Alert! Mass recall of dog and cat food after pets suffer.

This is one of those scary stories animal lovers dread:

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pet owners were worried Saturday that the pet food in their cupboards could be deadly after millions of containers of dog and cat food sold at major retailers across North America were recalled.

Menu Foods — a major manufacturer of dog and cat food sold under Wal-Mart, Safeway, Kroger and other store brands — recalled 60 million containers of wet pet food Friday after reports of kidney failure and deaths.

An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, the company said in announcing the North American recall.

Product testing has not revealed a link explaining the reported cases of illness and death, the company said.

“At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened,” said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer.

You can read a full article, including affected brands, here.

Luna's brand did appear on the list! But according to both Menu Foods and the brand, the recall only affects wet food in cans and pouches, not dry food (aka “crunchies”). So I think she's OK. But we're going to stay on top of this in case the affected types of food and lots increases (remember the E. Coli outbreak for human vegetables last fall).

One thought on “Alert! Mass recall of dog and cat food after pets suffer.

  1. I sure hope they find out what it was in the pet food that made animals sick or die, and find the cause.

    It makes me very 🙁 to think of how many animals got sick and died, and how the owners must have felt.

    Glad you posted this article. Might save some animals. Thank you.

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