SILVER SPRING, MD. — As part of its effort to warn consumers of fraudulent products touting coronavirus prevention or treatment in humans and pets, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter April 7 to Holistic Healthy Pet, owned by Savvy Holistic Health, for promoting misleading claims about one of its pet products sold in the United States.
The agency pointed to several instances where Holistic Healthy Pet marketed its products as either safe or effective in treating or preventing COVID-19 in pets, including its “Corona Viral Immune Support and/or Respiratory Infection” tincture for all species, including dogs and cats.
The FDA finds this product to be in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, as it has not been approved for use by the agency.
Claims about this product and the ingredients used to formulate it include a homeopathic nosode that assists with coronavirus immunity, which is considered fraudulent by the FDA.
Other violations include a “help sheet” from the company that offers a vitamin C dosing recommendation to for humans treating the flu, bronchitis, pneumonia and coronavirus, which the FDA sees as an unsubstantiated remedy for the virus.
The FDA letter urged the company to “take immediate action” to cease the sale of these products. The company is also expected to contact the FDA’s COVID-19 Task Force describing its corrective actions. Savvy Holistic Health has since removed the products from its website.
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