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Warning! Another case of pentobarbital in dog food in USA

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    Warning! Another case of pentobarbital in dog food in USA


    Several brands of dog food made by JM Smucker are being recalled because of pentobarbital contamination. This is not the first time such contamination has taken place in the USA. I seem to remember a similar case with another company some while ago. For details see:
    https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/18/h...tal/index.html
    and
    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/new...drug/110591610

    The process of rendering is very common and the details can be seen here:
    http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com...ts-in-pet-food

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    Thanks LPC, we were just talking about that. Best to stay away from the cheap brands where this happens all too often.

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    You're very welcome, Alpha. I wanted to warn as many pet caretakers as possible. I found a similar case from 2017:
    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38888399

    For Forgy I make his own food, from human-grade beef and mixed vegetables (with multivitamins and minerals added for safe measure). Prior to that, when he first joined us I gave him commercial dog food and he kept getting terrible paw irritation. Lengthy experimentation with different foods and ingredients showed that he was allergic to yeast (often added to dog food) and to chicken (presumably the antibiotics and hormones added to the chicken feed).

    Since he has been on a home-cooked diet, all his problems have gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha1 View Post
    Thanks LPC, we were just talking about that. Best to stay away from the cheap brands where this happens all too often.
    I stay away from anything with the word "meal" on the ingredients list if possible. Unfortunately I did not have a choice when Patricia was on Hill's k/d.
    An inside cat is a safe cat.

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