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      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: June 29, 2012

      About a month ago, both of our dogs, a Chesapeake Bay Retriever and a Lab mix, were up in the middle of the night vomiting and with diarrhea. We had bought the mini chunks Iams food and thought that it was the switch from large breed to that, so we went and bought the large breed bag. Their symptoms did not subside. Then, I figured I might look on the web to see if anyone has had issues with Iams food. Sure enough, I found some complaints about other pet owners experiencing the same problem. I called Iams, as we had already purchased two 40 lb. bags at this time and they said it was the first they had heard of it. Lies!

      They were very kind to send us vouchers for both of the bags of food after we sent in the UPC codes. In the meantime, after feeding both dogs hamburger and rice until their symptoms went away, we switched them to Beneful. I have always had good experiences with this with my Lab. They were fine. We received the two vouchers in the mail, so I decided to use one this past Sunday. Not even 24 hours after the Chesapeake Bay Retriever ate the food, she had diarrhea again! I just called Iams back. I am sending in the second voucher that we did not use and asked for a full refund for the two 40 lb. bags of food that we had purchased from the company. I will never buy this dog food again. Although their customer service team is great, their food is not.

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      Iams Dog Food response

      Hi Andrea,

      I'm sorry to hear our Iams dog food didn't work for your Chesapeake Bay Retriever nor your Lab mix. Please call again if you would like to try Iams again and we'll find a product for your two dogs that is ideal.

      Sincerely,

      Sandy

      Iams Pet Care

      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 2 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: June 28, 2012

      My puppy has been sick the last four days after eating Iams puppy food. I bought this bag about a week ago. A family member recommended the food as a good source of nutrition. I will be taking my pup to the vet after reading the posts about Iams dog food.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 2 stars
      Original review: June 27, 2012

      This month, I went to the store to buy some dog foods specifically for toy dogs. I haven't bought Iams before so I decided to try it out. Soon after feeding it to my Chihuahua, he had symptoms of extreme diarrhea and vomiting for 4 days. To make things worse, my standard poodle decided to steal some of his food and he got really sick as well, which was a very unpleasant experience. The dog food needs to be recalled.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: June 24, 2012

      Five days ago, we opened a bag of Iams (small dogs/toy), the same that we get all the time. One of my dogs became ill immediately and the other didn't so we didn't think it was the food. We mixed the Iams with the rice to settle his stomach. Two days ago, my smallest became ill too with the same symptoms which are vomiting, diarrhea (with blood), and lethargy. I thought about the food again and came to this website to look for a phone number to call customer service tomorrow and to check for any recalls. I have since thrown all, but a little, out (just in case it's needed for testing). Oreo is improving and Bella Mia is very sick. We have been bringing water to her every half hour and she is drinking it. I'm very angry after reading these posts and finding out this food hasn't been recalled at all. Iams is going to pay my vet bill if I have to take her to the vet. We are praying they will both be okay.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      3 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: June 24, 2012

      My 16-week old puppy started a second bag of Iams Puppy and within a day began having diarrhea. On the third day, she had an attack of diarrhea and vomiting that lasted for four hours, and then she laid in her crate for 8 hours (probably dehydrated and depleted). I nursed her back to health with rice and hamburger and attempted to return her to Kibble on the third day. She actually cried when we tried to hand feed her the Iams Puppy. I went to the pet store and purchased Nutro puppy, which she immediately devoured. She has now returned to normal eating and I have disposed of the Iams Puppy. I wish I would have read this page earlier.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      2 people found this review helpful
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      Rated with 1 star
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: June 20, 2012

      2 Dogs sick for 48 hours June 16, 2012. Iams Adult Chicken Mini Chunks. We have been using Iams for the past 6 months. We purchased a new bag of food just about a week ago and after our 2 dogs finished eating, they both became very sick. They had diarrhea with blood for at least 48 hours. My wife suspected the food, so we just fed the dogs rice until their stomachs calmed down and purchased a new brand of dog food. The 30lbs of Iams is going in the trash.

      No fun when you have 3 little kids to keep up with and you have to deal with 2 sick dogs on top of that. We have 2 young dogs, a Springer Spaniel and a small white dog mixed breed (Bichon Shih Tzu). They are doing fine now.

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      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 3 stars
      Original review: June 19, 2012

      I purchased a small bag of Iams on the way home from vacation. My dog had been on Iams for 13 years. He was sick within 2 hours of eating the new bag and eventually got worse. An eventual vet visit suggested the dog food to be the culprit, be it stored improperly before purchase at the small store, a bad batch. The thought being was that one particular bag was the cause. I had KC on boiled rice and venison, and boiled rice and ground beef. He recovered after 6-8 days. I've read some of the stories here online and called the Iams customer service listed in a complaint posted here. Though it was tough to get through, I eventually did talk to Sandy and she issued a credit right away.

