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We have been feeding our 4 dogs Alpo Prime Cuts Dry Dog Food for a while now, but all of a sudden 3 of them starting losing hair, 2 have lost weight, and our Australian Shepherd seems to have trouble laying down and falls asleep standing up and falls over. After reading the reviews of this dog food, I am worried that we may be killing our dogs. These dogs are part of our family. They are Australian Shepherd, 2 mutts, and a Shih Tzu. I worry that the dry food may also contain poison. I think Alpo needs to check all of their products and make sure they are safe for our animals. Pull it off the shelves until it’s known to be hazard free, there is definitely something going on. Their bowel movements are looser than normal, and they aren't eating like they should. Are you poisoning our dogs?
I just had a can of Alpo dog food explode when I started lifting the tab. Sound like a balloon popping. The lid flew across the room and it reeked of chemicals. Thankfully it wasn't pointed at my face! The chemical smell filled the room. No more Alpo for my fur baby! You can see from the image that I had barely began to open the lid.
Alpo is easy on my dog's digestion and is priced affordable. Due to us having 4 can 1 big dog it's cost is around $15 - $16.00. We purchase the larger bag.
My dog has loved the Alpo Dog Food for years. As soon as I crack the can she knows the flavor especially the beef stew. The price is very good at Walmart.
I started mixing Alpo canned dog food with our dog's dry food and shortly thereafter he began vomiting blood and pooping blood and had to be put down. Curious as to whether this was caused by Alpo canned food since I've been reading some very bad reviews with dogs that had same type symptoms.
Alpo prime cuts savory beef. I ran out of dog food so out of convenience went to the local store and that was the dog food they had so I decided one bag shouldn't hurt and was I wrong. I went home later that night and it made me sick. Boomer looked like a million bees stung him and all swollen and apparently it's happen to another ladies dog. I would recommend they stop producing food. The company has killed too many pets with its so-called food. All a person has to do is Google it.
Purchased Alpo Purina from Dollar General on Battle Creek Rd Saturday. On Monday my Rottweiler wouldn't eat or drink. He was acting all weird and something was coming out of his behind. Tuesday my mini pinscher started acting the same way. Woke up this morning to my ten year old screaming and crying that her dog died. My Rottweiler still hanging in there but he's really ill and still won't eat. My husband swiped my debit card and I have that as my receipt. My husband stated cashier ran out of paper and his transaction will show on his statement.
Bought a bag of Tbonz treats and gave one to my dog. Not long after he became "sick as a dog", became lethargic and threw up everything in his stomach -- which looked mostly like chunks of the Tbonz treat. So I think either it was just my dog's sensitivity to ingredients (doubtful, as he has no history of food issues) or it was a bad batch of treats. Just curious if anyone else has seen this effect in their dogs after feeding them these particular treats. Thanks.
I bought a bag of Alpo dog food from Dollar General in Merced California on Yosemite Parkway. A few days later my dogs passed away. Blood was pouring out of their rectum throwing up. We couldn't find anything else that could be wrong with them except for them eating the dog food. Only three of them ate it and the three that ate the food passed away. I threw the bag away not thinking being depressed and wondering what was wrong with my pet. One of my friends said to do a pet dog food recall and I did and it is the same symptoms that numerous other people have had. I am going to try to find my receipt.
Do not feed this ** to your fur babies. This crap is deadly. We just lost our 4 and a half year old Chihuahua to the can ground up Alpo. I will be contacting Alpo and let him know that they owe us for the life of our precious little boy.
I feed my current dogs Alpo and all of my past dogs Alpo and never had a problem. Their primary source is Diamonds dry and I put in a few fork fulls (I switch kinds throughout the week). Alpo has been around for 80 years. And yes they do use by-products but some by-products are actually good for our pets. I read this online but I wasn't sure so I checked with a board certified veterinarian and my own. And they both confirmed.
My standard poodle is 2 1/2 years old and has been eating Alpo most of her life. One day I decided to give her Pedigree for a change of pace and she got diarrhea and my sister told me not to change dog food so quickly on her. I started mixing Alpo with the Pedigree for about 5 days and she was on straight Pedigree I found her eating less and less. Found she did not like it... I went back to Alpo and have been with it since. I think that is the problem with a lot of people that have their dogs getting diarrhea is the quick change from one brand to another. Try mixing it with her old brand first. I have had no problems with her health from eating Alpo.
DO NOT BUY THIS FOOD!!! A couple of days ago I bought a 6 pack of Alpo Prime cuts: beef in gravy wet dog food for our female German Shepard. Her main diet is usually dry food, but once every couple of months my husband and I buy her wet food to mix things up a little. We have done this for years now and have never had any problems. I saw this brand in the store and thought it looked pretty good (first time buying it). The first night after she ate it she seemed okay. That morning we discovered she was very gassy and had thrown up. This is unusual behavior for her, but my husband and I just assumed maybe she simply ate too fast or was coming down with something.
This is currently night 2, she just ate another can about 4 hours ago. The excessive gas (I'm seriously talking every 5 minutes) is back, and now I feel so bad for putting my furbaby through this embarrassment and torture. I've taken her out a couple of times now and unfortunately she has been having diarrhea for the past couple of days... After looking online it says that excessive gas is caused by low quality ingredients that can't digest properly. PLEASE if you care about your dog do not feed them this food. We will never buy this dog food again. After reading the reviews I am amazed that this dog food is even allowed to be sold anywhere.
When I was choosing what treats to buy my dogs, I always read their ingredients. And I notice that in the Purina Alpo you put chicken by-products & animal digest. That is just plain nasty to do something like that to dogs simply because they're animals and can't anything to help themselves. We as human beings find it nasty enough to put into our foods to eat so we don't so why do such an awful & nasty act to dogs? I've read your reviews of people's dogs getting sick after eating the Purina foods. And it's because of all the nastiness that goes into it! That's why I never did give my dogs this food!! Be mindful & have feelings for dogs!
We purchased the Alpo Chop House for our picky eaters. We had been giving it for about three week. At first they ate it up but slowly ate less and less of it. Over the weekend the two older dogs were getting pretty sick. Monday morning were in the vets office. My 15 year old lab mix is in complete liver failure and outlook is not good, while the 9 year old wheaten terrier is vomiting blood and blood in the stool. Our 9 month old Shepard has bloody diarrhea. All of our dogs were healthy before we feed them Alpo. Even our 15 year old lab mix only had a little arthritis. I am heartbroken to say the least, my husband worked all week to pay a $459.00 vet bill that looks like we will making more trips to the vet before we are through this.
My dog got diarrhea from eating Alpo Come and Get It classic cookout dog food. I went to the Family Dollar where I bought it. She said I need to send it back because they can't do anything since the expiration date is 2018. Also told me to call the number and they will send me a refund. I told her I didn't keep the receipt not knowing the dog food was going to give my dog diarrhea.
I had a litter of 5 Yorkies that were 6 weeks old on December 23, 2016. On that date I took all 5 puppies to the vet. All were given a clean bill of health. All of them got their 6 weeks shots and wormed. One of the puppies (the one that died) had a stool check to make sure there were no problems with bacteria and there were no problems detected. Up until that date the puppies had been nursing Mom, eating rice cereal, and once a day they had some Purina Moist and Meaty and Purina Puppy Chow. On Dec 23, 2016 all the puppies went to their new homes. All of the puppies continued on the above diet until December 29, 2016. One of the owners ran out of the food as described above. He went to the Dollar Store since it was closer to his home and he got the puppy some Alpo.
On Dec. 30, 2016 the puppy started vomiting and having loose stools. The owner took him to the vet. Vet said that puppy had a stomach infection and gave them an antibiotic and gave puppy some IV fluids. Jan.1, 2017 the puppy was so weak that he could not hold up his head, lost weight, loose stools and would not eat. He was rushed back to the vet. Our adorable baby passed away. I hope the big shots at Purina (makers of Alpo) can sleep at night knowing this because none of us can. I will tell everyone that I know to never feed their beloved pets Alpo. Thank God the other 4 babies are doing great.
Hi I am Flavio. I gave my dog a treat. And my dog is starting to have diarrhea. And my dog just got sick after when I gave my dog this treat that is called Purina Alpo Variety Snaps Little Bites. I will never buy this treat anymore. Thanks Alpo for giving my dog diarrhea.
I bought 3 cans of Alpo canned dog food. My dog has eaten the ground beef but I purchased a chopped sirloin flavor and has had a tablespoon for the last 3 mornings. She started to decrease the amount of the dry food on day 2, has diarrhea and no longer eating the dry food. I am now fixing a diet of rice water, boiled chicken. I am hopefully optimistic that I have caught this in time. No longer will I purchase any Alpo product. I had a similar situation years ago with the same dog when Mighty Dog caused her to have bloody stools and many pets succumbed to eating tainted dog food.
We have 6 dogs that ate some Alpo canned dog food, for the first time ever (thank goodness we only had a couple of cans) and last Thursday and Saturday afternoon one of the dogs was vomiting and had a bloody stool. Her breathing was labored and she was drooling. We rushed her to the vet Saturday night and it turned out she had pancreatitis. She was a normal, healthy dog with no previous stomach or pancreas issues until Saturday. All 4 of my Yorkies have also had diarrhea since then too though none of them were as sick as the Schnauzer. As this was a one time purchase I never thought to read up on the product as I did use it many, many years ago, but after reading up on pancreatitis as well as the other dogs being sick at the same time, I decided to investigate.
My dog is home today after a 4 night stay at the vet clinic and seems to be doing ok but after reading these reviews I am now convinced that eating that Alpo is what made them all sick. Thank you all so much for sharing your stories so people will know that Alpo seems to be at the bottom of this horrible issue and this many stories just like mine are just too compelling to ignore. I would NEVER buy Alpo again in any form.
Our Rottweiler became lethargic with vomiting and diarrhea after eating a can of Alpo wet dog food late last week. He passed away about two hours ago. This food should not be kept on shelves anywhere! After reading other reviews on this site, I can't believe Alpo hasn't done something about it! Shame on them for not pulling this poison from their line of horrible products!
I purchased a 15 lb bag of Alpo Prime Cuts dry dog food. At first my dog ate it and seemed happy. The last few days my dog didn't want to eat the food. Today, my dog did not eat but drank water and immediately vomited. He seemed very tired and listless. When I came back home this afternoon, my dog was dead. He appeared peaceful, but he had not had any illness in 12 years, and the only thing that has changed was this new food. After reading the reviews I believe my beautiful dog was also poisoned by this product.
My brother and I are roommates and own a shih-tzu. We always buy Beneful which he loves. Well we were out of food and had no other store open but the corner store and all they sold were cans of Alpo. Well for the two days since our dog has had bloody stool, profusely puking, shaking. Off to the vet and after reading other almost identical reviews, I will be sending Alpo companies the vet bill. Since they CONTINUE selling this crap knowing how sick it making dogs. Even killing them. (after speaking with a neighbor I learned her dog died from it. Yes proven the Alpo did kill their dog.) SHAME on them to keep selling it. You would think they like animals seeing how they make animal food. Obviously not. To Alpo keep your eyes open for a vet bill and possibly getting me a new dog pending the outcome! DO NOT BUY THIS FOOD IF YOU LOVE YOUR ANIMAL! Wish I talked to my neighbor first.
I bought this food for my Golden Retriever yesterday at the local food lion ten cans for $7.50 and he been vomiting all night and having diarrhea. I never thought that a company would leave a food on the market that will harm an animal. I will take the other 9 cans back to food lion. I hope this food is out of his system and doesn't kill my dog. My dog never get sick until now. I do not recommend this product for no animal.
