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With the holidays approaching we're on a tight budget so I purchased the lowest priced food at the grocery store which was Kit n Kaboodle. Big mistake. None of my 6 cats want to eat this, even the non picky eaters, and I noticed my 20 pound boy vomiting shortly after eating it. I thought maybe he ate too much but now a few days later all the cats are vomiting it up. Will be throwing the food away today and replacing with something healthy.
Approximately, for three weeks, I have noticed that my cat has been throwing after eating Purina One for Urinary Tract Health. Then, today my other cat was throwing up white foamy fluid and the cat food in most of the vomit. I have been feeding the cats Purina One for years and didn't understand the problem. After reading these postings about Purina Cat food has been making cat's sick, I now understand the root of their problem. As a result, I will no longer be feeding this to my cat.
We just bought a new bag of Purina cat food. We have 3 kittens that have just started eating with their mom. I gave them their food this morning from the new bag, all doing well, came home a few hours later and all three kittens had died. I don't know what happened or changed other than the food.
This is what I always feed my 4 cats. After purchasing the last bag less than 2 weeks ago, none of my cats were acting right after eating this!!!! Most were throwing up (I never cleaned up so much in just a few days!). I ended up throwing out all of this food. My poor >^..^<"s
Last December, my older cat got sick and died. Vet and I thought it was just old age. Cat was 14 yrs. old. One month later, my other cat (4 yrs. old) got very sick. We almost lost him - but the vet saved him. I have been feeding my cats Purina cat chow for years. I thought it was a brand I could trust. After I read what other cat owners have been going through - I think my current cat might have gotten sick on the food. I have changed cat food and I have told my family members about the situation. THANK YOU! for letting us know about this. You have saved many, many animals and heartache.
My daughter's cat has become deathly sick. It started a week and one half ago where her cat got diarrhea and stopped eating. He never goes outside, she has no plants in the house, nor can he get to any chemicals. I told her it had to be the food causing his sickness. After doing some research, I have found this to be the case with others who have cats that have eaten Purina's Fancy Feast foods. Right now, her cat has been tested for everything under the sun and the vet is stumped what has happened to her 4 year old cat. I know her vet bill is over $1500 right now and the cat is still in the hospital. What Purina doesn't understand, these pets are people's family! Much heartache and tears have been shed over her cat, Roo. We are praying that her cat can bounce back. Never again will she feed her cat Purina foods again!!! I will never feed my cat that brand too!!! Please let me know if there is a class action suit against Purina due to this!
I have fed my dogs x 3 all rescues for years on Purina. I lost a German Shepard at 9 to spleen tumor. It seems all goes well when I buy 19lb bags, but when I buy the larger bags to save money, all get sick... This has happened often enough to make me very concerned if the food is the same.
I switched my 3-year-old dog over to Purina's Beyond 9 formula 2 weeks ago. After a few days he got very ill. Wouldn't touch his food, slept all day and was very lethargic. After a very expensive trip to the vet it was determined to be a gastrointestinal issue. Four days of boiled hamburger and rice he started improving a bit. I did contact Purina and they offered to pay my vet bill. No problem; with the understanding that once I cash the check my case is closed. I sent them a sample that he was eating, no word yet if it was tainted. Also was feeding my cat Friskies indoor cat formula and he vomited all day long. I took him off it immediately and saw improvement within a day.
Just bought a new bag Thursday night and my cats started throwing up - everyone. One of them is meowing in pain first. I was trying to figure out what the heck was so different. Looked around to see if they got into something... Nothing... then my dog got into the cat food and he started vomiting. Yes, it was the cat food. I buy this all the time. Never had a problem. This is awful. The company just wanted to give me a coupon for another bag. After reading all this, I am afraid too.
I would buy Purina complete at Walmart for years. They ended up changing the formula and we noticed our cats kept puking several times a day. This went on for a long time. We could not figure out what was wrong with our cats. I even bought wheat grass for the cats and planted it in the house for their tummies. I happened to go to Petsmart and get the Cats a different kind of food and noticed, no more puking. I saw someone post a article re: Purina pet food making animals sick. This certainly is true!!! And now knew why my cats were sick for so long, Purina needs to be investigated and charges brought against them!
