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Pet food manufacturers have recalled or withdrawn more than 100 brands of dog and cat food and snacks, amid fears that tainted wheat gluten is killing animals around the country. To find out if your pets food is on the Food and Drug Administrations recall list, use a database provided by The Tennessean. a hrefhttp://data.tennessean.com/DB/petfood2007/petfood2007.php targetnew ... (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 13:22:52 GMT)

Senate To Investigate Tainted Pet Food
(Washington, DC) -- A Senate panel is expected to question FDA officials as early as this week on their response to tainted pet food. Illinois Senator Richard Durbin has called for a hearing aimed at finding ways to ensure that pet food is safe. (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 13:25:37 GMT)

Pet of the week
FIVE YEARS OLD! The Coconino Humane Shelter's Pet of the Week feature has (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 16:02:17 GMT)

Pet owners heed warnings, license their pets
Local pet owners got the word. Then they got licenses for their dogs and cats. So many licenses that the city of Janesville ran out of collar tags. (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 17:06:00 GMT)

Local Alternative to Store-Bought Pet Food
Pet owners around the country are nervous about the recent pet food scare. There is an alternative to the pet food you buy at your local store. (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 17:14:10 GMT)

Contact us: Looking for pet food alternatives?
Have you changed what you feed your cat or dog due to the recent pet food recalls? Have you turned to more "natural" foods? If you are willing to be... (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 17:59:25 GMT)

Reward Offered After Bunny Stolen From Pet Store
A local pet store is offering a $100 reward after someone stole a bunny from its cage. (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 19:42:14 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Expands
The massive pet food recall expanded again to include brands sold at Wal-Mart and now pet owners are headed to the kitchen to try and save their animals. (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 19:51:33 GMT)

Photos with your pet event to benefit Humane Society
Having photos of your entire family, including your pet, is a great start to making great memories. Memory Makers Photography will be at the Franklin Tractor Supply on April 28 to help you capture these memories. (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 20:11:32 GMT)

Pet treats recalled for salmonella contamination
A pet food company announced Monday a nationwide recall of dog, cat and ferret treats that could be contaminated with salmonella. The bacteria could infect both animals and people handling the food. (Mon, 09 Apr 2007 20:37:28 GMT)

Tainted pet food may have sickened tens of thousands of cats and dogs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical may have sickened or killed 39,000 cats and dogs across the United States, based on an extrapolation from data released Monday by one of the largest chains of veterinary U.S. hospitals. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:33:00 GMT)

Tainted pet food may have sickened tens of thousands of cats and dogs
WASHINGTON Pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical may have sickened or killed 39,000 cats and dogs nationwide, based on an extrapolation from data released Monday by one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals. Banfield, The Pet Hospital, said an analysis of its database, compiled from records collected by its more than 615 veterinary hospitals, suggests that three out ... (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 00:41:50 GMT)

Tainted pet food may have sickened tens of thousands of cats and dogs
WASHINGTON (AP) - Cases of kidney failure among cats rose by 30 per cent during the three months pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sold, one of the largest chains of U.S. veterinary hospitals reported Monday. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 02:24:00 GMT)

Chemical suspected in pet deaths
Washington — Pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical may have sickened or killed 39,000 cats and dogs nationwide, based on an extrapolation from data released Monday by one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals. Banfield, The Pet Hospital, said an analysis of records collected by its more than 615 veterinary hospitals, suggests that three out of every 10,000 cats and ... (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 03:40:07 GMT)

Lawyers Set to Argue New Legal Theory in Pet-Poisoning Cases
Class action litigators and animal law attorneys are joining forces across the country to sue Menu Foods Inc. and pet food distributors over the poisoning of dogs and cats, with some lawyers aiming to set a new precedent in recoveries for pet-owner clients. The lawyers say they'll argue that pets are "special property" that have an intrinsic value beyond simply their market worth. In the past, ... (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 04:07:17 GMT)

Pet food toll possibly 39,000
WASHINGTON - Pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical may have sickened or killed 39,000 cats and dogs nationwide, based on an extrapolation from data released Monday by one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 04:41:37 GMT)

Tainted pet food-kidney illness link
Cases of kidney failure among cats rose by 30 percent during the three months that pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sold, one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals reported Monday. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 05:01:06 GMT)

