Pet Food Recall: New Contaminant, Acetaminophen

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EperTox, a medical testing lab in Texas, has found acetaminophen in numerous samples of pet food. (Acetaminophen is the generic name for Tylenol.) Due to a confidentiality agreement the lab cannot release the names of the foods affected. However, at least one sample was a variety Pet Pride brand cat food. The test results were reported to the pet food makers who should then have reported the findings to the FDA. But as of June 5th, the FDA still has not investigated EperTox’s findings.

Cats are very sensitive to acetaminophen. Dogs are less at risk, but are still sensitive to acetaminophen. Find out more about the signs of feline and canine acetaminophen toxicity.  And find out much more about the pet food recall on my Pet Food Recall Archive Page.

4 thoughts on “Pet Food Recall: New Contaminant, Acetaminophen

  1. It’s remarkable to me that there is still no information regarding the specific products that have been contaminated. This administration’s reverence for the business protocols of non-disclosure at the expense of life and health has reached inhumane proportions.

    Marty

  2. WHAT IS EVERYONE WAITING ON IN REVEALING THE PRODUCTS WITH
    ACETAMINOPHEN. I FOR ONE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW SO THAT I DON’T GO OUT AND BUY THAT PRODUCT. I’M SURE EVERYONE FEELS THE SAME WAY. WE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME TRUSTING ANY MAKES OF DOG OR CAT FOOD . IT SEEMS NO MATTER WHERE WE TURN SOMEONE ELSE HAS A CONTAMINATION. THIS IS TOTALLY INSANE. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO PULL IN THE REINS ON THIS MESS. WE HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT OUR FOOD SUPPLY PLUS THE FOOD SUPPLY OF OUR PETS. NOT ACCEPTABLE IN OUR SOCIETY!!!!

  3. Something that we all can start doing right now is making our own pet food. We’ve already started doing this and it’s not as hard as we once thought. There are several websites that post simple yet nutritious home recipes for our pets. All that you really need is some extra time once a week, and a little more room in your refrigerator. Our dog is loving the change!

  4. I’ve held off on writing about making your own food for your pets in part because Americans are already not doing a very good job of feeding themselves. I have to wonder how well they’ll do at feeding their cats and dogs. Maybe feeding their pets better will make them feed themselves better?

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