Another Recall: ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy Canned Dog Food

ALPO Gravy CanPurina is recalling all sizes of their ALPO brand varieties of its Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food stamped with the label “Best Before Feb. 2009″. This is a new announcement made today in reaction to the melamine found in the wheat gluten. Purina is admitting to using the same supplier as Menu Foods.

The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce ALPO Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can ALPO Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009″ date. This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the top or side of the multi-pack cartons.

The FDA announcement stated that one other manufacturer received the same wheat gluten. After the Hills announcement, and now Purina, we would like to know who else is using this tainted wheat gluten. And for the love of our pets, pet food companies, please speak up now to save our pets’ lives. FDA, do you even know who is using this food?

It’s like a cancer that is spreading.

*Sarcasm* Purina, thanks for releasing your news in such a timely fashion — especially doing it in the middle of the night. We appreciate you taking the time to do it on the 2 week anniversary of the Menu Foods recall. How thoughtful. We would like you to know that the Official Pet of Itchmo will be tossing out his Purina ProPlan food.

Full release after the jump.

P.S. Hours after this posting, the FDA site still did not have this news listed. (3/31 4 am EDT)


ALPO(R) Brand Prime Cuts in Gravy Canned Dog Food Voluntary Nationwide Recall

No Dry Purina Products Involved

ST. LOUIS, March 30 /PRNewswire/ — Nestle Purina PetCare Company today announced it is voluntarily recalling all sizes and varieties of its ALPO(R) Prime Cuts in Gravy wet dog food with specific date codes. The Company is taking this voluntary action after learning today that wheat gluten containing melamine, a substance not approved for use in food, was provided to Purina by the same company that also supplied Menu Foods. The contamination occurred in a limited production quantity at only one of Purina’s 17 pet food manufacturing facilities. Earlier today the FDA announced the finding of melamine in products related to the March 16 Menu Foods recall, and advised Purina of the source of the contaminated supply. Purina then determined that it had received some quantity from the suspect supplier. The company proactively notified the FDA and immediately began this recall process. Purina is confident that the contaminated wheat gluten has been isolated to this limited production quantity of ALPO Prime Cuts canned products.

The recalled 13.2-ounce and 22-ounce ALPO Prime Cuts cans and 6-, 8-, 12- and 24-can ALPO Prime Cuts Variety Packs have four-digit code dates of 7037 through 7053, followed by the plant code 1159. Those codes follow a “Best Before Feb. 2009″ date. This information should be checked on the bottom of the can or the top or side of the multi-pack cartons.

Purina’s 5.3-ounce Mighty Dog(R) pouch products, manufactured by Menu Foods, were previously withdrawn from the market as a precaution on March 16 as part of the Menu Foods recall. ONLY Mighty Dog pouch products and specific date codes of ALPO Prime Cuts canned dog food are being recalled. Importantly, no Purina brand dry pet foods are affected by the recall - including ALPO Prime Cuts dry. In addition, no other Purina dog food products, no Purina cat food products, Purina treat products or Purina
Veterinary Diet products are included in this recall, nor have been impacted by the contaminated wheat gluten supply.

Consumers should immediately stop feeding ALPO Prime Cuts products with the above-listed date codes to their dogs and consult with a veterinarian if they have any health concerns with their pet.

Purina guarantees all of its products, and consumers can receive the full replacement value of the recalled products. Consumers can visit us at http://www.purina.com or call 1-800-218-5898, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT, to receive more information.

Purina is fully cooperating with the FDA and made the decision to voluntarily recall this product in consultation with the FDA. At Purina, nothing is more important to us than the health and well-being of the pets whose nutrition has been entrusted to us by their owners, and we deeply regret this unfortunate situation. We will continue
to take any and all actions necessary to ensure the quality and safety of our products.

