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Is Purina beneful killing or Sicking our dogs?

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Since: Feb 10

Boynton Beach, FL

#1 Feb 11, 2013
Dog owners nationwide are calling for a recall of Nestlé Purina’s Beneful line of dog foods, claiming the food has directly resulted in the illness and/or death of hundreds of beloved pets.Aside from being nutritionally unsound, packed with corn-based fillers and by-products proven to be unhealthy and unnecessary in a dog’s diet, consumers are reporting a wide range of illnesses ranging from vomiting and diarrhea to bacterial infections, liver and kidney failure, and even death after eating the popular kibble.Instead of addressing the concerns and questions from hundreds of confused, concerned, and often angry consumers through their Beneful Facebook page, the dog food giant has instead beefed up their social media moderation, deleting comments, banning consumers that post complaints or photos of their beloved pets, and posting canned responses claiming the quality and integrity of their products and urging pet parents to feed their pets Beneful with complete confidence.Nestlé Purina spokesperson Keith Schopp told MSN News that the online postings “contain false and misleading allegations and cause undue concern and confusion among consumers.” He continued,“There are no known product issues with Beneful dog food. Consumers can continue to feed Beneful to their pets with total confidence.”
In response to Facebook comments and posts, moderators are replying with canned responses echoing those of Schopp above.One devastated pet owner named Jodi wrote to Beneful,“My dog has ate beneful for his whole life of four years and recently diagnosed with chronic kidney failer and I have researched and discovered beneful uses substances found in anti freeze that slowly causes kidney and liver failer due to the toxins I would like to thank you for killing my lil puppy that I loved at the young age of four ”Beneful responded,“We’re sorry to learn of your loss, Jodi. We’d like to know more about your situation. Please give our team a call Monday at 800-877-7551. We look forward to speaking with you. Thank you.Since Jodi’s post, hundreds more have made similar claims to Beneful, demanding answers, looking for the manufacturer to take some responsibility and investigate the claims made against them. For every one of hundreds of similar consumer comments, Beneful’s response has been the same. A simple copied & pasted canned response that only seems to fuel the fire.
Sound familiar?For the past 5 years, Nestle Purina was under the same consumer scrutiny for their Canyon Creek Ranch and Waggin’ Train chicken jerky treats imported from China. Until the recall of these products in January, Purina’s customer service team provided consumers with nearly identical responses to those they’re giving Beneful customers now.Despite continued consumer complaints and Purina’s insisting that their chicken jerky products were safe, the treats were found to contain traces of illegal antibiotic drug residue and were eventually pulled from store shelves.Will Purina’s Beneful line of products face the same fate?The Dogington Post reached out the the Food & Drug Administration, with concerns about what appears to be a lack of action or interest in the complaints against Beneful. The FDA admitted that they have received “some” complaints about Beneful and are “looking into the situation.” The FDA is also urging consumers to report any problems associated with the popular dog food by visiting the FDA’s online Safety Reporting Portal.Additionally, If you believe that your dog has been affected by Purina’s Beneful brand dog food – in either a negative or positive way, please join the Facebook group,“Is Beneful Killing or Sickening Dogs” by clicking here. Since the group was created, just 9 days ago, over 500 members are already sharing stories, collecting data and veterinary reports, and drawing media attention to their cause. As Beneful continues to ignore consumer questions and concerns.
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Shropshire Lassie

United States

#2 Feb 16, 2013
It appears that Purina is doing NOTHING right now to address the many reports of pet dog deaths and illnesses that owners and often vets, believe are due to its Beneful dog food because of its fear of litigation. This forum is YOUR opportunity to tell the world of YOUR real-life experiences with Beneful.. good or bad.. without having your emails ignored, your profile blocked and your posts deleted!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5337657199917...

Please watch this important video!
linda fischer

Clarion, PA

#4 Mar 31, 2013
Maggie, our black lab, has been eating healthy weight beneful for over a year. She has been losing weight so I was happy because she was overweight and always had ear infections so I changed to beneful because I thought she was allergic to the other food we had been feeding her. I am taking her to the doctor tomorrow. She lays there and moans and tosses all night and it seems to be getting worse. A friend told me about beneful and now I am scared she may be sick from it. I hope not but I am going to have her check out by the vet. I stopped feeding her beneful.
Ashly

Fort Lee, VA

#5 Apr 1, 2013
Commercial dog food for the most part is crap. Though some dogs do well on it. I feed mine raw and have had nothing but positive results, for the last 10 or so years.
Bruce

Minden, NV

#6 Apr 7, 2013
My dog ate Beneful for years, and suddenly died 4/4/13. Liver and kidney damage were said to be the cause. He went from healthy to dead over a two day period. Stopped eating, drank excessive amounts of water, etc. just as I have read hundreds of other web postings stating the same. Purina needs to be held accountable for the damage that their food is causing the animals who eat their products as well as the damage that they have done to the families who no longer have the pets that we so loved and miss due to Purina's negligence.
Shropshire Lassie

United States

#7 Apr 9, 2013
Is BENEFUL by Purina KILLING or SICKENING Oour DOGS?

It appears that Purina is doing NOTHING right now to address the many reports of pet dog deaths and illnesses that owners and often vets, believe are due to its Beneful dog food because of its fear of litigation. This forum is YOUR opportunity to tell the world of YOUR real-life experiences with Beneful.. good or bad.. without having your emails ignored, your profile blocked and your posts deleted! There are more than 856 of us whose animals have died or sickened. Please join us!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/5337657199917...

Also check out BENEFUL ANGELS - THE FACES BEHIND THE STATISTICS

https://www.facebook.com/BenefulAngelsTheFace...
Marsha

United States

#8 May 2, 2013
As the administrator of the "Angels" page thank you for posting the link here, and please feel free to share everywhere!
www.facebook.com/BenefulAngelsTheFacesBehindt...
Kay Garriott

Huntsville, AL

#9 Oct 28, 2013
Beneful dog food just as bad as Chicken Jerky treats form China. Dogs are dying by the hundreds if not thousands. I have filed a complaint with the FDA, USAD of Alabama and Beneful. My greyhound, I belive was killed by beneful Healthy Weight dog food. Consumer Affairsnow has 675 reviews 88% very bad/complaints. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/beneful.h...
Something has to be done!!!

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