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I purchased a 4 lb bag of Purina puppy chow instead of the regular brand. Fed it to my pup for supper. By the next morning he had very loose bowel and was extremely lethargic. Didn't consider it may be the food so I fed it to him again. By the evening he was even more lethargic, loose bowel, slowly walking in circles nipping at his tail instead of playfully running around like his normal self. Both eyes are weak and one is barely open. He seems to be off balance. He won't bark or play just quietly whimpers all of a sudden. After reading the other reviews and consider the rapid onset, I'm convinced it's the Purina dog food as nothing else in terms of exposure has changed. Mind you in less than 24 hours my pup is having a negative reaction after eating Purina. Prior to he was as happy and energetic as any healthy would be. Very upset and highly disappointed Purina!
I have a husky and he is about 5 months old. Tried every food including Blue Wilderness, Blue Buffalo. Everything made him sick until I got him Puppy Chow. He absolutely loves and my vet loves it! Thanks Puppy Chow!
I have 3 large dogs who are relatively healthy, 2 are pit bulls and 1 a pit bull St. Bernard MIX, due to circumstances I was forced to switch dog foods due to costs of previous food, so I introduced them to Purina dog chow mixed with their other food and they handled the transition wonderfully but then seen that Purina makes adult dog chow complete beef, so I DID the same thing on introducing this food to them. Now I'm just feeding them the adult dog chow complete beef and they are sick!!! Throwing up piles of food, phlegm and gagging, so I had them checked out and was told to give them rice cooked in chicken broth to settle their tummies. Ok did that and slowly reintroduced the dog chow again following the vet's instructions.
Now they're all 3 throwing up, gagging, large amounts of loose stools! Shame on you Purina. This food is killing animals while making others so sick, costly vet bills, constantly cleaning up after them and watching them suffer! Someone in your manufacturing plant is mixing something wrong or are purposely poisoning our dogs! I want action taken! Boycott Purina, Purina you are accountable for this, if it was just 1 or 2 dogs I'd say no but there are several possibly hundreds of sick dogs out there all because of your dog food. I'm so upset and feel like a horrible pet mom because I trusted this company not to hurt my babies! No more Purina. I rate you minus a million.
I purchased a bag of Puppy Chow and after a few hours my dogs began to vomit and become extremely sick. He couldn't keep anything down. My dogs became extremely lethargic and dehydrated. I had to get a bottle of Pedialyte and keep them hydrated. I pulled food from him for 12-24 hrs and began to see improvement. I gave them rice with no season and they were able to keep it down without incident. I fed them again the same dog food and yet again the vomit started. This is terrible. With this many complaints this food is still being sold in stores to continue to make other pets sick as well.
My mother dog has been very sick from Purina Puppy chow. Gave it to the pups and they also threw it up. Not good... Recall needed... This use to be a good food for mother dogs. Now I would not recommend it at all!!!
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I just want to say I wish I never switched to this dog food. I have 4 furbabies who I love dearly and yes I fell terrible for switching their food 1 week ago. I am glad I caught it early. I started noticing two of my dogs were gagging/coughing a lot last night and now today those two would not touch that food. My other two dogs were still eating it up...loved it. Tonight I decided to check the kibble and I found LITTLE FRAILS OF WIRE sticking out of the food! I am beyond sick about this. Please no one dare feed this to your pups. I have thrown the whole 40lb. Bag in garbage! I bought off Amazon $19.99. I will return to the more expensive food.
I have been giving my dogs Pedigree for over 25 years and I thought I would give this brand a try since they were giving a rescue a donation per bag. At this point since I found bailing wire (a wrapped up bundle) before it caused my dog any harm I can say I will never buy this brand again.
I’ve been feeding our pup Purina puppy chow since we got him. He was absolutely fine until the last bag purchased 2 wks ago. Our dog rapidly started down with explosive diarrhea, vomiting and lethargy. Leading to forced hydration, medication to settle the symptoms and round the clock care. Few days later showed signs of improvement so went back to attempting adding in some dog food and he immediately went down again with the same symptoms so back onto his medication and bland food. Suspicions up after settling him again and tried one cup feeding of his normal Purina diet and this evening we are back to vomiting and diarrhea.
Never again Purina.