Bought my beautiful indoor cat Leo Purina Indoor Cat Food. He died after 3 terrible horrific days. I think of Leo every day. I had no idea the food I was giving him would kill him. I will never be the same. Rest in Peace Leo. You were the best cat we ever had.
Cats are always throwing up Purina indoor formula and one is getting very, very skinny. Glad my son sent me this site info, have changed to a different cat food. Hopefully it is in time before they get really sick.
My cats have been eating the Cat Chow Indoor formula (in the green bag that says it will "help reduce hairballs") for years. In the last month I have noticed that they have BOTH been vomiting up their cat food. Between their wet food meals, I always have a bowl of dry cat food out. The vomit consists of nothing but the dry food!! Sometimes I will find 4-5 different spots in my house! I, like others, thought it was due to my cats eating too fast but after reading these reviews I guess I'd better switch to another brand. I don't know why this just started happening but apparently it has happened to others too.
I cannot prove that our cats died from eating Purina company cat food, but I believe it is likely the culprit. That has been the primary brand of food that we have used to feed our indoor & outdoor cats for a very long time. We have been feeding them mostly Purina Indoor Formula (those that died were indoor cats), but also some of the Friskies variety and Kit N Kaboodle too. We had four die in the last 3 1/2 months. One was elderly, but had been doing well. He died of heart failure. We presumed it was old age, of course. However, the next three were 4 1/2 mos. to 1 year. All of them died within a course of hours from the time we realized anything was wrong. At first they just seemed to sleep more. Then they very quickly became deathly ill. The second to die was 4 1/2 mos. She had congestive heart failure. Way too young for that to be a common cause. Until the day she died, she acted well. The second was a year old. She had jaundice, kidney failure and finally complete organ failure.
The vet said they thought it must be a toxin, but we searched the house for ANYTHING that she could possibly have gotten into. There just wasn't anything. They tried everything to save her, but it was hopeless. I should add we are incredibly careful not to feed them any people food that contains onion, garlic or other known cat toxins. The thought of the dry food as a possible culprit crossed my mind, but I thought things were OK with Purina... more than other brands, at least. After all we've been giving Purina to our cats since I was a kid in the 60's. Now I wish I had read these posts sooner, because we continued to feed them the usual variety of Purina foods.
The last one (about 8 mos. old) didn't last long enough to get to the vets. That was a week ago. He didn't seem that sick. He acted tired. I offered food and he wouldn't eat. From there it was very quick. Rapid breathing, stumbling, pale nose. It was late at night and we live 40 min from the nearest vet. There wasn't time. We had to try something. I tried to give him electrolyte water, got 1/3 of a dropper in him, he convulsed and immediately died. It was violent and shocking. I'm going to switch to Whiskas tonight, in the hope that it's really better. At least it's not Purina. After our experience and after reading these posts I've lost faith in Purina. If they want to have a good image, they had better find out what's going on and get the food off the shelves. Otherwise I think we better take to social media in a big way and let people know they are not interested in protecting our pets health. I don't have a receipt, because we empty our bags into sealed containers and toss the bag.
I have a cat who is healthy but regularly vomits up Purina dry food soon after eating it. I did not give it much thought until I heard others stories about their pets getting sick from Purina cat food. When I switched to Iams dry food I realize he does not vomit from eating that brand of food. He is also very fussy about which wet food he eats so I am not going to buy any more Purina cat food.
I have several sick cats since feeding Purina Indoor Cat Food (dry), and Purina Kitten Chow and Friskies canned cat food. They have constant diarrhea, bloody stools and vomiting. I am heartbroken that I have made my animals sick enough that they might die by feeding these products. Never again!
