New complaints about pet food and its possible effects on the health of felines

New alerts have received veterinary medical professionals, in relation to possible effects on the health of felines that are attributed to food consumption of recognized brands in the national industry.

That is why the Chilean Veterinary Medical College (Colmevet) notified the Agricultural Livestock Service (SAG) and the National Consumer Service (Sernac) to expand the investigation they carry out.

In addition, the union called on the community to be attentive to the presence of clinical signs of neuromuscular disease (ventroflexion of the neck, hyperlordosis, weakness, decay, ataxia and / or respiratory distress), so that they immediately come with their pets to a veterinarian.

“After receiving more complaints, in which new commercial food brands could be implicated, we immediately notified the authorities about the seriousness of the events,” said Ana María Rosas, executive director of Colmevet.

For the institution of veterinary doctors, it is very important that all pet owners who present the described signology, make a formal complaint to the official bodies: the SAG, through the email and Sernac , on the platform

Additionally, Colmevet is conducting an information survey of all veterinary medical professionals who are receiving cases, in order to support the authorities and to identify the cause of the problem as soon as possible.

“There is notification of deceased pets, so it is very important to determine the cause of the problem quickly, we ask all professionals to report through the form that the College made available, from the cases they have received, to be able to deliver this information and contribute to the investigation, ”Rosas pointed out.

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