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Author Topic: Where were you when you first learned of the 2007 pet food recall?  (Read 9676 times)
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« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2009, 11:33:37 AM »

{{{Tesla}}}

I can sort of relate. Pip became very ill just before the time of the recalls. She was constantly gagging. The poor girl always brought her paw up to her mouth trying desperately to clear whatever was making her gag. I went through a huge amount of prednisone -- the vets insisting it was asthma or post-nasal drip. As soon as she was off the pred, it would come back again. It only stopped after I stopped feeding her poisoned Iams and switched to Orijen. I was at the vet every second day asking them to check again for things they might have missed. I was very lucky. She's still with me.
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« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2009, 12:57:33 PM »

I don't remember where I was, but I do know DH and I agreed we would not feed the cats ANY canned food because we knew that the first reports wouldn't tell us the extent of things. Little did we know just how big that iceberg was.....When they announced that dry food was also affected I felt absolute terror....and began to seek out Internet information in the absense of sufficient coverage by other news sources.

We were very fortunate because at the time I was thinking of seeking new foods for the cats but had not yet done so - and our longtime varieties turned out to be not on the recall lists.

I am left with so many fears, maybe irrational, maybe not. It was six to eight months before I fed canned food again. I won't go near cuts and gravy. If I am introducing the cats to a new food with which I have no experience, I check it out on Itchmo and on the company's web site. It's not a reflection on any particular food, it's a general feeling of distrust and fear. And I won't begin feeding it on a weekend, when the vets are not open.


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« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2009, 01:21:06 PM »


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I am left with so many fears, maybe irrational, maybe not. It was six to eight months before I fed canned food again. I won't go near cuts and gravy. If I am introducing the cats to a new food with which I have no experience, I check it out on Itchmo and on the company's web site. It's not a reflection on any particular food, it's a general feeling of distrust and fear. And I won't begin feeding it on a weekend, when the vets are not open.


I think checking and re-checking [anecdotal] reports is one of the good habits many of us picked up since the recall, Catwoods... I do that too.
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« Reply #18 on: March 16, 2009, 02:16:29 PM »

And I won't begin feeding it on a weekend, when the vets are not open.

So it's NOT just me that does this -- I'm not nuts afterall!
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2009, 03:31:13 PM »




bug:

If you are nuts then many of us have joined the ranks. When my son's girlies went for their spaying last week we had two concerns. Make sure Metacam was not given orally for pain treatment and could we PLEASE, PLEASE feed the home-made food I do for the girls (since they were staying overnite). The thought of the vet clinic feeding whatever they would normally give, sent shivers down both of our spines. I would LOVE to be able to buy a trustworthy commercial food, but in my case, there is no trust left to give.

I still remember the day the recalls came out..frantically searching the web to see if my furkids food was on it..relief that it wasn't. Next day more recalls, and so on and so on. Still no recall on my food, although some of the "treat" food like Special Kitty packs had been recalled and quickly thrown out. Then about 2 weeks into the recalls (more and more each day) watching my Tuxie eat some food and MAJOR projectile vomiting. Looking very closely at him and seeing "chemical type burns" around his mouth and his bum. Seeing the flat, lifeless, dry fur on my overweight boy. That was the day I said NO MORE and ventured into the scary path of home-cooking. The last two years I have virtually lived on this site, even if only as an observer, so that I could inform myself as to the real TRUTH.





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« Reply #20 on: March 16, 2009, 03:51:52 PM »

Yep, if it wasn't for Itchmo, I don't think I'd have my babies anymore. This is the only forum I belong to and really, the people on here, though they are anonymous for the most part, are better friends than a lot of the people I come into contact with every day. People who actually understand someone that doesn't make the distinction between animals and people. They're both important and I see every living thing on the same plane. Try telling that to the office folks.

I continue to read and learn and I hope this forum lives on until we see real change for our families.
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« Reply #21 on: March 16, 2009, 03:58:00 PM »

I was watching the nightly news on a local channel when I first learned of the recall. I was frantic to find out more information as the news media seemed to be playing down the recall as if it was not such a big deal.

I turned to the internet. I read and read the blogs - this my first experience with blogs. Information was being posted faster than I could keep up with it. I remember the famous 'Friday night drops' that the FDA did for weeks on end as the list of recalled food continued to grow. It was all so painful, I'm having trouble remembering. I read the reports of sick and dying pets through tears.

I was seeking to find an answer to why my precious kitty, Tiny, had become suddenly very ill the year before. He had been fine and all at once he just quit eating and had bloody diarrhea. He sat in the meat-loaf position. I took him to the vet, but he just continued to get worse. I finally had to make the decision that no pet parent wants to make.  I still don't know what it was that took him from me. I'm still trying to find the answers. I feel that the pet food may have been contaminated for years before Menu got caught in the act.

Tiny was eating a variety of both wet and dry foods before he took sick. None of the brands he was eating was ever recalled. I'm left with no answers, so my quest continues. I hope someday to find someone has posted the missing evidence that I'm looking for.

I printed out tons of information about the recalled food and handed it out to all of my friends at work that had pets so that they would not be eating any of the poison. I even gave tons of it away to total strangers in the stores. I'll never know how many pets were saved by that information. But it was worth it. I still hand out information that I read online to help anyone that I can. I just love animals and hate to see any of them sick.

I'm so sorry for all of you that have lost your precious fur kids to poisoned food. I hope that someday, things will be different.

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