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Old 03-03-2010, 12:36 AM
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Warning re applaws dry food

I have just came across this link from another breeder whos cats have been seriously ill from feeding applaws dry cat/kitten food. I used to feed this briefly but stopped as one of my cats got diarrhoea that would not clear and another urinary problems when on it. This was a while ago and I am hopeing to god that it was nothing to do with the contamination of this food mentioned in the link below. Please check out the link and pass the info on;

Applaws Dry Cat Food - Mycotoxins and Melamine found in Applaws dry cat food - please be aware if you are feeding this to your cats.

It is truely shocking from a food that is meant to be a good natural diet!
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Thats very worrying I bought a box of kitten pouches for Louie but he would'nt eat it none of the fussy lot did either, I glad they didnt now, wont be buying it again.

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Re: Warning re applaws dry food

I have had a problem with applaws dry. my persian had awful diahorrea with blood in it. He is fine now ive switched back to royal canin.
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Re: Warning re applaws dry food

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Thats very worrying I bought a box of kitten pouches for Louie but he would'nt eat it none of the fussy lot did either, I glad they didnt now, wont be buying it again.

Thanks for the info Clare

I think it is only relating to the dry food to be honest so I think you will be fine. So much for a healthy good quality dry, a big marketing hook with regards high animal protein, seems they have been including Melamine to increase protein content...very worrying and how mycotoxins got into a food that is supposed to be cereal free is strange... Ill be sticking with the well known big companies that have alot of research behind their foods.
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I think it is only relating to the dry food to be honest so I think you will be fine. So much for a healthy good quality dry, a big marketing hook with regards high animal protein, seems they have been including Melamine to increase protein content...very worrying. Ill be sticking with the well known big companies that have alot of research behind their foods.
PHEW Louie has the RC kitten food & the so do the fussy gang at the mo, waiting for the pet shop to get some more Purley in they love that
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It is truely shocking from a food that is meant to be a good natural diet!
No dry biscuit can be considered a good natural diet
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Re: Warning re applaws dry food

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I used to feed this briefly but stopped as one of my cats got diarrhoea that would not clear and another urinary problems when on it. This was a while ago and I am hopeing to god that it was nothing to do with the contamination of this food mentioned in the link below.
god I just found this write up too and was coming on here to post it!! very worrying indeed! I was feeding this to my cats when they were kittens and had found the same thing with the loose stools and sicking it up! we couldnt work out why and so swapped them to orijen and it stopped! how worrying that it could have been something wrong with the food...I wonder if the dog food was affected!!??

even the so-called good foods are not really at all safe...that's one of the reasons i ended up making the decision to feed them all a raw diet. at least i know what i am buying and feeding them now.
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Re: Warning re applaws dry food

Finding melamine in the food alone is very worrying. If it's been added to cereals at some point, it needs tracking down to the source. I hope Trading Standards can get to the bottom of this.
Does anyone know if Applaws food is made in their own manufacturing facility, or is it asigned to one that makes various brands? I was thinking, if it's one that makes various brands, then perhaps that's how the contamination happened.
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Re: Warning re applaws dry food

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I think it is only relating to the dry food to be honest so I think you will be fine. So much for a healthy good quality dry, a big marketing hook with regards high animal protein, seems they have been including Melamine to increase protein content...very worrying and how mycotoxins got into a food that is supposed to be cereal free is strange... Ill be sticking with the well known big companies that have alot of research behind their foods.
Umm, I hate to tell you Clare, but sticking with well known big companies isnt that safe either, some of the biggest petfood companies were found to have included melamine in their foods a couple of years ago...Melamine Pet Food Recall of 2007 Menu Foods supplied many of the larger brand makers, including Iams, Eukanuba etc.
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Finding melamine in the food alone is very worrying. If it's been added to cereals at some point, it needs tracking down to the source. I hope Trading Standards can get to the bottom of this.
Does anyone know if Applaws food is made in their own manufacturing facility, or is it asigned to one that makes various brands? I was thinking, if it's one that makes various brands, then perhaps that's how the contamination happened.
I was shocked at this too, as I have recently changed my cats over to Applaws thinking I was doing the best thing for them. I know their tinned chicken comes from Thailand and that worried me a bit because I think there have been food scandals to do with Thai chickens in the past and I also wondered about how they could ensure the welfare standards they boast about on their website. I know the melamine issue is with their dry food but it doesn't give you much faith in any of their products does it. They haven't bothered replying to an email I sent a while ago asking about welfare, which is also not very impressive when this is one of their selling points.
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