Yesterday we sent WARNING to our Paw Persuasion Pointers
newsletter subscribers about immediate danger to pet health from certain current batches of "wet" dog food and cat food. If you did not see the newsletter, please read carefully.
STOP USING THE AFFECTED FOODS IMMEDIATELY!
Several subscribers have already written thanks - including one in New York whose dog was vomiting after eating one of the wet dog foods. Another in Maine found the indicated product numbers on cans in her pantry of Iams she had just purchased for her dog and cats. If you use wet foods, PAY ATTENTION!
Here's the PET FOOD RECALL in a nutshell.WHO?
- MENU FOODS, manufacturer of certain products sold under 37 brands of cat food and 46 brands of dog food
by retailers such as Wal-Mart and PetSmart, food stores including Kroger, Safeway, Save-A-Lot, Publix, Winn Dixie, Food Lion, and many others. Menu Foods makes pet food for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers (including some "wet" foods under P&G brands). WHY?
- An undisclosed number of owners reported vomiting and kidney failure in dogs and cats
after feeding them certain products. The actual source of the problem with the foods has not yet been identified, although our friend, Dr. Andrew Jones,
says: "I suspect that a vitamin/mineral premix has been added in a too high of a level, such as calcium or Vitamin D…. Yet another reason to make your own food."SYMPTOMS?
- The signs of kidney failure include loss of appetite, vomiting, and lethargy. If your pet displays such symptoms, GO TO A VET IMMEDIATELY.PET HEALTH INFORMATION?
Contact Kurt Weingand, D.V.M., Ph.D.
937-264-7676 .RECALLED PRODUCTS?
- Pet food made at Menu Foods' plants in Emporia, Kansas and Pennsauken, N.J. (dates Dec. 3 - March 6) – specifically, "cuts and gravy" style food
(chunks of meat in gravy) in cans and small foil pouches, not dry foods. To view a complete list of the recalled products with descriptions and details for each, go to Menu Foods or call 866-895-2708.
STOP USING THESE FOODS IMMEDIATELY!
As a proactive measure, P&G is recalling canned foods (all sizes) and the 5.3 oz foil pouch cat and dog wet food products made by Menu Foods in Emporia, Kansas and sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands with these code dates - 6339 through 7073, followed by the plant code: 4197.
HOW TO READ THE CODES? - On the bottom of CANS, the first four numbers of the second line of numbers are the date code, and the following four numbers indicate the plant code. For FOIL POUCHES, the code numbers are located at the lower left hand corner on the back of the pouch. The date and plant codes appear in the third group of numbers, beginning an 11-digit sequence.
NOTE: Iams and Eukanuba dry products are not manufactured at Menu Foods. Dry foods, treats, and sauces are not affected by this recall. All other canned and small foil wet pouch products produced at other plants are not affected.
All Iams and Eukanuba products carry a 100 percent guarantee. Consumers can receive a refund for recalled products. For more information, contact the company at 1-800-882-1591 or visit www.Iams.com
RECALLED PRODUCT INFORMATION
REMEMBER - There are MANY BRANDS. Check the list!
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