First of all, the FDA has put a statement out about Nutro.
FDA is clarifying that Nutro Products, Inc. is not currently under investigation. FDA does not typically confirm or deny the existence of an FDA investigation. It has recently come to our attention, however, that a media report incorrectly concluded and reported that Nutro Products, Inc. was the subject of an investigation.
I am not going to retract my previous blog, but it does seem that the information online about Nutro was false. Which is great for ppl who feed their dogs Nutro!
My statements in my previous blog were just me being frustrated to read about yet another investigation or recall. I hate the pet food industry sometimes, I really do!!
Ok…and onto the Swine Flu.
This is pertaining to our pets getting it, and passing it on to us.
According to this blog post on the Holistic Pet Food Blog, it looks like our pets can’t get it…or so far that’s what they think anyways. Check it out, they have a few good sources there and some links. (that’s also where the Nutro info came from too, and they also have GREAT info on pet food!)
Here’s what MSNBC says:
Is there any possibility of this strain crossing into dogs, cats or other pets? If so, are small animals (puppies, kittens) more at risk than adult animals?
There is no evidence whatsoever of any risk for animals that has come up. The main problem with this is that it’s a virus that seems to have originated in pigs and became capable of infecting human beings. There are flu viruses that preferentially affect cats and dogs, but that’s not what we’re talking about here.
So…good news tonight…No Nutro investigation and it looks like we won’t be getting the Swine Flu from our furry childrens.