Pet Food Labels need to add a CLEAR Allergy section under the listed ingredients!

Pet Food Labels need to add a CLEAR Allergy section under the listed ingredients!

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Kelly Clarke started this petition to Nestle Purina PetCare and

If you, or someone you know has ever had a food allergy, you are all too familiar with checking ingredients on the back of packaging before you purchase it. Typically you can find it in bold listed under the main ingredients. Makes life a little easier so you know what you can/can't buy. My daughter had a milk allergy for a time and being able to clearly see the product state "Contains/May Contain: Dairy" made life SO much easier when shopping for my family.  

Now how about for your pet? I have a cat with a chicken allergy, and at first it seemed like a no brainer, I'll just buy literally any other kind of food that's not chicken and he will be fine. WRONG. After SEVERAL trial and errors with various (and expensive) pet food varieties I could not get my cats allergy under control. 

The first brands I tried were Blue Buffalo and Purina Pro Plan. Below are a couple examples that any consumer would think only contains fish:

Blue Buffalo Healthy Gourmet Variety Pack Wet Food with Flaked Tuna -

  • First five ingredients: Tuna, Fish Broth, Water, Chicken, Chicken Liver

Purina Pro Plan Seafood Stew Entree in Sauce - 

  • First six ingredients: Water sufficient for processing, Ocean Fish, Wheat Gluten, liver, chicken, meat by-products

And here is an example of a pricier brand:

Merrick Purrfect Bistro Grain-Free Salmon Pate Canned Cat Food -

  • First five ingredients: Deboned Salmon, Deboned Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Natural Flavor

 

You get the idea. Clearly there are other allergens besides chicken, several actually. 

The most common animal allergens are: beef, dairy, wheat, egg, chicken, lamb, soy, pork, rabbit, and fish.

As a pet parent, besides doing an expensive allergy test at the Vet our only other option is to do an "Elimination Diet". And that would be a whole lot easier if we could discern what is actually in our pets food. 

THIS SHOULD NOT BE SO DIFFICULT

If one or more are in a product then it needs to be listed CLEARLY so we as pet parents can make informed purchases for our pets. 

This needs to be made MANDATORY, just as it is with our food!

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