Aug 23, 2007
Pet Pride Cat Food tainted with acetaminophen?
Yesterday i got my cat a bag of Pet Pride Beef & Liver dry cat food. He ate one bowl of it, and immediately starting acting lethargic. Soon after that, he started vomiting blood, and had loose, runny, bloody stool. I called the 800 number on the bag, and talked to a representative about what was going on. She sounded like she didn't care AT ALL about the situation, and tried to blow me off by telling me that my cat was sick because i changed cat food brands. I hadn't changed brands at all. She took my name, address, and phone number. I am supposed to hear something from them, but haven't yet.
After some googling, this is what I found:
Acetaminophen In Two Pet Pride Varieties—Pet Food Recall
Cat Owner Files Legal Action Against FDA in Pet Food Deaths
Symptoms of Acetaminophen Toxicity in pets
This is a known issue, and the person I spoke to on the phone made no mention of it. Pet Pride doesn't give a shit, the FDA doesn't give a shit, and Menu Foods doesn't give a shit...but I do.
Samples of the pet food in question are being tested now. Pet Pride, my lawyer will be in contact soon.
I'll be updating with images of the cat food bag, and the test results when I get them.