All posts by Susan Thixton

Pet Food And Transparency

Transparency is significant for a pet food consumer trusting a pet food manufacturer. But what if that transparency could risk the safety or quality of the pet food? Should a manufacturer be open and

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No Surveillance Network Tracking Pet Food

A recent article by Marc Selinger on VIN News, provides a glimpse of the destruction a pet food recall can cause.  When you read the FDA reports of pet deaths provided through a Freedom of Information

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Carrageenan Just Don’t Do It

Although it is a little bit of a challenge to find a canned dog food or cat food without the ingredient carrageenan, when you read the research done on this ingredient, you’ll probably feel the search

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Who Should Recall Jerky Treats?

More than 900 cases of pet deaths or illness have been reported to the FDA in recent months regarding Chinese imported dog jerky treats. Yet we have no recall; no action has been taken by the FDA or by

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The Plot Thickens, Clues to Big Issues

Yesterday, FDA released its preliminary report of inspection of the Diamond Pet Food Gaston, SC plant.  Though its brief, it is very telling.  And the report brings up even more questions.  Starting

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