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NY agency says rat poison found in pet food: report
Rat poison has been discovered in the pet food blamed for pet deaths in the United States, the New York Department of Agriculture and Markets said on Friday, according to the Associated Press. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 16:58:49 GMT)

Toxin in pet food that killed 14 animals identified
Aminopterin, a folic acid derivative that can cause kidney failure in cats and dogs, has been found in cat food samples from Menu Foods, whose wet pet food was blamed for the deaths of at least 14 pets, New York State officials said on Friday. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 17:52:20 GMT)

Rat Poison Found in Tainted Pet Food
Spokeswomen for the New York State Department of Agriculture would not comment on how poison may have gotten into the pet food. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:07:46 GMT)

Rat poison caused pet food recalls
A spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Agriculture says rat poison was found in tainted pet food that killed several animals and sparked a nationwide recall. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 18:21:54 GMT)

Rat poison found in pet food, official says
ALBANY, New York (AP) -- Rat poison was found in the pet food suspected of causing kidney failure that killed at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists still don't know how it got there, state officials said Friday. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 19:32:44 GMT)

Rat Poison Found in Recalled Pet Food
FRIDAY, March 23 (HealthDay News) -- Rat poison has been found in samples of the recalled pet food linked to at least 16 animal deaths nationwide, New York officials said Friday, but it's not clear how the toxin made it into the food. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 21:02:29 GMT)

Rat poison found in tainted pet food
Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don't know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it. Also Friday, the company that produced the food expanded its recall to include all 95 brands of the "cuts and gravy" style food, regardless of when they were produced. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 21:16:13 GMT)

Canadian pet food firm 'will take responsibility' for pet deaths
A Canadian pet food manufacturer said Friday it would compensate US and Canadian owners of animals that died or became ill from ingesting its tainted products. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 22:02:04 GMT)

Rat Poison Found In Tainted Pet Food
Officials said they may have found the source of contamination in million of packages of pet food -- rat poison. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 22:05:41 GMT)

Rat poison found in recalled pet food
A chemical used in rat poison was found in recalled pet food that has killed several animals and sickened hundreds of others, the food laboratory of New York state and the Animal Health Diagnostic Center at Cornell University said in a news conference Friday. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 22:48:27 GMT)

Menu Foods cannot explain toxin in its pet food
Menu Foods Income Fund, whose pet food has been blamed for at least 14 deaths of cats and dogs, does not know how a toxic substance got into its products but will continue to operate the plants where the food was produced, company officials said on Friday. (Fri, 23 Mar 2007 22:55:55 GMT)

Law Firm Getting Many Submissions For Pet Food Lawsuit
A Madison law firm that filed a class-action lawsuit in the wake of a massive recall over contaminated pet food said it has been getting many submissions. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 01:57:03 GMT)

Rat poison found in tainted pet food
Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don't know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 03:04:31 GMT)

Rat poison toxin found in tainted pet food in US
A toxin used for rat poison has been found in tainted pet food that has killed at least 14 animals and fired panic among dog and cat owners in the United States and Canada, US officials said Friday. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 03:29:56 GMT)

Rat poison blamed for deaths from pet food
Rat poison was identified Friday as the toxin suspected of contaminating pet food that has killed or sickened dozens of dogs and cats across the nation, although it is still unclear how the deadly substance got in the food. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 10:40:13 GMT)

Rat poison found in tainted pet food
Pet owners were rechecking their cabinets and threatening legal action after state officials said rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 11:09:12 GMT)

Rat poison blamed for deaths from pet food
Rat poison was identified Friday as the toxin suspected of contaminating pet food that has killed or sickened dozens of dogs and cats across the nation, although it is still unclear how the deadly substance got in the food. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 15:57:24 GMT)

Pet Food Company Expands Recall
Scientists say they have found rat poison in samples of pet food blamed in the deaths of at least 15 cats and one dog. Producer Menu Foods has broadened a recall to all 95 brands of the "cuts and gravy" style food. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 16:00:05 GMT)

Probe of tainted pet food eyes ingredient from China
ALBANY, New York (AP) -- Pet owners were rechecking their cabinets and threatening legal action after state officials said rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 17:39:41 GMT)

Rat Poison Found in Tainted Pet Food
Rat Poison Found in Recalled Pet Food Blamed for Deaths of 16 Dogs and Cats (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:16:02 GMT)