Thank you so much Purina for changing your Complete Cat Chow to "New and Improved". My cat has been so sick after attempting to keep it down. Even the feral outdoor cats are ill. I called your company. You sent me a package of the "old" version and a coupon for the new... I ran to every store in a ten-mile area buying it (old version) up. Tried to introduce the new food with the old and that was "tolerable" for a short while. Now it most definitely is not fine. Has cost me a small fortune at the vet and my cat a lot of suffering. BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL version please. As for allowing a dog to eat it (response to a post on this site) please do not do that. Can cause seizures.
We have 15+ cats indoor and out along with 5 dogs. We live in the country - our cats the 15 are indoor only ranging from 6 months to 12 years. We had always fed Purina reg. and Purina Indoor formula. We too experienced very sick cats - vomiting and diarrhea. We touched base with Purina. They said they hadn't made much of a change but sent us coupons for a free bag of food - that's it. We belonged to the Purina Pet Club because after saving so many points we got money off bags of food and we buy 22 lb bags many at a time because we live so far from town. We had to switch to the Naturals but even though they are better they still throw up and are sick. We have vets bills on several due to these issues - not to mention cleaning up, etc. We need a better food and plan to switch because we are afraid to lose any more. We did lose 1 - I guess I was more disappointed that they haven't looked into this. It isn't just as if 738 people have complained and we have lots of cats we could wage at least 20 more issues. Why hasn't something been done and whose food do we trust?
My friend in Indiana fed her outdoor cats Friskies. One cat died; several threw up; one became lethargic and dehydrated, however she nursed it back to health. Don't buy Purina if you cherish your kitties lives. Don't think it can't happen to you.
Have been feeding my cat Tucker (age 2 yrs) Purina Kitten Chow off and on since we've bought him 2 yrs ago. We've also feed him other brand cat foods, but Tucker has always been a fan of Purina Cat Chow. For the past month and a half, Tucker has been having diarrhea and at times has also had bloody stool. The diarrhea has increased dramatically within last two weeks. We, Tuckers family, have been racking our brains to figure out why this is or was happening. Thought we'd see if it was food 2 days ago. Changed food and searched about recent recalls or any other complaints about Purina pet food. We found the answers we were looking for, hopefully we saved Tucker in time, only time will tell.
I learned about Purina Cat chow years ago when I first bought it for a small cat. Within minutes of eating it she vomited and refused to eat anymore. I purchased a can of wet food and she ate it with no side effects. I now buy Meow Mix original or tasty centers SC and have no trouble with the cats. If you have this trouble please buy a different company's brand of food. It will save a lot of heartache.
I fed my cats the salmon Purina food. My cats were throwing up so much. Took the cat food away, I thought it was that they were allergic to the salmon but realized almost all of them have salmon except the good ones. I gave the food away. Wish I would have found this out sooner, not sure if I can retrieve it.
I feed my cats and several strays that hang around. I always tried to save money and bought the cheaper brand foods only to have the cats vomit. I switched to Purina cat chow and all the vomiting stopped. I was very satisfied as were the cats. I bought several bags because they were on sale and with cold temps they eat more. I don't know what was done or changed to the food but the cats (inside and outside strays) have started vomiting just like with the cheap food. I am very displeased with Purina now. I am stuck with this food and will have to use it because I can't replace it. I will now have to continue picking up vomit until this food is gone then I will find another brand to feed the cats. I hope no lives are lost because of the change to the food. I am one unhappy customer.
I have always used your dog food, never a problem but 2nd week ago my dog past away due to the food he ate. He was only 5 yrs old, no problem before. I am so hurt. I will never use any of your items any longer and I also told my friends and others. Why would you let bad food go out? Why?
Recently noticed bugs inside my dogs food. They were in the sealed container which means already in the bag when purchased. They are black bugs and never saw them before.
We recently switched our three indoor cats to Purina Cat Chow, and within a week our oldest boy was dead. Maddox was a rescue, of sorts, so we never really knew his age, but he was estimated to be around 12. The other two are just over 3 years old and just over a year old, respectively. We came home one day, about 3 days after switching their food, to find Maddox dead on the bathroom floor. He had vomited a huge amount just prior. My husband was devastated, as this was his baby. The other two cats seemed fine, but the youngest didn't seem to have much of an appetite since we switched food. At first I thought maybe it was the taste, but after reading all the reviews, I feel he may have had an intuition that cannot be explained.