      KC is doing better and I will give the Iams another try to see how he does with it. He has always enjoyed it in the past and has a great coat and energy for a 13-year old wirehair. I feel that Iams treated me as well as can be expected. I needed to have KC in for his heartworm.

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      3 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: June 15, 2012

      On Sunday, June 10, 2012, my 11-year-old black lab woke us up at 5 o'clock in the morning vomiting, diarrhea and would not eat. Her condition deteriorated throughout the day. She couldn't even keep down water. We became very worried about her because she was very lethargic and weak. We were afraid to wait until the morning to take her to the vet. So, we drove an hour to the nearest animal hospital. The vet on call was concerned because of her age. They gave her IV fluids and they did blood work to ensure her liver was functioning. Her blood work came back in the normal ranges. They kept her overnight and that was the last I thought I was going to see her. In the morning, she was still vomiting and refusing food.

      The vet at that point suggested they do an ultrasound to ensure she did not have tumor or blockage in her digestive system. We did and that revealed no major issues. She did however have an inflamed intestine. It was only late in the day when she finally started to eat and we were able to take her home. It is only today that she seems back to normal. We have been Iams weight control users for many years. We just opened a new 40lb bag of food that Friday. Based on this experience and the results, we concluded that there had to be something wrong with the food.

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      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: June 5, 2012

      I had just opened a new bag of Iams Mini Chunks and my 10 year old Toy Fox Terrier had eaten it twice before she stopped eating and became very lethargic. She refused to eat anything and started having diarrhea, although she continued to drink water. We took her to the vet and they did a blood test. We brought her home for 1 night and waited for the results of the blood test. That night she started vomiting each time that she took in some water.

      The next morning, the blood test showed all her liver values were through the roof. They immediately put her on IV with meds to support the liver and pain meds. During the night, she needed a plasma transfusion because we were told that she was bleeding internally. This went on for 4 days until I could not stand to see her in pain anymore. So $7,500 later and 4 days of misery we decided to put her down. We also during this time had an ultrasound done and it showed that the liver was not cancerous but the liver, gall bladder and pancreas were all tremendously inflamed. The only thing that changed in her routine was that we opened a new bag of food.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: May 30, 2012

      I have three beagles (10, 7, and 2 yo). My wife decided to switch the two older beagles from Iams Weight Control Bits to the Senior Bits. After the first feeding, my female became violently ill. She exhibited, within hours of eating, bloody stools, diarrhea, vomiting, and lethargy. My older male has a tougher constitution. Although he had been acting subdued after his first feeding, we attributed it to his concern for our other dog. He had a second meal before he began vomiting and running diarrhea 18 hours later. When he vomited up the food, we realized it was the Iams Senior Bits that had made them both of them sick. My youngest (male) which did not eat the Senior Bits remained healthy. I have had both dogs on chicken and rice now for two days and they both appear to be getting better. We purchased the 20 lbs bag of Senior Bits from a Super Target store in El Paso, TX on 26 May '12. I will be taking the food and my dogs to our vet to confirm our suspicions.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: May 29, 2012

      I have been feeding my dogs Iams Lamb and Rice the past few years. Starting a week or so ago, they were all acting reluctant to eat the food (they happily eat other food offered), but they eventually ate the Iams. Most of my completely healthy dogs (ages 1 through 18) are now sick with diarrhea, vomiting, etc. Did the formula change? Is there a recall? What is going on with this food? I am very concerned, especially after seeing the recent similar post from another Massachusetts resident. I will be returning the extra bags I bought. I’m not sure what else to buy and I’m praying my dogs recover. Iams needs to let consumers know ASAP if there is a suspected problem.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: May 28, 2012

      I, too, have been feeding my feline family members Iams cat food for years. One of them is a big eater and has never refused to eat anything. I purchased a new bag of weight and hairball Iams dry food and they both began to eat very sparingly. They walk up to the dish, sniff and walk away. One cat threw up 4 times. After a few days of watching them both not wanting to eat (they have no problem eating Fancy Feast in a can), I started looking online for information. I can't tell you how pissed off I am to read all of these posts. I feel terrible that a "trusted" brand has been making my pets sick! Iams is no longer a trusted name. Please don't feed this crap to your pets.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Original review: May 28, 2012

