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moniechris
17th March 2007, 12:52 AM
I know almost all of us don't feed our dogs this food, but it includes cats...There is a HUGE recall which is causing dogs and cats to have kidney failure, and die. Worth a look and passing it on:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17650075/

frecklesmom
17th March 2007, 02:10 AM
As I read it, the company contracts for 17 out of 20 top dog food companies. This is pretty bad for sure.

Cathy T
17th March 2007, 03:13 AM
That is really scary!!

Battie4
17th March 2007, 04:00 AM
Good thing I read this before I feed my friends dog we had just bought it some canned meat/gravy food. Thanks to whoever posted this Imma go return it right now!

Crittercall
17th March 2007, 04:38 AM
This is horrible. I don't know anybody who feeds these foods - although I have used Iams canned years ago - but those poor animals and people.

I wanted to see the woman in the sweater she knitted from her cat fur but it wouldn't load. I knew a woman who would make wall hangins, etc., from her dogs fur. All I could think of was how it must smell!!

KingstonsMom
17th March 2007, 07:56 AM
What exactly is going on with the food? Is it ONLY the wet food? And what brand is it?

Lindsay
17th March 2007, 12:40 PM
My grandma feeds her doggie WalMart food (it is all it will eat :yuk: ). I will be on the lookout for them to post that list. I would hate for little Lovey to get sick! :(

Shay
17th March 2007, 01:48 PM
Here is the link for the foods that are affected for dogs:

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


For cats:

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

Charleen
17th March 2007, 04:00 PM
I used to use 2 of the dog foods, before this website taught me last year about quality dog food. I am so glad I switched them over for now another reason!

Shay
17th March 2007, 05:02 PM
The links I included apparently did not include a complete list. I just saw on the news that it includes Iams, and Nutro, and foods sold at Petsmart as well as the grocery stores. News said that the company should have a complete list out sometime this morning.

Lani
17th March 2007, 09:11 PM
Lucky doesn't eat Nutro dog food, but he does LOVE their oatmeal sensitive stomach biscuits, so I am going to have to see if they are part of the recall. Either way, I'm tossing them out. I hope all the stuff on the pet store shelves are safe now so I can know I'm getting him something that won't make him sick ...

Bronte
17th March 2007, 09:19 PM
My heart about droped out of my chest when I saw Eukanuba.

My beloved Maine Coon cat has been on their dry food "hairball" for for 13 years. I didn't see anything about Eukanuba dry food, hopefully he is okay. :(

Denise G.
18th March 2007, 05:00 AM
I understood that they are recalling only the wet canned food--isn't that right?

Crittercall
18th March 2007, 05:21 AM
I found this site that lists the foods:

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

This came from a local TV station (wesh.com) and also has phone numbers that you can call.

Kodee
18th March 2007, 05:36 AM
I have noted some people on this list use those brands - but I think most are for kibble. That is a huge list with some pretty big heavy hitters in sales. I see a class action suit for vet costs coming about...

Crittercall
18th March 2007, 06:01 AM
The legal ramifications are going to be incredible. It's going to be a mess that will take years to settle.

We started the girls on Eagle Pack, using both the kibble and the canned. We ran out of can and I went to PetsMart and bought some canned food there that turned out to be chunks and gravy and I didn't like fooling with it so I made the trip back to the only store in town that has Eagle Pack. Thank goodness. I saw the PetsMart brand on TV.

Debbie, I love your new avatar! I want to get puppias for Sasha and Tibby (Wallis's tumor is about two inches or so behind her arm on her side and I'm afraid it would rub there.) Where is best place to find them?

KingstonsMom
18th March 2007, 06:10 AM
Kingston also has the Nutro Sensitive Stomach biscuits. I don't know how worried I should be. This recall only pertains to wet food right? Should I stop giving him the Nutro? Wouldn't he have gotten sick already if they were tainted?

Shay
18th March 2007, 01:40 PM
Kingston also has the Nutro Sensitive Stomach biscuits. I don't know how worried I should be. This recall only pertains to wet food right? Should I stop giving him the Nutro? Wouldn't he have gotten sick already if they were tainted?

I think you're pretty safe and I wouldn't be too concerned, however, I'm a worrier by nature so I would probably stop giving it to him just to be safe. :flwr:

Crittercall
18th March 2007, 06:02 PM
Or, as one worrier to another, they have a toll free number that you can call. There are no stupid questions in this kind of situation.

KingstonsMom
18th March 2007, 08:49 PM
Found this information while doing some research. I'm pretty sure the biscuits I'm feeding are safe.


Please note that, according to Menu Foods, none of the pet illnesses or deaths reported were related to any of Nutro’s products and that Nutro has received no case reports of pet illness or deaths related to this recall. Further, no Nutro dry foods, biscuits, or treats are affected.

Shay
18th March 2007, 08:51 PM
That's good news!!! I know you are relieved now.

Donovan002
18th March 2007, 09:02 PM
Thank you for the warnings! Murphy only eats homemade food, but i will pass this info along to my friends with dogs and cats.

Cathy Moon
18th March 2007, 11:47 PM
I have been phoning and emailing family and friends about this recall. Hopefully the word is spreading quickly! Surprisingly few people I speak to were aware of it!

natalieandmike
19th March 2007, 12:10 AM
Yes, we had a frantic phone call from our concerned MIL yesterday...we all reassured her that Bianca doesn't eat any of those brands. But we've been trying to get the word out; most people I've talked to haven't heard anything about it at all!