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Large Pet Food Recall Has Many Concerned

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The recall of 60 millions cans and foil pouches of dog and cat food has many pet owners concerned that their pet has eaten the contaminated food. They are calling their veterinarians for more information. Some doctors have sent out newsletters to their clients to reassure them and inform them what to look out for.

Since Friday, nearly 100 brands of the “cuts and gravy” style food have been recalled by Menu Foods of Canada, including popular labels sold at Wal-Mart, Kroger and other large retailers.

Veterinarians are directing most questions to the Food and Drug Administration’s recall Web site. Some have agreed to run blood tests on pets, even though many of the animals have not consumed any of the recalled brands.

Pet owners with animals showing symptoms such as vomiting, lethargy and extreme thirst are being told to bring them in for immediate examination.

The FDA is inspecting the Mneu Foods plants where the food was made to look for possible sources of contamination. Early reports are linking the recall to the wheat gluten used to make the food.