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Pet Food Safety / Rat Poison #862224

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 23, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Tom Costello) The discovery that rat poison {aminopterin†} was the cause of contamination in pet food that caused kidney failure in cats and dogs featured; details given of the possible role of wheat gluten. [Voices of pet OWNERS – comment on the deaths of their animals.] [Pet owner Reyna SILVA†- recounts her dog’s symptoms.] [New York state agriculture commissioner Patrick HOOKER†- announces the findings.] [Cornell University School of Veterinary Medicine Dr. Donald SMITH†- describes symptoms of kidney failure.] [Pet store owner Dave RATNER†- says it’s only canned food.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Costello, Tom
Duration:
00:02:20

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