The recent pet food contamination outbreak now has thousands of pet owners concerned about the health of their animals. The recall that has affected thousands of dogs and cats alike, has been attributed to causing renal and organ failure which usually ends in death. The surprising aspect is that the recall contains many high end brands of pet food manufactured and distributed by the mega pet food corporation Menu Foods.
Doctors at Georgia Veterinary Specialists in Sandy Springs say there is a lot of concern among pet owners, although they have no documented cases of pets dying from renal failure due to contaminated pet food
Dr. Derek Duval says the exact toxin that caused the kidney failure is still a mystery, so most sliced meat brands are suspect right now.
“If you’re going with a canned ground meat product your fine and if you’re going with dry you’re certainly fine,” he said.
The outbreak which gained national attention last weekend has reportedly affected hundreds of pets thus far and those numbers are only expected to grow in time. It is a sad realization, but a very serious one everyone with a pet must be aware of and consider.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer again in 2019, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys and a Top 100 Lawyer in Georgia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2019.