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Rat poison found in recalled pet food

By Gary Bogue
Friday, March 23rd, 2007 at 9:22 am in Pet food.

So rat poison has been found in the recalled pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs (and probably more).

That raises all sorts of interesting questions, doesn’t it? At the top of my list is, “Where did the rat poison come from?”

It seems like the production of pet and human foods have become so centralized that it doesn’t take much to create a major disaster like this.

That’s kind of scary.

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6 Responses to “Rat poison found in recalled pet food”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    My thought exactly. We can’t trust the food supply any more, human or animal. It seems that oversight, testing, inspection, etc. has been sacrificed for the sake of profits. I’m going to start making my own pet food.

  2. D. Rinne Says:

    I heard on Michael Savages radio show today that the wheat came from China and the poison was sprayed on it. They apparently don’t want to tell the public because so much of our food, etc. comes from different countries that don’t have the same restrictions and laws about what can go into our food supplies. Maybe we should go back to the time when MADE IN AMERICA meant something. At least we don’t kill our animals. I lost my cat, Cosmo two weeks ago to kidney failure.

  3. Pat M. Says:

    It doesn’t seem like there’s any easy answer (or ANY answer for that matter) does it? Past cases show that food grown in the USA has had its problems, and now, this foreign stuff also. Doesn’t seem like it’s a safe bet for 2 legged or 4 legged animals. I’m still in a quandary and have resorted to “hostile pilling” of my pets; it was SO easy when I could open the capsule & mix it into the food. Fortunately, none of the food that my picky eaters would even consider eating was on the list, but they’re such important parts of my life, I won’t risk it!! My heart goes out to all those affected.

    Pat in Antioch

  4. Irina Says:

    What about Purina? They “voluntarily” withdrew two of their products as a “precautionary measure.” Which products are they?

  5. Pat in Antioch Says:

    Irene, I just found this on the Purina site….hope it helps.

    We want to take this opportunity to reassure you that Mighty Dog pouch products are the ONLY Purina® brand products affected by Menu Foods’ recall. Nestlé Purina stands behind the high-quality of our pet foods, and all Purina brand cat food products and all other Purina brand dog food products, including Mighty Dog canned products, can continue to be fed to your pets with complete confidence.

  6. Denise Says:

    What about the canned mighty dog ..why so different than the pouch

    anyone know ? also purina Beneful plastic wet food

    sold by Purina ?

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