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Dog food making my dog sick..?

My brother bought my dog some new food because we ran out and he got beneful the same brand we always get but a different one after that my dog started throwing up a yellow liquid once a day for like three days. He stopped already but does anyone know what might of caused him to throw up?

Asked by Rest In Peace...Mickey, I love on Sep 7th 2008 Tagged throwup, food in Other Health & Wellness
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Foods to avoid: Pedigree, Beneful, Purina, Iams, Nutro, Alpo, Ol Roy, Mighty Dog, Ceser, Eukanuba, Science Diet, Purina, Royal Canin, Eagle Pack (not to be confused with Eagle Pack Holistic) and of course all grocery store brands of dog food!

These foods have low quality ingredients that can cause allergies, diabetes, bloat, overweight, oily skin, excessive and or runny stool and a myriad of other problems. Most of these brands are owned by companies like Del Monte, Proctor and Gamble, Mars and Nestle. Do you really believe that a company like Proctor and Gamble who makes beauty products, household cleaning supplies, baby items, prescription drugs and many others is the best suited company to make quality products for dogs? 50% of Mars is pet food, 45% is unhealthy snacks like candy bars. Science Diet is promoted by vets who in return make a profit on every bag they sell. Hill's is the largest employer of veterinarians outside of academia. They sponsor many pet nutrition related veterinary school programs and hold seminars and training sessions on the subject of pet nutrition for practicing veterinarians. So of course Hill's is going to say they are the best, they are teaching the vets pet nutrition, they want to make a profit, not healthy cat and dog food. Does this sound like the best company to make dog food? All of these companies have one thing in common, they have the advertising to make you believe pictures of meat and veggies and healthy dogs running around on the commercials is what you will get. Knowing the truth about what is in these foods is devastating.

Cooper answered on 9/7/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Switching a dog's food too quickly can cause all sorts of gastric upset.

Generally, it is best to introduce a new food gradually, over a period of at least a week or two.

This is especially important with young dogs, or puppies, since they have very sensitive tummies (think baby tummies.)

The yellow liquid you describe is more than likely bile and most of the time, dogs with extreme gastric upset, food allergies or just plain empty stomachs can vomit yellow bile.

It seems like the food is not agreeing with him, and I'm not surprised, especially if you switched formula suddenly like that.

Beneful, despite the commericals, is far from ideal for proper nutrition.

I would put him back on what he's used to, then gradually transfer him onto a food like Wellness, Innova or Eagle Pack for optimum nutrients.

If he still vomits when back on his food, take him to the vet to be sure he's okay.

Jack answered on 9/7/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


My recommendation? Have your brother pick up the piles of puke, because this was his fault.

Seriously, though, what happened here is this. When you feed your dog a specific kibble, your dog's digestive system becomes used to this kibble and the ingredients that are in it. When you suddenly change his diet cold-turkey because you've bought a different brand, his system will react to this sudden change, most commonly with vomiting and diarrhea. (Count yourself lucky you're only getting vomiting, it's much easier to clean up.)

When you change foods, it always has to be done over one week, or even longer - dogs with sensitive tummies may take as long as three weeks to adjust to a new food. Changing suddenly will get you an upset tummy.

That said, please consider feeding a brand that is of better quality than Beneful - it's one of the lowest grade foods on the market. Like Cooper said, it includes low-quality ingredients (although they don't necessarily "cause" the illnesses listed...)

Abby answered on 9/7/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer

Shadows Golden Challace

The food. We had the same problem but to a greater extent. I hope you contacted Beneful . We immediately notified our vet and Beneful and they have sent a bag to have us send them a sample of the food. Our three dogs were vomiting for approx 3 days and were sick much longer. Diahrrea for almost a week (yellow like your dogs vomit). We also followed VETs advise of Pepto tabs hidden in soft treats or cheese or liquid Pepto added to Yogurt if your dog will eat yogurt (most love it)and that really seemed to help with the stomach upset.We boiled fresh chicken and fed unseasoned chicken and fresh cooked rice in smaller than normal portions 3 times a day for approx a week before adding a new dry food to the mix. This is too much of a coincidence for it to be something other than the food. Best of luck and make sure you report this to Beneful no matter when it occurred. This incident started just about 3 weeks ago and dog food lable was well within date code. This was the REGULAR BENEFUL

Shadows Golden Challace answered on 9/23/09. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer