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Old 03-24-2007, 07:50 AM   #1
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Rat Poison

Who would ever think of putting rat poison in cat/dog food? What next baby food? Real sick people.

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Old 03-24-2007, 08:13 AM   #2
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Did someone get accused of tampering with the food ingredients?
I would think it would be hard to keep pesticides and poisons out of any food items associated with grains. I feel the rat poison just happened to turn up. I don't think it was the rat poison that caused the deaths because it was such a small amount and rat poison attacks the liver and is an anti-coagulant (sp?). The pets died from kidney failure.
Just my thoughts.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:12 AM   #3
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The people that reported on the ABC News last night at 5:30 said they were going to 'get to the bottom' of this and reported it rat poison. What has been bothering me is I recently switched to the wet dog food after more than 10 year of the dry. The dogs were not eating and I figured they were bored. Well, when I got case of the wet food they didn't eat it either. I thought I would just hold off for few days and made them eat it. Who knows the reason? With all this happening now I am going to look into something more closely like I do with the family. May even consider fixing them food we eat! No just kidding. Probably wouldn't last with all the preservatives that our food has in it. Someone on another site gave list of brand names to look for called holistic food for dogs. May try to see about that. Dogs are part of our family and will try to treat them the way they do us.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
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Here's a little something I already posted about food.
The bottom line is, you cannot buy quality pet food in a grocery store because they make it too cheap, as evidenced by the quality control issues in the Menu Food case.
Nutro has two newer foods out you can get at a Petsmart or similar toting itself as holistic, but I don't like some of the things in it. One of them (Ultra) out of the first five ingredients in it, one is corn gluten and three are various forms of rice! Yeah, that's a real natural food for dogs

DC pet owners

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Old 03-24-2007, 09:32 AM   #5
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My take on this is let the people who are supposed to look into this do their business.

Have seen a number of different stories. The truth right now seems not available.

My attitude is we should just calm down, give the guys in charge a chance to do their jobs, and then make a determination.

Premature hysteria does no one any good at any time.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:49 AM   #6
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My take on this is let the people who are supposed to look into this do their business.

Have seen a number of different stories. The truth right now seems not available.

My attitude is we should just calm down, give the guys in charge a chance to do their jobs, and then make a determination.

Premature hysteria does no one any good at any time.
Haven't they already been looking into it and doing their business? You lost me

I don't see anything wrong discussing what has been reported by the news and pet food companies.
And in the topics I have read on this board I saw nothing that came close to premature hysteria, although if I was feeding one of those foods and putting my pet at risk, I feel i would have every right to be upset. Same as with the recent spinach scare.
I wouldn't confuse public awareness with hysteria, but that's just my take.
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Old 03-24-2007, 09:55 AM   #7
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As Buck and I understand it, from some of the news reports, foreign wheat was used in the manufacturing of the pet food. The country the wheat came from, China I think, used a pesticide that either was rat poison or similar to rat poison to rid the wheat of undesirable critters. This kind of pesticide is not allowed in the U.S., so this is what investigators feel was the culprit.
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Old 03-24-2007, 10:38 AM   #8
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anybody remember the drama in the 1970's in Michigan when animals, cows, chickens, started dying? As I remember, after months of investigations, and the offending feed company staunchly saying they were not responsible, they indeed did turn out to be responsible. A mistake was made and an unmarked bag(s) of a fire retartant was mixed in with the feed. The disturbing thing at that time was how the feed company denied any wrong doing waaaay past when it was clear they were to blame.
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Old 03-24-2007, 11:18 AM   #9
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Holistic for US

Holistic Foods (U.S.)

Artemis
AvoDerm
Back to Basics
Blue Buffalo
California Natural
Canidae
Canine Caviar
Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
Eagle Pack
Evolve
Drs. Foster and Smith Healthy Foods
Flint River Ranch
Fromm Family Foods
Great Life
Innova
Karma Organic
Life's Abundance
Merrick
Natural Balance
Natural Life
Nature's Recipe
Nature's Variety
Newman's Own Organics
NutriSource
O&M Pet Products
Pet Promise
PHD Products
Pinnacle
Premium Edge
PRO PAC
Royal Canin
Sensible Choice
Sojos
Solid Gold
Sportsman's Pride
Timberwolf Organics
Triumph
Ultra Holistic
Wellness
Wysong

I don't think you will find these at any stores. Have to go online to get them. No idea about cost or other things. Only security that the dogs/cats will be safe. No price too high for life of your dog/cat, anything that takes a life.
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what are we on about here? can anyone cite any sources?
I`m totaly Lost!
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