How to Know What is Safe to Feed Your Sweet Fur Baby?

@Aurone (4758)
United States
April 4, 2007 6:33pm CST
I know there had been a lot of concern about what to feed our babies during this pet food recall. So I thought I would post what I am doing to keep my baby safe and others could add what they are doing is well. My little kitten Ashley is the highlight of my life and I would hate for something to happen to her--especially from something I feed her. This is a very scary time for pet owners--as your pet can get sick up to 1 year from now from eating the bad food. What to Do: Don't feed your pet anything with Wheat Gluten in it. This is the substance that contained the poisonous melamine in it. A lot of hard foods and some canned foods do not use wheat gluten, I would suggest feeding your pet those brands. Check the websites of your pet food daily. The individual companies like Iams, Purina, etc., are making information available about how they are or if they are involved in the recall. I may start feeding my kitten tuna in a can for a treat instead of soft food. Better safe than sorry. Some people are making there own petfood and there are receipes on the internet on how to do so--if you have a good petfood receipe feel free to post it here for others. What are you doing to keep your kitty safe?
1 response
• United States
6 Apr 07
I check each and every pouch of food to see if wheat gluten is in it, even though the brands we use were not part of the recall. I have found that it is in some flavors but not others, so I'm holding back the ones that contain it, just in case. I just don't want to risk my little guy. A friend of ours lost one cat to this, and the other cat is quite sick. I feel so fortunate we happened to use non-affected brands!
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
6 Apr 07
I am sorry for your friend kitties. So far the brands that I feed my little Ashley are unaffected as well.