Purina-BenefulNestle Purina Petcare Company was hit with a class action lawsuit alleging that its Beneful dog food includes toxic substances which are capable of killing dogs.

According to the Beneful class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court by plaintiff Frank Lucido on Feb. 5, Beneful is responsible for making thousands of dogs either seriously ill or causing them to die, which happened to one of his own dogs.

Lucido owned three dogs — a German Shepherd, an English Bulldog and a Labrador. He bought a bag of Beneful for the first time in late December 2014 or early January 2015 and each dog began eating Beneful exclusively, the Beneful class action lawsuit explains.

On Jan. 15, the German Shepherd began to lose a large amount of hair and began giving off a unusual odor, which concerned Lucido and his wife, who first started to notice the symptoms. Two days later the German Shepherd became “violently ill.”

After being examined by a veterinarian, it was determined that the German Shepherd was suffering from internal bleeding in the dog’s stomach and the liver was also malfunctioning, which the veterinarian said was “consistent with poisoning.”

On Jan. 23, Lucido’s wife found the English Bulldog dead in their yard. “Post-mortem veterinary examination revealed signs of internal bleeding in the dog’s stomach and lesions on his liver, much like [the German Shepherd],” the class action lawsuit claims.

The Labrador also became ill and is being tested for similar problems.

Lucido claims that he and his wife “have suffered economic losses including the purchase price of Beneful and veterinary and related medical expenses” as result of the damage Beneful has done to their dogs.

According to the Beneful class action lawsuit, there have been more than 3,000 complaints posted by dog owners on the internet “about dogs becoming ill, in many cases very seriously ill, and/or dying after eating Beneful.

“The dogs show consistent symptoms, including stomach and related internal bleeding, liver malfunction or failure, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, seizures, bloating, and kidney failure,” the Beneful toxic dog food class action lawsuit alleges.

Lucido gives several examples of these complaints by other dog owners.

According to Lucido, Beneful is advertised as a healthful and nutritional dog food, but his experience and others has been the opposite.

Beneful dog foods allegedly include propylene glycol, which is “an automotive component that is a known animal toxin and is poisonous to cats and dogs.”

In addition, the Beneful class action lawsuit alleges that the dog food includes mycotoxins, which are “a group of toxins produced by fungus that occurs in grains, which are a principle ingredient in Beneful.”

The class action lawsuit cites the Association for Truth In Pet Food, which tested “Beneful Original and found that it contained dangerous levels of mycotoxins.”

Lucido is looking to represent two classes — a nationwide class and a California subclass for dog owners “who purchased Beneful dog food in the past four years and who incurred any out of pocket costs due to illness, injury or death of their dog resulting from the ingestion of Beneful.”

The Beneful toxic dog food class action lawsuit is charging Nestle Purina with breach of implied warranty, breach of express warranty, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, strict products liability, violating California’s consumer legal remedies act, violating California’s Unfair Competition Law, and violating California’s False Advertising Law.

The plaintiff is represented by Jeffrey B. Cereghino of Ram, Olson, Cereghino & Kopcyzynski, by John Yanchunis of Morgan & Morgan Complex Litigation Group, by Karl Molineux of Merrill, Nomura & Molineux, and by Donna F. Solen of Kimbrell Kimbrell & Solen LLC.

The Beneful Toxic Dog Food Class Action Lawsuit is Frank Lucido v. Nesltle Purina Petcare Company, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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  • MEM February 11, 2015

    Was there a recall on this food, We feed out dogs the wet and dry Beneful, We have 9 mini pins. and we have a bag of this food in the garage. Thank God our dogs didn’t die, and I feel sorry for the pet owners who loss theirs dogs.

    • anastasia fischer February 18, 2015

      My teacup poodle died eating benecrap…contains propylene glycol…antifreeze…research it…we now use grain free mostly…

      • Jayme February 18, 2015

        Sorry for your losses. Not sure about the propylene glycol, however. Research shows there is food grade propylene glycol… and it, too, is in EVERYTHING – pet food and human use foods. It’s doubtful they would use automotive grade.

        • Caroline Snyder in West Virginia February 18, 2015

          Sorry – you are obviously not aware that the FDA found INDUSTRIAL grade Propylene Glycol at the Chinese jerky manufacturing plants that supplied Purina with their killer Waggin Train and Canyon Creek Ranch Jerky treats? Beneful is 1% Propylene Glycol which can be contaminated by lethal Di-Ethylene Glycol or, if it has been made from Jatropha used as biofuel, then it will contain lethal Ricin and Curcin.. the ONLY available test for Ricin is extremely expensive and only available in cases of suspected terrorism.. FDA wants industry to watch for glycerin from Jatropha – Plant popular in biodiesel produces potentially toxic byproducts – http://www.fiercepharmamanufacturing.com/story/fda-wants-industry-watch-glycerin-jatropha/2012-07-10

          • Joe February 25, 2015

            Maybe this can help–more data. Our Dachsund was sick for three years from eating Nutra Max dry dog food. We did confirm it was this food, because once we switched to a different brand our dog was no longer sick. I realize its not Purina food, but my point is both different brand foods may have that common food active ingredient that is the root cause of effecting all of these dogs.

