Dog Food Recall Not First to Kill
The nationwide recall, not so
long ago, of dog food manufactured by Menu Foods is not a first. The Menu dog food recall followed reports
of kidney failure in dogs due to wheat gluten being tainted by aminopterin, a rodent poison. The FDA has been
conducting and investigation.
In fact, The FDA reported
that at least seventy six dogs, nationally, died after eating contaminated dog food manufactured by another
company, Diamond Foods, in 2006.
As a result, a dog food
recall of Diamond’s products ensued of nineteen types of dog and cat food which were found to have high levels
of a toxic chemical called aflatoxin. This toxic chemical can cause debilitating liver damage to dogs and is
found in fungus on certain grains. Grains are a popular filler in
commercial dog food.
The FDA and the South
Carolina Department of Agriculture launched investigations. The tainted dog food was believed to have been
exported to Europe as well.
Another similarity to the
Menu Foods case was the promise of both manufacturers to pay
for illness related veterinary bills for dogs that had eaten the contaminated dog food. Of course, that is
little consolation to a dog “family” that loses its friend to an awful death after
ingesting tainted commercial dog food.
As in the case of the Menu
Foods dog food recall, consumers were warned to cease feeding their dogs the contaminated dog food and return
unused dog food to the dog food retailer.
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If these cases don’t shock
dog guardians into action then it we don’t know what will.
Commercial dog food is one of
the most suspect products sold worldwide to unsuspecting dog owners. Full of fillers, preservatives and products
unfit for human consumption; much of the packaged commercial dog food is simply junk.
If you have any doubt about
this, here are a few of the “ingredients” found in some commercial dog foods:
downed and euthanized animals, toxic chemicals such as the euthanizing agent injected at dog shelters, blood,
feathers, undeveloped eggs and diseased carcasses.
We implore every dog owner to
read the label of the commercial dog food they buy. Research the meaning of terms such as by products and meal
Make a mental note of the
fact that the first listed items on a label are the dominant ingredients, the product that you are feeding your
dog to keep him healthy, or will it make him sick and shorten his life?
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