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« Reply #15 on: October 08, 2007, 03:10:00 PM »

I just stared reading this thread and I think it is really lousy that Nutro will not even allow refunds on the recalled food anymore.  I really hate this company.  Both my cats ate some of the recalled Natural Choice packets as well as the canned Max Gourmet.  Both cats had vomiting, loss of appetite and elevated kidney levels.  They are OK for now, but one of them still gets fluids at home twice week.  I got nothing but the runaround from this company during the recalls and I think it is appalling how they handled the whole situation.  I still have to stick a needle in my cat twice a week and they can't even refund money for their poisoned food?  That is insane.  I still have some packets and pouches, I sent all the paper work in to Menufoods before the whole litigation thing but I don't expect to see any money for my now $800 and counting vet bills.  I was told by Menufoods & Nutro to hang on to any unopened food.  I don't care about the money for the food, just think it's horrible that they have absolutely no concern for their customers and for the animals that consume their products.  What really gets me is I was feeding Nutro in rotation with a higher quality natural food and I knew Nutro was not as good, but I figured it was still OK because there were no by-products, etc.  The other product I was feeding had a distribution problem and I couldn't always find it.  I was feeding Nutro because my picky eater likes chunks of food and I knew it would always be available if I couldn't get the other brand.  I really learned my lesson.  I do extensive research on every single thing I feed my cats now.  I have not set foot in a Petsmart or Petco for months and I will never buy a Nutro product again. This of course is all just my opinion, but I really dislike this company.
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« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2007, 08:30:39 PM »

I was thoroughly disgusted with Nutro's behavior throughout the recall ordeal, and, as a result, I  shan't be purchasing any more of their products.

I had to make a pet superstore run a couple of weeks ago to stock up on salmon oil and rabbit stuff for the fearsome foursome, and the (once uncomfortably overzealous) Nutro rep confided in me that she herself refuses to use Nutro products anymore. She was making absolutely no effort to pass out the coupons or samples, and didn't make any attempts to accost shoppers and suggest that they try Nutro.

She asked me what I was feeding my cats (one of them was with me, en route back home from the vet's). I steeled myself against the impending salespitch.. but it turned out she was just impressed with T's coat and wanted to know so she could give the food a try.

I never thought I'd see the day!
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« Reply #17 on: October 08, 2007, 08:33:46 PM »

I have avoided the Nutro people.....but have decided if they ask I am going to tell them the truth - I don't feed Nutro anymore because of x, y, z..... Maybe other patrons will overhear and decide to try something different.....

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« Reply #18 on: October 08, 2007, 08:52:33 PM »

Yeah.. I definitely mentioned that I was displeased with Nutro's response to the recall, and that I was avoiding recall-affiliated brands for the time being, as one of my cats had been poisoned by a tainted product (not Nutro). I was polite about it- I mean, it's not like it was her fault, and I figure her job must've been sheer hell in the months after the recall, between fielding angry customers and wondering whether or not all those puppies and kittens whose owners she'd talked into going Nutro were safe. I did, however, want them to be aware of my feelings. It's unlikely that one person is going to make much of a statement, but I figure I'm probably far from the only one expressing said sentiments.
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« Reply #19 on: October 09, 2007, 12:10:14 PM »

Those Nutro reps are not just annoying, they are misinformed and dangerous as well.  I was accosted by one in Petsmart (this was several months before the recalls) and he proceeded to tell me that I should only feed my cats a high quality dry food like Nutro and wet food only as a treat.  He insisted that a diet of completely dry food would be healthier and force the cats to drink more water.  I know there is a lot of debate about a wet vs dry diet, but I explained to him that my cats were older and required a mostly wet food diet because they had problems with constipation and FUS.  I also explained that I had done a bunch of research on the issue and besides all that my veterinarian was also in favor of a wet food diet for my cats.  This guy just wouldn't back down, even when it was clear that I knew a whole lot more about the issue than he did.  These people are not vets or nutritionists and this is the kind of information they were giving to customers.  I guess that should have tipped me off months before the recalls that this company was a bit shady.  I can only assume that this is what Nutro instructed this person to say.
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« Reply #20 on: October 09, 2007, 11:01:52 PM »

When Rufus was a kitten (about 2 1/2 years ago and I didn't know any better), I fed him Nutro canned and dry food.  He used to throw up all the time, but I never guessed to attribute it to the food.  At some point he got to the point where he wouldn't eat it at all so I never fed it to him again.  Now I think back on all that upchucking and feel like a giant a-hole for not figuring it out.  I haven't been into a Petco or Petsmart since the recalls began, but I'm sure if I saw a Nutro rep on the street they would probably get an earful.  (not necessarily their fault that the company is so horrible, but there's plenty of sales rep jobs out there so I don't see how anyone could with good conscience continue to work for that company...)
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« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2007, 08:49:31 AM »

