Pedigree Pet Food products are easy to find and competitively priced. Many of the formulas feature corn as the first ingredient and include meat by-products. It’s not the best, but it’s probably not the worst either.
- Relatively inexpensive
- Easy to find
- Made in the U.S.
- Corn is sometimes first ingredient
- Contains meat byproducts
Pedigree dog food
Pedigree Pet Foods
Complete Nutrition, Roasted Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Flavor
$21.83 as of publishing date
This is a dry dog food formulated for small, medium and large breeds. The first ingredient is corn, but it’s relatively cheap. On the bright side, at least it doesn’t have high fructose corn syrup. Guaranteed 21% minimum crude protein.
Pedigree Pet Foods
Choice Cuts in Gravy, Steak & Vegetable Flavor
$9.77 as of publishing date
This is a wet food suitable for adult dogs. Pedigree describes the texture as “chunks in gravy.” After “sufficient water for processing,” the first ingredient is chicken. Guaranteed 8.5% minimum crude protein.
Pedigree Pet Foods
Chopped Ground Dinner Variety Pack
$10.26 as of publishing date
Wet food made with water, meat byproducts and rice. Marketed to people with dogs of all breeds, ages and sizes. Serve alone or mix with kibble. Guaranteed 8% minimum crude protein.
Pedigree Pet Foods
Complete Nutrition, Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor
Dry food made with small breeds in mind. First ingredients are ground whole-grain corn, chicken byproduct meal, corn gluten meal and animal fat. Supplemented with added antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Guaranteed 21% minimum crude protein.
Pedigree Pet Foods
Choice Cuts in Gravy Country Stew
$10.80 as of publishing date
Wet dog food features pieces of meat in gravy. First ingredients are water, chicken, meat by-products, wheat flour and wheat gluten. Serve alone or mix with dry food. Guaranteed 8% minimum crude protein
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My rescue came home from the pound eating the puppy chow so I purchased the pouches of wet to supplement her diet. I recently switched to the cans and she began having bloody mucus in her normally formed stools (seems to depend on what flavor she is having). Either way, tossing the cans. I may try the pouches again (which she LOVED) but is it possible they have 2 different recipes for the canned vs pouched food?
My fiancé and I were buying Pedigree dry dog food for both our dogs for over a year. Well purchasing their dog food ends tonight. I saw a Facebook post another person posted 3 years ago about some kind of sharp, hairy, fibrous particles in their dry dog food. Well I went to check our bag of dog food and lo and behold... 3 years later and they are still putting that same stuff in their food the other person mentioned. Saw the same stuff in many pieces of kibble in just one scoop of it.
Since we changed their food, our dogs have been hesitant to eat. And when they do eat they don’t eat as much as they come did. One of our dogs has become very lethargic and pukes up his food a lot. The other pukes sometimes too. No wonder they have been hesitant to eat.... it makes them sick and tired! Pedigree SHAME ON YOU!
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My girl who is healthy as can be went from jumping and playing to vomiting and seizures. I've been up all night with her, the whole case will be thrown out. I thank you for this website. I knew in my heart what the problem was but needed affirmation. I am so disappointed in Pedigree, Shame on them. Going back to making my own food for them. Praying that people leave this brand alone. We learned our lesson, but at a terrible price. Her energy level is almost not there, she shakes after a walk from the living room to the kitchen. Her seizures are I will do what I can at home to help her, also fever is up and down also. Thank you Consumer Affairs for the work you do.
I have been using this brand for almost 3 years and my dog started occasionally not eating the product and then starting have severe diarrhea sometimes bloody and uncontrollable leakage vomiting and lethargy to the point that I scheduled euthanasia because I could not afford another huge vet bill after a previous pet food experience cost me $2500.00.
Because of that I frequently check the pet food recall list and I had just checked and no this product isn’t on it. Then I searched “is pedigree making dogs sick “ and found this site! And I’m glad I did because that’s how I found out it was this brand of dog food. I cancelled euthanasia and immediately started her on chicken and rice and it’s helping. I’ve contacted pedigree and complained and also filled out a complaint with the FDA and I strongly urge anyone having problems with this or any product do the same. I will no longer ever trust or buy another can or product from any company because this is the second time I almost lost my dog due to sub par products.
