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My food has been recalled!

January 31st 2010 8:52 am
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I'm feeling much better today. Yesterday Mom gave me this new food, called strained turkey. It has a baby pink monkey on the label, but Mom says it's good for kittens with upset tummies. It was yummy. Later today she said maybe I can have a little of my regular wet food, but no dry.

She made me take these awful pills, too. Shot 'em right down my throat with a plastic thingy. But not without a fight. I didn't mean to hurt Mom, but I got one paw out of the towel and drew a little blood. So I got my toenails trimmed this morning, too.

But here's the thing. The vet blog today had a Web address to read about pet food recalls. This is it, in case you don't read the vet blog:

And guess what, our Nutro Max dry food is on there! The UPC code matches and everything. This is a brand-new bag, but we've been eating Nutro Max as a free-feed dry food for a while now, and now Mom is wondering if that isn't what made me sick.

The FDA Web site doesn't say why it was recalled, but the Nutro Max site said it had an incorrect balance of zinc and potassium. It also said that "cat owners should monitor their cat for symptoms, including a reduction in appetite or refusal of food, weight loss, vomiting or diarrhea."

That bag's going back to PetSmart, right quick.


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Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

January 31st 2010 at 10:37 am

Yep, take that nasty food right back!
Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

January 31st 2010 at 10:38 am

You can get an FDA Pet Food Recall Widget to put on your page and keep up to date that way too!
Purred by: Leo Lovebug ♥ (Catster Member)

January 31st 2010 at 3:58 pm

Poor Vickie, I'm so sorry you are sick! Hisses at Nutro for more recalled food. We are signed up for pet food recall news alerts and get notification right away. I can send you the address to sign up if you would like.


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