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Pet Food Recall: PURINA UR (MAYBE)

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Old April 29th 07, 03:34 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.dogs.health,rec.food.recipes.cats,rec.pets.dogs.behavior,soc.culture.usa
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Default Pet Food Recall: PURINA UR (MAYBE)


Regarding the pet food recall and "what has yet to be officially announced".

I'm concerned.

Our cat, 13 yrs. old, his nose is starting to turn black on the skin. A
cold? He exclusively eats Purina UR wet and dry.
Earlier last week, he well, it was hacking but not tossing up a hairball.
It's not easy to describe, I recognize it like a very dry smokers hack - of
course he don't smoke.
Sometimes, with my arm around him, well, what I think, he feels, or is it
what I imagine, see in my mind, he feels.
But once in awhile, when I've got nothing in this head of mine going on and
my arm is around him, he twitches and or jerks.
Okay, so whilst reading a newsgroup (Usenet) nearly 10 minutes ago, someone
reminded me of how cats get effected by trauma.
No, Oscar has not been beaten, abused ya know but, well the writer was
referring to Virginia Tech April 16, 2007. "Dude: My cats know about it."
So (thanks author :-))
I grabbed me a can of Purina UR.

Brewers Rice

Brewers Rice: Rice has been known to be ah, comprimsed - but nothing about
Purina UR -yet.
What is F-4555 ?
(*I've already been to http://www.purina.com, maybe they are that smart to
leave ingrediant content off the web BUT, it's all printed on the can.)

Think: Has the pet food recall effected MAN (and women) yet?
Menadione is a polycyclic aromatic ketone, based on 1,4-naphthoquinone, with
a 2-methyl substituent.

It was formerly sometimes called vitamin K3, although derivatives of
naphthoquinone without the sidechain in the 3-position cannot exert all the
functions of the K vitamins. Menadione is a vitamin precursor of K2 which
utilizes alkylation in the liver to yield menaquinones (MK-n, n=1-13; K2
vitamers), and hence, is better classified as a provitamin.

Despite the fact that it can serve as a precursor to various types of
vitamin K, menadione is generally not used as a nutritional supplement.
Large doses of menadione have been reported to cause adverse outcomes
including hemolytic anemia due to G6PD deficiency, neonatal brain or liver
damage, or neonatal death in some cases. Moreover, menadione supplements
have been banned by the FDA because of their high toxicity. Menadione has
been used experimentally as a chemotherapic agent for cancer, ca 1945, but
has lost ground to much safer, human form, vitamin K2 vitamers. Low level
menadione is still used as an inexpensive micronutrient for livestock in
many countries.

Lately, menadione has been mentioned again as a treatment for cancer in
conjunction with vitamin C (See "The end of cancer" by April Kirkendoll) but
modern researchers and trials are investigating nontoxic K2 vitamers such as
menaquinone-4[1] in conjunction with more comprehensive regimens.



Hemolytic anemia is anemia due to hemolysis, the abnormal breakdown of red
blood cells either in the blood vessels (intravascular hemolysis) or
elsewhere in the body (extravascular). It has numerous possible causes,
ranging from relatively harmless to life-threatening. The general
classification of hemolytic anemia is either acquired or inherited.
Treatment depends on the cause and nature of the breakdown.

Classification of hemolytic anaemias

Causes of haemolytic anaemis can be either genetic or acquired.

[edit] Genetic
a.. Genetic conditions of RBC membrane
a.. Hereditary spherocytosis
b.. Hereditary elliptocytosis
b.. Genetic conditions of RBC metabolism (enzyme defects)
a.. Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (G6PD or favism)
b.. Pyruvate kinase deficiency
c.. Genetic conditions of haemoglobin
a.. Sickle cell anaemia
b.. Thalassaemia
Non-immune mediated haemolytic anaemia (direct Coombs test is negative)

a.. Membrane disorders
a.. Paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (rare acquired clonal disorder of
red blood cell surface proteins)
b.. Liver disease
Methyldopa or alpha-methyldopa (brand names Aldomet®, Apo-Methyldopa®,
Dopamet®, Novomedopa®) is a centrally-acting adrenergic antihypertensive
medication. Its use is now deprecated following introduction of alternative
safer classes of agents. However it continues to have a role in otherwise
difficult to treat hypertension and pregnancy-induced hypertension.

So, consider pregnancy as an analogy here please. The contanimant going
around has spawned!

Any concerns, yea-we've got 'em.

Already called the vet too.


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Old April 29th 07, 05:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.dogs.health,rec.food.recipes.cats,rec.pets.dogs.behavior,soc.culture.usa
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"W. K. Mahler, Mahlers.com" wrote in message
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Regarding the pet food recall and "what has yet to be officially

Why not buy food that has no wheat or rice in it at all?

Old April 29th 07, 08:10 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.dogs.health,rec.food.recipes.cats,rec.pets.dogs.behavior,soc.culture.usa
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Default Pet Food Recall: PURINA UR (MAYBE)

Because pet food manufacturers are adding rice protein concentrate without
telling the pet food companies. This is true of the recent recalls that
resulted from American Nutrition adding RCP to various foods without telling
the pet food companies. You can't be sure what you are getting and you
can't rely on the ingredients label anymore.


"cybercat" wrote in message

"W. K. Mahler, Mahlers.com" wrote in message
news:[email protected]

Regarding the pet food recall and "what has yet to be officially

Why not buy food that has no wheat or rice in it at all?


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