SOURCE Nestle Purina PetCare Company

42 Responses to “Another Recall: ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy Canned Dog Food”

  1. pj0908 says:

    Why are these foods only now coming to light? Do the companies need to milk 2 more weeks or so of profits before they decide to make it known, in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, that they also purchased the wheat gluten. It seems to me this should be a PRIORITY at every place that has anything to do with any aspect of this. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM????????????? I use ALPO but my dog does not like gravy however I now trust none of it. I guess I’ll start making my own, including dog biscuits. I hope more people follow suit.
    I work from home and I would love to make this and market it myself. I, however, would be subject to stringent rules and regs unlike the companies who have been allowed to profit by breaking federal law. Per the Animal Protection Institute: Federal law requires preservatives to be disclosed on the label; however, pet food companies only recently started to comply with this law. Where has the FDA been all these years. They admit to being lax latey. Apparently “lately” is a considerably longer time span to them than it is to me.

    I don’t think I want to buy food that has Monsanto making anything that goes in foods I buy. I am also apalled at the ingredients they are allowed to use whose effects are not known. In other words it seems that anything can and is being used. As long as it extends the shelf life it is okay!

    Meal is no good either. The word “meal” means it is not fresh and is made by the rendering process. Please go to the Anima Protection Institution web site to see what we have been feeding our babies with sanction apparently. Made my stomach turn.

  2. pj0908 says:

    Why are these foods only now coming to light? Do the companies need to milk 2 more weeks or so of profits before they decide to make it known, in the MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, that they also purchased the wheat gluten. It seems to me this should be a PRIORITY at every place that has anything to do with any aspect of this. WHAT’S THE PROBLEM????????????? I use ALPO but my dog does not like gravy however I now trust none of it. I guess I’ll start making my own, including dog biscuits. I hope more people follow suit.
    I work from home and I would love to make this and market it myself. I, however, would be subject to stringent rules and regs unlike the companies who have been allowed to profit by breaking federal law. Per the Animal Protection Institute: Federal law requires preservatives to be disclosed on the label; however, pet food companies only recently started to comply with this law. Where has the FDA been all these years. They admit to being lax latey. Apparently “lately” is a considerably longer time span to them than it is to me.

    I don’t think I want to buy food that has Monsanto making anything that goes in foods I buy. I am also apalled at the ingredients they are allowed to use whose effects are not known. In other words it seems that anything can and is being used. As long as it extends the shelf life it is okay!

    Meal is no good either. The word “meal” means it is not fresh and is made by the rendering process. Please go to the Anima Protection Institute web site to see what we have been feeding our babies with sanction apparently. Made my stomach turn.

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  4. Pat Dunlap says:

    This is awful… I wonder if any animals that were on Alpo the day before the recall but quit the day of the recall could still later present with autoimmune disorder and slow moving renal failure. Any reports of any food discontinued the day of the recall and their pets are just starting to get sick?

    ————

    I joined this group just in case.

    MenuFoodsClassAction@yahoogroups.com

    New Member > Reporting Purina Alpo Recall has the same source and date of Menu Foods Recall

    I join this group sadly. First I must send my condolences to all who have lost their precious pets.

    Now it seems Purina itself also has used the source Menu Foods used in their wetfood too.
    My dogs were on Alpo. They only ate 1 1/2 cans and stopped the day the Menu Foods Recall was issued.

    As a precaution I had my husband turn in the Alpo not used. Sadly I don’t have the product codes now.
    I did compare them with the plants of the Mighty Dog Pouches and didn’t get a match.
    Unfortunately the Alpo was produced in another plant from the one cited in the initial recall.
    Expect more people to join this group.
    Perhaps a class action suit can include Purina?
    Perhaps a class action suit can include IAMS Cat Food Dry now Recalled?

    Thus far my two dogs have no symptoms of renal failure.

    Is it possible they still could have damage and are asympomatic yet still have renal damage?