          • Jane Reed February 26, 2015

            Concerned for my 2 yorkies now. I bought a bag of this about 3 weeks ago. My dogs eat small amounts of dry food. They have both been sick lately. This news is disturbing !

          • Rhett Cherivtch November 16, 2015

            My German Shepherd has diarea, loss of hair and weight loss and gurgling stomach. He’s been on beniful since a pup. Numerous vet visits ,money spent dog is suffering and so am I and my kids. I don’t know what to do, please help my buddy Frankie. I’m a single dad of 2 boys and can’t afford anymore vet bill.

      • Emily February 19, 2015

        ethylene glycol is traditional antifreeze, not propylene glycol. Not to say that ingesting propylene glycol is good or anything.

      • Rex February 24, 2015

        My dog Rosie a golden retriever died in Jan 2012, from unknown reasons and I listened to her die and there was nothing me or anybody else could do I fed her Benifull her whole life, how do I get involved in this lawsuit. I had Rosie from a pup and if corporations can get away with this for dog food, what else are they getting away with

        • Nickie February 25, 2015

          Id like to know the same information. I fed my golden retriever Beneful his whole life and he died young a week after taking him to the vet for vomiting and bloody diarrhea. This happened in 3/2013.

          • CJ Sturtevant February 26, 2015

            I lost a lab a couple of years ago to the same symptoms. I feed my younger lab the Beneful food and she throws up a lot. I thought she had a sensitive stomach..I dont believe that anymore. i want to be involved in this lawsuit also. Purina Beneful will not be purchased by me anymore and I will make sure all of my friends know it!

          • janelle February 27, 2015

            We had issues with bloody stools in late 12/early 13 vet put him on meds and completely changed his diet started with rice. Then slowly introduced foods. 2 years later… we bought a bag of benniful in Dec. Vomiting started, at least 2 seizures, tons of gas & Upset stomach. Went back to rice a little over a week ago and already see changes.

        • Mark February 28, 2015

          I fed Beneful to my golden for almost her entire life. When she died in 9/13, she refused to eat and vomited if she tried. she had intense diarrhea and weakness. I had to hold her up so she didnt go on herself. I ultimately found out she was eaten up with Liver cancer. I want to join this lawsuit.

        • Ann gerace August 10, 2015

          I have raised Great Danes for 45 years. Always in pairs of same litter puppies. My Gracie & Maggie turned 8 last year, they started losing weight,health probs.and growing large Tumors,Maggie’s. Biggest tumor was on her belly,no not Mastitus. Tumor grew into size of large tumor size of lg,Nerf football. Long story short,sister helped me pay vet bill over $3000.00, too late she went down hill, after month she could no longer do stairs quit eating, and I didn’t want to feed her pain pills forever obviously her looking at me with those sad eyes, and wanting to stay in bed. I chose to send her to heaven. That was just April 2014. Now my dogs are my life,out of a bad divorce after 32 years, they were my saviors to love me through that and many bad health issues. Crohn’s disease,diabetes, Fibromyalgia for 40 years. Plus so many operations. My girls took my pain and illness’a by being my health Doggie MEDICINE when pain, sadness, sorrow, and horrible bad luck.Maggie was 160 lbs and Gracie my Harlequin at 1time 250 lbs. they were my gentle Giants. Then in October my Gracie grew tumor size of gum ball to a huge softball in a month. Outcome was the thing tying them together was PURINA DOG FOOD! After a month I had to send Gracie to heaven. I was and am still devastated and mourning as it was Oct.2014, I lost her. Now I have no big beautiful girls. My Great Danes in Heaven w/ Mom& Dad and hundreds of my horses,dogs,now ow I have to cry alone even tho I had to move in with him, in order to sell house for cdivorce, he’s a great Son, but after 3 years he gets mad at work or traffic or bills and tells me to get the F out even if on the streets. 3 years of this. I let him live with me till he was 30 years old. He was nvr home, always working or Firehall. And always ate out. My ex was pushing him out at 16 so we could have alone time. I hated my ex. So after losing both my 8 year old Beauties, I have been trying so hard to find a place I can afford.& then will get 2 more Great Danes But will never buy another PURINA PRODUCT! It wasn’t just dogs, but read lawsuit and see it was also all other animals we love. Cats,gerbils,horses the list goes on forever.PURINA KILLED MY GREAT DANES AT 8 years old with cancer and tumors ripping through their bodies.i miss them so much. At 59 I’m still crying and when I hear of a Another death from Purina I get so upset..and my girls aren’t there to cuddle and hug and love me while my tears go down their precious bodies. I’m wearing out. But I will b seeing them soon, and my family & other pets, up in heaven.

