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I just started giving my dog Iams chicken (green bag) a few months ago. I noticed she was getting constipation/diarrhea. I thought she just had a sensitive stomach. It kept getting worse where I had to be standing outside with my dog for hours for her to have diarrhea and vomit. She lost lots of weight and being lethargic within a week and wouldn't drink any water. I started feeding her chicken and rice for about 5 days and she is already looking fuller and normal. So, Thanks for making my dog so sick. It was hard seeing her go through that... Also wtf are you putting in this food.
So this is my experience. I have two dogs one young Great Dane and a 7 year old pitbull. They both have ended up with severe diarrhea. Uncontrollable diarrhea. Not just one day of it but a whole week of shampooing carpets and cleaning out kennels along with unstoppable trips outside to use the bathroom. It has been a nightmare. At first I thought maybe a stomach flu caught them but nope. I ended up making a huge batch of chicken and rice to feed them for 4 days which made them back to normal. But when I gradually started mixing the dog food back in guess what.... Diarrhea has struck once again. Confirming it is in fact this dog food causing it. I am extremely upset with the fact that this is happening and seeing everyone else's reviews showing we are not the only ones experiencing this. We buy the green bag of Iams.
After our dog randomly kept throwing up and had diarrhea in the house after years of being house trained, we decided to look up reviews on the food we just switched to a couple weeks ago, Iams adult mini chunks chicken. At first it looked like great reviews until I scrolled down. A LOT of people from this year were saying that their dogs had the same problems just randomly and some dogs even passed away. We will be fasting our dog tomorrow and switching her back to normal food. We have a fresh bag we haven’t opened yet. Normally I would sell it or give it to someone who needs it, but I WILL NOT let another fur baby eat this food.
We've been feeding Iams mini chunks since our dogs turned 1. Never had any issues. All 4 of my dogs got sick, seemingly suddenly. The 3rd one to show signs of illness died within 24 hours of symptoms. Low calcium, acidic, low temp (cold to touch), no urine in bladder and kidney failure. The other 3 are vomiting bile, lethargy, and loss of appetite. We were told at the Vets, that it presents like ethylene glycol poisoning. Couldn't prove, no urine for a sample to test for calcium oxalate. Has anyone else had any similar situations??? We are devastated here. I feel helpless and hopeless.
I want to know what is going on with Iams dog food. I normally buy Pedigree or Rachel Ray for my dog. This day the store was out of both so I bought Iams chicken mini chunks. He ate it the next day and was fine. The next day he had diarrhea. I thought maybe he ate something else that made him sick (in the yard). Next day more diarrhea and he hadn’t been in the yard alone. Worried that something is wrong with the dog food. Put it in the trash and got Rachel Ray. Next day back to normal. Something is up. Look at the other reviews here for Iams with the same issues.
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Our dog a Kasha a cockapoo, has been eating Iams chicken mini chunks for several years, we noticed a while back that Kasha started licking her paws all the time and drinking lots of water. Kasha would vomit after eating from time to time. We just thought she was eating to fast at times causing her to vomit. We noticed the color change of the dog food as well.
Over the last two weeks Kasha has been vomiting after eating and throughout the day. We took her to the vets and they did test and exam, gave Kasha a IV and a med to stop vomiting for 24 hours. We had to fast Kasha for 12 hours. Then we were told to feed her bland chicken and rice for first day and then if no vomiting start introducing her normal dog food gradually. So after Kasha being on bland diet she did not vomit again, seemed better. On the third day put only a few chunks of Iams dog food in her chicken and rice, after eating she started licking her paws, did not connect the licking to the dog food, so later that day increased Iams dog food to a 25% dog food and 75% chicken and rice. Kasha started drinking more water than normal and licking her paws. Next morning increased Iams mini chunks to a 50%/50% ratio. Right after Kasha eating within minutes 3 big piles of vomit!
The only change made since going to vets was the chicken and rice mix, which by itself Kasha was doing better, until reintroducing her Iams dog food. I suspected the Iams dog food then, but after coming here and reading comment after comment, I now know the Iams is what is making her so sick! This dog food should not be on the store shelves, so many horror stories of dogs being violently sick and dying! I am praying I stopped feeding Kasha this poison in time. As other posters have said the ADA needs to do something now before more dogs are sick and die! Our Kasha is not just a dog. She is our family, our four legged daughter, it breaks our hearts to see her sick! Kasha just turned 5 years old. Hopefully she will have a long life ahead of her.
My prayers and heart goes out to all whose dogs are sick or have died, this could have been avoided if Iams would be honest and take this poison they are selling as dog food off the shelves. We have spent so far $300.00 in vet bills, and Iams dog food big bag just bought is in the garbage, where it belongs! So if you are reading this please don't feed your dog Iams dog food. If you do you are putting your dogs health and life at risk!
We have bought Iams dry dog food for several years. With this last bag of dog food both our German Shepherd and Pomapoo now have diarrhea. We know it's the food because we discontinued it for a few days and their stools returned to normal but upon returning them to Iams they have diarrhea again. Obviously there is something different or wrong with the product and we need to discontinue its use. We aren't the only ones complaining I see.
Our 15 yr. old Doberman has bad diarrhea after eating this dog food. Hopefully feeding him chicken and rice stops it and I will never feed IAMS to him ever again!! Don't know really what is in it... but whatever it is... isn't good! PLEASE DON'T FEED YOUR DOG ANY IAMS DOG FOOD OR YOU MAY LOSE THEM TO PROFUSE DIARRHEA!!
Do not order this dog food, $1500 in vet bills. I have been ordering Iams puppy through Amazon for over a year. I received this order about 2 weeks ago and within a day my dog became ill. She continued to get worse, throwing up and becoming lethargic. I finally took her to the vet, she had 105-degree fever and was put on an IV. Since it was Saturday we were then sent to the emergency vet for an ultrasound but they found nothing. During the last week, she became stronger and by Friday she looked like she was doing well. I gave her Iams again and for the first time in a week, she felt well enough to eat it. Within a few hours, she vomited it all up and is not doing well again. This food looked different, a darker color than it usually is. I will never buy dog food through Amazon again.
I purchased Iams small breed dog food on May 25th 2019. By the second time I fed this dog food to my dachshund and my Corgi, my dachshund begin to show signs of distress. I was awakened by her vomiting and severe bloody diarrhea around 3:30 a.m. and by 9 a.m. that morning she was lying in her bed very lethargic. I carried her to the vet. She was dehydrated, severe diarrhea and vomiting. She spent the rest of that day and the next day getting IV fluids and medications. I was very lucky she did not die.
The next day my Corgi started showing the same signs as my dachshund. I started giving her medication prescribed by my vet. She has been very sick with the bloody diarrhea and vomiting. I write this post to warn other pet owners not to purchase Iams dog food. I don't know how this dog food is made but something is toxic to pets. I had to spend $587 in vet bills. I feel like the Iams company should reimburse me for that bill. Plus the purchase at the dog food.
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