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'Iams' brand cat food recalled
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Posted on 07/26/2010 8:14:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin

Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble Co. said Sunday it is voluntarily recalling two lots of Iams brand prescription renal dry cat food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.

The products are available by prescription through veterinary clinics.

No illnesses have been reported, but an FDA analysis identified positive results on two lots of Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs: numbers 01384174B4 0 19014 21405 1 and 01384174B2 0 19014 21405 1.

Codes are found in the lower right corner on the back of the bag.

Anyone owning the food should throw it out. Pets can become infected and people handling the dry pet food can become infected with salmonella as well if they do not wash their hands. Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, seniors and others with weakened immune systems

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: catfood

1 posted on 07/26/2010 8:14:46 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Distinguishing cats love the taste of fresh salmon(ella)!!


2 posted on 07/26/2010 8:22:29 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

ROTFL.


3 posted on 07/26/2010 8:25:14 AM PDT by library user
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To: BenLurkin

Now what are we gonna feed grandma?

I always cared enough to give her the best.


4 posted on 07/26/2010 8:25:51 AM PDT by Pessimist
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To: BenLurkin

I guess the lamb flavored kat fud is contaminated with lambella?


5 posted on 07/26/2010 8:26:20 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Pessimist

>> I always cared enough to give her the best.

ROFL! You sick little puppy, you.


6 posted on 07/26/2010 8:27:07 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: BenLurkin
How much salmonella doesn't get caught and our systems just deal with it? I take some precautions but try not to go overboard worrying about all this kind of thing, am more careful with chicken now. Eggs, I still make my 7 minute double boiler frosting where the whites don't get cooked hot enough, but guess I ought not take it to a potluck, etc.

Growing up, my parents only worried about eggs and mayo in vending machines and home canned green beans. Also we weren't allowed raw milk as we did get all our eggs at a relative's farm. The shells are thinner now; I like the jumbo white ones, but we always had brown growing up.

With meat and fish, I do the smell test, and if it's too slimy or seems off, I throw it out. Chicken, fish, pork and ground beef don't keep well in the fridge more than a day or two so I keep most of that frozen or try to cook it right away. I have had to throw out fresh fish that may have sat on ice too long (or sold too old); we didn't get fresh fish growing up unless it was local.

My little guy just got done with his breakfast; he doesn't eat until I get up - late today - and gets 1/2 can Friskies pate (mine never liked the chunks and gravy, licked up the gravy and left most of the chunks) and some dry in his dish.

I try to alternate the dry between different brands, but it's Iams because my daughter went to the store for me, little pebbly stuff this time ;-)

7 posted on 07/26/2010 8:43:34 AM PDT by Aliska
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks. We actually do feed this to one of our cats.

I am going to let my vet know as well so that they can check their inventory.


8 posted on 07/26/2010 9:10:38 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: BenLurkin

My cat turned her nose up at Iams. Ended up feeding it to strays.


9 posted on 07/26/2010 10:07:48 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks for posting this, I hadn’t heard about it yet.


10 posted on 07/26/2010 11:22:34 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: attiladhun2

What is wrong with your cat? IAMS contains some of the best corn meal available in the pet food marketplace... :-)


11 posted on 07/26/2010 11:27:24 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: attiladhun2

What is wrong with your cat? IAMS contains some of the best corn meal available in the pet food marketplace... :-)


12 posted on 07/26/2010 11:27:31 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

I have no idea. All I know is she won’t eat it. That goes for both the hard and soft food.


13 posted on 07/26/2010 11:36:15 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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To: BenLurkin

Well, there go our Sunday gourmet dinners at the Sunny Acres Manor.


14 posted on 07/26/2010 11:38:20 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: attiladhun2

Your cat is very wise...most cat foods contain corn meal because it is cheap. Why would we feed corn to cats? (Think about it...when is the last time you chased cats out of your corn field?) IAMS is crap, and your cat will be better off ignoring it...


