reports of pet foods being dumped in landfills continue to come in from pet owners (putting wildlife at risk of illness and death).
  • Reports of empty shelves in pet stores continue to come in from pet owners, unavailable brands and/or specific products.

What is being done?

We can share that we have been in contact with FDA.

We can share that multiple individuals have spent countless hours investigating. We are not sitting back waiting for FDA, we are working as hard as we can in order to have evidence that would result in a recall. Unfortunately, these things take time.

The one entity that knows the most, has received many (potentially thousands) of reports from pet owners, has the authority to test pet foods at almost any lab across the US, has the scientists to confirm the contaminant that is responsible…is FDA. And they are not talking.

Multiple individuals have requested through Freedom of Information Act requests information from FDA, no one has received any information (to our knowledge).

Is FDA’s silence a good sign or a bad sign? We just don’t know.

All we know is that this is very real, very serious, and FDA is the only one that can put an end to this by properly investigating.

The only thing pet owners can do – is to keep reporting all illnesses believed to be linked to a pet food to FDA and to your state authority. (Click Here for links to various pet food authorities.) The more information FDA has will (hopefully) help in their investigation. FDA needs proper medical information, which can be provided by your veterinarian. They need the brand names and lot numbers of every pet food potentially involved. Please continue to report all illnesses and pet deaths.

From Dr. Judy Morgan: If pet owners would like to have an necropsy or post-mortem exam performed, please have the veterinarian save the entire animal. Do not just take tissue samples and put them in formalin. Stomach contents must be tested, as this is related to food ingestion, as well as urine samples. The veterinarian can reach out to us if needed.

Pet owners as well can email FDA – [email protected] – and ask for the agency to update pet owners with a public notice. We absolutely deserve some type of an FDA update.

And we will continue our investigation behind the scenes. As soon as we have evidence, it will be shared with pet owners and regulatory.

Wishing you and your pet(s) the best,

Susan Thixton
Pet Food Safety Advocate
Author Buyer Beware, Co-Author Dinner PAWsible
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