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« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2007, 01:50:34 PM »

continued list;
Iams can dog lamb & rice 6 oz
220908 US61593P83 62654583N2 0359
UPC 19014 28036
unopened,Shoprite in NJ 2/07-3/07

Iams can cat chicken entree 3 oz
041208 US61593 P72 63384583N1 2329
UPC 19014 29733
unopened,Shoprite in NJ 2/07-3/07

Old Mother Hubbard can cat chicken,ocean whitefish & egg dinner 5.5oz
011106 70CWS4 04:19,UPC 76344 02210 4/07 Small pet food store in NJ
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« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2007, 01:57:21 PM »

Cont from last post:

assorted Wellness meat only dog cans unopened

Timberwolf dry dog black forest venison & lamb 4lb open[3/4 left]
best by 1/22/08 P11:56 1461
purchased at Cutters Mill,NJ 4/07
UPC 3825600160

Wellness Super 5 mix dry dog 15 lb [open,5lbs left]
best by 11/01/07
J22:28 UPC 76344 08905
purch at sm pet store NJ 5/07


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« Reply #17 on: July 06, 2007, 02:07:24 PM »

cont list:
Nutro Max chicken & lamb dry dog 5 lb [open,2 cups removed]
best by 5/12/08 17:56
2BA7"C" purch at Petsmart1/07-2/07

Serengeti cat dry Tanzanian roast chicken w/herbs 4lbs[open]
best by 4/12/08 P22:36 54 manuf in USA
purch 5/07 Cutters Mill NJ UPC 38256 00180

Iams dry cat weight control 4lb[open 2-3 cups left]
13 0508 best by 5/13/08 70134175 D1 US 30941 UPC 19014 10404
purch shoprite NJ date ?

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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2007, 12:21:43 PM »

Wow, lesliek. Thank you! Keep everything unopened or save in plastic bags.
Way to go -- 3cats
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2007, 12:35:22 PM »

lesliek,
Did your neighbor's have dogs/cats affected by the recall? I'm just curious since it seems they used so many different foods.
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« Reply #20 on: July 08, 2007, 06:15:29 PM »

EricV-So far we've all been lucky.Mostly stomach & scratching & eating grass. My chi was worse but has improved. 1 neighbors cat had problems,but is a senior so not sure if it was food or age. He has improved also. Another neighbor was using a Nutro[not recalled] but the same flavor as a recalled Nutro puppy formula. We've all just been trying to find safe food that agrees with each of the pets. Whenever it came out that 1 was made somewhere with recalls we stopped using it. Also the lists of bad ingredients caused us to stop some.1 was full of vit e crystals & 1 made 3 of the dogs sick.Luckily most of the cats & the puppy have been ok.Strangely;3 of the dogs are lab or lab mix & have had a lot of diarhea,gas & vomitting.Maybe they are more prone to sensitive stomach issues.We all have more unusable food than what we will feed them.I ahve Beneful also from a friend,but its not in the bag & I don't have any #'s for it.I know its the weight loss type & she got it in Jan/Feb.
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« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2007, 07:13:17 PM »

lesliek - I might have asked this on another thread, but did you figure out if the Evanger's dry pheasant was part of the problem?  Someone else was considering it last night, but I remembered your original post on the main Itchmo site, so thought I should ask.  It sounds like it might have been one of the other brands you were feeding though, right?  It's hard to keep up with who had trouble with what after awhile!
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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2007, 10:28:57 AM »

Petslave-Sorry to take so long replying,I've been having trouble getting the forums to open. We had tried & had problems with other food;but the Chi got really sick right after starting the Evangers. As I added Cal Nat to it he improved. When I stopped it completely he seemed fine. Still haven't heard back from them;however the owner did get on the phone when I called.We haven't tested it yet. I'm thinking of having his hair & nails tested because thats a little cheaper. Problem is I have 3 dogs & 2 cats & the neighbor has 1 of each. We have 4 foods that we suspect problems with. Either way its going to be expensive. Will post results as soon as we can get it done.
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2007, 11:33:26 AM »

lesliek,
If you don't mind me asking, which foods are you suspecting?
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« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2007, 08:25:22 PM »

EricV-The Evangers dry dog pheasant & rice,Wellness super 5 chicken & possibly their lamb, Timberwolf bison,& 2 SD lamb & rice. The regular & the small bites. The Canidae only caused some minor stomach issues so we weren't to worried with that. Although 1 neighbor had her yellow lab lose a lot of weight on it.So far only 2 possible problems with the cats foods. The Serengeti my neighbors cat was vomitting & the last bag of Cal Natural herring & sw potato.The cat Mindy refused to eat it & tried to cover it up. She's our test animal. Every food we've had trouble with she tries to cover or bury.It was darker than the last bag;but no specks or weird pieces of things in it. We are in NJ & its been hot & humid here. Maybe the heat made it go bad in shipping or storage. Although the store we buy from has been ordering constantly because so many switched to it. I had been getting samples & giving them to people & feel really bad about it now. It just seemed to be 1 of the few safe foods. I just don't think I will ever feel safe with commercial again. Cooking is a pain but its cheaper & easier than testing everything & the vet bills.
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« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2007, 08:34:27 PM »

A friend's dog lost a lot of weight on the Canidae Lamb & Rice. 

My cats have been on canned Felidae for 2 months & 2 lost a bit of weight while 4 gained quite a bit.  Just goes to show one size does not fit all.
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« Reply #26 on: July 15, 2007, 10:25:42 AM »

Petslave- you are so right ! I see it with my 5 & the neighbors animals. Sometimes 1 will love a food & the others not want to touch it. I try not to over react but if its more than just normal food switching problems that food goes in the reject bin. Still saving everything in case anyone needs it. I tried bulgar in the stew I just made for the dogs & the big 1 got gassy again. Guess we need to stick w/br rice or oats.
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« Reply #27 on: July 15, 2007, 06:47:51 PM »

I brought organic rice cakes to my dogs' 2nd year old puppy party today & none of the dogs would eat them.  So when I got home, I put the leftover pieces on their food & they loved them then.  It's a good, quick way to add some grains if you're rushed for time or need to stretch a home-cooked meal (I'm always running out before I can make it to the store).

One thing nice about home-cooking is you can ID ingredients they have problems with fairly quickly if you add it to their base food that you know they are not having problems with.  I found this out with corn--big time itching within a day of adding some nice frozen pesticide-free corn to their food.
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« Reply #28 on: July 16, 2007, 11:18:53 AM »

Petslave- I found I can use a little broccoli or spinach for calcium. Just don't use too much or you will be gassed out of the house by bedtime ! I tried just lightly steaming the grated carrots & chopped gr beans. Was fine for the dogs but the cats like them mushy.
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« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2007, 01:31:22 PM »

leslieK--don't add cucumbers either, burp dog city that night at my house.  My cats like canned sweet potatoes & pumpkin (organic, US & nothing else added), & thawed frozen peas, not much else in the veggie dept.  My last batch of cats loved cantaloupe but this group ignores it. 
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