What really bothers me about a certain Nutro Rep. is that even when I had  a bag of another brand, I happened to have Wellness Core myself that day, is that he still tried to tell me that Nutro was the best food.   He sits right in the middle of the store & pushes the Nutro bags at people when they go to walk by him.    I must admit I was not nice to him this time around as I am tired of his sales pitch.   I told him to compare the ingredients & I pointed out those in Nutro that I do not care for.   I don't think that he will bother me again.
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« Reply #22 on: October 11, 2007, 12:49:22 PM »

Did you guys see the post: Nutro and GM Grains from Menusux under Recall Related?  Maybe the next time one of us runs into a Nutro rep we can ask them why they are using unauthorized genetically modified grains in their food!!!!!  Check out that post--it is truly alarming.



 
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« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2007, 08:56:58 AM »

*evil chuckle*

This weekend I noticed that Nutro canned foods were on super-special at a locally-owned "animal food warehouse" where I sometimes shop--3 cans for a dollar!  This is about a third of the past price.  I think they can't sell the garbage, so are trying to get rid of it by selling it really cheap.  I would not be surprised if it disappears from the market soon.  I hope no one buys it, even at that price.

heh-heh-heh.  bye-bye, Nutro poison.
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« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2007, 11:51:32 AM »

It was via Nutro that Menu Foods murdered two of my cats. I have one tiny recalled can and nearly a case of 6 oz non-recalled flavors left. All went out of my kitchen cupboard and put away in a box under the bed the day they announced the first recall. The store (Petco) was willing to take them back but I do not want even the slightest chance of a resale by some uninformed sales person. Even for the non-recalled items - I don't trust anything with the name Nutro anymore. (I had some dry Senior food too but very little, not enough to have tested, or to stash away with the cans).
I am heartened that the brand seems to be selling poorly if at all, and maybe - just maybe-other pf makers will smarten up and learn from all this.
Meowli and the boys
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« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2007, 01:21:30 PM »

*evil chuckle*

This weekend I noticed that Nutro canned foods were on super-special at a locally-owned "animal food warehouse" where I sometimes shop--3 cans for a dollar!  This is about a third of the past price.  I think they can't sell the garbage, so are trying to get rid of it by selling it really cheap.  I would not be surprised if it disappears from the market soon.  I hope no one buys it, even at that price.

heh-heh-heh.  bye-bye, Nutro poison.

I wonder if they were selling any of the recalled lot numbers?
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« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2007, 01:40:46 PM »

I did not have the list of recalled lots with me, so could not check if they were selling recalled food.  I certainly hope not because I have always considered this store reputable.    I think it was all 6-oz. cans on special, which I do not remember as being recalled (I think it was the 3oz. only because those were canned at Menu.)   The next time I go there, which will probably be in a couple of weeks, I'll try to take the list of recall numbers with me and let you know what I find.
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« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2008, 01:13:30 PM »

 Nutro saved my CRF girl for the first 18 months after diagnosis( she made it without drugs or other assistance than accupucture and diet for over 4 years .. later the kitty went to raw and canned ... My dog had been on various formulas till Nutro put in soybean oil ( yes technically oil should not react but it did ) she eats wellness core ( thou I am thinking of changing )... My youngest cat loves natural choice kitten and as cookies she gets taste of the wild .... My vet likes raw diets but also uses natural choice with one of her non raw eaters ... I wish they would stop going after the grocery shopper and low end $$$$ premiums and start bringing the food  up to the higher end s but it is decent to good for many animals.... as for the recalls THEY are still taking back stuff via one of the pet stores
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kaffe
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« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2008, 03:20:42 PM »

Nutro saved my CRF girl for the first 18 months after diagnosis( she made it without drugs or other assistance than accupucture and diet for over 4 years .. later the kitty went to raw and canned ...

so, that was 4 years ago at least?  at the time Nutro still had good ingredients in the formulas... not true now as per reports.  Must confess I am glad you took your kitty off Nutro eventually.
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« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2008, 04:04:47 PM »

Yeah I learned the right way to deal with chronic issues .... My youngest cat will not get off the nutro kitten at nearly age four but the vet and I agree ( the vet prefers raw but nutro is a brand shell recommend to those that dont want to go the raw or cooked route)...lmao.. I would prefer no commercial food ever but there are far far worse foods out there;)
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