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Vets Taking Many Calls About Pet Food Recall

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Veterinarians and pet stores have been taking a large volume of calls since Menu Foods announced the huge pet food recall. They are trying to give nervous dog and cat owners the answers they are looking for. The two hotlines that Menu Foods have set up are often busy.

Well-known names such as Eukanuba, Iams and Science Diet are at least partly affected by the recall, which covers dog food sold throughout North America under 51 brands, and cat food sold under 40 brands. Some of the food is sold under store brands and carried by chains including Wal-Mart, Kroger, which operates Food-4-Less, and Safeway, which owns Dominick’s.

The recall covers 60 million cans and pouches of wet-style food made by Menu Foods, a Canadian company. Bags of dry dog and cat food are not involved in the recall.

Other companies — Nestle Purina PetCare Co., Procter & Gamble and Hill’s Pet Nutrition Inc. — said that as a precaution they were voluntarily recalling some products made by Menu Foods.

The pet food may cause kidney failue in cats and dogs. You can find all the recalled brands by visiting this website: http://www.menufoods.com/recall. Most pet stores and veterinarians are helping the best that they can. Some have placed recorded messages on their phone lines directing callers to the Menu Foods hotlines.