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The recall of Menu Foods produced dog and cat food has sent pet owners to the phone lines and their veterinarian’s office for answers. A local animal hospital in Charlotte is treating some animals with kidney failure that is probably related to the recalled food.

At Atrium Animal Hospital in Charlotte, like most vets around the country, phones are ringing off the hook with panicked pet owners. The reception area is stocked with fliers to give clients the latest information. Back in the lab and exam room, tests are run on animals who show all the symptoms.

Dr. Kim Hombs says pet owners are taking all of this very hard.

“It’s very emotional. Any cat: older or younger, it doesn’t matter,” Hombs said.

Pet owners are advised to watch their pets for signs of kidney failure if they have eaten the recalled foods. Those are increased thirst and urination, vomitting, and loss of appetite. If your pet has any of those signs you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

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