    Here is the latest on Alpo > Purina/Nestle

    ——————————————————————————–

    http://www.itchmo.com/

    “…
    Another Recall: ALPO Prime Cuts in Gravy Canned Dog Food

  5. susanUnPC says:

    Itchmo, first: Thank you so very much for your always up-to-date alerts. (Everyone, sign up for his alerts — you’ll get them in your e-mail Inbox promptly.)

    It is a lot of work to 1) find and 2) report these news items. You review the new information, and then you compile it into an easily understood, well-written report. That’s never easy to do, and it takes a lot of discipline to get it done every time. I have come to count on your reports.

    The bottom line for me: There isn’t a single supermarket-sold food that can be trusted. Not one. I’ll only buy from reputable pet food stores that also don’t sell live pets.

  6. Bev says:

    I lost two dogs in two weeks. The first was only 3 years and just shy of 4 months. He was diagnosed with an aggressive T-cell lymphosarcoma and started chemo on 2/17. He went into renal failure and passed away on 2/21. I could have accepted this as just a very rare and unusual case. Then two weeks later, my second dog went into renal failure and passed away on 3/7/07. The vet really didn’t know why. As bizarre as it was, I was even willing to accept this as age and maybe even some depression due to the loss of his companion only two weeks earlier.
    Then, the truth came out. On 3/16, I learned I had been feeding them both a menu foods recalled brand. Although none of it makes sense, it all fit. The death of the second dog raises a big red flag in the death of the 1st dog. Could something in the food acted as a trigger for the lyphosarcoma in the first dog?? I’ve bothered several vets with this question and of course we still don’t know what the true contaminant is (Aminopterin?, Melamine?, a combination?, or something entirely different?). So, of course, they can’t give me an honest answer. Since I don’t truly know what it is, I’ve limited my question to: Have there been an increase in the numbers of lymphosarcomas since the tainted pet foods hit the shelves? Sounds simple enough but this seems to be information that is not kept track of or monitored in any way. So, I need to move away from the medical community for now and ask the public. Has anyone else had a pet suffer from lymphosarcoma that was being fed one of the recalled brands between December 2006 and March 2007??

  7. Evy says:

    Regarding the word MEAL.

    This has been unfortunately misunderstood by some pro-active organizations and the consumer in general.

    MEAL merely means that the water has been removed. Rendering in the sense of what the article above refers to are ‘rendering plants’ that melt down various animal parts not usable for human or pet consumption and then used for glue and other everyday items (I know, makes me shudder.)

    A good example is you will see Rice Meal, Corn Gluten Meal and yes Chicken Meal, Lamb Meal etc.

    How could those grains have anything to do with melting animals down for use in pet food? They don’t!!

    Industry terms have been misunderstood by well intentioned parties that do not fully understand the nomenclature used within the industry.

    Ironically enough, the LAST thing you want to see first on a pet food label is “fresh chicken” or whatever source of meat is being used, since it is on average about 70% moisture. When you see that as a first ingredient it will virtually disappear when that food goes to cook.

    It’s just been another way they have duped us.

    Nine years ago I lost my dog when he was only five years old (my background is dog behavior) and I took matters into my OWN hands and started a pet food line. My other career was suiting me just fine, but now the pet food has blossomed and my tag of ‘being an alternative to Corporate America’ this past nine years is now meaning something different.

    I FIRED corporate America way before The Donald did his show.

    http://www.itchmo.com/read/a-p.....9#more-250

    Check out itchmo’s other piece about a look inside this industry.

    Although I am ‘technically’ a part of the industry, I am NOT one of THEM.

  8. Marcia says:

    I truly think this has been going on much longer than anyone knows. My two rescue pups got very ill in early November. They were eating Iams/Eukanba dry with a little wet food mixed in periodically as a treat. The vet could not figure out what was wrong. Same symptoms as we are now hearing. I am now going to cook them chicken or turkey with rice and vegetables. I can’t take a chance that ANY commercial food is safe and loose one of my precious babies.

  9. Marcia says:

    Please Please watch this video!

    http://video.msn.com/v/us/v.ht.....BC&fg=

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  11. susanUnPC says:

    MSNBC discriminates against Macs. What is on the video?

