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« on: August 06, 2009, 05:35:11 PM »

has anyone had any issues with their cat on this food? I have a client who has 30 cats and only 1 cat has not had issues. You can read the story here http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/416/1/Follow-Up-Information-on-Sick-Cats-and-Diamond-Naturals-Cat-Food/Page1.html

I haven't read anything on the internet about this food, and I'm curious to see if anyone else has had issues...
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2009, 09:25:24 PM »

I've never heard of this food but the ingredients don't look so go to me:

Ingredients
    Chicken by-product meal, whole grain ground corn, wheat flour, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), brewers rice, corn gluten meal, beet pulp, fish meal, sodium bisulfate, flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, salt, choline chloride, methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplment, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.

It appears to have more grain than meat. I hope your client has switched foods!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2009, 09:30:09 PM »

My Sophers eats Diamond food but its not Naturals...she eats Taste Of The Wild and she also eats a different brand of wet food.  She has been eating TOTW for a long time and had done well on it that I could tell.  She has been having diahrrea for the last 2 weeks, sometimes with blood in it but my theory was maybe hairballs in her intestines....I dont know....  There is no mucus on her diahrrea like I would expect to see if she was having hair coming through....  Undecided  She had been doing really good for several months and then this came on kind of out the blue.  Can I ask what the symptoms of those kitties are? I think there are quite a few here who have kitties that eat Taste of The Wild dry food too but I havent seen any reports of them having kitties with problems, I dont think?  Tonight she is really off her food and very lethargic.  Sigh..I wish she would start feeling better. 

Ned brought up a good point, did they switch them off the food and have they gotten any better since doing that? 

Anyhow, welcome to Itchmo.  I was very glad to see a vet involved in this case of those other kitties, its so refreshing to see a vet looking at all aspects of things including food.  After the 2007 pet food recalls, I dont think we can afford to be complacent about such things anymore.   
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2009, 09:58:00 PM »

You're right, the ingredient list I copied above is the Maintenance formula not the Naturals. They had them all on one page.

http://www.diamondpet.com/products/which_formula/adult_cat/

The Naturals ingredients seem ok so I wonder what could be causing the problem?

ngredients
    Chicken, chicken meal, cracked pearled barley, whole grain brown rice, powdered cellulose, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), flaxseed, natural chicken flavor, egg product, fish meal, sodium bisulfate, choline chloride, dried chicory root, methionine, potassium chloride, taurine, L-carnitine, yucca schidigera extract, zinc proteinate, vitamin E supplement, niacin, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, manganese sulfate, copper sulfate, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin A supplement, biotin, potassium iodide, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, manganous oxide, sodium selenite, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2009, 05:38:27 AM »

This is what I know, the diarrhea issues and vomiting have been going on since May. The cats owners switched the cats to Eagle Pack Holistic, and the symptoms went away...she couldn't afford it, and switched back to the diamond naturals active cat...and the symptoms came back within 2 days.
The vet suspects the food. The FDA went to her Wednesday to get a sample of the food and also went to the feed store. I don't know anything else. FDA told the vet that there was a report of similar issues in another state
One cat died, autopsy was inconclusive.
Cats are all  back onto Eagle Pack Holistic and are doing fine.

My thoughts are this: ...anything can happen at any time. The companies are only as good as their employees. If you have a disgruntled employee, who knows what they could do. If they import products from other countries, again...look at what has happened in the past.

You can have your food tested, and Susan Thixton has a site that will tell you what to do.
www.truthaboutpetfood.com

I am a pet groomer and an author. I wrote "The EVERYTHING Dog Grooming Book" published last year by Adams media. I've lost clients to the 2007 recall. This situation just sickens me.
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2009, 07:19:36 AM »

I just started Kallisto on TOTW, and so far everything has been great.

Now I'll be watching even more closely though...  Angry
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009, 11:45:01 PM »

You're right, the ingredient list I copied above is the Maintenance formula not the Naturals. They had them all on one page.

http://www.diamondpet.com/products/which_formula/adult_cat/

The Naturals ingredients seem ok so I wonder what could be causing the problem?

ngredients
    powdered cellulose (where is this sourced from?),  egg product (not real eggs probably some powdered stuff) , fish meal (where are the fish from?), zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate,
Why are there two types of zinc and copper in the food? I have noticed this a lot lately and is this something new being put in the food(s)? Didn't we already have a big problem with another pet food that overdid the zinc ? and another with the copper?
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2009, 06:07:31 AM »

JJ- I'm guessing here,but it would seem they are over compensating again for the loss of nutrients that high heat processing causes. I guess it's just a lot faster & easier to toos more in than to calculate how much is actually needed. See we are wasting our time measuring our homecooked,we could just toss some of everything in & call it done ! ::)Then it would be real pet food .
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« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2009, 08:39:11 PM »

lesliek too funny - then it would be real pet food!  Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009, 12:11:33 PM »

Reports of some complaints about pets getting sick on some other Diamond-produced pet foods:

http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/421/1/Does-Diamond-Pet-Food-have-a-serious-problem/Page1.html
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009, 01:13:22 PM »

petslave from this latest information - as I had asked why there are two different types of zinc and copper listed on the food. The link states that is has not been proven it is from the food but if a rep tells a store owner to pull it and destroy it - I dunno.........
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2009, 06:57:37 PM »

I was confused about that info on the canned food too, but I guess if that's having a problem it's good to know about it.  I just thought the dry was the problem since that's what Diamond makes, but it sounds like some of the cans are trouble too.  Hmm, that's American Nutrition product?  Better start watching other ANI foods too.  This is all getting waaay too hard.
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« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2009, 09:16:43 AM »

Wow, I recently started corresponding with a new cat owner whose cats have been on TOTW and are now losing weight and have runny poos. She was asking for alternate food suggestions. I had no idea at the time that there might be an issue with Diamond foods, but after reading this thread, I immediately emailed her.

Thank heaven for Itchmo!
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« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2009, 04:09:44 AM »

AC,

How're your friend's kitties doing?

Believe PFPSA is testing a food sample, so we should know something soon.

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« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2009, 09:08:56 AM »

Don's testing some of this food? OUTSTANDING!!!!!!! I did not know that.

She took her cats off TOTW and they're fine now. Go figure.   Roll Eyes
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