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Pet Food Recall List12:00AM / Tuesday, March 20, 2007
An extensive list of pet foods sold under a variety of brand names including Iams and Eukanuba and manufactured by the Menu Foods Income Fund Co. of Canada have been recalled due to a growing number of cats and dogs who have become ill after eating the foods.
|Cat foods are affected by the massive recall.|
There are reported cases of pet death that may be linked to the recalled pet foods.
A number of the pet foods may have been sold locally at Wal-Mart, Price Chopper, Stop & Shop, or other venues. The list of recalled foods is being printed here:
Recalled Cat Foods:
*America's Choice, Preferred Pets
*Demoulas Market Basket
*Fine Feline Cat Food
*Hill Country Fare
*Meijer's Main Choice
*Nutro Max Gourmet Dinners
*Nutro Natural Choice
*Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans
*Special Kitty Canada
*Special Kitty US
*Stop and Shop Companion
*Weis Total Pet
*Western Family US
Recalled Dog Foods
Dog food is affected by the massive recall.
*Americas Choice, Preferred Pets
*Demoulas Market Basket
*Hill Country Fare
*Meijers Main Choice
*Mighty Dog Pouch
*Nutro Natural Choice
*Pet Pride - Good n Meaty
*Weis Total Pet
*Western Family US
|what do you feed her now?|
|from: dee||on: 03-08 00:00:00-2009|
|Hey everyone, I have a 13 month old puppy named Bella and I have gave her Ole' Roy dog food and she hadn't been eating it. I thought maybe she was picky because my mom spoiled her by giving her left over or not cooked all the way pizza that the school she works at prepared for students. Now I know that maybe it was making her sick and she knew that,therefore she barely touched it. I am soo happy that this forum has helped me learn which ingredient (wheat gluten) has been tainted and I can better screen which food to get her. Though I say it is wrong for these companies disclose the news way too late for people buying these brands or types of pet food, feeding them to their pets, and having their pets very sick and/or dieing. Initially, they had no clue as to this poisoning the pets of America. And I do not blame them for testing these products to see what is causing the food to kill animals because we wouldn't know what IS safe for our beloved animals. I know some people wouldn't agree with me, but I do understand what people are going through. My parents' dog Blossom of 13 years was throwing up from the Food Lion brand of moist dog food, and had us scared. We had her through most of my life and it just wouldn't be the same without her. But, in the future, when in doubt, check the ingredients list for wheat gluten. If it is there, DO NOT BUY OR THROW IT AWAY!! Again, I thank this forum and from everyone who posted for giving me the knowledge to help me keep my beautiful baby girl safe and healthy.|
|from: Stacey 22||on: 04-14 00:00:00-2007|
|How much does the animal need to consume to be affected?|
|from: Karen||on: 04-10 00:00:00-2007|
|Thank you Amy, who works at a vet's office. There is a lot of panic because of this recall. My kids are going crazy. My dog's and cat's have always been fed dry food. I believe it's been said that dry food is better for your pet, although a lot of people ignore that fact and feed their pet's canned food. We feed our dogs canned food in the winter w/ warm water to make sure they eat well. I see a lot of pet owners feed their pets scraps. They feed their pets the generic foods. Their pets are fat and lazy. They don't get their pets vaccinated. They don't neuter or spay their pets. If their pets got sick today, they would not spend the money to try to save them. We live in the country and constantly find abandoned animals, I have four right now that I am trying to find homes for. There are always plenty of cats and dogs dead on the side of the roads.|
I am not sure what has caused this problem with the pet food. I don't know if there is a problem with the production of the food or if someone has contaminated ingredients intentionally. We have to remember that these pet food companies have everthing to loose in a situation like this. And we can only place fault and blame where there has been neglegence. This day and age of greed brings everyone to the assumption that they are due "compensation" for their problems. I've seen many comments to this effect. Believe me, if we lost one of our pets it would be devastating. But, we have all lost pets before. We lost one of our dogs a few years ago, the very same symptoms that these dogs have. She was old. She had liver failure and died. And we would all be shocked if we realized that there could, and probably are, people out there intentionally making their pets sick with the hopes of financial compensation. And how do you compensate someone for their pet? My animals are all Humane Society pets. No breeds, or a lot of breeds if you think about it. Loved as much as any other pet. How do you compensate me if my pet dies? No, I don't work for a pet food company or grocery store. I have my own business which is in no way related to any of this. I'm just a realistic pet owner. I love my pets. I watch out for them all the time. And if some unforseen situation should cause them to die, we would be heartbroken. But if there is not someone who has intentionally created the events that killed my pets, there is no one to blame. Or I am to blame.
Now, if this problem was known about months ago, we should have been informed. But how many of us are just now paying real attention and taking action?