As I said in the subject, it could be a coincidence, but after a friend shared a link to this page on my Facebook just one day after we lost Maddox, I read the reviews, and I highly doubt it was just a coincidence. I can't help but blame myself, I feel like if I hadn't bought the Purina Cat Chow that Maddox would still be alive. I feel guilty, because had I read this page prior to the purchase, I would have never allowed it into my house. Needless to say my mother, who also purchased a bag the same day I did, said her cats don't even like it, so both bags have since been thrown away.
I sincerely hope Purina stops denying that something is wrong, and fixes whatever they've done to their formula, or sends samples to a lab to be evaluated. With so many people losing their beloved pets, I would think they would want to rectify the problem before their company name becomes more tarnished than it already is. Rest in Peace, Maddox, even if this review helps one person think twice about what they feed their fur babies, I know you have not died in vain.
I started feeding my dog Purina One Dog Food because he kept eating my roommates' dogs' food and that's what she fed them. I bought a small bag to test drive it. I noticed he would hesitate to eat and that he developed diarrhea. At first I thought it was just because his food was changed, but when the diarrhea didn't clear up within a few days I was concerned. I watched him closely and no other serious symptoms came up, but I decided not to buy that food anymore. I'm so glad I made that decision. After reading these reviews I got really lucky the food didn't kill him. Now I'm wondering about his diarrhea after having Pedigree canned food. I thought maybe it was just the wet food because he doesn't get it very often. Now I'm wondering if it was more than that. What's going on Purina? Raw meat in your canned food? Flies and maggots in your sealed cans and bags? Not cool.
My cat has been a part of my family for 13 years, she was healthy, slightly overweight but healthy. I have been feeding her Purina Cat Chow Naturals for the past year or two, because she mainly stayed in the house. Before that was just plain Cat Chow because she would go outside often and I felt her diet was healthy. My husband went to pick her up some cat food and he bought her Purina Cat Chow Indoor, I told him his mistake, but said we would just use it anyway, the store is over 15 miles away. Over about 4 days she became sick, it was hardly noticeable at first, but by day 2 she was vomiting and became extremely needy. I'm sad to say I didn't think it was serious, because she was a long-hair cat and would get hairballs. On day 4 I came downstairs and found her in her own vomit and barely breathing. I called the vet immediately and explained what I found; she couldn't move, she had shallow breathing, the vomit was almost green, and her eyes looked stressed or fear-filled.
It was a Sunday, the vet started heading our direction. Within 15 minutes after my call to him she had another spasm and vomited green bile, the spasm was so hard that her tongue came out of her mouth about 3 or 4 inches and she was gone. I don't know what was wrong with your Purina Cat Chow Indoor, but I definitely believe it attributed to her horrible death. The green bile and greenish vomit tells me that she was poisoned, and being that she has been an indoor cat for the past year, I honestly believe that something was wrong with the Indoor Cat Chow. I still have the bag, it's almost full because we only used it for about 4 days.
I used to quirk for a vet and had always felt I could trust Purina brand foods. That is until we bought a new bag of it about 1 month ago. My dog would vomit shortly after eating his food; he also had an itching problem that seemed to correlate with the vomiting. At first I thought he was sick or some of the treats we have were upsetting his stomach, so we got him checked out and it seemed it was definitely from something he ate. Then we took away his treats, but the vomiting continued. I have now had him on Iams for a week, and no vomiting. No itching. And no messes to clean up. I am not going back!
Fed this to my cat, now he's gone, seems I am not alone. Are they too big to sue? Cannot put a price on my boy, but seems at least a class action suit should be filed! As a member of Move On & Causes, guess I need to start a petition. What the hell? Are they not culpable for poisoning my beloved pet? Riding on an old and once trusted name in pet products, this will not go unchallenged!
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