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More Brands Added To Pet Food Recall
Science Daily ^ | 3-19-2007

Posted on 03/19/2007 11:18:57 AM PDT by blam

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To: ravingnutter; free me; Tarantulas
Pedigree and Diamond were NOT part of the recall!
51 posted on 03/19/2007 1:13:26 PM PDT by restornu
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To: twonie
desserts... pudding...

Just remember that chocolate is toxic to dogs.

-PJ

52 posted on 03/19/2007 1:23:45 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: ravingnutter
Importantly, no Mighty Dog canned products, or any other Purina products are affected by Menu’s recall

Whew! Thanks, my cats get the canned food.

53 posted on 03/19/2007 1:37:27 PM PDT by free me
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To: ravingnutter

Thanks much for this info. My cat eats Purina Complete. Now I don't have to worry. Nothing about Fancy Feast anywhere, is there? He eats that, too.


54 posted on 03/19/2007 1:48:43 PM PDT by Wait4Truth ("There is nothing complicated about supporting our troops in combat!" - GWB)
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To: blam

bump for later read.


55 posted on 03/19/2007 3:13:19 PM PDT by khnyny
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To: restornu
"Pedigree and Diamond were NOT part of the recall!"

Thanks. I just looked in my truck and saw that I have Pedigree in there that I use when driving around and see stray dogs that look hungry. Yes, yes...I stop and feed them.

56 posted on 03/19/2007 3:32:22 PM PDT by blam
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To: twonie
LOL! I guess dogs are like people - we each thrive on different things.

Carolyn

57 posted on 03/20/2007 4:42:43 AM PDT by CDHart ("It's too late to work within the system and too early to shoot the b@#$%^&s."--Claire Wolfe)
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To: blam
The first thing I did was e-mail the original notice to my sisters. Between the three of us, we have five dogs in the immediate family. Our four-legged hooligans get Lassie brand dry food (as the female is apparently allergic to corn products), and once in a while, they get Cesar - ever see the selection of that stuff? Roast pork tenderloin? Filet mignon in juices? Top sirloin? Braised chicken and vegetables? Porterhouse steak? And DUCK, for crying out loud?!? I never knew Dachshunds could walk on their back paws while simultaneously wagging their entire posterior AND woof at you. The sight of one of those tins is Nirvana to them. Normally, tho, they eat dinner with us. They LOVE chicken breast - baked, grilled, boiled, you name it. Being in our 40's and on the advice of our doctor, we try to eat a little healthier now, so the dogs eat as good as we do. (Better sometimes, I suspect.) We can even slip a few veggies in on them, if they're presented right.


58 posted on 03/20/2007 1:33:07 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Fred Thompson in '08, baby!)
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To: zarf

Any dry food involved? Can't get to the site."

My dogs eat DURA-LIFE dry kibble. I called their 800 # this AM and the recording said that NONE of their dry products were involved.

I don't get what could be in wheat gluten that could cause this. How about botulism?

Some years ago, cubed hay fed to horses killed a bunch, including high $$$$ breeding horses. Turned out to be a couple of rabbits caught up in the cutting process and got cubed with the rest of the alfalfa. It was devastating.


59 posted on 03/20/2007 1:55:56 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: blam

Guess our Pug is ok as we feed Alpo. If I read this right it is only the wet type food and not the dry.


60 posted on 03/20/2007 2:04:01 PM PDT by engrpat
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To: engrpat
"If I read this right it is only the wet type food and not the dry."

That's my understanding too.

61 posted on 03/20/2007 2:10:04 PM PDT by blam
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To: twonie

"My girl Sarah eats right from the table - with me - and is in no danger, bless her heart! So much for all those geeks who said she should eat dog food."

You are the lucky one. I fed my daughter Penelope straight from the dog food can and we had to get her de-wormed down at the vet.


62 posted on 03/20/2007 2:19:32 PM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: al baby

"What about all the old people and poor people tha eat dog food any case reported yet"

We fed Granma dog food and cat food, until I couldn't find no strays for ten city blocks. Or the Chinese family got 'em, I'm not sure.


63 posted on 03/20/2007 2:21:21 PM PDT by FastCoyote
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To: FastCoyote
"My girl Sarah eats right from the table - with me - and is in no danger, bless her heart! So much for all those geeks who said she should eat dog food."

You are the lucky one. I fed my daughter Penelope straight from the dog food can and we had to get her de-wormed down at the vet.

I can't believe what I'm reading here! People feeding their kids dog food? Haven't you all heard of puppy chow?