        • June August 12, 2015

          Our dog Roxi ate Beneful for the last year and a half of her life. She was an American bulldog. She was well and active a few days before she died. Her leg started swelling and she could,nt walk on it. We thought she may have broken it somehow. She was in great pain so we took her to the Vet. They gave her all kinds of tests but nothing positive came up. They sent her home with medication, she died that night of a horrible death. They decided it was bleeding ulcers. We now believe it was the beneful dog food.

      • Joshua Jacobsen February 26, 2015

        I have 6 dogs (my wife worked in a rescue group), and all of them started to get sick after we switched to Beneful from Solid Gold (which was just too experience). We lost a Staffordshire Terrier during our Beneful phase, and we strongly suspect that its related to the dog food. We have switched to Trader Joes brand, which the dogs like much better, and they are satisfied after eating less of it. Its a bit more expensive, but with the difference in quantity, its about the same. Dogs look and act distinctly healthier.

        • Joshua Jacobsen February 26, 2015

          Solid gold was too *expensive*. Dang auto-correct.

      • Mae June 22, 2015

        What does grain free have to do with propylene glycol? BTW…it has many uses, even in medicines for the past 60 years. Research the facts, not just opinions. No recal because no one found a reason it can be.

    • Polly February 19, 2015

      Please stop feeding it. Makes me cry when people continue feeding when they’ve heard the horror that has happened. No, not recalled, because it’s all about the money. Thousands of pets will die, but I assure you, mine won’t be one of them

      • Lou February 23, 2015

        Same here. We changed to raw meat and bones about 20 yrs ago and also stopped vaccines. Our dogs are incredibly healthy and we have no expensive veterinary bills. People must learn that food is the most important thing if you want good health.

      • Mae June 22, 2015

        Not money, but because no one can find the product is harmful, or it is defective. There has been testing after testing by consumers and they find nothing.

    • Jim Jones February 19, 2015

      My pin will only eat this food and he is fine.

      • Jae Richardson February 21, 2015

        My dog has been eating this dog food sence she’s been a puppy she 3 now and perfectly healthy.

        • Kimber February 21, 2015

          My six year old dogs ate Beneful for probably 3 years before they got sick from it. Please stop feeding it to your precious pet!

          • Tonya barclay June 15, 2015

            Our precious family pet ate this for 3 years and had several symptoms prior to passing a month ago. We are still hard broke and grieving the loss.

        • cassie February 25, 2015

          My min pin ate this food for around 8 years and got sick during this time with all the symptoms listed in the suit, she passed away this weekend at 11 years old with severe digestion disease. We started feeding her a high protein food about 3 years ago and seen a difference, I think it helped her live a little longer.

    • lynn February 20, 2015

      Look at the ingredients..The worst food on the market..Dyes are carcinogenetic which this is full of as well as BHA..proven cancer causing agent..derived from kerosene …Throw it away..get a clean food like Blue or anything without these ingred. and grain soy and corn free…

      • Dana February 24, 2015

        Please be careful with Blue products also. Our German Shepherd became very ill with a UTI that would not go away. She bled and went through three different antibiotics. We changed from Blue Wilderness to a homemade diet and she got better quickly. We thought we were doing the right thing for her with Blue.

    • Gail Clouston February 21, 2015

      I have 6 Toy Poodles and have been feeding this food for over 20 years, never had a sick day with any of my pets only routeen checkups and shots. The only thing I do is change the flavour one month chicken, one month Beef and one month Salmon just to give them a taste change.

      • ss February 21, 2015

        My dog is eight, he has never been sick from Beneful either.

      • Amy February 25, 2015

        Please stop feeding it to your animals. What would you do if they suddenly came down sick all because of ignorance? My dog is very sick from Beneful. How can I get involved in this lawsuit to stop them? I am sickened that they haven’t recalled it!!!!

    • christina February 21, 2015

      how can one get in on this lawsuit? I have a friend

      • Rhonda February 23, 2015

        I would like to know as well. We gave our dog this food 5 days ago. He immediately fell ill and sadly passed away last night. He was perfectly healthy before. Our family is heartbroken.