Please if you love your animals don’t use canned Pedigree of any kind. In the past 3 to 4 months our dog has been sick with Bloody diarrhea with jelly in it, foam in urine and vomit with foam. I came across this site, did research and now realize it’s not because he is a senior dog. It’s because the dog food quality is questionable. With all these same issues throughout reviews pedigree needs to reevaluate their product. Quality control needs to look into this further. I too had noticed a jelly over the top of the dog food can as well as the smell not being appetizing if canned dog food can smell even a little bit not so bad. Thank you to all of you have made reviews here. Please don’t feed your dog this if you love them♥️.
Our Dog has been on this dog food for two years. He started puking and having diarrhea for the last week. He’s never done this before and been relatively very happy. We thought he had caught a bug or just had an upset stomach. That it would go away. NO! We even thought he pulled a muscle because he’s hyper and he didn’t want to move a few days ago. Today it was worse. I noticed blood and a jelly like substance in his stool. I came here for research and I read the exact same thing has happened to other people’s dogs here. I am in shock! He will no longer get a bite of this dog food and I’m going to put him on chicken and rice immediately. I purchased this product at Food Lion in Gate City Virginia and it is the beef flavored with the pink ring around the can.
I have had both of my dogs at the vet for off and on the last 2 months with bloody diarrhea and vomiting blood. They have been given medication and stool medication antibiotics for parasites. They've had all kinds of tests run. $1,500 later my vet has suggested that I get them off Pedigree dry dog food and canned dog food which I was using because it's causing them to be sick and vomit blood and have diarrhea continuously. I believe something has changed and those products. I have called the company and received no response but if you love your pet I would suggest you get them off pedigree because my dogs almost died having it. Since I've switch them to another dog food and put them on chicken and rice they're doing quite well.
I mixed some Pedigree wet can food in with their puppy chow. Before they ate they were energetic running around playing. 6 hours later 2 puppies dead and one is fighting for its life. Why would you sell something that you know is deadly?? We will never buy pedigree again. Nothing with that name on it. I think we will go back to Diamond for all life stages. It’s more expensive but at least it won’t kill my dogs!!
We had been using the Pedigree wet food pouches for a few years now to feed our dog. We noticed recently that there seems to be this excess of fat like, jelly substance spread throughout the food that was not so prevalent as before. We scraped off and removed as best as could before feeding to our dog. About a week and 1/2 ago our dog suddenly started acting very ill. Lethargic, vomiting, and diarrhea that turned bloody. Initially mimicked the symptoms of parasites (which he had gotten before) so we didn't suspect food. Our dog was so sick we thought we were about to lose him. Vet put him on antibiotic and diet of chicken and rice and he steadily got better. (Cost us $600!!!) After a week's dose of the medicine he was back to his old self; energetic, happy and with an appetite. The entire week we fed him chicken and rice and he was good as new.
This morning we decided to put him back on regular food, his dry food (which is actually Pedigree as well, so who knows it could have been the dry food as well). He ate well in the morning and was playful most of the day but once again began to act lethargic. His appetite went away again as well, as he didn't eat dinner. Then later in the night he had diarrhea. That's when we knew it was the food; all the old symptoms he had before were coming back, and the only thing difference was his diet; the Pedigree food. It could have just been the wet food, or both the dry and wet food, but either way this product basically poisoned our dog.
We will put him back on chicken and rice for a few more days to settle his stomach, and then dump all our Pedigree and start them with a different food. I am honestly shocked that with all these reviews Pedigree has not been recalled or disbanded permanently. PLEASE avoid this food if you care about the health and longevity of your pets life!!!
We have used Pedigree for 15 years. Now all 5 of our babies have bloody stool and 1 is very lethargic since eating the wet and dry food. In the wet food there is now this gel at the top and it didn't use to be there. Have they changed the recipe? All of our babies are now getting boiled chicken and rice to calm their little stomachs. Our 5 month old puppy seems to be recouping but the other 4......not so much. I have just bought a case of 24 cans. What a waste of money. I will ask our vet if it would just be safer to make their food myself. I'll never purchase this brand again.
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