  12. Mr X says:

    I might have found Paul Hendersons email address if you really want to tell him how you feel.

    phenderson@menufoods.com

    I hope he has a blackberry!!!!

  13. heidi Helene Christensen says:

    Savemart AND longs drugs in Modesto CA STILL have the cans of Alpo prime cuts on their shelves. They say they have not received any notice to remove it. MEANWHILE it is going to kill MORE dogs!

  14. Traci says:

    For those deciding to cook up their own pet food, PLEASE research it. Make sure your cat is getting the proper diet and supplementation in these recipes. Human food as in what you’d be okay with eating is not good enough. I keep seeing people posting (here and over on the petsitusa blog) that they want to make it themselves–but a balanced diet for a cat is much than popping a chicken in the oven and given them the meat afterwards. In fact, I would love it if this website would post something definitive on this so it doesn’t just look like one lone person commenting (as in myself) is taking others to task. PLEASE research appropriate cat diets.

  15. Judy says:

    I too gave my dogs Alpo that in fact is being recalled. I had just put one of my Danes down because she had refused to eat and was not drinking and vomiting. I thought it was her age, now I wonder if in fact she was poisoned by the food I was giving her. Of course I will never know but it will always be on my mind. I have another Dane who vomited the other day, of course before the recall came out, and yes she also was getting the Alpo. I took her to the vet immediately. Havent heard yet what the tests show, but these companies that product our pet products should be accountable for all that may happen to them. I am very upset. I dont trust any canned food and am questioning the dry now also.

  16. lee says:

    About three weeks ago My 10 year old cat got sick. She started out with diaherra. She started drinking water constantly. She was always in front of a water faucet. I carried her to the vet and they said her kidney values were elevated. I have carried her back every week for fluids. She is very sick. I have 5 cats . They only eat fancy feast. So I contacted purina and I was told that their food was not on the recall list. They ate alot of cuts with gravy. Yesterday another cat got sick. I carried him to the vet. He will not eat. Now none of the cats will touch this food. I do hope purina has not lied.

  17. Boxer Lover says:

    Bev asked if anyone recently lost their pet due to lymphosarcoma… Yes - In Dec my 7 year old boxer was diagnosed with lymphosarcoma.. it progressed quickly and he passed away on 1 Feb (one day after his 8th birthday). I feed him Purina Beneficial dry and mix in the Alpo prime cut canned. However, I still have a partial case left of the canned and it’s not dated as the recall… so I don’t know. Boxers are notorious for getting cancer so I thought it was just his genes… however, now I can’t help but to wonder if the food I was providing was the real culprit.

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  19. Rich says:

    Just announced Del Monte recall.

    http://www.delmonte.com/

  20. Steve says:

    I have an old lab mix that was healthy as ever until the beginning of February. He began vomiting his dog food and went into seizures. He couldn’t walk and had a hard time standing up. He now is lame in his right rear paw and is constantly panting heavily. I took him to the vet after this event and the only thing the vet could tell me was wrong with him is that it looks like he had valley fever some time ago and she put him on a custom dose of C-Fluconazole. He was only being fed Purina Beneful dry dog food and milk bones. But since the seizure he would not even get near the dry dog food. So I began to feed him Alpo prime cuts in gravy to assure that he eats. It seems that he is going through cycles where he improves but then regresses. I am cutting him off of all dog food and am starting to feed him people food. I can’t be sure just how far this contamination has gone.

  21. JEAN BULLARD says:

    MY HUSBAND AND I FED OUR kELLIE ALPO ALL THE TIME. SHE PASSED AWEAY . WE ARE EDERLY AND REALY MISSED HER. WE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. I HOPE THAT YOUR COMPANY WILL BE MORE CAREFUL. WE MISS HER TERRIBLEY!