St. Louis Park woman sues maker of pet food after her retriever dies
Weeks after her golden retriever, Csaba, suddenly died, a St. Louis Park woman filed a federal lawsuit Monday against dog-food maker Menu Foods, alleging that her dog died as a result of eating tainted products the company recalled last month. Stephanie Rozman is among a number of pet owners across the country who have filed similar suits against the Ontario-based company over the death or ... (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 05:02:38 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food-Kidney Illness Link
Tainted Pet Food Linked to Sharp Increase in Kidney Cases in Cats, Study Shows (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 05:26:49 GMT)

Healthy Pet Act Concerns Breeder
State lawmakers take steps in new bill to control the pet population. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 06:00:12 GMT)

Tainted pet food-kidney illness link
Cases of kidney failure among cats rose by 30 percent during the three months that pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sold, one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals reported Monday. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 08:32:14 GMT)

Kidney failure in cats increased 30% while pet food was tainted
WASHINGTON -- A large veterinary hospital chain says it recorded a 30 percent increase in kidney failure among cats during the three months that pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sold. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 11:02:39 GMT)

Pet Food Study: Cat Kidney Failures Up 30%
A major animal hospital chain says there were significantly more cases while the tainted pet food was on the market. "It has meaning when you see a peak like that," said veterinarian Hugh Lewis. It's believed thousands of pets died. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:04:24 GMT)

Report: 39K cats and dogs may have been sickened by pet food
Some 39,000 cats and dogs may have been sickened by contaminated pet food, according to an analysis of data collected by one of the USA's largest chains of veterinary hospitals. Extrapolation from data collected at the 615 branches of Banfield,... (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:26:13 GMT)

Pet Food Study: Cat Kidney Failures Up 30%
A major animal hospital chain says it recorded a big increase in kidney failure among cats while tainted pet food was on the market. "It has meaning when you see a peak like that," said veterinarian Hugh Lewis. It's believed thousands of pets died. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 12:34:08 GMT)

Health Tip: Dealing With Pet Allergies
(HealthDay News) -- Pet allergies can cause symptoms including sneezing, coughing, and itchy, watery eyes. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 13:01:43 GMT)

Vet chain says tainted pet food linked to sharp uptick in kidney cases in cats
WASHINGTON A large veterinary hospital chain says it recorded a 30 percent increase in kidney failure among cats during the three months that pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical was sold. Those results were reported Monday by Banfield, The Pet Hospital, based upon an analysis of records collected by its more than 615 veterinary clinics. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 13:11:50 GMT)

All-natural pet foods
The pet food recall last month has made many people concerned about the health of their four legged friends. And as News 10 Now's Nneka Nwosu reports, some are starting to turn to all natural alternatives. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 13:17:55 GMT)

Misnavigating The Pet Food Crisis
Pet owners expect--and deserve--a heartfelt apology, not cold corporate legalese. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 17:03:48 GMT)

Boss at Canadian pet food maker sold shares before recall: report
A top executive with a troubled Canadian pet food maker sold almost half of his shares in the company only a few weeks before a massive recall of its tainted products, a report said Tuesday. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 18:38:53 GMT)

Menu Foods CFO sold shares before pet food recall
The chief financial officer of Menu Foods Income Fund sold nearly half his units in the pet food maker less than three weeks before it announced a massive product recall, according to insider trading reports. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 19:26:44 GMT)

Alka Chandna, Ph.D: FDA is MIA on Safe Pet Food Regulation
Agency's chief should step down in wake of pet-food scandal When dogs and cats began to sicken and die after eating certain brands of commercial food, the public had the right to expect swift action from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to resolve the situation. That's not what we got. Instead, FDA officials have dithered, hemmed and hawed and appear more interested in protecting ... (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 20:14:34 GMT)

Menu Foods recalls additional pet food
Pet food maker Menu Foods said it has voluntarily recalled additional pet food made with wheat gluten supplied by ChemNutra Inc. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 21:03:59 GMT)

Local Attorney Files Class-Action Suit Over Tainted Pet Food
A local attorney is filing a class-action suit in the massive pet food recall spanning the nation. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 21:09:39 GMT)

Menu Foods again widens pet food recall
Pet food maker Menu Foods Income Fund has voluntarily recalled additional products made with tainted wheat gluten at its Canadian plant, the company said late on Tuesday. (Tue, 10 Apr 2007 23:45:14 GMT)