We have been feeding Purina Dog Chow to our dogs for over 18 years. All of a sudden our 3 German Shepherds are throwing up piles of dog food and stomach bile. Headed to the vets today! PURINA RECALL YOUR FOOD!
Two months ago (June 30, 2018) my dog had a full panel blood test and Xrays. Note: We started the Purina One SmartBlend lamb and rice after our dog's labs. Kidneys and internal organs were normal. Two months later my dog was not eating, drinking water but only sleeping. I felt something was wrong so I took him in to get checked out. It turns out he now has kidney disease. Creatinine and BUN levels were elevated or off the charts. Creatinine was 7.3 when ranges should be .5-1.8 and BUN was greater than 130 when levels ranges 7-27. Phosphate was 14 when ranges 2.5 - 6.8. Now we are giving our dog IVs and know our dog will die soon. The Purina One was the only changes we made with our dog. Now he's suffering and we are heartbroken that they will give this dog food to animals. Is there a lawsuit out there or planning to remove this from the shelf? I heard this food is process out in China.
Just went through an entire week of struggling to keep our 6 month old German Shepherd puppy alive. She tested negative for parvo, but had vomiting, diarrhea, bloody stools. Drank water, but vomited it up. We brought her to the vet, tons of medication, IVs daily. She started feeling better this past Friday. Last night, I let her have a handful of kibble and this morning, she was vomiting again. All the Purina is going in the trash! All my dogs eat this brand, even the canned version, my older dogs have been turning it down lately and not eating much. So I assume it was making them feel bad as well, just not as sick as it made the puppy. I don't know what has changed, I've used this brand for years. But not anymore! This has been an exhausting, horrible week. Purina, please, pull your product again, find out what's going on.
My dog a 3 year old Mini Australian Shepherd who is always healthy (no problems or concerns with the vet after any visit), active (5 mile hikes, 1.5 mile walks in the evening before bed, frisbee player), and just a characteristic dog... until just a few days ago. I gave the Purina healthy weight dog food to manage his weight with him being slightly overweight. Everything was fine. Then suddenly in 1 week of switching his food, he wasn't being himself. Whenever he would lay down, he would dig at the blankets while crying and spinning in circles, then he would stretch and continue to lick anything that was in front of him excessively. He had a very dry mouth.
Took him to the vet showed the videos of his "episode" and how frequently they were happening from 12am-4pm there was 3 episodes. Then on the 30 min ride to the vet he had 3 in the seat of my car. He would still play with the other dog, run around the yard and chase birds, but it wasn't as much as he normally did on an everyday basis. Something was wrong, and it was something major. The vet then diagnosed him with seizures. A PERFECTLY healthy 3 YO dog, up until this point after giving him that terrible dog food! HE is now on **, with bad effects to the liver, that will need to be monitored through bloodwork. PLEASE do not give this dog food to your pets.
As a vet assistant, I researched and read how wonderful Purina is a great brand of food, healthy, etc. to make sure I was giving my dog a food good for him only to have this happen. I couldn't imagine the vet bills without my discount of working at a Vet hospital. Everyone can be misinformed. But this food shouldn't be able to be sold anymore but because the company is made of $$$ they can just pay their way off these terrible things happening to pets. Every pet can be different, but I think it was the amounts of Propylene Glycol that Purina uses in their foods, is what was setting him off. The dog food is the ONLY thing that I changed for this to happen.
Dogs have been fed this for couple years because of cost of feeding 2 large dogs on a fixed income. Experienced some issues as I recall in the beginning such as diarrhea but attributed that to switching brands. Just lost dog yesterday... she had to be euthanized and emergency vet said it appeared to be toxin ingestion. I believe it’s directly related to this latest bag as this is when symptoms began: violent diarrhea until food was withheld for 36-48 hours & she bounced back happy & perky as when she was a puppy. Then last evening very soon after eating 2 cups of this she began standing around panting as if she was hot and went out briefly but came right back in & collapsed vomiting everything on her bed and own paw and her symptoms worsened quickly as we rushed her to emergency hospital.
