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Fri, Nov 30 | By Matt Van Hoven | 783

MICHIGAN – A recent survey shows that last springs pet food scare took the lives of over 300 pets. Conducted by Michigan State University and the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians, the study found that over 3… more ›

Survey Shows Over 300 Pets Died From Contaminated Pet Food
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Cindi K.
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Cindi K.
5 years ago

this was a sad situation-more food from china contaminated

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Crttrs
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Crttrs
5 years ago

Sad, I can't imagine this happening to one of my pets. Glad I was aware of the pet food industry and was feeding a high quality food.

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ArthurCurtis
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ArthurCurtis
5 years ago

I would wager there were 10 times that number that dies and even more that fell ill but may have been undetected to the pet food

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Tammy  K.
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Tammy K.
5 years ago

These stories keep popping up over and over. Stricter regulations need to be followed in order to protect our pets!

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

I think this is terrible...you can't even trust the foods you feed anymore!

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Elizabeth L.
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Elizabeth L.
5 years ago

It is too bad this ever happened. They needstricter rules about pet foods

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Nicole P.
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Nicole P.
5 years ago

This is so sad and could have been prevented

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Ihatesnow
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Ihatesnow
5 years ago

So terrible. Seems to have served as a wake-up call, since companies have been more pro-active about recalls recently

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DEREKDEMANE
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DEREKDEMANE
5 years ago

There was a lot more than 300!!!

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

I bet the numbers are really higher than that. If an elderly pet passed away due to the food poisoning, people may have shrugged it off to age.

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Missy M.
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Missy M.
5 years ago

This is almost conspiracy material.

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SJL78
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SJL78
5 years ago

u said a mouthful.

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John H.
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John H.
5 years ago

I wonder if this was the start of it all.

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Crttrs
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Crttrs
5 years ago

Sad that so many pets died and people had to suffer that loss. I hope and pray that there will be better laws in regards to food distributing and that people are more careful what they are feeding and know what is in and where it came from.

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poodlelady D.
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poodlelady D.
5 years ago

It is sad that all those innocent pets died because they were fed. They didn't know what was happening and neither did their owners, it makes you wonder if it will be over and safe. Lets all say a little prayer for the ones that passed and the owners left empty hearted.

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
5 years ago

It may say that there shouldn't be any more recalls. but lots more have happened since then

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Chris
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Chris
5 years ago

There was no need for this to happen, but, unfortunately, it did. We should learn from this horrific situation & ensure this doesn't happen again!

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Helen C.
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Helen C.
5 years ago

My Sweetpea was almost a statistic, but we didn't know it at the time. Before the news broke, she became violently ill. I got her to the vet immediately, and his quick actions saved her. No one knew about the pet food debacle at the time, as the news didn't break for another week. The vet told me on a subsequent visit that it was most likely contaminated pet food.

I wonder how many more died because of it, but their owners didn't order a necropsy? And how many vets didn't report it because the pets passed earlier, before the official report and recall was made.

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ev a.
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ev a.
6 years ago

My pup underwent painful bladder surgery for stones and I so wonder if it was because of his food... He's now on prescription food which costs a lot but so far it's working. I'd gladly pay for the prescription food with out complaint but upon opening a can of the diet, there was a ball bearing--obviously from something in the process machine. I emailed the company and they didnt even respond.... A little worrisome, I think!!!

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Morgan
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Morgan
6 years ago

This is enormously sad these poor pets died at the hands of "saving manufacturing bucks".

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Diane
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Diane
5 years ago

I agree. Senseless.

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Jholt
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Jholt
6 years ago

300 is a huge number of animals! Very sad. If it was people it would have gotten a lot more attention. They really need to do something to prevent this from happening again.

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Stacy O.
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Stacy O.
6 years ago

I also wonder how many pet died from the food and the owners didn't even think about it being the food.

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Alex J.
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Alex J.
6 years ago

how sad

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Jfoxmu78
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Jfoxmu78
6 years ago

All of us that love our animals feel so bad for the ones that lost their pets to
contaminated pet food.

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Joe4
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Joe4
6 years ago

Our pets are our babies. To those that lost their companions it was no different than losing a child. So very sad.

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Catherine T.
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Catherine T.
6 years ago

I am sorry for anyone who had a pet that got sick or died from this. My sympathies to them.

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ILOVECHEESECAKE2
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ILOVECHEESECAKE2
6 years ago

THATS TOO BAD

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Sharon S.
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Sharon S.
6 years ago

Just know where your pet foods are made. Don't buy imported. Buy American.

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Michelle H.
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Michelle H.
6 years ago

THis was such a scary thing. My heart goes out to all the owners who loss a pet.

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Hoov
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Hoov
6 years ago

Can you imagine, if this is going on with our pets food, hey how about any food or products for humans. People wake up here, take a look at what is going on. God bless these pets.

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Nancy T.
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Nancy T.
6 years ago

I feel very sorry for all those who lost pets. I am sure they in some way blame themself as they selected the food there pets received. I hope we learned some thing from this so it doesn't happen again.

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Saraya
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Saraya
6 years ago

Money seems to be the bottom line in this terrible tragedy. I suspect we will continue to problems such as these in the future.

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Saraya
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Saraya
6 years ago

I am concerned about pet toys made in China. Has anyone ever looked into these?

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Marie E.
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Marie E.
6 years ago

It is sad this happened. Can't we do anything to safeguard against this in the future?????

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Terrible!!

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

I am glad that we found what was poisoning our pets and that we put the Chinese pet food connection on a lock down. My thoughts go out to all of those pets that lost their lives through this tragic situation.

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Sandra P.
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Sandra P.
6 years ago

I feel so sad for the families that lost their loved ones. This recall made me lose trust in some of the products I gave my pets. I read the labels on their products now more than I do for myself.

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chris  a.
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chris a.
6 years ago

that's really too bad

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Elisha C.
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Elisha C.
6 years ago

Its sad this had to happen. Tighter restrictions should have been put in place soon. I wonder how much of this food would have been boughten if people had known it came from china.

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Rebecca
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Rebecca
6 years ago

I also bet that there are many that have not been reported. What a tragedy this whole thing has been.

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Gene M.
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Gene M.
6 years ago

I bet there are more unknown due to age and bad health

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Sherri B.
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Sherri B.
6 years ago

My dogs used to eat one of the products that were on the list. I got a feeling that it wasn't good for them, so I switched. If I had not switch my dog or dogs could have died.

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5doxiemom
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5doxiemom
6 years ago

Hopefully this won't happen again

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Linda W.
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Linda W.
6 years ago

Glad they finally seem to have this under control.

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Cschroth
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Cschroth
6 years ago

This was so awful. My heart goes out to all those who lost their beloved pets.

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Joelle M.
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Joelle M.
6 years ago

thats terrible!!!i would sue them!!!!

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

This is sad, companies should be more careful and be responsible for what they put out there.

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Laura R.
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Laura R.
6 years ago

not sure if this is what killed my bass lab mix spent over 1000 to save her to no avail

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Gene M.
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Gene M.
6 years ago

I wonder how many more died that nobody suspected

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Linda V.
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Linda V.
6 years ago

I would suspect that the actual nunmber was much higher.

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mARY ANN M.
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mARY ANN M.
6 years ago

As long as we encourage price over quality this is what we will get. As stockholders we want huge returns and companies want double digit returns and double digit growth. What is wrong with reasonable returns and reasonable growth,,,maybe even no growth as long as the company continues to make a reasonable profit.

We as stock holders have demanded from our companies unrealistic returns for money that we invest...yes we worked for the money we invested, but then we expect the money we invest to grow at unreasonable rates.

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