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Still have doubts on the dangers of Chinese imports?

Apr 21, 2008
If anyone has the slightest doubt that Chinese imported pet food ingredients are dangerous - read a recent article on the New York Times website titled 'Impact of the Heparin Drug Scare. The article features a picture of a Chinese heparin lab. The conditions are horrendous.

This photograph speaks a thousand words. The FDA reports that 19 American deaths have been linked to the drug heparin - used as a blood thinner in surgery and dialysis. You would assume that the manufacturing of a FDA approved drug would be performed in a sterile lab by scientists in white coats and masks. The photo in the NY Times article tells another story. If this is the condition in China for the manufacturing of a FDA approved human drugimagine the manufacturing conditions of pet food ingredients. It sends chills up your spine.

One of the most important things you can do for the safety of your pet is to find out if any ingredient in their food or treats comes from China. The risk of tainted or poor quality Chinese imported products is proven. Recalls continue of all types of imports from China affecting every industry. There is no quick fix for China. There is no quick fix of importing regulations and FDA testing requirements of imports. The ONLY fix for pet owners is to call the manufacturer and ask if any imported ingredients are used in their pet foods and treats. Chinese imported pet food ingredients are a known risk all pet owners should avoid.

When you call your pet food manufacturer, ask them if any ingredient is made or originates from China. Most pet food manufacturers don't like sharing this information with petsumers. However, this is not proprietary information and you deserve to know. This is vitally important information that could be life saving for your dog or cat.
About the Author
Learn more about pet food safety, visit Susan Thixton's TruthAboutPetFood.com. Visit Paws Club to read from a library of pet food articles, register for the free Truth About Pet Food Newsletter, and check out Petsumer Report.
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