We bought this brand about 6 weeks ago. My biggest dog, Houdini (he's 9 years old), ate it consistently for about a week then started tapering off. For about 4 weeks after initially purchasing the food, he started refusing it altogether, so I started supplementing the food with boiled chicken and rice. Earlier this week, he stopped eating all food. We took him to the vet this morning, and he was diagnosed with renal failure and isn't expected to make it. He has been lethargic, has lost weight, is drooling, has been throwing up stomach bile, has loose stool, is dehydrated, and is an all-around sad thing to see. I'm furious. I'm furious that this food has been kept on the shelves despite all of the negative reviews. I'm furious that I did not read them sooner. And I'm furious that my sweet guy is suffering. Something needs to be done!
Our otherwise healthy Australian Shepherd has had increasingly bloody stools for the past week-and-a-half -- since we first gave her Alpo Prime Cuts dry food. She is lethargic and not acting like herself at all. The sudden change of health and behavior can only be traced to this food. After reading that others have had similar complaints--and some with worse outcomes--I'm amazed that this can continue. Buyer, beware. This is NOT a quality product for your pet!
I started to feed my doxies Alpo canned dog food for about 3 weeks. Within those weeks I have lost both my dogs. They were in good health and lost them both within a week apart. We are lost for words. So if you love your babies please don't feed them the canned food.
My dog vomited about 15 minutes after eating this junk Filet Mignon Cuts with Bacon and he has never ever vomited with other brands. He appears weak.. Will be keeping a close eye on him. Please do not buy this brand. It's cheap priced so I even wonder what this company puts in their food processing. Upset and disgusted with Alpo.
Been feeding a large male, 8-yr old GS Dog (Mister von Bear) this dog food (mentioned in the title) over the last few months. I haven't used this brand before. Noticed he was rejecting the food more and more over the past few weeks but thought it was due to summer heat, so just kept an eye on him while hoping he gets better as summer turns to fall. He's also been losing a lot of weight (and will know more precisely tomorrow when I take him to the vet). I set the appointment this morning. It's been getting cooler, but the dog's been getting worse.
Last week I experimented by buying some canned dog food and gave him that. He gobbled it up like he was starving to death, so I ruled out the heat. Must be the Alpo -- period. Other symptoms are he heaves heavily and has trouble breathing during and after eating the Alpo. Those effects go away after a few hours. Other symptoms within the last few days are excessive drooling, and a sagging left lip and sagging left ear. So, not being a vet myself, and in an amateurish sort of way, I'm imagining that affected fluid in his mouth and throat travels up through his Eustachian tube and into his inner ear and causes problems there, and that may cause nerve damage anywhere along that path which affects his lip, and may also cause a sagging lip and excessive drooling. Then the mess that he swallows goes to his stomach then eventually to his liver, and from there it goes everywhere through the blood.
Where I live it doesn't rain at all during the summer. It's bone dry. And this is the type of weather that has existed throughout this whole time. Furthermore, after I open a bag of dog food it is poured from its bag into a metal container having a metal lid, and the emptied bag is stored in another sealed metal container. And those metal containers are contained in a rain-free outbuilding where no other food is stored. That environment serves to prevent entry by rodents of all kinds. In fact, I've never seen so much as a beetle or spider inside those storage cans. I have however on rare occasions seen clumps of dry dog food in the original product bag and those clumps had a greenish mold color, indicating that at some time before I purchased the bag, it was exposed to water.
That doesn't have to happen at the manufacturer. That introduction of mold could happen anywhere along the path from the manufacturer to the final location on the shelf within the retailer's store. The places where I buy dog food all have garden supplies and plants, and therefore potential exposure to water. I can imagine dog food on pallets temporarily stored in places at those stores where the bags can be exposed to water. Eventually those wet bags are moved into the store and all is forgotten. I'm taking a sample of the food to the vet with the hope that she will forward it to a lab where it can be tested. If it has mold, I will notify the manufacturer in addition to the retail outlet. In fact, I've already notified the manufacturer of the problem.
Bought 10 cans of dog 0 Alpo chop house t-bone & rib eye steak flavor dog food bar code 0 11132 16937 4 Best By: JUL JUL2018 61831157 L8A82099. I called Purina today & talked with Nicole that was polite & took down the info & said she would send me coupons & my money but I am concerned about getting these cans pulled out of the stores & the facility in Allentown inspected. Reading your site purina has a problems. I'm concerned with the animals not coupons nor money. I have 4 dogs & 2 cats & 57 chickens. Somebody needs to speak for all of the animals. They are innocent.
This has killed 4 of my babies within 1 week. I trusted also to take care of my babies but now I can't hold them for which they have passed. I have this to my babies for 3-4 years and never in a million years I would thank this. Could kill them. When I keep calling the company they just give me runarounds and I even had the food sent in to have it checked. I wish I would have never gave my babies this food. I love them as much as my children. I can't believe they are gone. Your company don't even deserve 1 star. I will fight this until the end. I am sick of the runarounds. Anyone in your right mind please please please don't feed your babies this. If you truly love your babies please don't. I don't want you to go throw what I had too. I lost 4 babies and now there is a big hole in my heart. Fly high mom's babies.
My friend's 7 year old chihuahua suddenly had liver failure for no apparent reason (she died). We were looking at the ingredients in her food and treats. Alpo variety snacks had garlic powder in them. Now, I'm not saying that it killed her, but what is garlic doing in a dog treat?
I started giving my dog Alpo chop house and she started to get some of the symptoms others have listed. Stopped eating, wouldn't move a lot, etc... Thankfully I googled Alpo reviews and read all these complaints. I put her on Taste of the Wild and she seems better.
One or both of my dogs threw up twice. Blood was in the vomit. The biggest dog (an Akita) had diarrhea. The same color (orange) as some of the bits of food contained in her dry dog food, Alpo Prime Cuts. I also have been giving my dogs 3 or 4 treats a day called TBonz by Alpo. I am now feeding them boiled chicken and rice and they seem to be ok. No more vomiting. I did not buy this dog food/treats because it was cheap, but because my dogs loved them! Wish I had seen this website first. Now I have to find a dog food they will eat.
I like Alpo prime cuts for my dogs. I have 2 English bulldogs, 1 rottweiler and 1 pitbull... I think the price is adorable and my dogs seem to enjoy it.
I gave both my dogs the treats (cut into small pieces) during a training session, night before last. Yesterday morning, my 14 month old Yorkie vomited up her entire breakfast with the undigested pieces of the treat throughout. By the time I returned home in the afternoon. She had vomited again (same thing), plus had diarrhea! My greedy Lab puppy wouldn't eat her dinner and had a very soft stool. It was crazy as they both received a clean bill of health on this past Saturday! Later, My Yorkie now has a bloody stool and my lab is vomiting bile! It has to be the treats. Neither of them have ever been sick. I only purchased them so they would be more anxious than they are with their "healthy" treats for training sessions. I'll submit my receipt when I return home.
I purchased my dog Purina Alpo on Sunday. His first feeding was Monday and by Tuesday after two feedings, he was vomiting almost the entire night. Now my dog is a healthy dog so I immediately knew something wasn't right. And since the only thing that has changed recently was his dog food, because I normally purchase Purina Dog Chow, I instantly knew what the problem was. I only purchased it because it was a brand by Purina, but never again, so glad I looked up the food and located this site. This food should not be in stores or sold anywhere else.
A friend of mine just had 2 Chihuahuas die within 3 days after feeding them canned Alpo (ground, not sliced). Remaining cans are being taken back to the store but wanted to mention these deaths in case it is not just coincidence and the food is actually contaminated.
I tried this for my dogs about 4 days ago... both dogs had bloody diarrhea, vomiting and my 6 lb poodle had seizures... wouldn't eat or drink (thank God) and now I am reading all these reviews!!! Thanks Alpo for trying to kill my dogs!!! My poodle still can't stand up straight without hurting!
Hello. I'm from Waynesboro and I started feeding my two year old chihuahua Alpo dog food and it made him very sick to the point where he wouldn't eat or drink and clots of blood was coming out of his anus. I had to take him to the vet to be checked out and come to find out the Alpo dog food had infected his intestine with poison and caused him to do all the bleeding. So to those who feed this dog food to their fur babies take them off if it before it kills your fur babies because the vet told me if I wouldn't have brought Tobey in he would have bled to death from this dog food. His vet bill costed me 119.00.
I have three dogs and they have been eating Alpo Prime Cuts for about 3 weeks. My lab mix can hardly stand up and won't eat. My pit bull has a lump under his neck and reddened areas around his groins and lies around all day long. My elderly black lab has trouble standing. After reading the reviews on this site I will NEVER again purchase this brand of dog food.
We bought canned Alpo Prime Cuts lamb and beef flavors 43639928 + 436399932 from our local Oregon Walmart. Our chihuahua dachshund mix has been exposed to multiple brands recently but switched to wet food for his upcoming dental surgery. The first two days he seemed completely normal. The third day his stool browned to the new food and he began to slow down and appeared distant. Today, the fourth day, he has been very slow with very soft stool. He hasn't touched the Alpo in his bowl all day. We are slowly feeding him bagged treats and other food and hope he doesn't seizure, vomit/refuse food, or bleed as other reviews have stated shortly before their dogs die with and without veterinary assistance.
I gave my 9yo terrier a dental chew. That night he had slight diarrhea. I didn't think much of it. 1 week later I decided to give him 1/2 chew because I wasn't 100% sure it was the issue. That was at 7 pm. I noticed he was lethargic and wouldn't do much. At midnight my dog had terrible diarrhea. I cleaned him up and went back to bed. 6 am he couldn't even make it to the back door. More horrible diarrhea BUT this time there was also blood. This continued until 8 am. After cleaning him only to have more bloody stool literally dropping out as he was standing. I rushed him to his vet. Thank God he is okay. She agreed it was the chew. I hadn't changed his food or any other treat - just tried the dental chew. It was a good thing I took him immediately. He was prescribed an antibiotic and anti-diarrhea medication.
Bought a large bag of food for my dog early this week. When I opened it yesterday the smell was disgusting. There seemed to be something like cobwebs on top and then I noticed movement in the bag. There were worms crawling all through the food. Thank goodness I saw this before I had served it to my dog. I noticed several complaints about things like this from Purina. They should be held responsible for any harm they have caused to animals and could cause in their lack of quality in these products.
Yesterday purchased a bag of Alpo Prime Cut Savory Beef Flavor because the store was out of my regular brand. I have 4 dogs, 2 small and 2 large. After eating the food last night all my dogs are vomiting today.
I opened a corner of my Purina Cookout Classics dog food and scooped out a cup for my dog, I then closed it a put a clip on it. After several days, I noticed the clip had a web-like film on it so I cut open the rest of the bag. To my horror, I found much more filmy webs inside and cream coloured worms. I had to throw out the entire bag of dog food and will let all my family and friends know not to ever buy Purina dog food again.
I have 2 great Danes and a mix. We go through food like crazy. For the past 3 weeks we've been purchasing the Alpo Come and Get It. 1 large bag a week. At first we the mix we brought home from my husband's work, and she got the runs terribly I thought from new food or even food on a normal basis. Our 3 year old American Dane male was not fixed and started behaving funny. We assumed it was from not being neutered. So we took him to get neutered. Then our 5 month old Euro Dane started sleeping a lot again, pretty normal for growing in Danes. Now 3 weeks later the runs have continued, odd behavior and vomiting. My Male has an inflamed anal sac to boot. They are refusing the food.
Now I have 3 incredibly sick babies (fur babies) and I'm removing this food from my home!!! 1 my Danes will eat just about anything, 2 GD portions of runs and vomiting is not fun, 3 they are all so sick. I am taking them all in, in the morning. We have never had this many issues with my Male since this food. I feel terrible.
