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I believe Taste of the Wild canned cat food got my cats sick

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If anyone is interested in catching up on my previous post they can, but long story short one of my cats was diagnosed with ibd, but before we had surgery for her she seemed to be getting better for a week. Then one morning she was vomiting white foam and had really stinky diarrhea. That day we brought her in for surgery because we thought it could have been ibd or lymphoma. We still did not know for sure. Then that night we noticed fresh foamy vomit, so I knew it had to be from my other cat. He did not eat for three days and had very stinky diarrhea as well. The doctors did blood work and stool tests, but did not find anything, but I am convinced that it was from Taste of the Wild. The second cat I mentioned was never sick in his life before this and between the two of them cost my family almost 9 Grand. They ate taste of the wild for the first time on a Sunday night, and by Tuesday morning is when they both started exhibiting the same symptoms. I do not know if my mother kept the receipt, but I know were we purchased it, and the date, as well as being a member of the pet stores card club. 

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There doesn't seem to be a warning about canned, but certain batches of TOTW dry have been recalled.

http://www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com/information/
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I did see that it was the dry food as well, however, I find it very curious that both of my cats got very sick shortly after eating taste of the wild and now that they recalled dry food, maybe the wet food was bad too. I don't want to jump to conclusions, but it just seems like too much of a coincidence that both of my cats got sick after eating a different brand of cat food. 

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You need to report it immediately to the FDA: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm. That's the only way to help others with what happened so their kitties don't get sick, if indeed this is the food. Btw, I had bought 4 cans of it for my cats recently but have decided against using them at all just in case. 

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I just got this from a friend yesterday and indeed there is a recall of foods that include taste of the wild http://blog.petflow.com/2012/05/important-recall-information-diamond-taste-of-the-wild-canidae-wellness-and-natural-balance/

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I see that the article mentioned Salmonella.  I had salmonella and C. Diff at the same time last August and ended up in the ICU for several days and a hospital stay of almost a week.  I still have some problems related to them, so please keep an eye on your cats to see if they have any lingering symptoms.

 

I realise that this post is slightly off-topic, but I hope to NEVER have anything like that again.
 

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And this pet food outbreak is an example of why the CDC gets notified of any salmonella case.

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