Michigan Cat Unaffected by Tainted Cat Food

The Rogers family quickly removed the recalled pet food from their cat's diet.

Posted: April 07, 2007, 5 a.m. EST

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(Photo courtesy of Mary Rogers)
Mya, the Rogers’ family cat, experienced no ill health after eating a package of tainted cat food included in the recent pet food recall. (Photo courtesy of Mary Rogers)
Mya, a 2-year-old female Chartreux, enjoys a pampered life in Au Train, Mich., with the Rogers family. “She has beautiful copper eyes and the sweetest temperament,” Mary Rogers said. “We love her to pieces!”

When news of the Menu Foods pet food recall came out last month, the Rogers —especially their 11-year-old son, Hayden — became concerned about Mya’s well-being.

“We have always fed Mya a mix of Eukanuba and Iams dry foods,” Mary said. “In addition, we [used to] give her a packet of Iams wet food about every other day. The Iams wet [food] that we purchased was part of the recall.”

The Rogers were out of town the weekend the recall was announced and had difficulty accessing the Iams website to learn more specifics. When they returned home, Mary called Target, where she had purchased the food and gave an employee the product number on the food she had at home.

“I was told to return it to the store for a full refund,” Mary said. “Mya had eaten only one packet of the food from the package.”

Mary called her veterinarian as soon as she realized Mya ate a package of the recalled food. The office explained that they still were receiving information about the recalled food but asked Mary to explain Mya’s behavior and any possible symptoms.

“Mya really did seem fine and had shown no signs of being sick,” Mary said. “I was told to keep an eye on her and to report any changes.”

Still, Hayden was concerned about Mya’s health, so Mary made an appointment to have the cat examined by the vet. She showed no signs of ill health.

Currently, Mya is doing well, although, “She misses her special treat of wet food,” Mary said.

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jessica    yc, CA

10/18/2009 11:18:02 PM

im so glad mya is ok.

Sheryl    Casa Grande, AZ

4/7/2007 10:41:59 PM

It's great to hear a happy ending!

heidi    duluth, MN

4/7/2007 3:32:46 PM

I am so glad the cat os okay!

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