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The Cat Chronicles: Poisonous Pet Food

Here's what was in the food:

This is melamine. Melamine is the substance that was found in the gluten supply imported from China, causing the recall of a whole lot of brands of dog & cat food. It's a strong base, meaning each one of those N's (both the peripheral ones and the ones in the ring) can hold onto one more H than it has in the illustration. When heated melamine looses nitrogens, leaving guanidine, a muscle stimulant used as a pharmaceutical, and ammonia, a poison. One wiki-contributor said the animal's symptoms were consistent with ammonia poisoning. The FDA was is supposed to regulate animal food safety but had never set food inside the plant where the poisonous food was produced.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melamine

And on the pet food recall:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_North_America_pet_food_recall

I was feeding Shakti the Nutro brand dry food. Shakti liked that food. She doesn't like the new kind as well...

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marijkab
Apr. 18th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Shakti survived the deadly pet food. I wonder how long it will take to get all the contaminated stuff off the shelves and market? At least you didn't have to cook her food yourself, like some people were. Lot's of heavy stuff on your postings lately, I assume school is going swimmingly?
liveonearth
Apr. 18th, 2007 11:36 pm (UTC)
heavy
Well I don't mean to be heavy. It's just life going on as usual. Shit happens. A good friend of mine has a dog who is at death's door probably because of that food, so Shakti and I got off easy.

I'm studying for the 3rd major exam in my biochem class (I bet you can tell) and then there's a final a couple weeks after that, and then I'm free!!! for the summer at least. I still haven't booked flights for June 1 but I need to get on that.
marijkab
Apr. 19th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Re: heavy
So what are you feeding Shakti?
liveonearth
Apr. 19th, 2007 11:46 pm (UTC)
Shakti food
Brown pellets, some new brand.
aughraseye
Apr. 19th, 2007 07:47 pm (UTC)
I searched that page and didn't see the part where Nutro dry food has been recalled... ??
liveonearth
Apr. 19th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
I didn't learn that Nutro was on the list from Wikipedia. I got that from a girlfriend-vet-tech, and also from a neighbor. Do you still not believe that the Nurto dry food is suspect? I haven't really researched that question--if something is recalled it won't be on the shelves anyway....right? So no worries. My kitty is fine, how are your critters?
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