After Dog Food Recalls, Pet Minerals Urges Smart Supplement Choices

Industry: Pets

Following FDA dog food recalls and warnings, a leading pet vitamin company advocates for careful monitoring of pet nutrition.

Oakley, UT (PRUnderground) July 22nd, 2019

With a spate of FDA-issued warnings and recalls for dog food in the headlines lately, Pet Minerals Laboratories, a respected producer of natural pet supplements, urges animal owners to weigh their pet’s nutritional needs carefully, incorporating the best foods alongside appropriate vitamin and mineral supplements.

Pet Minerals specializes in veterinary-grade supplements for dogs and cats that support balanced and healthy eye function, dental and fur health, heart support, nail growth, joint lubrication, and bone strength. They fill in the nutritional gaps of commercially-produced pet food diets with organic supplements that, unlike their synthetic counterparts, can be easily assimilated and utilized by cells. Pet Minerals’ products target the unique needs of young dogs, aging dogs, and those with specific health problems (diabetes, obesity, arthritis, etc.)

This year’s news has been filled with FDA advisories for dog food. For example, a recall was issued in January for 25 Hill’s Pet Nutrition dog food products after they were found to contain toxic levels of Vitamin D. In late March, the recall was expanded to 19 more products.

Last month, the FDA warned consumers about non-grain pet food (made mainly of peas, lentils or potatoes) that has been linked to heart disease. This was their third official report since they started an investigation last year into 500 cases of DCM (dilated cardiomyopathy). As part of its ongoing investigation, the FDA has now identified 16 brands as having the highest association with DCM.

Erik Johnston, Pet Minerals founder, said that the recent FDA advisories should be a wake-up call to pet owners about the importance of using care in selecting the right pet food and supplements.

“As we’ve seen, pet food and other nutritional products can promise the world but end up harming animals’ health,” said Johnston. “If owners want their pets to lead the most comfortable and vibrant lives possible, they need to select their nutrition with their veterinarian’s stamp of approval and with an eye to the best natural pet products.”

After several years leading a company known as ZPTech that specializes in top-quality supplements for humans, Johnston entered the pet health industry due to his experiences with his own aging dog. As he sought to help his dog, he found a market crowded with low-quality supplements stuffed with fillers and devoid of the pure elements that could bolster his dog’s health and quality of life.

Johnston then teamed up with VetriScience, the top-ranked pet vitamin company in the U.S. and a trusted name among veterinarians, to launch Pet Minerals. The company provides vets with powerful, research-backed supplements to complement traditional therapies.

Johnston said that pet owners should remember that there is no one-size-fits-all diet regimen for pets.

“When people purchase choose pet food, they need to read labels, look for natural ingredients, and confer with their vet about the optimal choice,” said Johnston. “They should also be cognizant that food alone may not impart the vitamins and minerals that their animal needs depending on its breed, age, and health profile.”

To view Pet Minerals’ full line of products, including multi-vitamins, supplements for joint health, urinary tract supplements, probiotics and more, go to or call 801-725-6768.

About Pet Mineral Laboratories

Pet Mineral Laboratories supplements are veterinary-grade products created by skilled laboratory technicians for optimal dog and cat health. Their goal is to help pets look and feel their best, with plenty of pep and vitality. Beloved pets are important members of the family and deserve the same great care and nutrition as humans.

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This press release is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian regarding the medical condition of your pet and before administering any new supplement to your pet. The news site hosting this press release is not associated with Pet Mineral Laboratories. It is merely publishing a press release announcement submitted by a company, without any stated or implied endorsement of the product or service.

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