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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....  

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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://newscenter.purina.com/2007-03-16-Purina-to-Voluntarily-Withdraw-Mighty-Dog-5-3-Ounce-Pouch-Products-in-Response-to-Menu-Foods-Recall

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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 ...
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