The horrible story of pets dying because of contaminated food from Menu Foods has disgusted many of our readers and we have had many comments from people who have lost their pets in the past few weeks. Our hearts go out to all of you.
What makes this case even more mortifying is that the manufacturer of the pet food, Menu Foods, knew that there was something horribly wrong with their foods before they issued the recall but they did not alert the public until it was too late for many of you to save your pets. Menu Foods started a test on February 20th after reports came in about cats having kidney failure after eating their product, but failed to issue the recall until last week.
According to the FDA, Menu Foods received the first of six complaints about kidney failure in pets on February 20. Seven days later, the company began an internal taste test of its food. A cat in the study exhibited signs of kidney failure and died on March 2.
The FDA said at least seven, and perhaps all, of the 10 deaths, were linked to this tasting trial.Those trial-related deaths were out of a larger group of between 40 and 50 animals who were fed the product, Sundlof said.
The FDA has a list of telephone numbers for your state to contact them about this and other help issues. If your pet was affected, please call them. Thanks Katablog for posting the list in our comments of a previous post. Also, go visit Katablogs site as it has some more information on the Menu Foods Problems.
Unfortunately, pet deaths are expected to rise in the coming weeks as the damage has been done and many have not realized that the food they are giving their pets is contaminated. So spread the word and let others know.