Menu Foods expands pet food recall
Pet food maker Menu Foods recalled additional products Tuesday, including products marketed as Price Chopper, Medi-Cal and Nutro Products. The company ... (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 00:34:44 GMT)

Canadian pet food added to recall list
The pet food recall expanded further Tuesday to include products made at a Canadian factory recently found to have used an ingredient tainted by an industrial chemical. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 02:01:04 GMT)

Pet Food Officer Sold Stock Before Recall
The chief financial officer of Menu Foods sold about half of his stake in the company three weeks before the widespread pet food recall, Canadian insider-trading reports showed. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 04:16:48 GMT)

Pet food recall expanded to include Canada-made products
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pet food recall expanded further Tuesday to include products made at a Canadian factory recently found to have used an ingredient tainted by an industrial chemical. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 09:42:34 GMT)

Pet food exec sold shares right before recall announcement
The CFO of Menu Foods sold nearly half of his shares in the troubled pet-food manufacturer just three weeks before the company announced a massive recall because some of its products were suspected of sickening and killing animals. It's a... (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 11:55:43 GMT)

Menu Foods again widens pet food recall
TORONTO, April 10 (Reuters) - Pet food maker Menu Foods Income Fund (MEW_u.TO: Quote , Profile , Research ) has voluntarily recalled additional products made with tainted wheat gluten at its Canadian plant, the company said late on Tuesday. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 13:15:24 GMT)

Heart Ordinance Cracks Down On Pet Owners
Many pet owners who believe they are complying with New Mexico's Heart Ordinance laws may be missing one important thing. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 14:21:02 GMT)

Clues to pet food recall traced to Chinese city
As U.S. and Chinese investigators try to determine the source of tainted wheat gluten that led to a recall of pet food, a Chinese city offers clues to the case. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 17:54:01 GMT)

Health Tip: Dealing With Pet Allergies
Title: Health Tip: Dealing With Pet Allergies Category: Health News Created: 4/11/2007 2:00:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 4/11/2007 (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 19:39:30 GMT)

Menu Foods CFO sold shares weeks before pet food recall
The chief financial officer of Menu Foods sold almost half his shares in the company just three weeks before a massive recall of its pet food products, Canadian insider trading reports show. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 19:48:15 GMT)

CFO Sold About Half of Shares Before Pet Food Recall
The chief financial officer for Menu Foods sold about half his shares in the company in the weeks just before a massive pet food recall, trading reports show. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 19:53:21 GMT)

Alleviate Your Pet's Allergies
It's allergy season, and not only humans are affected. Pets can also suffer; but they have no way to help themselves. Early Show veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner has some suggestions to help your pet feel better. (Wed, 11 Apr 2007 21:09:10 GMT)

Animal Haven Holds Mobile Pet Adoption
Animal Haven is hoping mobile adoption sites will raise awareness of pet overpopulation. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 00:05:45 GMT)

Some Suspect Chemical Mix in Pet Food
U.S. regulators are investigating whether melamine, the chemical linked to recent pet deaths, was mixed into wheat gluten in China. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 02:07:56 GMT)

Effects of pet food contamination felt locally
Area veterinary clinics are reporting a handful of pets affected at each clinic by the contaminated pet food. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 04:15:56 GMT)

Briefs: Class-action suit filed over tainted pet food
A class-action lawsuit was filed Wednesday on behalf of a Denver cat owner in U.S. District Court against Canada-based pet-food maker Menu Foods and its subsidiaries. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 08:22:33 GMT)

PET-FOOD EXEC SOLD SHARES
The chief financial officer of the Canadian company at the center of a poisoned-pet-food scandal says it's a "horrible coincidence" he sold nearly half his shares in the firm three weeks before a recall of its products. Mark Wiens, the CFO of Menu... (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 09:41:20 GMT)

Pet food company cites clerical error
A clerical error led to the delay in the latest recall of contaminated pet food, a spokesman for the Canadian manufacturer said. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 12:04:44 GMT)

Three file class-action lawsuit over contaminated pet food
FAYETTEVILLE — Three Benton County residents who contend they lost their cats to pet food contamination filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court Wednesday. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Northwest Edition) (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 13:24:36 GMT)

Some recalled pet food still on shelves
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned pet owners that recalled pet food might still be on the shelves of some retail establishments. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 17:05:34 GMT)

