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Is Your Dog Sick? – (unruly refugee)

- by - January 26, 2013 - 13:41 America/New_York - 11 Comments

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Pet food warning: There are hundreds of complaints on the Consumer Affairs web site (http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/beneful.html) about Beneful Dog Food causing kidney and liver failure, and death in dogs.
The FDA claims it has only received a handful of complaints in the past year, but a pet food problem cannot be corrected without FDA involvement.

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  1. Unruly Refugee

    January 26th, 2013

    Lately, my dog refuses to eat Beneful dog food and he has been sitting by the front door a lot, that’s how he tells me he wants to go out. I thought maybe he just wasn’t hungry. When I found the above mentioned article, I decided to see if my dog would eat a can of chicken soup; he did and now he’s more active and content. So the Beneful is going in the trash.
    I have been using the Beneful from Walmart for years because it had the highest crude protein percentage in that price range. My vet sells a recommended brand for about twice the price, and I will be using that starting Monday unless I find something less expensive.

    There were 301 complaints on the Consumer Affairs website last night. There are now 305 complaints as of noon Saturday.
    The comments made in the complaints are frightening.

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  2. grayjohn

    January 26th, 2013

    First thing to check is what ties this company has to islam.

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  3. grayjohn

    January 26th, 2013

    Second, check to see if they manufacture in China or use ingredients imported from there.

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  4. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    January 26th, 2013

    Oh shit!
    I don’t buy beneful or anything made by purina.
    They have tried a sample of the beneful a long long time ago and they got the runs.
    They eat Nutro Natural now, so if anybody hears anything about that, please let me know. :)

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  5. Unruly Refugee

    January 26th, 2013

    lol, Mary Jane, I love that new outfit. That would make for a painful slow dance. :-)

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  6. Unruly Refugee

    January 26th, 2013

    That Nutro Natural sounds like some good pet food. The ingredients appear similar to what I got at the Co-Op today, Diamond Naturals Lamb & Rice, no wheat, soy, or corn. And my dog loves it.

    I feel like such an ass for feeding him that Walmart crap for 6 years.

    Thanks for the tip Mary Jane.

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  7. My2Cents

    January 27th, 2013

    I lost my last two dogs to liver disease – the vet never could figure out why even though she had a hunch it was because of what they were eating. I’m begging any of your with furry kids to seek out a vet who is a board certified nutritionist. There’s one here in Knoxville at the Univ. TN Vet school (Dr. Raditic) who will consult with anyone anywhere. She works with your vet to pull blood and analyze the values – then customizes a diet to get the pet’s blood back to where it should be. She continues to tweak the diet as the values change. Vet students spend very little time on nutrition, whats in commercial pet foods, etc. — hence their ignorance of what is causing so much disease. I wish I had known about her when my furry children were going through hell.

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  8. Unruly Refugee

    January 27th, 2013

    My2Cents, I’m sorry to hear about your losses.

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  9. Bad Brad

    January 27th, 2013

    All. Dog food should not have any type of grain or filler in it. It’s poison for a dog and unless your buying some of the new domestic dog food products with out grain and fillers you are poisoning your mutt. Worst thing you can do, feed your dog table scraps. Don’t take my word for it, look it up.

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  10. factslady

    January 27th, 2013

    Our girls are doing really well on Nutro. One gets regular, the other gets weight management formula because of hip/knee issues. Their diet is supplemented with veggies & fruits. They pick tomatoes and green peppers and sweet potatoes from the garden.

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  11. Unruly Refugee

    January 27th, 2013

    @factslady, I’ll try the Nutro if I can find it locally. You lost me on that last part, “They pick tomatoes and green peppers and sweet potatoes from the garden.” ??
    :-)

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