This is a serious and widespread pet health risk.
60 million containers of "cuts and gravy" style dog food and cat food sold between Dec. 3 and March 6 throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico under many different brand names, including premium brands, have been recalled.
If you use "wet" pet food, check your pantry and throw those with suspect brands and product codes OUT!
Here's an update on the PET FOOD RECALL ALERT. Again, it involves pet food manufactured by Menu Foods in its Emporia, Kansas and Pennsauken, NJ plants for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers, and for rebranding by such giants as P&G.
New list of included brands -- more than previously reported -- 40 cat food and 50 dog food brand names.
Are you feeding your pet PREMIUM pet food such as Iams, Eukanuba, Science Diet, and Nutro …? Their wet foods are included!
What is going on? According to a news story out of Washington, an unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure, and about 10 cats died after eating the affected pet food.
We all know that unreported cases increase that number. We had one client in New York contact us saying she had just removed her dog from one of the affected foods after he started vomiting. She headed to the vet! You should, too!
SPREAD THE WORD. Let your pet-owner friends know. You could save their pets' lives!
Menu Foods did not immediately provide a full list of brand names and lot numbers covered by the recall, offering instead their Web site -- http://www.menufoods.com/recall -- or call (866) 463-6738.
See Saturday's post for more details.
Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death. Menu Foods' spokeswoman comments: "However, the recalled products were made using wheat gluten purchased from a new supplier, since dropped for another source." Wheat gluten is a source of protein. But is that really the cause?
Our good friend, Dr. Andrew Jones of Nelson, BC, wrote in his newsletter the following (reprinted with permission). You can find information about his practice, pet first aid training, traditional and alternative treatments, home study course for pet owners, and much more, as well as subscribe to his pet health newsletter, through the DOG HEALTH pages on www.PawPersuasion.com or directly through the link below.
Andrew writes today:
"…An early suspect is excessive Vitamin D-- but routine blood screening won't pick this up-- You need to test for Ionized Calcium.
This is a blood test that needs to be sent to a Lab.
EARLY SIGNS? - Increase drinking, increase urinating, and inappetance.
SEVERE CASES are lethargic, with vomiting and mouth ulcers - These cats are severely dehydrated.
P.S. The whole food issue comes back to haunt us again. We are trusting LARGE corporate, multinational companies which are primarily focused on profit, with our pet's health.
Because they outsource to SAVE costs and MAXIMIZE shareholder value, they lose control of the food production company. I have never heard of "Menu Foods."
I am a little surprised to see some supposed "reputable" companies on the list, such as Iams and Nutro…
I a pleased to report that ZERO of the foods that I advised you feed are on the list.
I reveal this and more in my SPECIAL REPORT on Pet Food- this is a bonus when you order my Complete Home Study Course.
To get a glimpse of the Bonus Report go to: Pet Food Special Report
A final word..
1. Consider making your own dog and cat food- you know then what is in the ingredients.
2. Stick with Premium quality "Natural Foods" if you are to feed dry kibble.
3. Consider feeding a portion of the diet as Raw.
4. It is better to avoid foods found in the Grocery Store.
5. Vary the food- DON'T just stick with 1 Food.
It's Your Pet- Heal Them At Home!
Dr Andrew Jones[end quote]
I am surprised, too, but facts are facts.
Heed the warning, read your labels, and keep your pet safe!
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