I hate to say it, but you shouldn’t be feeding this crap to your cat anyway – regardless of the recall. Now that I got that off my chest, the recall involves probably one of the world’s worst brand of crap cat food, Nestle Purina’s Friskies and Cat Chow Dry Cat Food. It might be contaminated with salmonella, but personally, that wouldn’t be top on my list of concerns about that cat food. I would be more worried about all the other horrid crap in that cat food than the possibility of salmonella contamination.
Fast Food Cat Nation
Purina has a long and tarnished history of being one of the cheapest, lowest-quality junk-food for cats. Every ingredient is garbage, literally. Nestle Purina uses the waste products from their human junk-food brands. What that means is what your cat is eating is the stale, moldy, crap that no human would ever eat. The cat wouldn’t eat it either if Purina didn’t doctor it up with a sprayed on witches brew of flavor enhancers, smelly, carcinogenic, rendered animal fat and used restaurant oil.
I’ll put another way, you’d be doing your cat a huge favor if you fed old leftovers from McDonald’s to your cat than let them eat Friskies or Purina Cat Chow. Trust me on this one, left-overs would be an enormous step up from Friskies.
Example, the first five ingredients of Purina’s Friskies are ground yellow corn, corn gluten meal, chicken by-product meal, soybean meal, beef tallow. In other words: crap, crap, crap, crap and more crap.
The first ingredients of Purina’s Cat Chow Natural’s is chicken meal, corn gluten meal, soybean meal, brewers rice, animal fat, corn meal. Boy, if that isn’t a classic example of ingredient splitting, I don’t know what is. In reality, what you’re really wasting your money on, and killing your cat with, is food made up of mostly grain by-products. Newsflash Purina: cats are obligate carnivores – not herbivores.
I Bought the Crap, Now What?
If you bought the food, take heed, you innocent shopper you:
Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC) is voluntarily recalling approximately 870 bags of dry cat food shipped to Colorado, Idaho and Oregon. This is being done as a precautionary measure, as the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Only the following products with both the “Best By” date and production codes shown are included in this voluntary recall:
|Product Name||Bag Size||“Best By” Date & Production Code*||Bag UPC Code|
|Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food||6.3 lb.||AUG 2012 10331083 13||17800 11320|
|Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food||3.15 lb.||AUG 2012 10381083 06||50000 08450|
|Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food||16 lb.||AUG 2012 10381083 06||50000 57578|
“Best By” Date and Production Code is found on the back or bottom of the bag.
Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, or visit www.purina.com.
The Dish on the Dirt
Friskies website Note the happy, frolicking kitty playing with imaginary fish, cattle, chickens, a crab and a butterfly. The cat must be stoned on acid if he thinks that what he’s getting for dinner. Poor cat.
Cat Chow’s website Note the Q & A segment (brought to you by, none other than, Dr. Janet Jackson, I kid you not) with brain stumpers such as:
- Can Cats Become Depressed? No, but he will be if you keep feeding that crap to your cat. Poor kitty.
- Are You Allergic to Your Cat? No, but your cat will likely develop an allergy from their crap cat food.
- What’s In My Pet’s Food? Trust me honey, it’s better you don’t know. Just look at du prewwty piture on da package an tink of fwuffy happee kittuns and yule be fine. Take a deep breath now. In on the count of five, out on the count of five. Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, don’t look around my eyes…
Purina’s absurd video on the merits of feeding grains to carnivores A fabulous, brilliant article written by author and friend Susan Thixton on truthaboutpetfood.
- Nestle Recalls Purina ONE for Salmonella Contamination (molliemorrissette.wordpress.com)