In lieu of the recent Hill’s pet food recall, we at Boston West understand the level of concern it brings to our pet owners. It can be very scary to think that your furry family member may be impacted by any negative side effects and can be especially alarming coming from a veterinary prescription food.
With any manufacturing facility, there can be fault in the process. However, based on the longevity of the veterinary food industry with minimal issues, there is no need to fear that there are concerns with the production of our pet’s veterinary prescribed food. Boston West stands by all our prescription diets, and here is why. Companies like Hill’s, Royal Canine, and Purina all undergo an extensive testing protocol to establish efficacy, as well as follow all the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) guidelines and guidelines set forth by the FDA. These pet food companies have created diets that are intended for treatment or diagnosing of disease, which often are an adjunct therapy for patients often in addition to medications. These diets are all under the supervision of your veterinarian who is involved very closely with your pet’s care to ensure no harm is done. Not every commercially available product is AAFCO approved, nor is it required to go through that processing, which is why it is important to talk to your veterinarian about picking out the appropriate diet for your pets. If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to us or your primary care veterinarian.