New Pet Food Recall: What Pet Foods?

The FDA recently announced a new Pet Food Recall involving multiple brands of dog and cat food from a distributor called Imar. The problem is that they didn’t name any of the Pet Foods involved. Dr Jones shares his opinion and sheds light on the possible recalled dog and cat foods.

6 thoughts on “New Pet Food Recall: What Pet Foods?”

  1. I have used Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health base for the past 5 years and my Pekingese girl has done well on it. They sell human grade food and their customer service is the best. I don’t know of any other company that I would trust for my baby’s food!

  2. One of our male cats (about 1 & a half y/o) has a recurring cough/wheeze issue. It happens sporadically & we haven’t noticed anything that might be triggering it.

    We tried a homeopathic feline cough remedy but unfortunately it seemed to have no effect.

    Our older female cat (about 15 y/o) had a runny nose and the feline homeopathic for that seems to have worked on her.

    We use grain-free dry cat food from Tractor Supply–we always study the ingredients.

    We are living on small Social Security checks and can’t afford fresh food for my disabled adult daughter’s 4 assistance cats. (They help her feel more normal; she’s house-bound.)

    I hope you can point us in the right direction!

    We don’t trust pharmaceuticals so we’re looking for a natural solution.

    Thanks for all your great advice!

    1. I did self medicate with a few things, and here are 2 things that you can also consider ( for yourself and pets)

      Probiotics (Lactobacillus acidophilus) — While probiotics won’t directly relieve your cough, they may help underlying conditions. Some evidence suggests that Lactobacillus may help prevent colds and flu, and possibly reduce allergy to pollen. One study found that children in daycare centers who drank milk fortified with Lactobacillus had fewer and less severe colds. Another study of children in daycare found those who took a specific combination of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium had fewer flu-like symptoms.

      Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) — Thyme has traditionally been used to treat respiratory illnesses such as bronchitis and to treat cough. Two preliminary studies suggest that thyme may help treat acute bronchitis and relieve cough. Thyme is approved by the German Commission E to treat those conditions. Thyme oil is considered toxic and should not be taken by mouth.

      Source: Cough | University of Maryland Medical Center

      The Thyme comes in capsules, and can give you a bit of a herbal after taste, but I really perked up after starting on it.

      Worth considering.

      The pet doses

      For upper respiratory tract infection, traditional uses include drinking tea, made by steeping 1-2 grams of dried herb in 150 milliliters of boiling water for 10 minutes, then cooling, given twice daily. Tincture: 5 drops/ 10lbs twice daily; or herbal capsules- a pet dose would be 1/4 of a capsule per 10lbs daily

  3. Doctor Jones,

    So very grateful for all you do for us fur baby parents.

    You also have the very best customer service.

    Thank you so very much for everything.

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