FDA: Tainted pet food still on shelves
Contaminated pet food is still being sold at some stores, U.S. health officials warned Thursday after checking hundreds of retail outlets. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 17:52:03 GMT)

Lawsuit over cat's death focuses on bad pet food
Grover the British shorthair cat is taking on the pet food industry and judicial system - from the grave. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 19:21:39 GMT)

Family Pet Killed By Downed Power Lines
DTE is trying to shed some light on the electrocution of a Melvindale family's pet dog, Poppy. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 19:36:01 GMT)

Tainted pet food remains on some store shelves
Pet owners are being warned by the Food and Drug Administration about tainted dog and cat food that remains on retailers shelves. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 20:21:04 GMT)

Retailers urged to check pet food again
Federal officials still can't give the all clear when it comes to the nation's pet food supply, though they assured lawmakers they're aggressively auditing stores and suppliers to make sure contaminated products have been removed. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 20:50:04 GMT)

A Closer Look: The Pet Food Recall
Weeks after the pet food recall that stunned and frightened dog and cat owners across the country, a Senate panel is looking into pet food regulation. Find out why wheat gluten and melamine caused the recall. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 21:03:53 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Is Still Being Sold in Stores, U.S. FDA Says
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Pet food with contaminated wheat gluten from China is still being sold in stores, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 21:24:23 GMT)

Tainted Pet Food Is Still Sold in Stores, FDA Says (Update1)
April 12 (Bloomberg) -- Pet food with contaminated wheat gluten from China is still being sold in stores, U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials said. (Thu, 12 Apr 2007 21:39:13 GMT)

Retailers urged to check pet food again
Federal officials still can't give the all clear when it comes to the nation's pet food supply, though they assured lawmakers they're aggressively checking stores and suppliers. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 01:26:36 GMT)

Tainted pet food may still be on shelves
WASHINGTON – Tainted pet food may still sit on the shelves of America's stores, federal officials on Thursday told lawmakers looking into the contamination scare that has killed at least 16 pets and sickened thousands of others. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 01:31:46 GMT)

Senate warns pet owners on recall
Cans of dog food and anecdotes about the family cat are usually out of place at Senate hearings, but that's what lawmakers talked about Thursday as the agriculture appropriations subcommittee examined the federal response to the ongoing nationwide recall of contaminated pet food. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 02:19:05 GMT)

Contaminated pet food may still be in stores
WASHINGTON - Tainted pet food may still sit on the shelves of America's stores, federal officials on Thursday told lawmakers looking into the contamination scare that has killed at least 16 pets and sickened thousands of others. The problem prompted a recall by several companies of about 100 brands of pet food in recent weeks, and Food and Drug Administration officials testified at a Senate ... (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 03:12:00 GMT)

FDA's Response to Tainted Pet Food Assailed
A Senate panel took the Food and Drug Administration to task yesterday for its "inexcusable" response to pet food contamination and a month's worth of expanding recalls that have left Americans fearful about what to feed their cats and dogs. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 04:09:55 GMT)

Tainted pet food could still be on store shelves
Much still unknown about what caused the contamination, officials say. WASHINGTON — Tainted pet food may still be on the shelves of America's stores, federal officials told lawmakers Thursday at a hearing into the contamination that has killed at least 16 pets and sickened thousands. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 07:16:26 GMT)

FDA: Pet-food safety not yet assured
Tainted pet food may sit on the shelves of U.S. stores, federal officials on Thursday told lawmakers looking into the contamination that... (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 07:31:26 GMT)

Pet food recall has lawmakers examining flaws Durbin calls safety procedures 'broken'
Cans of dog food and anecdotes about the family cat are usually out of place at Senate hearings, but that's what lawmakers talked about Thursday as the agriculture appropriations subcommittee examined the federal response to the nationwide recall of contaminated pet food. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 10:38:10 GMT)

FDA: Some tainted pet food on shelves
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said some pet food made with tainted wheat gluten remained in stores but there's "no evidence" human food was infected. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 12:49:44 GMT)

Retailers Urged to Check Pet Food Again
FDA Urges Retailers to Double Check for Contaminated Pet Food (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 13:23:40 GMT)

Pet Food Crisis Highlights Chinese Food Safety Woes
The recent scandal involving tainted pet food shows the growing concern over the safety of food imports from China. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 14:22:57 GMT)

