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Below is a copy of a message I received today. I have not checked any of the links as yet. I thought it may interest some of you. I have no idea if this is true or false.

 

Posted to the ShowDogs-L list, March 5, 2012, X-post permission for
everything, pass it
on to other lists or anywhere else appropriate.

(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...

_http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/fda-testing-of-jerky-trea...

(http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/fda-testing-of-jerky-trea...)

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.

_http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/reports-of-possible-probl...
-kirkland-dog-food.html_
(http://www.truthaboutpetfood.com/articles/reports-of-possible-probl...)

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ok, Fran, Andy, you made the point clear. I think i wouldnt risk then... Also because this friend is also walking Oberon often:  i am sure he had the only intention to spoil him more and more (he actually came with LOTS and LOTS  of dog presents, including this pack;) , but if he believes we are   keen in these products, he may give him more when they stop for a break during their beautiful  walks in the woodlands....point taken.. thanks!!!!! :)

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