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post #31 of 51
From the Royal Canin website:

Royal Canin USA wishes to assure pet owners that our dry and wet pet food products are not involved in the ongoing FDA investigation related to the recent nationwide pet food recall initiated by Menu Foods and other companies.

We want to make it very clear to pet owners that the nationwide pet food recall does not include any Royal Canin USA dry or wet pet food products.

All of our brands, including Feline Health Nutrition, Canine Health Nutrition, Royal Canin Veterinary Diets, Sensible Choice, and Kasco, continue to be available nationwide.

The safety and nutritional quality of our pet food is our top priority because for many people, their pets are their top priorities.

For details about the recall and affected brands and products, please call Menu Foods at 1-866-895-2708, 1-866-463-6738 or visit the company’s web site at www.menufoods.com/recall for more information.



I looked at the list of ingredients - they do use the wheat gluten but its the 8th ingredient listed. It uses more of the rice and corn besides the chicken base.
post #32 of 51
The vet prescribed M/D dry for Eric when his diabetes was diagnosed in January. He refused to eat it. Did he know something was up with it or did he just have good taste?

All kidding aside, this is another very sad situation. It's becoming more and more difficult to find a food we can safely feed to our cats.
post #33 of 51
Thank you for posting this! I read the previous post about the m/d and my heart was in my throat. My Gabby eats w/d also & I don't have the empty bag anymore to check the ingredients. Grrrrrrrrrrrr..........what a horrible feeling . Thank you...


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Originally Posted by Pat & Alix View Post
thank you for finding that...I had just checked my one prescription food (Denebola is on Hills W/D dry) to be sure it had no wheat gluten in it, which it doesn't. Ugh..this whole thing is such a nightmare for so many
post #34 of 51
wellness brand moist food does not include wheat gluten.
post #35 of 51
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Originally Posted by Abigail View Post
wellness brand moist food does not include wheat gluten.
Most wets with wheat gluten are chunk or slices in a gravey... That is why in the recall so many brands were still on the shelf just not all the cans
post #36 of 51
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Most wets with wheat gluten are chunk or slices in a gravey... That is why in the recall so many brands were still on the shelf just not all the cans
Folks...just read every label. The shredded varieties of Fancy Feast (their shredded trout, chicken and tuna etc.) all have wheat gluten, even though these are not "with gravy" foods.
post #37 of 51
Uhhhhh! I am soo frusterated! Just a moment ago a "commercial" for our local news at 10 said "More pet foods added to the recall list- this time it's dry! Stay tuned to find out more at 10!" What? This is just crazy! Now the darn news stations are "teasing us" with this info! I'm really frusterated. Not only does this affect my animals- but also my foster kittens and puppies as well as ALL the animals at our animal shelterWe get food donations on a daily basis- we've had to go through the recall list several times already and take out over 1/2 of our food Now we're going to have to go through it again for the dry. I just pray none of them get sick. We get sooo many varieties into the shelter that i'm not sure what they've had and what they haven't had. At least at home i know what my animals and furbabies have had. Could anyone tell me if these are on the new dry recall list? This is what my babies eat:

Fosters & Whiskey- Pedigree Large Breed (dry)
Ginger- Iams Mini Chuncks (dry) / Pedigree wet dog food in a can
Velvet, Isabella, Abilene, Jasmine - Purina Indoor Cat Formula (dry) / Fancy Feast (wet)
Kojak and other foster kittens- Purina Kitten Chow (dry) / Wiskas pouches (wet)


here's the thing i'm REALLY worred about though- a few weeks back we tried Jasmine, Abilene, and Isabella on the hills science diet prescription feline formula that's on the new dry recall. I'm just praying they are going to be ok- They didn't like it at the time so we switched them back onto their purina indoor cat formula.

