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Menu Foods recalls pet food, including Iams, Eukanuba and Scien...

There are 140 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 18, 2007, titled Menu Foods recalls pet food, including Iams, Eukanuba and Scien.... In it, Newsday reports that:

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Jill

East Grand Forks, MN

#126 Apr 10, 2007
Our dog started suffering the same symptoms of dog's who had ingested the recalled dog food. She was eating Science Diet. We switched her to Science Diet for Sensitive Stomachs (purchased at Pet Smart) and continued vomiting, losing weight, loss of appetite. The vet thought she was going into kidney failure. It seems very suspicious that she started all of these ailments at the same time of the recalled dog foods. Is Science Diet safe???? I've been "cooking" for her ever since because I am concerned.
FCarson GA

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#127 Apr 11, 2007
I lost my dog to kidney failure 4/4/07. AND SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH 6 PUPPIES!!!! There were no warning signs. I got up to take her outside like I do every morning, just more often the closer to her due date 4/5/07. But she looked at me very strange and started to wobble a little. So I imediatley called the vet. I took her in and her temp had dropped to 95.3 shock stage, she was dehydrated and near shock. The vet said she needed fluids and the were going to get her rehydrated as fast as possible. Also the vet said they would run some blood test to check her kidneys. This was at 12:30pm. The vet said I could leave and come back and get her around 4:30 or so. At 1:06pm I got the most disturbing call, I was informed that my dog had died!!!!!!And so did her puppies. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!?? THERE ARE NO WARNING SIGNS NO SYMPTOMS MY DOG HAD KIDNEY FAILURE AND I WAS THINKING IAMS WAS THE BEST FOOD, AND IT KILLED MY DOG AND HER PUPPIES!!!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO PAY FOR THIS!!!!

Since: Mar 07

Clearfield, UT

#128 Apr 12, 2007
FCarson GA wrote:
I lost my dog to kidney failure 4/4/07. AND SHE WAS PREGNANT WITH 6 PUPPIES!!!! There were no warning signs. I got up to take her outside like I do every morning, just more often the closer to her due date 4/5/07. But she looked at me very strange and started to wobble a little. So I imediatley called the vet. I took her in and her temp had dropped to 95.3 shock stage, she was dehydrated and near shock. The vet said she needed fluids and the were going to get her rehydrated as fast as possible. Also the vet said they would run some blood test to check her kidneys. This was at 12:30pm. The vet said I could leave and come back and get her around 4:30 or so. At 1:06pm I got the most disturbing call, I was informed that my dog had died!!!!!!And so did her puppies. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!!?? THERE ARE NO WARNING SIGNS NO SYMPTOMS MY DOG HAD KIDNEY FAILURE AND I WAS THINKING IAMS WAS THE BEST FOOD, AND IT KILLED MY DOG AND HER PUPPIES!!!! SOMEONE NEEDS TO PAY FOR THIS!!!!
I know how you feel, we lost two Boston Terriers within 2 months of each other. The 1st one to die was Buster a healthy 25 LB male we had to put him down because of kidney failure not once but twice. The 1st time it cost us over 1200 dollars and then a week later he went into failure again and we just couldn't afford it. Then my little sweet "moocher" Star went into the same thing "kidney failure"; we couldn't afford the vet bills. She died in my lap 5 feet from where she was born. I miss those two so much they were the best friends I ever had. I bawled like crazy with Star she wasn't a dog she was family. Buster was too and it just breaks my heart that BIG companies can get away with this!!! It's weird I can be up late ate night and I catch a glimpse of them out of the corner of my eye. I miss them alot!!!

[email protected]..that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#129 Apr 12, 2007
FDA has found that there some retailers that still have the tainted food on the shelf!!!!!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18076803/
jacqueline

Doncaster, UK

#130 Apr 22, 2007
I lost my dog to pancreatic and multiple organ failure this morning, she had been eating senoir science diet for four weeks the other dog refused to eat it much of the time. She has always eaten science diet different stages but has had a minor liver fault for some time and low protein in the blood. I can't understand wwhy she died so suddenly, she was only 9. I think it was the food its full of rubbish. I regret I didn't realise before. I am now making homemade for the other dog. Has anyone else had problems with Hills Science diet? I live in the UK.

