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Nestlé, Mars Commit To Using Seafood That Avoids Overfishing And Human Trafficking

With brands like Fancy Feast, Friskies, Sheba, and Whiskas, Nestlé and Mars are two of the biggest producers of cat food. Both companies have faced criticism for importing seafood from Thailand, where the fishing industry has been accused of human trafficking and other rights abuses. Now the two packaged food giants say they are halting the use of a practice linked to these alleged human rights violations. [More]

Brian Kelly

Evanger’s VP: Dog Food Recalled For Euthanasia Drugs Contained Horse DNA

An executive at pet food company Evanger’s, which recently recalled its own and Against the Grain beef canned dog food due to drug contamination, recently admitted to a Washington state newspaper that the recalled food contained horse DNA. The company has thus far blamed these issues on its meat supplier, but this is not the first time Evanger’s pet food has included an animal meat that wasn’t advertised. [More]

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Petsmart Recalls Grreat Choice Canned Dog Food For Potential Metal Pieces

Sure, most dogs will eat anything, but there are things that they shouldn’t eat. Like xylitol, raisins, and metal shards. Petsmart has recalled one manufacturing lot of its house-brand Grreat Choice (no, that’s not a typo) canned adult dog food after customers reported metal pieces in the food. [More]

Chris Wilson

Evanger’s Dog Food Recalled Due To Contamination With Euthanasia Drug: Wait, What?

How did a sedative used in euthanasia end up in cans of a premium brand beef dog food? The company behind the food, Evanger’s, would really like to know. So would the owner of three pugs that became sick and one that died after eating cans of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef. [More]

Mars Petcare Recalls Cesar Dog Food For Small Plastic Pieces

Mars Petcare Recalls Cesar Dog Food For Small Plastic Pieces

The mascot of Cesar brand dog food is a small, white, fluffy dog, but you are not supposed to find small, white, emphatically non-fluffy pieces of plastic in your dog’s wet food. Mars Petcare, the company behind the Cesar brand, has recalled dog food containers in the Cesar Classics filet mignon flavor, and multipacks that include that flavor. [More]

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Kibbles ’N Bits Sales Are Suffering Because Of Picky Pet Owners

When it comes to food, humans aren’t the only ones trending toward a slightly more premium product: J.M. Smucker Co. said today that its pet food sales in the U.S. fell more than 6% because picky pet owners just aren’t choosing Kibbles ’n Bits as much. [More]

Three Flavors Of Raw Cat Food Recalled Over Listeria, Salmonella Contamination

Three Flavors Of Raw Cat Food Recalled Over Listeria, Salmonella Contamination

In general, it’s not a good idea to feed food potentially tainted with salmonella or listeria to anyone, let alone your favorite pets. That’s why Radagast Pet Food, makers of the Rad Cat line of raw cat foods, is recalling three of its flavors.
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Senators Urge FDA To Investigate Allegations That Purina’s Beneful Dry Kibble Includes Toxins

Senators Urge FDA To Investigate Allegations That Purina’s Beneful Dry Kibble Includes Toxins

Several weeks after a lawsuit filed in California claimed that thousands of dogs became ill or died after eating Purina’s Beneful kibble, two senators are urging the Food & Drug Administration to open an investigation into the allegations. [More]

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J.M. Smucker Buys Big Heart Pet Brands For $5.8B, Unclear If Treats Will Now Be Jelly-Filled

While the word “Smucker’s” surely conjures up visions of jellies and jams pairing up with peanut butter, the company behind Smucker’s, Jif and Folger’s coffee is making a foray into the pet food business, buying Big Heart Brands in a $5.8 billion acquisition. Milk-Bone filled with strawberry jam, anyone?

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Petco Says It’s Pulled All China-Made Jerky Treats As Fear Of Pet Sickness Looms

It’s been seven months since Petco and PetSmart announced they’d both be removing cat and dog treats made in China over pet sickness fears, and this week the former says it’s ready to pull all the products from its stores and online.

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These Bravo products are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

Several Varieties Of Bravo Raw Dog And Cat Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Pets are often regarded with a special level of love and devotion from their owners. When it comes to feeding those furry family members, only the best is acceptable. And the best certainly doesn’t include salmonella. That’s why dog and cat food manufacturer Bravo issued a recall of several varieties of pet food. [More]

PetSmart & Petco Will Just Say No To Made-In-China Cat And Dog Treats

PetSmart & Petco Will Just Say No To Made-In-China Cat And Dog Treats

In the past two days, Petco and PetSmart, two of the country’s biggest names in pet supplies, have said they will stop selling pet treats made in China over concerns about the safety of those products. [More]

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Purina Lawsuit Claims Blue Buffalo Is Misleading Customers About Its Natural Ingredients

There could be a rather large cat fight on the horizon. Nestle Purina PetCare is suing rival Blue Buffalo alleging the company is lying about the natural ingredients in its pet food. [More]

Some of the recalled pet foods. See chart below for full list.

Some Hubbard Life, Joy, QC+ Dog & Cat Foods Recalled Because Salmonella Is Not Vet-Recommended

Ohio-based Pro-Pet LLC has issued a limited recall of varieties of three of its dry dog and cat food brands — Hubbard Life, Joy, and QC+ — over concerns about possible salmonella contamination. [More]

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FDA Proposes New Rules To Make Pet Food More Acceptable

Great news for animals who like non-poisonous food! Fresh on the heels of the Food and Drug Administration’s plea for help in solving the mystery of why pet treats imported from China have allegedly killed more than 600 dogs and a few cats, today the agency proposed new rules to protect animal food from contamination from microbes, toxic chemicals, and other scary contaminants. [More]

Stupid Shipping Gang Seals Dog Food Bag With Stickers, Hopes You Won’t Notice

Stupid Shipping Gang Seals Dog Food Bag With Stickers, Hopes You Won’t Notice


Unlike most efforts of the Stupid Shipping Gang, Cheryl’s bag of dog food that came from Amazon wasn’t comically over- or under-packaged. It was comically over-stickered. At some point, the top of the bag split, and someone sealed it off with “TEAM LIFT” stickers, thinking…the customer wouldn’t notice? Yeah, we don’t know. [More]

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Nonprofit Turns Food Stamps Into Fido’s Dinner Because Pets Also Need To Eat

What does someone do when they can’t feed themselves, much less a beloved pet? There are food stamp programs for the human population, but seeing a need for owners who can’t afford to buy pet food, one nonprofit is trying to keep those dogs and cats in kibble and canned food.

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Make Your Own Automatic Pet Feeder With A Litter Bucket And A Pie Tin

Make Your Own Automatic Pet Feeder With A Litter Bucket And A Pie Tin

Do you have pets who won’t eat an entire bag of kibble in one sitting? If so, your household might be a good candidate for an automatic pet feeder. What you might not realize is that you can make your own auto-feeder out of ordinary products that you probably have sitting around the house.

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