        • Carol Luehring February 25, 2015

          so sorry Rhonda – I am interested in more info also – I lost my 1 yr 11 mo old doxie Dec 14, 2014 and was also feeding Beneful.

      • Caroline Snyder in West Virginia February 23, 2015

        The attorneys told us that ANYONE in the US who has had ANY issue with Nestle-Purina’s Beneful causing illness or death is highly encouraged to phone the team handling the Class Action Lawsuit at: 877-667-4265 or 407-452-6990 They will conduct a phone interview no matter where you are. So CALL – participation will not cost you a dime!

        • Trina February 24, 2015

          Thank you for the information. Our sweet, sweet boy Ozzie died of liver complications because of this dog food. He also needed surgery for blindness about a year before that.

        • Carol Luehring February 25, 2015

          Thank you for this information – I lost my 1yr 11 month doxie suddenly and I was feeding her Beneful.

        • Jama Volpe Nisonger February 26, 2015

          thank you for posting a phone number for interviews.. we also lost a sweet dog to this.. someone needs to stop this.. way to many losses

        • Martha March 9, 2015

          Thank you so much for these numbers. My dear little Boston Terrier is fighting for his life in the hospital. He ate Purina Beneful.

      • Rose Randall May 9, 2015

        I would love to know as well. My four legged girl Lexi passed on 2/2013. I took her to the vet in September and in October she became ill and eventually pass. The vet could not understand how she became so ill so fast. She weighed 6 pounds before getting ill with severe diarrhea and vomiting. She was down to 2 1/2 pounds when she passed. I now make my girls food as I don’t want to become ill

    • kaity February 22, 2015

      My grandpas dog ate baneful since she was a puppy and died of kidney failure.

    • Caroline Snyder in West Virginia February 23, 2015

      There is no recall – Nestle/Purina are WAY too powerful to submit to a recall. Companies like them and Monsanto essentially OWN the FDA! However, this Class Action IS going places! The attorneys for this case told us that ANYONE in the US who has had ANY issue with Nestle-Purina’s Beneful causing illness or death is highly encouraged to phone the team handling the Class Action Lawsuit at: 877-667-4265 or 407-452-6990 They will conduct a phone interview no matter where you are. So CALL – NOW! Participation will not cost you a dime! Oh, and please join the group – almost 800 new members in the Facebook group in the last 24 hours alone. Some of the stories are simply harrowing :( Is BENEFUL by Purina KILLING or SICKENING Dogs? Post YOUR Story! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Is.BENEFUL.killing.DOGS/

      • bill malcolm February 25, 2015

        We had to put our boxer down last week. He ate beneful dry mixed with beneful wet exclusively for the past 8 years. He has been vomiting with diaharrea for the past 2 months. The vet said he was sure it was lymphoma. Are we a candidate?

      • Sandra February 25, 2015

        Would this also be the same in Canada as well? I would die if it was of me that my dog dies?

      • Michelle Thomas August 5, 2015

        Then they should be boycotted

      • Sandra Davis April 8, 2016

        Is it to late to join in on this. The reason I ask is I got a small dog mix and I got himback in October 2014 had him eight months feed him beneful puppy food dry he got sick throwing up loss control of his bowels starting bleeding thru his bowel took him to the vet and he died the next morning. So can I still get in on this because I am sure that is what happen to him bevause he was a healthy dog until I feed him beneful dog food

    • Demi Monde February 25, 2015

      Throw it out immediately, or take it back to the store from which you purchased it and demand your money back!

      • Arthur Loaiza February 25, 2015

        I bought some Beneful Healthy Growth puppy food last night for the first time, and only one of my two dogs tried it. The next morning she was vomiting and upset stomach. I am So upset that the store I purchased this at is still selling this crap!!!!

    • Sidney V February 25, 2015

      No recall has been made to my knowledge. Purina is stead fast about their food being safe for dogs. I just lost my dog of 10 years (aussie/blue heeler mix), due to kidney failure (out of no where). I was feeding her Beneful Healthy weight. Im so upset over this right now ……

      • John March 22, 2015

        The money grubbing executives at Purina should be force fed a diet of Beneful for 9 years. I hope they rot in Hell.

    • Amber Hudson March 2, 2015

      My Sharpei mix got really sick and the vet said she had liver issues, heart issues and needed to be medicated to hell with the seizures she started having. She continues to get worse and would pee all over herself, and her liver was so swollen her stomach started bulging out. We made the very difficult decision to put her to rest and she was put to sleep today. I googled her condition to see if there was anything else we could have done for her because I felt so awful having to make the decision to put her down and found all of these reports about Purina Beneful dog food!! That’s what I have been feeding her for the past 1 1/2 years!! Why is this dog food still on the shelves?