I believe the last statement below from Nestle Purina as quoted in DVM360 could explain what’s happening: > Propylene glycol is found in Nestlé Purina's Beneful and some Dog Chow brands of dry dog food. "Propylene glycol functions as a humectant food additive and preservative... > Nestlé Purina pet foods, including Beneful, are "only released after we confirm all of the ingredients are included at the right levels. Apr 1, 2015 Propylene glycol: Educate yourself and your veterinary clients. DVM360 Magazine › veterinarynews › p... “All ingredients are included at the RIGHT LEVELS...” Things happen & go wrong in factories all the time and “mistakes” are corrected when caught but “in the meantime” product with “mistakes” is “lost” in the production line and already sealed, ready for shipment.
What if more than the “correct level” was actually introduced in some bags? This would explain so much... I’m waiting for a callback with an estimate for a necropsy to see if I can somehow swing it to prove propylene glycol was the toxin before she’s cremated. To ‘Holly from Some City, Ohio’ I’d like to say: PRAY this doesn’t happen to you & your dog! Something IS going on here...
I've been feeding Puppy Chow and I stopped Tuesday and got a new bag (Tuesday). One puppy had diarrhea this morning (Thursday). Took her to vet. Vet gave her some antibiotics and said she should be fine. Now 2 other puppies are throwing up. Has anyone else had this problem recently? 06/21/18.
I really like this food. We rescued a dog and he loves it. It never upsets his belly. He seems to like the flavor and enjoy it. He eats it up. It smells good and looks good. My vet says it's good.
Have two Chinese pugs. Not sure what food to feed them so we tried Purina Purina Dog Chow, was surprised that they love it. It's no fun when you try new food and they won't eat it.
We bought a bag of Proplan at Petsmart. It was left in a wicker basket with the top rolled up from May till we returned to Florida in October. The house was air conditioned through the summer. On return the home was completely overrun with moths and webs, under ceiling beams, the pantry, lamps, art on the walls, clothes in the closets, everywhere. The bag was one huge web of moths and larvae.
Purina was contacted and we were lulled into believing that the whole cleanup replacement of the beams, replacement of the cupboards would be covered. We spent $20,000 documented only to be told by Purina they would not cover a single dime. An attorney was contacted in Fort Myers Fl who was very reluctant to consider any suit without a huge downpayment. I really wish others have had problems for a personal or class action. I have all documenting evidence of the damage done to our home in photos. Will NEVER buy Purina again and encourage others to do the same.
I had an 11 years old Redbone Coonhound dog. She was full of energy, and behaved and looked like a puppy. She had a shiny fur and a robust body, and rarely ever got sick. Smart & Final run out of her food, and promised to have it the next day. Ten days later, they still didn't have it, and I run out of dog food. So I bought Purina Dog Chow. She started feeling bad the same day. It started with nonstop drinking, and watery diarrhea. The next day she became lethargic, she had labored breathing and refused to get out of bed. I added some salt to her water, to compensate for loss of electrolytes, due to the diarrhea. Her breathing became normal almost immediately, and she started getting on her weak legs. Her stool seemed to get gradually better, and she went back to eating. A few hours later, she had her 1st very violent and long seizure. It knocked her down for an hour.
Two days later, she had a seizure every 4-5 hours. By now, she looked like a wreck. Her mouth had constant strings of saliva, and her eyes full of puss. When she refused to eat chicken livers, the food she liked the most, I gave up all hopes. Two days ago, she refused both water and food. I couldn't see her suffering and euthanized her yesterday morning. We are heartbroken and depressed. How could this have happened in just about 6 days? I became suspicious about the food only yesterday night. As I couldn't sleep of the horrible and endless thoughts, that I poisoned my beloved dog with this food, and then euthanized her for being too sick. I have the sack of food here, of which she maybe ate just 1%.
The majority of the reviews I read today about Purina food, confirmed my suspicions. I am completely devastated. She was my only family. I am having nonstop migraines since the 1st moment I started suspecting that the food was essentially a poison. I know that the case against Purina was dismissed at the court, but it was a huge mistake. We have to get together and sue them again. Please contact me if you are interested.
