Pet Food Again
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I hate coming back to this subject but please keep watching what is happening with the pet food recalls. A few days ago, Natural Balance pulled 2 varieties of dry food, one cat and one dog. They did this immediately upon receiving complaints that animals were throwing up and having kidney problems after eating the food. The FDA has now done their thing and they found melamine in the food. The very, very bad part of this story is that Menu Foods does not make Natural Balance foods. Natural Balance foods contain no wheat gluten. The melamine was found in the RICE gluten Natural Balance uses in some of their products. Natural Balance says the rice gluten came from a US supplier but they haven't given the name.
The main reason why I'm saying anything about this is I don't want anyone's pet to get sick from these horrible problems with our pet food supply. I will provide some links to help anyone who needs help with this mess.
Natural Balance products recalled as of 4/17/7
* Venison and Brown Rice Treats for Dogs (New today)
* Venison and Brown Rice Canned Formula for Dogs (New today)
* Venison and Brown Rice Dry Food for Dogs (Reported Sunday)
* Venison and Green Pea Dry Food for Cats (Reported Sunday)
The Pet Food Recall Help Page. List of recalled foods and other helpful links.
The Pet Food List. A list of pet food that HAS NOT been recalled.
Feeding Your Cat: Know the Basics of Feline Nutrition. An article on feeding cats written by a veterinarian.
Dr Pitcairn's New Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. A good place to start learning about feeding your pets home made diets. This is a book you can read, I was able to get it at my local library.