      • Amber Hudson March 2, 2015

        Help (didn’t mean to type hell)

    • Christy February 10, 2016

      I hope you have stopped feeding your dogs this food.. I lost my sweet boy last year to heart cancer, and it was only after the fact that I found out about all of these lawsuits against Purina. We fed him only Beneful for a very long time. I have no doubt that his diet contributed greatly (if not caused) his tumor to grow. I wish I had known better. I would still have my baby with me.

  • lisa February 11, 2015

    My dog died yesterday from this food!

    • S.jones February 17, 2015

      Mine die a year ago on the EXACT same day from this!!! so sorry 4 your loss.

    • Diane February 20, 2015

      I am so very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to you. My two dogs died from eating Beneful. I knew nothing about how dangerous it was. It sickens me to think I fed this to my babies. I have done my research since then and only feed Fromms or Merrick.

  • Kerry February 13, 2015

    I used to buy the wet Beneful for my dog as a special treat and had no issues but did try him on the dry food and it made him so gassy we took him off it within a few days. He had no lasting issues but the gassiness was a sign to us that it wasnt the right food for him.

  • Denise Kramer February 17, 2015

    My sweet Dixie just had Beneful this morning….wow….now I am terrified

  • Diane February 17, 2015

    I have been buying beneful for my chinese crested since she was a puppy in 2009. She has sick all the time,even now. I never associated it with her food.I have taken her to the vet, although they never ran test. they gave me medication, but it still has not helped. I will not purchase anymore beneful dog food for my pet.

    • Lindsey February 18, 2015

      Try a higher quality food that is grain free! I use 4 health turkey and potato grain free for all my dogs and it has done wonderful things for their bodies, and fur :) there are a bunch of Good foods out there! Look at pet food advisor it will tell you alot about foods :)

      • Cathy Burcham February 24, 2015

        I also switched to 4 Health after my dogs started having seizures when eating baneful. They haven’t had one since!

      • Nancy J. Powell-Cox February 26, 2015

        Lost my 10 year old Yorkie Feb.20 2015…Dye#5 yellow causes mast cell tumors. In so many foods for dogs, treats too.

  • gary robins February 17, 2015

    Our beloved german shepard “Gretchen”past away last year, we fed her this food often as i recall, she was very healthy although getting in her upper years and fell ill all of a sudden, or vet had no explanation of her illness and we had to put her down, I certainly hope that this food wasn’t the cause!

  • Bonnie February 17, 2015

    I was feeding my dog the dry as a treat, he kept having severe ear infections and couldn’t figure out why, my vet asked if I was doing anything different and I kept saying no, then I remembered I was giving him the dry, I stopped and so did the infections , he did develop health issues down the road,too late to say if this was the cause

  • Woody Page February 17, 2015

    My dog Ginger ate the Benefill and died from tumors. Wondering now if this Purina Benefill was a factor….What a shame.

    • Bruce Simpson February 19, 2015

      My beloved, incredibly special Scott Terrier died on the operating table when the vet found her entire system covered in tumors and she bled to death because her abdomin was full of blood. Guess what food she ate? She was only 7!

    • Nancy J. Powell-Cox February 26, 2015

      Lost my 10 year old Yorkie because of Mast cell tumors on Feb 20. I believe the cause was his food and treats. Dye #5 caused his cancer. My saddness is overwhelming as I am sure you feel the same way.

  • Bianca February 17, 2015

    Was this product recalled? I feed my little Daisy this and do not remember getting a notice.

  • Richard Masi February 17, 2015

    I was feeding my dogs this product and now I wonder if this was the reason for his demise… Like others his sickness came on in a short period of time.

  • Steve Matlin February 17, 2015

    My Lab now has skin tumors

    • Nancy J. Powell-Cox February 26, 2015

      Does dog food have artifical dye? Dye #5 Yellow causes mast cell tumors. My Yorkie died Feb.20 of the food I fed him. I am mad as H- – L. In Purina treats too !

  • JEANETTE SEPULVEDA February 17, 2015

    OMG! I started given my shit zu this food about 2 months ago and I started to notice that he vomits alot then he goes some days with out eating. his stole is alittle different. Taking him to the vet today to see whats going on. I gove him the dry and wet for puppies.

  • Michelle February 17, 2015

    I have also experienced sickness in my dogs when using this dog food, is this a recall? What do I need to do?

    • Glenn February 19, 2015

      Stop feeding your dog Beneful!!! Why anyone would feed their dogs that supermarket crap is beyond me. Buy a meat based dog food from a pet food store.

