Purina Pet Foods

Purina Pet Foods

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 29, 2022

Since the new 'improved' recipe I have had to take my cat off AGaiL, Soups and dried food. It was giving all 3 of my cats diarrhea and sickness. As soon as I stopped they improved. So annoying as they only like gravy and few other options especially with the meat texture.

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 17, 2022

I have been using Purina dog food for my golden retriever since she was a puppy and I really enjoyed how much she loved the food. Once she turned 1 year’s old, I began giving her the adult Purina Pro Plan. Two months ago, she stopped eating her dog food, upon smelling the food we believed it was bad due to the foul smell. We had bought the largest bag at our local pet store and thought maybe they had not gotten rid of the expired bags. One month ago, we had a medium size bag of food. Again, after a week from purchase my dog stopped eating the food. We also began to find maggots around our apartment, with no clue how we could have gotten these insects into our living space.

To our disappointment we eventually found that the maggots were in my dog’s food container and had spread to our kitchen and bedroom where we would feed our dog. We spent hours cleaning our apartment disgusted that she had maggots in her food that had gone unnoticed by us. Even more, we were disgusted that we now had a ton of maggots turning into moths in our apartment. We looked online and the Purina brand comes up with having maggots in food on several occasions. However, we thought this was the best food for our dog, so we kept buying it. We changed to a different local store thinking that would solve the problem. This past week my dog again stopped eating her food and this bag smells fine and is obviously different than the one that previously had maggots.

After multiple attempts to get her to eat it we caved and bought another bag of Purina food. This one was a different flavor and it was the smallest bag at the store. My husband opened it to find it infested with maggots and moths. He closed the bag and took it back to the store furious. Our local Pet Smart stated it is an issue with Purina's manufacturing and packaging. I am still finding maggots and new moths to this day in areas in my kitchen where I do not usually look or use, such as the top food cabinet that I need a chair to get to. We have spent more time trying to eliminate them after the original incident occurred more than 1 month ago. We have found moths in our food packages and this is inexcusable to me. I will never buy Purina food again. The lack of attention to detail and poor hygiene at their place of operation repulses me. No one should have to deal with this and it is a shame that we are still heaping the repercussions of buying your their food.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 3, 2022

I have been feeding my two indoor cats Fancy Feast food for over a year now. They like the gravy kind. Well, recently BOTH of my cats got sick because of the food. They started vomiting and had severe diarrhea. I took them to the vet because I thought perhaps they had a virus and $700 later, I realized it was just the Fancy Feast food. How do I know? Well, at first I gave them special food for their digestive track, but as soon as I gave them 1/2 a can of Fancy Feast again, they both started throwing up and had terrible diarrhea again. I thought maybe they were not over the bug. A week later when they were perfectly fine, I gave them Fancy Feast again and voila...they got sick all over again. I now have two boxes of this food and vet bills. They should recall their latest food because it is definitely contaminated.

6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 31, 2021

If I could rate them 0 stars, I would. I am absolutely disgusted with Purina. Purina is usually the brand of food I use to feed my dog, recently I made a purchase and found maggots inside of the dog food.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 13, 2021

I fed my adult cat Fancy Feast for 5 years, but recently her stools became so extremely smelly that a vet trip was necessary. $500 later, I got her home, but the medication didn't work and the problem continued. In desperation I switched her to another brand of food and she has been fine and symptom-free for two weeks. Clearly this issue was a result of a bad batch of Fancy Feast, bought in southern CA in early 2021. Since I can no longer trust Fancy Feast, I'm in search of a better brand.

5 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: March 10, 2021

Purina Friskies needs to stop screwing customers out of pate' by adding 'gravy' for weight to lessen the amount of food! This has been going on since last year! Ripping us off. Times are hard enough these days! And Purina is making it worse by cheating us out of cat food! STOP!!!!

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 9, 2021

I have fed my dogs Beneful wet and dry for years. Anyone who can read can go to Purina website and read about the NATURAL ingredients used. The blood that many of these people talk about in their reviews may be the tomatoes that your dog is regurgitating. Furthermore, It seems like many of these reviews have stated that they are using this food for the first time. Did these people to a transition to the new food or did they just start giving the food to the pet without doing a transition which will cause the animal to have GI upset. GI upset symptoms include vomiting and diarrhea. Purina is an amazing company and their products are top of the line.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 24, 2021

I decided to switch to Purina Pro Plan dog food from the Petsmart brand Authority dog food because I had heard good things about and my dog's breeder mentioned it. He became very sick, coughing, gagging, vomiting (we thought he had kennel cough). Soon he stopped eating entirely. I’m so glad I realized it was the Purina food poisoning him before something very serious happened. I switched him back immediately (not gradually) to Authority dog food and he was acting normally within a day or two.

