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bluemeanies
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   Posted 3/22/2007 8:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I just talked to the vet and my cat's kidneys are functioning better (he ate the recalled pet food).  His numbers are not all normal yet but they gave me a choice of three more days of iv fluids in the hospital or taking him home on a special diet and med.  I'm taking him home this afternoon, woo hoo!  He had at least 70% kidney failure a few days ago.  He'll have another blood test in two weeks to be sure he is recovering.
 
I wanted to thank everyone for their concern for mine and all the other pets who were affected by this. 

scotsgal
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   Posted 3/22/2007 8:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Im really glad to hear it, I wish you and him all the best and hope he makes a full recovery!!

xx

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   Posted 3/22/2007 10:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news glad to hear...You take good care of that baby now...
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debaser
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   Posted 3/22/2007 11:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Very glad to hear that! I'm sure he'll recover just fine.

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   Posted 3/22/2007 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
that's great! i wonder if there's any way to have the vet bills paid for by the companies responsible? i haven't been reading the latest news reports. but i am guessing there will be some sort of class action suit.

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   Posted 3/22/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -7)   
So happy for you and your baby ....there was a few here not so lucky and their animals died with Kidney failure
Keeping you and Baby in our thoughts
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debaser
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   Posted 3/22/2007 12:18 PM (GMT -7)   
smittythepig said...
that's great! i wonder if there's any way to have the vet bills paid for by the companies responsible? i haven't been reading the latest news reports. but i am guessing there will be some sort of class action suit.


One has already been filed. I saw the attorney being interviewed on the news last night. I'm not sure if he's representing only the owners of deceased pets, though. It looks to me like Menu should be liable for vet bills of sickened pets who did not die. It was their negligence.

bluemeanies
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   Posted 3/22/2007 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I googled pet food recall lawsuit and found a law firm in Canada that is starting the class action suit. I have already signed up for it. Luckily my vet bill is only around $300, but my cat was not as bad off as some. I am also very lucky to have two friends who are helping me pay it. I would like to sue for the pain and suffering endured by both my cat and me but I doubt I would get far with that. I know a lot of people view pets as property, not companions.

debaser
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   Posted 3/22/2007 1:35 PM (GMT -7)   
bluemeanies said...
I googled pet food recall lawsuit and found a law firm in Canada that is starting the class action suit. I have already signed up for it. Luckily my vet bill is only around $300, but my cat was not as bad off as some. I am also very lucky to have two friends who are helping me pay it. I would like to sue for the pain and suffering endured by both my cat and me but I doubt I would get far with that. I know a lot of people view pets as property, not companions.


I'm not sure I would've signed up to join the class just yet.

I would try dealing with the company directly first and see where that takes me. Write a letter and include a vet invoice along with some proof that I had their food. Offer to settle the case for 850 USD. Tell them they have three weeks to respond. Send the letter certified to the President or CEO of the company.

It won't hurt. Class action suits move slowly and there's plenty of time to jump in later.

The problem is, if Menu goes bankrupt because of this, nobody's going to see any of that judgment money. Even if they settle the case and then go bankrupt, not all plaintiffs will receive their award (attorneys take their fees and expenses first). That's why I'd give it a shot now while they're still solvent.

It's a longshot, yeah, but worth a try.

Now is the time for disclaimer: I have a law degree but I am not a practicing attorney. I have not attempted to pass a bar exam in any state, and so I am not licensed to practice law anywhere. So now you know!

nervymeg
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   Posted 3/22/2007 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Yaay yeah Doing a happy dance for you and your little baby.  Give him a cuddle for me. xxx
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