Just bought a 16 pound bag of Prime Cuts this week on Monday. Our old guy use to act like he was still a puppy until today. Yesterday he had a normal stool, today none, and has vomited 3 times. 1st time had chunks of food in it, the other 2 were almost clear. Both dogs are good eaters, but have been turning away from the food dish since Wed. morning. Tonight I'm hoping our old guy makes it through the night. He's 15 but since was bouncing around prior to being fed this food. He has mostly been laying, sleeping all day. Usually he would be over excited with his squeaky toy or to go out & feed the horses. Today: NOTHING.
Our younger dog has turned away from all food today. I just read the reviews on this - wish I would have earlier. If there have been so many complaints about these problems, why hasn't there been a recall? The boy this dog belongs to has been laid off so I will have to pay the vet now and I'm retired. The company should have to pay all the vet bills dog owners are incurring because of this product.
We recently switched from Kibbles and Bits to Alpo here in SE Ohio. Our dog threw up immediately. I came to the Internet, and thank God I did, to find this thread of Alpo Dog Food making dogs sick and die. I hope there will be no further problems. I will never feed my dog this food again.
I bought a case of Alpo Select Cuts for my dog and he became extremely ill after eating it. I honestly thought he was going to die. He quit eating and drinking water and would just lie in one spot all day. He could barely stand to use the bathroom. The vet gave him some antibiotics which I started him on one Fri. night and by Sun. he was much better. How is stuff still being sold? Never again will I buy anything Alpo.
I purchased some canned Alpo prime cuts for my boxer because he loves some wet food with his dry. After 4 days of eating this he begins to have diarrhea and then last night he starts vomiting uncontrollable. He is refusing to eat and drink now. I wasn't really sure why until I started reading other consumers reports of this dog food. Needless to say I am a bit furious as to why they have not taken this off the shelves and not being able to sell this product. This has gotten me into a major outrage! I will no longer be purchasing Alpo food and I will be spreading my my word and experience with Alpo food products. I will do what I can to get this product off the shelves.
I fed my little teacup Yorkie Alpo from a can and I noticed she pooped blood. Then I noticed she wasn't feeling good when I bathed her cause she was so calm and usually she fights me when I bathe her. I had to go to my part time classes at a nearby college, so I left her home for about 5 hours. When I came home I called her name and she usually runs up to me as soon as she hears me open the door. This time she was not.
I got really scared and started looking for her. There she lay her paws in the air faintly breathing and with foam coming out of her mouth. I cried and cried, called the vet immediately and rushed her to his hospital. He gave her honey with a syringe and watched her till she felt better. He ran test on her for Parvo because I told him she pooped blood and she was foaming spit. Her results came back good and I started to feed her a different food from his recommendation and she never had that problem again. I am sure it was the Alpo food that made her sick, I got it at a local Dollar Store.
I cant believe what I am reading. I purchased Alpo Prime Cuts dog food on October 24, 2015 and within one hour's time all of my dogs began throwing up. 5 of my dogs stopped throwing up after they got the dog food out of their system. However my 9 year old Lab that was nursing 13 day old puppies continued throwing up. Today she began having seizures and releasing her guts and blood. We rushed her to the vet which is 7.8 miles from our house and she died before we could get her to the vet's office. Do not feed your dog Alpo Prime Cuts. It will kill your dog.
I started my dogs on Alpo prime cuts on Monday of last week. I had a 13 yo Dachshund and 12 yo Jack Russell. Both dogs started having really bad diarrhea on Tue and Wed. I took away the dog food and tried nursing both dogs back to health. Both has started having blood in the vomit and diarrhea on Thur morning and both dogs were extremely sick. Unfortunately my Dachshund Spike passed away Friday morning in a pool of his own blood as his body gave in to the poison that Alpo has said was safe for consumption. Please don't feed this to your pet. Too many dogs have died in the same manner and all have this food in common. Fortunately, my Jack Russell Dora has made progress but the sickness left her emaciated and without her 12 year buddy. She will recover as long as she can get over heartbreak.
I bought a box of Snaps for my dog about 2 weeks ago. She only gets them every once in a while at bedtime. For about a week she has been throwing up at least once a day, almost every day. I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what could possibly be the cause and I am convinced it is these treats. They are definitely going in the trash and my baby will be going to the vet if I see her throw up one more time.
August 28, 2015 I purchased Alpo Prime Cuts Savory Beef for our 7 year old fur baby, Ranger, because it was on sale and we wanted to try something new. On September 8, 2015 he was refusing to eat his food. I figured it was because he had just spent the weekend away from us and was stressed out. The week following him being home he would nibble at his food but never finish an entire bowl. September 15, 2015 he started vomiting. Six times in a matter of four hours.
I took him to the vet and they gave him a shot for nausea and had me put him on a boiled chicken and rice diet. He had lost so much weight! After three days of chicken and rice he was eating and feeling better. No more vomiting. So on September 19, 2015 we decided to add in some vegetables and protein to help put the weight back. He LOVED it, was eating and acting normal again.
September 24, 2015 we decided to start feeding him his dry Alpo again mixed in his rice and chicken mix. September 28, 2015 he stopped eating and drinking completely again. Wouldn't even eat chicken and rice. Wouldn't eat treats, no peanut butter snacks, no NOTHING! He refused to drink. We decided to call a family meeting and discuss what the next step was going to be.
We decided we would give him a few days, syringe feed him water to keep him hydrated and keep trying to feed him. September 30, 2015 my 10 & 8 year old got home from school and let our baby out and he got up and went outside to use the restroom. We were all so excited. Then it took a turn for the worse, Ranger threw up stomach acid, started breathing really heavily and was "wheezing". Two hours later he was gasping for air and we rushed him to the vet. Ranger was put to sleep at 7:20 pm on 9/30/15. I NEVER should have tried giving him Alpo again once we started seeing an improvement in his health. We are all devastated!!!
Alpo dog food that is being sold in Huntington, West Virginia is contaminated or something. It has almost killed every dog and puppy that we have fed it to and we have had to go to the vet to get antibiotics because they don't have parvo and they don't have distemper, but these animals have been found to have tapeworms, blood and a diarrhea/runny stool. This is not just my animals, these are other animals that I have given Alpo dog food bags to friends and their animals are now sick and dying after eating this food.
This is the only thing all of these animals have in common is Alpo dog food and it is very, very concerning when all of these animals have the only one thing in common. So please, I beg of you at Alpo to run test and find out what is making our animals sick after eating the food that we have trusted to give them all these years, please before it kills any more animals. I know for fact 6 dogs that were perfectly healthy just up and died 2-4 days after being sick from eating Alpo dog food.
I can't believe what I'm reading! I looked up Alpo dog food to see if there was any complaints on it due to my 7 month old pit bull has became very sick with diarrhea with blood in it and to my surprise this has happened to SEVERAL others after this food! Why is this food continuing to be sold? Why has there not been any legal action taken against this company esp when I've read that some people's dogs died?? We all need to go to the higher power and get this ** pulled off the shelves. I'm glad to know now why my dog is sick - I didn't know what it was until now! I'm pissed!
Alpo prime beef with gravy / chicken with gravy - Our 2 dogs one senior one pup loved this variety until this week and we've tried both. Beef and chicken. They turn their nose up at it. When we went to get the chopped beef at our local store (Marvin's in Roland okla.) we met some else with the same.
I have never fed my 2 small dogs completely wet canned food, but because my Shih Tzu is allergic to chicken, Prime cuts seemed to be a good choice to add to their expensive dry dog food with no gluten, wheat, etc. Well last week was the week from hell due to their reaction to the last batch of canned Alpo Prime cuts (purchase 12 pack end of Aug 2015). For some reason, they both got diarrhea and I didn't figure that out because it was this trusted canned food. Now mind you, I only give them a large spoonful and mix it with their dry food so I have been doing this routine for months.
ODD, that when I opened the Prime Cuts cans this time, it was real liquidy with no smell... so I think (from reading all the most recent Aug post here) that possibly, this recent batch of Prime Cuts by Alpo is botched and full of some kind of bacteria that causes my dogs stools to be runny and bloody and they farted all over the place. So glad I switched to Iams and other more expensive canned foods. I can't lose my fur babies over a few quarters when comparing prices. I'm thinking about writing Alpo and I need to dispose of these leftover cans of Alpo. I have looked and looked for my Aug receipt from HEB, but cannot find it. I have purchased the large 24 pack from Sam's and have that receipt BUT that can food was fine with no ill effects on my dogs and it was purchased in May 2015.
My English bulldog has ate this food for five years. A week ago she started sleeping a lot, no activity, was starting to lose weight and pooping on herself. Tonight I look this up to find several dogs with the same symptoms. My son is 10 yrs old and Roxy our bulldog is his baby. We started her on Kibbles 'n Bits tonight and praying she starts to get better. I don't understand if this is killing dogs why would you leave this product on the shelf? I'm expecting a phone call by your company or I'll look into further actions. Very cruel way to see your animal pass away that's a part of your family.
Purina Alpo prime cuts dry dog food - My 3-year old lab who was completely healthy a week ago is now very sick from this dog food. I have no children and my dog is my child. It is incredibly nerve wracking to wonder if she will live. She has become very lazy and has diarrhea with blood in it. PLEASE don't feed your babies this food.
I have a black Lab. He has been eating Alpo and has lost weight and when I take him out to go potty he has the runs and slime keeps coming out, and now there's blood and he lies down all day. I'm a nervous wreck. I can't stop crying for him... idm if he's gonna make it.
I purchased several bags of Alpo prime cuts for our dogs. It has killed 4 dogs so far and others are sick and probably not going to make it. Our dogs were healthy happy young dogs and then they became sick and had bloody diarrhea and died. All this happened in less than a 10 days' time. The dogs almost appeared Poisoned from the food!! This dog food should be Recalled!! I was relieved to have found this page with others' complaints. It makes me sad and angry for all of us who have lost pets.
I gave both my boxer and Boston terrier the Alpo dry dog food (Cookout Classics). The next morning the boxer was very sick and lethargic. I tried rushing her to the vet but she passed away on the ride over. I thought she had gotten poisoned but then over the past few days my Boston wouldn't touch it. He was crying a lot and could barely move. I have since switched the dog food and he's slowly getting better. After reading these reviews I now feel comfortable. I saying it was the dog food that killed my boxer. Does anyone know how I can get the food checked?
My Harley is a black lab. He got very sick from Alpo canned food. I will never and I mean never buy this product again, all Purina dog food they can keep it. We started them on chicken soup for the soul. So much better for our dogs.
After feeding my dogs the Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy for approximately three weeks they started having uncontrollable diarrhea. After stopping the Prime Cuts the diarrhea went away. I also noticed that the little dog seemed to have a fever and his hair was coming out like crazy, I changed his food two days ago and he is getting back to normal.
On Saturday, August 8, 2015. I fed my 10 year old miniature dachshund some Purina Alpo dog food. He later on was acting different, being depressed, and was throwing up and wouldn't eat. On the morning of August 9, he woke me up at 4 in the morning whining, which is what he usually does to let me know he needs to potty but this time, I took him out and he didn't potty. He was still whining. When I picked him up, I could smell nothing but dog poop. He has used the bathroom and ate it. He just kept crying. Then at 5:55 am he just stopped breathing.
I just can't believe this, not even a week ago he was running around, even had a vet visit telling me he was healthy as can be prior. Then next thing I know my snickers is gone. During this time we were dog sitting for my sister and she has a tiny puppy which is where the Alpo came from. She also was sick, but I figured out what was causing her to be sick because of what happened previously and got her to a vet and is fine now. My heart is just broken. Don't buy Purina!!!