Horrified when I found out my parents had switched my dogs to Purina while I was away. One of my dogs has epilepsy and once she was moved to this food, starting having seizures on the regular, despite their frequency being on a downward slope for many years. Poured out what was left in the bin and immediately replaced with Zignature. Her seizures have been happening less frequently for the past few months, but I'm still worried... Purina is one of the lowest quality dog foods on the market. If you love your pet, do your research and find a better food. (Iams/Pedigree/Beneful are no better.)
I think it's pitiful everyone uses this site to bash Purina and says things like "if I find out Purina made my dog sick, I'm going to sue!" IQ tests should be given before they let people go public. My dog loves Purina Dog Chow, has done very well on it, with no problems, and if he did have a problem I'd take him to a vet to determine whats wrong before I blame the dog food company.
Purina Dog Chow- Why are they still selling this product?? After buying a bag of this stuff and feeding one cup to my dog, he’s become so sick. Vomiting and diarrhea, very lethargic, no pep, and lost all interest in even moving around. This stuff hasn’t made my dog so ill. I hope to God my dog gets better. Purina stop selling this stuff it’s making our dogs sick.
Have been using Purina Dog Chow for over 40 years and it has served 5 labs very well and kept them all healthy. Can't say enough about the high quality of Purina products.
Grew up with grandparents who breed German Shepherds for a living. They always used Purina Dog Chow. I have two XL Cane Corso's who love this dog food. It is affordable and keeps them healthy.
I have been feeding Purina Dog Chow for over 30 years. Most of my dog have been healthy and lived to their teens. There have been times when I ran out and bought other brands that they didn't like.
Purina Dog Chow is a food brand that is design for dogs. Its value is sailing at a very low price in most stores and the ingredients are still the same.
We have been using Purina Natural Puppy Chow for almost a year. Our Golden Doodle has done fine with it, but in October we added a German Shepherd Mix to our family, he did not do so well with it. He has had diarrhea since the first day we got him. We got him tested and he did have parasites but even after they were rid of he still had slimy, bloody stool. Our vet suggested giving him a bland food to help settle his stomach. That has worked to some extent but it wasnt until I came onto this site and read some of the reviews of the dog Chow that I thought it could be the initial food we had been giving him. This week I started him on IAMS dog food and TWO DAYS later his stool is finally healthy and how it should be. My only regret is not thinking that it could be his dog food sooner, then he would have been in less pain and I would have a lot less money spent on vet bills.
My dog started to have an allergic reaction to something. Trying to figure out exactly what has taken awhile. We took him to the vet and have had him on a large dose of **, and he started feeling better. And then I watched him eat Beneful dog food and a few hours later he started to act strange again (chewing holes through his feet, acting very strange in general). He's a small dog and normally doesn't eat much dry food, however I do keep it out for him. Thank God he prefers wet food, because after reading the reviews about this food I am horrified!
I'm just want people to know about Bella Purina dog food. The first bag I bought my dogs loved it. Not until the very end of the dry dog food did I see the black bugs. I thought maybe it was something that got in my dog's food. So I bought another bag. This time there was more bugs. I'm not buying this product again! I have seven dogs and I love them too much to see them sick. Please take off the market. I bought the bags at Walmart.
I have a 9 week old Alaskan Malamute. When we first got him his appetite was robust and he was current on all of his shots plus dewormer (they gave me his records). I-- thinking I was being frugal--- put him on Purina Puppy Chow, and ever since the first day of eating it he's had watery stools and has been extremely thirsty. I'm a skeptic by nature so I read everything I could find on the possible causes for his suffering. I decided to throw the Purina away and put him on a bland diet of boiled chicken and cooked brown organic rice with a little mineral salt. Within 24 hours his energy has returned to normal and more importantly, he is now passing normal looking stools. I plan to put him on a high quality food from now on. This is a beautiful dog, and shame on Purina for all the hardships they have caused for so many.
I have 3 dogs and one recently just passed this fall, and he was a full grown pitbull and I have another full grown pitbull who also was sick with the same symptoms, vomiting mucus diarrhea weak fever, not want to drink or eat. Now I have my 3 dog who's a small Yorkie and he's showing the same signs and symptoms. Hopefully he will pull through like my other dog and not pass away like my one did this past fall.
Purina Dog Chow expert review by 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.
Purina Dog Chow Company Information
- Company Name:
- Purina Dog Chow
- Year Founded:
- United States
- (800) 778-7462