Menu Foods Says Tainted Pet Food May Still Be on Store Shelves
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Menu Foods Ltd., which recalled 60 million cans of wet pet food in the U.S. last week, asked for all brands involved to be removed, regardless of the date of manufacture, amid concern tainted products are still being sold. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 20:54:23 GMT)

Correction: Pet food recall story
In a March 23 story about a pet food recall, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Food and Drug Administration, reported erroneously the recall had been expanded to all 95 brands of the "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food by Menu Foods, regardless of when they were produced. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 21:54:02 GMT)

Pet Owners Double Checking Cabinets
Pet Owners Threatening Legal Action As New York Reports Rat Poison Found in Pet Food (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 22:30:52 GMT)

Menu Asks Stores Remove Pet Food Regardless of Date (Update2)
March 24 (Bloomberg) -- Menu Foods Ltd., which recalled 60 million cans of wet pet food in the U.S. last week, asked for all brands involved to be removed, regardless of the date of manufacture, amid concern tainted products are still being sold. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 22:39:13 GMT)

Tainted pet food producer expands recall
The Canadian company that sold tainted pet food blamed for at least 14 pet deaths expanded its product recall Saturday, saying it worried consumers could still find the products on store shelves. (Sat, 24 Mar 2007 23:49:16 GMT)

Pet food recall sparks panic among owners
At first, the pet food recall didn't much worry Jack Friedman. His cats love Iams canned food but had never eaten the "cuts and gravy" style that was part of a massive, nationwide recall of tainted dog and cat food Monday. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 02:15:56 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Has Pet Owners Worried, Causes Problems At Stores
Stores across the country, and in Cincinnati, scrambled to pull the recalled pet food off shelves this week. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 02:24:10 GMT)

Officials unsure how poison got into pet food
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Scientists are searching for answers after rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 09:12:27 GMT)

Ask the vet: What to watch for if your pet has eaten tainted food
The recent pet food recall has worried a number of pet owners due to the scope... (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:33:13 GMT)

KILLER PET FOOD TOLL SOARS IN N.Y.
At least eight pets have died in New York City - and hundreds more have been treated - in the wake of the massive poisoned pet-food scare. A Post survey of animal clinics and veterinarians in the five boroughs comes as medical sleuths zero in on... (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 10:50:43 GMT)

Pet food scare keeping local vets occupied
Area vets are busier than usual following the announcement of a pet food recall earlier this month. (Northwest Arkansas Times) (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 12:24:37 GMT)

Death toll from pet food may soar
Menu Foods Ltd., which recalled 60 million cans of wet pet food in the United States last week, asked for all brands involved to be removed, regardless of the date of manufacture, amid concern tainted products are still being sold. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 12:35:33 GMT)

Correction: Pet Food Story
In a March 23 story about a pet food recall, The Associated Press, relying on information from the Food and Drug Administration, reported erroneously the recall had been expanded to all 95 brands of the "cuts and gravy" style dog and cat food by Menu Foods, regardless of when they were produced. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 18:28:07 GMT)

$526 later cat recovering after eating recalled pet food
12:35 p.m. BILLINGS, Mont. - A cat belonging to a Billings couple is recovering, after eating contaminated pet food. Chuck Morelli says that after reading about the recall, he checked the bar codes on pet food and realized he'd fed the cat something that nearly killed her. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 19:40:20 GMT)

Pet necklaces help Africa
VAIL - Even as the owner of a pet-supply store, Nancy Kosloff admitted it's amazing how much money people spend on their dogs. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 19:42:34 GMT)

Chihuahua Puppies Stolen from Ogden Pet Store for Second Time
OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Police in Ogden are looking for a puppy thief. For the second time in three months an Ogden pet store has been targeted for its Chihuahua puppies. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 19:49:47 GMT)

Know your pet food facts before you panic
“It's a horrible thing to find that out,” pet owner Colleen Halley said. (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 21:00:53 GMT)

Pet Food Manufacturer Plans To Compensate Pet Owners
A pet food manufacturer says it plans to compensate pet owners whose cats and dogs died or got sick from toxic food.  (Sun, 25 Mar 2007 21:02:03 GMT)

