Pet Food Uniform Regulatory Reform Act of 2024 (PURR Act) will result in even more tainted pet food

"PURR will result in even more tainted pet food, which means more sick and dead animals" - Nathan Winograd

Nathan Winograd – the voice of America’s displaced pets – says that the PURR Act will lead to more sick and dead animals as it will weaken oversight. He reports that there “have been 3,691 FDA pet product recalls,” and “the vast majority — 68% — were pet food related.” RELATED: How To Read …

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Pet food sales are five times greater than baby food sales in the US (2023)

Pet food sales in the US outstrip baby food sales by a factor of five at 2023

I hope I have these statistics correct and if I have, my research indicates that US dog and cat food sales increased 11% in 2023 over 2022 reaching US$51 billion. The numbers come from the pet food industry website. As for baby food sales, the global data website tells me that the market size …

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How do I know if I’m feeding my cat good quality dry cat food?

Cat in dry cat food

High quality dry cat food results in a cat pooping ‘normally’ in the cat litter box whereas low quality dry food can lead to poor quality, smelly poop and frequent pooping (see below for more details). This diagnostic method requires the use of a litter tray which is not always available to owners of …

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3 things that you should do if your cat is sick after eating commercial cat food

Cat Vomit

Your cat is sick after eating commercially manufactured cat food. There are two ways to interpret the word “sick”. It might mean that your cat is vomiting or it might mean that your cat is vomiting AND looks unwell for a while because of other behaviours. 1. Poisoned? It’s going to come down to …

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Wet cat food has a higher negative environmental impact than dry cat food

Is dry cat food cheaper than wet

Taking a dog’s diet, researchers concluded that a dog would be responsible for 828.37 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent per year if consuming a dry diet compared to 6541 kg of carbon dioxide equivalent per year if they consumed a wet diet. There is a stark difference. The scientists highlighted the importance of considering …

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15 facts about ‘forever chemicals’ in dry pet food bags

Meow Mix bag contains PFAS

Here are 15 facts about ‘forever chemicals’ in pet food bags. The analysis comes from America by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) ( ‘Forever chemicals are known as PFAS (pronounced ‘peefas’). PFAS stands for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances if that helps you! They are ‘synthetic organofluorine chemical compounds that have multiple fluorine atoms attached to …

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Shock: no link between suspect pet food and feline pancytopenia which has killed 335 cats

Sushi died of pancytopenia after eating Pets at Home AVA dry cat food

You may remember the distressing news that at least 335 domestic cats have died of pancytopenia, a rare disease in cats (one case per year normally) which stops the bone marrow producing red, white and T-cells in the blood. It is a rapid killer when it sets in. The investigators had believed that the …

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