update : emergency pet food recall
In a recall spanning three countries on the north american continent. The pet foods contain a contaminant that causes kidney failure in both dogs and cats. Kidney failure is fatal. The FDA has received more than 1,000 animal fatality reports in the U.S. to date. Recalled brands so far include :
CAT FOOD BRANDS  : Americas Choice, Preferred Pets, Authority, Best Choice, Companion, Compliments, Demoulas Market Basket, Eukanuba, Fine Feline Cat, Food Lion, Foodtown, Giant Companion, Hannaford, Hill Country Fare, Hy-Vee, Iams, Laura Lynn, Li’l Red, Loving Meals, Meijer’s Main Choice, Nutriplan, Nutro Max Gourmet Classics, Nutro Natural Choice, Paws, Pet Pride, Presidents Choice, Price Chopper, Priority US, Save-A-Lot, Schnucks, Science Diet Feline Savory Cuts Cans, Sophistacat, Special Kitty Canada, Special Kitty US, Springfield Prize, Sprout, Stop & Shop Companion, Tops Companion, Wegmans, Weis Total Pet, Western Family US, White Rose, Winn Dixie.
DOG FOOD BRANDS  : Americas Choice, Preferred Pets, Authority, Award, Best Choice, Big Bet, Big Red, Bloom, Wegmans Bruiser, Cadillac, Companion, Demoulas Market Basket, Eukanuba, Food Lion, Giant Companion, Great Choice, Hannaford, Hill Country Fare, Hy-Vee, Iams, Laura Lynn, Loving Meals, Meijers Main Choice, Mighty Dog Pouch, Mixables, Nutriplan, Nutro Max, Nutro Natural Choice, Nutro Ultra, Nutro, Ol’Roy Canada, Ol’Roy US, Paws, Pet Essentials, Pet Pride – Good n Meaty, Presidents Choice, Price Chopper, Priority Canada, Priority US, Publix, Roche Brothers, Save-A-Lot, Schnucks, Shep Dog, Springsfield Prize, Sprout, Stater Brothers, Stop & Shop Companion, Tops Companion, Weis Total Pet, Western Family US, White Rose, Winn Dixie, Your Pet
THE LIST OF BRAND NAMES AND PRODUCTS EFFECTED IS EXPANDING DAILY. The contaminated food source originated with Menu Foods, a Canadian pet food manufacturer that supplies pet food ingredients and product for internationally based commercial pet food labels. Distribution includes all of North America including Canada and the U.S. and Mexico.
REPORTED PROBLEM LOTS ARE DATED BETWEEN DECEMBER 3, 2006 AND MARCH 6, 2007. Emphasized food lots include “cuts and gravy” style pet food in cans and pouches.
OTHER IMPORTANT ONLINE SOURCES OF INFORMATION :
IF YOU HAVE RECALLED PET FOOD a Pet Connection PDF sites advice from Dr. Marty Becker :
“Has your pet eaten any of it? If so, call your veterinarian right away even if your pet seems fine,” says Dr. Becker. “Sometimes a pet will look just fine on the outside, but what’s happening on the inside may be an entirely different story. Discuss with your vet whether your pet should have a diagnostic test of kidney function to catch any problem before it’s life-threatening.”
“Today’s tests no longer have to have a pet in renal failure before a problem can be caught. Making sure there’s no problem is an investment in your pet’s health and in your peace of mind,” he says.
If you have a recalled product in your home and your pet hasn’t had any, return it to the place of purchase. Most have indicated they will refund consumer’s money. Contact the store or the company for assistance.
DO NOT JUST THROW THIS STUFF IN THE TRASH. Especially if packaging is open or can be opened by an animal. Strays and other animals sometimes go through trash. Renal Failure is a bad death. Strays and other animals do not deserve that death or need to get poisoned either.
INFO ON CANINE RENAL FAILURE :
INFO ON FELINE RENAL FAILURE :
IF YOU ARE WONDERING just why any of this matters so much to the celluloid blonde chick? Um. Gee. NONE OF YOUR FUCKING BUSINESS.
Now go save some four footed kids. That means —
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author’s note : okay it does not happen often but i am actually using my powers for good here, which scares me just as much as you
EDITED MARCH 23 TO INCLUDE : POOKS ON CAUSES, THE CHINESE & WALMART
EDITED MARCH 24 TO INCLUDE : UPDATE II : EMERGENCY PET FOOD RECALL
EDITED MARCH 30 TO INCLUDE : UPDATE III : EMERGENCY PET FOOD RECALL
EDIT 04.02.07 : If you are looking for a list of foods that is safe for dogs and cats, and that list is shrinking daily, I do not have that list but NATURA FOODS FOR DOGS AND CATS APPEAR SAFE