Know your pet food facts before you panic
CAPITAL REGION We've been telling you about the pet food recall that has hit home for thousands of animal lovers across the state. Now, our Steve Ference talks with one pet store owner who explains what you need to know so you don't need to panic. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 01:09:34 GMT)

Pet food may have sickened and killed scores more
The Food and Drug Administration has received more than 4,400 calls from pet owners about the recalled, contaminated dog and cat food that has reportedly sickened and injured animals across the USA. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 02:21:18 GMT)

FYI: Online lists, toll-free numbers available regarding pet food recall
Q: Can you give me any information on the recent recall of pet food that was supposedly contaminated with poison? Any phone numbers or hot lines I can call about recalled products? (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 03:14:36 GMT)

Pet owners concerned about pet food
Many pet owners are confused about pet food thats been recalled, and what is still on the store shelves. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 04:10:35 GMT)

Shelters Deal With Pet Food Recall
Some animal shelters are seeing a decline in the number of animals being adopted. This "adoption anxiety," as some are calling it, may be due to the recent pet food recall. More Pets News More Consumer News More Local News (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 04:17:00 GMT)

Pet supply firm moving to Dallas
A Houston-based pet supply distributor has signed a 10-year lease for 120,000 square feet of industrial space at Pinnacle Park in southern Dallas -- a move designed to better position the company to meet its trucking needs. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 04:35:37 GMT)

Pet spa is planned for Interwood business park
AMERICAN Pet Resorts will soon offer Houston pets a chance to enjoy their own vacations while their human "parents" travel out of Bush Intercontinental Airport. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 05:56:48 GMT)

Rodent poison found in now-recalled pet food blamed for animal deaths
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Rat poison has been found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, a spokeswoman for the State Department of Agriculture and Markets said today. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 08:50:18 GMT)

Know your pet food facts before you panic
“It's a horrible thing to find that out,” pet owner Colleen Halley said. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 08:54:45 GMT)

Surcharge touted for pet owners
(Examiner file photo) A city commission is looking for ways to make having a pet and renting in The City more compatible, including allowing landlords to charge pet rent. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 09:48:03 GMT)

Experts: More Deaths From Pet Food Likely
Pet owners were rechecking their cabinets and threatening legal action after state officials said rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:00:01 GMT)

Rat poison found in deadly pet food
Friday, March 23, 2007 9:51 PM CDT ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Rat poison was found in pet food blamed for the deaths of at least 16 cats and dogs, but scientists said Friday they still don't know how it got there and predicted more animal deaths would be linked to it. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:05:46 GMT)

Pet food poisoning hits home for Florida family
The company at the center of the controversy says it will reimburse pet owners for their vet bills if their dogs or cats died or got sick. However, some pet owners say the money is no consolation for the loss of a beloved pet. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:27:11 GMT)

Probe on pet food necessary
Pet dogs and cats are precious to millions of Americans. Maybe that’s why last week’s Menu Foods recall and subsequent finding of poisoned pet food raised emotions. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:52:17 GMT)

Many Houston-area pets affected by recalled pet food
Several area pet owners have e-mailed us about the massive recall of tainted pet food to let us know that their dogs and cats got sick -- and even died in some cases -- after eating the food. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 16:42:19 GMT)

Pet Food Lawsuits Popping Up
Pet owners and breeders have spent the last week making sure their animals didn't get sick from tainted pet food. Some have made visits to the vet, and unfortunately others have lost their furry friends. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 17:11:37 GMT)

Woman, dog both sick after eating recalled pet food
After noticing her dog, Missy, wasn't eating, Larabie said she took bites of Iams pet food in order to trick the terrier into thinking it was people food. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:02:09 GMT)

Rat Poison Found in Recalled Pet Food
Title: Rat Poison Found in Recalled Pet Food Category: Health News Created: 3/25/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 3/26/2007 (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 19:39:35 GMT)

N.Y. lab testing pet food to find tainted ingredient
ALBANY, N.Y. — The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said today. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 20:17:45 GMT)

NY lab doing further pet food testing
The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said Monday. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 20:43:05 GMT)

N.Y. Lab Continues Tests On Tainted Pet Food
The laboratory that last week identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food, officials said Monday. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 21:12:00 GMT)

