Some pet owners are stating a dry pet dog food called Beneful created by Nestle Purina PetCare has resulted in severe health problem as well as death in thousands of dogs.
According to CNN, the claim claims Beneful pet dog food has triggered interior bleeding, bloat, liver failure, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, kidney failure as well as weight loss in dogs.
The class action claim was filed Feb. 5 in U.S. district Court in northern California as well as seeks $5 million in damages, according to CNN.
“The named plaintiff in the fit explains exactly how one of his dogs died after eating Beneful as well as two of his dogs got sick,” CNN said.
Beneful defends its food as well as states the claim is “baseless.”
Beneful posted this update to its Facebook page Feb. 25:
A class action claim was just recently filed against Beneful. We believe this claim to be baseless as well as mean to vigorously protect our high quality, nutritious food, which is backed by Purina’s strict high quality controls as well as detailed food security program. Beneful is took pleasure in by millions of dogs everyday as well as consumers can continue to feed Beneful with overall confidence. We motivate you to reach us with any type of concerns at 1-800-877-7551 …
The plaintiff is Frank Lucido of discovery Bay, Calif., as well as the claim says he very first bought Beneful’s food in December or January, CNN said. According to the lawsuit, Lucido’s German shepherd ended up being sick Jan. 17, as well as his English bulldog was discovered dead Jan. 23 in the yard. His third pet dog ended up being ill around the exact same time.
In the past four years, consumers have made a lot more than 3,000 on the internet complaints about dogs ending up being sick or dying after eating Beneful, the claim says.
Bill Salzman, director of business communications for Nestle Purina PetCare, issued a statement rejecting the allegations in the lawsuit.
“We believe the claim is baseless, as well as we mean to vigorously protect ourselves as well as our brand. Beneful had two previous class action fits filed in recent years with similar baseless allegations, as well as both were dismissed by the courts.
“Like other pet foods, Beneful is sometimes the subject of social media-driven misinformation. on the internet postings commonly consist of false, unsupported as well as misleading allegations that cause undue worry as well as confusion for our Beneful customers.
“Bottom line: consumers can continue to feed Beneful with overall confidence.”
What do you people believe of this lawsuit?
I’d like to understand your thoughts on this as pet owners. Are any type of of you feeding Beneful?
I do not feed my family pets Beneful, however my viewpoint is you are probably okay to continue feeding Beneful if that’s what you’ve been feeding all along, but make sure to do your own research study as well as understand there are thousands of on the internet complaints about the food. (Thousands of pet owners are likewise feeding this food with, I assume, no issues.)
I would enjoy your dogs carefully for any type of indications of illness, as we must all make with any type of food. I would likewise motivate you to feed the highest-quality food you can afford.
I take these complaints about Beneful far a lot more seriously than I took the complaints about Kirkland’s pet dog food making family pets sick. The rumor about Kirkland’s food was started by one guy who declared the food killed his mastiff earlier this year. He later altered his story as well as stated Kirkland food did not kill his dog.
How do you take these type of pet dog food complaints?