Anonymous asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

is walmart brand dog food really causing kidney failure and killing dogs?

someone called me and told me that they've been saying on the news walmart brand, safeway brand and kroger brand cuts in gravy dog food is killing dogs. has anyone else heard this?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, there was a giant recall yesterday after several dogs died and there was kidney failure in many others.

    Here is the link to the MSNBC article about it.

    and here is the article just in case it doesn't work.

    Dog, Cat Food Recalled After Pet Deaths

    Updated: 4:32 a.m. PT March 17, 2007

    WASHINGTON - A major manufacturer of pet foods sold throughout North America under dozens of store names is recalling millions of containers of its products while working to determine what caused kidney failure and some deaths of cats and dogs.

    Menu Foods said Saturday it is recalling dog food sold under 46 brands and cat food sold under 37 brands and distributed throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. The pet foods were sold by major retailers, including Wal-Mart, Kroger and Safeway.

    A complete list of the recalled products along with product codes, descriptions and production dates is available from the Menu Foods website, Consumers with questions can also call (866) 895-2708.

    "At this juncture, we're not 100 percent sure what's happened," said Paul Henderson, the company's president and chief executive officer. However, the recalled products were made using wheat gluten purchased from a new supplier, since dropped for another source, spokeswoman Sarah Tuite said. Wheat gluten is a source of protein.

    An unknown number of cats and dogs suffered kidney failure and about 10 died after eating the affected pet food, Menu Foods 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.

    The recall covers the company's "cuts and gravy" style food, which consists of chunks of meat in gravy, sold in cans and small foil pouches between Dec. 3 and March 6.

    The pet food was sold by stores operated by the Kroger Co., Safeway Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and PetSmart Inc., among others, Henderson said.

    The company said it makes pet food for 17 of the top 20 North American retailers. It is also a contract manufacturer for the top branded pet food companies, including Procter & Gamble Co.

    P&G announced Friday the recall of specific 3 oz., 5.5 oz., 6 oz. and 13.2 oz. canned and 3 oz. and 5.3 oz. foil pouch cat and dog wet food products made by Menu Foods but sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands. The recalled products bear the code dates of 6339 through 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, P&G said.

    Menu Foods' three U.S. and one Canadian factory produce more than 1 billion containers of wet pet food a year. The recall covers pet food made at company plants in Emporia, Kan., and Pennsauken, N.J., Henderson said.

    Henderson said the company received an undisclosed number of owner complaints of vomiting and kidney failure in dogs and cats after they had been fed its products. It has tested its products but not found a cause for the sickness.

    "To date, the tests have not indicated any problems with the product," Henderson said.

    The company alerted the Food and Drug Administration, which already has inspectors in one of the two plants, Henderson said.

    Menu Foods is majority owned by the Menu Foods Income Fund, based in Ontario, Canada.

    Henderson said the recall would cost the company the Canadian equivalent of $26 million to $34 million.

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  • 3 years ago


    Source(s): Naturally Reverse Kidney Disease -
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  • 3 years ago


    Source(s): Kidney Health Solutions
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  • 1 decade ago

    Here is the company site and list of foods involved. To the best of my knowledge the reports to date have all involved cats.


    Recalled Cat Product Information

    Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

    1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets

    2. Authority

    3. Best Choice

    4. Companion

    5. Compliments

    6. Demoulas Market Basket

    7. Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog

    8. Food Lion

    9. Foodtown

    10. Giant Companion

    11. Good n Meaty

    12. Hannaford

    13. Hill Country Fare

    14. Hy-Vee

    15. Key Food

    16. Laura Lynn

    17. Li'l Red

    18. Loving Meals

    19. Main Choice

    20. Nutriplan

    21. Nutro Max Gourmet Classics

    22. Nutro Natural Choice

    23. Paws

    24. Presidents Choice

    25. Price Chopper

    26. Priority

    27. Save-A-Lot

    28. Schnucks

    29. Sophistacat

    30. Special Kitty

    31. Springfield Pride

    32. Sprout

    33. Total Pet, My True Friend

    34. Wegmans

    35. Western Family

    36. White Rose

    37. Winn Dixie

    Dog Food Products:

    Recalled Dog Product Information

    Recall Information 1-866-895-2708

    1. Americas Choice, Preferred Pets

    2. Authority

    3. Award

    4. Best Choice

    5. Big Bet

    6. Big Red

    7. Bloom

    8. Bruiser

    9. Cadillac

    10. Companion

    11. Demoulas Market Basket

    12. Fine Feline Cat, Shep Dog

    13. Food Lion

    14. Giant Companion

    15. Great Choice

    16. Hannaford

    17. Hill Country Fare

    18. Hy-Vee

    19. Key Food

    20. Laura Lynn

    21. Loving Meals

    22. Main Choice

    23. Mixables

    24. Nutriplan

    25. Nutro Max

    26. Nutro Natural Choice

    27. Nutro

    28. Ol'Roy

    29. Paws

    30. Pet Essentials

    31. Pet Pride

    32. Presidents Choice

    33. Price Chopper

    34. Priority

    35. Publix

    36. Roche Bros

    37. Save-A-Lot

    38. Schnucks

    39. Springsfield Pride

    40. Sprout

    41. Stater Bros

    42. Total Pet, My True Friend

    43. Western Family

    44. White Rose

    45. Winn Dixie

    46. Your Pet

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  • Kori
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    I am a new dog owner this week. I adopted a shelter dog. I have spent the better part of the week researching the internet, and speaking to my own vet, plus calling 3 others of differing opinions. So even vets do not all agree about how to feed a dog. There are many vets who don't even own dogs. I am quite persuaded to use the raw meat diet. I watched a youtube video taking place in the dog food processing plant. Just think for a second how long dog food has to be shelf stable. Sometimes by the time you buy it , it can be almost 2 years old!! It sits in ware houses and is filled with the most horrible things you can imagine. Some are better than others, but most are grain based and when is the last time you saw a pack of wild dogs attack a wheat field? Plus NO animal in nature cooks its food. NOT ONE!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Iams do cruel labratory experiments on dogs, cats, monkies and a lot of other animals just go to their webiste

    they supposedly put dog in their food as well

    but i'm not so sure about that part but they kill animals

    and their dog food gives dogs diarrea

    iams is bad for dogs

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  • ®
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Go to this web site to find the exact foods Here is also a phone number if you need it (866)463-6738.. What you were told is true. Good luck and I hope your dog hasn't eaten any of this food.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Yes. That brand and other brands, from what I understand it is so far affecting canned foods (dog and cat) and cat food which is moist and sold in packets- many brands. Here's where you can see what are on the recall list so far:

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes and many others but it is the canned dog food here is link for complete list

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  • 5 years ago

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