DCSPCA urges pet owners to check food
The Dutchess County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals advised pet owners to visit www.menufoods.com and check their pet food products against the list of products Menu Foods voluntarily recalled. (Mon, 26 Mar 2007 21:20:10 GMT)

Call 3: Company Seeks To Clarify Pet Food Recall List
Pet owners are continuing to get conflicting information about the Menu Foods pet food recall. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 00:47:47 GMT)

NY lab doing further pet food testing
The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said Monday. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 02:02:20 GMT)

Worried pet owners turn to the web
It's been a week of dire warnings and reports of mounting pet deaths following the Menu Foods recall of 95 brands of dog and cat food. Pet owners, desperate for information and comfort, are finding each other through online communities. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 04:05:22 GMT)

Recalled pet food still on shelves in Mount Pocono Wal-Mart
It's a case of buyer beware. Dozens of recalled cans of Ol' Roy pet food were still on Wal-Mart shelves in Mount Pocono on Monday — more than a week after Menu Foods recalled many of its dog and cat products. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 04:44:28 GMT)

NY state lab doing further testing of tainted pet food
ALBANY, N.Y. The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 04:53:16 GMT)

Suspect jailed in shooting of family's pet donkey
An Albion man has been jailed for allegedly shooting and killing a rural Edwards County family's pet donkey last week. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 05:17:35 GMT)

Family euthanizes sheltie after pet has kidney failure from contaminated food
WHEATLAND, Iowa — Emily Jensen-Krambeck liked to spoil her family’s pet, Trooper, by mixing his dry dog food with some more expensive cuts. That practice proved fatal Monday to her beloved sheltie. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 05:20:41 GMT)

Vet reports dwarf FDA pet-poisoning numbers
Hundreds of veterinarians have reported cases of sick and dead dogs and cats related to rat poison-tainted pet food, a veterinarians group said Monday - far more than reported by the Food and Drug Administration. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 05:25:23 GMT)

Vets report more pet food problems than FDA
Hundreds of veterinarians have reported cases of sick and dead dogs and cats related to rat-poison-tainted pet food, a veterinarians' group said Monday -- far more than reported by the Food and Drug Administration. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 06:04:19 GMT)

More pet-food deaths reported
Hundreds of veterinarians have reported cases of sick and dead dogs and cats related to tainted pet food — far more than reported by the Food and Drug Administration. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 07:18:40 GMT)

Pet Food Under Microscope
Albany The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said Monday. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 09:08:23 GMT)

Pet food deaths a wake-up call about potential pet poisons
Pet owners, don't let down your guard yet. Just because you've thrown out that tainted pet food doesn't mean Fido and Fluffy are safe from being poisoned. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 09:14:33 GMT)

Pet food recall expands
Local veterinarians are hearing concerns from pet owners regarding tainted pet food, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says those concerns are rising steadily every day. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:01:00 GMT)

More tests being run on recalled pet food
Tests are continuing to be run on recalled pet food, trying to determine how it became contaminated. The New York State Food Lab is trying to figure out how rat poison made its way into nearly 100 different brands of dog and cat food. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 12:54:24 GMT)

N.Y. lab conducting more pet food tests
The laboratory that identified the poison believed to be responsible for the death of pets around the country has started testing individual components of the tainted pet food to determine which ingredient was contaminated, officials said Monday. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:02:18 GMT)

Oregon pet food deaths hit 13
The number of Oregon pets sickened after eating tainted pet food almost doubled on Monday to 47 cases, including 13 deaths. "The more people know about it, the more we're going to hear about new cases," said Emilio DeBess, Oregon's public health veterinarian. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 13:26:20 GMT)

Attorney Files Class-Action Suit In Pet Deaths
A Bristol attorney has filed a federal class-action lawsuit against a Canada-based company that produced pet food included in a massive recall. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 18:48:12 GMT)

Pet food scare: Break out the table scraps
Roughly 69 million American households include at least one pet, according to the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Judging from our "in" basket, almost every one of them has sent a frantic e-mail this week warning about a nationwide recall of cat and dog food. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:35:03 GMT)

Veterinary Group Says Pet Food Deaths Higher Than Reported
Members of a veterinarians' Web site are reporting hundreds of cases of kidney failure among pets since a nationwide pet food recall. The site's founder says the total could end up being in the tens of thousands. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 19:53:55 GMT)