Like Amy said, stay calm, ask questions and use your head. Use the resources available to help you protect your pets. I've got a couple of appointments this week at the Vet just for our pets. But, not everyone can afford that. So, you do your best, watch your pets and keep up with the news.
|from: Karen||on: 04-10 00:00:00-2007|
my dog's food is on the list. do you know if you can get a refund for the tainted food? I know it may sound selfish, but we can use the money to buy bland people food.
|from: beloved pet||on: 04-07 00:00:00-2007|
|I don't even feed my dogs wet food, I have not for a long time. I only feed them dry food, so I am hoping that none of the dry foods are recalled. I feed them "kibbles n' bits" dog food. My dogs eat dry food all the time and have not gotten sick...and I pray that they never do. |
|from: tonya||on: 04-07 00:00:00-2007|
|i was reading through the letters and came across one that said her cat died but fancy feast is not on the recall list...well my cat died of all the same symptoms...and she was just on fancy feast..matter of fact i had just started her on fancy feast and within 2 weeks she died...are they not giving us the full list..i know one company is still holding off giving a recall list..i think we should start making our own dog and cat food...they can not be trusted|
|from: louise conklin||on: 04-06 00:00:00-2007|
|I have three cats, is friskies on the recall list ?|
|from: Shirley||on: 04-06 00:00:00-2007|
|To Mary about the Ol'Roy Dog Treats? They are contaminated. Stop feeding them to your dog. From the research I've done it appears that we are only safe feeding our animals dry food and no treats for the time being. I truly hope they contain this problem soon. |
|from: Kimberly||on: 04-05 00:00:00-2007|
|Feeding your animal people food can be dangerous also, make sure everything you put in the food is safe for your animals. Dogs cannot have onions or garlic.|
|from: Faith||on: 04-05 00:00:00-2007|
|Please, please read this.|
I am a vet tech at a local animal clinic in my city. This pet food recall has the phones in our offices going crazy. Yes, food has been recalled, and yes there is a big deal about. But staying calm about it is the best idea. If your pet has eaten any recalled food, bring him/her in to get bloodwork done. It is a little pricey, but definately worth it. Return teh recalled food-most places will refund you. The companies themselves are refunding the suppliers, so make this point if you get a refused refund.
DO NOT FEED YOUR ANIMAL PEOPLE FOOD. Yes, there are instances in which people food has not harmed pets. Yes, there are books and such out saying whats healthy and whats not for pets. Cooking a meal for your animal is very difficult. Keep them on pet food. There are too many animals that did not eat recalled food, and came in sick, the owner claiming it to be the recalled food. Then the truth comes out about a new 'people food' diet. That is a real problem.
So if your pet is normally on a pet food brand that has been recalled, go to the store and buy a new brand. If you're afraid that this brand will go on the ever-growing list of recalled food, just look on the back for the ingredients. If there is wheat gluten in the product, DO NOT BUY IT! Wheat gluten is what has been contaminated.
If you're still unsure, please, go to your local pet-care clinic. Most clinics sell prescription food called Hill's Science Diet. The only kind of food that Hill's has voluntary recalled is one type of dry cat food. It is the only kind they have that has a formula containing wheat gluten. All other food is safe. Please, go to your vet, request Hill's, and don't worry about your pet's food anymore. It will save you a lot of time and money, and your pet will be happy.
But please, please make sure to not feed your animal 'people food'. It can upset the stomach and make you stress without reason.
|from: Amy||on: 04-05 00:00:00-2007|
|my dog eats old roy dog treats. he has been sick and sluggish lately and i saw ole roy on the list . could the treats also be contaminated?|
|from: mary||on: 04-04 00:00:00-2007|
|Im so happy and lucky that I have been feeding my dog Pedigree since he was a baby and now he is 5 years old healthy and not problems...I also feed my cat Nine Lives for over 5 years and not problems.My blessings to all those people that are losing their pets. Its terrible... I love animals...|
|from: Driana||on: 04-04 00:00:00-2007|
|I am a young full time college student who just got the most cutest brown puppy for christmas. He just looked like a cute little butterball. I spent my very last time with him last night. The whole night he was vomitting and couldn't even keep down a couple sips of water. |
Words cannot describe how much my heart hurt today when I to give my puppy over to the SPCA today because I could not afford to keep paying for all the vet bills for him to get better for this stupid bad dog food!!!
I'd give ANYTHING just to see him one last time.
|from: Miss.Whit||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|I am SO MAD. I am feeding my 4-year old cat Eukanuba Dry Cat Food, and NOW she's having symptoms! I am very, very, scared. I love Pasta. Now I'm slowly watching my favorite cat DIE!?!? THIS IS NOT HOW LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO BE!!!!!!!|
|from: Mad Customer||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|Today i had to take my dog to be put to sleep..PLEASE PEOPLE DO NOT TRUST ANY DRY FOOD THAT IS NOT ON THE SO CALLED RECALL LIST...I HAVE BEEN FEEDING MY PUP OL' ROY DRY FOOD FOR ABOUT 2-3 WEEKS AND HE JUST CONTRACTED SYMPTOMS MARCH 31..|
|from: brandon||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|what dog food is the safest now that they have the recall list out. im feeding my baby pup the pro-plan with chicken n rice. my baby will be 5 months old april 8th. |
|from: concerned and worried||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|hey everybody. im glad my cat's food isn't on the list. i got scared when i found out about the recall. i thought my cat's normal food would be on the list, so i was carefuly choosing my cat's food. when my friends told me what webiste to see what foods have been contaminated, i was so releived that my cat's food wasn't on it! =P|
|from: Mark||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|I think its just horrible I am very disterberd by it. Just thinking about people testing animals on food and other things that makes me sick to my stomach.And now al these animals dieing from food.I think that is rediculess! I hope they can fix there problem that they got them selves into!!!!|
|from: a student concerned||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|I am just dusgusted with the pet recall food! I am so worried for my dogs and my kitten. I hope no harm comes to them. And I hope they can fix the problem!|
|from: sarah||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|Just an FYI, A woman I work with's 5 yr old dog died this past week. He had been eating Science Diet dry food (purchased locally) that is NOT on the recall list. The vet said the dog died from kidney failure. The vet was calling Science Diet. Please be careful what you feed your animals.|
|from: Beth||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|Ok, I am beyond mad. The past 2 yrs my oldest male cat has been vomiting often, been lazy, hardly ever playing, and just last year he got horribly sick. He was quite lethargic, not eating or drinking, ended up dehydrated, I rushed him to 2 different vets in the same day. |
One to my own vet, later on during the night an animal hospital. He was sick for a few weeks. He was on purina for indoor cats. I don't see that on the list, but I did feed my cats canned food as a treat a few times a month, including other cat treats that are in plastics and pouches. Have any of these been checked out or recalled?
