Wednesday, March 21, 2007

On Heals of Pet Food Recall, Here are Some Symptoms to Look for from Sick Cats or Dogs: Signs of Food Toxicity in Cats and Dogs

Last count put the deaths in very high numbers due to the recent recall. We provide a list of the recalled foods produced by Menu Foods at http://geari.blogspot.com/2007/03/
menu-foods-recalled-dog-and-cat-food.html

Pets in Peril: Recognize the Signs of Poisoning

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=2964521

March 19, 2007 — Since a number of cases of kidney damage among cats and dogs prompted a voluntary recall of numerous popular brands of pet food, including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba, many pet owners have begun to worry that their pets, too, may be affected. However, veterinary experts say there are steps that owners can take to ensure their pets' health.

If your dog or cat is exhibiting the following signs, you should seek the opinion of a veterinarian immediately:

Uncharacteristic lethargy

Severe loss of appetite

Vomiting

Profound changes in eating and drinking

Increased urination

If you have been feeding your dog or cat one or more of the products that have been recalled, you should contact your veterinarian and arrange for tests to see if your pet's health has been affected. Here again is a link to the list of recalled foods http://geari.blogspot.com/2007/03/
menu-foods-recalled-dog-and-cat-food.html

Pets will not always exhibit signs of kidney damage, so it is best to have them screened for potential problems.

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