Websites tally more pet deaths related to tainted food
A veterinarians' group lists at least 104 fatalities amid many more cases of food-related illness. Hundreds of veterinarians have reported cases of sick and dead dogs and cats related to rat-poison-tainted pet food, a veterinarians' group said Monday — far more than reported by the Food and Drug Administration. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 20:39:49 GMT)

Pet owner suspects food
Sebeka resident Patrick Volkerding tried to make a considerate choice for his feline companions’ new dinner, but unfortunately, his decision likely ended up costing him a pet. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 20:47:10 GMT)

Reported Pet Deaths Increasing
Rochester, N.Y. - There may be a much higher number of deaths related to the pet food recall than previously thought. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 20:59:47 GMT)

Group says pet food deaths underreported
At least 471 cases of pet kidney failure have been reported in the 10 days since a nationwide recall of dog and cat food and about a fifth of those pets have died, a veterinarians' information service said Tuesday. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 21:04:36 GMT)

Vets Group: Pet Food Deaths Higher Than Reported
Members of a veterinarians' Web site reported at least 471 cases of kidney failure among pets in the 10 days since a nationwide pet food recall and the founder of the site said the total could be in the tens of thousands. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 21:28:13 GMT)

Recalled pet food blamed for more than 100 deaths
ALBANY, New York (AP) -- At least 471 cases of pet kidney failure have been reported in the 10 days since a nationwide recall of dog and cat food and about a fifth of those pets have died, a veterinarians' information service said Tuesday. (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 22:17:40 GMT)

Couple Says Cat Is Sick From Recalled Pet Food
A local couple is caring for a cat they believe was poisoned by tainted pet food that was recalled earlier this month. Menu Foods has recalled 95 brands of dog and cat food that are believed to be contaminated. At least 471 cases of pet kidney failure have been reported in the 10 days since a nationwide recall of dog and cat food, and about a fifth of those pets -- 104 cats and dogs -- have ... (Tue, 27 Mar 2007 23:50:21 GMT)

Vets urge caution over raw pet foods
This month's pet food recall is driving up sales of raw pet foods, but veterinarians urge caution. Raw pet foods, sold largely by small companies and in independent pet food stores, have gained popularity in recent years, as have organic pet foods. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 01:14:00 GMT)

104 Deaths Reported in Pet Food Recall
At least 471 cases of pet kidney failure have been reported in the 10 days since a nationwide recall of dog and cat food and 104 of those pets have died, a veterinarians? information service said. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 03:46:02 GMT)

R.I. woman files suit over pet food
PROVIDENCE — A Johnston woman is filing a class-action lawsuit against the pet-food manufacturer whose food she claims killed her Shih Tzu dog. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 03:48:47 GMT)

R.I. veterinarians watching for illnesses linked to pet food
PROVIDENCE — Amid growing reports nationally of animal deaths and sickness from pet food that was recently recalled from shelves, the state veterinarian is moving to assess the local impact. Several instances of what one private veterinarian called “potentially suspicious” illnesses have already surfaced in Rhode Island — although no deaths have apparently come to light. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 04:46:20 GMT)

R.I. veterinarians watching for illnesses linked to pet food
Veterinarian Mark Paradise, of NorthPaws Veterinary Center in Greenville, with a cat under his care at the center. He has treated a possible case of illness stemming from tainted pet food. This cat is in the center for other medical reasons. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 04:46:30 GMT)

Deerfield Beach woman sues Canadian manufacturer over tainted pet food
A Broward woman whose cat died from kidney failure after consuming tainted pet food sued manufacturer Menu Foods Inc. in federal court in Fort Lauderdale. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 04:48:09 GMT)

Tainted Food Pet Deaths Put At Over 100
The founder of a veterinarians' Web site that's been gathering data says the toll is likely to go much higher. And The Early Show 's Dr. Debbye Turner points to one Web site claiming almost 2,000 pet deaths. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 10:30:02 GMT)

PET DEATH TOLL MAY BE THOUSANDS
ALBANY - Members of a veterinarians' Web forum have reported at least 471 cases of kidney failure among pets in the 10 days since a nationwide pet-food recall, and the founder of the site said the total could be in the tens of thousands. Paul Pion... (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 10:41:30 GMT)

