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We have a few dogs large and small young and old that will ONLY EAT purina puppy chow. Trust me - we've tried to switch them to a better Food but they go on strike Unless its human food which I can only afford for so long. Any who NEVER had a problem until this "new blend". 1st bag 2 pups and my older Chihuahua got sick puking at the time I thought my roommate who I was evicting at the time put something in their food 2 pups died. I threw food out.

Roommates long gone, get another bag Chihuahua and 2 older shepherds start puking as well as 3 pomeranian pups but still eat and drink so I thought maybe it's a weird virus vet couldn't find the exact issue b.c. I didn't really do anything diff. Still same food but I didn't think about the "new ingredient". Lost all 3 pom pom babies. Get several bags (old school brand) no issues at all. Soon as that's gone get more but it's the "new brand" once again - they start to get sick so I connected the dots there has to be something wrong with this new ingredient stuff. It smells fine but clearly there is an issue b.c when I find the old brand everything is fine (and it's getting harder and harder to find the original brand.) And every time it's the new brand they get sick. Anyone else have this issue?

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In attempting to buy the Purina Dog Chow in the green bag the shelves are full of chicken flavor. 5 different stores in my area. Is Purina dictating what we buy now due to not stocking the shelves? I have used this dog food for over 40 years and with only one other complaint when bag had massive clumps in it. Purina responded within days.

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Purina recently changed the formula, so they said. I contacted Purina about odor and dogs ill after eating Puppy Chow, soft and chewy in September. No response back only asking if I had a receipt - no answer why food has terrible, rotten odor and my dogs - 2 poodles sick - throwing up and black tarry stools! They don't care! There is something wrong with this new formulated Puppy Chow as we have used it before and never like this issue! The vets stick up for the companies $$$ so - you never get a true reason why dogs sick (due to dog food)! Mad as h over this and especially the concern from Purina! Do not let this company get away with this! I reported this to FDA and little concern and no reply there either!

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I change my dogs' food every two years or so just to give them a variety. A few years ago I switched them to Beneful. Within a short period of time my beautiful Boxer lost half of the hair on his back, and my Pointer started to have full blown seizures. My vet ran a thyroid test on my Boxer which was negative. I told her the only thing that was different was that I had changed dog food, but told her that I already suspected something was wrong with it, and changed it back. Within a couple of weeks my Boxer's hair was completely filled back in, and my Pointer never had another seizure. They were completely fine on another brand.

Just recently I was around that two year period so I thought I might try a more natural product. I purchased Beyond. This was a huge mistake on my part because I completely missed the fact that it was a Purina product. Within a couple of weeks my Pointer started getting that glazed over look in his eyes, which he had when he was having a seizure. That's when we realized it was again a Purina product. Since I have large dogs, I go through a lot of food, and had another unopened bag. It went straight back to the store. I ended up losing my Boxer, and in my opinion, I swear it was from this dog food. I even told my son one day, if it's making his hair fall out, I can't imagine what it's doing to him internally. The same went for my Pointer. I also have an American Bull dog, and even though we didn't see such drastic issues as our with our other two dogs, she just plain didn't like it.

I really don't understand why nothing continues to be done about these products, and this company. They are literally killing animals, and nobody but us pet owners seems to care. Please tell everyone you know. Maybe it will save a few precious pets. I actually stopped someone in the store with a big bag of Beneful one day. I told him my story, and that maybe he might want to choose a different brand. I will continue to do it too. Animals and their owners shouldn't have to deal with crap like this. They count on us to take care of them, and we count on these suppliers. I wish Purina would go out of business. They should be ashamed to put out products like this.

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I have been feeding my dog this since 2 months and till 8 years she had a seizure and died without warning. She had plenty of exercise, had her shots every year, but one day she just laid down and had a seizure, peed in her bed. We took her to the vet. She was fine and 5 min later was back in seizure state. They tried to save her with oxygen tank, but she was gone. I fully believe it was the food because 2 months earlier my other YOUNGER dog got lymphoma without warning. He swole up and 2 months later same as her laid down and left us heartbroken!!! I blame it on the food. We have a 3rd and switched her to steak and chicken and Blue Buffalo hoping for a better life. We truly blame this food. It's TOXIC for pets and recommend not BUYING!!! If you love your fur baby.

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I feed my labradoodle Purina original since he was a puppy. Around 2 years old he had seizures that appeared about once a year. I never thought that it might be his dog food. I read the reviews several years ago and owners had similar experiences and some of the dogs died. I switched his dog food and he has not had a seizure in over 2 years. This is very convincing that the Purina dog food was responsible for his seizures. Whatever they put into their dog food is toxic for some if not all dogs to some degree or another. Cooper is now 9 and going strong.