  22. Priscilla Wall says:

    I am not a happy person. I have two large labs and they love the prime cuts with gravey. I am hearing two different stories about the product. I have heard that the product had rat poison in the cans. Now I read it is the Wheat Gluton. So what is it? My pets are like my own kids and if something happens to them I will be very upset.

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  24. PSCYCHOMOM4064 says:

    WELL I HOPE THERE HAPPY MY DOG DIED ON SATURDAY SHE WAS AN 8 YEAR OLD BEAGLE THAT DIED FROM EATING THE ALPO SAME PLANT NUMBER THEY ARE RECALLING NOW WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO DO NOW FROM PREVENT THIS TO HAPPEN TO ALL THE OTHER ANIMALS , THIS IS
    VERY SADDDDDDDDD!!!!!!! MY HEART IS BROKEN I MISS MY DOG DEARLY!!!!!!!

  25. PSCYCHOMOM4064 says:

    MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THE OTHER FAMILIES THAT LOST THERE
    PETS

  26. pat says:

    MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE LOST THE BEST FRIEND YOU WILL EVER HAVE…..I ALSO HAVE BEEN FEEDING MY DOGS PRIME CUTS ALPO….THEY WERE EATING AN UNUSUAL AMT. OF GRASS, BUT MY CANS ARE NOT IN THE #’S LISTED…HOWEVER, WE ARE GOING ‘DRY’

  27. PSCYCHOMOM4064 says:

    PAT - PLEASE EVEN IF IT WAS NOT THE NUMBER LISTED IF YOU SEE YOUR DOG ACTING FUNNY IN ANY WAY BRING THEM TO THE VETS DO NOT TRUST THE NUMBERS I THINK THERE WILL BE MORE PLANT NUMBER’S TO COME
    my DOG DIED THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GET AWAY FOR WHAT THEY DID !!!!! WATCH YOURS DOGS AND GOD BLESS ….

  28. Jay S Froelich says:

    I have three dogs, they are my family…. Sorry about my spelling, get over it… I have a 9 y/o dog whom I birthed, I pulled the sack open when he had his first breath… I have his son… I did the same. Let’s make this real…P.D. is the first dog, his son is Sabastion. I also have a dog I rescued his name is Shadow. I am so pissed off. P.D. is laying on the sofa and will not eat. He has the worst diarrea I have ever seen. OH MY GOD YOU WILL ALL DIE IN HELL..no I Take That Back ……You will LIVE in HELL…..This is my family you are killing. I stopped buying any…any dog food. They eat what I eat now…..seems to be better for them…. you should be ashamed

  29. carla says:

    is pedigree puppy dry food (small bites) on the recall list? I have a 13 year old yorkie i have feed this for years. need to know this about my baby she is my daughter. thanks

    sincerely,
    worried pet owner
    carla

  30. linda says:

    FIRST OFF i am worried sick about my animals. I GIVE THEM CAN FOOD IN THE MORNING AS A TREAT FOR THE DAY BEING AS WE LEAVE THEM FOR WORK. I HAVE USED ALPO’S RECALL CANS AND OL’ROY HEARTY CUTS, STRIPS, AND SLICES IN EVERY FLAVOR AND TYPE. AS WELL AS EVERY TREAT KNOWN TO DOGS. THIS IS MURDER TO OUR ANIMALS WAL MART CANS DON’T SAY ANY MANUFACTURE JUST THAT THEY MAKE IT. I BET THEY WILL BE THE LAST TO ADMIT ALL OF THEIR FOOD IS TAINTED. I THINK WE ANIMAL OWNERS NEED TO OWN THESE COMPANIES THAT ARE MURDERING OUR PETS FOR THEIR GREEDY POCKETS. REMEMBER THEY WILL HAVE TO ANSWER TO THIER HIGHER POWER BUT ONLY AFTER THEY HAVE POISONED OUR BEST FRIENDS, BROKE OUR HEARTS WITH GRIEF, AND TAKEN OUR MONEY. WE AS PET OWNERS KNOW WE SPEND WAY TOO MUCH ON OUR BEST FRIENDS-BECAUSE THEY LOVE US UNCONDITIONAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  31. Allen says:

    My dog has eaten 7 cans of a 12 pack of the recalled Alpo prime cuts over the last. She seems ok so far. Looking back on it she was not as enthusiastic about eating it as usual, i attributed it to the fact that it was the lamb and rice flavor, not the beef slices.

