Nutro Recall

Vanessa BobackVanessa Boback TampaMember Posts: 3,149
edited 4 June, 2009 in Food & Nutrition
I don't feed it but for the people that do: http://www.nutroproducts.com/press-recall.html
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  • Tara WTara W St. PaulMember Posts: 939
    edited 21 May, 2009
    Hardly surprising. Thanks for keeping us up to date, Rasha.
  • Hazel_LucyHazel_Lucy PurrsvilleMember Posts: 6,156 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 May, 2009
    FDA - (NURTO PET FOOD) FIRM RECALL PRESS RELEASE http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/nutro05_09.htm Nutro Products Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Range of Dry Cat Food Products The cat food is being voluntarily recalled in the United States and ten additional countries. This recall is due to incorrect levels of zinc and potassium in (the) finished product resulting from a production error by a US-based premix supplier. This cat believes the list may be expanded. Please pass the info to your friends and neighbors! concerned, Hazel Lucy
  • Hazel_LucyHazel_Lucy PurrsvilleMember Posts: 6,156 ✭✭✭
    edited 21 May, 2009
    More about recalls: Interesting that Nutro says they have received no complaints. "Voluntary" recall means the FDA has investigated and asked the company to recall product.
  • edited 22 May, 2009
    ARGH! I am Fuming! In Febuary I went through a Horrible Round of UTI's and Crystals in my urine including having to have a Cathiter put in to get me to pee. The ONLY Change I went through was a change in Diet from Purina to Nutro. Nurto DENIED For WEEKS that I was wrong and there food was NOT the CAUSE of my Illness. And now this, and isn't Potassium being to LOW one of the Causes of UTI's and Crystals? Mommy here: I am so pissed, I will NEVER feed another Nutro Product as long as I live and I will Never promote it in my classes again I don't care if I get in trouble with my bosses. Gonna check and make sure my store pulls the food from the Shelves as well sense they should know about the recall right?
  • Vanessa BobackVanessa Boback TampaMember Posts: 3,149
    edited 22 May, 2009
    Thanks for the link Hazel. I keep forgetting how to do that. =; Jay, very very sorry for what you\'ve been through. I\'ve heard lots of horrible things about Nutro and just had my sister switch her 2 dogs off of it. Thank goodness!! They seem like such a deceptive company, like they don\'t have any sympathy for the damage their food does. I\'ve always been disgusted by the stories I\'ve heard. There\'s a whole website (consumeraffairs.com) with hundreds of complaints. Horrible.
  • edited 22 May, 2009
    Thank you Rasha, Yes Jay is doing better and is eating Blue Buff and Authority now. As he's a picky eater when it comes to his canned or was till he was on an all dry food diet now he pretty much eats everything I put down for him MOL. But I am still miffed beyond belief at what my poor baby had to go through. We are currently working towards going Raw fed by adding in a bit of Honest Kitchen this month. Maybe soon all three can be completely Raw Fed.
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 22 May, 2009
    Jay Im very sorry you had to go through all of that. Shadow had crystals too, but I will say it probably wasnt "Nutro" persay, but any dry food diet can do this. Also stress plays a role and genetics, and weight. Im not saying Nutro is a good food at all, we dont like any dry food here. :) YOur best bet to stay UTI free and crystal free is to go on a all wet or raw diet.=;
  • edited 22 May, 2009
    As of right now all three are eating Dry and moist food, but I am slowly weaning them off the dry food. Its hard when I have a Human in the house that thinks they need dry food MOL. They each get a can of wet food to themselves Daily a 5.5 OZ can of either Blue Buff or Authority. I'm gonna order a sample of the honest Kitchen on Monday after my money is in my bank MOL. Again, I still stand by that the only change in Jay's life was his diet. Which was from what I was told a "HORRID" food, to what I was told was an "AWESOME" food. Now I'm Anti Nutro, I won't feed it to my cats or dogs. So now here's the question what do I do with my greenie treats?
  • edited 22 May, 2009
    Toss the greenies. Sorry, I know it seems like money down the drain, but I wouldn\'t touch a greenie with a ten foot tail.