3 weeks ago we switched our black Labrador mix to Alpo Prime Cuts and she immediately became sick. She began to throw up, have diarrhea with blood in it, she became lethargic, have abdominal pain, lost a considerable amount of weight and looked sickly. We thought she may have eaten she wasn't supposed to but after feeding her rice with chicken broth she began to get slightly better. After we were sure she was feeling better we switched her back to her Alpo and she again immediately became sick, with serious abdominal pain. We again took her off this food and she is starting to look and feel slightly better just a day later. After looking up the dog food to see if anyone else was having the same problem we are convinced that this food has been poisoning her. We just hope we found out in time before any serious or permanent damage has been caused. It's an outrage that this is still on the shelves and should be pulled immediately.
Had someone watch the dog while on vacation. I gave them the dog food as we only use IAMS. However, they feed her Alpo TBONZ as a snack and when we picked her up today her body is covered in bumps. Has to be some sort of reaction to the TBONZ as that is the only thing different that she was fed.
My dog has been battling sores on her skin that pop up like blisters. She has sores on her feet. She has lost 80% of her hair, and it all started after I bought Alpo prime cuts. I have been having probs for a year and didn't really think of the dog food doing it all. She has infections in her leg glands, neck and I have been doctoring her for 8 months now with natural immune booster vitamins and herbs, and it is now getting better but still not gone. Where is the class action suit for this? This dog food is killing dogs and they don't appear to think anything of it. I WILL NEVER BUY PURINA AS LONG AS I OWN A DOG.
I ran out of dog food for my dog and ran to the store and picked up some Alpo prime cuts and feed it to my little Chihuahua and soon after that she was acting sick. By the next day she couldn't hold anything down and was lethargic and was in really bad pain and she died soon after that with blood coming out of her. I really think this product should be taken off the market so no other dog has got to go through this.
I fed my dog half a can of Alpo lamb & rice dog food last Thursday, July 30th, 2015, and she has had the runs ever since. Her bottom is swollen & red and she is in pain. NEVER AGAIN.
My mini pomeranian likes this dog food I bought from Ace. I use 2 dog foods, Alpo and Pro Plan for daily consumption. Thanks God I do not experience those awful experiences written in this website. I begin to think maybe the poor reviews are given as to discredit the brand/s made by some PR from competitor brand/s.
I have been feeding my small poodle Alpo prime cuts for about a year and half. This is the only food I feed him. He throw up yellow stuff. Some time just seems depressed. He would not want to eat at times I thought he was being picky. The vet said he has bacteria, fungus, dying liver cells.
I bought a case of ALPO gravy cravers chicken with gravy lot # L74970348. After putting it in my dogs dish I noticed little worms in it. Didn't notice it until my dog ate some and got very sick. Took him to the vet and paid $300.00. As a precaution was told to keep a close eye on him. Make sure you check your dog's food before he eats it. They show up after about an half hour after putting it in dish.
So displeased after reading all these reviews. I haven't been able to figure out what was wrong with my puppy. She's been lethargic, depressed, throwing up, and the runs. She's only a 7 week old Pomeranian that weighs 5 ounces. She would only eat this mushed up with water. This KILLED HER!! Tested negative for parvo and worms... and all her littermates are healthy still. The vet and I could not figure out what was wrong till I started researching this food. I got a bad can of food. Someone should be doing something about this. THE FOOD IS POISON TO DOGS!!
I bought Alpo from Farm and Fleet clearances dog food and my Golden retriever started having seizures immediately after eating. We threw it away after figuring out it was positively the Alpo dry bagged food. DO NOT FEED YOUR DOG ALPO!!! I was surprised to see all these reportings and it is still for sale, WOW!
July 5 2015 both of our puppies became very ill. Both were throwing up in the morning then became cathartic and unresponsive later in the evening. Their behaviors changed drastically from being very playful and alive to being still and dazed. They may have been getting sick for some time. Recently, this past Thursday, July 3, our other pup died. He was the most active, alert, and loving pup who became very frail and skeletal when we found his body in his bed. We don't have the means to take our pups to the vet, but we do care and love our animals enough to reach out and find other ways to help them.
Hello, just wanted to bring your awareness to a problem we are experiencing. When we get to the last 10% of the Alpo Prime Cut food we are finding worms and beetles at the bottom of our container and bag. This is the second bag purchased with these worms which develop into beetles. The food is kept in a closed air-tight container with no contact to other foods in the pantry. We have cleaned everything and are still getting worms in the dog food containers so we are convinced the eggs and larvae are in the dog food. Also my dog has become ill and thrown up on several occasions. We believe his sickness may be connected to the food. We can send a sample from the bag or container for the lab work if you like. I have images of the worms and bugs from a sample of the food I put into a mason jar. Hope you can resolve the problem as I have used Purina Dog Food since the 1950's. Thanks for considering our concern.
I have 3 dogs, just moved to a new house. They all seemed depressed. One of my little 4 ilbs dogs, I thought has a seizure, throwing up, dry heaves. We looked on the internet, gave him a low dose ASA and he seemed ok. I noticed they weren't eating and my large 95 ilbs dog was getting skinny. I couldn't believe they took this move so hard. Well I came home, feed my dogs Alpo Come N Get it, within 20 minutes my little man once again started dry heaving, vomiting and seizure like motion. I grabbed ASA, didn't work. Tried Benadryl, seemed to start to work. Scared the dickens outta me. Then I realized it was the dog food. He started acting like this with Come N Get it. (We don't use this brand. First thing I could get at a new store.) I saw all the posting and I am horrified this is still on the shelves. 14 pound bag 515310871536L11 sell by date Nov 2016. Bought at Wal-Mart Denton Texas.
We have two dogs, an 80 lb dog and a 9 lb dog. Last week we bought the Alpo cans, and both dogs are incredibly sick with constant diarrhea and vomiting. I'm especially worried about the little one, because she can't keep anything down and won't drink water, and is very weak. She's a rescue, and I'm scared of losing her. I'll post another review if anything more happens, but I'm going to contact Purina with the link to all of these reviews.
My dog was healthy as could be. Just had him at the vet for his yearly check up and everything was fine. We usually don't buy Alpo dog food, but did because the store was out of our normal food. Within a couple days of my dog eating this food, he had stopped eating. We had planned on taking him to the vet that Monday morning since this was the weekend. Sunday Morning he was fine. He seemed a bit lethargic, but I figured it was because he had not ate since Thursday and he was still drinking water and going outside. We left for about 3 hours and came back to him not being able to move. We then called the emergency vet and took him in.
Within 2 hours my once playful, energetic dog was dead in my arms. The vet told us he was blind and paralyzed and could not understand why unless he had had a stroke. My world was flipped upside down. He had never had any issues until he ate ALPO dog food. 4 days later, a friend of mine experienced the same thing with her dog. This is when I became suspicious because she had bought ALPO 2 days prior to her dog dying because her normal dog food was out at the store also. Her dog was fine at lunch. Came home from work, would not move, died in her arms at the vet at 5:30. DO NOT FEED YOUR DOGS THIS FOOD! I BELIEVE IT IS POISON!!! PLEASE TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS!!! I want to save anyone from experiencing the hell I've been through the last couple of days.
On 6/3/2015 I had to rush my daughter's best friend (our dog) to the vet. She had been sick for a few days. I thought maybe she had just eaten grass or something outside. After paying a few hundred at the vet they admitted her for dehydration. She spent a few days there as vets worked to save her life. One night her liver function slowed and she became very anemic. They told us she either needed a transfusion or we needed to let her go... you try telling your 3 yr old that! So we got the funds together and did it! That night I went home still puzzled trying to figure out what she could have gotten into. I remember the other 3 dogs at the house had also been sick but not as bad and only for a day or two than they were better... It clicked 3-4 days before they all got sick, I had just opened a new bag of Purina Alpo... I looked in the bag to see all this white stuff on the food... upon looking further the bag was filled with little worms...
I immediately at 11 pm called the 800 number... the lady did not seem surprised and asked for the id number and said that food hasn't been recalled, we will refund your money. I was satisfied! I told her the situation, she decided because I was so persistent to start a claim... It has been a battle! They do not want to take responsibility for $2200 vet bill so far. I will be getting assistance if needed to get them to pay for vet bills. ALL tests done by vet have come back negative... vet is puzzled... only thing it can be is moldy food and there is some other ingredients that can cause liver failure leading to anemia and the other can cause neurological damage and my pup cant close her mouth all the way now...
Don't buy cheap dog food! It doesn't pay. Watching your daughter cry every night for 1 1/2 weeks because she cant see her dog or sleep with her dog isn't worth saving $20! The only thing we had left to have hope of saving her was my friend knows a lot about essential oils... we put them one the dog every few hrs for 4 days straight and I'm happy to say she is now gaining 4 out of the 15 lbs she lost in 2 weeks and is eating and drinking on her own!
He has been eating the Alpo Prime cuts for 2 years now. A few weeks ago he ate and the next morning began vomiting and laying around. I cooked up some chicken and rice for him, he ate that for 3 days and was fine. 2 days ago he started eating the Alpo again and now he is sick again. I am so done with Alpo now! I will cook for my dog if I can't find a food from the vet that is good for him. So sad. =(
About a month ago we bought a bag of Alpo Prime Cuts Dry dog food. Keep in mind we have bought this food before because our dogs actually ate it. Our 14-yr old German Shorthair had 3 seizures in 2 days. Here we were thinking, ok she is getting old. How wrong were we!!! Today my 4-yr old Lab-Shepherd mix started throwing up thick yellow stuff. A few minutes later I am trying to comfort my.man pup through a horrid seizure. It took him 20 mins to come out of it. My 3-yr old saw this and was scared... Common factor??? The dog food. Do not, I repeat do not, feed this crap to your babies! I was on the floor in tears comforting my man pup, my daughter and myself scared **!
My pug Bella has been getting sick off and on for the past 2 weeks. We took her to the vet $300 later... blood work shows nothing wrong. We switched her to rice and burger for a week and restarted her Alpo prime cuts and SICK all over again. Lethargic. She usually runs to me every night to give kisses, twirling and playing, now she lays on her bed and is non responsive, and sad. I am very disturbed that Alpo has no recall on food that obviously is making animals sick. Very sad.
We have fed our dog Alpo Prime Cuts and he was a healthy 3 year old puppy. Until last weekend he became ill and by Wednesday morning he was dead. :( I've read all of previous stories, why hasn't something been done? How many more families need to lose their dogs? My family is mourning the loss of our dog who should've lead a long life with us.
Yes my dog has a very picky appetite. He used to eat Chef Michael's and they took that off the shelf. Lately he eats Purina Alpo prime cuts. He has been throwing up and Lethargic. I thought it was something he picked up, but today I saw them taking Purina off the shelves. I knew so I looked on the net. Sure enough REcall due to some Wheat Gluten not made for Consumption.
So I emailed Purina and they said, "I assure you we don't have any recalls.." My dog means the world to us, he's tiny. I spend a lot to keep him healthy. So they said they would call me, no call yet. I'm so upset he has been so tired and don't want to eat. No wonder someone has to take these dog plants and factories out of business. I swear if my dog is sick because they put some cheap wheat in his food, I will hire a lawyer. They trust us our pets and all along we're feeding them something that's hurting them. Please don't buy anymore of these products. Our animals are our family. Thank you.
I have a litter of puppies and they had a little bit of Prime Cut. They are 5 weeks old and now sick babies. We just lost one due to get eating it and now I have few more who are throwing up and diarrhea. Already spent $149 on a vet and yes I'm billing Alpo for it. These are our and other people's babies and they were completely fine til after eating the product. I will be taking the other ones to the vet and billing Alpo again for it and anything else I can do. My kids are involved as well and I hate seeing my kids like this and nothing we can do.
