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Recalled Pet Food Contained Rat Poison

Scientists blame rat poison for the deaths of at least 15 cats and two dogs that were linked to contaminated pet food.

The substance causing kidney failure in many pets was identified as aminopterin, which is still used in some other countries to kill rats, the Star Tribune said. Aminopterin used to also be a cancer drug in the United States that could be used to induce abortions.

The wheat gluten scientists have possibly linked to the poison was purchased from China, Chief Executive of Menu Foods Paul Henderson said.

The quotes from Menu Foods and the Cornell University's Diagnostic Center director were good choices. These people provided great insight into the story and added a lot of credibility.