I am extremely upset seeing Science Diet on the list. I have started feeding my cats this brand thinking I was actually getting high quality, vet approved food for my precious animals, and for the price of these gigantic bags one would actually think so!
My cats mainly eat dry food, but now I don't even trust the dry food. What is this world coming to, we can't even trust the food we buy for our pets. Will it be our own food next?
Now I see why there are so many vegetarians in the world, think I may join them and bring my cats with me.
|from: Dee||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
| I have a dog and I am scared. Her pet food is not on the recall list, but it does not have a health label. The ingredint wheat gluten is a common cause of the recall. We give her Purina Beneful.|
Can someone shed light on this subject.
|from: Joseph||on: 04-03 00:00:00-2007|
|Hello all..first i would like to pay all my respects to all those out there going through the same hard ships I am experiencing...i have been feeding my 4 month old dog Ol'Roy Hearty Chunk 'N Gravy DRY food and ever since the 31st of March he has been suffering from the same exact symptoms described...Our pet was a gift for Christmas and it's very sad to see him go through such suffering...i do how ever have a pet cat and she is fine considering there was no re-call on her food(perffered pet)...if someone can please give me some helpful advice as to what to do considering i called Ol'Roy numerous times and they insist the dry food is not infected because its not on the re-call list..load of bull if you ask me...i cannot afford to pay for a vet bill, the least they could do is pay for my pet to see a vet, but once again according to them the food is not on the re-call list...I believe we all should come together to reach some sort of compensation|
|from: Brandon||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
Try boiled lamb or chicken with rice and also cooked vegetables with chicken broth added. Puree the vegies and add to the meat and rice mixture. Remember to give in small amounts at first so you don't change their digestive system too drastically. Good Luck and to the rest of you who have suffered losses because of money hungry manufacturers. Send them your vet bills!!!
|from: starlight||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|Play it safe order all natural food that does not contain wheat,corn,soy or by-products. We found an excellent healthy food that is made fresh and shipped to order go to www.holisticzenpets.com|
|from: C.B. Arizona||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|Hi, I have a persian cat named Chloe. She is two years old and I only feed her Special Kitty (She seems to like it best). As a treat, I feed her Special Kitty in a can. I bought her a can last week. She was mid-way her second pregnancy. The next morning she was acting very strange. Within two days she had aborted all her kittens. I understand that sometimes these things happen, but how can we be sure it won't happen again? We depend on the makers of these products to keep our pets healthy and safe. Our pets are more than just pets, they are members of our family. Please come up with a new way of checking these products. Our pets lives are in your hands. Thank you,|
Wendy B. of Goldsboro, N.C.
|from: Wendy B.||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|THIS IS SO DESTURBING AND DEPRESSING!!! FIRST THEY USE ANIMALS TO TEST THE FOOD AND THEN THEY PUT FOOD OUT TO THE PUBLIC TO KILL PEOPLES BELOVED PETS!!!! I DO BELIEVE THAT THEY SHOULD BE SUIDED AND HAVE TO PAY ATLEAST EVERY VET BILL REALING TO THE FOOD RECALL!!!!|
|from: WEIMARANERLOVER@YAHOO.COM||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|The larger, overall concern for all consumers is to question our country's FDA regulations. The guarantee a product 'Made in America' may not be all truth! Maybe the finished product was 'Made in America' but did all materials used in the finished product come from America?|
FDA guidelines are in place to protect the American public from agents to be known carcinogens and poisions. Why then, are American companies allowed to import raw materials from other countries who don't abide by the same FDA guidelines set in the USA?
How can one be confident of getting the purest quality when purchasing prepared food products?