I switched to Alpo prime cuts gradually over an 8 day period and now after only 4 cans my once healthy 3 year old Labradoodle is lying on his death bed. I trusted Alpo. I am very sad. He is all I have.
I have been feeding my dog this food for 1 week and all of a sudden he got really sick. I was out of town and my friend told me what was going on with my dog. So we gave him a different kind of food and he is doing better now. I will never feed my dog this food again.
Both my dogs ate a small bowl of Alpo. The medium dog threw it up a couple hours later. The smaller one a little later. The medium one got a little sick but was ok the next day. The little one got very sick. She wouldn't eat or drink. Then wouldn't even get up. She had dry heaves and of course got dehydrated. We forced water with a syringe through the mouth and the other end since she was throwing up what we gave her orally. After a week we were able to nurse her back. It was a horrible experience. I hope others don't go through this or lose their pets. Pets are a serious part of families that have them. Please check that ingredients don't have a chance of being put in at the wrong dose that could cause potential problems if used at a higher dose. If it can't be prevented then the ingredient shouldn't be used. My dogs are inside pets. Didn't have anything but this food. Thank you for your time.
Bought it and the dogs all got sick. I gave them a few days. They stayed sick. Took the food away. Give them some better, another kind they all got.
My father bought Alpo prime cuts for my dogs. They ate it once or twice. After that my male dog "big boy" started walking around as if he was tired. We thought maybe he was sad because my dad hadn't been able to play with him. Sadly that was not the case. The first day he just seemed tired. The second day he seemed sick. He threw up the water he drank but we didn't see food... but he had not eaten the day before. I separate him from his sister to monitor his food and water intake. I came back from the doctor's office with my father and he had gotten out. Most of the water and non flavored pedialyte (50/50) mix was almost gone, so was the broth... though I think his sister drank that because I saw he had gotten sick. The sick was perfectly clear with no foam. I took him to the vet today and he passed within the hour of being there.
We had no blood stools in our yard. Though the vet nurse took a sample and it was full of blood. His bottom bled so much there was a small puddle on the vet floor. Yet no blood on his bottom before that. I was shocked. They did tests for parvo, parasites etc., and they were negative. I've never seen a dog of mine be so sick in such a short amount of time. 2 days and then passed on the third in the morning... Please don't buy this brand. Next time I'm sticking to Pedigree. Good note: his sister seems happy still. She's active but she's not eating. The vet said to keep a close eye on her just in case she starts acting the same as her brother. I hope my little girl doesn't get sick.
I adopted a puppy and he came with Alpo dry food prime cuts. First of all he was not interested in eating his food at all.. smart dog I guess. He is a pitbull/pitbull mix. He did have a rash on his face so I stopped feeding him this food. I also noticed he had tapeworms in his stool. I changed his food and bought him Taste of the Wild from a local pet store and I haven't seen any worms in his stool ever since. He has never been interested in eating his food the way he is now. His coat got so much shinier - before he had zero shine to his coat and the itching has stopped. DON'T BUY YOUR DOG CHEAP DOG FOOD!
I am horrified. My boxer pitt mix ate some Purina come and get it. He had horrible bloody diarrhea. He didn't want to eat or drink, he was in pain. Please do not feed any Alpo products to your dogs. I am contacting purina. They may have a lawsuit on their hands.
I have used this food for a long time and it was great until this past week. Last Saturday evening March 28th, I fed my boxer that evening. By Sunday she had vomited and Monday had vomiting and diarrhea. She stopped eating on Monday and would occasionally pick at the food. My Annabelle was still playful for the most part on Monday. Tuesday she was a little down and could tell she wasn't quite herself but nothing to be alarmed about. Wednesday my Annabelle was not well at all. That evening after arriving home from work my Annabelle wouldn't respond to her own name, wouldn't not come to me and would just stare blankly like she had no clue who we were. She stood with legs kind of sprawled out like a baby deer unsure of itself and unsteady. She would go to her water bowl and stare at it and put her lips to the water but never lap at it, like she'd forgotten what to do. My Annabelle was exhibiting signs that she had had a major seizure.
Thursday morning she was no better and was actually worse. I got the kids to school and came back to take her to the vet. By the time I got home to get her my boxer baby was dead. I have NO doubt that this food poisoned her.. none of her symptoms started until after she ate the food. She ate it the first bit if the food sat and was pretty much gone by Wednesday evening before she passed on Thursday morning.. Please do NOT feed this to your fur babies.
I have a Chihuahua. I adopted her after her family couldn't keep her anymore. We bonded and we both adore each other. After buying some Alpo I noticed my dogs, I also have a pug, were not liking this food. I chalked out up to my grandkids just feeding them too much human food. I put a stop to them feeding them take scraps. Finally my koko was eating the dog food. Then koko got really sick. She was lethargic wouldn't eat anything or drink anything. She just wanted to hide under the bed. This dog has greeted me at door until now I didn't know what was wrong. My pug still refused to eat the dog food. I started feeding koko anything she would eat and giving her water. Forcing her tho drink till she drank. I thought she was going to die. Finally duke (the pug) started eating the dog food but every time he did he would throw it up.
I finally got hint that something was wrong with food. I took it back to store explained that it made my dogs very sick and they refunded my money. I started researching and I believe that the culprit to my dog being sick was the Alpo (come and get it) dog food. Never feed your dog this food. Dogs are generally smart if they won't eat it there may be reason...
We ran out of our regular dog food, (Trader Joe's) and picked up some cans of Alpo dog food last November at Pet Smart. We fed it to our rat terrier and he liked it so we bought some more and continued to feed him with it. In January 2015 we brought him for his annual teeth cleaning and were told he had elevated liver enzymes and we would need to give him milk thistle until his enzymes were lower. One month later his liver enzymes were twice as high and the vet prescribed antibiotics. Now recalling that Alpo had been the only new change in his diet we changed back to trader Joe’s. One month later his liver enzymes were nearly normal. We never could get him to take the milk thistle and only a portion of the antibiotic, the Alpo was killing our dog. How is it possible this dog food is still being sold??
We were given a bag of Alpo dry dog food (we do rescuing and get a lot of donations), we fed the dogs it a few times and all three instantly got diarrhea, our youngest one began throwing up (we weren't aware it was because of the dog food) but they're all healthy dogs so we had no idea what was causing it. I went to go feed them breakfast as soon as I put a scoop in the bowl, I see there is a very large clump of mold, and I examined other pieces just to see almost every piece had mold on it! I will never feed that food to my dogs and I will spread the word around!
I have been giving this to my foxhound for a week now and he has been really sick... constantly drinking water, up all night whining, going outside to go potty constantly. Our toy fox terrier had a severe seizure. This dog food is VERY DANGEROUS!!!! Get it off the shelves!!!! 14 lb. bag - Lot #50501084 2225L08 best buy date of Aug 2016 Purchased at walmart 3-13-15 in avon, ohio.
Come & Get It Dry Dog Food Cookout Classics - My husband picked up a bag of dry dog food a days ago and since then my chihuahua boxer mix has been really sick, experiencing diarrhea, vomiting and has been keeping us up all night having to go out to the bathroom. She has had a slight fever and is really thirsty and agitated. We stopped feeding it to her and her recovery is slow but I notice she is getting better. I will never feed this to her again. This food should be inspected because my Diva is a family member to us and it's horrible that we can't trust the food we feed her.
I feed my dog a can of this and he got really sick and died on me and the lot number is 1113215596. And I got it at wal-mart and I am very upset I just lost his mom on 2-13-15, and then I just loss him on 3-13-15. That is just one month later that I lost everything now.
I am upset because I had been buying Alpo variety snaps for my dog for a while now. I opened a new box and found one of them deformed and ugly green stuff in the treat! I tried to call the number on the box, but no one answers!!!!! With all the dog food on the market now making dogs sick, this worries me a lot!! It also makes me feel that they really don't care when they can't answer your phone call!!! I have photos, & still have the box.
After using this product for a few years, twice in the last month, I have had to discard cans. My dog became sick, vomiting, etc. She is eating alright now but won't touch this lot. Something radically wrong. Also last year as usual I buy three 12 packs per month and have found cans popped open from damage and they had become moldy. These were all purchased at Walmart stores.
I have been feeding Alpo come and get it to my dogs and my sweet Alabama has died. He acted like he did not feel well on Thursday Feb 12, 2015 would not eat Friday and he died Saturday. He has always been happy, healthy, and playful. I am hurt and very angry. I now know from reading and the lawsuit that Purina is a joke of a company that cares nothing about our pets. I will never purchase another Purina product. My Alabama stopped eating became lethargic, and weak, and he then bled out before we could get him to the vet. The vet said it was like a poisoning reaction, and there would have been nothing we could have done for him. I HATE PURINA!!!
I ran out of dog food and went to the closest store and got a bag of Purina Alpo, I usually feed my dog Pedigree. He had two bowls within two days and by the second night he was vomiting blood and had very bloody stools. He was not himself at all very sad and I will never feed this to my dog again. I'm hoping since not much was eaten he will be ok. Keeping a close eye on him... I can not afford random tests to done but if he shows anymore signs of internal bleeding I will do what I have to.
My sister & I buy these treats for a long time off & on for our dogs & never had any problems until last night when we decided to give them a treat. We open the box and found glue all over 1/2 the box. We're very upset to find this much glue on something we love giving our dogs. The upc code is 011132003920. Please be careful in the future. I would like to receive a couple of boxes for your company's mistake. Thank you for letting me let you know what happened.
I just adopted a very healthy and happy dog. For a treat, I decided to get her some canned dog food. ALPO was on sale, so I got her several cans and fed her 2-3 cans a day (she is a big dog), along with her dry food (science diet) and some treats. After about a week of her starting to eat ALPO canned food, I noticed she was losing tons of hair, was having diarrhea, and would push the bowl away when she was half done (but would happily eat anything else I gave her). She was also extremely thirsty, irritable, and she had weird white residue on her lower lip.
I saw a Facebook post about dogs dying after eating ALPO canned food and did more research. Seeing everyone else's experiences on this site scared the heck out of me!! For the last two days, she has been on a diet of dry food, some plain cooked meat, and occasional milk bones. She already looks happier and healthier. Her diarrhea has gone away completely and she is calm and happy! I will NEVER feed my dog ALPO canned food again!!!
I usually feed my Hachi with raw food (from real meat and bones) and he is very healthy. This because an allergy he got 2 years ago to something that we never investigated. Yesterday my wife mixed rice and half tin of this Alpo wet dog food. One hour later he had coughing and then started to vomit white foam and liquid. He did it for all the rest of the evening. He also had slight seizures. Now is sleeping next to me and he is shaking a little. I never seen him like this and we are really worry. We bought this tin last December 2014 and we kept it in case I cannot find raw food for him. I am really upset and if something will happen I don't know what I am going to do.
My husband bought Alpo prime cuts, lot 43570341 from Sam's Club. So he got the case. My dogs are sick and vomiting. Went on here to see if recalled or any information and another post had a lot number only two off with the same problem. I looked on a recall site and it's not listed. How is this possible? Guess i will contact Purina.
I started mixing my 12 year old dog's dry food Purina with canned wet food after he had some teeth extracted. He did fine with this combo until I mixed the dry with Alpo Prime Cuts. His symptoms started with increased thirst. Then on our walk he burrowed his nose down through the snow to eat some grass (that should have been a red flag). After leaving him home alone I came home to find my well trained dog had diarrhea on the floor. I still didn't make the connection to the Alpo. I put him on clear liquids, then on day 2 he had just the dry food and seemed much better. But I worried it was too hard for him to chew, so day 3 he had 1/2 can Alpo and 1 cup dry food. I came home to find a huge pile of vomit and two areas of diarrhea in the house. This happened within 4 hours of eating the Alpo Prime cuts. The vomit smelled extremely sour, he vomited as much food as I had given him. Now I'm worried I poisoned my poor dog.
I recently saw Alpo dry dog for on sale 52lbs for $20. I told hubby "let's get a pallet since we have to feed 8 big dogs." Well he wasn't convinced and said "they still have plenty of food, let me think about it." He was hesitant because he didn't want them to get sick by us changing their food so suddenly. Well today I fed the dogs dinner and ran out of dog food. I was going to have hubby pick up some bags of dog food (Alpo) up on his way home but before I called him I decided to look up this particular brand and came upon this very helpful website. Needless to say our fur babies will never eat this food. I couldn't fathom the idea of having my 8 dogs sick like that. I feel for all of you going through this. I pray for you and all your fur babies. I am thankful for all of you who have taken the time to keep us pet parents informed as to the danger this Alpo food can cause.
I have fed my dog Alpo wet food (all different flavors) for about the last 6 months. I mix it in with his dry food (not Purina brand), we have never really had too much of a problem with it until this last week. The first day, after buying new cans, my dog began vomiting everywhere and had insanely runny diarrhea; I'm talking like liquid spewing from his bum. We have recently moved, so I thought maybe he got into something and decided to switch his food to a bland diet for a couple days and it seemed to clear up. After a day he seemed to be doing better, so the second day I started to mix some of his dry food (not Purina brand) in with the rice and chicken diet. He did well, no vomiting and his stool was getting much better. After three days on a different diet I switched him back to his regular meal of Alpo wet food mixed in with his dry, thinking we were out of the clear. It was in the evening that he first had Alpo again and not three hours later vomiting and later that night horrible diarrhea.
I began to think it was the Alpo, and thinking maybe they've had a recall lately - I looked it up and found nothing. Since the second incident we switched him just to dry food and threw all Alpo/Purina brands out of this house. He is once again on the mend. I contacted the company and am waiting for a response, but if anyone is having similar issues with their dogs I would try switching away from this food.
I have been feeding my German Shepherd Alpo dog food. This last month he has become very sick and had to receive an I.V. and stomach medicine to recover. He went from 117 pounds to 98 pounds in less than a week. He had vomiting and diarrhea. The Vet didn't know what was causing his sickness until after he recovered. I began feeding him Alpo again and he got sick all over again with the same symptoms and collapsed. The Vet researched his food and read the complaints and symptoms online and recommended an immediate change in food. Alpo should be pulled from the store shelves. It is not safe! My dog has not fully recovered yet. I will seek legal recourse!
I often buy my furbabies Come And Get It dry dog food from Sams thinking I was buying them a trusted product. I needed food for my babies right before Christmas, so I bought the 55 lb bag from Sams of the Come and Get It. Usually, the bowls are eaten quickly. 3 of them refused to eat it and only ate the wet food from around it that I mixed in. My one Rescue baby, White Gurl, who always did the happy dance at mealtimes because she was so excited to eat, was the only one who would eat it all. Saturday morning, I noticed one of them had been sick in my hallway. I thought maybe it was a one time thing and cleaned it up. Sunday morning, my White Gurl started drinking lots of water and then throwing up. It continued into Monday. She did not want to eat Monday or Tuesday, just drink.
I tried to call our vet to see what could be done for her, but due to the holidays, wasn't able to reach him. Tonight, on New Year's Eve, she crossed the Rainbow Bridge. I called and reported this issue as soon as I could to check and see if there were other problems, and I see that there are. Not sure if this is they are from the same batch or not. I took the food back to Sams. I wish I had kept it now to be tested. I do still have my receipt and my claim # I was given the other day. Hoping this will help keep someone else from losing one of their beloved babies.
I have fed my dogs canned Alpo Prime Cuts for the last three years mixed with their dry food with no issue. The last cans purchased 12/06/2014, lot 43570343 , appears to be a bad lot. Within an hour of eating my dog was vomiting and developed severe diarrhea. Not thinking the food was the problem I continued to feed the wet food, my mistake. Once I removed the food the vomiting ceased and the diarrhea slowly decreased.
I had a 140lb bull mastiff. He was very active and healthy. We fed him Alpo's cookout classics dog food and his health deteriorated in 2 days. He became lethargic, unable to eat, unable to walk or having a hard time pooping. He died the second day. Just boom, hit the floor dead, no explanation but he ate this dog food he never ate, he only had one bowl and a half. He was active yesterday and he's gone today. What is in this food. I will keep this bag till I get answers.
My dog Otto is my best friend. I decided to try the Alpo prime cuts savory beef flavor since he loves beef. The past few days he has been getting worse even though I have thrown the food in the trash and switched back to the super expensive but non-garbage food. He gets better after he threw up the food. However he is still recouping. I have PTSD and my dog is my best friend and therapy. ALPO CONSIDER THIS A THREAT/PROMISE. If he does not pull through, I’m coming for you.
Our dog Louie after eating a few snaps given as a treat has been vomiting. My husband and I reviewed what Louie had eaten that was different and have come to the conclusion that it was the Alpo Variety Snap Treats. We will no longer feed him the Snap Treats.
I almost NEVER feed my dog anything but dry food, BUT I bought him some Alpo canned food from Sam's as a treat. 1st can, he acted a little different, back legs stiff, breathing heavily... thought, maybe because of colder weather coming on. Then, a few days later, gave him another can... threw up twice, breathing worse... took him to the vet. He walked in on his own, 2 1/2 hours later he could not use his back legs. Then sent me with him to the emergency vet, overnight two nights. They said he had "changes in his liver," his blood work was off the charts for his liver. He died the next day. Cardiac arrest. HE WAS FINE BEFORE I FED HIM THE ALPO. I am SERIOUSLY looking into a lawsuit. It was a 24 can shrink wrapped case. Alpo "prime cuts" Lamb w/ rice in gravy and beef in gravy. DO NOT BUY THIS!!!
I went to a dollar store in my location. I use to give your Alpo dry dog food to my animals. They weren't gaining weight and look gross so I switched to Pedigree and they were doing amazing. They been on it for over two months and when I went there third time about a week ago I had to get Alpo, a trusted brand because I have always used it before. And after about two day of eating it one of my dog Kefier became ill and started vomiting clear liquid and didn't think but a stomach ache and our puppy Keira was acting funny running a slight fever. The next day Keria was weak couldn't move wouldn't eat which i believe saved her and Keifer the same still with him. Now day three Keifer can't move. He's got a stiff leg drooling and sweating. He finished the last of the Alpo mixed with Pedigree last night, while the other dogs had straight Pedigree in their bowl and they are ok. So please tell me why it is your good has made my dogs have the same symptoms everyone else dogs or cats have when eating the same food. You have done something to poison our animals or something. Whatever it is you need to fix it and hope Kefier pulls through. If not you have a law suit by, I am sure not only me!!!
My Cocker spaniel Honey is has a heart murmur and goes into kidney failure sometimes and won't eat. So I tried Alpo chop house rotisserie chicken. I only gave her a tablespoon to try. She liked it. Within 15 minutes her back legs were both swollen really bad and she could hardly walk. What a terrible food, I had to give her benadryl for 3 days for food allergies. I'm lucky it didn't kill her. Never buy this trash.
On Wednesday our family purchased Purina Alpo from our local Raley's because it was on sale. Our Two Shiba Inus barely touched the food until today. Just a few hours ago, they both had seizures. We've had these dogs since they were puppies and they've always been incredibly healthy and tenacious dogs. We've since taken the Alpo dog food away and washed out their dog food bowl thoroughly. Hopefully nothing else happens to them. We certainly won't be buying Purina dog food ever again.
We bought a dozen cans of Alpo chop house filet mignon and rib eye distributed at walmart. It was on sale. We usually buy Iams. We added it to our terrier's dry lamb dog food. She started losing patches of hair down to the skin and was scratching and drinking excessively. After vet bills and barking nights we terminated the Alpo. The scratching stopped and the hair grew back. Well we are idiots and figured it couldn't possibly be the dog food. We reintroduced the Alpo, one tablespoon twice a day for TWO days. She has two bald spots, is scratching again and barks incessantly. Poor baby. We learned a hard lesson. You get what you pay for and you pay in the end. Purina, figure this out!
I purchased Alpo Prime Cuts dry dog food; we had previously used the can food and another brand of the Alpo dry with no problems. BUT, the Prime Cuts made our dog throw up SEVERAL times! I wasn't sure it was the dog food to begin with, but after two days we purchased something else and all of the throwing up stopped!
Several months ago my Pomeranian began having seizures. I wasn't sure why so I changed her food and treats, cut back on her table food and quit using agricultural sprays in my yard because I was unsure of the cause. I treated her with activated charcoal for poisoning. She recovered. At the time I was giving her the Alpo Variety Snaps as a treat. Since I was unsure what had affected her, she gets tired of Milk Bones all the time. I got another box of the Alpo Variety Snaps. Within two days she was having seizures again. Nothing else has ever caused her to have seizures. I just treated her with activated charcoal again to pull whatever toxins out of her system. I wouldn't recommend these treats for any pet.
I just started feeding my female Jack Russell a bit of Alpo Chop House canned food mixed with her dry food so she would eat it in a more timely manner and I could pick up her bowl and wash it. She ate it right away for the first couple of days, then she ate it but threw up most of it the next day. By the third day she was dehydrated despite consuming about three times her normal intake of water, was losing hair and would not eat. She was trembling and hiding under my bed. When I took her to the vet, he told me that it was most likely kidney failure and to prepare myself because it looked really bad. He treated her with subQ lactated Ringer's and some oral meds. She is better now but still drinking massive quantities of water. I looked for recalls but could not find one. I will not feed her the Alpo. The numbers on it are 42001159 L3CV21140 and best before Jul 2016.
Both of our Pomeranian dogs Buddy and Toby were poisoned to the point of kidney failure from Alpo dog food and treats! We had to put both of them down to stop the suffering! I don't know how they get away with Selling that crap because it is poisonous!
This is the alpo chop house filet mignon dog food can # best before may 2016: 41281159 l3cv21218. I tried looking for a recall but no luck. My dog was so severely dehydrated after vomiting and diarrhea that he went into cardiac arrest in less than 10 min. of arriving at the E.R.
Your food is making my dogs sick. I've read the reviews. It sounds you don't care what happens to people's pet. You need to stop selling this poison (this crap).
We have been using Alpo cans for a few months as distributed by Sam's Club and we haven't had any problems, only dogs happy to have a food that tastes good. I have a Terrier mix, a Chihuahua Shih Tzu and a Jack Russell.
I have a very healthy Lab who lives to eat due to her absolute Love of food BUT when it comes to the canned chicken or beef prime cuts, she will not go near her bowl. I'm so grateful. Labs really are so intelligent that she won't put this awful stuff in her body!! Purina is doing something very wrong & they need to be held accountable for "poisoning" our furry friends!
Purchased a mixed case of the 22 oz cans of Prime Cuts and Chop House. Our male malamute had terrible gas, diarrhea, and was lethargic. Nothing else had changed in his diet and these symptoms improved within a day of being taken off this food. I cannot recommend it to anyone. We hated seeing him in so much discomfort and will never purchase this food again. It is like feeding them poison.
Decided to try Alpo canned food for our dogs. What a mistake. One of them suffered what could best be described as an 18-hour series of the atomic Hershey squirts out both ends of her. The other one fared better, but also suffered bouts of the same. The end result is 2 sick dogs, ruined carpet, and no sleep for me. Good LORD if I knew this stuff was this bad, I would've emptied the shelves of it just to save helpless puppies from future torture. If you are thinking about buying this trash for your dog, and you don't know how your dog will react to it, just DON'T DO IT.
My two pits and my doxie have been eating Alpo Prime Cuts. Every once in awhile one of them would throw up but I blamed it on living in the country and eating "things". I'm in town now and with in a time frame of 6 hours all 3 have thrown up (again). I came on here to see if there was something about it. Little did I know what crap I was feeding them. I trusted the Purina name. No more!!! One pit has been losing fur to the point of his skin showing and he can't gain weight. I'm not wasting another cent on Purina. My dogs deserve better.
I bought a box of alpo dog treats. They ate one and refused more. It made them sick. They won't even attempt to eat them. Why doesn't someone stop these people from poisoning our beloved pets. I know Dennis Kucinich has a bill in congress but doubt anything will get done. There needs to be a huge shutdown of purina until they get the formula right. A couple years ago I bought a can of alpo no one would eat it. Later there was a recall. What is it gonna take to get something done. I'm game for a huge lawsuit.
I was puzzled... My dog's bowel habits changed. He began vomiting then he stopped eating. The vet kept him for three days. She eventually got him to eat and his stool was normal. Vet put him on the vet's brand of dog food and probiotics. I used to home cook his food but got lazy and gave him canned. Big mistake. I knew nothing of an ALPO recall. The cans are just sitting there at Tractor Supply. I should have been suspicious they were only 49c/can. I just stumbled on this recall info. Vet said nothing about it. Doggie is okay for now.
My dog was fed Alpo dry dog food, had instances of frequent vomiting. Switched to Purina Puppy Chow and all vomiting stopped. Stools are good too. Not sure if there's a problem with the Alpo dry dog food or if there's a potential for allergic reaction to the ingredients in the Alpo product?
Both our Shih Tzu and our Golden Retriever have been eating Purina Brand Alpo Prime Slices Gravy Cravers (both With Beef and With Chicken) for several years. We usually purchase this product by the case at BJ's, Auburn, MA where we have a membership, and always purchase two cases at a time. Both dogs are fed at 8 AM and 4:30 PM, daily, and share a can between them at each feeding, the Shih Tzu getting about 1/2 cup, the balance of the 13.2 oz. can going to the Golden Retriever.
On March 10, 2014, the Shih Tzu had diarrhea in the morning, after breakfast, and before going to the groomer. When I picked her up from the groomer that afternoon the groomer reported that the dog had had two diarrhea incidents during the 3 hours the dog was in their care. On March 11, 2014, the Shih Tzu had an afternoon appointment to receive her Bordetella Vaccine. She'd had diarrhea several times between the time she left the groomer the day before and the time of her vet appointment. The stool contained a lot of mucus and had become bloody. I requested to see the vet for an emergency visit instead of receiving the vaccine. The vet did a thorough examination, prescribed Metronidazole, a homemade bland diet of boiled meat and rice, and probiotics for a period of 8 days. The vet also advised me to reintroduce her usual dog food at about a quarter of her usual amount once the diarrhea subsided.
I spoke to the vet again on March 14, 2014, as the Golden Retriever had developed diarrhea and vomiting after breakfast that day. This dog was also prescribed Metronidazole, probiotic and homemade bland diet of boiled meat and rice for a period of 8 days. I began to reintroduce Purina Alpo Prime Slices Graver Cravers (With Chicken) to the Shih Tzu on Wednesday, the 19th at about 1/4 cup, once per day. On Friday, the 21st, I began to reintroduce the same Purina style dog food, in the same 1/4 cup portion, to the Golden Retriever. Today, Saturday, the 22nd, the Shih Tzu has once again experienced several bouts of runny diarrhea.
I contacted Purina at 1-800-551-7392 on the 14th to inquire about any recall on this product and was informed that there is currently no recall. The bottom of the cans is printed "BEST BY: JAN 2016 40231157 L74960130" for the beef, and "BEST BY: JAN 2016 40261157 L64971746" for the chicken. Needless to say, both dogs will no longer be fed this Purina product as I suspect it has something to do with their illness. I would like to know if my suspicion has merit, if a link has been discovered between this product and my dogs' illness.
We have a 10 year old poodle and he was eating Alpo canned food all this time. Couple days ago, he got sick after eating his dinner - diarrhea followed by vomiting. Checked the food container - expiration date 2016, no strange smell or color. Next day, he got better and we fed him Alpo again - he got sick in less than an hour. What happened to Alpo? Did they change how or where food is made? I am not going to try it again unless someone explains what is happening and what are they planning to do about it.
Prime Cuts in Gravy
Markings on the bottom: Best by JAN2016, 40101157, L74850209
My 3 little dogs love these treats as they are not too hard for them and just the right size for them, but I have found them not available in a lot stores I shop at so I go searching. I found them at Walmart but its a ways to go. But I am unhappy with most of the boxes I receive, the last 3 out of 5 boxes, half the box is broken pieces not full size treat. So I have a bin of broken bits that makes for a unhappy treat. Maybe its the shipping? Thought you should know. My dogs love them but I refuse to add to this junk pile. I don't really want to try another product when they have no allergies to this product of yours, but I may have to.
My dog MarmaDuke has been eating prime cuts dry (supposed have no chicken ) for many many years for as far back as I can remember, up to 2 months ago. I noticed a few times he left food in his bowl for a few days and wanted outside a lot more than normal to go potty... Didn't think anything of it then one day I watched him... He refused to eat and just stared at me. So for a few days we switched him to homemade rice meals.
We tried him again on it... Well he would only eat a little of it then, Only a couple bites and then refused to eat it after that so we just never gave it to him again. Well we noticed (cuz we were watching him more) he was chewing and scratching a lot and the last month, it's gotten worse. The ONLY difference is we got the dog food this time from Dollar General and not Stater Brothers. He is losing hair around his neck, chest and he is chewing himself raw and now losing hair going through inner hips. Sorry we do not have a batch number or anything. We pour his dog food into old ice cream tubs to keep it fresher.
He has had seizures since he was 8 weeks old. He is around 12 years old now (allergic to chicken). We switch him to the homemade rice meals when dog food seems to cause more seizures and then back again. We switched him to moist and meaty Stater Brother's brand and his rice meals... He is eating normal now. We read online it has to be an allergic reaction... What was new or different in that bag of dog food than all the years he has eaten it?
This dog food almost killed my dog. I fed it to him and he started throwing up, bleeding every 10 minutes and by say 2 couldn't even walk. I had to carry him into 2 different vet emergency rooms, and 2 different pet hospitals before I found out the reason. It was determined he got HGE from Purina Alpo Dry food. What saved his life was having to stay in the E.R. overnight with IV stuck in him and fluids. He also had to take medicine from it (which ended up being around $1000). How a company could get away with this floors me. I will be taking this issue further.
I have a 1 and a half year old Beagle named Shanti. She's the love of my life and has always been very healthy. My roommate has an 8 year old shitzu named PS. When the store didn't have our normal wet food we feed them, my roommate got some cans of Alpo Primecuts with Gravy. Shanti started having bad diarrhea - she woke me up every hour having to go outside. The next night it was the same thing but the diarrhea turned bloody. She also vomited several times what looked like bile and mucus. I made an appt for the vet- the earliest they could get her in was 4:30 pm that day. I stayed home and watched her but by 1 pm it was clear I couldn't wait any longer so I brought her to the ER. They diagnosed her with HGE, gave her IV fluids, anti-nausea injection and some anti-biotics.
Taking her home was difficult because she was having uncontrollable bloody diarrhea in the car. I had her home for several hours waiting for her nausea to subside so I could give her the first dose of anti-biotics. Her excrement turned into almost pure blood and bodily fluid. I took her back to the ER and she had to be hospitalized overnight and administered the medicine intravenously. 700 dollars later Shanti came home much better. By this time my roommate, not thinking it was the Alpo but instead something Shanti had gotten into at the park, fed PS more of the Primecuts with a Gravy. The next day he had the same bloody diarrhea and threw up. He had to get the same protocol from the ER. I can't believe they allow this stuff on the shelf.
I received an email from Nestle Purina apologizing for my experience and reassuring me that they had high quality control. What you'd expect. They said they would be sending me some coupons. Well, the coupons came today and wow! They are quite the coupons! They are for replacement of the 3 cases I got, but for any Purina product. I am impressed! They took my complaint seriously and I feel like they made it right. I will continue to buy Purina products.
I have a 100 pound dog and 2 cats. My dog is a typical dog (unlike cats) who will eat anything. However, he won't eat the Alpo Prime Cuts In Gravy, especially the chicken, but also about half the beef. This is what I emailed Alpo/Purina on the alpo.com site:
What's wrong with your Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy Home Style with Chicken and with Beef? I bought four cases at Sam's Club. My dog won't eat it. It seems mainly to be with the chicken, but some of the beef he won't eat either. We end up throwing it away. Money down the drain. I think we're going to end up trashing the last 3 cases. He used to eat it before ravenously for years. Now he won't touch it. There's got to something wrong with it. I trust the dog's sniffer and instinct better than any assurances from you. I slit the plastic on a second case and was going to put it up in the cabinet. Then I thought, "What am I doing?" It took over 3 months for him to eat the last case and we served him a can a night about once every 3 nights with the other 2 nights being different brands of canned dog food that he eats.
I see lots of recent complaints on a multitude of Alpo products on consumeraffairs.com. You guys are Purina, what's wrong with you? Have you lost your quality control? I'm seriously thinking about not buying any Purina products again and believe me, I buy a lot between my dog and cats. I'll be interested in your response. Thank you.
I'll pass on their response.
Alpo Come and Get it dry - We have been feeding our boys this food for a while and they have been fine. New bag of food and 1 dog gets sick and now my other dog is throwing up and diarrhea also and can only lay down!!!
About a month ago, our female pit bull had surgery to remove her infected uterus. For recovery, the vet told us to give her canned dog food. So we bought a case of Alpo Prime Cuts. She had diarrhea the whole time she was on it, which was to be expected from her surgery. However, my other male pit was given some of the leftovers the female didn't eat. He had his first convulsions on the second day of having Alpo. We were not sure what caused it and could not get to the vet until after the weekend. He had his second convulsion that Sunday night, again after having some Alpo.
We got him to the vet and she could not find anything wrong and the blood test for liver damage came back negative. So she thinks there is something going wrong with his brain. The vet has him on ant seizure meds now, but he barely acts like himself now. He never showed or acted like anything but arthritis before he ate the Alpo.
I raise very fine Doberman Pinschers, the large European variety, & one of my females has a litter 2 1/2 weeks old. In the latter half of her pregnancy & while nursing, her diet (Purina Dog Chow) is supplemented with Purina Puppy Large Breed (dry, mixed w/ the adult dry) & canned Pedigree puppy (the beef/chicken - morning & evening). Walmart didn't have any of the Pedigree puppy the other day so I get her a mixed 12-pk of Alpo cans. Yesterday morning she got beef, then last night she didn't act like her usual energetic & cheerful self. I fed her a can of chicken & went to bed.
This morning @ 5:45am she was very ill, having thrown up everything she'd eaten, plus a little diarrhea & feverish. By 6:30 I'd decided not to go into work; when I readied to take her to the vet about 7:am, she could not get up & had to be carried to the car. Right now she's still there, on IV & her life barely hanging on. I'm so angry @ Purina & scared for my furry friend... Vet says there'd been a recall & if she does survive, her milk is tainted so she can't nurse the puppies, who aren't taking to the bottle very easily, though they're obviously hungry. Expecting some reimbursement for the food, the vet & if my $2,000 dog dies, that too. If the puppies aren't eating because they're sick from tainted milk... I am beside myself. :-(
I purchased Alpo when I adopted my 2 year old Poodle Susy about two weeks ago. I got it at Kmart because they were having a sale of 20 cans for 14 dollars (they were the T-Bone flavor with gravy). After eating 6 out of the twenty cans, my dog got very sick. She had: diarrhea, bloody vile vomit, water vomit, and wouldn't eat anything. The only way I got my dog out of this food poisoning was by giving her Pedialyte, Pepto-Bismol and chamomile tea for a whole day and then I fed her some Pedigree. She is doing a lot better now and is starting to eat. Alpo almost killed my dog! How do I know it was that? Because that is the only thing she was eating. Today, I called Alpo and they offered me a refund and some coupons on other products. And they lied by saying they had received no other complaints. Which I know is a lie because I see them on this site.
