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Pet Food Recall .....  This is to compile and stay in front of the ever-growing list of contaminated foods, and to gather alternatives.  One of our cats, now 17 years old has been a picky eater, so we've tried many varieties of canned and dry foods with as low an ash content as we could find.  Sadly, the past couple of months, he's been slowing down on consumption, losing weight and sleeping 95% of the time.  Still eats, still does use the litter (though less fluids).  All this aligns to the PET FOOD RECALL cycle, so that's one of many incentives in posting here.  It was tough to get down to the facts at the onset....  

Thanks for participating, I'll post some starter links:

Please visit the ASPCA Pet Food Recall Resource Center for the latest information available. If you have any questions about your pet’s health that are not answered on our site, please contact your veterinarian.
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=recall

Q. Does the ASPCA have any tally of cases of animals that have fallen ill or died due to eating the contaminated foods that have been reported to its Animal Poison Control Center (APCC)?

Q. What information can the ASPCA provide on the toxin that contaminated these products?

Q. How did the melamine get into the wheat gluten?

Q. What about reports that pets may be suffering from Vitamin D overdose?

Q. Are dry foods part of the recall?

Q. Will more foods be recalled?

Q. How concerned should pet parents be about the dry pet food being added to the recall?

Q. What advice does the ASPCA have for pet parents?

Q. Can I get my pet’s food tested for contamination?

Q. I’ve heard that the animals who died were participating in food tests. I find it disgusting to test the safety of food on live animals; what is the ASPCA’s position on this?

Q. What is the ASPCA’s position on individuals who are now planning to sue some of the pet food companies that they believe caused their animals’ deaths?

Q. What is the ASPCA’s position on FDA regulations and standards regarding pet food?

Q. Is the ASPCA taking any action to force the pet industry to improve its standards?

Q. I’ve read that there are by-products in pet food that can be bad for my pet. What is the ASPCA’s position on this?

Q. Does the ASPCA recommend homemade diets for pets?

Q. How safe is a raw food diet for pets?

Q. Why does the ASPCA partner with Procter & Gamble (P&G), when P&G has been known to use animals in research?

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Recall Information -       1-866-895-2708

As a result of adulterated wheat gluten there have been several additional pet food and pet treat product recalls that are not part of the Menu Foods recall.  For information on these additional pet food recalls please go to www.fda.gov.

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PET FOOD RECALL RESOURCESList of Recalled Pet Foods:
If you have not already done so, examine your pet’s food products and if they fall into the categories identified as contaminated, discontinue use of that food immediately. For a list of affected brands and product codes, please visit the following websites:
- Menu Foods (several foods listed)
- Del Monte Pet Products (several foods listed)
- Purina (ALPO® Prime Cuts in Gravy only)
- Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. (Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food only)

What to do if you think your pet is sick:
If your pet shows any signs of illness, including loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, changes in water consumption or changes in urination, please consult your veterinarian immediately. If you are unable to reach your veterinarian and suspect your pet is gravely ill, you may call the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435 for emergency advice (a $55 fee applies).

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A. The best thing that pet parents can do right now is:

- If you have not already done so, examine your pet’s food products and if they fall into the categories identified as contaminated or most recently recalled, discontinue use of that food immediately. For a complete list of affected brands and product codes, please visit the following websites:
- Menu Foods (several foods listed)
- Del Monte Pet Products (several foods listed)
- Purina (ALPO® Prime Cuts in Gravy only)
- Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. (Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food only)

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This press release was revised on March 21, 2007 to include changes in the second paragraph. It was revised again on March 24, 2007 to include changes in the fourth paragraph. FDA News
http://www.aspca.org/site/PageServer?pagename=recall_faq#5

http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2007/NEW01590.html
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Purina to Voluntarily Withdraw Mighty Dog® 5.3 Ounce Pouch Products in Response to Menu Foods Recall
http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/purina03_07.html

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- If you have not already done so, examine your pet’s food products and if they fall into the categories identified as contaminated or most recently recalled, discontinue use of that food immediately. For a complete list of affected brands and product codes, please visit the following websites:
- Menu Foods (several foods listed)
- Del Monte Pet Products (several foods listed)
- Purina (ALPO® Prime Cuts in Gravy only)
- Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. (Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food only)

