Nationwide Recall of Pet Food ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Nationwide Recall of Pet Food

A nationwide recall of pet food produced by Menu Foods was announced Saturday involving brands like, Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. According to the Associated Press, an unknown number of cats and dogs had suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the pet food. One Amador County resident said that number raised to 11 when her 4-year-old cat, Kaydee Mae, was put to sleep March 12 because of kidney failure. In January one woman’s cat became less playful and started to act sick. The cat constantly drank water and was constantly peeing. After her veterinarian conducted tests, it was determined that the cause was 90 percent kidney failure. Symptoms for pet owners to watch for include vomiting, diarrhea, lack of appetite, excessive urination, excessive drinking, weight loss, lethargy and dehydration, according to Foothill Veterinary Clinic Receptionist Wendy Harrington. It is estimated that the recall would cost the company, which is mostly owned by the Menu Foods Income Fund, an estimated $26 million to $34 million.

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