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My little Lacy died due to this food and now I have over $1,300 in vet bills due to Purina's negligence!! Their vet is supposed to call my vet but hasn't happened yet.

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Oh my goodness! I've gotten numerous bags of Purina puppy chow complete... Never had a problem until this bag! There are numerous like string fabric all in the bag! Almost like shredded clothing! Sure hope my dog doesn't get sick from this! Changing food today! Shame! Can't even trust the food you feed your dog!

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Here's the short version...I bought Purina Dry Dog food in June and it was full of bugs. Purina sent me a coupon for a new bag of food. I bought a new bag of Purina dry dog food with the coupon this month, and once again it was full of bugs. Gross. I'm done with Purina.

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I'm trying to find out if anyone has had sick dogs from Purina puppy chow soft morals... I just lost 6 puppies and had 2 older dogs sick, and the only thing they had in common was the puppy chow...

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Don't let yourself be fooled. Not only are the chemicals bad for your fur babies but it's also the source of the meat (not even meat) that they're getting. Your dog/cat could be eating a euthanized animal or roadkill, and yes this is from research. You need to have specific sources of the ingredients. Just like 9Lives, Pedigree, Alpo and many others, this is TRASH. I don't think you would want to feed yourself euthanized house pets or a shelter animal. Do your research and realize that THIS IS KILLING ANIMALS. There's a reason that these brands are at the back of the pet store and that you can get away with buying 50 pounds of food for just maybe $20 and that is sick. Please, save your fur babies from eating this junk. Natural/organic pet food is expensive but vet bills are much more expensive.

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I usually feed my small terrier mix another brand 2 days ago I ran out of food for her. So on my way home from work I stop my local store. They didn't have her usual. I end up buy Purina Puppy Chow a small box and has the best before May 2017 which is till next year. My son feed our dog in the morning and she didn't even come near the food. On the afternoon, I was gonna give her water. She never touch the food at all and notice a worm and I went outside and empty the box. It was full of worms. She vomit and look like she wasn't feeling ok. I threw away that nasty dog food. I went to the store and bought her usual food Pedigree for small dogs. She has ate some and looks better now. I do not recommend Purina Puppy Chow. I looked up online and they have history of this.

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We have a Standard Schnauzer that is 5 years old and in good health. We started feeding him Purina Little Bites several months ago. We bought a new bag with the best by date of July 2017 and code # 601210841625L.06. We noticed that within a week he started having loose stools and by the next day he was vomiting yellowish vomit and a lot of bloody diarrhea. He was very lethargic and weak. We took him to the vet's office where he had blood tests with findings of dehydration and elevated liver enzymes. He was treated with IV fluids and two different IV antibiotics. The vet was shocked at how sick he was. He is now on the road to recovery and is doing very well. We are convinced that it was the Purina dog food that caused the problem. The vet recommended that we discard all the unused bag. We checked for recalls on the dog food but found none.

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I purchased the 50 lb bag and there was an odor when I opened the bag. Being this is all I had to feed my three large dogs I fed them this. The first day one dog threw up everything and then another dog threw up watery yellow vomit. My other dog won't eat it anymore after the first bowl. I do plan on returning it to Walmart. The coding and expired date is: 0 17800 15810 7, Best by August 2017; 605460012334108. Hope this helps other pet owners. I have not found a recall on this product.

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I have three dogs who all eat Purina ONE. I noticed when I purchased the last bag it was not the same color as before. All dogs after two days have been vomiting and have diarrhea. Disposed of that bag purchased another AND noticed the color changed? NO MORE PURINA FOR ME.

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We used Purina briefly for our dog, Sadie. However, we noticed she didn't have the spring in her step anymore and her tummy started turning black. We immediately quit and switched her to Halo. What a difference! It's like we have a new dog and her tummy has turned back to white!

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I used Purina Dog Chow for years when I had two collies. Both of them lived to be 14 years old. I highly recommend this dog food as it is the only dog food my dogs ate all those years. I have a cat now who only eats Purina One Cat Food. It is great food from a great company.

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We always try to pick a quality dog food that is affordable. We have fed our dogs many brands, and out of the ones we have tried we always come back to Purina, because our pets love it.

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Good medium grade food. Not top of the line but not low grade. Ok ingredients and doesn't break the bank, I trust Purina. My dogs enjoy it and it's available everywhere, it's like a lot of the medium foods... lots of fillers.

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Purina Dog Chow kept my dog healthy and satisfied for a very long time. His vet always said he was as healthy as any dog could be. I would highly recommend Purina pet food products to everyone.

