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exclamation Please post any possible/pending OR confirmed pet food or treat recalls you know of here! Be sure to include a link to the source for complete details.

We'll start with one we just heard about today from Proctor & Gamble (sigh) ...

P&G Voluntarily Recalls One Production Lot of Iams Proactive Health Dry Dog Food

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Thanks! I found a couple of sites too that might be helpful.

http://www.doga.....l.html or just sign up for this! http://www.pets.....eport.com/

 

What kind of information does Petsumer Report provide?

Petsumer Report gives subscribers alerts to risky ingredients, ingredient country of origin (U.S. only or imports), grade or quality of meat ingredients, list of health promoting ingredients, recall history, and much more! 

 

Food Pets Die For

I started really looking into ingredients when Cadence was diagnosed with the cancer and I needed to determine what her diet was going to be like going forward. Just imagine my shock and guilt when the integrative vet I took her to asked me for my dog food bag of the (Name brand Prescription!!) food I was feeding her showing me the food was only 13% protein (which was egg because it was some type of hydrolized protein for her skin) with most of the other ingredients carbs, grains, and fillers. I switched her diet then read another book called "Food Pets Die For" by Ann Martin. I bought it off of Amazon and have been letting family and friends take turns borrowing it and reading it to get the facts. Here is an excerpt below:

Food Pets Die For: Excerpt and Reader Reviews

 

I would advise everyone to stay away from anything made/processed in China to begin with. 

Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

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DogChannel.com reported the following...

Cargill Dog Foods Recalled

Posted: December 7, 2011 1 p.m, EDT

Cargill Animal Nutrition has recalled two regional brands of dog food due to aflatoxin levels that were detected above the acceptable limit. The recalled products under the brands – River Run and Marksman, were manufactured at Cargill’s Lecompte, La., facility between Dec. 1, 2010, and Dec. 1, 2011. (Read complete article.)

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Dogfood Advisor reported the following: 

(also due to aflatoxin levels)

 

Arrow Brand Dog Food Recall – posted 12/12

http://www.dogf.....od-recall/

 

Advanced Animal Nutrition Recalls Dog Food – Posted 12/9

http://www.dogf.....on-recall/

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Tainted Dog Food Sickens 14 People! (Food Safety News)

Even though it is not sickening dogs, I would still not want to feed it to my pet. 

 

http://www.food.....ign=120504

Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

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Thanks for remembering to post this here, I forgot. I read that even if you touch it with your hands and then your hands make it to your mouth you can get it. Yuck.

The outbreak strain of Salmonella Infantis was isolated from an opened bag of Diamond Brand Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food, found in the household of an ill person in Ohio. The outbreak strain was also isolated from samples taken from an unopened bag of the dog food obtained from an Ohio retail store.
 
A sample of Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food collected by the Food and Drug Administration during an inspection at the South Carolina production plant yielded Salmonella, the CDC said.
 
Seven of 10 outbreak victims interviewed said they had contact with a dog during the week before they became ill. Of five people who could remember the type of dog food they had handled, four said it was a Diamond Pet Foods brand.

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After buying a bag of Taste of the Wild we were stunned to find out it might be on the recall list (we ordered online and are waiting for the bag to show up).

Here's an important blog post to read to find out if your dog's food is on the Diamond Brands Dog Food Recall List

Tripawds Nutrition: Diamond Dog Food Recall Information

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Yikes, another high quality food is being voluntarily recalled:

On May 7, 2012, Solid Gold Health Products for Pets announced a voluntary recall of two batches of its dry dog food after being notified by Diamond Pet Foods regarding the presence of Salmonella in Diamond Pet Foods’ South Carolina facility.

Read this Dog Food Advisor post for details.

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UPDATE TO DIAMOND PET FOODS RECALL:

 

Salmonella Confirmed in Two Dogs Fed Recalled Pet Food

 
Two dogs can be added to the list of clinically confirmed infections in the Diamond Pet Foods Salmonella Infantis outbreak, according to FDA's Laura Alvey, Deputy Director, Communications Staff at the agency's Center for Veterinary Medicine.
 

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Both dogs lived in the same house as an outbreak victim, and were fed one of the recalled dry dog food products. At last report (May 11, 2012), there are 15 outbreak-related confirmed human cases of Salmonella infections in the USA and one Canadian case. Five people have been hospitalized.
 
 
Read whole article here:
 
 
P.S. That dog in the picture doesn't look too happy about having to eat what is in his bowl ugh

Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

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You're right, that photo says it all. Thanks for posting.