  • Hazel_LucyHazel_Lucy PurrsvilleMember Posts: 6,156 ✭✭✭
    edited 22 May, 2009
    I had greenies a couple of times and my poop was green and runny. Will use the Pill Pockets they make though. Cats don't need treats! HL
  • Dawn HarmanDawn Harman SpeedwellMember Posts: 1,079
    edited 23 May, 2009
    Toss us all the Greenies! We love them! Mom\'s note Like I have said before, all of my animals are and have been eating Nutro for over 20 some years. I have never had any health related problems with them. I do not have go to a vet for anything. I get there shots from PetCo when the vet comes there. I am not here to agree with people or bash other foods. I am here to answer all questions about Nutro. I asked to work for them 2 years ago. We all feed different things and that is cool. Nobody likes a bullies and I will not be one. Please ask people who feed Nutro how it has helped there pets. Hazel, I feel for your Friend. I have been feeding the food that was recalled. Nutro pulled it all on there own, nobody made them do it. Do you really think I would feed something to may babies that I knew would hurt them? All animals are different and respond differently to things. I did not have any problems with this pre-mix mix up.. http://www.nutroproducts.com Go to my page to see my story if you want. I will not change my food because Nutro does have all my animals health in there interest. Dawn
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 23 May, 2009
    Jay I would toss out those greenies, just look at the ingredients. It is sad to say but no commercial pet food is safe from Recalls. I feed Wellness and Evo, and who knows it could happen to them too, so thats why I have started them on some Raw aswell. To Meow, I would like to ask you, if the food is recalled then how are you still feeding it? There is proof that there is something wrong with it, so just wondering, dont take me wrong Im not trying to be rude or anything. I just dont want to see your kitties get sick or anything. I really hope that not too many cats are affected by this. Also I beg you to read this excellent book that I have just read, it is called "Not fit for a dog" by Michael W. Fox, ELizabeth Hodgkins, and Marion Smart. (They are all Vets with Ph.d's) You will learn so much from this book. =;
  • Aaron LeeAaron Lee SeattleMember Posts: 251
    edited 23 May, 2009
    I'm assuming Meow and family's food that they are still being fed was not on the recall list. My girls eat Natural Natural Choice C.C. senior indoor, which was not affected by the recall, they've done well on it, and it's the tail end of a bag I bought quite awhile back. I wouldn't blame anyone for being turned off by recall news, but I agree it's important to note that Nutro was upfront about this, they could have sat on their hands with crossed fingers and mouths shut, but somebody figured out there was a problem and acted on it very quickly, and with I'm assuming, full disclosure. I've said it before, but feed what your cats do well on, and what you're comfortable with...
  • Vicky ChanVicky Chan MarkhamMember Posts: 3,542
    edited 23 May, 2009
    Jay, I\'m with you bud. Yes, it\'s true. Nutro is shat. Jellybean almost had a close call on valentines day of 2006. My cousin had given my mom a gift certificate to a petstore in the mall, and Jellybean had just run out of science diet, so my mom decided to get her another bag of it. Sadly, that pet store didn\'t have science diet, so my mom asked them to get her something close to it, and they gave her a bag of nutro. Well, we gave it to Jellybean, and she had a horrible allergic reaction to it. She\'d just lie down on the carpet all day. My mom kept turning her every 15 minutes. This was the sickest I\'d ever seen Jellybean since we rescued her. Finally at midnight, Jellybean left a huge dinner present for my dad in his study room, and she was fine. The next day, my mom took the bag of shat back to the pet store and exchanged it for a turtle pump. Fast forward to now, I found out a few months ago that the pet store where the shat came from had closed down. Therefore, I totally agree with everyone. I\'m not surprised that nutro is on the recall list. Seriously, I don\'t know why companies like Nutro, meow mix, and allroy are still running. Jay, I\'m glad you pulled through that scare. I hope no kitty or doggy will ever have to go through what you went through because of some stupid idiotic pet food company trying to make a big buck.
  • Dawn HarmanDawn Harman SpeedwellMember Posts: 1,079
    edited 23 May, 2009
    Thank you Shadow, I will do that. My cats would not eat it so I did take it back and got a different flavor. This was before Nutro pulled it.I just thought they were tired of the same ol same ol.. I did have a bag of an other food in the blue bag. I had to starve them into eating it. I did give them a choice between there Nutro and and that. They would not touch it. I mixed it with the Nutro and the would not eat at all. So I mixed it all together and gave them no choice. Since it is one meat food to another there should be no tummy problems. As for Jellybean, I am sorry you had that problem. But when you take a cat that has been eating a vegetarian diet and give them a meat diet , that can happen. Read the ingredients I believe it has no meat, just corn and by-products. Any wet meat will shrink and become like the 8th ingredient past that. That is why we use the meal which is the meat with most of the moisture and fat removed. It take 5 lbs of the wet meat to make just 1 lb of our dry meal. All of our meal only contain stuff that you and I would eat. NEVER any by-products and they can be heads , feet and intestines. Nutro was the first company I believe to use a dry meal in pet food. I ALWAYS tell EVERYONE who switches to Nutro, to mix 75% of what they are eating now to 25% of Nutro for 2 days. Then 50-50 for 2 days, then 75% Nutro to 25% old food for 2 days and you will not have any tummy/poopy problems. That way they will not come back and kill me for giving the pet the runs. I hand them all a printed copy of this also. This is why Pet Nutrition Specialist are in the stores. Shadow, again I thank you for being so concerned . |/h/
  • edited 24 May, 2009
    OOOOOoooooo loook! It\'s the Nutro Rep Cat Pride. Well, y\'know what they say about pride.....
