Deadly pet food

Do you use and of the pet food products Menu Foods sells? If not, which products do you feel are best for your animal, and where do you buy it?

Massive Pet Food Recall After Animal Deaths

sad-dog.jpg60 millions cans and pouches of pet food were recalled this weekend after being linked to 10 animal deaths by kidney failure.

Menu Foods announced the recall on “cuts and gravy” style pet food sold under numerous brands, including store brands for Wal-Mart, Kroger, and Safeway, as well as name-brands like Nestlé Purina PetCare and Science Diet.

A complete list of affected products and serial numbers is on Menu Foods website.

Symptoms of kidney failure include lethargy and jaundice. Immediate hospitalization is advised if your pet shows these symptoms and you’ve fed them a can of the recalled product.

What makes this really sad is owners often feed cuts and gravy style canned food to their pets as a special treat. One reader wrote in saying she gave some to her dog for its birthday, only to discover later the cans were part of the recalled batch.

Menu Foods floundered over the weekend in keeping pace with concerned consumer inquiries. The list of recalled product was initially only available as an excel sheet. A “contact us” section, now removed, led to a “404 not found” error. Menu Foods toll-free recall line, (866) 895-2708, continues to emit a constant busy signal.

Pet Food Is Recalled After Link to Animal Deaths [NYT]
Article from: The Consumerist (one of the sites I read daily)

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54 Comments on "Deadly pet food"

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I received an e-mail from Brooklyn Animal Foster Network. Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken dry dog food has been recalled. The recall applies to 5-28lb.bags. The recalled bags have good until date of 6/17/11 on them. The food is being recalled for a potential of Salmonella.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz

I neglected to mention,the recall is voluntary.[quote comment=”193845″]I received an e-mail from Brooklyn Animal Foster Network. Natural Balance Sweet Potato & Chicken dry dog food has been recalled. The recall applies to 5-28lb.bags. The recalled bags have good until date of 6/17/11 on them. The food is being recalled for a potential of Salmonella.[/quote]

elainetyger
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elainetyger

All recalls are voluntary.[quote comment=”193850″]I neglected to mention,the recall is voluntary.[/quote]

Journey
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Journey

If you are looking for a canned cat food that is not on the list. I checked with http://www.friskies.com (which my girls eat) and they say they are not.

nihil72
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[quote comment=”17721″]A&P still have the contaminated food on its shelves![/quote]

You think the pet food’s contaminated? You should see the deli section! :mrgreen:

hoblowken
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hoblowken

You probably still shop at the deli[quote comment=”17736″]

You think the pet food’s contaminated? You should see the deli section! [/quote]

bornandrazedinhobo
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bornandrazedinhobo

A&P still have the contaminated food on its shelves!

potatochip
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[quote comment=”17324″][quote comment=”17318″]I feed my little pup pups turkey meat. I brown it and drain the fat out of it. I serve it with a little euckenuba dry food and they love it, it’s healthy, and probably cheaper to boot. i used to feed them the wet packets but obviously we do not know what crap they put in them, sadly.[/quote]

Chip, is that OK to feed them turkey meat? Is it just different if it is ground as opposed to fresh? (just curious.)

Sara, I get my cat bathed once every 4-6 months, it helps a little bit, she is very delicate, so she doesn’t like to be brushed. All I know with a dog and a cat there is so much hair in my life, I do what I can!![/quote]

Hey, it is ok. I checked with several vets actually and did research online prior to starting them on this diet years ago. I don’t fry it, I just brown it up, skim the fat, and store it for a few days. I probably make it twice a week. Again, it’s really cheap, easy, and I know what they are getting fed. They seem happy 🙂

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