Tomorrow after work if if my pet foods are on the recall list i plan to immediately go to the store and get some of the foods others have listed that are gluetin free. Thankyou sooo much for those of you who posted foods made without gluetin.
post #38 of 51
Just came from local pet shop. Went there with intent to purchase only wheat gluten-free varieties and only the brands that were never part of the recall. What I purchased was: WELLNESS, and MERRICK Gourmet Entrees - both in the 3oz. can. No by-products, no grains, no wheat gluten. I'll be reading labels from now on, whether I buy the high end stuff or the store brands. This whole thing has been an education for me. Thought I was giving my cats the best with Iams, Eukanuba and Nutro, but found out those brands are all crap. Was feeding my babies all the wet pouch varieties of those brands during the months of Jan/Feb/Mar. By the grace of God, none that I had here were tainted. Might try Life's Abundance. Has anyone used this brand?
post #39 of 51
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Originally Posted by hitesmites View Post
Just came from local pet shop. Went there with intent to purchase only wheat gluten-free varieties and only the brands that were never part of the recall. What I purchased was: WELLNESS, and MERRICK Gourmet Entrees - both in the 3oz. can. No by-products, no grains, no wheat gluten. I'll be reading labels from now on, whether I buy the high end stuff or the store brands. This whole thing has been an education for me. Thought I was giving my cats the best with Iams, Eukanuba and Nutro, but found out those brands are all crap. Was feeding my babies all the wet pouch varieties of those brands during the months of Jan/Feb/Mar. By the grace of God, none that I had here were tainted. Might try Life's Abundance. Has anyone used this brand?
I wont say anything on two of the mentioned but NUTRO aint crap ... it just happened that the 10% not made by Nutro was the pouches ..

Wellness is MADE IN THAT plant by MENU

Merrick is good and mine are dining on it
post #40 of 51
StarryEyedTiger--

I was just thinking of what is happening with those who deal in rescue work, fostering, or anyone who is feeding colonies/groups/ shelters, etc. I would be in such a panic

These manufacturers should send 'safe' foods to all of the group feeding establishments. It's tragic enough a family loses a pet but those who are caring for tens of hundreds....This is unacceptable. Just NO words.

I tried to start a 'positive note' thread earlier but this new thread is actually doing what I had hoped that thread would do. Call more attention to exactly what we are feeding our cats.

Knowledge is power.
post #41 of 51
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
I wont say anything on two of the mentioned but NUTRO aint crap ... it just happened that the 10% not made by Nutro was the pouches ..

Wellness is MADE IN THAT plant by MENU

Merrick is good and mine are dining on it
Well I'll say something. Wellness continues to put garlic in their food. This can be toxic to cats, their sensitivity to it varies and the effects are cumulative. I won't feed anything with garlic. Doing a search on "garlic, toxicology report" will put up past threads where I've given a link to a toxicology report from 2005 advising against its use with dogs or cats.
post #42 of 51
Just to add to the list of foods not to feed- Giant foods has added their "Companion" foods to the recall- it is an off brand (store bought) made by Menu foods- they're products have been on the recall since the 17th but i just ran across it and wanted to share this with ya'll just in case! Also- our local Big Lots store has been selling their products- we bought a bag of dog treats from them made by this company (before we knew about the recall) so i looked online to see if it had been recalled or not tonight- i will be tossing it out here's the link

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/st...4548055&EDATE=
post #43 of 51
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Originally Posted by Jpawz View Post
StarryEyedTiger--

I was just thinking of what is happening with those who deal in rescue work, fostering, or anyone who is feeding colonies/groups/ shelters, etc. I would be in such a panic

These manufacturers should send 'safe' foods to all of the group feeding establishments. It's tragic enough a family loses a pet but those who are caring for tens of hundreds....This is unacceptable. Just NO words.

I tried to start a 'positive note' thread earlier but this new thread is actually doing what I had hoped that thread would do. Call more attention to exactly what we are feeding our cats.

Knowledge is power.