  • Benji ThompsonBenji Thompson Member Posts: 7,380
    edited 24 May, 2009
    Meow, with all due respect, I fail to see how Nutro's ingredients are any better than Science Diet. Don't forget, we have a whole wide web at our finger tips and can now pull up pet food ingredients without ever lifting a bag. Science Diet: Chicken By-Product Meal, Brewers Rice, Corn Gluten Meal, Ground Whole Grain Corn, Powdered Cellulose (10.5% source of fiber), Chicken Liver Flavor, Soybean Oil, Animal Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols and citric acid), Calcium Sulfate, Potassium Chloride, Choline Chloride, vitamins (L-Ascorbyl-2-Polyphosphate (source of vitamin C), Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Calcium Pantothenate, Riboflavin, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Vitamin D3 Supplement), Glyceryl Monostearate, Vitamin E Supplement, DL-Methionine, Iodized Salt, Taurine, minerals (Zinc Oxide, Ferrous Sulfate, Manganous Oxide, Copper Sulfate, Calcium Iodate, Sodium Selenite), L-Carnitine, preserved with Mixed Tocopherols and Citric Acid, Beta-Carotene, Rosemary Extract. Nutro: Chicken Meal, Corn Gluten Meal, Wheat Flour, Ground Rice, Poultry Fat (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Ground Whole Wheat, Natural Flavors, Chicken, Yeast Culture, Potassium Chloride, Salt, Menhaden Fish Oil (preserved with mixed Tocopherols, a source of Vitamin E), Choline Chloride, DL-Methionine, Taurine, Zinc Sulfate, Dried Cranberry, Ferrous Sulfate, Vitamin E Supplement, Inositol, Niacin, Copper Sulfate, Ascorbic Acid (source of Vitamin C), Manganous Oxide, Riboflavin Supplement (source of Vitamin B2), Potassium Iodide, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (source of Vitamin B6), Thiamine Mononitrate (source of Vitamin B1), Dried Blueberry, Biotin, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (source of Vitamin K activity), Folic Acid, Sodium Selenite. Okay, so what? Nutro uses chicken meal. Big whoop. When that's not followed by a non-meal, that means nothing. While meal is good because it's inclusive of water so stays higher on the list than three or four, it's, at the same time, not good to have listed ON IT'S OWN because the animal gets nothing out of it, really. So, the first two ingredients in my opinion should usually be a meal followed by a non-meal. (ex; chicken meal, duck or duck meal, beef) You talk about SD having corn... yet, Nutro does, too. And, even though your first ingredient IS a named meal it's followed by THREE grains and fillers. Meaning, in theory, there are more grains and fillers than there are meats. (actually, I'ms eeing a lot of grains in fillers in Nutro) Meat is on the list twice. But that chicken should follow the chicken meal. Also, SD DOES use a meal. It's a by-product, though... but, still a meal. I also see Menadione in Nutro. Ugg... I'm really not seeing where either is more "vegetarian" than the other.
  • BROOKE LOWRYBROOKE LOWRY TampaMember Posts: 6,037
    edited 24 May, 2009
    THANK YOU, Noble! Nutro is gross. Even grosser, though, is the way they send these corporate stooges here to push their disgusting products.
  • Tara WTara W St. PaulMember Posts: 939
    edited 24 May, 2009
    I wouldn\'t let my cats use Nutro as kitty litter. Not only is it disturbing that Nutro sent forth these reps to push their product and attempt damage control(the timing cannot be ignored. Nutro knew they were being looked at and sent forth the reps.), but that Catster is allowing it. Catster has ceased being an informational site and is well on their way to being an ad campaign for big corporate. For those of you who pay for Plus membership, doesn\'t this make you angry? Please, Catster admins and mods, please address this issue to your members. Some of us have been around a very long time and I think it\'s only fair that you make some sort of public annoncement about the direction Catster and Dogster are headed.
  • eppie greeneeppie greene Member Posts: 1
    edited 24 May, 2009
    Noble How can you say Nutro and Science Diet are the same? SD Chicken BY PRODUCTS--Innerds, gross, NUTRO Chicken MEAL---100% Human Grade no gros aprts--more like a chicken cutlet SD CORN--filler--passes right through les than 10% is even digestable RO COrn gluten meal--that's the 10% youcan digest, and it is a source of protein, without adding the extra fat regular animal protein would add.. Where are you getting your information? It is so hard to decypher the truth, when people come off sounding like experts, and they have no training in this feild what so ever?
