Hopefully by now y'all have heard about the dog food recall. This one is pretty serious as animals are getting sick and dying, mostly from kidney failure. The cause of the problems is unknown at this time, but the brand list was published this morning. I was surprised to see Nutro included on the list of foods with problems. Since I know some of you feed Nutro, I wanted to make sure you are aware.
Here's the list of brands:
http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product dog.html
Here's the story:
http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Press Recall 03162007.pdf

And for those of you with cats:
cat.html
Scary stuff.

Lynne
Hopefully by now y'all have heard about the dog food recall. This one is pretty serious as animals are getting ... brands: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product dog.html Here's the story: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/Press Recall 03162007.pdf And for those of you with cats: http://www.menufoods.com/recall/product cat.html Scary stuff.

Really. Makes you wonder, too, is the food packaged under all these brands essentially the same?
FurPaw

My family values don't involve depleted uranium.
To reply, unleash the dog.
Makes you wonder, too, is the food packaged under all these brands essentially the same?

It makes me wonder whether they all use some sort of additive that was produced by the same manufacturer. So, if they all add some the same sort of oil, for instance, and that was the bad component, it would make more sense than assuming that all the food formulations were the same. Could be the same sort of preservative or dye.

That would also help explain why cat foods were also recalled.
I have to assume what Montana said is true of the recalled dog foods that have allegedly caused kidney failure in some dogs and cats. It has got to be some common product used by all of the dog food manufacturers on the list. If it is some preservatice or oil I wonder why they do not name it. I would be mighty P.O. to think I had been paying big bucks for some of the high dollar brands if the cheap-o products contained the same mixture.
I have used Purina for years except when I was trying to put weight on a dog in conformation. It has worked well for my dogs they are almost
14 and 15.I am so sorry for the people and animals effected.
Be Free..Judy
I have to assume what Montana said is true of the recalled dog foods that have allegedly caused kidney failure ... my dogs they are almost 14 and 15. I am so sorry for the people and animals effected. Be Free..Judy

I just checked several cans of dog food I had purchased from Safeway (Priority Brand), and Food Lion. Most had dates earlier than those affected, but one Food Lion Lamb and Rice cuts in gravy has a date of Dec
14 09, while the list goes to Dec 13, and then starts again in January. Iuse the canned food sparingly, to mix with Muttley's usual kibble, but probably even small amounts may be toxic. There was another recall of dry food a little over a year ago for Diamond brand, also for Aflatoxin which is similar to the Vomitoxin that was responsible for a recall in Nature's Recipe in 1995. It is a fungus that forms on grains. Some interesting (although probably slanted) information is on this website for an independent manufacturer:
http://aplus-flint-river-ranch.com/define-diamond-recall.php

It was interesting to learn that some dogs refused to eat the tainted food, but were then tricked into eating it by mixing it with treats or other savory food.
I am somewhat hesitant to feed the can that has a date so close to the affected ones, as well as the others that are also close to the listed dates. I would need strong assurances that they were safe. It would probably be best to get my money back and feed homecooked food. I have been getting meat ends of smoked turkey, ham, and beef from an Amish market for only $1.00 a pound, and I have been eating much of it myself in soups, mixed with inexpensive, nutritious, and safe brown rice, barley and beans. Muttley enjoys my cooking, so maybe I'll stay clear of cheap canned foods. They're probably all just as liable to be tainted.

Thanks for the warning.
Paul and Muttley
We need to take action and get to the bottom of this pet food recall, and more specifically we need to get someone to confess to what has happened here and what is still going on. We need to force someone to answer this: Was that recalled pet food made from wheat gluten imported through Manildra Mills from Australia, and did that wheat gluten contain any amount of Fenitrothion and/or other pesticides, and whether that same wheat gluten has gotten into our human food supply. And you need to find out if the FDA allows Fenitrothion contaminated wheat gluten from Australia into your foods, assuming that it is okay so long as good business practices are followed and the poisonous gluten is mixed with wheat to dilute it first before YOU eat it too. ?