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Pet Food Recall Expands to Include Biscuits
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=3014675

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The Veterinary Information Network reported Tuesday that at least 471 cases of pet kidney failure have been reported since the recall, and more than 100 pets have died. Menu Foods has confirmed 16 pet deaths.
http://www.ktvu.com/family/11454328/detail.html

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Rat Poison Found In Recalled Pet Food - Lab Can't Say What Ingredient Responsible
http://www.ktvu.com/family/11346835/detail.html

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The official confirmed China is looking into the claim that it exported wheat gluten containing the chemical melamine, which is also suspect.

Melamine is used in plastics and other products.

Chinese veterinarians and animal rights activists said they're not aware of any related pet deaths in China.
http://www.ktvu.com/family/11549821/detail.html


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Pet Food Recalls, Warnings Multiply
Sunshine Mills Recalls Treats; Menu Adds Dates

POSTED: 11:49 am PDT April 5, 2007
UPDATED: 2:06 pm PDT April 5, 2007

WASHINGTON -- There's more bad news for pet owners.
http://www.ktvu.com/family/11536247/detail.html

Do you really know what’s in your pet’s food?
Although you may think all pet food manufacturers have your pet’s best interests in mind, this is not always the case. Current pet food regulations allow manufacturers to use ingredients that you would never knowingly give to your pet. In fact, you may be shocked to learn what some brands of pet food really contain. For example: the use of by-products (feet, bones and intestines, etc.), chemical preservatives (BHA and BHT) and grains that are often difficult to digest (corn, wheat, gluten and soy), which are often used as a protein source instead of meat.
http://www.healthypetnet.com/HealthyPetNet/Products/Cats.aspx?realname=10104677&Ath=False&hdr=2&cat=0
Within this link, dog/cat select options.
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Make Your Own Pet Food Alternatives and other solutions that "may" help us in the interim.....

How to Make Homemade Dog Food - eHow.com Make Homemade Dog Food Making your own dog food requires a simple mix of meat, ... food to the food you have prepared to help your dog make the transition. ...
www.ehow.com/how_12697_make-homemade-dog.html - 45k - Cached - Similar pages

How to Make Homemade Cat Food - eHow.com STEP 1: Understand that there are certain foods that should be avoided when you make your own cat food. Never feed your cat chocolate, alcohol, onions, ...
www.ehow.com/how_12698_make-homemade-cat.html - 46k - Cached - Similar pages

natural homemade dog and cat food recipe. Introduction - raw meat ... homemade pet food - raw pet food · homemade pet food, homemade dog food, homemade cat food ... your own unique nutritional and health needs ...
www.pet-grub.com/ - 40k - Cached - Similar pages


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Thank you for the long post of information.  I will link as many people as possible here.

We lost a dearly loved one and a half year old cat to this.  Finally finding out why he died so suddenly was both a relief and also anger inducing for the sheer senselessness of it.


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I'm so sorry to hear you've had a loss.  Humans have domesticated and taken animals under wing and most of us really love and care for them as though they were our kids (our kids as well feel that way, learning to care/cherish them), tand our critters (friends/fluffies) expect us to protect them and we try.  I was amazed at how tough it's been to get up-to-date and reliable information on any of this madness, and hope we can get a handle on things and stay "current" on newly discovered problems in this collection.   Thank you.  
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I've cross-posted this in the Lounge, and asked that serious responses come here, but in the interim, those who posted and didn't come here, pasting.............
SSirica:I feed Spike and Sami Pedigree.  Here is an statement from their web site:
Dog lovers,
We would like you to know that PEDIGREE? Food For Dogs is not a part of the recent nationwide pet food recall initiated by Menu Foods and other companies. The safety of products not involved in the recall was validated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 23, 2007. According to the FDA, pet owners should feel confident feeding unrecalled products to their pets. All of our PEDIGREE? products remain a safe, nutritious and delicious way to feed your best friends.
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I have checked - my dogs eat Hills Adult Chicken (1-6 years) - it appears that they are not at risk.

