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Dog & Cat Food Alert!!! (recall)


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A major manufacturer of pet food in Canada, that makes food for MANY major brands is having a recall. Dogs and Cats are dying in just a few days from eating the tainted food:

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Link to manufacturer recall notice

 

Link to Brands effected

 

Questions and answers about the pet food recall:

Published March 19, 2007, 6:06 PM CDT

 

Q: What brands and types of pet food are being recalled?

 

A: The recall involves Ontario-based Menu Foods' "cuts and gravy" style cat and dog food packaged from Dec. 3 to March 6. The wet food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, is packaged in cans and small foil pouches. The food was sold under numerous brand names _ 40 cat food brands and 51 dog food brands as of Monday.

 

Q: What happened to the food that led to this recall?

 

A: The recall started after reports that at least 10 pets _ one dog and nine cats _ suffered kidney failure and died after eating the food, according the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The FDA on Monday said that as many as one in six animals died in tests of suspect dog and cat food by the manufacturer after complaints the products were poisoning pets around the country.

 

Q: Where was this food sold?

 

A: The pet food was sold throughout North America under both store and major brand labels at Wal-Mart, Kroger, Safeway and other large retailers.

 

Q: What should I do if I have some of this pet food in my cupboard?

 

A: The FDA says stop feeding it to your pet. Many of the major store chains are also granting refunds for returned food.

 

Q. How do I know if my pet is sick as a result of eating contaminated food? What are the symptoms?

 

A: Signs of kidney failure include loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting.

 

Q. What should I do if I already gave some of this food to my pet? Do I need to take my pet to a doctor?

 

A: It's best to seek advice from a veterinarian in such situations, according to the FDA.

 

Q. Who can I call with questions?

 

A: Menu Foods has a consumer hot line at 1-866-463-6738 and 1-866-895-2708. The FDA is asking those with sick or dead pets to call FDA state complaint coordinators. A list of contacts for such coordinators is available at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/complain.html .

 

Q: What precautions are being taken to make sure it doesn't happen again?

 

A: The company says it changed suppliers as of March 6, and has increased testing of raw materials and finished goods.

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This one gets Kangaroo, chicken, beef, fish & turkey meat and dry food.

Now and then we give her a chicken wing smashed up a bit so she has some bones to chew on and keep her teeth and gums healthy.

 

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You can't beat some fresh meat for your cat or dog rather than canned garbage. It might cost a little more, but in the end your pet is healthier which means less visits to the vet!

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Luckily, my cats don't eat that stuff. I used to feed them wet food, but it's not the best for them.

 

High quality, no by-product food really is best. That's my opinion though. Look on your cat/dog food and if the first item is by-product, you're feeding your animal garbage, not to mention ground up chicken feet, noses, eyeballs, and a bunch of other {censored}.

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My Mom's butterball cat just got some results back from the vet. He's got kidney damage and the vet is pretty sure the recalled food is responsible. The prognosis isn't good since he already has feline HIV and can't fight off infections or viruses. I really hope he'll be okay since he's my mom's little baby. I just called her and work and she's pretty upset. :cry:

 

Here's a picture of him doing his famous Jabba the Hut pose:

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My Mom's butterball cat just got some results back from the vet. He's got kidney damage and the vet is pretty sure the recalled food is responsible. The prognosis isn't good since he already has feline HIV and can't fight off infections or viruses. I really hope he'll be okay since he's my mom's little baby. I just called her and work and she's pretty upset.
:cry:

Here's a picture of him doing his famous Jabba the Hut pose:

 

I am so sorry! That is awful. Poor thing is in my prayers. I hope he fights it. He sound like he's a little fighter :cry:

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My Mom's butterball cat just got some results back from the vet. He's got kidney damage and the vet is pretty sure the recalled food is responsible. The prognosis isn't good since he already has feline HIV and can't fight off infections or viruses. I really hope he'll be okay since he's my mom's little baby. I just called her and work and she's pretty upset.
:cry:

Here's a picture of him doing his famous Jabba the Hut pose:

 

 

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This one gets Kangaroo, chicken, beef, fish & turkey meat and dry food.

Now and then we give her a chicken wing smashed up a bit so she has some bones to chew on and keep her teeth and gums healthy.


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You can't beat some fresh meat for your cat or dog rather than canned garbage. It might cost a little more, but in the end your pet is healthier which means less visits to the vet!

 

Watch out for them bones. My mom's cat got one stuck in her throat and died from choking on it.

 

Mr. Matt

P.S. Wow! Stray Cat Strut just came on the radio!

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I was gonna suggest that you warn the woman who sits behind you. God knows what she's been eating (by your account) or where it's from!
:freak:

 

If she hasn't caught anything from the crap she eats by now than a little tainted pet food isn't going to slow her down. :eekphil:

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