Pet food inspections infrequent
Only about a third of U.S. pet food plants are inspected every three years, regulators said at a congressional hearing in Washington. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 15:19:52 GMT)

Tips for selecting pet insurance
More pet owners are seeking information on pet insurance due to the recent pet food scare. Angie's List gives tips for picking right policy. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 17:10:25 GMT)

Tips for buying pet insurance
The recent recalls of potentially deadly pet food has dog and cat owners concerned over their furry friend’s health, sending them in droves to visit the vet and bringing the issue of pet insurance to the front. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 17:55:15 GMT)

Recalled pet food may still be on shelves, U.S. FDA says
U.S. officials warned consumers that some contaminated pet food may still be on store shelves, despite an extensive recall issued last month. (Fri, 13 Apr 2007 21:09:16 GMT)

Lawrence artists grace Hill's Pet Products with their talent
Their latest creation depicts pet-lover's paradise. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 02:41:22 GMT)

Pet Owners Look To Alternative Diets
Panicked pet owners are looking for alternatives to packaged pet food in light of weeks of recalled brand names. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 03:27:45 GMT)

After recall, pet owners go gourmet
As recalled pet foods shrink the amount of commercial dog and cat chow lining supermarket shelves, pet owners are cobbling together offbeat menus for Fluffy and Fido. "There has been discussion... (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 04:14:46 GMT)

Pet of the week
Pet: Meet Mister, a 3-year-old yellow Labrador just waiting to meet you. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 06:13:23 GMT)

Some stores still selling recalled pet food
Some recalled pet foods may still be on store shelves. In a spot check of 400 retail stores across the country, some stores are still selling the very dog and cat foods recalled nearly a month ago, according to a statement from the Food and Drug Administration Thursday. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 06:50:10 GMT)

Lombard pet store thieves run off with pricey puppy
They already knew the price of that doggy in the window. Silky terriers sell for $800 to $1,000. That might be why thieves have struck the same Lombard pet store twice in less than a month — “for the same type of dog,” noted Lombard Deputy Chief Dane Cuny. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 07:06:00 GMT)

Distributor is on a mission: good pet food
Ten years ago, Rittman-born visionary Allan Bauman was probably considered a radical, selling super-healthful pet food out of the back of his van. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 07:46:45 GMT)

FDA urges retailers to check pet food
WASHINGTON - Federal officials still can't give the all clear when it comes to the nation's pet food supply, though they assured lawmakers they're aggressively checking stores and suppliers. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 09:57:07 GMT)

Recalled Pet Foods
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association is complying a list of all recalled pet foods related to the wheat gluten contamination. Click HERE for the latest affected products and other helpful information for pet owners. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 10:30:50 GMT)

Plastic Chemical Found In Pet Food
PORTLAND - Government testers found a chemical used to make plastics in recalled pet food that is sickening and killing cats and dogs nationwide. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 10:33:02 GMT)

Pet food maker faces another lawsuit
A reno Nevada woman has joined a growing number of pet owners from around the United States and Canada by filing a law suit against Menu Foods after claiming Iams brand pet food killed her 20-year-old cat Patches. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 11:31:53 GMT)

Pet Insurance Starts To Look Appealing
In light of the recent pet food recalls and pet deaths, many owners are now starting to take a look at pet insurance. The insurance can be used to cover care at almost any licensed veterinarian or specialist. You pay for the services at the vet's office and then send in a form for reimbursement. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 15:50:30 GMT)

Greenhill dumps recalled pet food
As new recall notices for pet food come along, seemingly every day, local animal shelters are scrambling to keep bad food away from their animals. (Sat, 14 Apr 2007 21:47:23 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Ruff! My name is Aileen and I have been at the shelter a long time and now am the Pet of the Week. I am a female, dauschaund mix, about 4 years old. I got caught one day roaming about and was brought into the shelter. My owners never reclaimed me so here I am, waiting for adoption. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 03:43:46 GMT)

Aldermen Determine Pet Fines, Surf Zones
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH -- Surf zones and pet fines are changing in Wrightsville Beach. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 04:06:33 GMT)

Pet Insurance Starts To Look Appealing
In light of the recent pet food recalls and pet deaths, many owners are now starting to take a look at pet insurance. The insurance can be used to cover care at almost any licensed veterinarian or specialist. You pay for the services at the vet's office and then send in a form for reimbursement. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 04:16:20 GMT)