R.I. veterinarians watching for illnesses linked to pet food
PROVIDENCE — Amid growing reports nationally of animal deaths and sickness from pet food that was recently recalled from shelves, the state veterinarian is moving to assess the local impact. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 12:48:17 GMT)

Veterinary group says pet food deaths higher than reported
Members of a veterinarians' Web site reported at least 471 cases of kidney failure among pets in the 10 days since a nationwide pet food recall and the founder of the site said the total could be in the tens of thousands. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 13:12:16 GMT)

L.A. Residents Sue Menu Foods After Pet Illnesses
Californians blame Canadian company for cats' illnesses after massive pet food recall. Veterinary Information Network says more than 471 cases of liver failure have been reported after rodent poison was detected in pet food. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 14:47:26 GMT)

Concerns mount about pet foods
The major pet food recall horrifying dog and cat lovers has raised the heat under a slowly simmering debate over what's the healthiest meal for the animals that share our lives. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 17:56:30 GMT)

Pet microchip clinic to be held Saturday
DANIELSON — A pet microchipping clinic will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Quinebaug Valley Veterinary Hospital on Route 12. The cost of the clinic is $30 per animal. This includes microchipping and registration with HomeAgain Pet Recovery Service. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 18:41:41 GMT)

For pet owners, no easy answers for feeding Fido
In the wake of this month's 60-million-can recall of dog and cat food, customers who used to come to Lola & Penelope's Premiere Pet Boutique and Wellness Center in St. Louis to buy collars and toys are now sticking around to check out the premium, organic foods owner Carol Will also stocks. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 19:13:42 GMT)

Lawsuit over pet food
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A lawsuit has been filed in California against pet food manufacturer Menu Foods, blaming the company for recent health problems in pets. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 20:42:55 GMT)

More Deaths Reported In Wake Of Pet Food Recall
Veterinarians across the country are reporting more cases of sickness related to the recent pet food recall. (Wed, 28 Mar 2007 22:48:25 GMT)

More lawsuits in poisoned pet food scare - video included
Pet owners are searching for better quality cat and dog food. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 01:07:04 GMT)

Pet Owners Beware: Someone May Poison Your Dog
Dog owners are warned that someone may try to poison their pet; this comes after a series of attempted poisonings over the last week. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 02:19:00 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Lawsuit
A lawsuit has been filed in California against pet food manufacturer Menu Foods, blaming the company for recent health problems in pets. One woman claims that her cat was "healthy" and "vibrant" until she recently started vomiting and drinking an excessive amount of water. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 04:27:25 GMT)

Pet owners urged to call hotlines
Like thousands of people nationwide, Tandra English of Charleston suspects contaminated pet food sickened her cat. She called Iams, the brand of chicken-and-gravy she fed her cat Gus as a treat, to find out if they would pay Gus’ vet bill — $174 so far. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 05:01:31 GMT)

Pet food recall has little impact here
Menu Foods Income Fund, a Canadian-based pet food packaging company, announced a precautionary recall of about 50 pet food brands March 16, but the recall hasn't had much impact locally. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 05:17:12 GMT)

City pet tag fees rise
Calling it a step toward reducing pet overpopulation, the Sacramento City Council last week voted to dramatically increase fees for licensed dogs and cats that are able to breed. The council also voted to require cat licensing for the first time. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:10:16 GMT)

Two Californians file lawsuit over tainted pet food
Two California cat owners have filed a lawsuit against a pet food manufacturer because they claim the animals became ill after eating poisoned food, their attorneys announced Wednesday. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 07:53:38 GMT)

Pet poisonings prompt alert
Following a recent spate of dog poisonings, pet owners in Salt Lake County are being cautioned to keep a close eye on their animals. None of the dogs believed to be poisoned has died, but the activity serves as a reminder to all pet owners to be careful, said Temma Martin, spokeswoman for Salt Lake County Animal Services. "It seems to be a spring thing," she said. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:31:14 GMT)

Pet first-aid classes and kits
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A dog owner's worst nightmare is when the animal slips its leash. Would you know how to treat your pet's wounds if it were to run into trouble? (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:19:25 GMT)

Local Vets Report Pet Food Recall Victims In Loudoun
Frantic pet owners across the nation have been swarming veterinary offices with dogs and cats that have been affected by a deadly pet food. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:21:45 GMT)

