Beneful dog food may be killing dogs

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Devil- Dog
Barked: Tue Apr 9, '13 2:47pm PST 
i wouldn't be so quick to bash any dog food right now.

Late last night, Natura Pet announced a dramatic expansion of its pet food recall. This recall affects dogs, cats, and ferrets. This is a large recall affecting 56 products distributed through retailers throughout the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and Cost Rica. Please share to spread the word. Follow the links below for a complete list of product pictures, lot numbers, and date ranges.

We predicted there would be an expansion of this recall on March 18. It is important that pet owners have a source for this type of information. Like Healing Springs on Facebook to receive updates on pet product safety in your newsfeed.

These products are being recalled due to a possible salmonella contamination. The presence of salmonella in some of these products has been confirmed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and the Georgia Department of Agriculture. While the FDA is stating there are no confirmed illnesses reported to date, people who have posted here suspect several incidents of serious illness in their pets related to this contamination. Salmonella should be taken seriously, and suspect products should never be fed to a pet. While salmonella is common and easily managed through proper safe handling procedures, salmonella can seriously sicken pets. Humans can be infected by handling contaminated products. Twenty percent of humans infected with salmonella have to be hospitalized.

Proctor & Gamble purchased Natura Pet in 2010. Many have speculated on these posts that this recall, the first for Natura pet in 21 years, suggests Proctor & Gamble has negatively affected the quality standards of the company. However, Natura Pet was having some trouble at least since 2009. In 2009, a class action lawsuit was started against Natura Pet for allegedly overstating the quality of their ingredients. In 2011, Natura Pet settled the lawsuit for $2.15 million.

Recall Details
Replacement Product Application: http://www.naturapet.com/voluntary_recal....02013-03-29.pdf
INNOVA: http://www.naturapet.com/voluntary_recal...._329%202013.pdf
EVO: http://www.naturapet.com/voluntary_recal...._329%202013.pdf
Califor nia Natural: http://www.naturapet.com/voluntary_recal...._329%202013.pdf
HealthW ise: http://www.naturapet.com/voluntary_recal...._329%202013.pdf
Karma: http://www.naturapet.com/voluntary_recal...._329%202013.pdf
all considered the better foods.

and of course for that raw feeder in you

http://www.petmd.com/news/alerts-recalls/barf-world-recalls-b ags-lamb-and-combo-pet-food-patties#.UWRgDqJOO0I

just sayin.....

Turd Burglar
Barked: Tue Apr 9, '13 3:57pm PST 
The difference between Natura and Purina is that Natura is actually recognizing there is a problem with their food and is taking action.

Purina is just simply plugging their ears going "NO, NO, NO, NOT LISTENING. YOU'RE WRONG."
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Devil- Dog
Barked: Wed Apr 10, '13 7:09pm PST 
i work in dollar general. i stopped someone from buying rawhide from china today (i would probably get fired for that) but people still buy gravy train etc. and their dogs are 14/15 years old. in this world economy right now as long as you feed your dog i consider it good. my dog is 15 and always ate the best food. she is in renal failure, advanced CHF and deaf. luck of the draw as with people. about purina, again as long as you feed your dog. unless i see scientific evidence purina is killing dogs then i count it as hearsay.shrugshrug


Tail on the- trail
Barked: Fri Apr 12, '13 4:24pm PST 
Just switched Wesley to Blue Buffalo today. I`ve been feeding Beneful for a few years and have recently observed that Wesley has some hip issues as well as an anal tumor that will soon be removed. While I can`t say for sure that Beneful is the cause,my feeling is Why take a chance by using it?

Is it dinner- time yet?
Barked: Tue Apr 16, '13 11:48am PST 
I think everyone will have an opinion no matter what you feed your dog! Hank is on a raw food diet and their are plenty of people who disagree with that!

Akita Pals- Always.
Barked: Thu Jul 11, '13 6:28am PST 
Bumped up for new poster of Beneful thread.

The Snuggler
Barked: Thu Jul 11, '13 6:52am PST 
I have always read the ingredients of dog food and I can not feed the food found in grocery stores to any of my dogs. One friend asked why I buy the more expensive brand for my dog, and I listed off a great number of reasons... plus it's only a couple bucks more expensive than the food at the grocery stores. It's good quality food too. smile

Cutie Pie
Barked: Thu Jul 11, '13 8:45pm PST 
I’ve heard very bad things about Beneful. I actually made a complaint to the company after a friend’s dog got very sick from eating it. The poor thing was very rashy and itchy for 4 long days after just one meal. It just doesn’t surprise me. The dog that got sick was a Jack Russell Terrier/Pekingese mix and now suffers from diabetes. But, I’ve never heard of any recalls with the food. I would never feed it, mainly because Karly suffers from epilepsy and the vet told me not to give any food with preservatives in it. Honestly, I’m always a bit skeptical when I hear about certain brands of food killing dogs.

Member Since
Barked: Wed Sep 18, '13 7:08pm PST 
I have had both of my dogs on beneful. At 9yrs my first one had to have ACL surgery. Now my 7 yr old had to have the same exact thing. Is this a trend?
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