Are there regulations set for countries who export their products to the USA?
|from: danielle||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|Why are they putting surplus gluten in petfood anyway. It's already known as a culprit in human diseases like kidney failure, diriticulitis, and Crohn's disease and we are designed to eat the stuff. What did they expect would happen to animals who are not?|
|from: ||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|I think the dog food companies not only should have to pay for the the treatment that your dog received but they should also have to pay for your dog if it die's I don't know about you all but my dogs are like my children and I'm not going to sit back and let someone kill them and not pay.|
|from: Dolly||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|Hi everyone, |
I am truly sorry to hear all of your sad stories and losses. I have 3 dogs and 2 cats. My wife and I feed them Natural Balance dog and cat food. Natural Balance has all natural ingredients and they are not part of the recall. I Thank God that all of my animals are healthy and happy. I contribute this to feeding them only Natural Banlance Pet Food. The food may cost alittle more but at times like this I feel it is money well spent to keep my animals healthy. Please go to www.naturalbalance.com to learn more.
|from: Dave||on: 04-02 00:00:00-2007|
|I also lost my beloved pet Max, same symtoms, same fate "Death". His diet was dry dog food of the Nuto Max group...He was five years old. And I miss him so. |
|from: Debi||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|This all really sucks. I was so sad to read some of your posts. My fiance and I have a cat, Dusty, and we feed her Fancy Feast. It's not on the list and I checked back to make sure it isn't. It's crazy how this has happened. It makes me wonder if they could do this to our food we buy also. We trust these people with our pet's lives and they allow this to happen. It's just horrible. My thoughts are with all of you who have lost a family pet and those who are plagued with worry about their animals getting sick. |
|from: Krista||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|We use Diamond dog food and have for as long as I can remember. Diamond dog food is not on the list and We purchase ours through a Feed store or horse and tack store. Maybe you all could check into it and go for that brand. We had ours tested (dog Food ) and it comes up with good results and free from any toxins. I am so sorry for everyones lost , and may we all get through this together.God Bless to all.Oh also we have stock dogs (great Perinez and Pomeranians.)|
|from: Angel||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|I have 9 cats and 2 dogs, they are as important to me, if not more so than other family members. I think our government, in whom we shakily trust owes it to we the tax payers to protect us from any type of harm. Is there not enough ingredients in the US to make pet food that we have to go to a third world country? Come on! Stop taking care of the rest of the world (who could care less about us other than our $) and quit paying farmers to not plant and lets become self sufficient.|
|from: Love animals||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|I have 5 Dogs 2 Great Danes 2 Min Pins and 1 Rotty. we have owned dogs for years our family has STOP GIVING DOG FOOD. and we now think one of our min pins have died from the food . please do the best for your dog and right now do not give them dog food. You do not know how hard it is to lost a dog and not even know why till now.|
I AM SO MAD OVER THIS . Our dogs are ours family so do what is best. we all have to protect them.
|from: Theresa||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|I have never trusted big name pet food producers. There are pet food producers who do care about your pet and their health. I have used MERRICK dog food since the beginning. The website is merrickpetcare.com. They are family owned and small in operation. They use organic products as well as USDA based sources. REAL FOOD that is healthy and nutritious. Check it out please. Made in the USA.|
|from: JW||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|Does any one know if pedigree crunchy bites for large dogs dry food is on recall or not. I don't know what to feed my dog with all those recalls going on. help|
|from: Rosie||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|Thank god theres no Beniful or Meow mix!!!|
|from: Scardy Cat||on: 04-01 00:00:00-2007|
|Ol roy is on the list claiming|
no recall on dry food, but my
concern is about the dry food
you add water to to make gravy.
Which would use gluetin!
|from: Donna||on: 03-31 00:00:00-2007|
|well im not sure if my dogs food is on the list.. we fed her both wet and dry food together... wet food was pedigree and dry food was ol roy... well she died on march 26th.. just last week and it just scares me to think she died of the dog food recall... she was an old dog but she was part of our family.. =[ our house is so sad and lonely now that she is gone.. thats not the only bad thing...we also think that she maybe had died because she was depressed...about a month ago we found out my lil bro has bone cancer... and he has been hospitalized since then.. so we fear maybe she died cuz he hadnt come home... who knows... were just left with sadness and grief..|
|from: missing *TRUDY*||on: 03-31 00:00:00-2007|
|I am 11 years old and recently lost my dog to this whole scandle. It really hurts because my dog Maggie was fine 2 weeks ago, and now she is gone. This makes the matter even worse for me. I would just like to say that dog owners beware, it comes unexpectidly.|
|from: McKenzie||on: 03-31 00:00:00-2007|
|does anyone know if the dry dog food is dangerous too?|
|from: rebecca.||on: 03-31 00:00:00-2007|
|Alpo Prime Cuts in cans for dogs by Purina has just been added to the list. |
|from: mary Pappenheimer||on: 03-31 00:00:00-2007|
|I found my female Mastiff dead in my backyard from dog food poison...it's really sick that someone would find humor or get pleasure out of hurting/killing animals and i hope you rot in hell for what you've done...She was my 7 year old son bestfriend and you've takien that away!!!!!He cried his self to sleep on tonight and it's just not fair...if anyone wants to send response my e-mail is email@example.com|
|from: ShaTari Stevenson||on: 03-25 00:00:00-2007|
|Here is the rest of the story.. how about all the people who have been buying iams and eukanuba and the other.. 'elite brands'.. and as it turns out.. gee.. they have been paying top-dollar for as it turns out bargain-basement pet food.. |
I have various critters.. i have stuck with Purina for a long time.. they have only 1 (one) packet that has been recalled and if i understood their email to me (newsletter) they are dropping it. EVERYTHING else they make is theirs.
It is a shame that the lives of loving, caring pets had to be lost to wake up the american public to the real ecomomics of pet food business.