      We have been very satisfied Iams customers for over 15 years. We never had any problems. Two weeks ago, I bought a new bag of food, smaller than usual as I noticed a price increase, but the same green bag I always buy. Right away, my 5 year old Golden Retriever began vomiting and refusing to eat the food. I took her off it for a couple days and the condition cleared. I reintroduced the food and she happily ate, but within 24 hours, the condition returned but this time, with blood in her vomit and in her stool. She has been on hamburger and rice for 5 days now, hoping to improve. I thought we might have gotten a bad bag of food, but now that I saw the other reviews, it sounds like it wasn't just one bad bag. Guess I have to find a new dog food.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: May 24, 2012

      I sit at the phone waiting for my vet to call about Eloise's condition. My two mini Schnauzers had become sick after eating from a new bag of Iams ProActive Lamb and Rice bought two days prior. They began vomiting and having diarrhea (with blood) on Monday evening. By Tuesday, they were both suffering. That evening, we took them to the emergency vet. We could not control the projectile of the bloody diarrhea. Our youngest dog was treated with fluids and RX for diarrhea and came home. She is improving on a diet of rice and chicken and still has to be led to the water bowl. She is still somewhat sedentary - not normal for her. Eloise is 13 and not as strong to fit this terrible reaction. She is on IV fluids, pain medication and now has started to suffer from seizures. We took our bag of Iams back to Target and got a refund. But as of today, we are out $1700 and perhaps the loss of our beloved Eloise. We are heart-broken and hope something can be done so other loved pets do not suffer.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: May 21, 2012

      I followed all the rules. I bought four 44-pound bags of Iams ProActive MiniChunks, saved the receipts, proofs of purchase, and mailed them all in so that I could get one free bag. The coupon I received is for one free bag up to 40 pounds. I spent nearly $160 on the four bags and now I can only get a smaller bag? That hardly seems fair. I should have received a coupon for one 44-pound bag and hope to receive that from you as soon as possible.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      2 people found this review helpful
      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: May 17, 2012

      I decided to try Senior Plus for my Cairn Terrier and Westie. After eating it for approximately 10 days, they both developed vomiting, runny stool and dehydration. The Cairn Terrier required hospitalization twice. I have now spent $800 to get them on the road to recovery. I am hoping for the best.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,
      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: May 11, 2012

      We switched our 13-year-old dog from IAMS Mature Adult to IAMS Senior Plus and after 2-3 weeks, she has developed diarrhea and vomiting. We are now giving her rice and cooked beef in an attempt to stabilize her. From the similar complaints I have read, it appears that IAMS and P&G have some quality/product issues. UPC code: 190146058; 6.1 lbs.; 02J UN 14.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: April 29, 2012

      We recently switched to Iams food from a different brand. We have been using this food for the past few months and our dog enjoyed it. I opened a new 33# bag on Thursday. This was the first new bag since they switched from the 40# bag. Since then, our dog has had diarrhea and horrible gas. We are not pleased with whatever change has taken place with this company. We will be switching foods again. There is obviously some problem with the food by all the comments that have been posted.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267. Thank you.

      Sincerely,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Verified Reviewer
      Original review: April 23, 2012

      I have been a loyal Iams dog food customer for many years. I usually purchase the large 40 lb dog food bag and have paid $32 at PetSmart and other establishments. Now, only a 33 pound bag is available for more money ($34). What gives? They say their costs are higher, really. All of a sudden their costs are 17.5% higher? They commented that the price that we buy the product at is the control of the store. They say not. Do they think that the consumer is that oblivious that they won't notice? Like the consumer thinks that they are buying the same amount because it is in the large bag for around the same price and they don't look at how many pounds are in the large bag? Well, there may be a few of those but I would think that their consumer would be sharper than that.

      Maybe we should start a new movement to not buy Iams products anymore. Sending me a $3 coupon doesn't make me any happier! My costs of living are higher too, so much so that I don't feel like giving them my money and will go buy a cheaper (in price) product.

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      Rated with 3 stars
      Original review: April 20, 2012

      I left a review on 03-27-12. I had my dog food tested for salmonella as I stated in my other review. The results came back negative. I used a laboratory I have used in the past for other issues and trust them. This lab was my choice and not a choice of Iams. I can safely say that the dog food that I tested that made my dog sick was from another source, not Iams. Iams did send me several free coupons for 20 lb bags of dog food. I am giving them to our local humane society.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: April 12, 2012

      We have a 12 year old Lab that is very much a big part of our family. She goes everywhere with us from a ride to the store to wherever we go on vacation. I'm not the type of person to complain just to complain. In fact, this is my first letter of complaint ever.

