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Happytraveler

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Posted: 03/18/07 07:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I went to Ralph's Market yesterday and went down the pet section. There were two employee's removing all the the IAMS and Eukanuba can pet food. I was kind of curious to see if they still had the can food on the shelves.


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Posted: 03/18/07 09:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lilhowlinwolf wrote:

CA POPPY wrote:

IAMS and Eukanuba do indeed make "wet" food.


Unfortunately Iams does not make it's own "wet" food - that's why it's part of the recall. Menu makes it for them and 39 other labels. Makes you wonder why you laid out the extra $$$ doesn't it.


Absolutely right - thanks for correcting my error. I guess with all the marketing brainwashing, even when we know that, we still misspeak.

So sorry to hear that some are seeing signs of illness in their pets. Interesting also, as CA POPPY mentioned, my boxer-dog likes IAMS dry (lamb & rice only), but gave me the "fisheye" when I tried to feed him IAMS canned cuts and gravy - that's why it was still in my cabinet. He still gets some dry, some canned (Pedigree), homemade broth, rice, veggies, etc. but will not touch IAMS canned. Appears he may, as suspected, be smarter than I am.


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Posted: 03/18/07 09:18am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yesterday we went to the pet store to get more food for our dog, and bought the Nutro packets. Read the recall info this morning and discovered the brand we bought is on the list, but the dates are prior to the recall dates. The original article said that wheat gluten was the suspect but hadn't been confirmed. Wheat gluten is supposed to be a source of protein and is the third item on the contents. Now our delima is.... do we take it back for a refund or assume it should be safe?

I too feel like we are being ripped off. We think we are getting a better product by going to the pet store, only to find out the cheap stuff is being manufactured by the same company as the expensive foods.


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Posted: 03/18/07 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anybody with some experience about Dick Van Patten's Natural Balance dry food.. I think I am becoming nervous about Eukanuba also.. I always fed my dogs dry food.. But I am starting to get my doubts about these corrupt practices with the BIG NAMES..(4d food, etc.. give me a break..)

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Posted: 03/18/07 01:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Now that I think about it, when we took the IAMS "cuts in gravy" cans back to PetsMart in December, the clerk told us that IAMS had recently "changed their formula" and they'd had a lot of it returned. It must be that some dogs were refusing it. The reports I've heard state that ten cats died of kidney failure, but no reports of dog fatalities. You have to wonder, though.

Our dogs' main food is a kibble not on the list of recall companies, but we'd use an occasional small can of IAMS when I don't have home-cooked chicken for them. Darn, this is like messing with baby food. I hope somebody does an in-depth study on the pet food industry.


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Posted: 03/18/07 01:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My Aunt used to feed her Great Pyr - Iams Lamb & Rice, because the vet told her it was for animals that were allergic to poultry products. The dog loved it until about a year ago, when Iams changed their formula and the vet told her to avoid Iams. He then advised Purina's new "One" and the dog never leaves the bowl till it's empty!

I saw something the other day about phenobarbitol being in pet foods. That's usually reserved for seizures.


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Posted: 03/18/07 03:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think i will start making my own dog food. I have a small Chi and feeding her Nutro Natural Choice. I don't have any that is on the recall list,but now i will not give it to her.

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Posted: 03/18/07 03:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

darr wrote:

I think i will start making my own dog food. I have a small Chi and feeding her Nutro Natural Choice. I don't have any that is on the recall list,but now i will not give it to her.


Darr, do you mean you are going to stop feeding the food she's used to? Talk to your vet first, but toy breed dogs don't do well with sudden changes in diet. If there is not a good reason to stop the Nutro Natural Choice, I wouldn't take it away from her all at once. Your call, of course, but I think we have to not panic.

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Posted: 03/19/07 06:30am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have used Wysong food for over 18 years
ck out their website and look for pet food ( as they do people products also)
Wysong.net
THeir food is organic and no preservatives and no fillers
You can order from them an there are distributors all over the country


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Posted: 03/19/07 11:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

lilhowlinwolf wrote:

I saw something the other day about phenobarbitol being in pet foods. That's usually reserved for seizures.
It's also used to euthanize animals.

Mark

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Food and Drug Administration/Center for ........ the risk from pentobarbital in dog food

CVM scientists, as part of their investigation, developed a test to detect dog and cat DNA in the protein of the dog food. All samples from the most recent dog food survey (2000) that tested positive for pentobarbital, as well as a subset of samples that tested negative, were examined for the presence of remains derived from dogs or cats. The results demonstrated a complete absence of material that would have been derived from euthanized dogs or cats. The sensitivity of this method is 0.005% on a weight/weight basis; that is, the method can detect a minimum of 5 pounds of rendered remains in 50 tons of finished feed. Presently, it is assumed that the pentobarbital residues are entering pet foods from euthanized, rendered cattle or even horses.



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