Shame on those 'fancy vet approved' companies.
|from: BlueMoon||on: 03-24 00:00:00-2007|
|Hi I had a calico cat name sassy Jassy and she was fine one day the next morning I rushed her to the vet, and she asked me if my cat had gotten into rat poison I said no way I just moved into my apt and it is a brand new unit, well I feed her a can of food from one listed and At the time I could not figure out what happen now I know and this was back on 12/18/06. I have another cat but she did not eat the can of food, and I am totally upset that this could happen, this far back and here I thought it was something I did, well in a way I did I bought the food for her.|
|from: D Magee||on: 03-24 00:00:00-2007|
|our dog died 21st of March just this last Wed. He was drinking a lot of water, and lithargic. He was very healthy...and th 20th night he made this funny sound wanted out side and died with in 24 hrs.|
The dog food we bought was:
"Purina (Come in get it)
|from: Robert/Donnalea||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|My small 8 yr old dog was never sick. She eats the canned wet food along with the science diet dry. Last year she was at the Animal Hospital two times. With vomitting and diarrhea she was totally dehydrated on intravenous for 2 days. I almost lost her twice not to say anything about the cost of the Vet and Hospital bills. Something really should be done. We trust these companies to provide the best products for our loving companions. This is attrocious!|
|from: Margaret||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|does anyone know if alpo is included if it is please let me know email me at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|from: tara||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|It is devastating, and now it might be rat poison?? I feed dry food, but I'm starting to be concerned about that too.|
The thing to remember is that YOU didn't not harm your pet! --Especially the woman with the 14 month old kitten-- You did what you thought was best, like we all do; you couldn't possibly know that there could be something wrong with the food. I know I would feel guilt along with the pain too, but in coping with the grief and helplessness, please try to remember that it is not your fault--it is the fault of the pet food companies. I know that doesn't really help after the loss of a pet, but not blaming yourself is important!
|from: Marilyn||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|Got this from my ASPCA Update: Urgent Pet Poison Alert: As we monitor the situation, the ASPCA advises owners to discontinue use of All Pet Food Recalled late last wee. If your pet shows any sign of illness, including loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, and changes in water consumption or urination, contact your Veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center IMMEDIATELY.|
Hope this helps those owners in doubt. And may those owners who are attempting treatment, and those who have lost their beloved companion, Please know you are in the thoughts of all the animal lovers across the nation.
|from: Gabi||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|This is sad. People should do more research on the ingredients that are in your dogs pet food. Most people assume the more they pay for dog food the better quality they are getting, that is completely WRONG! Do a google search and educated yourself, I am slowly switching all my dogs/pets to the BARF diet (Raw). An NO, my dogs dont get sick from it, no salmenella poisoning or choking on bones. You just arent suppose to feed COOKED bones. Anyway, I could go on. I am not suprised by the recall. Ive already done my research, now I hope pet owners will do the same. Good Luck and if anyone needs help you can email me at email@example.com|
|from: Marie||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|This is the most horrible thing that could happen to our pets. I feed both of my dogs Alpo and I do not see this on the list but I have stopped feeding my dogs any sort of dog food. I have been feeding them meat and bland table scraps. Even though Alpo is not on the list I feel that all dog food is the same and more then likely they will probably find that it is contaminated as well.|
|from: Kelli||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|helloo!!! i am very sorry to hear all of these stories i was just looking up a current event and i choose the recal. I have a little shih tzu and she is 1 1/2 old. we feed her science diet dry food and envo or whatever its called [[ its not on the list for recall]] but science diet is and im wondering if its dry food also.... i know people say it isnt but i read the comments below and im very sorry about your pets so i am also very concerned becuase i went to a breeder and i choose my dog and i named her and i love her very much. so i would suggest everyone below me wiht the slightest symptoms to go to your vet and get shots becuase my friends dog has consumed the pouch of Mighty Dog food and she is very sick but she had some shots and she will get better. So i am just suggesting this to all pet lovers thanks!!!!|
<3333 hayley- 13 years old
|from: hayley, 13||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|This is a massive tragedy. Imagine if it were humans who were being poisoned. But since they are "just animals" they don't rate the same kind of mourning. Well, some may be heartless, but I know that many of us who live with animals know for sure that they have feelings and have spirt. I had a 12 year old female cat die with all the same symptoms listed in this crises, but that was two years ago. I don't know how long this poison has been out there, but it has probably been out there for a while.|
One other thing that this has shown me is that there is no difference between brands. I thought I was feeding a high quality, natural product called Nutro Natural Choice. But it is clear that the make this poison at a central processing facility, then wholesale it to many companies who brand it with their name. They then hard sell it all to us, mostly trying to appeal to our human tastes, not what the animal really needs. Something sucks in the pet food industry.