Knowledge is definitely power- it's just trying to find accurate info at the moment that is a nightmare Our shelter has been hit hard by this recall. I had to dump out even more food and treats today At this point at my home i'm starting to wonder if the formula i use for my infant foster is ok. They get Pro-Biolac. I dont think there's any wheat gluetin or flour in it but i will check.
post #44 of 51
That is crap! i really only feed my cat dry food and i don't want anything to happen to her or any other cat. what did they think they are doing? the company has an obligation to the public to voluntarily come forward with details concerning the wheat gluten. we trust them to make food that is healthy, or at least won't harm them and then they pull this.
post #45 of 51
Is Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul pretty good- i'm thinking about switching all of my animals onto that tomorrow. It's gluetin free from what i've picked up online and has nothing to do with menu foods. I also like the ingredients Anyone have experience with this product?
post #46 of 51
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Originally Posted by Auntie Crazy View Post
Anyone else have any wheat gluten-free foods to suggest?
forgive my ignorance, but how do you find out if it is wheat gluten free or not? does it say on the bag that it's there anywhere or do you just assume its there unless specifically stated otherwise? when it all came on the news my mother told me that she checked it out and our cat food was fine but how do i know? i don't have that much money but i want my cat to be healthy and happy? i am feeding her whiskers but my mother said that the type she bought or it was a different factory or something that ours was fine. i think i am gonna go get different cat food anyways because she doesn't particularly like this food but i don't know any relatively cheap healthy cat food brands, and she is getting older so that is also something i need to take into consideration. i don't really know anything about cat food so i think i am gonna check it out before i go. there has got to be stuff on this forum right?
post #47 of 51
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Originally Posted by ILoveMyKitty View Post
forgive my ignorance, but how do you find out if it is wheat gluten free or not? does it say on the bag that it's there anywhere or do you just assume its there unless specifically stated otherwise? when it all came on the news my mother told me that she checked it out and our cat food was fine but how do i know? i don't have that much money but i want my cat to be healthy and happy? i am feeding her whiskers but my mother said that the type she bought or it was a different factory or something that ours was fine. i think i am gonna go get different cat food anyways because she doesn't particularly like this food but i don't know any relatively cheap healthy cat food brands, and she is getting older so that is also something i need to take into consideration. i don't really know anything about cat food so i think i am gonna check it out before i go. there has got to be stuff on this forum right?
There is a thread on foods not involved in the recall, and yes, every food, dry or canned has a list of ingredients, so you can check to see if wheat gluten is used
post #48 of 51
Anyone heard of Bil-Jac food? It's not on the recall list and doesn't have wheat gluten in it. But I can't seem to find out where it is manufactured.
If anyone has information in this I'd love to know. It's what my MIL feeds her dogs and they are fine, so I'm thinking about switching my cats to it.
post #49 of 51
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Originally Posted by jugen View Post
Anyone heard of Bil-Jac food? It's not on the recall list and doesn't have wheat gluten in it. But I can't seem to find out where it is manufactured.
If anyone has information in this I'd love to know. It's what my MIL feeds her dogs and they are fine, so I'm thinking about switching my cats to it.
Bil JAC contains by products( yes they are the organs so I allow that in a wet not a dry...) lots of corn and chemical preservatives plus the mollasses aka sugar for flavor... there are alot worse but it aint on my good to great list
post #50 of 51
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Bil JAC contains by products( yes they are the organs so I allow that in a wet not a dry...) lots of corn and chemical preservatives plus the mollasses aka sugar for flavor... there are alot worse but it aint on my good to great list
I fed this years ago, and had my vet at the time tell me that stool samples brought in on my cats, showed a lot of undigested vegetable matter..I don't think she was a fan of Bil-Jac.
post #51 of 51
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Is Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul pretty good- i'm thinking about switching all of my animals onto that tomorrow. It's gluetin free from what i've picked up online and has nothing to do with menu foods. I also like the ingredients Anyone have experience with this product?
i feed the chicken soup, both dry & wet, & am very pleased with my results. it's also quite cost effective, much less expensive than many 'premuim' brands, yet better quality. it is a bit grain-heavy, but no wheat or corn.
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