NOTE: THIS WARNING CONCERNS WET FOOD ONLY. DRY PET FOODS ARE NOT AFFECTED!
I know this isn’t fitness or personal finance related, but I know some of you are dog and cat lovers, so I just wanted to remind you all that the Menu Foods list of recalled wet dog and cat foods sold in cans and foil pouches has been published. According to news reports, wet food produced in the Menu Foods plants between December 3, 2006 and March 6, 2007 may be responsible for kidney failure and vomiting in dogs and cats, including 10 reported deaths. Menu Foods manufactures wet foods for over 20 private label pet food companies in the U.S., including premium brands such as Iams, Eukanuba, Nutro, and Authority as well as many store brands.
Please check the lists below AND visit the web site of your wet pet food manufacturer even if your pet’s brand is not on the list. Proctor and Gamble’s two affected brands, Iams and Eukanuba, are not included in the lists but the company’s web site has a voluntary recall notice posted. I also checked out Purina’s site (parent company for the Friskies sliced chicken in gravy food that I feed my cats as a very limited treat), and discovered that yet another brand that wasn’t on the Menu Foods list–Mighty Dog–was also affected.
So do a bit of online research and make sure your furry kids are safe.