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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Chia Part 3

Chia is in the hospital. She's spending the night at the emergency clinic in Whitby. The prognosis is not good. She has renal failure.

Last Friday, upon learning of the pet food recall, I sent an email to Colin Perkel, the writer for Canadian Press who broke the original story in Canada. I wrote to object that there had been "There had been no complaints from Canadian pet owners".

Mr. Perkel filed a follow-up story today, quoting me from my blog. Click here to read today's CP story.

In fact, there have been hundreds of reported cases in Canada. Here are just a few of the confirmed stories:

Winnipeg Free Press

The Globe and Mail

CBC News

Even the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association has acknowledged the link between tainted food and an increase in renal failure, particularly in cats.

The saga continues. Let's hope we're one of the stories with a happy ending.

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Anonymous Greg Benton said...

I'm so sorry to hear the news of Chia and do hope that the Vet can help.

This is a devastating event in every respect and it would appear to be not handled very well by the 'Menu Foods' people.

I note that a Saskatchewan Law Firm
has initiated a Canadian Class Action suit. Certainly there is much to compensate.

Our thoughts are with you.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Chia has shown her strength before, I hope she has some left to recover from this.

Canadian Class Action Info:
from CBC
from CANOE

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Chia know that we are thinking of her. Chia is a great cat and will make her comeback. We are also thinking of you and Lju.
Love your family in Indiana

6:18 PM  

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