Deadly Pet Recall Prompts S. Jersey Shelter To Help Out
The Gloucester County animal shelter on Delsea Drive in Clayton, NJ is offering a dog or cat at no cost to anyone who may have lost a pet after eating Menu Food’s products that were contaminated with a rat poison. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:28:02 GMT)

More than 100 pet deaths blamed on recalled dog and cat food
Veterinary group says more than 100 pet deaths blamed on recalled dog and cat food (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 13:29:40 GMT)

Veterinary group says pet food deaths much higher than reported
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Members of a veterinarians' Web site reported at least 471 cases of kidney failure among pets in the 10 days since a nationwide pet food recall and the founder of the site said the total could be in the tens of thousands. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 14:47:20 GMT)

Old Town Store Gives Away Healthy Pet Food
A pet store in Chicago is offering help to pet lovers who are concerned about tainted food. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 16:52:00 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet buys pays $3M for turf grass company
Central Garden & Pet Co. said Thursday it bought a company that breeds turf grass for $3 million. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:14:10 GMT)

Central Garden & Pet buys turf company for $3M
Central Garden & Pet Co. has acquired DLF Trifolium Oregon for approximately $3 million, the company said late Wednesday. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 17:32:41 GMT)

Stevens Point dogs fall ill from recalled pet food
A Stevens Point pet owner brought her two poodle mixes to Oak View Veterinary Medical Center in Plover Monday morning where tests determined the dogs became ill after eating pet food from a recent list of recalled food. Menu Foods a major manufacturer of dog and cat food recalled 60 million containers of pet food on March 16 after reports of kidney failure and deaths. Blood tests and urinalysis ... (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:34:56 GMT)

Pet food recall spurs demand for organic, more natural food
CINCINNATI Pet owners concerned about a recent national recall of pet food are paying big bucks for brands that contain natural and organic ingredients. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:42:49 GMT)

Local Pet Owner Seeks Damages After Dog's Death
A local woman is demanding answers and action when it comes to that pet food tainted with rat poison. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 20:48:00 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Impact on Organic Sales
Developments surrounding national pet food recall by Menu Foods Inc. and impact on organic and natural pet food industry. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 21:00:32 GMT)

Veterinarians and Owners Report Hundreds, If Not Thousands, of Pet Deaths From Tainted Food
ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ On March 11, Reba stopped eating. Five days later, the black Labrador dog was dead. The next day, March 17, Reba's owner, retired high school teacher Dennis Mullins of Ballwin, Mo., read in the newspaper of a massive nationwide recall of pet food. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 21:22:33 GMT)

FDA targets chemical in Iams pet food
The Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it has issued a warning letter to Iams Co. that says some of its diet pet foods contain an unapproved substance. (Thu, 29 Mar 2007 22:55:39 GMT)

H20 Aquatics opens new pet store
The Pet Emporium is now the Pet Emporium by H2O Aquatics. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 00:33:48 GMT)

Pet owners going organic during food recall
We still don't know exactly how many animals have been sickened or died from tainted pet food recently pulled from shelves in last week's massive recall. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 01:26:20 GMT)

Dry Pet Food Concerns
An animals right group is pushing to expand a major pet food recall to now include dry pet food. Right now, the recall only includes wet pet food. Last week, scientists determined rat poison contaminated 95 brands of wet pet food manufactured by Menu Foods. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 02:57:09 GMT)

No Pet Left Behind
Several luxury condominiums and private residence clubs now offer luxury pet services and amenities that rival those meant for humans. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 03:52:36 GMT)

Rat poison absent in pet food, sources say
U.S. Food and Drug Administration testing found a chemical commonly used in plastics, but no rat poison, in the recalled pet food that has killed and sickened cats and dogs nationwide, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review learned Thursday. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 04:25:25 GMT)

PETA: FDA should expand pet food recall
Animal rights advocates are calling on federal food safety regulators and pet food companies to expand a nationwide recall of dog and cat food to include dry varieties, claiming it makes pets sick. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 04:43:27 GMT)

PETA wants pet food recall expanded to include dry food
RICHMOND, Va. Has the pet food recall gone far enough? Some animal rights advocates say no. The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on the... (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 05:26:47 GMT)