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 24 May, 2009
    Hey Everyone:-h if you havent already please read this great info. http://www.bornfreeusa.org/facts.php?p=359&more=1
  • Tina BTina B Vancouver IslandMember Posts: 2,238
    edited 24 May, 2009
    Here's another good one=; http://www.resteddoginn.ca/petfood.php
  • Vanessa BobackVanessa Boback TampaMember Posts: 3,149
    edited 25 May, 2009
    I started this thread to inform kitties about the Nutro food recall. So that they can switch from that food and never look back. I did NOT start this thread to welcome Nutro reps to try and defend their \"great\" product. There is SO much more that I would like to say but I will leave it at that.
  • Audrey DurninAudrey Durnin Member Posts: 936
    edited 25 May, 2009
    Tim ate Nutro and now I'm treating him for crystals. Seeing a pattern here! GRRRRRR:-#
  • Vanessa BobackVanessa Boback TampaMember Posts: 3,149
    edited 25 May, 2009
    So sorry Tim! :( Hope your feeling better soon!!|:|
  • Debi DuffDebi Duff PeterboroughMember Posts: 3,029
    edited 25 May, 2009
    Meow... I jus about fell over my tail laughin when I read your post about switchin to a meat diet. You actually call that a meat diet??? :))! :))! :))! Thank you Noble fur postin the ingredient of both the Science Diet an the wonderful Nutro meat diet that Meow talks of. Like many other kitty mommy's...mine did a lotta research during the last recall. We're now fed Orijen, tho I still enjoy a bit a real meat from the dawgs raw. Let me introduce ya to a kibble with a bit more real meat.... Orijen...Made in Saskatchewan, Canada.... FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS Deboned chicken, chicken meal, turkey meal, russet potato, lake whitefish, chicken fat, sweet potato, whole eggs,deboned turkey, salmon meal, salmon and anchovy oils, salmon, natural chicken flavour, sunflower oil, sun-cured alfalfa, dried brown kelp, carrots, spinach, peas, tomatoes, apples, psyllium, dulse, glucosamine Hcl, cranberries, black currants, rosemary extract, chondroitin sulfate, sea salt. TONIC HERBS AND BOTANICALS Chicory root, licorice root, tumeric root, funugreek, marigold flowers, sweet fennel, zea mays, peppermint leaf, chamomile flowers, dandelion, summer savory, rosehips. ORGANIC MINERALS Iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, manganese proteinate, copper proteinate. PROBIOTIC MICROORGANISMS Dried Lactobacillus acidophilus fermentation product, dried Enterococcus faecium fermentation product. PREMIUM VITAMINS Mixed tocopherols (source of vitamin E), choline chloride, vitamin A, vitamin D3, thiamine mononitrate, vitamin B12, folic acid, biotin. An when momma was out of our Orijen an couldn't get a ride into town, she & the dawg walked to the general store. Did they buy the whiskas or friskees on the shelf?? No...they bought a couple a tins of tuna. She felt it was safer....an we luved it!!! :^:
  • Vanessa BobackVanessa Boback TampaMember Posts: 3,149
    edited 25 May, 2009
    I jus about fell over my tail laughin when I read your post about switchin to a meat diet. You actually call that a meat diet??? :)) I thought the same thing!! :))!
  • Michelle MayoMichelle Mayo New LiakeardMember Posts: 276
    edited 25 May, 2009
    Yucky Nutro. I don't really trust their food or treats. although I have to admit I use the Greenies cat treats and never had a problem. Mind you...I don't give my cats alot of them. Just 2 every friday.
  • Cecilia CretaroloCecilia Cretarolo PortlandMember Posts: 267
    edited 25 May, 2009
    I used to give Greenies treats and I do have to admit that they really do help reduce bad breath. I stopped using the treats when I saw that there was some major GREEN buildup on Calypso's teeth. She's already genetically prone to dental problems so if I notice that anything is getting her teeth nasty, I stop feeding it. And I have to agree that Nutro's food is far from the best. I used to feed kibble from the grocery store when Calypso was a kitten. Then I realized that she was smelly all the time and seemed to be going through way too much food. I figured that something was wrong so I started doing research on cat food. It took me a few years to make the plunge but now I feed raw and grain free commercial foods.
  • Aaron LeeAaron Lee SeattleMember Posts: 251
    edited 25 May, 2009
    Wow, regardless of the venom being hissed toward myself and other Catsters who work for Nutro, I will truthfully insist that I work for them because the food has worked well for both of my cats, and that I've fed various combinations of the stuff since long before I had anything to do with Nutro professionally. I've always told people to feed what works for them and their cats. I'm not here to push anything on anyone, and I appreciate the folks who have welcomed us. You know what they say about opinions, and I certainly respect everyone's right to feel however they do about anything and everything, but pointless attacks seem sort of...well...pointless.
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