Pet Owners Seek New Options After Recall

Thursday, April 5th 2007, 4:50 pm

By: News On 6

The recent national pet food recall has many pet owners second-guessing what they put in their pet's food dish. There are options, including rolling up your sleeves and making your own. The News On 6’s Latoya Silmon reports many people are literally taking matters into their own hands.

"Our animals are definitely members of our family," said The Dog Dish owner Shelli Holland-Handy.

And the Handy family says their pets deserve nothing but the best. At their store, the Handy’s sell holistic foods and homemade treats, options they say many pet owners are turning to after a nationwide pet food recall.

"It's wise to be cautious about what you feed your pet because unfortunately in the animal industry there is not much oversight," said Handy.

But before you start cooking, Handy says you need to know a few things first.

"You want to make sure you're providing protein in their diet,” she said.

She also recommends using whole fruits and veggies, plus giving your pet supplements.

“I really encourage anybody who wanted to do that to talk to their vet to make sure they are providing a balanced diet," Handy said.

If cooking sounds like too much of a hassle, holistic pet foods, like the ones sold at The Dog Dish, are another option. Be sure to check labels for whole fruits and veggies and no by-products.

For a recipe for a homemade vitamin rich meal for your cat click here.

For a recipe for homemade dog beef twists click here.

For a complete list of Menu Foods recalled food visit Menu Foods Income Fund

For more information on Sunshine Mills recall, click here.

The FDA also has a website with all kinds of pet food recall information, Visit for more information.

Related stories:

3/16/2007 Pet Food Maker Announces Huge Recall Amid Reports Of Pet Deaths

3/17/2007 Major Recall OF Pet Food Has Animal Owners Frantic

3/19/2007 Pet Food Recall

3/20/2007 Broken Arrow Dog Dies After Eating Tainted Pet Food

3/23/2007 Rodent Poison Found In Now-Recalled Pet Food Blamed For Animal Deaths

3/29/2007 FDA Warns Iams Co. About Chemical In Food For Overweight Pets

3/31/2007 Pet Food Contaminant Believed More Deadly To Cats

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