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Pet Food Recall Leaves Many Worried

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The huge recall of pet food produced by Menu Foods of Canada has many owners of dogs and cats worried. The recall includes over 90 brands of pet food including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba. The recalled food is all canned or foil packet wet style food and may cause kidney damage. Investigators are looking into a supplier of the wheat gluten used to make the food.

Ontario,Canada-based Menu Foods — maker of the wet-style pet food — told the U.S. Food and Drug Administration it received the first complaints of kidney failure in pets on Feb. 20. The recall of 50 million cans of cat and dog food began Friday.

The FDA has sent inspectors to a company plant in Emporia, which received shipments of wheat gluten that has been identified as a likely source of contamination, said Stephen F. Sundlof, the FDA’s chief veterinarian.

Inspectors have also been sent to a company plant in New Jersey.

Most stores have pulled all of the recalled pet food from their shelves and are offering refunds to those that purchased the food. If your pet has eaten any of the recalled food and is not acting normally, you should contact your veterinarian.