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03.19.07

Pet Food Recall - 90 Brands Now Affected

Up to 90 pet food brands are now being pulled from local store shelves...

That's after menu foods announced a major recall.

NewsChannel 10 first told you about it Friday.

Today we know 50 dog food brands and 40 cat food brands produced between December third and March 6th are all affected in the recall.

It's important to point out...

Dry food is not affected.

Only the cuts and gravy style products sold in cans and pouches.

That pet food is being blamed for causing kidney failure and death in at least 10 animals across the country.

NewsChannel 10's Blaire Arvin continues our coverage with more on what you can do to keep your pet safe.

If you own that wet food get rid of it immediately.

And if you're worried your pet may be sick...

We went straight to a vet to find out what to look out for.

Local vets swamped with calls.

This recall has a lot of people concerned.

"This food has wheat gluten in it which is apparently bad," says Janice E. Wolf, DVM, Canyon Road Animal Hospital. 

So bad, animals are dying and falling ill.

So you should check the product code on your animals food right now to avoid being next.

On cans look at the bottom on packs look at the back... if the second line begins with four numbers from 6339 to 7073 followed by the plant code 4197, then you need to stop using it immediately.

And look for these symptoms.

"Loss of appetite, vomiting diarrhea to some extent a pet that is just deathly ill for no reason," says Wolf.

In the end, eyeing these signs could save your furry friend.

Wolf adds, it's not a bad idea to get rid of wet food all together...

She says there's more opportunity for bacteria to stay in it...

And it's less processed than dry food.

Also -- if you are worried about your animal, get to the vet and get it checked.

You can also call 1-866-895-2708, for more information about the recall.

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