UPDATE: Natural Balance Venison -- Contains Melamine

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  1. Kathy29

    Kathy29 New Member

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    "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? :confused:
     
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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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    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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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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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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    Agh, this is getting scary.

    What are you feeding Ruckus now?
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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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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    Be careful, though. An unbalanced home cooked diet can be dangerous, too.

    Have you read Dr. Pitcairn's book?

    http://www.amazon.com/Pitcairns-Complete-Guide-Natural-Health/dp/0875962432

    You'll have to buy it used because the publisher can't keep up with the demand.
     
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