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March 17, 2007



I awoke from a horrible dream, where I took the cats on vacation with me. There was a wondrous sunset and foliage so I grabbed my camera and tried to snap a few pics, but then I saw one of the cats chasing a red winged blackbird, and then I found all the cats were out, so I got them into the car and next I knew they were all out again. I was trying to stuff them into the car, but it turned into a cabinet, and they kept finding holes to slip through. Finally and luckily, I woke. I saw your email and hurried over to see what was on the kitty nonmenu. I find no hard pellet purina (indoor), and I'm also happyu to see that the treats aren't on that list either. Thank you for posting that. It's funny, but when I went cat food shopping, I looked at the tins, for a minute, thinking they might like some as a treat. I opted not.

Edward Mitchell

Thank goodness I dont use any of these


About a year and a half ago it was Diamond dog food that was killing dogs, and now this. I made the decision today to make my dogs (a Standard Poodle and a Jack Russell) food. They had their first made from scratch meal tonight and loved it. It is alot of work, but I sure feel safer giving them food I make myself from human food ingrediants. When I started researching dog foods on the net last night, I was completely grossed out at the type of products they use for commercial foods. I had no idea- call me stupid and naive.

The Fat Lady Sings

Isabella - What did you make, exactly? One of our dogs is on a prescription food - as are all of our cats (and not the same kind, either). Did you find some recipes online? We would be interested in doing that. We have made our own dog treats before. The food itself shouldn't be that much of a stretch.

I was really freaked out by this. Iams and Eukanuba are supposedly top of the line pet foods. To be recalled because they are killing animals....and to make it worse - we sometimes will buy extra food and donate it to the local humane society. I hope we didn't donate anything that was poisonous. It makes me sick to think about it.


Thank you for posting this hon, this is horrible. Those poor pets who got sick, or died. :-(

Anntichrist S. Coulter


I feed the ferals canned food, because it's just easier, but I augment it with dry kitten chow (the youngest two, Smudge & Tommie, are still at an age where they need it, and their Mama, the wily heifer, slipped away when I was trapping last time, and managed to get herself knocked-up before I could trap her again, and just dropped another litter) from Wally World, but thankfully, the dry food isn't affected, and the canned food that I use is 9Lives.

Thanks for the heads-up, TFLS!


Thank goodness the whiskas foil pouches aren't on that list. That's what I give Simba for treats. I buy soup bones for Pepper treats.


We became very leery of commercial pet food products over the past few years, especially when we learned that IAMS is guilty of animal testing cruelity for its products. Bodhi dog, it turns out, is allergic to the traces of degradable antibiotics and steroids in American beef and chicken products. We finally found a non filler, non 'pumped-up' food product from Canada, worth every bit its expense. Mostly Bodhi eats dry, but then he loves it because the product is offically a dog treat. Sounds as if the same folks who make human food are now posioning our fur persons!

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