While the FDA offers a site that lists pet product recalls, there were so many pet food and pet product recalls for 2013, it would be difficult for some pet owners to keep count of everything that happened.
The FDA does give notice on a regular basis about pet product recalls. However, often the product has been purchased and is in the home by the time the notice of a tainted or dangerous product reaches consumers.
In many cases consumers are not aware of product recalls until their pet is seriously ill. Subscribing to sites that warn about these product recalls will help some.
Pet owners might learn about the dangers of certain pet products, such as Trifexis or Comfortis though a friend. Unfortunately, some don't learn the dangers until their pet has been made ill by something on the market.
When it comes to food ingredients, such as Xylitol, some pet owners may not be aware of the dangers to their pets. This information is not frequently shared. The FDA only provides information after a problem has occurred with a product
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