  • Doug devries February 17, 2015

    We were feeding our lab beneful and though it had no history of illness in the akc line he developed a tumor from eating beneful and died

  • Doug devries February 17, 2015

    We were feeding our lab beneful and though the bloodline in the akc line he developed a tumor and died 90 days later

  • Samantha Headen February 17, 2015

    I fed my French Bulldog, Meiko, this food as a puppy until his death, June 2014. One morning at 0530 I came down stairs to take him for his morning walk, when I walked in the kitchen he was breathing rapidly, foaming at the mouth and had lost control of his bowels. He couldn’t move from the spot he was in, as soon as the Vet opened I took him in, they immediately told me he needed surgery and was very likely to die enroute. She stated as soon as she took him back he started bleeding internally, from the nose and mouth….he died on the table. He wasn’t even 2 yrs old. I want in on this lawsuit.

    • melissa February 18, 2015

      My very healthy 7 year old golden retriever was fed beneful as well. In 2013-2014 -she suddenly lost over 20 pounds between Christmas and January 5 – the vet did some testing and found her kidneys were failing. At first she responded a bit to iv treatments and medication. After a week she had to be humanly euthanized. My dog never had any health issues and was very active…..I’m still heartbroken. I did not have an autopsy done. 1. How can I prove the cause may have been beneful? 2. How does one join the class action suit?

      • Adrienne February 19, 2015

        Same thing happened to our Golden this past September , she was only 5 years old. Never thought that there was a connection to the food.. So sorry for your loss.

    • jack farrell February 19, 2015

      I would like in on this as well I lost my most dear german shorthairs please help me or forward a link to sign up ,thank you

    • Brooke February 23, 2015

      Same thing with ours but he lived. But the emergency surgery came with a $2000. Price tag. He was breathing rapidly, barely moving, throwing up, bowels were impacted with the food and had gas pockets all over.

    • deb February 24, 2015

      sorry for loss of your baby

  • Debby Wall February 17, 2015

    My Siberian died with these sudden onset symptoms

  • Patty Tierney February 17, 2015

    My dog would not eat this food and so I stopped giving it to him. I thought that I was giving my dog something healthy to eat. This really upsets me. I have switched to Taste of the Wild. This is just heartbreaking.

  • Nancy Donahue February 17, 2015

    I just cant believe I have been feeding my dog, Gracie, Beneful Playtime poison since 2009! She developed a lump on her belly and vet said since it was soft and gushy it shouldn’t be anything to worry about. Months later it got big and hard and red. Immediately took her to the animal hospital and he did blood work and other tests and said he wouldn’t know exactly unless he opened her up, or we could watch her real close for other signs or symptoms. It did go down in size and the redness went away yet it is still there and soft. She too has been sick off and on for many years as in puking or gagging up a clear thick and foamy liquid/phlegm. I do feed my dog wet little Caesars also and we are at my sisters a lot; she has 2 cats so Gracie does eat some cat food. I give in and feed her from the table at times, maybe that is what saved her life. Oh I must add, she mainly only ate the red round pieces in the Beneful, she didn’t like the brown, green, or yellow pieces. yet she has eaten plenty of them; eventually I started picking out the red round ones for her. This past week I could not find her brand (Playful time) in any of the stores, then my sister saw it at a grocery store she bought it and at this very minute she is taking it back. How can anyone get by with using and listing the anti freeze and other known toxins in dog food? Sometimes it makes me wonder whats in our human food too!

    • Kat February 18, 2015

      This sound so familiar!! Buying new food today!!

    • Martha Rhodes February 19, 2015

      Bought one bag of Beneful Original a while back. My female dog developed a lump just as the one you describe. I didnt associate it with the food. She had too much gas eating it, so I switched to another brand. Vet said the lump which came up rather suddenly was an infection and tried treating with antibiotics but it did not go away. She is scheduled for surgery March 5. I really hate the idea of surgery on an infection but I check that lump every few hours.

    • Nancy J. Powell-Cox February 26, 2015

      Arttifcal dye #5 yellow causes tumors. Fed my Yorkie Caesars for 9 years then vet took off a mast cell tumor, cancer. Watchout for anything artifical. I called Caesars and told them about it, stopped using and went to Blue Buffalo. Winston died Feb.20 and my heart is broken. Oh…Purina treats have #5 yellow dye.

  • Debby Wall February 17, 2015

    My Siberian died with these sudden onset symptom the vet bills ect and finally death. Where do we submit for this. I’m furious and heart broken thinking I caused this trying to buy cheaper food. WHERE IS THIS ENTER LAW SUIT?.

    • jack farrell February 19, 2015

      please help me as my german shorthairs have passed because of this , please forward any sign up link you may have , thank you

      • Karen February 25, 2015

        Call 877-667-4265. I will be calling them myself in the morning.