15 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Jan. 3, 2021

After owning multiple cats over the last 40-plus years between myself and our family I definitely know how to take care of a cat. We decided to purchase recycled newspaper cat litter just for the benefit can't you see how well it would work. Absolutely disastrous experience. The clumps fell apart. It tracked absolutely everywhere, stuck in my cat's fur and was the biggest mess I've ever seen in the last 40 years. I emailed and expressed my concerns and how I felt about their ** product and what do I get back in the mail? A coupon for the exact same product that I told them I couldn't stand! What a joke. The first email I got was nothing but a bunch of random out of the book answers for my comments and questions and the second email was of about the same quality. I will never again purchase a Purina product, moving on!

6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 31, 2020

Foods my animals used to like are now snubbed. If eaten at all, it is a tiny amount. I have tried rotating the products, but when you buy three and four different products and have them all snubbed, there is a problem. I am so tired of throwing food away.

6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Nov. 22, 2020

I don't have time to write a false review and only writing a review because my dog has suffered harm. My lab has bad skin sensitivies. Our Veterinarian recommended Purina Pro Plan Focus Salmon. Our dog is allergic to beef, Chicken and dairy. After using this product for a few months we were amazed about how her skin was healing and her coat was looking so much better. Then when we went to purchase a bag we were told at the pet store, the bag has changed, no longer called focus.

We should have checked the ingredients label. Our dog's skin issues came back almost by the end of the new bag. It was crazy. We went into the store read the list and the food now includes beef. If Purina could only see the raw sensitive places that have broke out on my dog and the terrible rash. They should have made a big note on front of bag that ingredients changed instead of just in the small print on back of bag. And not led the stores and consumers to think that just the bag has changed. Shame on Purina.

13 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 13, 2020

My 3 cats have been eating Friskies canned cat food for many years. This week, they twice in one day refused to eat the pate placed in front of them. These cats never turn down food. Also, they vomit on a regular basis. Online reports have been posted of cats becoming ill on Lots 1157 and 1159. My food is Lot 1159. Stopped feeding this immediately but all 3 cats still acting lethargic and ill. If your cat is ill and eating Friskies, I recommend you discontinue the Friskies immediately.

14 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: Aug. 12, 2020

Purina abruptly stopped manufacturing a version of their dry cat food without warning. Most people with an average IQ know that you cannot switch a domestic animal's food abruptly. All 3 of my cats are sick and will barely eat. My 14-year cat has been vomiting and refusing to eat. I spoke to Purina customer service and they do not have a care in the world. They are a disgusting excuse for a pet food company and do not care about the animals.

23 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 17, 2020

Our cat has been on Purina her whole life and she does very well. I have tried other brands of cat food but she did not do well and would end up getting sick to the point that she would throw up. With the Purina Indoor, she has never had a hairball or any other illness.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 15, 2020

I originally bought my cat a more traditional Purina cat food. When this one came out it was a little more expensive. However it offered cat food specifically formulated for various cat issues. My car had a hairball issue, so I bought that specific Purina One type. To my delight she loved it. Over time it actually made a difference for her and she coughed up fewer hairballs.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 14, 2020

I started my cat on this for health concerns and the fact that he is a special needs guy. He has been doing fantastic. It has improved his skin condition. I like the fact that it has soft and crunchy pieces in it. I am extremely happy.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 13, 2020

My cats were throwing up everywhere and leaving the carpet stained. Now it is very seldom that happens. They seem to be more active and don't eat much. Really would recommend this food for overweight and persnickety eaters.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 4 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 5, 2020

I have fed my dogs and cats many different brands of dry food over the years, but always come back to Purina. When you have barn cats, you don’t want to spend a lot of money on fancy food. My oldest cats died at the ages of 20 and 22, so that says something about the nutritional value of their food. Most of the time I buy large bags of Kit & Kaboodle because they like it the best.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 4, 2020

Switching to this cat food made a huge difference in the health and appearance of our cats. They have much more energy, their coats are sleek and shiny, and are all healthier in general. The food is consistently good quality, and the difference it makes is quite noticeable.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 3, 2020

I like Purina Naturals because there are no dyes, that stuff is bad for our pets and us too! It's also gentler on touchy tummies. My cat does much better with this food. I buy the same brand for my dog.

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Rated with 5 stars
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Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 2, 2020

Because Beyond doesn't include taurine, I do have to supplement with another brand of cat food that contains this amino acid. Also, I have to give the cats plenty of exercise. They love the taste of Beyond and would overeat if I let them.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 2 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 20, 2020

My kitten just turned 9mo and has been eating this brand with no problems. A new bag that we’ve gotten has her refusing to eat it and when she does it’s given her chronic diarrhea! I’ve switched it up and given her soft food and OTC medication to treat her diarrhea. It gets better and when we go back to this dry food the diarrhea begins all over again. My baby is greedy, so I figured she may be picking up droplets of food in the kitchen that isn’t agreeing with her. But, I’ve kept her in a confined space to treat and care for her diarrhea. The only element in her diet being this food! Thankfully, her personality is continuously playful and she’s staying hydrated but I will not be purchasing this again!!!