'I'm so angry': Pet owners struggle to make sense of food recalls, animal deaths
Eric, Kali and TJ are all dead. And Jett could be next. Joan Mullin says her beloved pets are victims of tainted food believed to have killed thousands of dogs and cats across the nation and have become the subject of a massive pet-food recall. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 05:07:59 GMT)

Canadian pet food added to recall list
A Canadian firm that produced tainted pet food is once again expanding its recall. Menu Foods previously recalled cat and dog food made at its plants in New Jersey and Kansas because of contamination by an industrial chemical. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 07:01:04 GMT)

Pet calendar
Tell pet-lover Mary Lendzion about your pet events. Call 313-222-2144; e-mail mlendzion@freepress.com; fax 313-222-5985, or write Mary Lendzion, Detroit Free Press, 600 W. Fort, 48226. Visit www.freep.com/calendar to see even more pet events. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 07:10:38 GMT)

Business booms in alternative pet food sources
Springhill dog trainer Jerry Moore was questioning the quality of food he was feeding his dogs years before a pet food recall in March caused tens of thousands of others to do the same. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 07:12:18 GMT)

FDA, Pet Food Makers To Defend Recall Response
The Food and Drug Administration and pet food makers must answer to lawmakers on Capitol Hill after dozens of animals either died or became ill. Both are defending their response to the recall as the FDA warns tainted food may still be on store shelves. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 08:09:51 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. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 08:34:47 GMT)

Pet owners alarmed by tainted food reports
Four weeks after pet food contamination was announced and a nationwide recall took effect, now of nearly 100 brands, local pet owners are looking for safe alternatives to feed their cats and dogs. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 09:13:27 GMT)

New gourmet pet supply will bake treats on site
A new gourmet pet treat and supply retailer Fort Collins Wagz plans to open at 132 N. College Ave. in the former home of Courtesy Pawn Shop (across the alley from the Town Pump). (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 11:08:11 GMT)

Pet Food Crisis Spreads to More Brands, Dry Food and Treats
APRIL 02, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - Supermarkets are starting to run out of the pet food brands they can carry. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 12:05:16 GMT)

VIDEO: Meet Buster, our 'Pet of the Week'
Click on the link on the right to meet Buster, our new "Pet of the Week." Buster is a 9-month old male Doberman-Lab mix who has been neutered, micro-chipped and is up to date on shots. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 12:15:06 GMT)

FDA Warns Consumers That Retailers May Still Have Recalled Pet Food on Shelves
FDA is advising pet owners that recalled pet food may still be on the shelves in some retail establishments. FDA urges retailers across the country to be vigilant in removing all products associated with the pet food recall, which began on March 16, 2007. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 14:27:44 GMT)

Pet of the Week
Ruff! My name is Aileen and I have been at the shelter a long time and now am the Pet of the Week. I am a female, dauschaund mix, about 4 years old. I got caught one day roaming about and was brought into the shelter. My owners never reclaimed me so here I am, waiting for adoption. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 17:57:45 GMT)

Local Animal Shelter Hit Hard After Pet Food Recall
A local pet shelter says it's been hit really hard by the contaminated pet food. The Lago Vista Paws Animal Center says that the cat population is particularly afflicted. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 19:20:18 GMT)

FDA, Pet Food Makers To Defend Recall Response
The Food and Drug Administration and pet food makers must answer to lawmakers on Capitol Hill after dozens of animals either died or became ill. Both are defending their response to the recall as the FDA warns tainted food may still be on store shelves. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 19:21:28 GMT)

Pet Insurance Starts To Look Appealing
In light of the recent pet food recalls and pet deaths, many owners are now starting to take a look at pet insurance. The insurance can be used to cover care at almost any licensed veterinarian or specialist. You pay for the services at the vet's office and then send in a form for reimbursement. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 19:40:31 GMT)

Pet Food Crisis Spreads to More Brands, Dry Food and Treats
APRIL 02, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - Supermarkets are starting to run out of the pet food brands they can carry. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 21:05:16 GMT)

Local pet food companies get boost
The pet food industry is being hit hard by more and more recalls of dog and cat food. (Sun, 15 Apr 2007 22:45:27 GMT)