Hills Pet Nutrition have recalled Prescription Diet™ m/d™ Feline Dry Food (http://www.hillspet.com/menu_foods/md_Recall_03302007_en_US.htm)
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I had some Iams canned cat food and some Ol' Roy dog treats that were initially reported as bad, but as more info came out they turned out to be made just slightly prior to contamination. I seriously doubt that I will be reimbursed for taking cats or dogs to vet to check for damage due to suspicion of contamination.

I do know I will NEVER buy either of these brands again.
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It's sad when the food from the back of a dumpster is safer for our pets than what we buy in the store.  Not to mention what it's doing to the elderly who eat it.
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FYI - more recalls listed here:
http://www.ktvu.com/family/11536247/detail.html
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This appears to be a complete list:
http://www.fda.gov/oc/opacom/hottopics/petfood.html
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By the way, fairly well confirmed my parents lost our dog of seven years to this too (went from fine to unexpected kidney/liver failure in a few days, had to be put to sleep).  I have a hard time believing there are so few cases as stated in the media of animals actually dying when in my nuclear family of 5 people we've lost two animals to it.
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Thanks to all.  Found this link which may provide some recipes for our pets that sound reasonable:
http://www.thepoop.com/pooppantry/default.asp
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The link above includes cat information, but not for recipes; thus these.  Also, had no idea that onions were poisonous to cats & dogs, but other human foods also.  Always more to learn on these workarounds to the food chaos.

Cut/paste and source:

I've assembled several recipes that provide the essential ingredients for a home-prepared cooked diet for your cats. It's best to alternate these meals to ensure your cat gets all the nutrients she needs over a period of time. You may want to start by offering a home-cooked meal once a week, as an alternate to your cat's normal commercial foods. Since cats are sometimes known to be fussy creatures, they may enjoy some of these recipes more than others. Feel free to experiment with ingredients, but avoid those human foods that are toxic to cats.
http://cats.about.com/cs/catfood/a/home_cooked.htm

A Guide to Safe VS Toxic "Table Scraps" for Cats
You may have forgotten that the gravy slathered over your Thanksgiving turkey used broth that was flavored with onion, among other things. While it is tasty and harmless to humans, onions are very toxic to cats. The following is a list of foods that cats should never eat:
Onions, Garlic, & Related Root Vegetables

Onions contain a substance (N-propyl disulphide) which destroys red blood cells in the cat, causing a form of anemia called Heinz body anemia. Garlic contains a similar substance in a lesser amount.

Tomatoes, Green (raw Potatoes)

These foods are members of the Solanaceae family of plants, which includes the Deadly Nightshade, and contain a bitter, poisonous alkaloid called Glycoalkaloid Solanine, which can cause violent lower gastrointestinal symptoms. The Feline Future web site offers a rare description of a cat which was close to death from ingesting just one cherry tomato (See the link on the sidebar).

Chocolate

It's becoming more widely known that chocolate is very toxic to both cats and dogs. Theobromine is the offending substance here. Janet Tobiassen Crosby, D.V.M. has an excellent article on the symptoms, effects, and treatment of chocolate toxicity.

Grapes and Raisins

These foods' toxicity has mainly been found in dogs, in quantities of varying amounts. The ASPCA advises: "As there are still many unknowns with the toxic potential of grapes and raisins, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center advises not giving grapes or raisins to pets in any amount." That's good enough for me.

Milk

Although milk is not toxic to cats, it may have adverse effects. Simply put, adult cats fed a nutritious diet don't need milk, and many cats are lactose-intolerant, which means that the lactose in milk and milk products produces stomach upset, cramps, and gassiness. If your cat loves milk, and begs for it, a small amount of cream may be okay, two or three times a week. (The more fat in the milk, the less lactose.) Another compromise is CatSip, a product made from skim milk with an enzyme added that helps the digestion of lactose. Catsip is available in supermarkets such as Safeway, Albertson's and A&P, as well as pet products chains, such as PetSmart and Petco.

These are the most commonly seen "people foods" that are potentially harmful to cats. The bottom link is to feed your cat nutritious food developed with his needs in mind and choose treats designed for cats instead of table scraps.

Source for more:  http://cats.about.com/cs/catfood/a/humanfood.htm

SORRY, don't mean to go off the main topic here, but in searching alternatives and finding these kinds of dangers, needed to expand this some.  Thanks....
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Thanks, I knew about some of those but not all.
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Ditto that.

