Rachael Ray Nutrish
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Bought new bag of Rachel Ray Nutrish Chicken & Veggies dry dog food and the entire 50 lb bag is filled with mold. The bag was purchased from BJ’s and intact-no holes, etc. I called the company and they said they will send a refund. I learned that Smuckers just sold this division of the company to Post. I’ll never buy this food again.
I can’t tell you the horror I experienced when I noticed some type of burn on my dog’s face after feeding him Rachael Ray dog food for months. It kept getting worse and worse, tried all kinds of meds, ointments (that he absolutely hated) and vet visits. Nothing worked until I changed his food. Only thinking that a more holistic approach could work. Little did I know, her food was the problem. I realized this after he would flare up again anytime he was put back on the food! Once I connected the dots, I read other reviews and was mortified. I couldn’t believe it. Oh, and these photos are just to show ONE of many issues my poor pup had. He actually ripped out a ton of his whiskers (possibly forever)! This was over a year ago now and they’re still gone.
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I have been using Rachael Ray Nutrish for a few years and never had issues with the product until recently. I bought a refill bag and noticed that after a day eating the new bag of food my dog has uncontrollable diarrhea. She had bloody, watery stools multiple times throughout the night and the following day. I put her on medicated dog food and got a fluid injection per the vet's instruction and stools went back to normal. The vet recommended to try a little bit of the Rachael Ray dog food once the stools returned to normal to see if that was the culprit for sure. Once she was back to normal, I gave her a handful of the Rachael Ray food and sure enough, she had a watery stool. I had to throw out a large bag of dog food and made a point of buying higher-quality food from a different manufacturer. Waste of my time and money on the food and vet bills. I recommend staying away from this food as it seems to be hit or miss.
Unfortunately, I had to give one star in order to post this review. If I could have given negative stars, I would have. After switching my completely healthy 3 yr old GSD to this food, she began having seizures. We had to rush her to the emergency vet. They had to give her multiple doses of multiple meds to stop the seizures activity. All test for congenital epileptic disorders were negative. The tox screen is still pending, but the vet said she's 99% certain she had been poisoned. It only took one Google search to find out that this brand of dog food is linked to multiple class action lawsuits. This variety in particular was involved in a class action lawsuit because this food contains the weed killer glyphosate.
I also found information on the "Just 6" variety. It is involved in a lawsuit that states it contains actual dog DNA. Interesting enough Rachael Ray sold this company to the Smuckers company a few years ago. The Smuckers company had multiple dog foods recalled in 2019. Of those recalled, there were some that contained **, which is a euthanizing agent used in animal euthanasia. It has now been 36 hours since she last ate this food & although she is better, she still has residual weakness in her legs & is unsteady when walking. We can only pray that she makes a full recovery. I would hate for anyone else to have to go through this. Please do not feed your dog or cat any of Rachael Ray's varieties of pet food!!!
I purchased Rachael Ray Nutrish Little Bites Small Breed Natural Dry Dog Food and Rachael Ray Nutrish Real Chicken & Veggies Recipe Dry Dog Food for my two dogs two weeks ago. I mixed the new food with their old food for a few days as you are supposed to do, and within about 10 days of starting the Rachael Ray Nutrish my smaller dog, 10 pounds, started having accidents in the house which is not typical. When cleaning up one of the accidents, my husband noticed that there was quite a lot of blood in the urine.
Our veterinarian said that Rachael Ray Nutrish causes crystals to form in some dogs' urine and to stop giving it to our dog immediately. An antibiotic was prescribed along with the recommendation to feed wet food for the 10 day course of the antibiotics. Now, it is 4 days after the incident with our smaller dog, and my husband had to take our other dog to the vet, because he was having accidents over the weekend and wanting to go outside about every 5 minutes. Our veterinarian prescribed an antibiotic for him and said to stop the Rachael Ray Nutrish immediately.
I read reviews about Rachael Ray dog food before starting my two babies on it, and I didn't see anything that caught my attention that it was causing health problems. Now, however, when I search Rachael Ray Nutrish urinary tract infections, there are lots of articles. I feel that we are one of the lucky ones though, because there have been other cats and dogs that were not able to recover from the infection and either passed away or have life-long complications. I have contacted Walmart already and am in the process of contacting Rachael Ray's dog food company, too.
Last weekend my dog got into this food at a friend's house and got SEVERELY ILL within 12 hours. He is otherwise perfectly healthy and vibrant and was SO sick we had to go to the ER TWICE. He was vomiting, wouldn’t eat or drink, beyond lethargic, super weak, acting strange, pacing, etc. He ended up with hemorrhagic gastroenteritis so with that also came tissue sloughing (his insides so inflamed, they literally start “shedding”) where inside tissue is just coming out of his bum and blood with diarrhea. He had to get IV fluids TWICE, multiple meds (injections there and a course of meds this week to continue) and it was the most distressing experience for both of us.
I literally thought I was going to lose him. Cost almost $2,000 on top of that. He is finally recovering now, a little better each day. I was blown away when I saw all these other reviews with similar severe illness after eating this food, so I had to add my story as a warning to others. Stay far away from Rachael Ray products, your pet's life depends on it. It is disgusting and unbelievable any of her stuff is still on the market.
Started this food in the beginning of December and my very healthy five-year-old cat and also very healthy twin cats that are 4 months old are all lethargic, peeing blood and the vet has no explanation what's going on. After a very costly vet bill and antibiotics for the past 2 weeks, they are not getting any better. Did some research today and it said " have you changed your cat's food recently?" The only thing that has changed in this entire household has been this food. Looked it online reviews and it seems like everybody else is having the same issues. Returning the few extra bags that I have just bought and going back to my regular cat food that I feed the outside Barn cats. Zero of them are having issues.
Before purchasing the Rachael Ray Nutrish - Beef, Pea, and Rice dry dog food, my blue nosed pit's gorgeous coat changed, and she changed. She was lethargic, vomiting, lacking energy, just not her normal playful self. I took her to the vet and immediately she asked me if I had switched Powder's food. When I told her yes, to Rachael Ray she told me she had lost count of how many owners had brought their dogs in after eating her dog food, with severe allergic reactions. After 4 different medications and a $700 bill, and now several months later, my dog is still struggling to get her original coat back. Furious isn't the word. My advice, stay away from anything with her name on it pertaining to pets/animals.
My cat loves this food and I feel it's an affordable brand that is a step above Meow Mix and Friskies. Now if I switch my cat back to meow mix to save a dollar or two she turns her nose up. I feel better giving my cat a slightly higher quality of food while still remaining on a tight budget
I love the different types of variety, not only in Flavors but products for different dog sizes. We started our once little guy on the Nutrish Puppy and he loved it. Now he's a huge fan of the variety for big dogs. He especially likes all the different shapes in the food. I would recommend this food to anyone trying to decide on what their fur baby should eat.
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