Pet owners choosing locally made pet food
Many dog and cat owners – worried about the massive tainted pet food recall – are turning to organic, homemade and specialty food products to nourish their animals. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:06:59 GMT)

Pet Food Crisis Spreads to More Brands, Dry Food and Treats
APRIL 02, 2007 -- WASHINGTON - Supermarkets are starting to run out of the pet food brands they can carry. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:20:16 GMT)

Pet Food Recall Has Many Owners Looking to All-Natural Alternative Pet Foods
(AP) The recent recall of hundreds of pet food brands has left consumers across the country re-examining what they feed their pets. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:50:52 GMT)

Making your own pet food can be controversial issue
Most veterinarians discourage pet owners from playing Emeril to their Fluffy or Fido. While the insight into knowing where your pet's meal came from can be appealing, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) warns that preparing a meal for a pet at home is no simple task. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 03:18:41 GMT)

Pet store owners find two new spots to expand their business
The owners of The Pet Spot in Pearl Highlands Center plan to open two new pet stores this year. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 06:05:36 GMT)

Supervisors will revisit plan to hike pet tag fees
Faced with strong opposition to a five-fold increase in the cost of licensing an unfixed pet in unincorporated areas, Sacramento County supervisors ended a 2 1/2-hour August hearing by deciding they weren't ready to decide. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 07:17:47 GMT)

E-mail pet peeves
Your in-box is finally empty, now it's time to deal with pet peeves to prevent a message pileup. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 08:06:37 GMT)

Another chapter of unique pet names
We are finally done sorting through thousands and thousands of letters, e-mails and faxes from you wonderful readers sharing pet names. We had such a hard time choosing — it was difficult. Many of them gave us a chuckle, and we hope they give you one, too. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 08:28:24 GMT)

What to feed your pet now
Nervous dog and cat owners unsure of what's OK after huge food recall Amid the recall of dozens of brands of pet foods, many dog and cat owners are grappling with a tough question: What can they safely feed their pets? (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 08:35:41 GMT)

Pet food recall: Animal shelters watchful for contaminated items
PRINCETON — As the nation continues to watch for contaminated pet food, local dog owners, cat owners and county animal shelters continue to watch what goes on their pantry shelves. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:07:26 GMT)

Pet Insurance Starts To Look Appealing
In light of the recent pet food recalls and pet deaths, many owners are now starting to take a look at pet insurance. The insurance can be used to cover care at almost any licensed veterinarian or specialist. You pay for the services at the vet's office and then send in a form for reimbursement. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 09:43:34 GMT)

Pet food scandal still rages
Almost exactly a month after deadly contaminated pet food hit north America, businesses are being told to remove more brands from shelves and government officials still cannot give the all-clear. By John Sterlicchi in Florida. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 10:35:56 GMT)

VIDEO: Meet Buster, our 'Pet of the Week'
Click on the link on the right to meet Buster, our new "Pet of the Week." Buster is a 9-month old male Doberman-Lab mix who has been neutered, micro-chipped and is up to date on shots. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 11:05:52 GMT)

Pet food results expected by the end of the week
Royal Canin, the pet food maker, says the latest test results on a possibly contaminated batch of raw materials are expected by the end of the week. It says previous test show the batch may have been contaminated and they now want to determine the precise substance involved. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 12:14:30 GMT)

What to feed your pet now
Nervous dog and cat owners unsure of what's OK after huge food recall Amid the recall of dozens of brands of pet foods, many dog and cat owners are grappling with a tough question: What can they safely feed their pets? (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 13:32:34 GMT)

Family upset after woman shoots pet
LIVINGSTON - Marbles, a 45-pound mixed-breed female dog, was shot dead by a neighbor near Bozeman Pass on Jan. 8. Now she is becoming what her owners call "a poster child" for their newfound cause: pet protection. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:01:39 GMT)

Eastman Introduces Vorcalor PET - Next Generation Resins, Significant Energy Savings, Excellent Clarity, Improved ...
MUNICH, Germany, March 28, 2007 -- Eastman Chemical Company continues to pioneer advancements in the bottled beverage and personal/household care markets with the launch of new high-performance PET resins, i.e. Vorcalor CB11E and Vorcalor 9921W PET resins. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 17:49:20 GMT)

