SHORT REPORT: Dog food
crisis explained... see below.
WDW NEWS & Canine Link of the Week
May 1, 2007
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recall of dog and cat food that started on March 16, 2007, has spread in subsequent weeks
to more than 100 brands of food, most sold in cans and pouches but also including some
treats. Since the March 31 issue of WDW News, we have regularly updated the news in our special article on the status of the recall and
all of its ramifications.
Today, May 1,
scientists in Canada and the United States reported on tests that they believe finally
show the cause of kidney problems and deaths in cats and dogs that spurred the food
First Aid for Dogs: An
Owner's Veterinary Guide
Two contaminants -- melamine and cyanuric acid --
together led to the formation of crystals that likely caused the kidney problems in the
pets, they reported.
Our online article
gives you a look at the food safety crisis as it unfolded, and also tells more about why
melamine and cyanuric acid were added to foods such as wheat gluten and rice protein
concentrate imported from China for manufacture of pet food. And what actions the FDA has
taken to protect animal and human health.
Also provided are advice from veterinarians at the American
Veterinary Medical Association and at Washington State University College of Veterinary
New Guide to Dog Nutrition and Dog
For those considering the use of home-prepared dog food,
WorkingDogWeb now has a Web page guide to dog nutrition, recipes and books to assist you.
You will find a link to it on the WDW home page or can click to find it here.
Please do take time to get an update on this dog health
story. And explore the dog nutrition guide with links to many excellent information
And check out this month's Featured Canine Link found on the
WorkingDogWeb home page, and other new resources.
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