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post #31 of 44
Tailer was the only one who was eating the recalled food...Nutro pouches. I took him off right away, and we had his blood tested. Thank God, it came back fine.

The rest of the food we were feeding were ProPlan canned and a bit of Nutro dry. The Nutro dry doesn't have wheat gluten, so I'm not worried about that, but the ProPlan canned all contains wheat gluten. I tried to switch them to a canned without wheat gluten, but they've rejected pretty much everything I could find. (They really only like chunks and gravy style food, and most of that was recalled or has wheat gluten.) I'm now trying to convert them to Nature's Variety raw medallions, but that's probably going to be a slow process for everyone but Forest.
post #32 of 44
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Originally Posted by Tari View Post
Tailer was the only one who was eating the recalled food...Nutro pouches. I took him off right away, and we had his blood tested. Thank God, it came back fine.

The rest of the food we were feeding were ProPlan canned and a bit of Nutro dry. The Nutro dry doesn't have wheat gluten, so I'm not worried about that, but the ProPlan canned all contains wheat gluten. I tried to switch them to a canned without wheat gluten, but they've rejected pretty much everything I could find. (They really only like chunks and gravy style food, and most of that was recalled or has wheat gluten.) I'm now trying to convert them to Nature's Variety raw medallions, but that's probably going to be a slow process for everyone but Forest.

If you have a petco look for Ultramix it is chunks and gravey without wheat( yes some is made by menu)
post #33 of 44
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
If you have a petco look for Ultramix it is chunks and gravey without wheat( yes some is made by menu)
are all of them chunks & gravy or just certain flavors? i looked on the website and couldn't tell.

i'm still waiting for my Fromm samples. i really hope the guys like it, because i can tell they miss their shreds in gravy. and it's about the only thing i've found that's all natural shreds in gravy, and no wheat gluten.

to the OP, i am about going nuts with all of this. i've changed what the cats eat. (dry and canned) i have Friskies and FF in gravy in the closet, but i don't even want to give them to the shelter kitties. even my husband has been a little worried. when it all first came out that was the first thing he asked--if i fed the guys anything on the recall. i almost did, but they didn't eat the 1 can of recalled stuff i had put out. they pulled their finicky routine, and it saved the day.
post #34 of 44
Well I just came back from the store. I have returned all wet kitten food made by Natura and exchanged that for Felidae wet food. So I am now 100%on Felidae for cats, Canidae for 8 year old dog and Innova dry for 9 week old puppy. I think I should be able to sleep at night now.
post #35 of 44
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Originally Posted by littleraven7726 View Post
are all of them chunks & gravy or just certain flavors? i looked on the website and couldn't tell.

i'm still waiting for my Fromm samples. i really hope the guys like it, because i can tell they miss their shreds in gravy. and it's about the only thing i've found that's all natural shreds in gravy, and no wheat gluten.

to the OP, i am about going nuts with all of this. i've changed what the cats eat. (dry and canned) i have Friskies and FF in gravy in the closet, but i don't even want to give them to the shelter kitties. even my husband has been a little worried. when it all first came out that was the first thing he asked--if i fed the guys anything on the recall. i almost did, but they didn't eat the 1 can of recalled stuff i had put out. they pulled their finicky routine, and it saved the day.
the two flavors I opened were

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Originally Posted by Gizzie View Post
Well I just came back from the store. I have returned all wet kitten food made by Natura and exchanged that for Felidae wet food. So I am now 100%on Felidae for cats, Canidae for 8 year old dog and Innova dry for 9 week old puppy. I think I should be able to sleep at night now.
I am only sleeping with the food I make
post #36 of 44
Personally, my cats and I were not directly affected by the recall, as they're fed raw, BUT my work (good timing!) just came out with out own pre-made raw, which I'm switching them to, as I KNOW my boss is super careful and I can trust every detail of its production is safe.
post #37 of 44
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Originally Posted by vanillasugar View Post
Personally, my cats and I were not directly affected by the recall, as they're fed raw, BUT my work (good timing!) just came out with out own pre-made raw, which I'm switching them to, as I KNOW my boss is super careful and I can trust every detail of its production is safe.
that is great ///

I am going with a local butcher who will give me a great deal .99 cent s a lb on necks back s organs and wings.. So I will be making my own and it s local organic or certified
post #38 of 44
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
the two flavors I opened were
yeah, i don't think i could bring myself to give the guys something made at menu. no matter how "safe" it's supposed to be.

i just hope those fromm samples get here soon. i don't want to order a case before i know if they like it. they can be pretty finicky.
post #39 of 44
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that is great ///

I am going with a local butcher who will give me a great deal .99 cent s a lb on necks back s organs and wings.. So I will be making my own and it s local organic or certified
That's great Sharky! With this recall stuff, I was about ready to give in and make it myself as even with raw, leaving the production to someone else is a scary thing it seems! But then my boss "let the cat out of the bag" and told us this new food was on its way. It's great stuff (NO veggies for kitties! Woohoo!) We tried it for the first time two days ago and both Nya and Buddy LOVED it. I'll have to post the details on it to see what you and others think
post #40 of 44
My cats are healthier then they've ever been so I haven't changed a thing. I do, however, keep updated on any news regarding the pet food recall, just to be safe. I feed Nutro dry (not made at Menu) and Innova Evo wet (made at Menu but not on recall, not made in a plant involved in recall and no grain food).
post #41 of 44
We were not affected by the recall in any way, so it's been business as usual at our house

My thoughts are with anyone that was and continues to be, however, and many of the kitties I adopted out were as well, so I continue to worry about them. Luckily, we feed the "good" (in quotes! ha!) wet...mainly Friskies...at the shelter, along with SD Adult, so none of the shelter kitties were affected, thank goodness.

I'm also glad to see a couple other Evanger's feeders out there! I've worked with the company (including the company owners) for a shelter diet initiative and I can honestly say I trust them. THey make their own food in one plant in Chicago (where I live) and all of their ingredients are purchased domestically. Several of their varieties are also hand-packed and they hold a contest in some of the pet boutiques in which every human who eats a can of their food gets a free case or 2. I also like it because I have not met a cat who won't eat the Pheasant. That's how I enticed 2 of my kitties into eating wet in the first place!
post #42 of 44
Thread Starter 
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The overall recall covers "cuts and gravy"-style products made between Nov. 8 and March 6 from a select variety of popular brands including Iams, Hy-Vee, Nutro, Paws and
This is from another thread on more contaminated food discovered from Nutro.
the dates when the contamination took place blows my theory. I thought November and December would have been safe months. My stuff does not have wheat gluten, but it is made by menu. Fortunately, it must be ok, no one sick, so we will keep eating it.

That means the stuff was on the shelves in November, and nothing was recalled till March? No cats were sick until March? It seems they would have been affected before then. I wonder how they determined the dates?
post #43 of 44
I tried the Ultramix that Sharky recommended here on my Tailer (a finicky chunky-and-gravy-only eater) last night. He ate the whole can right away! I'm going to try it on Harvey tonight.
post #44 of 44
The recall didn't really affect me. Neither foods I feed have wheat gluten. I still have Gizmo on Nutro Max Roasted Chicken and Eagle pack wet. Even though Eagle is made by menu, Gizmo has shown no signs of being ill. He's still eating, drinking and playing normally and he's been eating eagle pack for months. Once these last few cans of Eagle are gone though, I'm thinking of giving Natural Balance a try.

~Shauna
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