The oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico disgusts me on so many levels. To call it a spill makes it sound like a little accident where a bit of oil dripped out. This is a disaster that affects us all.
This shouldn't have happened!! The greed of the corporations and the politicians combined to produce this disaster.
Those of us who don't live in the Gulf States watch with horror, but at the same time feel somewhat safe from the mess. Think again!!!
This is Morgan. She has several physical conditions that require her to eat a diet high in Omega 3 and Omega 6. She eats a food that has fish as the first ingredient.
Several of my dogs eat a fish based diet. As we all know the pet food industry has not always been very careful about where they buy their ingredients. Remember the enormous pet food recall a couple years ago?
My instincts tell me that some pet food manufacturers will buy the contaminated fish from the gulf because they can get it cheaply and turn a big profit. We will unknowingly feed the oil soaked fish to our dogs and cats. Then what will happen?
Will we start seeing more cases of canine cancer, more skin or respiratory issues with our pets? We need to be proactive. Now is the time to contact the manufacturers of whatever food and treats we feed our animals and ask where they purchase their ingredients.
Tsar eats Wilderness by Blue Buffalo. It's first ingredient is salmon which does not come from the gulf region, but there are other fish sources included.
Tsar likes this food and he eats better than he ever has on any other brand.
Samba, as you all know, has been very sick. We've been careful about her diet, trying to give her the specific nutrients she needs to help her body heal. She eats Blue Buffalo fish and sweet potato formula and has done well on it.
On Tuesday I contacted Blue Buffalo and asked where they get their fish for their dog and cat foods. I told them how concerned I am and how I want to make a change now if there's a chance of oil contaminated fish being used.
Last night I received a reply. It follows:
Thank you for contacting BLUE. The fish BLUE uses in our formula come either from the North Pacific or the Atlantic. We do not source fish from the Gulf. I hope this helps you with your concerns.
Please contact us should you have any further questions.
Blue Buffalo Co.
Now is the time. Read the labels on your pet food and treats. Contact the manufacturers and ask where they get the ingredients. Express your concerns about the use of Gulf fish in pet foods. Get in front of this matter. Let's not find ourselves dealing with another recall and more sick animals in the future.