|from: Randwolfe||on: 03-23 00:00:00-2007|
|May i suggest that you feed your dog Royal canine brand dry food or you can boil white skinless chicken plain white indian basmanti rice and low fat cottage cheese, they love the latter and it's excelent for them and easy to prepair.Be carful not to spoil them on it, one day of the chicken diet and one day of the dry.Contact your local Vet to see if your dog has any allergies to cottage cheese.|
|from: ALLAN||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
|My heart aches for all of you that have lost pets or are about to lose them. I normally feed my cat Eagle Pack Holistic dry cat food or Royal Canine dry cat food, however when we went on vacation our pet sitter felt our cat was missing us and decided to purchase a few cans of the cat food on the recall list. My cat was only fed the canned cat food for one week (2 cans of cat food a day) along with the dry cats foods listed above. He has been ill since we got back and has been throwing up. Since cats will sometimes do this we didn't think much of it, until I saw the recall list and it hit me that our beloved pet sitter that loves animals was only trying to give our cat a little extra treat while we were away and that this kind gesture might be our cats downfall. Its sad to think that 1 week of that horrible canned cat food may kill our cat.....on my way to the vet.|
|from: Val||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
|I was so worryed when i found out this recall. I have a dog and a cat (both are males) and when i found out i checked what brand we feed them. thank god it was not on the list I feel sorry for those with loss, its a tragic thing to me since im a true animal lover and want to become a vet. i wish you all luck. -emzy|
|from: Emzy||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
|I totally agree with Bill. I work for a Vet and my parents have their dog on Ol Roy (total ick)and my mother was worried about his canned food. She asked if she should wait until he started showing signs of illness. ABSOLUTELY NOT!! If you wait until they start showing symptoms, it could be too late. I got him in to see our vet ASAP and fortunately he is clear of any problems. Right now many vets are offering a special on blood work and urine tests. I reccomend doing the urine even tho it costs more, but the blood work will do just fine if you can't afford the urine. Please do not hesitate to have your pet checked.|
|from: Staci||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
|I highly recommend everyone who has pets to read - the Nature of Animal Healing by Martin Goldstein. I have often been critized and laughed at by friends and families for "cooking" for my dog and have at times wondered if I was giving him the best care and now I am so thankful. It is perfectly okay to feed your dog a mixture of boiled chicken, brown rice and vegetables supplemented with any special need vitamins necessary. Please read this book and learn for yourself what horrible things go into the making of dog food and try the recipes given. |
|from: Debbie||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
| this is to the PetCo employee. I went in to your store last Sunday and was told the wrong info. by the girl behind the counter. She was actually not very helpfula and almost annoyed at the questions I was asking. She did not offer me any list. further more I called the recall line and they stated that no wet food is considered safe...to only feed your animals dry.|
|from: Bernadette||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
|Hello, It is terrible what is happening to our little angels. I just want to encourage IAMS users to avoid this company even on a good day. I found horrific things about this company on the PETA website. Their cute commercials are opposite true life in their labs.|
|from: Kim||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
|i read your posts and i cried|
i'm sorry for all of your losses
my kitties were on sci diet chicken
and gravy, only one case, a few
months ago, and now i'm soo worried
i didn't realize that the pet food
list would continually change
i checked it the first day, and now
i'm checking a few times a day
wow! this is sad
i'll call my vet tomorrow
but they seem fine now
|from: daylia||on: 03-22 00:00:00-2007|
|I'm so sorry for everyone that has lost their friend in this catastrophe. My Emma is fine, but to be safe I have resorted to feeding her people food. She hates it you know:)I am mixing it up from day to day as I am not sure what's best for her. Fortunately my little Frenchi is a hoover. She'll eat anything. Cottage cheese, carrots, ground beef, chicken, eggs, rice, apples. She's an odd one. Anyway, For those of you searching for a menu try these things. My pooch loves them, oh and anything with peanut butter is also great. good luck to all.|
|from: reagan||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|Amen. I would not buy ANY of the listed brands, wet OR dry. It's not worth the risk. |
I'm very nervous right now. My penny pinching mom, bless her heart, bought a couple cans of Pet Pride a few days ago, so I'm watching my 4 cats, terrified that they're going to start showing symptoms.
|from: Casyle||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|A great website about most dog foods and cat foods and how you should pick out dog food is here: |
Check it out!
I found this when I took home my first boxer and read that they have sensitive stomachs. It is a great site. Hope this helps.
