Have you had any pets die from food?
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re: Have you had any pets die from food?
I was asked by a reader if I had any clients affected by the pet food
My first answer was no- I didn’t remember any unusual cases of kidney failure
related to food.
But last night I remembered a client’s cat that was euthanized about 2 weeks ago.
For client/patient confidentiality, I won’t mention names.
This was an older, indoor cat ( 13years) who developed a sudden onset of
lethargy, increased drinking and increased urination.
I performed blood work. It showed elevated levels of urea, creatinine, phosphorus,
and the Urine was very diluted with a urine specific gravity of 1.005.
Those are all classic signs of acute kidney failure.
We immediately started the cat on IV Fluids, along with a phosphorus binder,
but in 24 hours the signs progressed, and he was vomiting with ulcers
in his mouth.
I talked to the owners about acute kidney failure. They wondered about him eating a
toxic plant ( he was a strictly indoor cat). I thought that he may have had early signs
that they didn’t pick up. THe owners insisted that he was fine.
He was being fed Presidents Choice Cuts and Gravy- that is one of the recalled pet
I did not suspect the cat food as a source of a kidney toxin.
Likely there are many similar cases of these in which veterinarians have diagnosed
acute kidney failure, but NOT linked it to food.
I will be contacting these owners about the possibility of their cat dying as a
result of contaminated cat food.
P.S. Scientists now think that the most likely source of contamination is in
a “filler” wheat gluten.
It’s a cheap source of protein that should NOT be in Cat Food.
Cats are obligate carnivores- they DO NOT need carbohydrates.
This just reonforces my belief in you as a pet owner taking charge of
your pet’s health care.
It means looking at the way you feed your pet DIFFERENTLY.
If your ready to become an empowered pet owner, then check out my
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Dr Andrew Jones
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