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Important: Recall for dog and cat food
Old 03-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #11
 
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Cats need wet food too, in fact I think dogs too, but I dont really like dogs so I havent bothered researching them.
Eagle Pack is really good for your dogs, they may sell cat food as well. We get it from the feed store for my dog, and he has gotten a bit fat, but he is doing a lot better physically (he is old.) For cats, I didnt check to see if Sheba is on there, but I have always liked giving it to my kitties.

EDIT: Sheba isnt on there :D I feed our barn cat Priority, I have noticed a change in her. Lordie I think I may have to take her to the vet :(
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:53 PM   #12
 
dogs dont require wet food as long as you give them lots of water, but that doesnt mean you shouldnt :)
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:55 PM   #13
 
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well dogs and cats are omnivores.... [/qoute]

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I don´t know how it is with dogs, I never had one, but I know that cats aren´t omnivores.
What made you think that ?
hmm, does omnivore mean NEEDS both meat and vegetable matter or WILL EAT both meat and vegetable matter?

if its NEEDS then i cant comment but if its WILL EAT then dogs are definitely omnivores. mine especially loves chunks of raw carrots

as for pegigree, i have always fed it, and my mum always feeds it in her boarding kennels and all dogs seem to get on very well. luckily for me that means mine isnt on the list. i think sometimes it can be to do with what they were brought up on as a puppy as to what they will do well on when theyre older but im not sure
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Old 03-19-2007, 09:48 PM   #14
 
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dogs dont require wet food as long as you give them lots of water, but that doesnt mean you shouldnt :)
Ah ok, thank you!
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Old 03-19-2007, 11:14 PM   #15
 
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wait does this include eukaneba for dogs??
Yes, Eukanuba has also been included. I was shocked to read the newspaper yesterday. There are lots of complaints from some pet owners whose cats and dogs have been refusing to eat other foods as a result of being too used to the pet food products which were recalled by various companies.

Expect more complaints soon enough if the pets weren't indeed used to eating other foods.:(
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Old 03-23-2007, 04:25 PM   #16
 
Some areas offer free food do the the issue from sponsors.

They have discovered there was rat poison in the food.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070323/...et_food_recall

Apparently 15 cats and one dog the company has confirmed deaths of. :(

My dogs never ate that anyway.



As far as dog foods go I can recommend:

Natural Balance

The Natura food brands- Innova and Innova EVO

Wellness by Old Mother Hubard is good
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:22 AM   #17
 
The 15 cats and one dog deaths are all they are admitting to. I believe the true numbers are way, way higher. I know of at least 2 deaths in our small town.

I am really shocked to, as I always believed that Nutro was a premium food and have fed it to my cat in the past. Well, tried to, he wouldn't eat their wet food. Actually the only wet food the fussy little man will eat is fancy feast...basically kitty junk food...but his dry kibble is Wellness so his diet isnt' all bad. He's 15, but his kidneys are starting to fail, so am extra glad I wasn't feeding him any of the recalled stuff, because he'd have been a gonner for sure. His mother is 20 btw, and lives with my Mother.

I sure hope they can figure out how the rat poison got into the foods and can prevent it from happening again.
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Old 03-24-2007, 02:43 PM   #18
 
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I sure hope they can figure out how the rat poison got into the foods and can prevent it from happening again.
I think it was "incidental" transfer from the storage where the wheat was stored to keep the rats off the wheat. Not sure if the poison was thrown directly into the silos or not.
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:37 PM   #19
 
Just wanted to let everyone know the recall became wider again yesterday, you can find a full list at menu foods website.

Vets are suprised with the low numbers of pets that have been confirmed, the number is expected to grow a lot. :( Cats are more likely to be effected do to their lower body weight.
If I had any of the food even not within the date range I'd recommended returning it.

The recall effects only United States and Canada.
All cuts and gravy style food have been recalled.

There are many more reports of pet death and sickness
here's a full article:
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aF8tMnC47qwI


As far as the rat posion goes atleast in the United States it's not used at rat posion.

However apparently they do in China use it as rat posion.

The name of the posion is: Aminopterin
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Old 03-25-2007, 03:10 AM   #20
 
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i am so happymy dogs eat table scraps
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