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P&G Voluntarily Recalls Limited Quantity of Dry Pet Food Due to Possible Health Risk
Procter & Gamble ^ | 8-14-2013 | Procter & Gamble

Posted on 08/16/2013 5:48:21 PM PDT by haffast

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) has voluntarily recalled specific lots of dry pet food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.


This issue is limited to the specific dry pet food lot codes listed below. This affects roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of total annual production. The affected product was distributed to select retailers across the United States. These products were made during a 10-day window at a single manufacturing site. P&G’s routine testing determined that some products made during this timeframe have the potential for Salmonella contamination. As a precautionary measure, P&G is recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. No other dry dog food, dry cat food, dog or cat canned wet food, biscuits/treats or supplements are affected by this announcement.

P&G is retrieving these products as a precautionary measure. Consumers who purchased a product listed below should stop using the product and discard it and contact P&G toll-free at 800-208-0172 (Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 6 PM ET), or via website at or Media Contact: Jason Taylor, 513-622-1111.

Products affected by this announcement:


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dogfood; eukanuba; iams; kittyping; recall
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Are you feeding with hide/hair/feathers on?

21 posted on 08/16/2013 9:03:20 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: haffast; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; asgardshill; ...

22 posted on 08/16/2013 9:03:47 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Hills for my fur baby

You are right about Iams.,It use to be top shelf food. It isn’t anymore. I’m very pleased with Hills.

23 posted on 08/16/2013 9:07:05 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: jodster36

“Wasn’t it made in China?”

Look on the package. If an item is made outside the U.S., it must disclose that. In this case, it must carry a label stating “Made in China.”

Hint: this product is made in the USA.

24 posted on 08/16/2013 9:07:37 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: Gefn

Sure wish somebody would invent snake chow.


25 posted on 08/16/2013 9:13:16 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Utilizer

I think you will see a HUGE difference if you switch to raw. We wouldn’t do anything else. We used to think that if we went “high end” enough on kibble we were still feeding a good food. The problem is that a natural species-appropriate food consists of 70% moisture. It’s no coincidence that many pets are dying of kidney failure, and UTI-related issues considering that most are on kibble — and living in a state of chronic dehydration (this according to vet Karen Becker). Kibble has been cooked twice — and because it’s so highly processed must have the nutrition sprayed back on. Consider that while the raw food pet food companies (Bravo, Answer, etc...) are held to a USDA meat requirement standard — there is a “compliance policy” which the FDA follows regarding kibble and canned foods: i.e. any diseased or dying animal can be rendered and put into this “food” as long as it’s “not otherwise adulterated”. We have seen chronic issues (IBD, ear infections, etc...) disappear with feeding raw — and our 14 year old acts about 1/3 her age. I’m grateful to the vet who told us in no uncertain terms “If you’re serious about wellness you need to feed raw”. Yes, I understand that doesn’t sit well with those feeding kibble or canned, but their argument isn’t with me it’s with the vets who see and treat chronic ailments (dental disease, kidney disease, chronic allergies, ear infections, etc...) with increasing regularity. It’s not coincidence that the rise in “convenience feeding” has accompanied a rise in chronic and serious health issues with animals. Yep, it’s raw for us. We’ve seen too much to go back to sub-par health. Best wishes on your quest!

26 posted on 08/16/2013 9:15:41 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Salamander

Why would we? Raw meat has no carcinogens and as long as the proper balance of bone, organ meat and muscle meat are present there is no issue. Hide, hair and feathers have no nutritional value (unless one buys the argument put forth by Royal Canin which is now advocating the “nutritional value” of “feather meal”.)

27 posted on 08/16/2013 9:18:24 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Salamander

Aren’t they pinkies?

I was so grossed out when my local mom and pop pet store sold them. I know it’s life, but I felt so sorry for them

28 posted on 08/16/2013 9:25:13 PM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: haffast

When I read this article, I ran to the kitchen and read the fine print on that big bag of Pedigree that I bought for my Wolfie Dog. I was relieved to see that it’s not made by Proctor & Gamble. I don’t want to have to take him to the vet, because they soak you. A few months ago I got scared and took him to the vet because he acted like his ears were hurting. They charged me 150 bucks for an exam and a prescription for doggie ear wash, because he just had a bunch of crud up in his ears. If I had known that, I could have probably bought that ear wash at the drug store for ten bucks.

29 posted on 08/16/2013 9:50:25 PM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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Hide/hair and feathers have virtually nothing to do with nutrition.

They are, instead, what *nature* uses to move all the bone shards and splinters out of a dog with no harm.

*Whole* raw food is what ‘wild dogs’ eat and deviating from that is unwise in the extreme.

The new raw fad is extremely dangerous.

I know a lot of people who stopped raw only after massive surgery bills and/or dead dogs.

30 posted on 08/16/2013 9:52:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Gefn

I guess for little snakes it would be pinkies.

I feed frozen rats, thawed out.

Convenience food, they’re not.

31 posted on 08/16/2013 9:53:26 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: jespasinthru

Poor nutrition in the form of grains [heavily present in Pedigree] opens a dog up to yeast and/or fungal ear infections.

