My Expectations As a consumer, I generally do not give much thought to the safety factor of the items I purchase. Certainly with some things, say a vehicle, an investment or an extension ladder, safety is high on my list of must haves. I wish to assume the items that I purchase for consumption for either myself or my pets, will be safe for us. If I choose to eat a lot of fried, greasy food, I would not be surprised to find out that my blood pressure and cholesterol are both elevated. I am talking about an assumption that my yogurt or my pasta are not tainted. When choosing food to nourish my pets and treats to reward them, I should not have to be concerned about the safety of my choices. Is it up to me to figure out what is safe for my pet? Who Determines What Is Safe For Your Pet? Unfortunately, the manufacture of pet products, as a global industry, makes it mandatory that pet owners learn what is safe to give to your pet and what could have the potential to possibly harm them. For many types of pet products, manufactures are not required to safety test and there are no standards that they are required to meet. As the consumers for our pets, we have a duty to become knowledgeable about what has occurred in the pet food industry. The number of pet fatalities that have occurred since 2007, simply from consuming something sold for that purpose, is mind boggling. We need information to ensure that we are making the best decisions for our pets and to make sure that history does not repeat itself.