Mar 23,2007 00:00
Oregon-based Banfield, The Pet Hospital develops treatment plans
To help treat pets who have been affected by the Menu Foods recall, Portland, Oregon-based Banfield, The Pet Hospital is providing a 25 percent discount off the recommended medical treatment plans received at participating Banfield hospitals across the nation. Specialists and other experts have developed these specific treatment plans to screen for and treat kidney problems seen in patients who have eaten the tainted foods.
Banfield is assisting the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) in their investigation of the Menu Foods recall. All Banfield's Pet medical records are linked through a central computer system, giving Banfield the capability of rapidly collecting a large amount of Pet data. We hope that our cooperation with the FDA will shed light on the problem and help the many Pets affected by these diets.
Banfield hospitals across the nation are treating Pets who have been affected by the recalled Pet food. Young feline patients (especially cats under the age of one) appear to have the greatest risk of developing renal failure linked to the recalled diets. All Pet owners of Pets who have eaten the wet food products that are on the Menu Foods recall list are encouraged to take their Pet in to their veterinarian for a full exam. To locate the Banfield nearest to you, call 1-800-768-8858.
It is important that Pet owners review the complete list on the Menu Foods website to view the most updated list of the specific diets that have been recalled. Pet owners with concerns or questions regarding the effective foods should contact Menu Foods at 1-866-463-6738 or online at www.menufoods.com/recall.