WOW, more April 2, 2007
Pet treats recalled for salmonella contamination
Bacteria could also infect people who handle tainted jerky

Updated: 2:47 p.m. PT April 2, 2007
A pet food company announced Monday a nationwide recall of dog, cat and ferret treats that could be contaminated with salmonella. The bacteria could infect both animals and people handling the food.

The announcement is unrelated to the more extensive recall of melamine-tainted dog and cat food that led to kidney failure in pets around the country.

Eight in One Inc., a division of United Pet Group Inc., is recalling all packages of Dingo Chick’N Jerky, Dingo Kitty Chicken Jerky and Dingo Ferret Chicken Jerky.
Source for more:  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17919235/
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The worst part of this is being paranoid everytime that any of my animal friends get sick from anything, even hairballs.
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Again, thank you.  I'm SO with you, Stone, a dear friend just advised they lost their 8 year old Shephard.... and we just had to put down our Slinky (17 years old silver blue cat).  Will return when I regain composure,  not dealing well with the loss.
 
Missing him everywhere, Little Bear (his Bro) keeps looking for him, crying.  Amazing how bonded all things that know/feel love are; and how reliant we all are on "trusting"......
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I'm done with trust.  My old cat (have two little kittens too, but this guy is OLD) has been on a ham diet -- his favorite "treat" -- since this started.  

Ironically, he's been acting happier and healthier than normal since I started feeding him "table scraps."

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Astaec,

I am sorry to hear about your loss ='o(

Adam,

That is probably a good idea.
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Whew!  Such intensity.  You'd think after 17 years of preciousness, you'd savor the moments and embrace reality and the one fact we all share..... death is and follows us all around.  But they're all just words; until they squeeze your heart and let you know words are the fluff and feelings the gauge; the reality.... Life is and always was a tear amd a smile.  Me?  Tuning out a bit, kinda floatin' in salt.  

I'll be back to close.   Thanks for your participation, support, alignment and patience.
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The stress of reading that there are more recalls is almost too much anymore. Luckily, so far all the ones I have fed my aminals are safe <knock on head...umm...I mean wood>
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so sorry,, and a lot of students of Virginia are no longer with us either. I saw for both that politicians are invloved, with their own 'investigations' well-publicized (for votes). A quick check for links has the following, but I think the asker did a better job. So far, I've heard nothing in this quarter of illnesses, just greater concern for their pets. From the web (partial quotes, go there for more):


2007 recalls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pet_food

The 2007 North American pet food recalls involved the massive recall of many brands of cat and dog foods beginning in March 2007. The recalls came in response to reports of renal failure in pets consuming mostly wet pet foods made with wheat gluten from a single Chinese company, beginning in February 2007. After more than three weeks of complaints from consumers, the recall began voluntarily with the Canadian company Menu Foods on March 16, 2007, when a company test showed sickness and death in some of the test animals. Soon after, there were numerous media reports of animal deaths as a result of kidney failure, and several other companies who received the contaminated wheat gluten also voluntarily recalled dozens of pet food brands.

By the end of March ............................ (etc)


2007 North American pet food recall
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_North_American_pet_food_recall

Menu Foods acknowledges receiving the first complaints of sick pets on February 20. On February 27, the company began internal taste testing of its food.[8] The company conducts taste testing of its products quarterly, and the February testing was not a result of the received complaints. The company began to investigate a possible problem on March 2, when as many as 1 in 6 pets began to die after consuming products containing wheat gluten.[9] In mid-March, prior to the recall, Cornell University and a New York state-based testing facility received samples from Menu Foods for testing.[10][11]

On March 16, a full two weeks after confirmed animal deaths, Menu Foods issued a nation-wide recall
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http://www.lawyersandsettlements.com/articles/00764/pet-food-march.html
March Planned To Honor Pets That Died From Tainted Pet Food
April 17, 2007. By Heidi Turner

A nationwide memorial march is being planned in honor of the animals that died after eating contaminated pet food. The march is scheduled for April 28.
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You've so many q's, consider numbering them next time.

