I am truly sorry for your lose and you will be in my prayers tonight. I feel sure that other dogs have been affected and possibly died but you won't hear about them, not from the makers of Nutro at least. I do not feed my dog Nutro and I don't personally know anyone who does so I can not speak from experience on this brand. Again, I am so sorry for your lose , I know firsthand it isn't easy loosing a pet. Sorry, forget to say I believe one dog could be affected like this while others are not, each dogs system is different and reacts in different ways to the same situation.
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I would contact the company ASAP, and switch your remaining pets to a different food. Better to be safe than sorry. Some dogs just have stronger make ups than others. So while it could have been the cause of your one dogs death the other diffinately could not be so severly effected.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
did you feed the canned/pouched food that was recalled or just the brand nutro because as I understand the dry was not recalled. All dogs can react differently depending on the amount comsumed and their digestive system.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender,your dog.You're his life,his love,his leader. He will be faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion
When I say Nutro, I mean Nutro Natural. I didn't realize there were two different ones. Yes, I fed Bella a can of it about 4 days before she got sick. She had two teeth in the front, her baby teeth.. that weren't wanting to come out, so they had to be taken out.. and that's what the vet recommended. My other dog eats Nutro Natural dry.. but I promptly removed her from that and bought a bag of Chicken Soup.. she snubbed her nose at first, but seems to be okay with it now.
The thing is, if that IS what took my Bella... I would have never thought. In which case, I didn't save the can... so I doubt I could prove anything?
Can ppl sue the dog food company if they have lost their dogs/cats due to thier recalled food? Since its their food that killed ppls pets i would assume they could be held responsible for their death. Can they? Does anyone know?
You can sue anyone for anything. Do you have the receipt for the food? Where did you buy it? The store may have a record. Do you have any left? I would first find out if you fed the food that was suspected and then contact your veterinarian. Was a necropsy done? (autopsy on an animal is called necropsy)
You have to prove that your dog ate that food that day, and that the food your dog ate was actually from the contaminated batch, and contaminated. So the dogs stomach contents have to be available to be analized, the food container, and a necropsy to prove what actually caused the dogs death. Halo has already said her dog is buried, I doubt she paid for a necropsy, and that she does not have the can from the food.
No, there was no necropsy done. There was no need for one, she had exploratory surgery to find that she was in advanced kidney failure. Would that work? No, her stomach contents were not analyzed, but I really do not see any other reason for a perfectly healthy 13lb, 10 month old thriving shih tzu to go down hill so very fast. Who really saves their food cans? Honestly. :| I don't know how they can expect people to have the cans.
It boils down to who has money to stay on court longer you or them, this would be a case of I think this killed my dog, not this was proven 100% to have killed my dog. There is no proof it was the food, it could have been anti-freeze throwen over your fence by a neighbour, or something licked up on a walk without proof that you actually had food from the batch in question, it is he said she said, you say you fed her the food, they say you didnt. And not jsut because you dont have the empty can, but was that the only can of food you bought then?
I bought two that day. She ate one the day before, because her teeth were bothering her.. and then one the day after. The were seperated into two batches. Half of the can in the morning, half at night.
You're right, I can't prove it. You also bring up a valid point with the antifreeze thing. Though, I did ask the vet about that and she said that nowadays, the antifreeze that's being used is different.. and nontoxic to animals? What are the odds that this was genetic in SUCH a young baby?
I would suggest you get together with your vet, document what happened in as much detail as possible, find the receipt for when you purchased the food, and then contact a lawyer.
Most likely the company is going to end up quickly settling with pet owners without asking too many questions. Getting it out of the public eye (avoiding lengthy lawsuits) lets them save face, and prevents them from losing more money. You may just need to prove that (1) you bought the food within the time period and (2) your dog had renal failure. But collect the info now before anything is lost/forgotten.
FDA is conducting an investigation and working with Menu Foods, Inc. to ensure the effectiveness of the recall. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-866-895-2708. Consumers who wish to report adverse actions or other problems can go to http://www.fda.gov/opacom/backgrounders/complain.html to contact the FDA complaint coordinator in their state.
To report adverse reactions or other problems with FDA-regulated products, contact the FDA district office consumer complaint coordinator for your geographic area. If you require the use of a Relay Service, please call the Federal Relay Services (1-800-877-8339). This is a toll free relay service to call Federal agencies from TTY devices.
"According to the FDA, Menu Foods received the first of six complaints about kidney failure in pets on February 20.
Seven days later, the company began an internal taste test of its food. A cat in the study exhibited signs of kidney failure and died on March 2.
The FDA said at least seven, and perhaps all, of the 10 deaths, were linked to this tasting trial.
Those trial-related deaths were out of a larger group of between 40 and 50 animals who were fed the product, Sundlof said."
The food is dangerous. The manufacturer knows that. It killed more than one in ten of its own cats!
If this recall really goes back to December, pet owners cannot reasonably be expected to possess "the can." But they may have a receipt for a purchase that can be traced through the supply chain. Menu Foods will move quickly to settle with pet owners. To do otherwise would only continue to smear the names of many, many name brand pet foods.