Dear Fellow Dog Parent:
You do a lot to protect your furry child… protecting against fleas, ticks and mosquitoes… heart worm prevention… intestinal parasites prevention… …
And you try feed your dog only the healthiest, most nutritious, highest-quality food…
But there’s a shocking truth that dog moms and dog dads are learning… and they are outraged…
A recent study from the Cornucopia Institute, a non-profit organization that promotes the integrity of Certified Organic farming, recently exposed some disturbing facts about commercial pet food….
-The FDA allows diseased and “downer” livestock (animals that have died before going to slaughter), in pet food.
-FDA testing has shown some pet food brands contained sodium pentobarbital, the drug used to euthanize pets. The likely reason, according to the study is that pets that have been put to sleep were used as a meat ingredient.
-Even expensive premium pet foods use cheap ingredients, and are loaded with chemical preservatives and additives.
Some common illnesses dogs may get from contaminated dog treats include:
Botulism. Caused by the bacteria clostridium botulinum, botulism is a serious food-borne illness. If your precious pup were to eat something contaminated with botulism, you would likely see symptoms such as these…
Paralysis of limbs.
If not treated, botulism can lead to respiratory failure and death.
Salmonella. If your dear companion were to get a treat contaminated with this you may see…
Diarrhea, sometimes with blood!
Lack of appetite.
Gurgling sounds from the stomach.
May appear listless and sluggish.
Drooling or panting.
Symptoms appear in 72 hours. Other symptoms your canine companion may suffer from are…
Joint pain and stiffness
Redness and swelling of the eyes.
E. Coli. If dogs ingests e. coli, they show signs of serious illness…
Bloody diarrhea, sometimes severe.
Lack of appetite.
The FDA has recalled 10 pet food products in 2019… and we’re only half way through the year!
Too many dog treat makers get their ingredients from China and other foreign countries, where it is common to use diseased animals in their ingredients, exposing your canine companion to risk of disease!
-The FDA does not require pet food and treats to list where the ingredients come from…
-The FDA admits that it’s not able catch every breach of the law…
-The FDA does not know what caused thousands of dog illnesses and deaths after eating jerky treats made with ingredients from China…
Just saying “Made in the USA” on the label doesn’t prove that you can trust it.
“ Due to the competing priorities and resource limitations, government agencies cannot act against every violation of the law, The same is true of FDA’s enforcement of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.”
-From FDA Frequently Asked Questions about Veterinary Health.
We don’t want to be to be alarmists, but this is a serious problem…
Knowing this, are you uneasy about giving your faithful friend treats made by large companies that put profits ahead of pets? Well, we certainly are, and we’re doing something about it- not only for our own dogs, but for yours as well.
“Pet jerky treats, mostly imported from China, are now linked to more than 1,000 deaths in dogs, more than 4,800 complaints about animal illness, and, for the first time, sickness in three people who ate the products, federal health officials said Friday.
“But Food and Drug Administration officials say they still can't identify a specific cause for the reported illnesses or deaths, despite seven years of testing and investigation.”
Source: NBC News
Peace Of Mind
“There is so much confusion about natural dog treats that I’m grateful to have found your treats. Your ingredients are the real deal and I respect that you work with local farms that you inspect yourself.” -C. Dale
More than just “man’s best friend,” your dog is family. That’s why you can’t risk giving your beloved family member treats tainted with deadly pathogens or chemicals. Even many of the so-called natural products are recalled each month for tainted contents.
[Photo of the Cyruses and their four dogs, various breeds]
We’re Brenda and Glen Cyrus, both of us are veterinarians and pet nutritionists in Grayslake Illinois. Having four dogs in our own family, we’re serious about pet health and nutrition, and in 1990 we took our love of pets to the next level by founding Furry Friends Natural Products.
To us, it’s more than a business. It’s our goal to make the healthiest, tastiest pet food products in the world. But more importantly, we’re on a mission to make trustworthy pet products.
Built On Trust
“We’re proud to be one of the first veterinary clinics to carry your products, especially since we offer holistic and alternative pet care in addition to traditional medicine. We endorse only the healthiest, safest products, and Puptastic Naturals are at the top of our list of recommended treats.”
S. Karovski, DVM
It wasn’t easy starting up Furry Friends Natural Products.. tons of permits, licenses, registrations… federal, state, municipal requirements… finding the right location, hiring the right people…
…hire an attorney, an accountant…
…Get USDA Organic certified…
But we are passionate about earning trust from dog parents all over the USA…even the whole world. That made it worth it.
There are many makers of dog food and treats that are FDA and AFCO approved. We boast of our proven track record and reputation for success…
-In the 29 years we’ve been in business, we have consistently passed every FDA inspection with flying colors.
-We have never had a product recall.
-Veterinarians all over the country recommend our products for quality and consistency.
And we insist on organic ingredients from local Midwest farms…
[photo of cattle grazing in open range]
-We only get ingredients from farms with proven track records.
-They are family-owned farms that have been in the same family for generations.
-They never use hormones to grow their animals. Sometimes when a young animal becomes ill, it may need hormone treatment to become well. But they always make sure that they are all out of the animal’s body before sending it to market.
-They always go beyond the demands of every FDA inspection.
-We visit these farms in person to see their farming methods for ourselves.
Quality Treats You Can Trust
“It’s such a comfort to know I’m giving Bentley a healthy treat every time he sits patiently or comes when called. I think your Puptastic Naturals are fantastic! They certainly seem to help with Bentley’s training. A great incentive and reward. ☺”