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Of course, you must realize that anyone able to type out a review of their purchased dog food - is not themselves a dog! With that said, my dog seemingly loves her Purina Moist and Meaty Chopped Burger. The ingredients seem a bit scary but let's face it - it's dog food. Dogs do not have the daily allowance - vitamin and mineral option. They eat what we give them. Moist and Meaty has it all (all the vits and mins). Even the high fructose corn syrup - what dog doesn't love a coke with their meal? The pre-measured packets are a plus. My dog is 14 lbs. One packet a day works for her. Lulu is 9 years old and in perfect health. Thank you Purina!

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Dogs are healthy and happy. No health issues.

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It's been a long time since I had a dog but the last one thrived on Purina. At the time, there was very little choice as what to feed animals. So, Purina was the best bet for health, nutrition, well being and I believe still is.

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I have been a dachshund owner for over 40 years with a few beagles and labradors sprinkled into the mix. I have fed primarily dry dog food, but also canned dog food.

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It pretty good. Some foods are very expensive. This one is affordable. Other foods give my dogs gas. This one doesn't. Love it. A lot of people cannot afford those expensive foods that are suppose to be the best. Just because we can't afford the best and most expensive. Don't mean we don't care about our babies as much. Hate the commercials that try to say that.

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I'm not sure if my dog likes this food or not. It is nutritionally good as far as I am concerned. He downs it with no problem. The one he really didn't like is the one that is made with vegetables.

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I currently use Purina 1 dog food, having upgraded from Purina dog chow. I am very satisfied with the way our two adult dogs feed and digest this Purina 1 on a regular basis. The only other dog food I can say I have tried with positive experience is Science Diet. The extra cost is one limiting factor, although it takes less of this feed equal a ration of other dog food... and accessibility is another. It is not always available in the stores I shop at. I consider it a top dog food, and would use it more often if it were more available. I am certain other brands are available that are very good as well, but these two are the ones I stay with.

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I have used Purina for the past 20 or so years and find that it works as well or better than the more expensive "designer" brands. We inherited a friend's dog a few year. Her owner used a mix of an expensive exclusive brand. Her coat was thin and she had a lot of gas. We switched her to Purina and her coat soon became thick and luxurious and the gas problem disappeared.

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The kind I used most recently was the Senior 7+. I bought it because of the high fiber content that my 16-year-old SharPei/Boxer needed to help with firming up her stools. I had tried other high fiber foods but she didn't like the taste, so this one was next on the list to try. She liked it, so we went through several bags. Unfortunately she died a few months ago. The doc thought it was most likely cancer.

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I have sick dogs and I wasn't sure what it was but the Golden Retriever is having major problems with itching, hair loss, bluish looking belly and chest, throwing up for a week with total distaste of his food. Absolutely not wanting to eat the food. He had been eating Purina for some time and so we bought the 50lb bag of Purina Dog Chow Complete. He doesn't want to eat it at all. I decided to research recalls but there is nothing. I read the reviews here and he is having the same symptoms. I'm taking the food back!! Something is going on and it should be recalled. I hope changing food will help him to heal and I won't need a vet. Poor Clifford... I hate that food we trust could make my loyal big guy hurt sooo much. I will share this with all my friends. Thank you for this message board and other reviewers. Sorry about your suffering and loss of furry family members.

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A recognized expert and leader in pet nutrition, Dr. Ken Tudor has written over 200 articles on the subject. He also has a featured weekly blog on petMD, is published in major veterinary journals and is a frequent internet media guest expert. He is the founder of Hearthstone Homemade, a recipe and supplement program for pet parents wishing to feed nutritious homemade dog food.    More about Dr. Ken Tudor→

Purina Dog Chow is one of the best-known dog food brands. Its products can be found in most supermarkets and pet stores.

  • Easy to find: This pet food is easily available and can be purchased almost anywhere.
  • Food for different stages: Dog Chow has a puppy, adult and senior version of its foods, so you can get the right food for your dog as his needs change.
  • Variety of food types: You can get a variety of foods for different types of dogs,such as a light, healthy chicken mix for overweight adult dogs or a high protein formula for active senior dogs.
  • Lots of resources for puppies: In addition to puppy food, there's information on the company website about how to raise a healthy and happy puppy.
  • Options for dogs with special needs: Dog Chow offers special formulas for dogs on high protein, low carbohydrate, high fat and other special diets.
  • Special formulas: Purina also has special veterinary formulas to help dogs with medical problems.
  • Best for Puppies, dogs who are pregnant or lactating, healthy active dogs,, senior dogs and dogs who have chronic illness.

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Purina Dog Chow Company Profile

Company Name:
Purina Dog Chow
Year Founded:
1894
Country:
United States
Website:
http://dogchow.com/