> Q. I’ve heard that the animals who died were participating in food tests. I find it disgusting to test the safety of food on live animals; what is the ASPCA’s position on this?


I approve, the little I know. Unlike tests to see what will kill them this is the dogs life, free food, everyone knows it is safe, but to just be sure, watch some eat and monitor prior to speading the stuff around the world.

Would you rather just rely upon trust? No testing at all?
> test the safety of food on live animals
er, <humour attempt> prefer testing on dead animals?

> What is the ASPCA’s position
er, meThinks those kinds of q'S need visitations to their own website

> Q. How safe is a raw food diet for pets?

I thought most owners, at least for dogs, prefer dried pet food as a rule. I don't recall yet some of their reasoning.

But I suspect that aside from budgetary reasons, if you toss a dog a slab of raw steak, and a cat a big (raw) fresh caught fish, you'll see some tail wagging by your best friends.
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Thank you.

News today, expanded recall...

Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall on Specific Venison Dog and Cat Food Products
Contact:
Consumer Inquiries:
(800) 829-4493
Media Inquiries:
Daniel Bernstein
310-275-0777

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Pacoima, CA -- April 17, 2007 -- Natural Balance, Pacoima, CA, is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall for all of its Venison dog products and the dry Venison cat food only, regardless of date codes. The recalled products include Venison and Brown Rice canned and bagged dog foods, Venison and Brown Rice dog treats, and Venison and Green Pea dry cat food. Recent laboratory results show that the products contain melamine. We believe the source of the melamine is a rice protein concentrate. Natural Balance has confirmed this morning that some production batches of these products may contain melamine.

The recall was prompted by consumer complaints received by Natural Balance involving a small number of cats and dogs that developed kidney failure after eating the affected product.

Dogs or cats who have consumed the suspect food and show signs of kidney failure (such as loss of appetite, lethargy and vomiting) should be seen by a veterinarian. We recommend our customers immediately stop feeding our recalled venison products regardless of date code and return unused product to their retailer for a full refund.

The products are packaged in bags, cans and zip lock treat bags and sold in pet specialty stores and PetCo nationally.
More here at the source:  http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/naturalbalance04_07.html
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Thanks, hes.

Also, sorry, Sunbow, missed this and don't know what you meant.... got the rest.
"You've so many q's, consider numbering them next time."

Contaminated Wheat gluton not alone, now rice proteins, this:
NEW YORK -- Wilbur-Ellis Co. said on Thursday it was voluntarily recalling all lots of a rice protein concentrate its feed division had shipped to pet-food manufacturers.   Source:
http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/financialpost/story.html?id=652a4274-b7a7-4e39-bc85-9eac6fbf128d&k=73784

AMAZING TO ME!  We first apparently have to lose our loved ones to bring focus to the realities; to retest and ensure safety of things approved preciously and/or within the realms of concurrence in terms of standards and/or requirements.  Apparently that once was the case (I hope) but no longer being honored .... and the contamination focus expands; lives lost we scream and we find.....  I've gotta wonder what else all of us have ingested and are ingesting withough FDA/other focus to ensure what once was safe still is.    

This appears to me as ..... ONLY THE BEGINNING!?  Sorry to sound so incredibly paranoid, but in the throes of loss.  Feeling that as we lose more and more of those who look to us as caretakers (as we lose more and more of our loved ones, we force our "protectors" to reassess and test our foods but in these cases, too late.  We do keep striving to provide our pets with the best, most nutritious and ofltentimes costly foods that we can provide (in trust) and then all of this.  

Of course my solution initially was to cook homemade goodies for our survivors .... but the more I learn, the more I find dangerous and potential killers to them.  Being an older member of society, I remember things that I once held as truths since found to be poisons.....  Example garlic!   A couple of decades back, learned that including garlic in pet food would curb/minimize flea/tick infestations which made sense, since once ingested would cast off a scent to keep them away.  Poisonous to dogs and cats, just like onions, salt, and many more 'normal' things we may have as table scraps.    Learned that a simple little cherry tomato killed a kitty and on it goes......  CAUTION continues.  I'm leaning towards carefully boiling chickens (removing all bones) and adding "ANY" safe vegie I can verify.

