In March, Menu Foods recalled dog and cat foods produced at two of its facilities and sold under a number of different brand names. Menu Foods since expanded the recall and several other companies voluntarily withdrew their products from the market.

Now, pet owners who allege their animals died as a result of the contaminated food are taking aim at the companies, which have recalled more than 100 varieties of dog and cat food. This raises the question of what is the proper way to compensate pet owners for the loss of their companions.

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