I just gave Kipawa his breakfast, boiled rice and boiled chicken, and you all know what THAT means.
Last night I gave Kipawa his kibble, some reconstituted NRG food (great stuff), fresh organic blueberries, fresh organic leafy greens and fresh organic broccoli. I also put in some carrots that I bought from the produce section of Safeway. They were in a plastic bag, pre-cut (slanted). I wash all fruits and veggies that we or Kipawa eats very well under running water. Kipawa ate his entire supper heartily - he's a great eater!
This morning, we get up and Kipawa immediately runs outside and throws up. I look down, and there are the carrots, pretty sure every single one of them .
After I comforted Kipawa, because yes, he was looking up at me with those basenji eyes, I checked the bag for ingredients. All it said was carrots. No mention of citric acid or anything else that would be a preservative. Usually all fruit and veggies I buy are from our organic store. But this time I was at a Safeway getting other non-food items and I thought I would buy these carrots because 'I' wanted to have something handy that evening to snack on. Well, that bag of carrots is going back to Safeway this afternoon and I want to talk to the manager in case any other dogs/people have gotten ill.
So, THAT purchase won't ever happen again.
I'm not telling anyone to only buy fresh organic. It's more expensive and sometimes not readily available. I just wanted to convey that what we sometimes think may be 'healthy' may not be at all. Being an informed consumer is important, because it's getting more and more important for us to be very aware of what we eat, what we wear (some clothes are sprayed before they hit the store racks) and where we might live (for Kipawa and I, high voltage power lines are a no-no).