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« on: August 07, 2010, 11:49:14 AM »

You will not believe this I went to bring Mia more food and there is a cat boarding with a note that says

warning this cat is eating a recalled food, wear gloves to protect yourself and the other cats.

This is at the owners request! WTH?Huh?  I cannot imagine feeding my cat tainted food for any  reason.  I was shocked that an owner would insist on feeding recalled food I don't care if it's rx or not that's crazy.

There's additional notes that say if the cat gets sick he can be fed the food provided by the kennel. Shocked  I feel this owner is putting every cat there at risk.
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2010, 12:28:24 PM »

What food is it? IAM's ?

Why would any owner do that to their pet??
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2010, 12:35:47 PM »

? I wonder if the owner has no alternatives to a special diet that the cat needs?  Like the cat won't eat other brands? Otherwise, I cannot imagine how this could go on.  But even in those circumstances, I would be trying everything in my power to get the cat off the food.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2010, 12:45:38 PM »

I assume it is Iams, I wanted to ask about it but it was very busy with cats checking in and out.  I should have asked downstairs at the clinic but to be honest when I paid my boarding fees up to date and they printed out the total I had paid I almost passed out Tongue

I just don;t get it do they think their cat won't get sick? If it was poisen would they still insist on feeding it.  I don't know how long the cat was there I was just shocked.  Why not call your vet I can't believe any vet would recommend keeping a cat on a recalled food.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2010, 02:22:22 PM »

Wow Ranger, was this a boarding facility or vet clinic?
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2010, 05:12:30 PM »

Unreal, has to be a first on here. Feeding a pet recalled food......ok   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2010, 07:33:49 PM »

Only reasons I can even imagine would be if the cat has such severe allergies,IBD or pancreatitis that the risks with switching equal the odds that the recalled food will it sick. Even then, I'd at least be trying to add small amounts of another similar food to try.
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2010, 10:51:38 PM »

The only other thing I can think of is that this cat is eating food from home that it had been eating for a long time and the owner feels safe that it is not contaminated because the cat had not gotten sick.   Since Iams recalled so much food from so far back, it is possible that not all was contaminated anyway.  They actually recalled ALL food made in that facility, it appears, as a precaution without really knowing if all was actually contaminated.  Much of the food that was recalled had obviously been already sold and/or consumed, but we really don't know if it was causing illness.  I wouldn't take the chance on it myself, but, obviously, this owner feels differently about it. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2010, 09:20:45 AM »

This both a boarding facility and a vet clinic.  They have a cat boarding, a dog boarding, grooming upstairs and the clinic is downstairs.  They are affiliated with my vet which is also an emergency facility.

I guess the cat could have been eating the same bag of food for a while and they felt safe with it.  I did the same with the pbutter recall I had been eating from a hugh jar of peanut butter so I felt safe (I don't think my brand was ever recalled though).  I personally would not take a chance like that with my cat. 
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