Status on Pet Food Recall ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Monday, October 1, 2007

Status on Pet Food Recall

A 30 percent increase in kidney failure among cats during the three months of recall has been recorded by Banfield, The Pet Hospital. The analysis suggests that out of every 10,000 cats and dogs seen in Banfield clinics, three developed kidney failure during the time pet food contaminated with melamine, a chemical used to make plastic kitchenware, countertops, fertilizers and flame retardants, was on the market. About 1 million dogs and cats have been seen during this pet food recall period. In the three weeks since the first pet food was recalled, Banfield vets have examined 1,605 cats and dogs reported to have eaten the recalled food. That is less than 1 percent of pets examined. Six of those animals, five cats and one dog, have died.

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