The Last Meow

The Last Meow is dedicated to all the pets who died or became seriously ill due to the Menu Foods Pet Food Recall, and the fur siblings they left behind.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

No Recall, but is Purina Pet Food Safe?

As far as I can determine there hasn't been a recall of any Purina Pet Food Products, but I have read enough on the Internet to make me leery of feeding any Purina pet food, so today I returned the unopened bag of Purina Fit and Trim to Winn-Dixie they were very nice about taking the food back and very concerned that something might be wrong with it.

I first became concerned after a personal friend posted this Purina ONE Beyond food review and this Sick kitties... on her blog.

Looked it up and while there is no official recall (yet), there are lots of reports of this food (all Purina actually) causing problems in cats and dogs lately (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, increased thirst, etc) and there is early speculation that there MAY be a toxin (not salmonella or e. coli but an actual toxin) in it.

I dug around a bit online and several people have been complaining about Purina products.

I just don't feel comfortable feeding Purina right now. I have a bag of Taste of the Wild for the dogs now, and will probably start using Iams and Eukanuba more. If anyone can suggest high quality food for a good price suggestions are welcome. I like to feed a variety of different brands although several of the foods my friends feed aren't available locally. I am pretty much limited to what PetSmart, Winn-Dixie, Wal-Mart and T&N Feed Store carry. The cats are already eating Iams dry cat food and Authority canned catfood. They wound up with some Natural Balance canned catfood today as I got the dry dogfood at T&N.

It saddens me that Purina isn't issuing a voluntary recall and trying to find out what is wrong with their product. This is all to reminiscent of 2007 when petfood companies ignored complaints that their petfood was making pets sick or outright killing them. Whiskers died in March 2007 of kidney failure because he was eating food that was recalled 2 weeks after his death. If they had not drug their feet about issuing a recall my beautiful boy would still be alive.