Iowa State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is offering to test the food sample and perform an autopsy of your loved one. Considering that this would require you to send the body of your pet and at least 2 cups of food, it may be an emotionally difficult thing to do. But for those of you who are determined to find out what caused your pet’s death, this could be the best cause of action.
If you are willing to donate your pet’s body to science, please contact them or consult your vet on how to best do this. More information after the jump.
If you suspect that an animal has been poisoned veterinary toxicologists at Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine can confirm the presence of toxins in the food or samples from the pet. The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory has the capability to analyze pet food for the suspected toxic agents described above and examine tissues from animals that have died. At least 2 cups of suspect food are needed for testing.
The Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory will post information as it becomes available.
Should your veterinarian have questions in regards to these cases, they should feel free to contact Dr. Steve Ensley, Dr. Gary Osweiler or any of the diagnostic pathologists at the Iowa State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory.