BEWARE: BENEFUL DOG FOOD!!! – It was a very sad morning as we helped our friends take their 7 year old dog to the vet this morning after showing no signs of improvement from a rapidly declining condition over the last few days. Even the vet was in tears as she broke the news that kidney failure was too far along and it would be best to put the dog down. The vet (here in St.Thomas USVI) said it was the THIRD dog they have had to put down recently, after being fed Purina Beneful food!!! Our hearts are breaking…
We don’t normally spread news like this without concrete evidence but it’s a very serious problem and as pet owners ourselves, we are extremely concerned. We’ve had our dogs on Beneful for the last six months too, as it’s very hard to find a decent and affordable dog food in the islands. We are switching immediately!! We’ll also be contacting Purina for a refund of the four unused bags we recently purchased.
Read this article for more info or search google for Beneful Lawsuit: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/24/dog-food-maker-sued-for-allegedly-toxic-chow-but-is-it.html
The attorneys are publicizing the case, obviously, in the hope of finding more affected parties to join in the class action. And here are the indications, in case you’re familiar with a dog or dog owner to whom this might have happened:
The sickened dogs allegedly showed “consistent symptoms,” including stomach and related internal bleeding, liver malfunction or failure, loss of appetite, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, seizures and kidney failure.
Anyone looking to join in the class action should call SF-based law firm Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopczynski. (ROCK Law) and Morgan & Morgan have launched a class action suit against Nestle Purina following reports of large numbers of pets becoming sick or dying after eating Purina’s Beneful dry dog food. They are continuing to collect information about the extent of this tragedy. If you or someone you know believe your pet became ill from Beneful dry dog food, please let them know. Call toll free at 1-877-667-4265.
If your pet has also gotten sick from this food, please report it to the FDA!
Please share this with anyone you know that may be affected!!!
Have been feeding Sadie Rachel Ray dog food or Mountain Blue. Grain free, corn free. No fillers or high fructose corn syrup. So sorry to hear about your friends dog. Breaks my heart.
I am so very sorry! THANK you so much for helping to get this lawsuit out to a wider audience. Our group “Is BENEFUL by Purina KILLING or SICKENING Dogs? Post YOUR Story!” was started by me in 2013 after I heard reports of dogs dying from Beneful.
Two years later, we have 7,000 members (3,500 have joined in the past week..) whose dogs have sickened or, even worse, DIED, from this terrible “food”. And not just dogs .. we now have a good contingent of cat owners whose cats have died from Purina food.. hemorrhage, seizures, rapid onset of liver disease, kidney failure.
Here is a VERY recent case, posted just a few days ago. Watch it and be horrified!
My friend’s two labs got sick- the owners are two of these two lucky ones. Cassandra Angelique and Mike Garnett-Zero watched as both dogs started seizing within an hour of receving a SINGLE Beneful Healthy Smile treat. The owners could hardly believe it so when the dogs recovered, they did it again.. same result. They are now submitting reports to both the FDA and the US Department of Agriculture.
POISONED! Seizures after ONE Beneful Healthy Smile Treat – in BOTH 8 month old pups!!
Cassandra Angelique’s dog – comatose after eating just ONE Beneful Healthy Smile Treat. The other puppy was staggering around. This pup is also 8 months old AND they repeated the “experiment” just to make sure it WAS the treats https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1596589620586932&set=vb.100007077277295&type=2&theater
Like Purina’s killer toxic jerky treats (18% Propylene Glycol), BENEFUL is 1% Propylene Glycol; the FDA has been warning about contaminated PG from China since 2011, but there are NO tests to check for the suspected toxins, and only maybe 1% of imported raw ANYTHING ever gets tested.. a drum of INDUSTRIAL GRADE PG was found by the FDA in one of the Chinese jerky treat plants but the FDA were, unsurprisingly, not allowed to remove it or test it.
On that basis, ANY oils have the potential to be industrial grade and contaminated.. including Sorbitol (used in some Beneful lines) and Glycerin (used extensively in both cat and dog food and treats). AVOID AT THE RISK OF POISONING YOUR PETS!
Other issues are potentially lethal mycotoxins from molds – Corn, Soy, Wheat can all be easily contaminated with excess moisture during harvest, storage, and even after the food is packed.
Beneful, Dog Chow, Friskies, Cat Chow, Meow Mix, should NEVER be fed to your pets.. it is like playing Russiam Roullette with your pet’s life!
We have recovered numerous dogs from the brink of death in some cases using an established protocol of easily available ingredients. Many other animals who have been sick for years, have regained their puppyhood. Details in the group – Liquid Milk Thistle Extract, Home-made Chicken Broth, Coconut Oil and Life Extension Super Biocurcumin.. followed by a progression to a grain and potato free canned and/or dry, and/or raw or home-made diet. I have prepared extensive files on grain and potato free canned and dry foods for dogs and cats for all budgets for the group.
Oh, and before people pat themselves on the back for not feeding Beneful we hold the same disdain for not just ALL Purina foods, but Hill’s Ol’ Roy, IAMS, Royal Canin, Ehkanuba, including those terrible “Prescription” foods.. also Nutro, Kibbles n Bits, Kit n Kaboodle.. I assure you this would be a VERY long list if I mentioned them all!
PLEASE pick up the phone and do it now! The BENEFUL lawsuit attorneys told us that ANYONE in the US or CANADA who has had ANY issue with Nestle-Purina’s Beneful causing illness or death in their pets is highly encouraged to phone the team handling the Class Action Lawsuit at: 877-667-4265 or 407-452-6990 They will conduct a phone interview no matter where you are. So CALL – participation will not cost you a dime! They are asking that people save any food they still have for testing, with packaging if possible, and any vet information/records.
Please join us for further information! As you can imagine, we are getting VERY busy with the new arrivals..
There has been a class action lawsuit filed against Nestle-Purina. We have video footage of our 8 month old puppies having convulsions and seizures after ingesting one Beneful Healthy Smiles treat. Within 15 minutes, the adverse reaction happened and we decided to start recording the pups.
We believe, and the lawsuit claims that Beneful treats and food have poisoned and killed many dogs. All major news stations that care are covering the story. People need to know how to protect their pets. Please care about your community, and share this video. https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=1596589620586932
The hyperlinks you referenced in your post are incomplete.
Thank you Kevin! I’ve fixed them.
I’M NEEDING INFO ON WHO TO CONTACT CONCERNING THE BENEFUL DOG FOOD THAT HAS HARMED, MADE DOGS SICK AND KILLED THEM. MY DOG HAS BEEN EFFECTED, STILL ALIVE BUT HAS BEEN THROUGH THE MILL! NOW ON ALL KINDS OF MEDS AND NOW WITH LIVER PROBLEMS!