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How to Report a Pet Food Complaint

You can report complaints about a pet food product electronically through the Safety Reporting Portal or you can call your state’s FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

Is feeding dry food the best way to prevent dental disease in dogs and cats?

Answer: No. Unfortunately, there is a lack of long-term research providing evidence that any one method, including a dry dental diet, is “best” for preventing dental disease (i.e. gingivitis, periodontitis).1 Dental disease is even more complicated because there isn’t a clear relationship between the amount…

AVMA Raw Foods and the AVMA’s Policy

An in-depth, broadly developed frequently asked questions document (FAQ) from the American Veterinary Medical Association on raw or undercooked animal-source protein in dog and cat diets. Covered topics include food safety concerns. Answers are well researched with accompanying citations.

Are grains unhealthy for dogs and cats?

Answer: No, whole grains contribute valuable nutrients including minerals, essential fatty acids, vitamins, and fiber to pet food.1 Grains help to keep calories and fat at lower levels in pet foods. Most dogs and cats are efficient at digesting and utilizing nutrients from grains. Some…

ACVN FAQ & Toolkit List

A general Frequently Asked Questions site that contains brief, broad answers on food safety, and home-cooked and raw diets by the American College of Veterinary Nutrition.