Regulations : Is there an FDA for pets?

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(Source: FDA) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates the manufacture of cat food, dog food, and dog treats or snacks you have in your pantry. The FDA's regulation of pet food is similar to that of other animal foods. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) require that all animal foods, like human foods, be safe to eat, produced under sanitary conditions, contain no harmful substances, and be truthfully labeled. In addition, canned pet foods must be processed in conformance with the low acid canned food regulations to ensure the pet food is free of viable microorganisms, see Title 21 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 113 (21 CFR 113).
There is no requirement that pet food products have pre-market approval by the FDA. But FDA ensures that the ingredients used in pet food are safe and have an appropriate function in the pet food. Many ingredients such as meat, poultry, and grains are considered safe and do not require pre-market approval. Other substances, such as sources of minerals, vitamins or other nutrients, flavorings, preservatives, or processing aids may be Generally Recognized As Safe for the intended use or must have approval as food additives. Colorings must have approvals as well.


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Once you own a pet, keep it healthy.  try to learn as much as you can about their health, Know the signs of medical problems. Take your pet to the veterinarian for a yearly physical exam to ensure they are healthy and vaccinated. Also if you notice any of the symptoms, below, please take your pet to see a veterinarian:

Pets can add fun and companionship to your life. Before getting a pet, think carefully about which animal is best for your family. What is each family member looking for in a pet? Who will take care of it? Does anyone have pet allergies? What type of animal suits your lifestyle and budget?

  1. Loss of appetite
  2. Drinking a lot of water
  3. Gaining or losing a lot of weight quickly
  4. Strange behavior and or drastic change in his/her bowel movement 
  5. Being sluggish and tired
  6. Trouble getting up or down
  7. Strange lumps


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