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Have You Guys Heard About The Pet Food?

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My dog (not in the picture) is not on a gluten free diet. I just wanted to remind those who have Celiac Disease or gluten allergies to make sure that they wash their hands after they feed their pets. It goes without saying "Don't use the contaminated food".

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JUST IN....CNN

Rat Poison is the source for the contaminated pet food.

Hmmm, yet another great reason to be Gluten Free :blink:

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Dear Margaret,

I believe you are right. That is a very plausible explanation. The thing is, rats are often immune to poison. They always eat very small amounts of things. If they get sick once, they won't eat that food again. They are highly intelligent. Did you know they can tread water for 3 days straight?

They also can end up in people's toilets because they are able to collapse their ribs when going through the plumbing pipes. Don't worry, this does not happen often! Rats are so intelligent, they are even being used to find landmines to safely remove them. People in foreign countries can use rats to sniff out the mines, and they are lightweight enough that they do not set them off. Rats also tell other rats about good meals like people do! :P

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Dear Margaret,

I believe you are right. That is a very plausible explanation. The thing is, rats are often immune to poison. They always eat very small amounts of things. If they get sick once, they won't eat that food again. They are highly intelligent. Did you know they can tread water for 3 days straight?

They also can end up in people's toilets because they are able to collapse their ribs when going through the plumbing pipes. Don't worry, this does not happen often! Rats are so intelligent, they are even being used to find landmines to safely remove them. People in foreign countries can use rats to sniff out the mines, and they are lightweight enough that they do not set them off. Rats also tell other rats about good meals like people do! :P

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

Hi Jin,

Thanks, here is a rat story from my past. Eek! When I was five I was living in New Orleans and my parents came into my bedroom late one night with a flashlight and wanted to look under my bed. "It's nothing, go back to sleep", they said. Long story short, a rat had climbed down the chimney and hunkered down, down there. I slept with the covers on until late into my twenties, regardless of the temperature...but I raised a whole bunch of gerbils and some mice in the meantime. I love the little rodents and agree that they are some of the smartest creatures on the planet. Now I'm still concerned about my cat on the 9Lives wet food, even though it's not on the list. She just needs to go to the vet and she could run for president surely, but...you know. :)

Margaret

Dear Margaret,

Wow! That would be weird! You know in the documentary I saw, this guy actually got freaked out by one breaking into his house! :lol: It opened his refrigerator by itself! He got so scared, that he shut the refrigerator door and duct taped it shut! :lol: That was so funny!

Your situation would be a little different. First of all, you were a girl. Second, you had no idea what that noise was! I personally think they are kind of cute, but that is just me. If I had one, I would name him Templeton.

Maybe your cat could be president! She was born here, right? :P

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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Question-why do y'all have your pets on gluten-free diets? Do they need to be? Where do you find out what brands are gluten-free?

They changed gluten suppliers. My impression is that the gluten was contaminated, but I tell everyone I know it's because gluten is evil :) I printed the story, highlighted the bit about the gluten being bad and posted it at the entrance of my cube.

lol i like that idea :D

Funny but a year ago, I didn't know what Gluten was. Now it is everwhere I look. Sort of like when you buy a car, you suddenly notice all the cars that look like yours....

yeah, I totally agree w/ this. now everytime someone is talking to me about their health problems, I wonder....do you have celiac too? lol

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Sorry, I'm joining this thread late, and maybe this has already been discussed...but I doubt it because this is news that came out last night. Are we now having to stop feeding our animals the Menu dry foods as well? Both my dog and two cats are on President's Choice and Ol' Roy kibble. Don't know what to think.

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I know...I'm now swinging between both threads. I posted my question there...

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A friend of mine was looking for updated info today while I was at her house. She said at first they were saying rat poison but now they know that it was some substance that is used in making plastic that contaminated the gluten used in the pet food. They don't know how this stuff got into the gluten.

gloria

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