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3catkidneyfailure
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« on: July 01, 2007, 01:35:00 PM »

You could just have the pet food sample that some lawsuit
or pet owner with a sick "fur-kid" needs for testing. If you have any
food samples purchased between October, 2006, to date, July,
2007, please list them in this forum thread. You know many
of us do not have food samples, especially if our animals
died before Menu announced the recall on March 16, 2007.
Who knows who this could help?
3cats

By "list them," include
1. exact product name, including whether wet or dry food
2. product weight
3. whether food sample is opened or unopened
4. place and date of purchase (exact, if known, or approximate)
5. Best Before Date
6. Batch code
7. UPC number


A sample listing would look like, without making any judgement
about the food's untested contents
:

Science Diet gourmet beef entree, Senior 7+ Cooked in Savory Juices
wet cat food, 3oz can, unopened
purchased at vet's office or PetSmart approximately January 2007
Best Before Date 09 2007
Batch code T124833  4544
UPC 0 52742 45440 5

Science Diet savory chicken entree, Senior7+ Cooked in Savory Juices
wet cat food, 5.5 oz can, unopened
purchased at PetSmart approximately Dec 06, Jan 07
Best Before Date 07 2008
Batch code T1631611 4541
UPC 0 52742 45410 8

Hills Prescription Diet ID Feline
wet cat food, 5.5 oz can, unopened
Best Before Date 01 2009
purchased at vet's office approximately January 2007
Batch code T1831559  4628
UPC 0 52742 46280 6

I know it's boring to do, but it just might give someone with
the need and the money the opportunity to have the food tested.



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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2007, 02:48:35 PM »

Royal Canin Veterinary Diet Renal LP,
feline dry food
Original weight 7 lbs, bag open, 5.15 lbs remaining
purchased at vet's office, approximately Feb 2007
Best By Date 112007 11:56
Batch Code 262170
UPC 0 30111 262:7 3

Hills Science Diet Hairball Control mature adult senior 7+
feline dry food
Original weight 17.5 lbs, bag open, approximately 8 lbs remaining
purchased at PetSmart, approximately Dec 2006
Best Before 05 2008
Batch Code KO972120 LD 282
UPC 2121212110074406330, DC 21 WHSE 01  10/23/2006

Make your lost or sick pet count!
3cats
« Last Edit: July 01, 2007, 03:00:55 PM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
HD
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2007, 07:03:36 PM »

I have several available foods.
Natural Balance Duck dry
Natural Balance Reduced dry
These brands below available in dog and cat, dry and canned.
Nature's Variety 
Wellness 
California Natural 
Innova 
Evanger's 
canidae and felidae 
eaglepack 
Merrick 
Too many to list tonite.  Let me know if anything is of interest.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2007, 11:55:41 PM »

Thanks, HD, for standing up and trying to help.
Maybe I'm asking for too much boring typing, but, everybody,
we do need information on the name of the product and
the approximate purchase date, because I'd bet you that
the formulas have changed a lot over the past couple
of months if the manufacturers found there was a problem
now that they have started checking! Thanks!
3cats
« Last Edit: July 02, 2007, 06:22:38 AM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2007, 03:47:26 PM »

Come on, Folks. You want a central forum thread you can check and
see if someone has a food sample you can share the costs of testing on
that relates to your sick fur-kid?
Why do you think the manufacturers delayed announcing the recall so long? They
wanted to be sure the evidence was eaten is my guess.
There's lots of forum threads that have suggested it. Come on hero,
Codybear, Shibadiva, Klondike, Dingbat, and everyone else with a testable food sample
that could provide answers, get it listed so we can all kick some pet food
manufacturer bu**!!! Samples from November 2006 to March 2007 are particularly
important. The food may not have been recalled, but you really think that means
it's clean at this point???
3cats
« Last Edit: July 02, 2007, 04:04:09 PM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2007, 06:51:36 AM »

There is a one in three chance that any food sample you have is contaminated
according to the following Itchmo article:

"Update On Consumers Testing For Toxins In Cat And Dog Food
Posted on Sunday, July 1st, 2007 at 4:58 am in News, National, Dogs, Cats, Recalls & Safety.
All over the nation, pet owners are trying to find answers to their questions on if our pet food is safe. Instead of waiting for the FDA or hearing that their food is unsafe from a company recall, many owners have been taking the matter into their own hands and testing their own cat and dog food to see if there are any contaminants in the food.

