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The Los Angeles Times reports that while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed 14 pet deaths because of rat poison-tainted pet food manufactured by Menu Foods, an online network of more than 30,000 veterinarians suggests that this is dramatic understatement.

“Veterinarians Information Network…reported 471 cases of kidney failure in the 10 days since Canada-based Menu Foods Income Fund announced its pet food recall,” the Times writes, noting that “of the cases reported on the veterinarians' website, 292 included outcomes: 104 deaths, including at least 11 dogs and 88 cats, with some of the reports not indicating species.

“The vets reported that 59 pets survived the illnesses and that 129 animals were still being treated.”
KC's View:
Hard to imagine the FDA could be that far off…