[email protected]..that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#131 Apr 22, 2007
jacqueline wrote:
I lost my dog to pancreatic and multiple organ failure this morning, she had been eating senoir science diet for four weeks the other dog refused to eat it much of the time. She has always eaten science diet different stages but has had a minor liver fault for some time and low protein in the blood. I can't understand wwhy she died so suddenly, she was only 9. I think it was the food its full of rubbish. I regret I didn't realise before. I am now making homemade for the other dog. Has anyone else had problems with Hills Science diet? I live in the UK.
I am very sorry for your loss. I also hate to tell you this but I do believe that Hills Science Diet had been on the following recall list since 3/16/07:

http://www.menufoods.com/recall/

you can also check the following site for others that have been added as well:

http://www.fda.gov/

If you need any more information please let me know I will be more than help to you if I can:)
lgmthomp

Crofton, MD

#132 Apr 25, 2007
jacqueline wrote:
I lost my dog to pancreatic and multiple organ failure this morning, she had been eating senoir science diet for four weeks the other dog refused to eat it much of the time. She has always eaten science diet different stages but has had a minor liver fault for some time and low protein in the blood. I can't understand wwhy she died so suddenly, she was only 9. I think it was the food its full of rubbish. I regret I didn't realise before. I am now making homemade for the other dog. Has anyone else had problems with Hills Science diet? I live in the UK.
Our dog is eats Science Diet Puppy food. She was fine until we bought a new bag of food. Recently she has been refusing to eat, and has been throwing up. I have no other explination for her illness other than the food. Science Diet's website states that they don't use melanine and that all of thier dog foods have been tested and are fine. I am not so sure.

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Since: Jan 07

USA

#133 Apr 26, 2007
lgmthomp wrote:
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Our dog is eats Science Diet Puppy food. She was fine until we bought a new bag of food. Recently she has been refusing to eat, and has been throwing up. I have no other explination for her illness other than the food. Science Diet's website states that they don't use melanine and that all of thier dog foods have been tested and are fine. I am not so sure.
Hmmm...BUY DIFFERENT FOOD. TODAY!
Emma

Mohave Valley, AZ

#134 Apr 26, 2007
We got a new cat, he's 2 years old, 3 weeks ago-when we bought him home he was fine, we got him Science Diet cat food and also some Pounce treats, I knew about certain Science Diet foods being bad, so we were careful on which pet foods we bought, but we were not aware of some of the treats-when my cat started getting sick, I turned over the package and to my horror I saw f/Del Foods that it contained Wheat Gluten-my cat has recently started bleeding f/the nose and my vet doesn't even know why!!! He's also started throwing up and coughing and sneezing-What are some other warning signs that you all have experienced-i hope my new sweet cat isn't going to dye

[email protected]..that' s me!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#135 Apr 26, 2007
Emma wrote:
We got a new cat, he's 2 years old, 3 weeks ago-when we bought him home he was fine, we got him Science Diet cat food and also some Pounce treats, I knew about certain Science Diet foods being bad, so we were careful on which pet foods we bought, but we were not aware of some of the treats-when my cat started getting sick, I turned over the package and to my horror I saw f/Del Foods that it contained Wheat Gluten-my cat has recently started bleeding f/the nose and my vet doesn't even know why!!! He's also started throwing up and coughing and sneezing-What are some other warning signs that you all have experienced-i hope my new sweet cat isn't going to dye
Scroll back to the previous page you will see the info regarding Del Monte Pet food treat recall:

Pounce Meaty Morsels Moist Chicken Flavor Cat Treats Code:
Best By: TP7C07
Sep 04 08 TP7C12
Sep 09 08

***The post was posted by me on April 1st
Jan

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#136 May 4, 2007
Grandpa wrote:
Road pizza: It's what's for dinner!
What so funny? Hope your hemmroids flare up so you can be a pain to yourself instead of to others.

