(This email was sent to me by my Portuguese Water Dog Club)
The truthaboutpetfood.com site cited below is a very interesting site.
At the end of December, a local kennel donated 12 cases of Kirkland canned Lamb and Rice dog food. They said it was too rich for their dog because they all got sick. Did not think any problem with the food. I fed to my dogs, and to visiting dogs. Diarrhea for all dogs, puppy threw up 15 times. She survived…Tesla and Dino did not. I contacted the company on Jan.3 to say all dogs got sick. They said they did not produce that food. Four weeks later, one dead dog, next week, another dead dog. Finally got a response with…tell Costco. I contacted Costco, and then they contacted the manufacturer. Who wants a sample of the food. Mind you…this similar food was recalled in 2007-2009 for melamine contamination. Over 400 dogs died. I filed a report and waiting for request for the sample of food.
I need to put out a warning of possible food contamination. …is not verified yet…but the vet and I feel it will be. The *Kirkland Canned Lamb and Rice with expiration 2013. The cans I have say June 23, 2013*. Please let your friends know. It would have been purchased in Nov.-Dec. 2012.
Please anyone that has a can to contact me directly. Do not return to Costco. We need to let everyone know so more dogs don’t die.
FDA Testing of Jerky Treats
I’ve been provided with a document sharing what the FDA has been testing for – since 2007 – on jerky treats. Up to mid-November, 2011, the FDA had received 353 reports of illness or death believed to be related to the jerky treats (in 2011). From mid-November to present, the number of complaints reported to FDA has almost doubled to 596 (in less than three months). And this is what the FDA has been doing…
Reports of possible problems with Kirkland Dog Food
Word is spreading fast of possible links to Kirkland canned dog foods (sold at Costco) to sick and dying dogs. No independent laboratory testing has been done on the food – yet. However I’ve emailed with one pet owner who lost two dogs believed to be linked to the canned food and have heard of several others.