Since a number of cases of kidney damage among cats and dogs prompted a voluntary recall of numerous popular brands of pet food, including Iams, Nutro and Eukanuba, many pet owners have begun to worry that their pets, too, may be affected. However, veterinary experts say there are steps that owners can take to ensure their pets' health.
If your dog or cat is exhibiting the following signs, you should seek the opinion of a veterinarian immediately:
Severe loss of appetite
Profound changes in eating and drinking
The Food and Drug Administration will review the latest details in the tainted pet food recall Friday, March 30, at 10 a.m. ET. Watch the news conference live on ABC News Now.
If you have been feeding your dog or cat one or more of the products that have been recalled, you should contact your veterinarian and arrange for tests to see if your pet's health has been affected. Pets will not always exhibit signs of kidney damage, so it is best to have them screened for potential problems.
For a complete list of the cat products affected by the recall, please click here.
For a complete list of the dog products affected by the recall, please click here.