Pretty scary when mistrust, fear, concern take over sunshine, smiles and walks in the park ......
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It seems, for the moment anyway, that Purina products are safe, with only one exception, one specific type of Alpo canned food.
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> missed this and don't know what

Difference, from:

Q. What information can the ASPCA provide on the toxin that contaminated these products?

 to:

Q2. What information can the ASPCA provide on the toxin that contaminated these products?

Many look like pointed at ASPCA, many not, some Q's may not be addressed for being similar to others, and audience may only be able to do so many at a time.

Sorry to hear that it hit dry food as well. I have not kept up with news, but something is sorely amiss here.

Live by sea? Cheap fish market? Or is that contaminated now with too much mercury or something.        :(
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A good article from a vet.
http://www.petplace.com/dogs/pet-food-recall-food-causing-death-update-from-dr-jon/page1.aspx

Here is a complete list (so far =o/) in excel format - updated 20 April 07
http://www.fda.gov/ora/fed_state/recalls/Recall.xls
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Thank you thank you thank you.  Will keep open for a couple more weeks; to compile progress.
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Law makers are taking this issue very seriously indeed. Sanctions are being considered against FDA officials.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070425/hl_nm/petfood_congress_dc_1

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Even more recalls
ref - http://www.petplace.com/dogs/pet-food-recall-food-causing-death-update-from-dr-jon/page1.aspx
(there is an annoying subscribe pop-up here)


NEWLY RECALLED CAT FOODS

DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE CAT FOOD, NET WT. 3 LBS. and 7 LBS.; Code date: Best Used By March 13, 09

Natural Balance Pet Foods a 3oz and 6 oz Ocean Fish Canned Cat Formulas

Blue Buffalo Spa Select Hairball Control Oven Roasted Chicken 3oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Blue Buffalo Spa Select Kitten Recipe Oven Roasted Chicken 3oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Kitten Formula 5.5oz Cans 15 AUG 08 15 APR 09

Harmony Farms Country Chicken Entrée 3oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Natural Balance Ocean Fish Formula 3oz and 6 oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Kitten Formula 5.5 oz. cans

LICK YOUR CHOPS LAMB MEAL, RICE & EGG CAT FOOD, 4 LBS. packages,
Code date: Best Used By April 29, 08

All Cans of "Harmony Farms" cat food

All Cans of "Blue Spa Select" cat food


NEWLY RECALLED DOG FOODS and TREATS

DOCTORS FOSTER & SMITH CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD, NET WT. 5 LBS., 12.5 LBS, and 25 LBS; Code dates: Best Used By Jan 24, 09; Best Used By Feb 8, 09; Best Used By Feb 26, 09; Best Used By April 10, 09; Best Used By April 17, 09

All Cans of "Harmony Farms" dog food

All "Harmony Farms" dog treats

All Cans of "Blue" dog food

All "Blue" dog treats

Natural Balance Pet Foods Chicken Canned Dog Formula 13 oz

Natural Balance Pet Foods Beef Canned Dog Formula 13 oz

Natural Balance Pet Foods Lamb Canned Dog Formula 13 oz

LiveSmart Weight Management Formula

LiveSmart Adult - Chicken and Brown Rice

LiveSmart Senior - Chicken and Brown Rice

LiveSmart Puppy - Chicken and Brown Rice

LiveSmart Adult - Lamb and Brown Rice

Blue Buffalo Recalls Can and Biscuit Products

Diamond Lamb & Rice Formula for Dogs 13 oz. cans

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Puppy Formula 13 oz. cans

Bulk CHICKEN & BROWN RICE FORMULA ADULT LITE DOG FOOD sold to one consignee (SmartPak) in a 2000 lbs. tote, Ship date: Feb 9, 2007.