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Since: Jan 07

Bohemia

#137 May 5, 2007
Jan wrote:
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What so funny? Hope your hemmroids flare up so you can be a pain to yourself instead of to others.
LOL! Very kewl!
Randy

Antioch, TN

#138 May 30, 2007
I just bought a large bag of Science Diet Senior 7+ Small Bites a few days ago, and my dog--who has eaten nothing but that same brand for a very long time--threw up a few hours after the first bowl from that bag. I thought it was an anomoly until she threw up again last night after eating from it. My daughter works at a veterinerian clinic, and after talking to them, and after trying several things, I've become personally convinced that the cause is isolated to that bag of food, and am returning it and contacting the Science Diet company.

I advise caution and awarenes.
aholm

Seattle, WA

#139 Jun 11, 2007
I have a Jack Russell Terrier mix and a Shepard,Collie, Husky mix dog both eating the same food. The Jack Russell is just over a year old and the other is 4 years old. In the past couple weeks, our Jack Russell (Ollie) has been acting funny. He'll eat, get very hyper and run around out of control (more than normal) he'll start barking at Max (our other dog) trying to get him to play. Shortly after playing, he'll stand in the middle of the floor, lower his head and his back end will start wobbling, swaying side to side. After about 20 minutes of this, he'll vomit, only dog food, nothing else in the vomit except a random string from a toy. We were thinking he might be getting into something outside, but events don't tie in with his outside potty breaks. I'm wondering if it's the food, but Max does not display these symptoms and doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort at all. I would hate to lose any of my pets and I'm wondering if I should take Ollie to the vet. We were thinking he would just play too hard and make himself sick since he had just eaten but after reading some of these comments, I'm becoming wary..

Any ideas from anyone as to whether or not you think this might be a food issue or is this something like he's just overexerting himself? I rescued Ollie in January of this year and hadn't noticed anything like this until recently, but we haven't changed his food, they both eat Science Diet for Adults.

Help! Scared and concerned!

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Since: Jan 07

USA

#140 Jun 14, 2007
aholm wrote:
I have a Jack Russell Terrier mix and a Shepard,Collie, Husky mix dog both eating the same food. The Jack Russell is just over a year old and the other is 4 years old. In the past couple weeks, our Jack Russell (Ollie) has been acting funny. He'll eat, get very hyper and run around out of control (more than normal) he'll start barking at Max (our other dog) trying to get him to play. Shortly after playing, he'll stand in the middle of the floor, lower his head and his back end will start wobbling, swaying side to side. After about 20 minutes of this, he'll vomit, only dog food, nothing else in the vomit except a random string from a toy. We were thinking he might be getting into something outside, but events don't tie in with his outside potty breaks. I'm wondering if it's the food, but Max does not display these symptoms and doesn't seem to be in any pain or discomfort at all. I would hate to lose any of my pets and I'm wondering if I should take Ollie to the vet. We were thinking he would just play too hard and make himself sick since he had just eaten but after reading some of these comments, I'm becoming wary..
Any ideas from anyone as to whether or not you think this might be a food issue or is this something like he's just overexerting himself? I rescued Ollie in January of this year and hadn't noticed anything like this until recently, but we haven't changed his food, they both eat Science Diet for Adults.
Help! Scared and concerned!
Tell the vet, it's worth it to at least have his kidney functions checked...or just wait it out and possibly blame yourself for not doing something sooner IF something horrible should happen.
Tina

Coquitlam, Canada

#141 Jun 15, 2007
I'm at a loss. I have 5 small house dogs & I too have them all on Hills science diet small bites for puppies. My dogs all range from 10 months to 2 years. 3 are yorkies. I've been buying the same stuff for them all along, but this last 20kg bag has me worried. It started out one of my pups started vomitting a couple of days ago. I thought like everyone else he must have gotten into something. He's thrown up now at least a dozen times over the lat 3 days. Then last night another of my pups threw up. Then he did again this morning. Now another has started. I'm calling Hills in the morning & I plan on taking this bag back to the feed store. I'm now really worried about my pups. Especially the one that started throwing up to start with. He's not eating now at all, and is really not acting himself. He's not dehydrated, and his temps seem normal, but he sure isn't the happy little camper he normally is.
DED

