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The “real” death count from Pet Food Contamination

By Dr. Andrew Jones

From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Website: http://www.veterinarysecretsrevealed.com
Re: The “real” death count from Pet Food Contamination
The “official” FDA total number of dogs and cats killed by contaminated Pet Food is still 16- but a realistic number is closer to 4000 deceased pets, and 12000-15000 affected pets.

I am aware of over 40 affected pets with my colleagues- and that compromises only a small number of practices.

Here is the most recent update from Pet Connection:

Update 4/12, 6:26 a.m. PT:

3,973 pets have been reported as deceased to our PetConnection database.

Of these, 2,058 are cats, and 1,815 are dogs. Total reports of all owner-suspected cases of food-related illness: 12,419.

These are self-reported numbers, and should be in no way be considered confirmed or “official.”

But if even a fraction can be confirmed, they show deaths far exceeding the FDA’s count of 16 pets, most of whom died in a manufacturers feeding trial.
P.S. I am surprised how the “official” death estimate has remained at 16 pets- it’s almost as if someone doesn’t want you to be too worried…

There is a very well respected Veterinary Only Website called Veterinary Information Network (VIN). VIN sets a range for probable deaths at 2,000 to 7,000, based on survey of VIN member veterinarians.

P.P.S. It is taking me longer than I thought to finish my New Report on Pet Food- including what commercial food is really safe. I am truly surprised at the large number of companies that utilize Menu Pet Foods for some product… And one of my Criteria is that the Company cannot use Menu Foods to produce ANYTHING.

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It’s Your Pet- Heal Them At Home!

Best Wishes,

Dr. Andrew Jones, DVM



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One Response to “The “real” death count from Pet Food Contamination”

  1. Avatar Kathy Says:
    April 13th, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    My cat was recently diagnosed with FIP and he is at home with me and getting antibiotics and anti acid medicine, he seems to be doing so much beter, he is eating and drinking and jumping up on things and purring, my question is this, can the fluid be drained from his abdomen? Will he always have to be on medication? Will the medication eventually stop working and the disease kill him?


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