We all want the best for our pets, and one way to ensure that your pets are healthy, happy, and safe is to keep an eye on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) recall list. There are many reasons that a dog food might be recalled, and a recall does not always mean that the dog food is unsafe. In some cases, recalls are issued as a preventative measure “just in case,” but it is important to know where to find this information and what to do if you find that one of your pet’s favorite products has been recalled.
The FDA keeps a current list of all animal and veterinary recalls. This list includes specific manufacturer and batch information as well as details of why the product is being recalled. If you find that you have recalled food, supplements, toys, or any other products in your home, in most cases you will be able to return these products to the store for a full refund. The FDA provides details of what actions you can take if you find that a product you have purchased has been recalled.
If you feel that a product you have purchased for your pet is defective and it does not appear on the recall list, we recommend contacting the manufacturer. You can also report a food complaint or report a problem with drug side effects.