    Anyway what can be done to help her now?
    She seems ok so far.

  32. daron richie says:

    we lost our oldest companion in december ,very suddenly,thought it was old age.Now our 7 year old english pointer has accumulated $1000.00 worth of vet bills,is presently on a IV and is one and a half hours from us and vets have confirmed one kidney is shot and may not make it through the nite .menu foods says they will reemburse us,but how can you trust these people????? Has Alpo Co.said anything of this kind?I rather dought it being the chickenshits wouldn`t even announce a problem until someone squeeled on them and then after everyone should have gone to bed not to be connected until the next work day, 2DAYS LATER!!!!! I do appoligize for any typo`s and the hostility,but THIS IS VERY DISGUSTING to me and the rest of AMERICA it has affected.

  33. salina Walden says:

    I am so overwhelmed by the loss of my preciuos 8 year old cocker spanial. She has eaten canned alpo for awhile. last night I came home and she was not eating, which was very unusal. I brought her inside and called the vet, sadly, he was closed. I called 2 other vets and they to was closed. I decided to take her 70 miles to the nearest open vet, however, she died in my arms before I could get out the door. I called my vet this morning and asked what could of happened because he just seen her 3 days before when giving her annual shots. I was informed about the alpo recall. I really felt like choking someone to death. I feel like I killed my dog by feeding her what I thought was a good dog food brand. Now, I am worried about my other 4 dogs, whom also has eaten the same brand. If anyone can tell me how to look up the recall lot numbers on the alpo, please let me know. I buy the twelve pack cans and I have some of them left. I would really like to see if what I have is what may have killed my baby. Someone needs to answer to these deaths!!! Salina !-803-482-7001

  34. sherrie says:

    My precious Sandy has always eaten ALPO Prime Cuts. She quit eating, started drinking an excessive amount of water and vomiting. I took her to the Vet and was told she had about two days left if I hadn’t brought her in when I did. They flushed the toxins out of her system but she has lost 75% of her kidney function. The Vet bill was $900.00 and she will never be the same. Yes, Salina, someone should be held accountable!

  35. LYN PLEASANT says:

    I LOST MY 10 MONTH OLD MINATURE POODLE MIRACLE. HE HAT THE ALP PRIME CUTS IN THE CAN. HE WAS RUSHED TO THE VET THE NEXT MORNING LETHARGIC, AND VOMITING. HE WAS TO PUT TO SLEEP. THE VET HAD NO IDEA WHAT WAS WRONG WITH MIRACLE . EVEN THOUGH MY DOG DIED OCTOBER 2006, HE HAS THE SAME SYMPTOMS , HE DIED FOR NO REASON, AND MENU FOODS AND ALPO NEED TO WIDENED THEIR SEARCH NOT JUST DEC 2006 BECAUSE THE FIRST COMPLAINT. WHAT ABOUT THE DOGS WHO DIED BEFORE THAN AND THE OWNERS DID NOT KNOW WHY!!!!!!!!! INVESTIGATE PLEASE THIS INCIDENT GOES WAY BACK

  36. kathleen reynolds says:

    my beloved dog frankie became very sick after eating alpo dog food . For a long time i feed him alpo before it went on the list as part of the food that was poisioned . my dog almost died due to the neglecence of alpo . i don’t think these people reliaze that these pets become just like our children not just property as i have heard them called . The only thing i can compare it too is if someone was poisioning your father,mother,or children would they be called proerty ( I don;t thinhk so). I took my dog to the fvet and thank god he gave use anti biotics. I beleave thyat is what saved his life . But frankie is still not the same nor do i believe he will become 100% i (realizes alpo does not think animals are worth much but to we that love them and cry for there pain and lose you are very wrong

