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  • RE: Pet Food Recall

    Does anyone know how soon after eating the food that the pets are supposed to become ill? It tells everywhere what the symptoms are but not incubation period.

    I have a customer with 3 dogs who has been feeding Nutro canned, except this last week. She threw all of her cans away and has no way of knowing if they were some of the recalled ones.

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    I just posted a new thread with the latest discovery. rat poison found in the cantaminated food. should post shortly

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    • #3
      The recall only is only on the pouches of wet dog food. Canned dog foods are not included in the recall. It seems as though these were the only types of foods produced by Menu Foods that have been recalled at this point in time.

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      • #4
        canned food too

        yes the recall is on cans too,i checked the website and there i found the food i was feeding my dogs the nutro-ultra 12.5 oz cans are also on recall most of the cans from nutro are in the recall so please check to make sure.

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        • #5
          My dog eats Nutro Natural Choice in the cans it was recalled and he was sick. The incubation period according to my vet will vary depending on the health of the animal. He was not feeling well a couple of weeks ago nothing big but not being the funny playful dog I was use to and I took him to the vet to have blood work done- kidney and liver panel His panel was off the chart!! Then the recall hit and his food was on the list!! He is a healthy 2 year old and yes I blame the food. He will be okay according to my vet. He was hooked up to IV's for a week and since we caught it early he seems okay. What my vet and I am worried about is the long term kidney and liver damage!! My vet bills are over $4000.00 and expect they will continue if there is permanent damage to the organs!! My vet has suggested that I stay away from ALL foods containing wheat in them since we do not know where all the poisoned wheat from China went. So he is on Wellness food. Its scary for pet owners!! I took all my cats- even though their food was not on the recall list- and had blood panels run. They are okay!! But like my vet said we don't know where all the wheat went- was it just to Menu foods or was it distributed to other makers of animal and human food?? The FDA needs to follow through on this and track the contaminated wheat but they won't and we will keep wondering if it is safe to feed are 4 legged family members they food they like!!

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          • #6
            Nutro, from what I understand, VOLUNTARILY recalled their food becaus it was made AT the plants the contaminated foods came from, not because they were actually tainted. But they may well have come in contact with the machinery that mixed the tainted foods, so they were added to the list. Too many people are equating made at the same location with BEING THE SAME.... Not true at all. I'm not certain the media HAS said (or even knows) which of the multiple (43 cat foods and 53 dog foods, I believe) foods the sick pets were eating.

            The media has a way of exaggerating things and misinterpreting facts. For instance, the whole "dog food contains roadkill" thing.... IF the food has "meat by-product", that is probably not the best food out there, as "meat" can be ANY animal muscle and "by-product" by AAFCO (The Association of American Feed Control Officials) definitions CAN be anything from nutrient-dense parts like liver, kidney, gizzard (organ meats), necks, and bone marrow... but it CAN also be "junk".... From http://www.woofsports.com/aafco.htm the AAFCO definition of Meat By-Products - "the non rendered, clean parts, other than meat, derived from slaughtered mammals. It includes, but is not limited to, lungs, spleen, kidneys, brain, livers, blood, bone, partially defatted low-temperature fatty tissue and stomachs and intestines freed of their contents. It does not include hair, horns, teeth and hooves." No animal shelter remains, no roadkill, no decomposing bodies, no poop....

            THIS one could be iffy as to what critters MAY be included: (from the same definition list) Dried Animal Digest - dried material resulting from chemical and/or enzymatic hydrolysis of clean and undecomposed animal tissue. The animal tissue used shall be exclusive of hair, horns, teeth, hooves and feathers, except in such trace amounts as might occur unavoidably in good factory practice and shall be suitable for animal feed. If it bears a name descriptive of its kind or flavor(s), it must correspond thereto.

            As far as what the food has to contain, if it says "Beef" it must be 100% beef. 'Beef Dinner' must be 50% beef; "with beef" must be 25% beef; "beef flavor"= no beef required.

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