News – Dick Van Patten’s Natural Balance Pet Foods has expanded the list of recalled products just a day after announcing an initial recall. This time the blame is placed on rice protein which has tested positive for melamine contamination.

The suspect rice protein was purchased from China, but not from the same supplier that sold ChemNutra wheat gluten which triggered the initial round of massive recalls, reported pet illnesses and deaths.

This recall involves all Natural Balance Venison dog food (dry, wet and canned) as well as Venison and Brown Rice dog treats and Venison and Green Pea dry cat food. Natural Balance says laboratory tests show “the products contain melamine.”

Natural Balance added that they have received complaints that a small number of both dogs and cats “developed kidney failure after eating the affected product.”

Tragically, the company says that while they don’t use wheat gluten, the addition of rice protein to their recipes was a recent change.

The new pet food on the recall list is:

All Natural Balance Venison dog food (dry, wet and canned)
Venison and Brown Rice dog treats
Venison and Green Pea dry cat food

Please visit this thread in our forum for the details about this dog food recall and a list of dog food brands recalled by Menu Foods and others: Pet Food Recall List.

If you have any concern about the health of your dog contact your vet at once.

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