petfood recall

  1. www.menufoods.com

    There has been a massive recall on cat and dog foods manufactured by this company. It makes MANY different brands, so please check. Dogs and cats have been getting sick from kidney failure from eating the tainted food and some have died. Only wet foods seem to apply. Good thing my kitties only eat dry Kirkland (costco brand) cat food.
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   TazziRN
    My MIL had to return her cat food because of this.
  4. by   Reno1978
    I have a product that was part of the recall, but the production #'s aren't in the range in the recall....nonetheless, I only had one can left and chucked it. He really likes his dry food now.
  5. by   nursemary9
    Thanks, Adrien

    We read about this & checked all of our food, since we did buy from some of the retailers they mention.

    We didn't have any of the food in question.

    What an awful thing to happen; they showed a woman and her cat on the news--the cat ended up with reanal failure & had to be put down. How sad.
    The cat was not very old, either, not that that makeds a difference.

    I hope everyone else's furbabies are safe.

    Mary Ann
  6. by   adrienurse
    yeah I saw the same newsclip with the beautiful apricot kitty. I'm totally desensitized to human suffering (good or bad thing?) but see an animal suffering and I cry.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Quote from adrienurse
    yeah I saw the same newsclip with the beautiful apricot kitty. I'm totally desensitized to human suffering (good or bad thing?) but see an animal suffering and I cry.
    Yeah, I'm pretty much the same way.

    Sure glad I bought only the Iams dry food for my dog and cats.........I heard about this while I was up in Washington, and called my husband frantically to find out if any of them were sick. They weren't, and thankfully they continue to be fine; but I've had so much happen in the past week that all I need is one more thing to go sideways and I'm afraid I'm gonna lose it!!:uhoh21:

    Sheesh, you trust a product for years, and then something like this happens......it's awful.
  8. by   sunnyjohn
    What's so weird is that the contamination runs the gammet.

    Some of the food is high end and some is less expensive.

    My cat usually gets Innova, Wellness dry and Merrick's wet.

    She will be on a dry food diet with bits of home cooked tuna/salmon until this mess blows over.
  9. by   adrienurse
    just goes to show you there is no such thing as a difference between so called high end pet foods and generic brands. They're all made at the same place just labelled differently.
  10. by   CRNI-ICU20
    They said today that they were unable (the food makers) to isolate the cause of the contamination....they said there wasn't anything in the food that would cause renal failure..
    uh huh...
    I hope vets are taking plenty of tissue, blood, and organ samples.....it might be good to compare them across the board with all the affected animals...
    I wonder what the contaminate is?
    It is only in the wet type foods...
  11. by   oramar
    I have notified friends and family about this. You would not believe that some people including my daughter had not heard. Lucky, so far everyone I have talked to has pets on dry food only. I saw a local person who HAD five cats. Two of them are dead already and the other three have blood work that indicates they are in renal failure. This person had a three year old with her that was petting the cats who were still alive. I felt so bad because it is so hard to explain things to kids that age.
  12. by   Hoozdo
    I lost a dear kittie about 2 years ago from sudden renal failure. This really makes me wonder.....They get IAMS dry and Special Kitty wet. About 4 years ago I also lost a cat to kidney failure, but I am sure it was diabetic related.

    I have two dogs also that get IAMS dry and Ol Roy wet. None of my food is in the lot numbers, but the brands sure are!

    Does anyone have recommendations on SAFE wet cat food and dog food. I don't really care if it is expensive, just safe!
  13. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from Hoozdo
    I lost a dear kittie about 2 years ago from sudden renal failure. This really makes me wonder.....They get IAMS dry and Special Kitty wet. About 4 years ago I also lost a cat to kidney failure, but I am sure it was diabetic related.

    I have two dogs also that get IAMS dry and Ol Roy wet. None of my food is in the lot numbers, but the brands sure are!

    Does anyone have recommendations on SAFE wet cat food and dog food. I don't really care if it is expensive, just safe!


    Wellness or Innova is safe. My cat like wet Merricks, but she only gets that on Sunday. It looks like people food and smells yummy (Yes, I've been tempted! LOLOLOL!)

    Not all foods are the same. I was one of those that did not believe in expensive cat foods, but I bought a bag when I first got my cat from the pound. My vet was great because he counsels petowners to read the ingredient labels JUST like we do for our own food.


    My cat's food is just a wee bit more costly than the cheap brands but I save in vet bills. She never throws up.
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I would ask my veterinarian about this myself. I never use wet food, so I can't help you, sorry.

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