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Old 04-17-2007, 07:31 PM
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Default UPDATE: Natural Balance Venison -- Contains Melamine

"Recent laboratory results show that the products contain melamine. We believe the source of the melamine is a rice protein concentrate. Natural Balance has confirmed this morning that some production batches of these products may contain melamine."

http://www.naturalbalanceinc.com/press_release.html

I just did some research on MELAMINE and apparently ingestion of this chemical substance can cause kidney stones, cancer, or reproductive damage.

Jemma's been on this food for about a year and a half now. Should I be concerned? Should I bring her into the vet to get any tests done?
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:35 PM
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You will want to switch foods obviously and maybe have your vet run a chemistry panel just to be sure there is no organ damage.
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Old 04-17-2007, 07:45 PM
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Luckily, I changed her over to Fromm's Duck and Sweet Potato yesterday as soon as I heard about the recall. I'll book her in to see the vet now, too.

I wonder how long this has been going on for?
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:15 PM
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i would take your dog in. i took ruckus in and he was only on it for a month. and his urinalysis showed too much protein in urine, low ph, and many red and white blood cells.
NOT good
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:30 PM
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Agh, this is getting scary.

What are you feeding Ruckus now?
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Old 04-17-2007, 08:36 PM
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i have cooked for him since.
with little idea what i am doing, but thats better than feeding him poison (dog food)
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Old 04-18-2007, 01:09 AM
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i have cooked for him since.
with little idea what i am doing, but thats better than feeding him poison (dog food)
Be careful, though. An unbalanced home cooked diet can be dangerous, too.

Have you read Dr. Pitcairn's book?

http://www.amazon.com/Pitcairns-Comp.../dp/0875962432

You'll have to buy it used because the publisher can't keep up with the demand.
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Old 04-19-2007, 11:37 PM
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Did you see that Blue Buffalo has been added to the list? It's made by the same company as Natural Balance.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18210224...15773?GT1=9303
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