UC Davis’s lab is reporting that they found melamine and cyanuric acid in 35% to 40% of pet food tested out of 650 samples. They generally work through vets, but they tested some pet food samples from owners of cats and dogs because of the high demand. That 35-40% percentage seems quite high for pet food testing positive for melamine or cyanuric acid. We wonder how many of those tested pet food samples are NOT on the recall list
."

What good does it do to just leave the can, bag, or pouch sitting in your kitchen cabinet if you, Itchmo Readers, really want to help?
3cats

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2007, 04:44:40 PM »

Where does all that melamine and cyanuric acid come from? I know some comes from tainted imports, but 1/3 of the pet food supply?
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2007, 05:04:29 PM »

Shibadiva -- great question. Maybe testing could answer it, or someone with a scientific
background.
3cats
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petslave
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2007, 05:26:48 PM »

3cat, I have a good bit left of a big bag of NB venison & rice for dogs, purchased 2/22.  This formula was recalled in April, so I'm not sure if testing it would do any good other than relieve MY mind that I didn't affect my dogs by feeding a contaminated food if it tests negative.  It's here though if anyone wants any.  Don't know why I saved it.

I threw out a dozen things last week, darn it!! NB fish & sweet pot. treats, some different canned formulas, etc.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2007, 09:21:31 AM »

Thanks, petslave. Hang on to it; someone may eventually want it since purchase date was February 2007. Seal in a plastic bag
and save it.

Someone has approached me about testing samples. Hard to figure out the logistics of Itchmo's chain of custody. But will
try to do it. Hoping lab will agree to receive moneys from each source and then call for directly sent sample. That way no
one will have to handle anyone else's money and can be no question of source. Please list samples you have.
Anyone have better method to go about it?
3cats
« Last Edit: July 04, 2007, 09:23:19 AM by 3catkidneyfailure » Logged
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2007, 05:54:53 PM »

I only have 3 left,they are :
Purina 1 adult dry dog Sensitive system
exp date 12/2007
code 3 62811085 0855L04
UPC # 17800 03203
20 lb bag[open about 10lb left]
already had it tested at Expertox [white crystals on food & loose in bag]
excess vitamin e[dumped into food while processing or before packaging & turned white from exposure to high temps]

Evangers dry dog-all life stages pheasant & brown rice
4.4lb bag [open approx 3 lbs left]
exp date 10/17/2009
code 001
[my neighbor  & I need to have it tested,it made 3 of our dogs sick]

Evangers dry dog-all life stages pheasant & brown rice
16.5lb bag unopened
exp date 10/17/2008
code smeared looks like 45W

I returned or threw out all the others.
The pur was purchased at Acme in NJ. The Evangers was ordered online from Evangers. I have the receipt for the Evangers.
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3catkidneyfailure
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2007, 09:49:52 AM »

Thank you all so much for posting your samples. Since civil lawsuits take
from one to five years to resolve, saving your samples in a plastic bag and
holding on to them is important. Also, since new testing is revealing
different problems with different foods, what is not recalled today,
could be tomorrow. Thank you for trying to help yourselves and others --
3cats
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petslave
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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2007, 11:23:38 PM »

Hey LeslieK, others are reporting white powder in their foods--I might cross post on the Problems w/Innova site so they can see what your food tested out at.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2007, 01:34:35 PM »

Petslave -I will post it,but it was only Vit e not vit premix.
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« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2007, 01:43:15 PM »

I have a list of my neighbors foods:

Iams canned dog Beef & rice entree 13.2 oz
11 0308 US61599 P81 60704583N2 0532
UPC 19014 01330
unopened, bought at Shoprite in NJ approx 2/07

Iams 6 oz can dog lamb & rice entree
100809 US61593 P83 6222 4583N2 1905
UPC 19014 28036
unopened,bought at Shoprite in NJ approx2/07-3/07

Iams can dog beef & rice entree 6 oz
280908 US61593 P81 62714583N2 1856
UPC 19014 28016
Shoprite in NJ approx 2/07-3/07

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