The amount of pets affected by the pet food recall is growing. Over 100 pets have died and hundreds are suffering from kidney failure. Over 90 brands of dog and cat food are involved in the recall including large brands Iams and Eukanuba.
Aminopterin has been banned in the U.S. for a half century, once used in chemotherapy. Its side effects are so severe that it was outlawed. In China, though, it’s used as a rat poison. The theory is that wheat gluten exported from china for use in soft pet food was exposed to the poison and wound up in cans of wet dog and cat food, causing kidney damage in a lot of pets, if not death. Hundreds of claims are being investigated. More are expected.
“I think we’re looking at the tip of the iceberg, in terms of number cases,” said Dr. Bailey.
The recall includes canned and foil pouch “cuts and gravy” style food. A complete list of the recalled food can be found at www.menufoods.com/recall. If you have any concerns that your pet may have eaten the recalled food, then you should contact your veterinarian immediately.