Pet Food Lawsuit Update

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  1. phebe arnold says:

    MY DEAR DOXIE WAS PUT DOWN ON APRIL10, 2007.I COULDN’T BARE TO WATCH HIM DIE SUCH A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH. AFTER MUCH EXPENSE AT VETS. I HAD TO REALIZE THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR RECOVERY. I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT IT WAS THE POISON PET FOOD I’VE FED HIM. NOW MY GRIEF IS UNBEARABLE. I’LL NEVER LAUGH WITH MY DEAR COMPANION OF 12 YEARS AGAIN. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH GOLD IN ENGLAND TO MAKE UP FOR THIS LOSS. HOW CAN I GO ON.

  2. phebe arnold says:

    MY DEAR DOXIE WAS PUT DOWN ON APRIL10, 2007.I COULDN’T BARE TO WATCH HIM DIE SUCH A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH. AFTER MUCH EXPENSE AT VETS. I HAD TO REALIZE THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR RECOVERY. I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT IT WAS THE POISON PET FOOD I’VE FED HIM. NOW MY GRIEF IS UNBEARABLE. I’LL NEVER LAUGH WITH MY DEAR COMPANION OF 12 YEARS AGAIN. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH GOLD IN ENGLAND TO MAKE UP FOR THIS LOSS. HOW CAN I GO ON.

  3. phebe arnold says:

    MY DEAR DOXIE WAS PUT DOWN ON APRIL10, 2007.I COULDN’T BARE TO WATCH HIM DIE SUCH A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH. AFTER MUCH EXPENSE AT VETS. I HAD TO REALIZE THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR RECOVERY. I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT IT WAS THE POISON PET FOOD I’VE FED HIM. NOW MY GRIEF IS UNBEARABLE. I’LL NEVER LAUGH WITH MY DEAR COMPANION OF 12 YEARS AGAIN. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH GOLD IN ENGLAND TO MAKE UP FOR THIS LOSS. HOW CAN I GO ON.

  4. phebe arnold says:

    MY DEAR DOXIE WAS PUT DOWN ON APRIL10, 2007.I COULDN’T BARE TO WATCH HIM DIE SUCH A SLOW PAINFUL DEATH. AFTER MUCH EXPENSE AT VETS. I HAD TO REALIZE THERE WAS NO HOPE FOR RECOVERY. I HAVE NO DOUBT IN MY MIND THAT IT WAS THE POISON PET FOOD I’VE FED HIM. NOW MY GRIEF IS UNBEARABLE. I’LL NEVER LAUGH WITH MY DEAR COMPANION OF 12 YEARS AGAIN. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH GOLD IN ENGLAND TO MAKE UP FOR THIS LOSS. HOW CAN I GO ON.

  5. Bill Colbert says:

    We lost our Daisy to tainted dog food too.

    You can read her story with pictures here

    http://www.gatekeeperusa.com/Daisy.html

    You can highlight copy and paste this address into your browser URL bar.

  6. Campbell Christy says:

    I also lost my dachshound to the tainted food. There is nothing like the horrible experience of watching your healthy dog start having seizures. This is so devastating because I fed him food that caused him to go into kidney failure. This is very hard to live with…..

    Christy

    Seattle, Washington

  7. Bonnie Hense says:

    We have 3 dogs, Sophie, our Lhasa Apso, Rudy, our German Pincer, and Puddin, our Cocker Spaniel- Blue Healer mix, who are like our children. Until last year I cooker grocery store foods, (skinless, boneless and as low fat as possible, lamb, chicken, rice and mixed vegtables mostly, and an occanional doggie treat or Einstein’s doggie bagel, which they love, and fed our dogs every day by hand. Our vet and other family and friends harped on me to feed our dogs dog food, citing reason after reason why it should be better for them!!! My dogs were healthy and happy, but I finally listened and slowly weaned them onto Purina One and some wet canned foods. They began feeling poorly, having diahrrhea, throwing up, refusing to eat, peeing on the floors,(evern though they have a doggie door), having all sorts of problems. I was told they spoiled and just wern’t used to the dog food yet, and maybe I was feeding them at the wrong time of day! Then we find out the dog food we were feeding our dogs was POISON!! I took all three to our vet who tested them and found both markers in all three dogs for this poison! I started feeding them my cooked food again and they have gotten better, and seem almost fine. Who knows really. There is no cure for the damage to their organs, I,m told. I spent hundreds if not thousands of dollars in vet bills, and hours and hours researching, with necessary traveling to vets far away, having them tested and retested, worrying many sleepless nights, hoping they wouldn’t die and wern’t too miserable, and feeling guilty for listening to everyone else instead of myself, killing my own babies in trusting and buying “premium” foods and treats. I am sooo happy they are still with us and my heart goes out to all those who haven’t been so lucky. I am so very sorry for your losses.