I have been feeding my dog canned food from Alpo (Purina Alpo Prime Cuts Lamb Rice Canned Dog Food and Alpo Prime Cuts in Gravy London Grill) for at least 2 months now. And she never had a problem or so I thought until today. I gave her a can and after only a few bites she stopped eating. She usually wolfs this stuff down. And then a few minutes later, she threw up - twice! I threw away the remainder of the food after googling it and finding this site. Now that I think about it, she had experienced a loss of energy after we began feeding her the food. I will be changing her food immediately!
Approximately two weeks ago, my Shih Tzu stopped eating and had severe diarrhea. I treated it myself and luckily, his health improved. I did stop feeding him dog food since I had put him on a boiled beef and rice diet. Last Monday, my other Shih Tzu and my Pomeranian got very sick. I tried to treat it again but they started to have bloody diarrhea. I took them to the vet and she gave them medication. On Wednesday, my other Pomeranian got very sick very quickly. Another trip to the vet and $400 later, it was determined that all my dogs had food poisoning. The only constant between all of them was the Alpo dog food I had just purchased. I could have lost all four of my dogs because of this food. I am very upset.
I switched from Dow chow to Alpo Come and Get It and it made my dog very sick. He has been vomiting, has diarrhea, loss of weight, and no energy. I took him to the vet and got a Cerenia shot to help stop the vomit. This is a very bad dog food. If my dog does not get better, he will have to go back to the vet and I will take legal action.
I agree with all comments on Alpo dog food. I am enraged and at the same time revealed that I found what's going on with my 2 Shih Tzus. I couldn't figure out why my dogs started to get sick, vomiting, refuse to eat, bloody stools, no energy. Then after I stopped giving them Alpo dog food in a few days, they went back to normal.
I think Alpo killed my dog. I had started off feeding my puppies Puppy Chow and they were the healthiest little puppies in the world. Well Puppy Chow was a little too expensive for me so I switched to Alpo's Come and Get It and within a few days after they started to get sick. They got tapeworms from the Alpo dog food, which killed the dogs. They stopped eating and they became very weak and had no strength whatsoever. Within a couple weeks of changing the dog food, one of my dogs died. The other is still sick but getting better since I stopped feeding them Alpo.
Purchased an 8 pack of Alpo Chop House Variety pack. Started feeding it to our 6-month-old HEALTHY puppy. Day one, I saw no problems and she ate it fine. Day two was the same. She did vomit once. Day three (after two cans were fed to her), we saw a HUGE change in her activity level and personality. Took her to her obedience classes last night and she was having a hard time focusing. Would not walk straight. Cried, whined for almost the entire class. I brought her home, offered her supper and she refused the Alpo. Sad thing is I had no clue and offered the food to another one of our dogs. Last night, that dog had the runs and was whining (up until 4 am today).
This puppy is in training to become a service dog for my 9-yr-old child. I am beyond angry. I am saving the remaining cans and if we lose our dog I would definitely be interested in pursuing this legally. On another note, I offered her a different brand of canned food and she ate it readily. I hope I stopped feeding this garbage in time. She has consumed two cans.
My dog Sage died in December 2012, after eating the Waggin' Train treats. My other dog Dickie was diagnosed with cancer, 7 years old. On Friday, Aug. 2, 2013, I purchased the Alpo food, fed it to my dogs. They threw up after eating the Alpo food. I always feed my dogs the Alpo products, Purina products. Now I am really scared that all my dogs are going to die or suffer from cancer. Something is wrong with the dog food, Alpo.
On December 22, 2012, we purchased canned Alpo dog food. Our 15-year old dog Wilber was having issues eating dry food. We fed both our dogs that night thinking that we were giving them a treat. Our other dog, Ginger, was completely healthy and we had no concerns. We woke up in the morning to find piles of vomit and diarrhea all over the house and my Ginger dead on the couch. She ate a lot more of the food. I thought it could have been the food, but days later, I read about the Canyon Creek recall and all of the dogs that died and found those exact products in my cabinet, which I purchased in December. I assumed that she ate the one that had been lying around the house. I know after reading about this recall, my original thought about the Alpo must have been correct. Ginger died on December 23rd, and on December 26th after repeated diarrhea and vomiting, we were forced to make the decision to put Wilber down as well.
It was not until today when I ran out of dry dog food for our new dog that I checked for a recall before feeding her the canned food. What if I didn't check... What if she died too... How could I live with the heartbreak for my 3 and 5 year old boys... How could I live with myself. Thanking god I checked. I have a bunch of the canned food and also the bag from Canyon Creek treats that were recalled. I am happy to ship them to anyone researching the issues. Please help save more dogs and put better processes in place to test these foods before they can be given to our pets. Please read this. Please Do Something About It. Please Save Our Pets!
I am angered by all the comments on here which sound really familiar to my experience with my dog that recently passed away!! I'll start by saying, for the past 3 years, my dog always ate Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul. She was diagnosed with lymphoma and started a whole regime of pills for her chemo. She was supposed to have about a year to live a longer and normal quality life on this plan. Two weeks after her treatments, she died and all three Animal hospital doctors are puzzled how she declined so rapidly. The only clue provided was a culture taken 15 hrs before she died. It showed she had an antibiotic resistant strain of E. coli bacteria that helped to ravage her body and ultimately caused her demise. Confused as to how she would have picked this up, the light bulb turned on - her diet.
During her chemo, I saw Alpo Chophouse on sale at the store and bought a 10-pack as a "treat" for her since she had to take 3 pills a day. I gave her 1/2 can with her normal healthy food as a temporary addition to make it tastier and hide the pills better rather than use cheese or peanut butter. She had diarrhea which I expected when you introduce a new food but it lasted for a few days. I attributed it to the steroids and the doctor gave her anti-diarrhea and nausea med. Her stools were still soft and she had moments of lethargy at times but again, I attributed it to the cancer (which we caught and started treatment for all within 1 month of it surfacing since she was a VERY healthy dog).
Well, the diarrhea returned and on her 10th day of Alpo, she was very sick and an infection started on her belly. We took her back to the animal hospital and they gave her the standard antibiotic concoction which works to fight the infection but were all shocked when at 2 in the AM, she fell into a coma and can clearly see the infection taking over her body since it was immune to the antibodies. She died a couple of hrs later there after that am.
This is NOT common and after some deductions of where she could've been exposed to antibody-resistant bacteria, only one place appears so strongly to be the culprit, Alpo. Remember, she was on anti-nausea and diarrhea pills plus steroids for the chemo which potentially masked what was going on. The oncologist and three other ER doctors said they had never seen something like this happen before... I will be sending the remaining cans I have left to be tested to indeed confirm this was the catalyst for my awesome dog's untimely death and will advise what they show on this board once I have them.
To anyone else who lost their beloved friends, my heart goes out to you as well.
I gave my Rat Terrier this food; she became really sick with diarrhea and vomiting for two days. She became so dehydrated that I had to bring her to the emergency room. She was kept overnight and given IV fluids and other medications to stop the diarrhea and vomiting. My dog is home now. The vet agreed with me that it was from the Alpo food. I just can't believe this has happened. Being on a fixed income living on Social Security, the size of this bill really hurt me this month on July 4th 2013.
A little over two weeks ago, I fed my 3 dogs Alpo canned food, the chop house cans, and they all got diarrhea and were vomiting. I have stopped the vomiting but the loose stool still is a problem. I keep giving them Pepto bismol for the diarrhea. The 4th dog in my house is on Amoxicillin for another problem and she didn't get sick. I think it is the canned food.
I came home from church on April 14, 2013. My husky was not well. I took her to the emergency vet and two days later she was dead. They told me it was an immune problem and her body was attacking itself. On May 26, 2013 my other dog started throwing up and became really ill. I took her to the emergency vet on Memorial Day and she too died two days later. The vet told me it was pancreatitis. Both dogs died with seizure like symptoms at the end. I am not putting the blame on anyone. It is just strange they were both fed Alpo canned food and died with similar symptoms. I have read other complaints about this food that are similar to my situation. I have also researched dog foods and it seems difficult to find a good quality at a reasonable price.
This being said, for other dogs' sake, I hope it is not the food. I contacted Purina/Nestle so they are aware of my situation. I am not just posting to be ugly. Just warning people of my situation that might help someone else.
Last night, I fed my one year old Red Nose Pit, who just had 9 puppies a week ago, Alpo prime cuts. We ran out of our usual brand and my husband got the Alpo because it was cheap. When I awoke this morning, the entire floor of the room where she sleeps was covered in red water like bowel movements. I don’t know what the hell this dog food has done to my dog, but I would not advise anyone buy it.
I have been purchasing the Alpo wet brand for over a year now and last night, I fed my 2 1/2 year old dog a bowl and later in the evening, he had severe vomiting at 1:30 am and again at 4:30 am, and then nothing but stomach acid at 7:30 am, not thinking it was the food. I have a 10-week old pup that is taking antibiotics and my other pup had some small leftover chunks of the wet food in the bowl. So I hid her pill in a bite of it and within the hour, she was throwing up as well. I am very upset as most definitely it was the food they were given.
I have a Havanese and a Havanese mix Lhasa Apso which are used to eating Blue Buffalo dry as well as wet food. We all know this is a very expensive dog food so I bought Alpo Prime Cut wet food, and they both got diarrhea. I immediately stopped giving them the food. The Havanese recovered quickly; my other baby is on her way. I'm glad I realized the problem before I continued giving them the food.
I bought Alpo Dog Food the first week of April for my pit bull. The store didn't have the size I needed in the brand we usually buy so we tried this. On Sunday, April 7, we noticed he was not barking at all, not playing, jumping, just sad. He then started laying around and sleeping all day and all night. He stopped eating and wouldn't play at all. On Tuesday, April 9, he died.
I had moved back from Texas with my dog in tow. I had fed him Diamond Natural dog food. It's quite expensive, but when I moved back in with my parents, I couldn't afford that for 3 dogs, one especially being a 100-lb. one. We also had a Min Pin and then my Cocker. The little dogs are having seizures at least once a month and the big dog has nothing affecting him. But we had a Shih Tzu years ago that had seizures too. My friend, an avid dog person, had said that it was very rare for one dog to have seizures, let alone 3! I do think that this is what is causing it. Now, I have to get the dogs switched over.
I bought Alpo "Come and get it" for my dogs, and within a couple days, they wouldn't touch it. And when one of my dogs did, the first few days, she was fine and then her health declined. She became very tired, weak, wouldn't eat and she was very lethargic. We tried to feed her boiled chicken and rice, and she wouldn't take that either. She would only drink water and large amounts of it and then she’d throw it up. She also had runny, bloody diarrhea and because of your sorry product, she died today. I think your dog food is a piece of crap and I hope you guys get sued and are out of business soon. If you knew that this was going on, you should have taken consideration and done something about it. I'm sorry but I'm gong to inform my family and friends to never buy your product.
My Chow loved wet food until I tried Alpos Prime Cuts. She won't touch it, and I tried 3 times. She would starve before eating this food. It must smell bad to her. I'm taking it back today.