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I'm a member of a Labrador chat board and I believe I "know" the person that the article is about.  She had been in contact with Diamond since before the recall because her dogs got sick.  It wasn't really in the news until people got sick.  Her dogs didn't get salmonella but have been suffering with stomach issues after eating the tainted food.  She complained bitterly and was interviewed on her local news because she felt Diamond wasn't being truthful.  Her vet determined it was the food that made her dogs sick and yet it has taken this long for Diamond to acknowledge that some dogs actually got sick.

 

Thankfully the food I have at home isn't part of the recall (I still have 30 pounds of it!) but I've decided to switch off of Diamond products (I feed Taste of the Wild made in California).  Because if a company allows one plant to become so dirty and under disrepair that this happens, what are the chances it happening in their other plants?

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What strikes me about all of this recent food recall in the news is that animal care professionals have always warned against raw foods because of the dangers of salmonella and other nasties, yet there has not been a recent case I have heard of where a dog got sick on raw food because of these bacteria. Anyways, some are using a high-pressure pasteurization process for their raw foods now. I really think that because of the way commercial dog food is processed that the kibble is more of a problem. Cadence has flourished since we put her on raw food. Our new puppy is on it now. I, of course use the proper sanitary procedures before and after serving because I am a human being and my body can't handle raw food the way a dog's body is equipped to. I treat it the same way I would treat handling raw hamburger or chicken. I have also heard that immunocompromised dogs should not eat raw, only healthy dogs. I read that in Dr. Dressler's book:

 

"What is the connection between the immune system and raw diets?

Well, when we are talking about raw food, we can sometimes be talking about certain bacteria found in the uncooked food, in particular meats.  One of the benefits of cooking is that you kill germs.  These microbes are most commonly found on the surface of the food, after it is stored for a while in the plastic and foam containers we buy at the store. 

A dog with cancer, in particular an overwhelming cancer, and most especially a  dog on  immune suppressing treatments, is susceptible to these microbes.  And they may get sick as a consequence.  Some examples of these disease causing bacteria are salmonellae.coli, and campylobacteria.

These germs can cause food poisoning.

Old, ground, raw meat is the highest risk of containing disease-causing microbes like these."

 

I was told that raw is ok to give her from the integrative vet I see but then again we don't give Cadence the raw hamburger and chicken from the grocery store. We order it from a place called Darwin's Pet where it is processed and immediately frozen and not allowed to sit on any shelves at a store in a foam container. But for me, the proof is right before my eyes, when I look at Cadence and she is happy and healthy and actually at a normal weight....the way she goes crazy eating when I set her dog food bowl down. She never had this zest for commercial kibble. When I used to feed her kibble, she looked at me the way that dog looks in that post I wrote earlier. Now she smiles as I head to the refrigerator. I am gung ho for feeding raw food for dogs, but then again you should get educated on the different food choices for your pet and make sure that what you are feeding works for your pet. Some dog's systems may not be able to handle a raw diet. 

 

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Cadence Faye: Born 10/30/04, stepped into our hearts 12/23/2004. Rear leg tumor found 7/24/11 by mom and dad, Xray on 7/25/11, Osteosarcoma suspected 7/26/11, amputation 7/29/11, Carboplatin started 8/23. Met free so far! 

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Dang, another Diamond Foods Recall:

Diamond Issues Yet Another Dog Food Recall

Dog Food Advisor says:

"Dog Owners - Please remain vigilant over the coming days and weeks. Although Diamond's most recent recall appears to include just a single product, what concerns me now is the location of the states included in yesterday's announcement. These don't look like the same distribution areas associated with the South Carolina plant's previous Salmonella issue. Could this involve Diamond's Missouri facility? Maybe. We can't yet be sure. However, based upon the multiple recall announcements that followed the company's initial news release in early April, we could possibly be in for more bad news. So, save your dog food packaging. And be sure you're on my Dog Food Recall Alert Email Notification List - just in case."

The recall includes Diamond Naturals Small Breed Adult Dog Lamb and Rice Formula samples, 6 pound and 18 pound bags manufactured on Aug. 26, 2011.

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I totally forgot we had started this topic last year. I hate that we have to keep it going, but I've pinned it to the top so everyone can see it. If you know of a recall and it isn't listed here, please share. Thanks.

 


LATEST RECALL: Waggin Train and Canyon Creek Ranch Chicken Jerky Treats

 

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Great, I feed Diamond and Taste of the Wild, never saw those recalls but I did sign up for alerts from now on. Luckily being in Calif. I may have missed all the contamination.

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