Andrew Bussiere. Brookline Grooming and Pet Supplies
“Your pet food has been recalled” the six words pet owners fear the most! It’s okay! Take a deep breath, think, and ask yourself a few questions: How long have I had this tainted bag of food? Has my pet been eating it, and if so, for how long? Has my pet been sick anytime in the last week? What the heck is a SKU and where do I find the Lot Code?
Your next step should be to call your local pet store. Any pet store worth their weight in rawhide knew about the recall the day it happened. We can help you locate information both online and on the bag of food that will let you know whether or not your food has been affected. SKU’s, UPC’s, and Lot Codes will tell you everything you need to know… if you can find them! Pro Tip: Search every inch of the bag, write down any numbers you see. Here are some examples:
Salmonella seems to be the most prevalent reason behind recent pet food recalls. As small companies are purchased by conglomerates like P&G, Nestle, Colgate-Palmolive, and Del-Monte, recalls occur more often and affect not just a single brand but every line of food these companies produce. Whenever possible shop small and vary your pet’s diet. If you know of a few brands your dog likes (and you trust!) you'll never be in that desperate situation searching for the last unaffected bag of puppy chow!
For more information concerning your pet food, animal nutrition or industry recalls contact Brookline Grooming and Pet Supplies at (617) 738-6682 or stop in and see us at 148 Harvard Street Brookline, MA.
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