Pet food recall sparks panic among owners

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At first, the pet food recall didn't much worry Jack Friedman. His cats love Iams canned food but had never eaten the "cuts and gravy" style that was part of a massive, nationwide recall of tainted dog and cat ... Full Story
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petfriend

Lawrence, KS

#1 Mar 24, 2007
If we found that wheat gluten intended for consumption by people was tainted with rat poison everyone would be up in arms that our food supply has been attacked by terrorists. Why hasn't anyone from the government addressed this? Is it possible that this rodenticide was purposefully applied to a supply of wheat gluten?
Bryce Stack

Bolingbrook, IL

#2 Mar 24, 2007
Make your own pet food till it is safe to buy.Boil fresh chicken livers for 45 minutes than add rice to thicken and flavor with seasonings and cheese.Experiment till you get it good.Actually costs less and your pet will enjoy it more.
dina

Russellville, KY

#3 Mar 24, 2007
I think it is obvious how this happened, Menu foods buys tainted wheat gluten from china, the chinese are not really all that concerned with poison getting into food for pets, look how they treat dogs and cats over there. Also china has a huge rat problem, so i believe they sprayed the wheat in the storage tanks. Just think if this had been in peoples food imagine the outrage then. All I can say is everyone who feed their pets the food should take the animal to the vet for a kidney function test, whether or not the pet shows symptoms. I think we will see alot more animals die in the coming weeks due to this, once it is ingested it goes to work. Ya know what really burns me, Nutro is on the list, I worked for them, I sold that crap to people under the pretense that it all free range and grown in these nice farms in California, Bullsh.*t. I even feed it to my pets, no more. Here is a list of all dog foods recalled, there is another list for cat food. Recalled Dog Product Information
Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

Variety or Multi-Packs:

If you are in possession of a variety or multi-pack, please be sure to check the individual can or pouch rather than relying solely on the date coding on the side of the carton.

1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
2. Authority
3. Award
4. Best Choice
5. Big Bet
6. Big Red
7. Bloom
8. Cadillac
9. Companion
10. Demoulas Market Basket
11. Eukanuba
12. Food Lion
13. Giant Companion
14. Great Choice
15. Hannaford
16. Hill Country Fare
17. Hy-Vee
18. Iams
19. Laura Lynn
20. Loving Meals
21. Meijers Main Choice
22. Mighty Dog Pouch
23. Mixables
24. Nutriplan
25. Nutro Max
26. Nutro Natural Choice
27. Nutro Ultra
28. Nutro
29. Ol'Roy Canada
30. Ol'Roy US
31. Paws
32. Pet Essentials
33. Pet Pride - Good n Meaty
34. Presidents Choice
35. Price Chopper
36. Priority Canada
37. Priority US
38. Publix
39. Roche Brothers
40. Save-A-Lot Choice Morsels
41. Schnucks
42. Shep Dog
43. Springsfield Prize
44. Sprout
45. Stater Brothers
46. Stop & Shop Companion
47. Tops Companion
48. Wegmans Bruiser
49. Weis Total Pet
50. Western Family US
51. White Rose
52. Winn Dixie
53. Your Pet
Crissy

Fairfax Station, VA

#4 Mar 25, 2007
My 5 year old cat was eating Nutro Natural Choice until last Sunday night. I bought it because I thought it was manufactured here in the US on nice little farms. Wrong! I took her in for a pre-cautionary blood test Wednesday (she had no symptoms) and Thursday morning the vet called to say she was in the first stage of kidney failure. She spent 3 days in the hospital on IV fluids. I was lucky enough to bring her home last night! Her kidney levels are normal right now, she will need another blood test in a week. The worse part is nobody knows the long term effects of this poisoning. She may have survived now but has this taken off 5 yrs of her life? We don't have the energy to file a lawsuit yet, we are still in shock!
Dowling-Cruel to Animals

Oakdale, NY

#5 Mar 25, 2007
has nothing to do with this article but is about animal cruelity. I am a student at dowling college for 3yrs now. I found out yesterday they are getting rid of their security dept. Peg the dowling dog who chases the geese works with a guard, I talk to her all the time so I can see peg, she has been taking peg home for years and everyone at dowling knows peg is very very skiddish of other people and loves her mommy very much, peg is 7 yrs old, why take her from her mom, dowling just let peg go, dont put peg through the turmoil, she is not an outgoing dog and is affraid of her own shadow, we all know this, don't be inhumane it is taking a child from her mom, you had this guard take this dog home for years and love it and care for it and now you are going to seperate them, don't be cruel, you treat dogs like this so parents beware don't send your students here. fellow students make a stand against this.
Dorothy McBride

Deland, FL

#6 Mar 25, 2007
I own a cat and a dog and I want to know WHY there is not a LIST of SAFE canned food for dogs and cats as there are so many foods under different labels. SOOOOOOOOO print the safe foods so we pet owners know what to feed our animals. Thank you
Patricia Perron

Cookeville, TN

#7 Mar 25, 2007
Each can has printed on it,'made in the USA',
doesn't that represent a company has a responsibility to the it's patrons, who purchase this product for it's animals,to be safe?
If any part of this product is purchased off shore, itn't the responsibility of the company
to make sure it's safe and not tainted in any way?
aren't ingredients tested when it come in from off sure?
What is really scary about this is, if we are unable to trust dog and cat food, what about the food we eat?
Steve

South Richmond Hill, NY

#8 Mar 25, 2007
you can't list safe foods because of the potential for lawsuits....

What if the create a "Safe List", and two weeks later there is a problem with that food? Then the people who created the list will be sued.

