Jump to content
Sheri257 Sheri257 (New Member) New Member

My Dog Is Sick from the Pet Food Recall !!!

Pets   (7,414 Views 75 Comments)
10,319 Visitors; 423 Posts
If you find this topic helpful leave a comment.

You are reading page 6 of My Dog Is Sick from the Pet Food Recall !!!. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

(((((((Lizz)))))))

I'm so sorry. It's so very heartbreaking losing a furbaby. I pray God gives you peace and comfort.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found this information about melamine, the contaminant that's killing all of these animals ...

Animal studies have shown that ingestion of melamine may lead to kidney stones, cancer or reproductive damage.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine

Meanwhile, a major, nationwide veterinarian chain is now reporting that kidney failure in cats is up 30 percent ...

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070410/UPDATE/704100422/1020

My oncologist did say that cats and certain breeds of dogs (mine included, unfortunately) are more susceptible to kidney disease so ... the fact that cat kidney failure is way up in just the last three months tells me that this carcinogen has got to be a factor ...

And yet another U.S. company has had to recall their food ... there doesn't seem to be any end in sight with the recalls.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,267560,00.html

Since my baby died of kidney cancer ... I still think they killed him. It's possible that he would have gotten sick anyway but ... this certainly didn't help.

I wish I had cooked my own dog food from the beginning. Maybe my baby would still be alive today. It makes me physically ill to think my baby's suffering could have been prevented.

If I had only known what a scam this was ... I hope all of these companies go bankrupt over this.

:angryfire :angryfire :angryfire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

He was in really bad shape, losing control of his bowels, etc. and he really seemed to be suffering so ... we euthanized him today. I feel such deep sadness. I thought I'd have another ten years with him at least. He was only eight years old.

:(

{{{{{{{{Lizz}}}}}}}}} I'm sorry :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

(((((((Lizz))))))) I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved baby. It's totally unconsciousable. I so feel for you. I have lost a cat and several dogs over my lifetime and it's truely losing a piece of yourself and of your family. Hang to the thought you will see your precious baby again. (((((((Hugs)))))))

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lizz I am so sorry. Having 2 cats and a dog, I know your pain. This situation is just unbelievably horrid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lizz,

I am so sorry for your family's loss. We lost one of our fur babies this past Fall after an extended illnesses. Some people just don't get that furbabies are just that, our children. We love them just as much as we would love a skin baby and are equally as committed to them. After my baby's death we had alot of his medical bills to deal with so now I have pet insurance. I would recommend you look into it for the future just in case. I use Petsbest now and they are great but there are many out there, another one is VPI. As for food, I think you are doing the right thing for your remaining babies by cooking it. I used to. Now I use Eaglepack Holistic that has no fillers and only human grade ingrediants. Very expensive, but my dogs and cats love it and I don't have to worry about contaminants from china. Again, I am so sorry for your loss. I know exactly how you feel. You did everything you could for your little baby and I'm sure he knows that.

Dee

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lizz, I too am sorry this happened.

It is worse to think it maybe could have been the food.

Your dog had the best life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Now I use Eaglepack Holistic that has no fillers and only human grade ingrediants.

Well ... that's what I was told when we switched food after the recalls first became public. Two vets told us the new food was also safe but now ... THAT food is also under recall ...

So I don't trust any of them. One of my vets is so frustrated with the whole thing that he's now telling all of his clients to cook their own food.

:angryfire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well ... it was cancer: lymphoma of the kidneys which had metastasized. Usually lymphoma is treatable with chemotherapy but, in the kidneys the prognosis is very bad even if it's caught very early. The oncologist didn't think chemotherapy would help and, would probably worsen his suffering.

He was in really bad shape, losing control of his bowels, etc. and he really seemed to be suffering so ... we euthanized him today. I feel such deep sadness. I thought I'd have another ten years with him at least. He was only eight years old.

This particular vet doesn't think it was the food recall but, I've been reading that some of the contaminants were carcinogens so ... who knows. If it wasn't the food then ... the timing is uncanny.

Thanks for everyone's support and concern.

:(

I was following this thread, and just hopeing for the best, I am soooo very sorry :o

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
After my baby's death we had alot of his medical bills to deal with so now I have pet insurance. I would recommend you look into it for the future just in case. I use Petsbest now and they are great but there are many out there, another one is VPI.

Yeah but, I've heard many stories of pet insurance not paying claims. It's also been awhile since I've researched it but ... if I recall correctly, pet insurance is not regulated like other kinds of insurance.

Does anybody have any experience with pet insurance? If so, did they pay your claims? How much was the deductible? Did you think it was worth it?

:typing

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lizz, I'm so sorry.

Years ago I bought a policy for my cats from a company that came highly recommended.....can't remember the name now, though. I ended up dropping it because it did not pay for routine stuff at all.....checkups, vax, etc. It only paid for emergencies and in my naiivite I thought an emergency would never hit my pets. And the premiums were high. It's a good thing to have if you are facing thousands of dollars in vet bills, but you have to weigh the value against the cost of the premiums.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
×

This site uses cookies. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Read our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies to learn more.