|from: Amanda||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|Does anyone know if Purina has had any recalls? I have a senior dog and a 16 month old dog both whom eat purina one. I am concerned about their health and intend to take them both in for bloodwork (I am a vet tech). Any information would be helpful and also, has anyone figured out if and which dry foods have been recalled? I am so sorry for all the losses and I think the frickin' companies (who are supposed to provide a healthy meal for our pets) should pay. I wonder if any of them have lost one of their pets??? I hope they get whats coming to them and I agree with Alyssa and hope more people get involved and picket and stuff!!! Make 'em pay for the loss of our friends, our family members, becaaause my dogs are like my children and I m to provide the best care and nutrients for them, how caan I do that when companies (listed) can't stick to their damn morals. To me, pets are people to. |
|from: Jamie||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|I have a young dog as well and I am concerned. I do not want to jump to conclusions on this matter, I am certain that companies that make money off of pet food take every precaution to ensure it is safe. What sense does it make to destroy your clientel? I think people food sounds like the best option until this is all cleared up.condolences to all that lost a loved one.|
|from: ||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|Look this was bad news to us because we have a 4 week old puppy and we were giving her nutro. So I told my sister there was a recall and she said OK just throw it away.|
|from: Brooke||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|Hey everyone my friends cat has kidney failure do to hills science diet and what the shocking thing is, is that the company knew about the problem on the 6th of march and my friend bought the food on the 7th of march. they held this information from us for about a week before they posted up a notice. |
|from: Silvia||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|What if you are giving your Dog a Treat which is listed on the recall list?? She is fine...And at this point since I am hearing of the situation - I am still not sure if it is Wet or Dry Food...???|
|from: Jada||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|my cat madison was put to sleep on feb 10 , 2007, from kidney failure. was not aware of this problem or is it coincidence. she was eating wegmens pouch cat food. now she has been gone more than a month and have no proof. she became very very quickly. in a matter of 2 days she was gone. had no previous health problems. |
|from: deb mcbride||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|I have boxers whom are very sensitive to changes in diet or problems with foods. They have all been fine. I feed them Pedigree small crunchy bites and a wee bit of canned pedigree (the chopped, not the meat and gravy.) My cat is eating fancy feast and she seems fine...so thank God Pedigree is not on the list and seems to still be fine. |
|from: Maxine||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
|Everyone......Should take a look at the book "Foods Pets Die For" by Ann M. Martin. You will be completely enlightened about the truth of what's really in your pets food. I only feed my dogs and cats the raw food diet(google "raw food for pets"). It's expensive and a little high maint. but worth it in the long run. My pets have never been heathier! They no longer have itchy skin, their coats have improved, and they love it. However, it can be difficult to make the transition sometimes. The older the animal the more finicky they might be. Centinela Pet & Feed carry 2 different brands that are already pre-made in the freezer section.|
|from: Lisa||on: 03-21 00:00:00-2007|
I work at Petco... We have a speific list of what canned foods are o recall. NO DRY FOOD IS ON RECALL!!! ONLY THE CANSAND POUCHES! Go into Petco to see if the food you're feeding you cat or dog is affected by the recall!!!
|from: Tina||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
Your best chance at combating this would be to temporarily eliminate regular pet foods, wet and dry, from your pet's diet. Feed them bland "people food" for a while. Ask your vet what types of foods they approve of. Take your pet to the vet if they show any signs of illness, especially if they have consumed any of the foods listed on the recall. Don't procrastinate! You'll get a vet bill, but your pets are worth it. And last, mention the recall to your friends, family, and coworkers. A lot of people still don't know.
|from: Bill||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|I am most shocked that none of the pet food companies have made any sort of offer to compensate pet owners. I just talked to a man who had to put his golden retriever to sleep. If it comes to a class action lawsuit, the lawyers will get all the money, the responsible companies will just declare bankruptcy . . . there is no way that the pet owners should NOT be compensated for at least the bill associated with pet loss.|
What is more obscene is they use animal testing!
|from: elizabeth||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|ANGERED & CONCERNED!|
I knew this would eventually happene.
When we first brought our Golden Retriever Lewey home I researched to find the best food possible to feed him. We have him on Holistic Blend which is an organic dog food, check out their site-(http://www.holisticblend.com). During this search I came across 2 books that I think everyone should read...!
1-FOOD PETS DIE FOR-shocking facts about pet food-ISBN 0-939165-46-5
2-PROTECT YOUR PET-more shocking facts-ISBN 0-939165-42-2
these books are written by ANN N. MARTIN
PLEASE READ THESE BOOKS! If you love your pets the way we love Lewey then get reading, you'll be angered the way I am considering what has been used for ingredients. "Since when is euthanized animals, sawdust, blood and the list goes on good ingredients!!!!!??????"
|from: GoldenGal||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|Is 9 lives and friskies meat and gravies O.K. I have 1 sick kitty. |
|from: Cheryl||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|I had to put my little cat Remi down March 9th, 2007. He was 14 months old. The Vet said that he had FIP (Feline Infectious Peritonitis), but all the symptoms seem to be the same...? His kidneys were twice the normal size, he lost his appetite starting back on Nov 2006, around the time that I started feeding him wet food, before then it was only dry. At one point I had to start force feed him. I was feeding him Nutro Max Gourmet Classics, Kitten Chicken & Liver, which is on the list-but it said "Pouch". Could the can also had been contaminated. Now I feel devastated that I forced down his throat the very thing that was slowly killing him. Did I kill my baby???!!!!|
|from: Rose||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|I have 6 dogs 7 cats and luckily I have not found any of their various foods on the recall list. But that has not stopped me from my initial thought and action. "when in doubt, throw it out". If YOU have any question about the brand your feeding your beloved pet, get rid of it. I had a cat that died of renal failure some years ago, it was heartbreaking to watch her die over the course of several months, and hundreds of dollars for treatment. Shame on the folks that knew about the problem months ago.|
|from: Gilda||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|re iams - they have specific info lists of food effected on thier website|