64 posted on 03/20/2007 4:05:24 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Leisler

I was actually waiting for somebody to blame this on Bush. I am really surprised that nobody has yet.
I am sure that they will say the War in Iraq has taken money away from pet food inspection!


65 posted on 03/20/2007 7:55:08 PM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: AppyPappy

LOL! ;-)


66 posted on 03/20/2007 9:20:45 PM PDT by patriciaruth (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1562436/posts)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Menu Foods said Friday that the products in question were made using wheat gluten from a new supplier and that the company now is using a difference source for this material.

I am very curious as to why the identity of this mystery supplier is STILL being withheld. It's a little bit suspicious.

I'm also curious as hell about Menu Foods, specifically ALL brands that they manufacture. I really was shocked to learn that they make some foods under the Hill's, Eukanuba, and Iams' name brands, ESPECIALLY after seeing all of those generic/store bands on the recall list.

This whole fiasco has given me pause, for sure. I recently finished a book called "The Hundred Year Lie", about how our world has become increasingly synthetic, toxic and ruminant (I highly recommend it). Anyhow, there was one part of the book that I found very disturbing - a discussion on animal feeds.

Were you aware of the fact that euthanized animals from shelters are often processed, rendered, or otherwise included in a lot of commercial foods? Also, that some roadkill and deceased zoo animals are sent to processors for the same?

It would be easier to dismiss claims like these if, a few years back, it wasn't revealed to the public that cattle feed contained BOVINE by-products as a source of protein. And I'm pretty convinced that if diseases like BSE (mad cow disease), scrapie (similar to BSE but affecting sheep, and Creutzfelt-Jacob's disease (yep, in humans) were still unknown, it would have stayed an industry secret.

*sigh* My 2 pups (11 months and 10-12 weeks respectively) love their Beneful, so I would definitely know if something wasn't right. But I should be able to trust that the food I give them won't hurt them.

67 posted on 03/20/2007 10:43:58 PM PDT by PurVirgo (Smeg!)
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To: PurVirgo
I am very curious as to why the identity of this mystery supplier is STILL being withheld. It's a little bit suspicious.

It appears to me they have something to hold back, most likely for liability reasons. It's just speculation and we have to see what the Cornell Vets uncover.

I'm aware of the raw materials you cite in your post and also recall the bovine mess a few years ago.

Nice homepage, PV.

68 posted on 03/21/2007 10:49:49 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: js1138
"The company is working with scientists from Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine to pinpoint the cause. Cornell officials said yesterday they have so far been unable to locate anything in either the food or the tissues of dead animals that would explain causation in the illnesses and deaths."

Sounds like media whipped up hysteria to me. No obvious causation and a minuscule number of cases. Every year, millions of cats and dogs die. Probably hundreds of thousands eat each major brand of pet food. Get a few hysterical pet owners who's pet died, that eat the same brand of food, and suddenly, in our hysteria "everything is a deadly poison" environmental wacko society, we get a recall.

I wonder if there is *anything* to it.
69 posted on 03/23/2007 8:50:52 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

I thought they announced the cause today.


70 posted on 03/23/2007 11:39:14 AM PDT by js1138 (The absolute seriousness of someone who is terminally deluded.)
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They did announce the cause. They found a poison that used to be used as a cancer drug and is now used as a rat poison. They said it had to have been deliberately introduced in very high quantities to have been found in the high levels that it was. This was not accidental and it was not bacterial. I'm amazed Homeland Security isn't more interested in this. Why would anyone poison animal food except as a test to see how/whether it would get from Canada onto American shelves without being discovered. What if it was canned people food? This really worries me.


71 posted on 03/23/2007 7:22:49 PM PDT by athelass (Proud Mom of a Sailor and a Marine! Frodo Lives!)
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To: athelass
This article recalls that wheat gluten was the alleged suspect for contamination. And that Menu Foods used wheat gluten purchased from China.

Blame NAFTA.

Oh, wow, it IS Bush's fault!!! (the Elder that is)

The Democrats were right after all!!! (sarcasm ;)

72 posted on 03/24/2007 1:27:24 AM PDT by PurVirgo (Smeg!)
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To: ridesthemiles
Wow... I'm speechless.

Simply horrifying.

73 posted on 03/24/2007 1:29:37 AM PDT by PurVirgo (Smeg!)
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To: Holicheese; All
It IS Bush's fault!!

see my post #72!

But tainted Chinese wheat gluten is a disturbing thought, because it is a common ingredient in people food, too.

I'm sure it's the case, but I sure hope the human food supply is better monitored than the pet food supply.