  • kristen desellems February 17, 2015

    I am currently feeding Beneful Puppy to our 7 month Shih Tzu and the Beneful weight formula to our older 5 1/2 year old Pit Mix. Scary! Ironically the vet suggested the Purina line. Why hasn’t this been taken off of store shelves??

  • Kathryn February 17, 2015

    this is way past due — too many have suffered / died from this feed

  • Karil Whetstone February 17, 2015

    My 2 Dogs got violently ill vomiting, lethargic, they almost died they were sick for long time they haven’t been the same they both ate Beneful

  • Marie February 17, 2015

    We had 3 Chihuahuas, and we used to feed them the Beneful Dogfood. We lost Lexi two and ahalf years ago, the symptoms were seizures, weightloss, and finally death, she was only 5 years old. She was seen at our vet, and at the time he could not figure out why she was having these medical issues. Tests taken cleared her from diabetes, cancer, etc. We still have our other 2 chihuahuas, 1 is skinny, and has stomach sensitivety, the other is bloated, and seems to be very uncomfortable, but both seems to be doing ok, we are still watching them very closely. Our cat, for awhile was peeing blood. It has been 2 1/2 years, since our pets have eaten Beneful. It breaks my heart when companies have no regard for the health and safety of others and their fur babies.

  • Linda February 17, 2015

    I have been feeding beneful to my three-year-old Yorky Pooh and wondered why she always has thrown up a clear frosty phlem Well I guess I just found my answer. I will immediately stop feeding her this food and return the new bag I just purchased. What a shame.

    • Kat February 18, 2015

      Our labs do the same thing!!

  • Clethia February 17, 2015

    This is what I feed my little Yorky, he throws up often and doesn’t want to play, he’s only three, this makes me just sick.

  • Rosetta Jackson-Lott February 17, 2015

    I stop feeding both of my Chihuahuas Beneful because they would both vomit the food back up.

  • Kat February 18, 2015

    We have two labs that we feed Beneful weight management to. Both are now covered in tumors. Dogs are from two different breeders. We even had both of them go through bloody diarrhea and vomiting issues.

  • West February 18, 2015

    I was feeding my do Beneful for a couple of year and notice some stomach issues.

  • S.jones February 18, 2015

    Steve, Yes that is correct!!!

  • S.jones February 18, 2015

    Kat, My Lab was only 3 years old and became extremely sick, the Vet. could not explain what it was at the time Never in my wildest dreams this very playful dog would have this situation occur and they knew about this and did nothing…. Peoples dogs R dying while they are making millions of dollars a day off this dog food and there are plenty more people that dont even know what is happening that will die this year…. my dog died Feb. 11, 2014 at the 3??? they need to remove this dog food off the shelves Im gonna report this to my local shopRite supermarket and let them know what is happening! This is something everyone should be immediately reporting as well….Just like everyone did with the PINK SLIME,,,,,then action will be taken!!! I miss my dog so much… :(

  • Bonnie Hernandez February 18, 2015

    Oh my god my boxer died from seizures 10/10/2014 and my dachshund has had two seizures as well since last year!! How do we get to be apart of this lawsuit?!

  • Dawn February 18, 2015

    Right now I am trying to detox my dog from this garbage. I hope and pray that I got it started in time. I have never seen my dog so ill and lethargic. She is a Border Collie/Shepard cross.

    • sue February 18, 2015

      try her on just boiled chicken and brown rice for a week or two to detox her. Add some pumpkin puree (pure pumpkin, no spices). This will help with her digestion. I had to do that with my shepherd to get him off of this food.

  • Kathy February 18, 2015

    This is normally my dogs brand of food and my fiance just purchased the costco brand instead, which I was very upset that he did when he brought it home as I always like to have my dog eat beneful which I held with the highest regard. I am shocked and over the past few weeks I have I have noticed a big change with my dog. He has not vomited (which I originally thought was because he may have eaten his food too fast) and his dragging his behind on the floor (I have had his anal glands cleaned routinely but he still did this every day). His stool is strong and was not the case was soft when he was on beneful. He also chewed his feet to death which I thought was from the milk bone treats and then cut them out and he still chewed his feet! I am outraged by this news and so upset!!!