AOL

#142 Jun 15, 2007
Tina wrote:
I'm at a loss. I have 5 small house dogs & I too have them all on Hills science diet small bites for puppies. My dogs all range from 10 months to 2 years. 3 are yorkies. I've been buying the same stuff for them all along, but this last 20kg bag has me worried. It started out one of my pups started vomitting a couple of days ago. I thought like everyone else he must have gotten into something. He's thrown up now at least a dozen times over the lat 3 days. Then last night another of my pups threw up. Then he did again this morning. Now another has started. I'm calling Hills in the morning & I plan on taking this bag back to the feed store. I'm now really worried about my pups. Especially the one that started throwing up to start with. He's not eating now at all, and is really not acting himself. He's not dehydrated, and his temps seem normal, but he sure isn't the happy little camper he normally is.
You should bring them all to the hospital.

I almost lost my dog on Jan. 1, 2007 thantks to tainted dog food. I was lucky to have a nearby animal hospital open to give immediate treatment. At that time it was not known about the food, so they just treated the symptons. I was so angry when the news broke about the food, I knew right away what almost killed my dog months before. Do you have any idea what it was like carrying my dog into the car with my 10 year old daughter hysterical? Not something I ever want to go through again. And if I could beat the shit out of these people for doing this, I would.
Tina

Coquitlam, Canada

#143 Jun 16, 2007
Well I gave my pups all a little gripe water (baby stuff for colic) then made my own food for them lastnight.(lean beef, bacon, rice, potato, corn, carrot, & one egg) Not only did they love it, but everyone seems to be feeling much better. Only one pup vomitted this morning & none since. I took the 3/4 bag back to the feed store this afternoon. Because it's not included in the recall list they refused to refund my money. All I managed to get is a $12 store credit, which no where near covers the cost of the $40 I put out for the obviously tainted bag.
So I do think whatever it was I caught it in time. Thank goodness I have the luxury of having my dogs inside with me to keep a good close eye on them. I might never have noticed the problem before it was too late otherwise.
I would have taken them to the vet except it's my daughters grad this week along with car insurance & I am tapped for funds at the moment. I have pet insurance, but that's only helpful after the fact... since I'm still expected to put the money out initially. I wish they would come up with a pet insurance that covers situations like these.
DED

AOL

#144 Jun 17, 2007
Tina wrote:
Well I gave my pups all a little gripe water (baby stuff for colic) then made my own food for them lastnight.(lean beef, bacon, rice, potato, corn, carrot, & one egg) Not only did they love it, but everyone seems to be feeling much better. Only one pup vomitted this morning & none since. I took the 3/4 bag back to the feed store this afternoon. Because it's not included in the recall list they refused to refund my money. All I managed to get is a $12 store credit, which no where near covers the cost of the $40 I put out for the obviously tainted bag.
So I do think whatever it was I caught it in time. Thank goodness I have the luxury of having my dogs inside with me to keep a good close eye on them. I might never have noticed the problem before it was too late otherwise.
I would have taken them to the vet except it's my daughters grad this week along with car insurance & I am tapped for funds at the moment. I have pet insurance, but that's only helpful after the fact... since I'm still expected to put the money out initially. I wish they would come up with a pet insurance that covers situations like these.
I completely understand about the money. I only have one dog and the vet bills for this illness topped about $2000.

Since they are responding to the change of diet, that is good. Just make sure they have lots of fluids and replenish those electrolites all day long. Good luck.
DED

AOL

#145 Jun 17, 2007
One other thing..The vet told me that when you change a dogs diets, it is natural to have a little vomiting for a couple of days. As longs as they are happy and running around, that is the best sign that they are recovering.

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