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4/2/07 at 1:46pm
This is my first time post on any forum site but I am so devasted at the loss of my beloved cat Sophie who was almost 12. She died yesterday after a very distressing four days of watching her suffer kidney failure and other organ breakdown. Her vet had never seen such a rapid decline in a healthy cat who had so much time left and so much love to give. Her death was very unexpected even by the vet. The reason for my post here is that late last year (2006) I started to feed her on Purina gravy foil satchets â€“ "As Good As It Looks." She really seemed to enjoy this brand even though I was alarmed at the way the food she left would turn so hard and dry and even blocked up the sink! This particular gravy version has strangely disappeared from the store's shelves (both supermarkets and pet stores!) in the past couple of months. Friends in the USA who were concerned for Sophie's health, have informed me of the terrible crisis that is currently raging with regard to food recall. I cannot believe that Europe's animal food standards are higher than the USA and so would like to know if any other cat owner's currently share my distress and shock at the sudden loss of their pet and what can we do to prevent other beloved pets suffering so much. We are very concerned for our other two other cats who have followed the same diet as Sophie. She was until very recently an extremely active and healthy member of our family and we will miss her terribly.