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How to Respond to a Dog Food Recall

Watch more Dog Care & Grooming 101 videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn what to do if your dog's food has been recalled with these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Check for recalled food Check for recalled food and treats on a regular basis. Visit the FDA or the Humane Society websites for a list, at or Tip Join the Humane Society Community on their site. The Pet of the Week Newsletter will inform you of any new recalls. Step 2: Stop feeding the food Stop feeding your pet the food immediately. Make sure that none of the food is left out where your pet could get into it accidentally. Step 3: Return the food Return the food to the store where you purchased it. Step 4: Contact your vet Contact your veterinarian immediately if your dog has already eaten the recalled food, even if your dog does not appear ill. Provide your vet with details, such as the last time you fed your pet, or amounts you fed your pet. Tip Have all the recall information available. Step 5: Contact your Consumer Complaint Coordinator Contact your Consumer Complaint Coordinator if your pet is ill or has died from any recalled food. Each state has their own Complaint Coordinator -- a list of phone numbers is posted at Know that in the future, you have the resources to select food that is safe for your pet. Did You Know? Consumers spent over $15 billion on pet food in 2006.
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