Taking No Chances

The news of the pet food recall for about 50 different brands only served to confirm my suspicion that most of the so-called high-end brands weren’t too different from the store brands and that the distinction is mostly marketing hype.  It’s really interesting to see that the same company makes Eukanuba, Iams, and Ol’ Roy.  And apparently does so with many of the same ingredients.

Fortunately, though, I’ve been feeding Boots Alpo or Pedigree canned food along with either Kibbles ‘n Bits or Goodlife Recipe dry food, none of which are made by Menu Foods and aren’t affected by the recall.

But I often get her Old Roy jerky treats, and this morning I ended up throwing away an unopened canister.  The treats aren’t listed in the recall, and it’s entirely possible that Wal-Mart sources them from another company, but I just couldn’t bring myself to give them to her.  I’ll look for something similar from one of the other companies when I go to the store tonight.

The risk just isn’t worth it.

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