In March 2007, 60 million cans and pouches of petfood made in the US were recalled by Mississauga, Canada-based Menu Foods as they were found to contain wheat gluten from China contaminated with melamine, according to a news report .
Though new rules came into force to avoid such instances, pet owners in Ottawa, Canada still wonder whether it is enough.
Today all petfood imports require import permits and according to the new rules petfood containing ingredients from US cattle needs to be inspected by the FDA . All Canadian petfood exporters must be inspected by CFIA and should comply with standards in the destination country.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.