Some big name pet food makers are under fire — and legal assault — from pet owners who believe tainted animal food is making their special friends sick and even killing them.
Nancy Grace explores the dangers of not reading the labels and not being informed.
Her guests include Laura Beveridge, a Georgia dog lover who believes her dog died after she gave it a store-bought treat, veterinarian Dr. Karen Becker, Rodney Habib of pet safety group Planet Paws, and consumer advocate Susan Thixton, creator of the Truth About Pet Food website.
Grace and Crime Stories is not confirming their claims, but presenting for our listeners to consider. Earth Animal, one of the companies whose products were mentioned in the show, has issued this statement:
“For almost four decades Earth Animal has been a leader in animal health and wellness. And, we are truly saddened for the family who lost their beloved dog and our hearts go out to them. Our No-Hide™ Chew products are a healthy alternative to rawhide, which often contains harmful chemicals, can’t be easily digested, and can lead to significant health problems for dogs.
“But any time that a dog puts something in its mouth – a toy, a dental bone, a stick, even a cookie – there is always some risk that they will get themselves into trouble. The keys to minimizing risk are to give only size-appropriate chews (meaning objects that are bigger than the dog’s mouths) and supervise them when they are chewing. We will continue to do everything in our power to educate pet parents on how to select a proper chew for their dogs and help them better understand how to promote a safe and healthy environment for their animals.”
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