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Old 02-14-2019, 04:36 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I bought Purina One dry cat food in December and started to give my cat the food. Right around that time, she started to lose appetite and everything went downhill since then. Now, I am not sure the cat food is the reason but my question is, how do I go about finding out if that food was bad?

BTW, she died last night.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mntns., NC
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I bought Purina One dry cat food in December and started to give my cat the food. Right around that time, she started to lose appetite and everything went downhill since then. Now, I am not sure the cat food is the reason but my question is, how do I go about finding out if that food was bad?

BTW, she died last night.
OMG ..... so sorry ! sending you some warm hugs and understanding.

Had you taken the kitty to a vet during the time she was going downhill?
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:05 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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OMG ..... so sorry ! sending you some warm hugs and understanding.

Had you taken the kitty to a vet during the time she was going downhill?
Yes, we took her twice. We only did bloodwork and they said her thyroid was a bit high and that they needed to do more like ultrasound, etc. but I wasn't sure it was going to do any good. She is traumatized whenever you take her anywhere and the vet visits take a heavy toll on her, with her already frail body.

Spent the last week force feeding her food and thyroid medicine. It didn't work.

I am just trying to figure what went wrong and went through everything I might have done around the time she started getting sick.

BTW, thanks for your warm wishes. I was crying when she was sick and crying pretty much all day today. I can't go more than 30 seconds without thinking about her and when I do, I just erupt in tears. The house now feels so sad and lonely without her.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:14 PM
 
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I'm so sorry for your loss. To answer your question

On this website:

https://truthaboutpetfood.com/

There are instructions on how to report a food you suspect has caused illness or death to a pet. The how to instructions are on the home page in a red outlined box. Just scroll down a little, under the recall banner, to find it.

Other options to determine if the food was contaminated in some way would be to have it evaluated by an independent lab.

You can report to Purina that your cat died after starting this food, but you are unlikely to get anywhere with that.
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MISSOURI
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Sorry to hear about your kitty!

Glad I don't feed mine Purina One.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:39 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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So very sorry for your loss. Most of us here know what you're going through.
Peace be with you.
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Old 02-14-2019, 06:42 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Thanks everyone for your kind words.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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So sorry for your loss :-(
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Old 02-15-2019, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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I doubt that it was the food. A coincidence.
I have used that food also.
It must be something that the doctor missed.

Sorry.
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Old Today, 09:46 AM
 
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Really sorry about your kitty. It is so painful when they leave us.
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