    Now what about the fallout from all this??? The pet food companies said on T.V. in the beginning, that they would reimburse pet owners. I submitted the reciepts from purchaseing these foods, and bills and results from our vets office to a website posted to report about this, expecting to hear something and get reimbursed at least for my expenses. I have heard nothing at all in 3 months!! Seems they have gone in hiding! I don’t feel lawsuits should be necessary, especially when in the end the law firms get millions for representing us and the pet owners get a settlement each of 25.00 or some such amount. Does anybody out there know where or to whom we should contact to resolve these problems and be treated fairly at least? Does each pet food company plan to enact their own protocol of us jumping through loops to get reimbursed, and maybe dodge us till we give up?? Does anyone know anything concrete, being done for us consumers, by the pet food companies, to date?

  8. very bitter says:

    I don’t think these bastards from the pet food companieswill pay anything. after all they are just $^^&^$^* capitalists who figured they could make an extra 2 cents a can by poising our pets. We just lost our second kitty who was the most unque and special cat. She walked from 4 towns away to come and adopt us instead of stay with her original gaurdian (who easily relinquished her). She loved us very deeply and dearly and went through hel for a year trying to survive the damage this shit did to her. I spent about $20,000 from my retirement fund (all I have) to try and save her but it wasn’t enough.

    Frankly I want to just go and take the families, preferably their kids and sell their organs to compensate everybody and let these son of ()(**&^ stand by helplessly watching them die. As you can tell I am very bitter but rightfully so!!

  9. Jim Ohio says:

    JoJo (Tiebetian Spaniel) has had three transfusions and a bill over $2,000 –

    Hairy (Shih Tzu) had to be put down due to kidney failure. The Rotten Bottom feeders MENU FOODS have done NOTHING.

    F*****G bastards at Menu Foods should rot in HELL!!

    Better, maybe someone should “visit” their home offices !!!

  10. Katy says:

    My cat Dexter was a happy, unusually loyal cat I had for 5 years. He was completely healthy until I noticed he began to rapidly lose weight and was very thirsty all the time. After a $400 exam, the vet told me he was in the onset of kidney failure- in a matter of two weeks he had dwindled away to about 6 pounds, the water came out the other end as quickly as he drank it…and I had to have him euthanized. It was the most devastating thing I’ve had to do. Are any of these animal deaths going to be-if you can even call it so-rectified??!!

  11. Katy says:

    My cat Dexter was a happy, unusually loyal cat I had for 5 years. He was completely healthy until I noticed he began to rapidly lose weight and was very thirsty all the time. After a $400 exam, the vet told me he was in the onset of kidney failure- in a matter of two weeks he had dwindled away to about 6 pounds, the water came out the other end as quickly as he drank it…and I had to have him euthanized. It was the most devastating thing I’ve had to do. Are any of these animal deaths going to be-if you can even call it so-rectified??!!

  12. goldengurl says:

    has anyone joined one of the class action lawsuits? I too have tried to contact menu foods without success. I have also tried to join on line but been rejected with no explanation.. my cat almost died; I did not put him to sleep as originally suggested by an emergency room vet and thank god he recovered.

  13. daves dad says:

    menu foods has done nothing. they called and said they would send information out to us, yeah right. months now and still no contact from them. our dog contracted pancreatitis (diabetes) from the exposure and requires twice daily insulin injections. this is really expensive and now he is going blind due to cateracts. jesus, how much will this cost, and who is really responsible for the costs? i think menu foods!hard to watch a 5 year old mini pinscher go from being the funniest dog you’ve ever seen, to one that can hardly get around in his own home.

  14. Denise Deanne says:

    Iams pouch food, and I suspect Purina One are responsible for the killing of my beloved Timmy, a yorkie-pooh 13 years old, who after bouts of vomiting, unable to hold his pee in, then bleeding to death infront of me. I will make sure that I am involved in a class action suit,if our companies want to import from China then they will pay the price to do so! they are murderers plain and simple…

  15. Bonnie Hense says:

    To update my August 1,2007 entry, regarding my dogs, Sophie, Rudy and Puddin; They are still alive and doing fairly well. Puddin is rapidly going blind, don’t know if this has anything to do with this poison pet food, but I am suspicious! I have never heard from this pet food company after making my claim with them in the beginning. At this point, I feel that we pet owners have no other choice but to find a lawyer, and arrange for a class action law suit against these leeches. What say you? Anyone have any suggestions to that regard?