Recalled Pet Foods
The Oregon Veterinary Medical Association is complying a list of all recalled pet foods related to the wheat gluten contamination. Click HERE for the latest affected products and other helpful information for pet owners. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:54:19 GMT)

Vets Warn Against Homemade Pet Food
PORTLAND - Worried pet owners are grinding up meat and making their own dog and cat food after contamination caused dozens of animal deaths across the country. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:55:00 GMT)

Plastic Chemical Found In Pet Food
PORTLAND - Government testers found a chemical used to make plastics in recalled pet food that is sickening and killing cats and dogs nationwide. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:56:31 GMT)

Update: Rat Poison Found In Recalled Pet Food
ALBANY, N.Y. - Rat poison has been found in tainted pet food that killed several animals and sparked a nationwide recall, according to a spokeswoman for the New York State Department of Agriculture. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 19:58:23 GMT)

Massive Pet Food Recall
PORTLAND - A massive pet food recall continues across the country, involving 51 brands of dog food and 40 brands of cat food. Menu Foods conducted tests after complaints poured in about their products causing kidney failure and deaths. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:00:04 GMT)

Pet Food Notice
Natural Balance Pet Foods says they're receiving complaints about certain types of their pet foods. (Mon, 16 Apr 2007 20:49:01 GMT)

Natural Balance pet foods recalled
Natural Balance Pet Foods recalled two kinds of pet food after receiving reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems, the Food and Drug Administration said Monday. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 02:14:04 GMT)

Natural Balance Pet Foods recalls two dry products
WASHINGTON (AP) - Natural Balance Pet Foods recalled two kinds of pet food after receiving reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 02:33:00 GMT)

Pet Insurance Starts To Look Appealing
In light of the recent pet food recalls and pet deaths, many owners are now starting to take a look at pet insurance. The insurance can be used to cover care at almost any licensed veterinarian or specialist. You pay for the services at the vet's office and then send in a form for reimbursement. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 03:17:17 GMT)

Natural Balance pet foods recalled
WASHINGTON More pet food recalls. The F-D-A says Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling two kinds of pet food after getting reports of animals vomiting and experiencing... (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 03:50:45 GMT)

Natural Balance pet foods recalled
WASHINGTON More pet food recalls. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 04:00:57 GMT)

More pet food recalls
A pet food company started by actor Dick Van Patten is recalling dog and cat food after several calls that animals were getting sick. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 04:04:17 GMT)

Pet owners question options after food recall
By Denny Boyles MCT FRESNO, Calif. - With the list of recalled pet foods growing daily, owners face a tough choice: buy ultra-expensive organic pet foods, buy mass-produced brands that may be recalled tomorrow, or make their own pet food at home. None of the options is risk-free, and opinions about which is right vary, even among veterinarians. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 04:33:15 GMT)

Natural Balance pet foods recalled
More pet food recalls. The Food and Drug Administration says Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling two kinds of pet food after getting reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 04:57:22 GMT)

Natural Balance recalls pet food after reports animals vomiting, suffering kidney problems
This morning brings us news of yet another pet food recall. The FDA says it's investigating reports that pets fell ill after eating food sold under the Natural Balance brand. Officials say they don't know if this is related to... (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:17:41 GMT)

Natural Balance Pet Foods recalls two dry products
Natural Balance Pet Foods recalled two kinds of pet food after receiving reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:27:27 GMT)

New Pet Food Recall
WASHINGTON -- More pet food recalls. The FDA says Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling two kinds of pet food after getting reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:34:28 GMT)

Natural Balance Pet Foods Recalled
More pet food recalls. The F-D-A says Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling two kinds of pet food after getting reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:38:27 GMT)

New Issue Forces Pet Food Recall
The Food and Drug Administration said Natural Balance Pet Foods is recalling two kinds of pet food after getting reports of animals vomiting and experiencing kidney problems. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:46:02 GMT)

Some Natural Balance pet food recalled
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Natural Balance Pet Foods has halted the sale of some of its dry dog and cat food products. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:50:38 GMT)

South Africa: Month's Production of Pet Food Recalled
ROYAL Canin SA has recalled a month's production of dry cat and dog food while the pet food industry assures vets that there are stringent quality controls. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 13:08:42 GMT)

Pet Food Recalled After Vomiting
Natural Balance says pet owners should stop using two of its products. (Tue, 17 Apr 2007 13:11:49 GMT)

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