Banfield: Up to 39,000 Sick or Dead Due to Recalls

Banfield pet hospital says 3 out of every 10,000 cats and dogs developed kidney failure.

The hospital chain saw 1 million dogs and cats during the three months when the more than 100 brands of now-recalled contaminated pet food were sold. It saw 284 extra cases of kidney failure among cats during that period, or a roughly 30 percent increase, when compared with background rates.

Banfield is also logging what foods a pet has eaten when it visits the vet in response to the recall. Looks like we’re seeing private companies take the initiative in collecting CDC-like data.

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