Rat poison found in the pet food recalled by Menu Foods Inc. last week might be to blame for the recent deaths of dogs and cats across the United States, according to a report by the Associated Press today. Citing a N.Y. State Department of Agriculture and Markets spokesperson, the report said that state laboratory tests this week had turned up rodent poison in the food. The agency is expected to unveil its findings later today.
Nearly 100 brands of pet food were affected by the March 16 recall, which has caused at least 16 confirmed pet deaths, a number expected to climb. For a complete list of pet food brands affected in the recall visit www.menufoods.com/recall.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is still investigating the situation.