I use Friskies which is owned by Purina and is NOT on the list.
Barbara

Lutz, FL

#9 Mar 25, 2007
My cat died on last Tuesday. I have another cat who is now showing symptoms. Both ate that food and I do not know what to do. I just found out about the recall and it is too late for my baby. Shadow, the one who died was my best friend and baby and there for me when I had an accident. This should never have happened. I have been waiting on disability for 4 and half years and finally waiting on check since approved. I cannot afford to take my cat to the vet now. They were seen less than a year ago for a check up.
Sam

United States

#10 Mar 25, 2007
This should be a "wake up call" to all of us. This WILL someday be the next terrorist attack, the HUMAN food supply chain! Exactly as someone else posted, if it says MADE IN USA we should expect strict regulations/testing.etc. But it ISN'T happening for our pets and you can be sure that IMPORTED foodstuffs for human consumption are similar!!! If my dog or cat die from this ...some S.O.B. is gonna pay!
raven

The Colony, TX

#12 Mar 25, 2007
If they find that this was intentional I hope they punish the person. Here in Texas animals have no rights and people get away with harming them all the time. I hope they pay for what they did whoever it was, the company or an individual. Sounds like a person to me because how else could it have happened?
raven

The Colony, TX

#14 Mar 25, 2007
Crissy wrote:
My 5 year old cat was eating Nutro Natural Choice until last Sunday night. I bought it because I thought it was manufactured here in the US on nice little farms. Wrong! I took her in for a pre-cautionary blood test Wednesday (she had no symptoms) and Thursday morning the vet called to say she was in the first stage of kidney failure. She spent 3 days in the hospital on IV fluids. I was lucky enough to bring her home last night! Her kidney levels are normal right now, she will need another blood test in a week. The worse part is nobody knows the long term effects of this poisoning. She may have survived now but has this taken off 5 yrs of her life? We don't have the energy to file a lawsuit yet, we are still in shock!
Sue the pants off of them!! I am so sorry for your poor kitty. I have 3 and am somewhat relieved that I only feed Iams dry food. But who knows now? I hope they all go out of business for this, this was negligance or intentional.
BtheB

Edison, NJ

#19 Mar 25, 2007
Dowling-Cruel to Animals wrote:
has nothing to do with this article but is about animal cruelity. I am a student at dowling college for 3yrs now. I found out yesterday they are getting rid of their security dept. Peg the dowling dog who chases the geese works with a guard, I talk to her all the time so I can see peg, she has been taking peg home for years and everyone at dowling knows peg is very very skiddish of other people and loves her mommy very much, peg is 7 yrs old, why take her from her mom, dowling just let peg go, dont put peg through the turmoil, she is not an outgoing dog and is affraid of her own shadow, we all know this, don't be inhumane it is taking a child from her mom, you had this guard take this dog home for years and love it and care for it and now you are going to seperate them, don't be cruel, you treat dogs like this so parents beware don't send your students here. fellow students make a stand against this.
Hey numbnuts....will you be pedaling this stupid story all over the net? No one has any idea what you are talking about....Dowling should sue you for claiming to have been a student there for three years!
Brentwood

Hicksville, NY

#20 Mar 25, 2007
Sorry to hear about everyone's losses. I think this issue definitely deserves more attention. I don't have a dog or cat but am a reptile enthusiast so I can appreciate how peoples pets mean alot to them.
Concerned

AOL

#21 Mar 25, 2007
BtheB wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey numbnuts....will you be pedaling this stupid story all over the net? No one has any idea what you are talking about....Dowling should sue you for claiming to have been a student there for three years!
Why don't you leave her alone, shes trying to save an animal, just because you do not care. She has a right to speak or write where ever she wants. Grow up. There being inhumane to an animal. If you do not like what she is writing ignore it, but name calling-how old are you? I for one would not of known of this situation if she did not write it here and I am glad she did. Whenever a dog or animal is not being treated in the right matter people should write and speak everywhere in order to help the animal.
lisa

Englishtown, NJ

#22 Mar 25, 2007
Here is some foods that are not affected
Go to the Royal Canine USA website and they advise all of the Royal Canine USA are safe.
Here is e mail I got from Mars Pet

"On March 16, Menu Foods, a manufacturer of pet foods, announced that it was recalling millions of cans and foil pouches of wet dog and cat food.

This recent nationwide pet food recall does not include any Mars Petcare US pet food products. All of our brands, including PEDIGREE® food for dogs, CESAR® canine cuisine, THE GOODLIFE RECIPE™ food for cats and dogs, WHISKAS® and SHEBA® food for cats, are safe for pets to enjoy.

The safety and nutritional quality of our pet food is our top priority because for many people, their pets are their top priorities.

For details on the recall, contact Menu Foods at 1-866-895-2708 or visit the company’s web site at: www.menufoods.com/recall . "
GET REAL

Bronx, NY

#24 Mar 25, 2007
AnnaNichol wrote:
These pet owners are more concerned with a worthless fleabag than their own relatives.
Maybe the army can use the dying dogs as decoys with bomb attached to them to fight the insurgents.
You should be used in a rat extermination program.
GET REAL

Bronx, NY

#25 Mar 25, 2007
No dry dog or cat food has been recalled.
GET REAL

Bronx, NY

#26 Mar 25, 2007
It is outrageous and criminal that 95 private brands including the largest name brands are all produced by one company and the company is unrelated to the brand on the product.
YOU ARE GARBAGE

Hawthorne, NJ

#29 Mar 25, 2007
AnnaNichol wrote:
These pet owners are more concerned with a worthless fleabag than their own relatives.
Maybe the army can use the dying dogs as decoys with bomb attached to them to fight the insurgents.
DIE!

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