  16. M ROBERTS says:

    SADLY MY DOG MOLLY (MALTESE) DIED 5-11-2007 FROM THIS TRAGIC PROBLEM, OF IR-RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND SALES

  17. Bonnie Hense says:

    To update my August 2007, and February 2008 entries:
    Rudy, Sophie and Puddin are still having various problems from being poisoned, but we are on top of their conditions and they are doing o.K. Recently, the vet tested them, and also about once a year, to see how their kidneys and liver are doing. They all still have the very elevated levels that are the markers for this particular food poisoning they recieved. That doesn’t get any better.
    Puddin, our little cocker mix, is totally blind now, with cateracts, not to say that is caused by the poison, but I sometimes wonder. She has some internal bleeding and diahrrhea now and then. She still has a good life though, and loves to ride in her carrage to the park and smell around with the others. Sophie watches and helps her a lot.

    Sweet, beautiful, Sophie, our red and blond Lhasa Apso, still has a problem eating and throws up now and then, and will still turn down even her favorite foods. I hand feed her now. She still likes to play with everyone, and roughhouse with Rudy, and go for walks, and rides, and is a real mama’s girl. She’s very very loving, regal and compassionate.
    Rudy, (Valentino) the German Pincer, also the youngest, and most damaged, is actually not outwardly showing as many problems, but since the poisoning he has seizures now and then, about twice a month. He is a teenager now, and he is wide open!! All boy! He wants Santa to bring him thumbs, so he can help Dad tinker around with stuff in the shop and garage, cause he thinks he is really a real boy, you know. I should have naimed him Pinochio. He loves to run and to agravate the girls and mess up their hair, and try to steal their treats. You should see him hopping around trying to get away from the girls,(Puddin and Sophie) while they are trying to bite him on his long skinny ankles, when he’s agravating them and they get after him. Sooo funny! So we are still hanging in there.

    AS for this food poisoning case, I see online that a year or so ago there was supposed to be some kind of settlement finalized, however I still haven’t heard one word (or seen) a single thing from any of them. I will make another attempt to reach someone associated with this business and action, and update this forum if I find out anything, but I don’t hold high hopes of seeing one cent. I’m feeling this was really swept under the carpet like you wouldn’t believe. For the record, I made all the correct and timely submissions to substantiate our complaints, to the tenth degree. I know I have an iron clad case, with all the necessary proof. I filled out their complaint application document, sent copies of all the paperwork, documentation, food receipts, lab work, vet bills and I even have a few cans of that damn dog food still in my posession as evidence, but I have not heard one word, not one piece of mail, absolutely nothing, from those scum bags, to this very day!!

    I know time is easing the pain and broken hearts some have experienced from all this, and like us, some are still dealing with the fallout of it all. I also think this dog food company and their lawyers, planned to run this thing out as long as possible, so many would forget and go away, and be easily ignored. We deal with it day to day with our sick pets, and although we are still so very happy that we still have them, their being poisioned is STILL costing us financially, not to mention emotionally, and worse of all, our pets lives and wellbeing are, and always will be, compromised terribly. Those who benifitted from poisoning our pets food are still richer for it, and as far as I can tell suffering little to none, court case and all. I hope in this case, what goes around comes around, right back at them and then some!!! I am beginning to wish those slimey, rotten, sneaky, sickening, cowardly, underhanded, greedy, horrible, disghusting, scumbag, excuses for humans, should suffer like our pets have had to, and have to live a month or two, or a year, with these chemicals in their food! They have been so under wraps this whole time, and still are!! EEEKK! It makes you want to pull your hair out to think of it. Or Theirs!

    If a so called settlement is all they have to offer us, and if our pet’s compensation is to have good veterenary care for the rest of their lives paid for by them because of their greed, and if this is the only way they will be punished for all this horrible mess, hurt and pain they have caused so many, (although I don’t feel this is nearly enough for my pet’s suffering as noone and nothing can compensate them for that) then I say bring it on in spades!! Yes, some need the money more than others no doubt, but I want each and every one who has lost pets to be generously compensated, and those of us who still have our precious pets, no thanks to them, should be generously compensated also, in order to provide adequate care and attention for these sickly pets, for the rest of their lives!! But….So far nothing! Oh Yeah, There has been a court case, big deal! There has been a settlement? Really? Big Deal! They have my name and address and phone numbers, and 2 pounds of paperwork I sent them over 2 years ago, that they requested, and I haven’t heard a word from them or recieved any papers from them regarding any of this! No letter, no settlement, no laws passed, no businesses closed, no new regulations that matter, no U.S. embargo’s on these types of products, no proof of change, no explanation of anything past present or future, so how how how can this be called a settlement. I am certinally not settled about this in any way! Honestly, has anyone had any different experience from these snakes? I wouldn’t be suprised if they aren’t right back at it again, poisoning pets and just hiding it better, as we sit here today, still in the dark, still the victims.

    If anyone reading this knows any thing different, please, if you could share your experience and information if you don’t mind, I sincerely thank you. With that I leave you my friends, till another day.

  18. Courtney says:

    I am amazed at the lack of quality control pet food companies actually have. The other day I fed my dog a few dog biscuits and was surprised to find hairs in the biscuit. I usually break them into smaller pieces for our little dog and it just grossed me out.