      Our dog has had Iams dog food since she was a pup, even when times are tough she still had her food. Recently, we had purchased 2 bags and 12 cans of Iams Dog food for her in preparation for a short lay off from work. We feed her every day at about the same time, many days she would be waiting for us to get her food. One morning, I fed her and left for a few hours and came home to find our girl had vomited in a few spots and found her to be kind of mopey, unlike her personality. We thought maybe she just ate to fast at first. The same night, we fed her again and she vomited and had very soft stools. The next few days, feeding went about the same. The following day she wouldn't even touch her food. She sniffed it and walked away.

      The next 4 days, this went on that she stuck her nose up to her food but would eat some of our leftovers. We thought this was a very strange behavior for her as she always looked forward to her own food. I found this website and read some people’s complaints and found it amazing and saddening that we weren't alone. We have quit feeding her Iams as of this week and are now out the money for the Iams food and the new food we are introducing her to. FYI, this isn't about the money, but about our dog getting sick on a product that is getting more expensive while the quality goes down.

      To get her to eat a new food we didn't use any Iams to transition her but have been making her burger rice and carrots on the stove, letting it all cool then mixing in the new dog food that was recommended to us at the feed store. We are still weaning her from the extras in her food. I'm not going to try to rush her as she is too old to be rushed. She seems to like her new food.

      We are very disappointed in the fact that we had to switch brands of dog food at this point of her life as she always loved Iams products. I doubt that we will ever be Iams customers ever again. We wanted to also thank everyone that has written a complaint here as your info has been very helpful to us and in the recovery to our family member.

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      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,

      Sandy

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Original review: April 11, 2012

      I was buying Iams large dog food for 7+ years for 3 dogs, #40 bags. When I found out last month at PetSmart that the #33 dog food was $33.00 and the sticker on the area under the bag said $33.00 for #40s, I asked the cashier about it. she said that there is no #40 bag anymore and that the #33 price was right. Iams has removed #7s of dog food and charged $33 for #33s of dog food. I was paying $32 for #40s. It has changed my idea for Iams dog food. I have left Iams and went to another brand, which I get #44 for $26. The ingredients were the same give or take 1%. Sorry to say, you have lost a customer. Thanks but no thanks.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

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      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: April 11, 2012

      I have 3 dogs that have eaten Iams since they were babies. A week ago, I went and bought a new 20 lb bag of food, came home and fed my dogs. Overnight, all 3 of my dogs had severe diarrhea, fowl smelling and messes everywhere. I starting dosing them with Pepto and put them on a liquid diet to try and settle their digestive system down. 7 days later, one of my dogs seemed to be better and was really hungry since they all had quit eating for a few days. So, I let her have some more of the Iams, within hours she was running in and out with diarrhea again! It has to be the dog food! First, I thought it was a virus of some sort but in no way would 3 dogs do the same thing and at the same time! I have started them on a rice, meat, yogurt, pumpkin diet and they are slowly starting to eat, except the one that got hit with a second round, she is starting her recovery all over again.

      This really makes me mad because when I called the company, they told me that they had no other complaints. Then a friend of mine found this site and sent it to me via Facebook. I will never buy this product again. And I will say, I have bought Iams for over 8 years but by reading this website, things are going bad with Iams and I cannot let my dogs suffer like they did again or possibly be killed by dog food!

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      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: April 10, 2012

      In the last 2 bags of dog food that I bought from Target, Iams had a dead black little mouse in them. The most recent was last night. This has been happening over the last month. I've bought Iams for 8 years and have never experienced this before.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,

      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: April 4, 2012

      Our old English bulldog puppy has eaten Iams Proactive Health Large Breed puppy dry food its entire life. She is now 8 months old and has never had a problem with it until now. We just purchased the new looking 33.5 lb bag about a week ago and she has been sick ever since. Her eyes look bad. She had diarrhea and vomiting. Our other dog is fine but eats Nutro. They never share food either. I have no doubt that the Iams food is making her sick.

      We took her off of it and are now giving her chicken and rice to calm her stomach. Hopefully, she starts to feel better. Thank goodness, nothing more extreme happened. It all makes me angry though. Oh and since it’s not on the recall list (like it should be). I guess we are just out the $40 and any other expenses we occur because of this. I find it a big coincidence that the previous 40lb bags of that particular food were recalled. Then suddenly, they come out with a new look for the bag that has less food in it and now this "new" formula is making many dogs sick. Hmm, makes you wonder.