15 posted on 07/26/2010 11:42:26 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: PGR88

bookmark


16 posted on 07/26/2010 11:58:13 AM PDT by Miss Conservative (I don't have a hang-up with wire hangers.)
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To: who knows what evil?
IAMS is crap, and your cat will be better off ignoring it...

So you have a recommendation?

17 posted on 07/26/2010 12:01:55 PM PDT by Miss Conservative (I don't have a hang-up with wire hangers.)
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To: Miss Conservative
Mice and a blender. :-)

Dry food really isn't very good (there ARE some exceptions)...most have corn meal or some such as a major ingredient. Notice that diabetes is becoming an issue with cats? Try to stick with a good-quality wet food...do the research for your individual situation; there is PLENTY of info around...some of the best cat/dog food can be found at independent pet shops or on line...seek them out and ask their advice.

18 posted on 07/26/2010 12:21:08 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: BenLurkin

BFL


19 posted on 07/26/2010 11:17:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Miss Conservative

This is what our cats get: http://www.petfooddirect.com/Product/6926/Natures-Logic-Natural-Chicken-Dinner-Fare-Feline-Canned-Formula

All kibble cat food has “kitty msg” in it. It gets them addicted and they lose interest in other, real, foods. This is a very healthy brand of natural cat food, and between meals your cats will be interested in whatever’s going on in the kitchen.

Also, all pet kibbles have this “crack” or “msg” in it, and it attracts rodents, even in sealed canisters. Rodents will leave your property for your neighbor’s if he has kibbles anywhere and you don’t.

Avoid the kibbles.


20 posted on 07/26/2010 11:25:48 PM PDT by Yaelle
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21 posted on 07/27/2010 12:07:00 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: BenLurkin
Isn't this the 2nd (announced) recall for Iams?
A few years ago their dry food was recalled.
Looks like poor QC may be an endemic problem for the company - time to switch (Science Diet maybe?).
22 posted on 07/27/2010 3:43:55 AM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Yaelle

http://www.bluebuff.com/products/cats/wilderness-cat.shtml

That’s what we feed our kitty. She dances around the kitchen when I open a can, but the salmon especially makes her happy (man is it ever stinky though!). She talks up a storm meowing, and rubs all over my legs.

Our dogs like the dog version, hard and soft, but they are dogs, and happy with anything that appears in the food bowl. :P

Best of all, the um...remains that appear in the litter box or in the dogs’ case, backyard are so much smaller and less stinky than when we fed “other food.”


23 posted on 07/27/2010 6:43:56 AM PDT by Cailleach
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To: Slings and Arrows

My Rocket is allergic to all that prescription diet crap. It has things like soy, corn, and “fish.” I don’t believe it’s really plain old fish because my Rocket has a severe reaction to it. He’s doing quite well on Classic Fancy Feast non-fish flavors. We have to give him subcutaneous hydration once a week, but other than that, he seems all right.

It’s good that he wasn’t able to eat the pre$cription $tuff.


24 posted on 07/27/2010 9:05:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady (We who never served owe EVERYTHING to those who did.)
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To: BenLurkin

Thanks for posting...


25 posted on 07/27/2010 4:46:36 PM PDT by Fawn (Build your character....Volunteer!!)
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To: Pessimist

Maybe you should takes Rush’s suggestion and feed grandma dog food!


26 posted on 07/27/2010 5:26:02 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: who knows what evil?
My deceased father-in-law's father raised chickens commercially in order to sell the eggs. He was a real tightwad and so he also grew his own corn to feed his hens, rather than purchase it from a feedstore. He was so cheap he also fed boiled corn to all of his other animals, including the cats. The poor things were so hungry they would pounce on the steaming ears as they were being doled out.

So cats will eat corn (but If they had their druthers, I think they would prefer flesh).
27 posted on 07/28/2010 9:39:59 AM PDT by attiladhun2 (The Free World has a new leader--his name is Benjamin Netanyahu)
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