That “crud” can cause severe health problems if it becomes systemic.

32 posted on 08/16/2013 9:56:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

I would suspect they were feeding raw meaty bones to an excessive extent or were feeding to dogs who “gulped”. There is nothing to fear from feeding raw. When I see dogs cooking their food to death over a fire — then I’ll start to worry! Dogs have a short digestive system (as I’m sure you know) — and everything gets a nice acid bath before being digested. Salmonella and other bacteria are not a problem — unless the dog is severely immune-compromised. It’s sad the amount of disinformation that people have been told by way of the PFI and those vets which shill for them. There is nothing “dangerous” about feeding a species-appropriate food and everything to gain. Of course, it needs to be balanced and done correctly, but that’s true with most things. Raw bones are rarely a problem — but if one feeds hard herbivore bones unsupervised they can fracture teeth. Likewise if the animal does not know how to chew a bone and “gulps” it, that’s where the problems begin (or if they are fed cooked bones). I taught my Chow how to chew any bony meats — holding one end and forcing him to chew it up as he went. Yes, the skin is still on it. He does fine on them, but they are usually fed with muscle and organ meat. It’s the only 100 year old tradition of kibble which is the “fad” and it’s done irreparable harm to domestic animals: increased instances of chronic and fatal illnesses, increased UTI and kidney diseases, allergies, cancers, weakened immune systems, dehydration, obesity and rotten teeth to name but a few.

33 posted on 08/16/2013 10:04:33 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: haffast

Hmmm. I better call Mom and Grandma and give them the heads up!

34 posted on 08/16/2013 10:11:55 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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Suit yourself.

FWIW, I used to feed raw.

Won’t ever again.

35 posted on 08/16/2013 10:14:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

36 posted on 08/16/2013 10:17:27 PM PDT by JLLH
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No bone is truly ‘safe’ 100% of the time for 100% of dogs.

It might interest you to know that dog health insurers do not cover any illness/injury caused by “raw food diets”.

When I first got insurance 4 years ago, I asked about that exclusion.

The answer; too many claims.

They consider those claims to be an “avoidable illness” which are not covered.

That’s why I have to practice pro-active health measures such as dental cleaning, vaccines, etc.

Case in point, Odin recently racked up quite a bill over a what turned out to be just a stomach bug.
They paid me back 90% of my vet bills.
Had he been on raw or BARF, they would not have paid me a dime.

But, they’re your dogs.

37 posted on 08/16/2013 10:30:01 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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From the link, a half-truth, perhaps born of ignorance;

“You’re probably aware your dog’s ancestors and counterparts in the wild have been eating bones forever.
Canines in their natural habitat eat prey, including the meat, bones and stomach contents. In fact, your pup has a biological requirement for the nutrients found in bone marrow and the bones themselves.”

What is the average lifespan of a wild canid?

How much longer do our dogs live, on the average, than they did even just 20 years ago?

There’s your truth.

38 posted on 08/16/2013 10:33:43 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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I’ll answer my own question for the sake of those who might choose unwisely.

Q: What it the life span of a wolf?

A: In the wild wolves rarely live beyond 10 years.
However, they can live for up to 20 years in captivity.

So, I wonder what they are eating in captivity?

39 posted on 08/16/2013 10:38:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

Did you even look at the link? No? It’s from a holistic vet who has studied nutrition beyond what the vet school provides (sponsored by the pet food industry). In the article she clearly outlines what “common sense” things should be considered when feeding raw bones (and for the record, not every raw feeder feeds raw bones — and not every raw feeder feeds RMBs which are recreational bones). It is a false canard that wolves live shorter lives because of diet (seriously??) and attempting to make some comparison there between captivity (where, by the way, they are STILL fed a raw diet so there goes that analysis) and domestic pets who are (on average) living longer but not healthier because of their diets and have chronic ailments many of which are fatal and cause many pet owners to euthanize or engage in high maintenance with dangerous drugs. That’s your idea of “healthier”???? Not mine.

I would recommend that ANYONE going to a raw diet (and I would absolutely recommend it!) — do proper research first. That doesn’t mean going to an online layperson’s forum or a yahoo blog where anyone and everyone can put in their .02. What it DOES require is due diligence by reading from qualified sources who have done THEIR due diligence: holistic/homeopathic vets for the most part since the average traditional vet got very little education on nutrition. Common sense is key. Far too many “raw feeders” get excited, throw their dog a whole chicken and walk off and then are surprised when there’s an issue. Ditto for those feeding bone marrow to dogs with pancreatitis. Frankly in this day and age I’m astonished that anyone would consider it riskier to feed something natural like raw food over highly processed bags of aflatoxins, phenobarbital, etc... There’s a far greater risk — as the 2007 recalls showed — in putting one’s trust in the pet food industry to provide a quality food. The FDA doesn’t outlaw things from the 4 D in pet foods.

Here’s a link which might interest you from holistic vet Jean Hofve:

Yes, our dogs are ours and we thank God every day that we learned better how to feed them. When you learn better you do better.

40 posted on 08/16/2013 11:03:27 PM PDT by JLLH
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