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: June 6, 2020

I had been feeding him Purina Pro Plan Lamb and Rice since I got him. I got a bag of the chicken large breed for him and my other dog. I noticed it gave my Boston terrier severe diarrhea so I thought well maybe it’s because it’s puppy food so stopped giving it to her. My doodle started having diarrhea and severe vomiting. He had to stay at the vet and have exploratory surgery but only found stomach irritation and hard stool in colon. They thought he ate something he shouldn’t have. I thought maybe he’s allergic to the chicken as I had read a lot of doodles are so I gave the bag of food to my mom. After two bowls her dog had bloody diarrhea. My dog continued to have stomach issues after this and died a couple months later and the Vet couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. He was a 7 month old health Goldendoodle. I would sue them if I could prove it was the dog food. I lost my baby boy.

31 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 18, 2020

My 11 year old cat has eaten Fancy Feast canned food all her life. She does not eat dry food at all. In the past 2-4 months she has been vomiting a lot and I have made numerous vet visits trying to determine the cause. Long story short, we determined it was definitely the Fancy Feast canned food, mostly the sliced chicken with gravy and seafood feast. Once I removed these from her diet all the vomiting stopped. I have read that the ingredients used in that food can come from China and is below standard. My cat suffered needlessly through tons of vet visits and nights of sickness. She is running and playing now and back to her old self. I would not recommend this food to anyone until the standards are quality control checked better.

22 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: May 15, 2020

Kittens died. I have been using Purina cat chow indoor formula. My kittens' stomachs swelled up and exploded. Adult cats are all sick too but they eat the dog's food as well so cat chow is not their only food. A few years back I lost a husky and found out his problem was related to the food he was eating. Purina again.

23 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 14, 2020

My cat has been eating Friskies Pate for 12 years. I purchased the 20 pack from Walmart. The past 5 days my cat has had excessive diarrhea and vomiting. I hadn’t been able to pin point exactly what was up with her until I read these reviews of others going through the same thing! I’ll be changing her food ASAP and demand a recall of 1157!! I’m the one responsible for feeding my cat and I’m unknowingly poisoning her by feeding her friskies pate!

17 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: May 5, 2020

My 9 (and those before them) indoor cats ate Friskies Pate Canned Wet food for decades. Over the last 18 +/- years they turn their noses up at the Friskies Pate Canned food - then I might find a flavor they will eat again - and I buy a case and then they stop eating that as well. Consumers have been telling similar woes all over the internet for at least 18 months. I do not understand why Friskies has not listened - do not know why USA allows this potentially toxic cat food issue to continue - when 1 or 2 don't like a flavor - we say the felines are finicky - when 9 sniff and walk away - there is definitely some foul play going on.

None of my cats have EVER liked Fancy Feast - any flavor. I have been buying every single flavor of Fancy Feast to see if they will eat it - and every can is an epic fail. I throw out and incredible amount of cat food (Friskies and Fancy Feast - both Nestle-Purina) and donate cans as well to people as well. NESTLE-PURINA WAKE UP. Stop lining pockets and make QUALITY CAT FOOD.

12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 28, 2020

The end of February 2020, I bought a small bag of chicken jerky treats at my local Dollar General for my mini schnauzer, Emma. A week later she started having bladder control issues. I assumed she was just getting older..she was 10 years old. After another week she had lumps on both sides of her neck, so I took her to the vet. A blood test was done. She had cancer in her lymph glands..not treatable..life expectancy of 2-3 months, at the best. Two weeks later she was in so much pain, lethargic, not eating, panting, isolating under the bed, clearly unhappy. I spent a horrible night holding her while struggled to breath..a night I can't get out of my mind..and had to make the heart wrenching decision to let her go. That was a month ago and I still can't get my life together. If this product had been recalled when complaints were made in 2012, my Emma would still be with me.

18 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: April 2, 2020

My dog had gotten sick from Beneful soft food before, but we tried the Incredibites dry food and last night he ate about a half cup of food. He was coughing and sneezing all night and in the morning he threw up a few times. Today he is lethargic and confused. I would not recommend this food.

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
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Original review: March 30, 2020

I've used the Friskies wet cat food for decades in shelters. Now it makes the cats throw up blood and get sick. It improved for a few months, now again in MAR 2020. DO something! Animals dying for profit.

17 people found this review helpful
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