|from: jennifer||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|DO NOT LISTEN TO ANYONE!!! If you're animals good is under one of these brands, ASSUME THE WORST, please just do it, I can't stand to hear about one more baby dying so pointlessly, if it's your brand, stop AAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL consumption, wet, dry, whatever!!!!!!!!|
|from: Keri||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|One of my friend's cats had the same symptoms not long ago, she was told the cat would die soon and she was better off putting her to sleep, her name is Nails, just for the sake of not confusing with her and her:) My friend wouldn't believe them cause she'd been so healthy, like, just the night before, so she took Nails to another vet, thinking the first had misdiagnosed her. If it was from the food, she was diagnosed right the first time and wrong the second, the second vet said upper respitory infection. The good thing is, she was given a broad spectrum antibiotic for the "upper respitory" and has actually since fully recovered. Obviously I'll never know for sure if it was indeed the food, but it's something to keep in mind! And yeah, I think it's mostly the dry food being affected, I suggest anyone using ANY products under these names, promptly take my example, go to your vet and find out what kind of food they suggest for a healthy pet, obviously THESE people can't be trusted to keep our friends happy and safe, so I won't be giving them the chance anymore....|
|from: Keri||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|Does anyone know for sure if any dry food is affected? I feed my cats Iams dry food. I am reluctant to give it to them now. |
|from: Karen||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|i have 4 cats and a dog in my house. im not sure what brand but my family said their food was on their. and if my animals die from this EVERY single brand on there will have hate mail and ill probaly fly to EVERY place and freak on them. and i dont care if i get arressted. that my animals they killed. that like murder. so they should be going to jail. yah....goood luck fricken idiots. :)|
|from: alyssa||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|My cat was one of the first cat that had died during this recall. It was almost a year ago. He had the same exact symptoms- the doctors said she was anemic, and had a very low blood count (I can't remember what it was called exactly) and then they said his kidney was failing; that we had to put her down, he endured it for so long that we felt it right but, the doctors told us that it had to be a poison, if not they had no idea what was going on, they took so many tests; they were all negative- he was healthy, except that. This is wrong. I can't believe it took soo long. We had no idea what was going on. Poor cat (Hola-my baby neice named her) I'm presently 14 years old and my cat was my baby. This makes me really upset|
|from: Haley M.||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|My Fiances parents had to put their dog asleep two weeks ago and we think it had something to do with the Mighty Dog pouch dog food, bc he died of kidney failure. It was devistating for the entire family and now to find out this makes the matter that much worse|
|from: Nicole||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|Holy cow. This scared the living crap out of me. I'm really afraid that my dog will get sick now. I checked out the brands we feed him, and none were on the list EXCEPT Mighty Dog, which it lists as the "pouch." Are the Mighty Dog CANS okay still? That's confusing me. It's sad to see all those brands recalled.. man. |
|from: Steffani||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|My cat died a few days ago. He had the same signs as the report, but my cat was only eating Fancy Feast at the time. Does anyone know if they tested that cat food to? |
|from: Deborah||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|I am so soory for your loss Veronica. And to Linda who lost her precious Caramel. You're right when you say these food companies should make things right for all of those that lost a family member to this tragic horror - but they cannot bring back our beloved pets. I have 2 cats and 2 dogs and trying to adopt another dog - what will I feed them all? What's the RIGHT thing to do? People food seems to be the best direction right now. Ground meat with cooked rice and an egg for the dogs and tuna for the cats - spoil them.|
If anyone has any other feeding suggestions - please post it!
|from: Dean||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|I have a cocker spaniel and he has never ate any other kind of dog food other than ol-roy in the pouches and I am scared that he may have some problems as he drinks a huge amount of water and seems not to want to eat most of the time any thoughts on this?|
|from: harriet||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|I called the vet and some of the DRY foods are affected. Might be safe to pull your pets off until all this is cleared up..|
|from: Jennifer||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|And All this time the doctors and food reps tell people how bad home-made people food is for our pets. I am not one to cook for my pets however I do give them table scraps. Being in the Vet medical field I was always told to tell others "do not give people food" What's worse, the food we make for ourselves or the food that is made for our pets?|
|from: Donna||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|Someone needs to find out for sure whether dry food is included.|
Vet on CBC radio today at noon said "no"
|from: Karen||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
| my cat died this morning and i thought she was ok because she only was eating dry food.So i didnt look on the list but i looked this morning and her food is on this list so i dont know what to tell you. The Vet said it was her liver that failed. please be carefull|
|from: veronica forbes||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|Is there a list of dog food that hasn't been recalled. |
|from: Charley||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|Dear Michelle, I am very sorry your puppy is sick. iberkshires is not a veterinary site. Please consult a veterinarian. Susan Bush editor iberkshires.com|
|from: Susan Bush||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|Wow! It's eye-opening to see Iams and Eukanauba in there! I assumed with their prices, their products were manufactures in their own facility! |
Fortunately our 4 cats and 2 dogs all eat dry, though it was still scary to see some of "their" brands show up on the list.
Sad it took so long for everyon to be made aware. Good luck to all.
|from: Django||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|i have a new born puppy who is eating iams dog food she is very sick now, should i stop giving her the food?|
|from: MICHELLE||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|i lost my cat because of their love of the almighty buck...and i am mad because they knew this back in dec/06 and didnt tell anyone till now....this is how they care for the pets..i know the companies involved, i could never trust them again|
|from: louise conklin||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|
|I have had one dog become desperately ill-the vet was able to save her with a lengthy stay and ivs. My beloved Sheltie, Caramel, died however. I had been feeding them food that I had no idea might harm them. I am 66 and these dogs are/were my family as I am alone. Think the manufacturers of these foods should make things right-although my Caramel cannot be brought back I am ever so angry as pets TRUST! Linda |
|from: Linda McKinnon||on: 03-20 00:00:00-2007|