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Australian Pet Food Maker Offers to Cover Vet Bills
« on: April 30, 2018, 05:59:22 PM »
Well this is a first. Especially when this is a MARS company.

Pet Food Maker Offers to Cover Vet Bills After Dogs Contract Fatal Disorder

Australian pet food manufacturer Advance Pet is under investigation after its dog food was suspected to be associated with a string of cases involving dogs contracting a digestive disease. Today it announced it would reimburse owners’ vet bills and euthanasia costs after a voluntary recall of its dog food in March, which remains under investigation.

Over 70 dogs contracted megaesophagus, according to ABC News, after consuming Advance Pet’s Advance Dermocare dog food, “produced from July 2017,” according to the company. The disorder causes the esophagus to enlarge and weaken, making swallowing difficult, and increasing the likelihood of contracting aspiration pneumonia. Dogs with megaesophagus often experience symptoms like regurgitation of food, and are often relegated to eating using a device called a Bailey chair, basically a high chair for dogs.

The dog food was suspected as early as December after eight Victoria police dogs were diagnosed with megaesophagus, with one being euthanized after contracting the disease. The University of Melbourne, after investigating the disease outbreak, found as many as 74 cases involving both megaesophagus and Advance Dermocare.

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