  37. Norman Miller says:

    This is ridiculous beyond belief. I fed my dog of 12 years Alpo prime cuts and he became gravely ill. He could not stand or walk and became violently ill. He died and we did nothing different except feed him the night before. The pain and suffering my wife and I went through was beyond belief. I am still upset after going through the serial numbers. As for Alpo, I suggest you do some more checking because your numbers are not complete. Try April 2009, 71091159, L64962156. I implore people not to trust the serial numbers on the cans. My Casey payed the price and I am still shocked over it.

  38. Cocker Spaniel says:

    It is with so much saddness that I write about my 3yr old Cocker Spaniel who just passed away today. From one day to the next she passed away. The night before her death she seemed a little out of it but it had been raining (she hated the rain) so we thought she was just down. Didn’t think of the recalls or have any clue about the dog food. I fed her Alpo Dry Dog Food, come and get it mixed grill. I purchased around a month ago. We had her shots up to date, gave her heart worm pills and we just couldn’t explain what caused her death. I knew the Alpo recall was for Wet Food but not the one I was feeding her until I read all the posts and found out that we should’ve stayed away from ANYTHING ALPO!!! MY poor baby girl…I’ll pray for her and always remember her…God bless and remember all dogs/cats go to heaven.

  39. Marilyn Gidley says:

    My pet died after I rewarded him with Alpo as a treat one afternoon. He seemed ok the next day but two days later he was not him self and died there after. He was the only one that died. I gave my cat some of the alpo but she got sick for about a week and then seem to shake it off. I am upset he was my baby Shooby Smack was his name we called him smack and I still get very sad about loosing him and after I found that the Alpo was recalled I think that is what killed him. Sad in Alabama he was a Beautiful Boston Terrier .

  40. Sam says:

    I just buried my nine year-old malamute this afternoon. We were out of town a couple days and left Alpo come and get it mixed grill- dry dog food out for him…first time we’d used it. Got calls from the neighbors that the dog was comatose, then died. When I came home there was chewed up dog-food vomit in three places in the yard. I can’t prove it, but I think Alpo poisoned my beloved companion of 9 years.

  41. Sandy says:

    I just buried my Pomerian after she ate Alpo Come ‘N Get It dry food. She experienced extreme weakness & vomiting. Four days later she died at the vet. Vet wasn’t sure what caused her death. My other dog ate the same food a week later & vomited all of the food up. That is what makes me think the Alpo was bad.

  42. Albert P. Garcia says:

    My dog Pepper got sick on the 6th of Nov 2009 after I feed her Purina ALPO Prime cuts “Homestyle”. That was only one can. She stopped eatting after that. I have a nickname for her “my little piggy”. She has now stopped eatting and going on the second night. I rubbed her tummy and she felt better but now this is the 7th. She is now not even not going out the door to outside. she loves running and loves barking. I am very upset now and she looks very sad. what the Heck why dont companies help out “us who buy their products”. I am now thinking of looking into the computer for now on and looking and surching all products I buy for my dogs. My can dog food I just bought three days ago along with pedigree cans of dog food sit on my self. I am going to put them somewhere and if she gets very sick I will be very very unhappy. I will be taking her to the vet asap. I didnt know this was happening and I have given her a second can tonight. Here I got trusting companies and thinking they are on our side. I am very unhappy and now Pepper my australian sheppered is so slow and sad she doesnt even want to go outside and just stays in. I am reading the sad emails now and I can’t believe a company will go out of their way just to make a buck. I will now not buy any products from ALPO, my dog is like a baby for me and I got her as a companion for me and my wife and daisy my pit/lab after my dad passed away. I dont know what to do and I just feel alone in a small spot in a big world.
    v/r: ALbert Garcia


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