74 posted on 03/24/2007 1:43:13 AM PDT by PurVirgo (Smeg!)
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To: Holicheese
"I was actually waiting for somebody to blame this on Bush."

Savage was doing this last night.
He also included feces covered tomatoes and avocados from Mexico.

I understood that this is a Canadian company. Does Bush
buy the wheat for them? Maybe he owns the company, haha
75 posted on 03/24/2007 1:46:16 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: CDHart
Maybe it's just a ploy to sell more dog food?

Yep - what did dogs eat for the thousands of years before someone decided to sell unsellable scrap meat and “byproducts” as dog food?

76 posted on 03/24/2007 1:58:43 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: athelass
Why would anyone poison animal food except as a test to see how/whether it would get from Canada onto American shelves without being discovered.

We have to watch those Canadians!

77 posted on 03/24/2007 2:07:08 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: blam
My cats have been getting Innova Evo dry food, and canned food from Trader Joe's and Whole Foods' house brands (though the Whole Foods stuff is from China, and they don't like it too much).

From now on, I'm going to try feeding them human-grade meat prepared for them... and eventually invest in a grinder so that I can make my own raw food for them.

I know that a lot of "experts" caution against doing a homemade diet, but if we humans can feed ourselves decently, we ought to be able to feed our pets decently on homemade food.

78 posted on 03/24/2007 2:30:32 AM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman

Both my puppy and my kittens are on Innova and Dick Van Patten's. He made fine family programing and delicious pet food


79 posted on 03/25/2007 8:41:25 PM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: Holicheese
Both my puppy and my kittens are on Innova and Dick Van Patten's. He made fine family programing and delicious pet food

I went with Innova, but Dick Van Patten's is a good premium brand too. I had some samples, and my kitties scarfed it down. I decided to stay with Innova Evo because I'd already switched, and because it was the only grain-free dry cat food I knew of at the time. But for some reason my critters don't like the canned Innova Evo.

I still want to give my cats at least some human-grade raw food from time to time, and eventually do some homemade stuff just for them.

Whenever I get London Broil on sale (must be under $2.00 per pound for me to buy it, in any case), I cut some up for them... little pieces, along with the blood that seeps out from the meat when it defrosts. The little carnivores love to slurp down the bloody meat!

My oldest one, who was probably fed on nothing but junk food before I got her through a rescue, begs when I prepare chicken, and she cadges tidbits of raw meat. I get a kick out of it, actually. ;)

80 posted on 03/25/2007 9:38:26 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman

My cats go crazy for the Dick Van Patten venison and green pea canned.


81 posted on 03/26/2007 7:19:07 AM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: Holicheese
My cats go crazy for the Dick Van Patten venison and green pea canned.

That sounds so good, maybe I'll try some! ;)

82 posted on 03/26/2007 2:19:42 PM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman

One time I was opening the little plastic inside of the dry cat food bag that held a coupon.
Being a small plastic pactic, I did what every person in America would do, I used my teeth.
I got a mouthful of dry cat food.
NOT pleasant!


83 posted on 03/26/2007 5:27:48 PM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: FastCoyote

Did you ever see an old episode of the David letterman Show (when he was funny) with Chris Eliot doing a taste test of the leading brands of dog food?
I swear he ate two huge gravy spoons full of wet dog food.


84 posted on 03/26/2007 5:30:22 PM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: free me

No, it's not. If you go to the site posted above you can see the full list.
Purina is not on the list. Lets not have this evolve into misinformation. Having the correct information is too important.


85 posted on 03/26/2007 5:42:41 PM PDT by katagious (Katagious)
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To: katagious
Yeah. When I posted that a week ago the Menu Foods site was down. This is from the Purina website:

An Update from Nestlé Purina PetCare Company About the Menu Foods Recall

March 23, 2007

We at Nestlé Purina PetCare Company know the reports of pet food recalls and withdrawals over the past week have been very concerning and at times confusing for pet owners, who want to ensure the safety of the food they are feeding their beloved pets.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure you that Mighty Dog pouch products are the ONLY Purina® brand products affected by Menu Foods' recall...

As you can see,you are mistaken and Purina does have one product affected y the recall.

Furthermore,you really should take the time to read through all the posts before you accuse others of spreading misinformation.

Please try to have the right information about my posts before responding, having the right information is important.

86 posted on 03/26/2007 6:04:06 PM PDT by free me
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To: Holicheese

Eliot was the funniest guy around, especially on that TV show he had. Bill Murray's brother was in it, I think they barbecued a space alien by mistake.


87 posted on 03/26/2007 7:07:33 PM PDT by FastCoyote
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