Comments on Diamond Further Expands Dog Food Recall

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fei   taipei,

9/29/2012 2:33:13 PM

December 9, 2011~ April 7, 2012.......can i buy natural balance now??? i mean, i don't know if all of their products are made by diamond, or just those they recall for safety. there is still a risk anyway. my dog switched to bb for 6 months, which is safe, but NB is better for her legs. just hope all the manufacturer have conscience, not let any possible danger out to the market!

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Cyndia M   Huntsville, AL

5/21/2012 9:39:24 PM

When I spoke with a Diamond representative, and explained I do not keep my bags but store the food in a bin, she assured me that if I had my receipt, my money would be refunded. The refund is supposed to take 6-8 weeks.

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Alicia   Hollister, CA

5/9/2012 5:03:32 AM

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Liza   Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

5/7/2012 2:48:08 PM

I live in New Brunswick, Canada and it's the only maritime province affected by the
recall.

I checked the codes on my dog's bag of Nature's Domain and it was fine. The next day though, they changed their product code for the recall and I have been feeding my dog for the past week from that bag. A few days ago he vomited and had loose stool and has been eating grass. Other than that, he has been fine so I don't know if him being sick was related to the food. I did take the food back though so hopefully he'll be fine.

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Erin   Tulsa, OK

5/7/2012 10:14:40 AM

I don't keep the bag the food comes in. I store it in plastic containers. So from now on should I write down the code on the package and keep it each time I buy food? It's really scarey to think my dogs could die from bad food. They have done really well on the Diamond Lamb and Rice. I hate to change what they are use to.

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Ruth   Latrobe, PA

5/7/2012 9:14:37 AM

Ok, here's the deal. Without a signed document from your vet stating that a test proved that the dog's problems are caused by salmonella, Diamond will not count your dog as a victim of their problem. Unfortunately, many owners throw out the bag or don't have the simple salmonella test run on their dogs. Keep the feed in a biosecure place and test it like the biohazard it is. Get that UPC label. put it in a plastic sandwich bag so no one has to handle it
directly.
Have the salmonella test run by your vet. The CDC has taken the genetic footprint of this rare strain and traced it back to the Gaston, N.C. plant with DNA tests. Once you get the test done and vareify the strain is the same, you have a case.

Diamond is saying no pets have been affected because no one has come forward with food that can be tested from the feed that made their dogs sick ...with an offical statement from their vet....with UPC labels..having a store reciept is also a good thing but lack of one isn't a deal
breaker.
My 2 collie girls are recovering on Earthborn Vantage kibble and plain pumpkin , 3/4 to one cup a day( to support positive bowl movement) plus Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup a day ( to support health ratios of correct bacterial flora in the G.I. tract) once a day at
mealtime.
If your dogs are sick, use advanced bio security. Get a non-alcohol hand sanitizer and use it when you handle your dogs, their feeding poop clean-up and daily maintanence. Bleach water and Clorox bleach disinfecting "Clean-Up" spray are helpful too. Use them liberally.

Do not make the dogs meals in the same place you make human food . Do not wash their eating bowls and utensils in the same place with the same equipment. Disinfect the sink you use with Clorox spray. Wash their bowls in bleach and soap. rinse throroghly. Salmonella is zoonotic and can make people sick as we have seen.

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breeder   living in, PA

5/7/2012 8:45:31 AM

it's too little and too late. According to Diamond, here are 20 dry dog fod brands made at the gaston N.C. plant. So far they have recalled 11. What about the other 8? Do they have an explanation why they haven't recalled
them?
Try googling "4health vomiting march".

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Brady   Toronto, Ontario Canada, ON

5/7/2012 7:07:27 AM

It was announced this morning on a Toronto, Ontario, Canada radio station around 9:15 a.m. (680 News), that there were no dogs affected by the recalled food, and that only 14 humans were affected. This is incorrect, as our dog (our son's dog - a 7 year old red-nose pitbull) has been very sick over the past few months, and especially in the last 2 weeks with vomiting, diarrhea, red swollen eyes, lethargy and eating lots of grass. I'm grateful to Cosco to leave a phone message Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the early afternoon, to inform us of the recall, as we were ready to take her to the Vets for a full medical assessment. We went immediately to a Pet Value and purchased another (not recalled) dog food. So far, she is feeling better. I would make sure that you let the media know that dogs have been affected and have died.

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Brady   Toronto, Ontario Canada, ON

5/7/2012 7:05:49 AM

It was announced this morning on a Toronto, Ontario, Canada radio station around 9:15 a.m. (680 News), that there were no dogs affected by the recalled food, and that only 14 humans were affected. This is incorrect, as our dog (our son's dog - a 7 year old red-nose pitbull) has been very sick over the past few months, and especially in the last 2 weeks with vomiting, diarrhea, red swollen eyes, lethargy and eating lots of grass. I'm grateful to Cosco to leave a phone message Saturday, May 5, 2012 in the early afternoon, to inform us of the recall, as we were ready to take her to the Vets for a full medical assessment. We went immediately to a Pet Value and purchased another (not recalled) dog food. So far, she is feeling better. I would make sure that you let the media know that dogs have been affected and have died.

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Julie   Wake Forest, NC

5/7/2012 4:51:29 AM

Upon a week of opening the new bag of food my first dog began exhibiting symptoms of diarreah and vomiting. Diamond poisoned both my dogs (around 11 years old - both of them) and the vet on their hotline tells me that it's very rare for a dog to actually exhibit symptoms. Well then why did I haul each dog in individually to the vet for diarreah that lasted over 6 days for each of them??? They are being difficult and it appears that I may have to sue them. If I sue, you can bet it's going to be for more than just the cost of vet bills. I am very angry at this company as they've been through this before. I'll never EVER buy anything made by this manufacturer again.

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Don   Sun City, AZ

5/6/2012 10:00:38 PM

Watch out for Waggin'Train Jerky Tenders sold by Sam'sClub and others, causes dogs to get sick with symptoms similar to salmonella:nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Our dogs got sick after eating one Jerky Tender, and we almost lost the smaller dog. Big vet bills and total stonewall by Sam'sClub, and Waggin'Train; profit without concern for your pet's health. Pet food with ingredients from China is the worst.

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