My dog has been eating Purina Beneful original dog for a couple weeks now. After a few days she started losing her appetite, would skip one meal or both some days but we thought maybe she was just having common stomach problems because she would eat grass outside and had gas. After the first week, we started noticing hair loss on her hind legs and stomach area, as well as weird skin problems that were flaky and looked like scratches on the inside and outside of her legs. Her stomach is now bloated and hanging down more than before and I was told by a colleague about this dog food.
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"It's all Beneful dog food. That's the common denominator," Young told ABC. "Statistically speaking, the fact that this many dogs were affected by the same brand of dog food is pretty compelling."
Top 1,764 Complaints and Reviews about Beneful Pet Foods
According to , Beneful, made by Nestle Purina, has been facing complaints for years. Tampa lawyer James Young said lawyers across the country banded together when they began connecting the dots.
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One popular dog food brand that has come under scrutiny from pet food critics and dog lovers is , made by Nestle Purina PetCare. Introduced in 2001, Beneful is one of the top-selling dry dog food brands in the U.S., according to Nielsen, and is fed to more than 14 million dogs each year. (Source: period ending 3/26/16; Nielsen All Outlets Combined.) After NBC News claiming that Nestle Purina PetCare Company's Beneful dry kibble dog food contains toxins that may have killed thousands of dogs, readers across the country — via over 100 emails and scores of social media posts — voiced their concerns that the trusted brand may have harmed their pets as well. Now our 5 yr old Brutus, the friendliest, most loving and attentive dog we've ever owned is at the vet's suffering from kidney failure. This dog has never eaten or chewed on anything that we didn't give him. When the vet suggested his kidneys may have been compromised long ago and just got to the point where there were symptoms, I decided to review the Beneful info again. The lawsuit, filed on Feb. 5 in California federal court, was initiated by pet owner Frank Lucido, who alleges one of his dogs died and two others became severely ill after eating Beneful exclusively. The suit, which is seeking class-action status and $5 million in damages, also cites a slew of anecdotal evidence from more than 3,000 pet owners posting similar consumer complaints online.