The Center for Pet Safety tests to keep your pets safe
For most pet products, manufacturers are not required to meet performance criteria or test their products
There is little to no oversight of the $70B highly unregulated pet products industry. The Consumer Product Safety Commission does not classify pet products as consumer products and there are no formal recall mechanisms in place to pull a dangerous product from store shelves. Pet foods and Pharma have some oversight from FDA, USDA and EPA. Unfortunately it requires a Freedom of Information Act request to obtain details on problems logged by consumers with these governmental organizations – sometimes taking months (sometimes years) to obtain a response.
How do you, the pet owner, have confidence in a product’s performance or know if a manufacturer is spinning the truth?
Center for Pet Safety was founded in July 2011 with its mission to have an enduring, positive impact on the survivability, health, safety and well-being of companion animals and the consumer through scientific research, product testing and education. Over the last several years, we have seen the impact of what poor quality control has done to the pet food industry. That’s why we test products and author independent safety standards so that you don’t have to worry about your pet’s safety.The Center for Pet Safety has authored the first pet product safety standards based on data collected through our scientific product studies. They are working in the background on new product studies and product investigations and are encouraging manufacturers to voluntarily comply.
Recently, they have launched the CPS Certified program to guide pet owners to products that pass our rigorous testing and performance requirements. They are encouraging manufacturers to voluntarily comply. Several manufacturers have stepped up and are currently certified. They care and many more are working toward this certification.
How you can help
CPS is funded through your donations. They are a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization working to help you keep your pets safe. Without support or sponsorship our programs will be unable to continue. You can help by hosting a fundraiser, introducing the organization to potential sponsors or even liking their Facebook page or following their blog or Twitter account. Every effort to get the word out about their work helps strengthen the organization.
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You can learn more about the Center’s test results and the science of pet safety on the Center’s website http://www.centerforpetsafety.org/