Every time you hear about a recall, it involves a company in Georgia that does 
foods for almost every brand of cat and dog food.  i got hung up in the one 
with the filler that caused kidney and liver damage.  My guys didn't get hurt, 
but I had to test to be sure they were safe and they were on Hill's Science 
Diet at the time.  You know the SAFE food.  That and the fact that everyoe 
seems to put corn, wheat and soy + other things in their food and I started 
looking for something better.  On Blud Bufalo now.  We expecially like DUCK.  
Now it is treats that the FDA can't figure out what is wrong with the treats so 
they have not issued a recall.  Pretty soon we will be forced to make our own 
if we want safe, quality food.

---- Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote: 
> That was Diamond brand cat food, from a manufacturer on the East Coast - I 
> think in Georgia.  Kirkland purple bag cat food made for Costco was not 
> involved.  The Diamond cat food that was involved had salmonella.


 
Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty neighbors 
too!




________________________________
 From: Beth <create_me_...@yahoo.com>
To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org 
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 5:58 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] The Price of Cat Food
 
They also had q recall not to long ago. I don't remember what happened but I 
know somranimalsgot very sick, including a friend of mine's cats. But that can 
happen with any brand esp if they are buying ingredients from other suppliers.

Lee Evans <moonsiste...@yahoo.com> wrote:

>Costco's Kirkland is excellent.  Unfortunately, it just went up in price a 
>dollar and fifty cents more to $18.99.  It was about $17.59 a couple of 
>weeks ago but it's still the best deal around for 25 pounds of good 
>quality cat food.  I began feeding it again to my inside rescues because they 
>were losing weight after we moved out of San Antonio to Comal 
>County to get away from the ACO's who were constantly giving me 
>citations for too many cats.  Anyway, cats are not good with moving from a 
>known to an unknown place.  Lots of stress, fur loss, weight loss, 
>behavior problems.  I finally have it under control thanks to a friend 
>who has her own 501 c 3 and is quite well known in the rescue community. I got 
>several adoptions through her organization which culled the herd 
>nicely. A couple of my older cats passed on from kidney failure, one from 
>cancer (my oldest FIV+ cat who 
>was about 13) and one from heart disease and a tumor.  I think it was 
>all due to the stress of moving and being in a much smaller place. 
>Anyway,  to straighten out the fur and weight problem, I bought Kirkland 
>because it has the highest fat content of any of the dry foods.  
>Several months and several bags of Kirkland later, one of my cats who 
>was almost bald now has a really nice coat (long fur girl, house feral) 
>and the scabs on her skin are gone.  She has put on at least a pound, if not 
>two.  The other cats are gaining weight, all except one.  He needs a thyroid 
>profile when I get some money.  But he's holding his own also.  Of course, my 
>fat cats are getting fatter by the minute.  But on the 
>whole, I'm very happy with Kirkland.  I also use Paws and Claws, which 
>is the brand Tractor Supply feed store puts out. It's quite a bargain although 
>not as fatty as Kirkland but costs $20 for 36 pounds.  I only 
>use canned for the cat who has stomatitis.  Since Kirkland is smaller 
>pellets than other cat food, he is able to eat it without trouble.  I 
>have a membership at Costco through my animal rights organization.  
>There are three of us who do cat rescue and we share the membership fee 
>each year.  We are tax exempt,  which helps also with the price.
>
>
> 
>Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
>neighbors too!
>
>
>
>
> 
>Spay and Neuter your cats and dogs and your weird relatives and nasty 
>neighbors too!
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