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      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,

      Sandy

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Original review: April 3, 2012

      I have a 5-year old Staffordshire bull terrier. Last month, he developed an eczema type rash on the underside of his body. I bathed him and applied hydrocortisone cream to the affected area, but the rash persisted. I have been feeding him Iams for the last month, but ran out last week. So I ended up buying some cheap dry food. After two days, his rash has cleared up! I originally bought your very expensive Iams food as I thought it was good for him. But since I have learnt that something in it causes an allergic skin reaction, I am better off sticking to the cheapest stuff.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,
      Sandy

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      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: March 29, 2012

      I found this site the other day as I researched dog food recalls trying to figure out what was wrong with my dog. I didn't dream I would be adding my story to it. I have a 2 1/2 yr old pitbull and a 10+ yr old lab that was astray until last Oct. I usually buy Purina One but a couple weeks ago, I got Iams mini chunks because I fed my Pit Iams when she was a pup and had switched to save a couple bucks. I thought I'd get a bag of "the good stuff".

      So Monday night, March 26, my pitbull threw up stomach acid and then a minute later did it again but it looked as though it had fresh blood in it. I freaked out and called the vet. He said to give her Tums or Maalox and bring her in Tuesday if it didn't help. She ate grass like crazy and a little canned dog food, but then threw it up a couple hours later and had thrown up a couple other times Tuesday morning. She was moping around and I knew she felt bad. Usually she's bouncing off the walls! Now that I look back, the lab started eating grass too about the time I got the Iams and went from eating two bowls of food a day to not even one. Both have lost weight. (When I found this site I went and bought the Purina One and threw the Iams bag away.)

      Anyway, I took her to the vet Tuesday afternoon. He said she looked great but to watch for worms. She had no parasites and gave her a shot for nausea and some special food. She had no appetite by Wednesday and I had read some other posts where people gave their pets chicken and rice so I cooked some. Late Wednesday, she finally ate a little rice and got a drink of water. She seems to be improving now, (its Thursday afternoon) and both dogs are eating well again.

      After reading these posts and finding a petition from PETA trying to shut down the evil and horrifying research labs Iams has, it will be a cold day in hell before I ever buy a P and G product again and I'll be sure to tell everyone I know. I'm thankful that I got them off that mess before they died like some of the other did. How do people that cause God's creatures excruciating pain and suffering and act so indifferent about it live with themselves? I would blow my brains out to get some relief from my own company. I pray that all these issues are resolved and that there is some kind of justice in the end.

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      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,

      Sandy

      Iams Pet Care

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Original review: March 27, 2012

      I have been reading some of the complaints listed above. Here is my situation: I have a 12-year old Lab and a two year old Cocker. Both have been eating Iams all of their lives. About a week ago, the cocker was having diarrhea and really smelly gas. I put her on boiled hamburger and rice for four days and it cleared up. I thought maybe she got into something. Now the lab has diarrhea and vomiting and yes, smelly gas. She is now on rice and burger. I see Iams has had issues with their dog food in the past containing salmonella. I'm not sure if that's the issue or not but I am putting my dogs on Science Diet. I will also be sending the dog food off to a lab to be tested. I will post the results when I get them back.

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Thank you,
      Sandy

      Iams Pet Care

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      Rated with 1 star
      Original review: March 24, 2012

      Our dog almost died from Iams proactive Health dog food! I'm a vet tech at a local hospital and my dogs have been healthy until consuming this product! After we slowly transitioned them over to the Iams proactive health, all three of my dogs had diarrhea and started vomiting! Our dog Buddy had it the worst! He stopped eating and I noticed how serious it was when he had developed jaundice. He almost died but as of right now, he is in the hospital on fluids and antibiotics. Come to find out that just in the past month, several dogs have had the same complications and even die after being on this food. Were praying he will pull through, but there's no guarantee he will make it. Now even if he does survive, he will always have to be on a special L/D Science Diet. Plus, he will probably have to take medications for the rest of his life because of the liver damage it has caused! I am going to get to the bottom of this and I will never buy this product again, nor recommend Iams to anyone!

      Iams Dog Food response

      I work for Iams, and we are happy to talk with you about your concern. Please feel free to call us Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 6 PM EST at 800-525-4267.

      Regards,
      Sandy

      Iams Pet Care Specialist

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      Rated with 2 stars
      Original review: March 22, 2012

      My cat is sick because of the food. I have been using Iams Pet Foods since 2006. My friend introduced me to the food when I started to take care of my cats. There was no problem that time but in 2011, I've bought the same Iams when my cat started to get sick. I brought my cat to the vet, and they said maybe it’s a cat’s sickness. They gave me some medicine, but my cat stayed the same. They would always have diarrhea. After that, I changed pet foods. My cat enjoys eating it, and is no longer sick. After that, I knew the sickness was caused by Iams.

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