PETA wants pet food recall expanded to include dry food
RICHMOND, Va. Has the pet food recall gone far enough? Some animal rights advocates say no. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 05:27:25 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Kasey, an 8-month-old Labrador/terrier mix pup, eagerly awaiting your arrival. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 06:30:10 GMT)

Premium pet food: Is price worth it?
The high-end food makers say so, but nutrition experts don't necessarily agree. Considering that all the nearly 100 brands in the pet food recall use the same factory, is there any reason to pay more for premium? (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 07:10:07 GMT)

PETA: FDA should expand pet food recall
Animal rights advocates are calling on federal food safety regulators and pet food companies to expand a nationwide recall of dog and cat food to include dry varieties, claiming it makes pets sick. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 09:23:39 GMT)

PETA Wants Dry Pet Food Recalled
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it has gotten complaints from pet owners who used Menu Foods' dry products. But both the FDA and veterinarians say they haven't seen a trend of animals becoming ill after eating dry pet food. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 12:30:03 GMT)

PETA: FDA Should Expand Pet Food Recall
PETA Calls on FDA, Pet Food Companies to Expand Pet Food Recall to Include Dry Varieties (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 12:42:03 GMT)

Animal rights group calls for broader pet food recall
RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) -- Animal rights advocates are calling on federal food safety regulators and pet food companies to expand a nationwide recall of dog and cat food to include dry varieties, claiming they make pets sick. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 12:44:05 GMT)

Huge discrepancies over pet deaths: Pet owners believe more animals sickened by pet food than what's been reported
While the official number of pet deaths from the Menu Foods dog and cat food recall remains at 16, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, unofficial reports have placed the number much higher, sparking concerns from local pet owners... (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 13:12:54 GMT)

FDA finds chemical in recalled pet food
Government testing found a chemical used to make plastics in recalled pet food linked to the deaths of dogs and cats, officials said Friday. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:23:54 GMT)

FDA says found melamine in pet food
U.S. officials said on Friday that melamine, a component found in fertilizers in Asia and which should not be in pet food in any amounts, has been detected in the wheat gluten used by Canada-based Menu Foods. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:42:37 GMT)

Melamine in pet food, wheat gluten from China : FDA
U.S. officials said on Friday that melamine, a chemical found in fertilizers in Asia and which should not be in pet food in any amounts, has been detected in the wheat gluten used by Canada-based Menu Foods. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 14:57:59 GMT)

Chemical Found in Recalled Pet Food
FRIDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) -- A toxin used in fertilizer in China and to make plastics in the United States has been found in samples of recalled pet food and in the imported Chinese wheat gluten used in the food, U.S. heath officials said Friday. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 16:01:32 GMT)

Melamine in pet food, wheat gluten from China: FDA
U.S. officials said on Friday that melamine, a chemical used in fertilizers in Asia and forbidden in pet food, has been detected in the wheat gluten used by Canada-based Menu Foods. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 17:42:03 GMT)

Melamine in pet food, wheat gluten from China: FDA
U.S. officials said on Friday that melamine, a chemical used in fertilizers in Asia and forbidden in pet food, has been detected in the wheat gluten used by Canada-based Menu Foods. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 17:46:16 GMT)

Dry pet food producers also received chemical-tainted supply
The contamination in wet pet food that has injured and killed pets across the country may not have been the pesticide aminopterin but instead, perhaps, a fertilizer called melamine, the Food and Drug Administration now says. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 19:49:29 GMT)

FDA doesn't find rat poison in pet food
Recalled pet foods contained a chemical used to make plastics, but government tests failed to confirm the presence of rat poison, federal officials said Friday. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:18:26 GMT)

U.S. Investigators Discover Fertilizer in Pet Food (Update4)
March 30 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. investigators found a substance used to make fertilizer in samples of Menu Foods Ltd. pet food blamed for the deaths of least 16 cats and dogs. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:25:04 GMT)

Fertilizer chemical found in pet food
Amid the probe into a pet food recall that has killed at least 14 animals and sickened hundreds, the Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that a hazardous chemical that originated in China has been linked to the contamination. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 20:58:55 GMT)

FDA Finds No Rat Poison In Tainted Pet Food
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that investigators found a chemical used in fertilizer in the tainted pet food that caused illness and death in pets across the country. (Fri, 30 Mar 2007 21:43:17 GMT)

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