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Major Pet Food recall. These foods cause Kidney Failure in both Dogs and Cats!
sandy at 9:58PM, March 23, 2007
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It's been all over the news for a few days. Apparently a long list of dog and cat foods is being recalled due to a mold spore that causes kidney failure in dogs and cats. For those of you who have furry loved ones, I'll give you a list now, so that way you don't have to go digging for it on the web sites. And the list goes as follows.

Dog food
America's Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Award
Best Choice
Big Bet
Big Red
Bloom
Bruiser
Cadillac
Companion
Demoulas Market Basket
Eukanuba
Food Lion
Giant Companion
Great Choice
Hannaford
HIll Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Iams
Key Food
Laura Lynn
Loving Meals
Meijers Main Choice
Mighty Dog.
Mixables
Nutriplan
Nutro Max
Nutro Natural Choice
Nutro
Ol'Roy Canada
Ol'Roy US
Paws
Pet Essentials
Pet Pride Goodn' Meaty
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority
Publix
Roche Bros
Save - A - Lot
Schnucks
Shep Dog
Springfiled Prize
Sprout
Stater Bros
Total Pet, My True Friend
Western Family
White Rose
Winn Dixie
Your Pet

Cat food

America's Choice, Preferred Pets
Authority
Award
Best Choice
Big Bet
Big Red
Bloom
Bruiser
Cadillac
Companion
Demoulas Market Basket
Eukanuba
Fine Feline Cat
Food Lion
Giant Companion
Great Choice
Hannaford
HIll Country Fare
Hy-Vee
Iams
Key Food
Laura Lynn
Loving Meals
Meijers Main Choice
Nutriplan
Nutro Max Gourmet Classics
Nutro Natural Choice
Paws
Pet Pride
Presidents Choice
Price Chopper
Priority
Save - A - Lot
Schnucks
Science Diet {The recall affects only 3 - oz and 5.5 oz cans of Kitten Savory Cuts. Ocean Fish; 5.5 oz cans of Feline Adult Savory Cuts, Beef, Chicken and Ocean Fish, and 5.5 oz cans of Feline Senior Savory Cuts Chicken}
Sophisticat
Special Kitty Canada
Special Kitty US
Springfield Prize
Sprout
Total pet, My True Friend
Wegmans
Western Family
White Rose
Win Dixie.

And that is the complete list of both cat and dog foods. If any of your pets are on this, I strongly recommend getting them off it and switching to something that is not on this list.
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fern at 10:03PM, March 23, 2007
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sucksaroo… if only i had a pet to grieve for.
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Terminal at 10:05PM, March 23, 2007
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I've moved this to the right section for you. :)
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Will at 3:19AM, March 24, 2007
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wow thats scary…

luckily, here in Australia we have none of those brands…

i wish you all hope! (does that even make sence? it should… but it doesn't…)
Will
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mechanical_lullaby at 3:27AM, March 24, 2007
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*squeee* I feed my cats Friskies! Yay for Friskies!



but those poor poor kitties and puppies…

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ozoneocean at 3:43AM, March 24, 2007
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Will
wow thats scary…

luckily, here in Australia we have none of those brands…
True, but that doesn't mean we're totally safe… Maybe they just didn't bother to put international brands on the list?

But yeah, I'd say we're probably safe in Oz, at least for this outbreak. Logic would suggest that this is probably about some common supplier to all those “brands”, a supplier only local to the US.
 
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AQua_ng at 3:53AM, March 24, 2007
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I sense another over-hyped “pandemic” approaching…

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usedbooks at 7:28AM, March 24, 2007
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A new supplier of wheat gluten to the factory (Menu Foods) is believed to be the problem. The ingredient was tainted with rat poison.

It doesn't affect ALL products of those brands, just a specific type of food manufactured by “Menu Foods” under those brand names. The products affected are the “cuts and gravy” pet food (wet and moist). Dry kibble is fine.
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silentkitty at 8:20AM, March 24, 2007
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Thank god I buy the cheap Dad's brand for my cat. Ha!
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Alexis at 10:09AM, March 24, 2007
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It's super wierd that it was rat poison, not expired meat or bacteria. Makes you wonder if someone did it on purpose, and it sucks that the food is all from a couple months ago, so if you bought it you probably already fed it to your pet.
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suzi at 10:17AM, March 24, 2007
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Dry food ftw!

But man, that's a LONG list of brands :/ I hope everyone's pets are okay
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The mediocre one at 10:18AM, March 24, 2007
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My mom works at a vet clinic, they've already had eight dogs and cats die from it. It scared me so much when I first heard it, but my dog only eats dry food.
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subcultured at 4:26PM, March 24, 2007
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http://www.menufoods.com/recall/index.html
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Tantz Aerine at 4:45PM, March 24, 2007
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We cook our dog's food. Heh. So she's as safe as we are.
 
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subcultured at 5:11PM, March 24, 2007
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Pebbles, SoCal symbol of pet food recall, dies of kidney failure
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Luminous at 6:27PM, March 24, 2007
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Thank god my pets haven't been affected. I'm sure as hell not buying anything made by Menu in the future, though.

My heart goes out to the people and animals who WERE affected, though. This is so sad, and I can't imagine how awful it must be for them.

By the way, I heard that it was rat poison in the food, but I'm not sure how true it is. Anybody know anything about that? Whether or not it's true, and if so, how it got in there?

EDIT: Ah, I just read usedbooks' post about the rat poison… I probably should've read all the other posts a bit more carefully. But my second question still stands – does anyone have any idea how it got in the wheat gluten?

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Jillers at 6:42PM, March 24, 2007
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I read in the post today that studies at a medical research facility showed that the wheat was tainted with rat poison illegal in America, believed to have come from China.

However, I will say, as much as this sucks, Menu and many other pet food manufactures recalled all their brands instead of just one of them you know? As the news tells it, the other brands recalled their products because they got some of their ingredients from the same supplier - but, as we all found out, wheat was the culprit.

And the dry foods are still totally safe.
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subcultured at 6:45PM, March 24, 2007
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i think there is more danger to smaller pets than larger ones. i'm guessing kidney failure is caused by overworked of the kidney as it tries to get rid of the poison. smaller body, less blood…less dilution of the poison.

my dog eats ol roy, so i checked the UPC code on the website and it didn't match any of the ones they are reacalling. guess all those companies are gonna loose a lot of profit and customers.
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ozoneocean at 6:57PM, March 24, 2007
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The rat poison would've gotten in the wheat product simply because rats like to eat it and they must have used poison to get rid of them. Some fool probably just made a big mistake with it.

If it's moist and gravy type foods then the Gluten is usually used as a binder and thickener isn't it? They do use wheat products in dry foods too you know, and interestingly enough dry food by itself has been known to cause death in animals from kidney failure- when they don't have enough water.

It's a terrible thing that happened though. :(
 
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crazyduck at 7:06PM, March 24, 2007
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Yikes, my dog eats Ol' Roy. :S
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sandy at 9:27PM, March 25, 2007
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Yikes, my dog eats Ol' Roy. :S

Good thing i published the list. This way you can get your dog off Ol Roy and maybe onto something else if the dog isn't finnicky about switching dog food.
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