Blue Buffalo Beef Dinner 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Blue Buffalo Chicken Dinner 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Blue Buffalo Hearty Venison Dinner 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Blue Buffalo Lamb Dinner 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Blue Buffalo Salmon Dinner 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Blue Buffalo Turkey Meatloaf Dinner Cans 12.5oz AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Canine Caviar Gourmet Beaver 13.2oz Cans AUG 21 08 APR 15 09

Canine Caviar Gourmet Turkey 13.2oz Cans AUG 21 08 APR 15 09

Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Puppy Formula 13oz Cans 21 AUG 08 15 APR 09

Diamond Lamb & Rice 13oz Cans 21 AUG 09 15 APR 10

Harmony Farms Beef 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Harmony Farms Chicken 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Harmony Farms Lamb 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Harmony Farms Salmon 12.5oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Kirkland Signature Premium Dog 2-Flavor Variety Pack 14oz Cans (24-pack) AUG 21 08 APR 15 09

Mulligan Stew Chicken 13.2oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Mulligan Stew Turkey 13.2oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Natural Balance Beef Formula 13oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Natural Balance Chicken Formula 13oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Natural Balance Lamb Formula 13oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice 13oz Cans AUG 21 09 APR 15 10

Natural Balance Venison & Brown Rice Formula Baked Dog Treats 14oz AUG 21 07 APR 15 08

Blue Buffalo Health Bars Baked With Apples & Yogurt Dog Treats 20oz AUG 21 07 APR 15 08
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Thank you everyone.
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by:Bob Stone
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Luckily (for me anyway) all the latest additions are off-brand names, most of which I have never heard of.

Thanks for the points =o)

My deepest sympathies for anyone who lost a beloved animal to this mess. ='o(
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Thank you
Sorry I missed you when you were here in VA but as it turns out the race was rain delayed until Sunday anyway so we couldn't have made it.
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by:Asta Cu
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We lost our Goldie boy too!  I'm not OK about any of this, sure, slinky was 17 (a good long life, but vibrant and fine a week earlier), then after burying him, Goldie started to exhibit illness.  Was not hungry (a gigantic rarety for him), no energy, thirsty, etc.  Since we've been feeling OK about not having fed them these specific foods, and working to stay up with things, felt they weren't poisoned with these tainted foods, yet they're gone.  Goldie's age is unknown, like the others, were rescued by us so unclear.  But he's been our boy for some years....  it'll take some time before I feel right with the world.  All way too!

Thanks for the caring, the support and for helping us all try and save our furry ones.

Teary for a spell, but grateful.

VA was so beautiful, we were there only such a short time and as it was, not really enough time to embrace all those we love enough.  Go figure,  miss home when you're gone, miss all the other stuff when you're home.  One day we'll figure out this teleportation thingie.

Hugs,
Asta
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by:SunBow
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Thnks,,,
> One day we'll figure out this teleportation thingie.

And go get real food, un-pre-packaged
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How awful for you, Asta that you lost Goldie boy too. I know its not ok, and you need time to grieve. But I do hope you will think about adopting again. Of course you can never replace Goldie and Slinky, but wouldn’t it be nice to build a new connection with other animals in need of a home and a loving owner?

I’m sure you’re beset with remorse, but please realize you are not to blame. This question is a testament to the fact you are a good and caring pet owner, and that your concern for animals’ well-being extends well beyond your immediate influence. I hope you would consider extending that compassion to yet another furry friend. I know my words are ineloquent, but the sentiment is sincere. I have no doubt the relationship will be mutually beneficial.

For anyone interred in alternative pet foods, I think I’ve found some good resources on homemade meals for cats and dogs:

http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/jesse.htm
http://www.vin.com/VINDBPub/SearchPB/Proceedings/PR05000/PR00001.htm
http://www.api4animals.org/articles?p=360&more=1cat=26
http://dog-care.suite101.com/article.cfm/homemade_dog_food

Best whishes, all!
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Sweet, thank you bunches!

When you said " do hope you will think about adopting again. Of course you can never replace Goldie and Slinky, but wouldn’t it be nice to build a new connection with other animals in need of a home and a loving owner .... you're right on!  Was born with cats in my life, and will always have methinks.  We still have our 19 year old Little Bear, and Grey Guy who was left to fend for himself, and somehow lived out and about homeless for 2 years until he finally trusted us and subsequently adpoted us.  He was declawed and left.  Hateful stuff some would-be humanoids can do.  Thanks for thinking as you do, Analog_Kid , about the caring and compassion that you also feel.  That's heartwarming.

In fact, this whole thread has been great!

":0)  Asta

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Sweet, kb.
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