posted on 03/19/2007 11:19:01 AM PDT
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.
posted on 03/19/2007 11:23:57 AM PDT
(RUDY FOR PRESIDENT '08. THERE - A COMMITMENT OUT LOUD.)
What about all the old people and poor people tha eat dog food any case reported yet
posted on 03/19/2007 11:26:23 AM PDT
by al baby
Menu Foods Inc., based in Streetsville, Ontario, is a major supplier of food under such brand names as Iams, Pet Pride and Eukanuba. It also supplies dozens of private-label store-brand dog and cat foods, including those at major U.S. grocery-store chains, including Foodtown, Food Lion, Safeway Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Scores of types of wet-food products are involved, which Menu Foods details on its Internet site at menufoods.com/recall. As many as 60 million containers of wet food are reported to be involved in the recall, under 48 different brands of dog food and 40 different brands of cat food.
"A full list of the recalled products is available at menufoods.com/recall/."
Here's a link to the site.
posted on 03/19/2007 11:35:17 AM PDT
Thanks for posting this. Our five kitties are eating Purina canned food so there shouldn't be an issue. The website says the company doesn't know why this happened. I wonder if some sicko dumped anti-freeze into the "ingredient" before supplying it to the company. That causes renal failure, and almost killed one of our cats many years ago.
posted on 03/19/2007 11:37:05 AM PDT
( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
Looks like the website for the list has been swamped.
I can't get it to load.
posted on 03/19/2007 11:39:13 AM PDT
I don't know what my cat eats. Whatever is cheap. He's looking kind of ragged lately.
It's about time for a new cat anyway.
posted on 03/19/2007 11:45:20 AM PDT
(If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
To: blam; Zuben Elgenubi; PAR35
This is too much of a coincident who would benifit or have leverage??
Across the broad of cat food companies hit could it be the terrorist tell how easy it is to get into our food supply?
posted on 03/19/2007 11:47:25 AM PDT
I sure am glad we do not used canned food. From what I have seen and read it appears to be limited to dry so for us that is good,
posted on 03/19/2007 11:49:31 AM PDT
(Loose Lips sink ships.........)
My 103 year old grandmother claims eating this brand makes her healthy as a rhinoceros...
Everyone laughs when I say I use good old Alpo. The famous alpo farts are horrible.
But, I don't see them on the list!
posted on 03/19/2007 11:53:38 AM PDT
by Al Gator
(Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
So, do I take it that wet means canned food?? I do feed my cats the dry Iams and some canned, but for the life of me, I can't remember the brand. It might be little friskies. I guess I pay close attention don't I?
I assume this applies to acute kidney failure; right, if you know?
I'm asking because my cat was diagnosed recently with chronic kidney failure and she always used to eat canned IAMS over the years.
My kitties eat dry food. Is this still limited to cuts and gravy types?
Nothing works when I try to get the update.
posted on 03/19/2007 12:04:14 PM PDT
(Liberals love crisis, create crisis and then dwell on them.)
IF MenuFoods is correct and the problem is the wheat gluten, what about people food? Gluten is added to almost every bread on the grocery shelves as well as being in some canned and frozen foods. I want to know more about the company supplying the gluten and who else is on their customer list besides pet foods. Hmmmm.
posted on 03/19/2007 3:13:19 PM PDT
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.
posted on 03/20/2007 1:33:07 PM PDT
(Fred Thompson in '08, baby!)
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.
posted on 03/20/2007 2:04:01 PM PDT
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.
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