  • Theresa Bridenbecker February 18, 2015

    Purina Beneful Killed my Tuffy on November 10, 2014. It also made my other two dog very sick. I called Purina when they were vomiting up their food and had diarrhea. Purina told me to switch to Purina One and also how to switch them over to the new food. Why didn’t they just tell me to get him to the vet or even tell me to take them off Purina products. Tuffy was my baby, a mamas boy. He was glued to me at all times. It is over four months and I still cry every day for him. I took my other two dogs off the Purina food and treats. They have not vomited or had diarrhea, They have more energy, they play again, their coats are softer and shine, and they are not shedding their coat like they were. When I called Purina they did not care. They told me a vet would call me (no call). They then told me a supervisor would call (no call). They said they would send some kind of package to send them a sample of food (they never sent it). they did send me a couple of letters one said ( Dogs become ill and die). the next one said they sent my claim to Sedgwick and not to call them again.(I was calling them weekly to tell them what they did to my dogs) My grief was almost to much for me to handle. I never thought I could lose my fur babies to their dog food and treats. Purina is such a large company that makes things for humans to eat I thought I was feeding them a good food, a safe food. And then to treat me so bad while I was grieving for my Tuffy. I will never purchase another Nestle/Purina products again along with my family and friends.

    • Nancy J. Powell-Cox February 26, 2015

      I know how you feel..so sorry..Just lost my forever baby 6 days ago. Winston was 10 years old, a 5 lb Yorkie…My heart hurts.

      • Vicky March 2, 2015

        I have a 10 yr old Yorkie & a Chi Pup -I used to buy this crap for my dog too! But – she started being listless all the time, eating grass, dragging her butt across the floor etc. Thank god I got a bunch of dog food samples in the mail & started feeding the dogs the samples & I started giving them can food to switch things up a little. Then 2 months later – I was about to run out of food and buy Beneful then I heard this all over the news. I cannot believe how negligent that they have been allowing all this nasty crap in the food. dogs are living creatures and I regard them as 1 step below humans – which means if its not safe for me to eat, then I dont want my dog eating it either – to not pull this from the shelves and here idiots on here saying ah duh my dog isnt sick and eats it. Well condider yourself lucky & dont be so cheap! Throw it out! Better yet, why dont you eat it?Anyone who feeds it to their pet after knowing it could be and most likely is bad is a BAD PERSON. It to me is the same as murdering your animal. I love my dogs more then words can say and this scares me so much that i think i will be using my nutri bullet to make dog food myself – then at least i know whats in it.

  • Elia February 18, 2015

    We fed our Labrador named Nelson, Beneful exclusively. In November 2012 he was a vibrant, fun loving 7 year old dog. By March 2013 he was dead. His body was ravaged with cancer. I read an article about Beneful and contacted Purina. Of course, they ignored me. I truly believe it was this food that killed him. We rescued another dog later that year and will never feed him that crap!

  • Chase February 18, 2015

    Purina has been gobbled up by Nestle. Nestle is currently run by a CEO who has divulged his plan to buy up the worlds water supply, so they can sell it to you… at whatever price they wish! That indicates this corporation has no scruples when it comes to making lots of money. They make the overwhelming majority of pet products sold in the U.S. My cats will start to get a lot more Meow Mix in their diet, something not made by Nestle Purina!

    • Michelle February 19, 2015

      Hi I work for a holistic pet food store, and I just wanted to give you a heads up that meow mix is just as bad as purine products, they just haven’t hit the news yet. Any food you can buy in a grocery store is not safe for your pet!!! If you want to stay on cheaper side of food the only good brand at like petco/petsmart is Blue Buffalo. Otherwise go to places like Mudbay or small business pet food stores where they research extensively all their foods.

    • John March 22, 2015

      Purina and Nestle are perfect examples of predatory capitalism (greed run amok, anything to make money). Based on what I have heard on this site I will never buy another Purina or Nestle product and will spread the word about these criminals. I hope they suffer the same diseases they inflicted on our pets and then burn in Hell forever — and I am being kind to them.

  • Corso Owner February 18, 2015

    Propylene glycol has replaced ETHYLENE glycol in antifreeze. Ethylene glycol is the poison. Get the facts straight. If the food is cr@p that’s one thing but it is not a poison.

    • Missy February 18, 2015

      …and what do you feed your dog? My guess is NOT Beneful. If you had, you would be suffering along with the rest of us. We had no idea. There are other problems with Beneful that poison our dogs and cats…not just the antifreeze issue. Please get your facts straight by reading all of the statistics before you make such a heartless comment.

      • wow February 21, 2015

        people have been screaming this was a crap food for years its sad it took a death for people to listen. look at all the people that have been complaining about its quality on nestles facebook page.

  • Math February 18, 2015

    Im furious! I fed this food to my now deceased chocolate lab. She had to be put down in July 2013. We were always a Purina Beneful family and here I thought I was feeding my sweet and loyal dog the best, was I mistaken! I was actually killing her. To see her vomit constantly, add to that the diarrhea with and without blood, the lathargic weeks and various steroids and tests, only to come to the realization that what had been happening wasn’t undoing itself. I’m saddened that she was taken away from us sooner than she should have and watching her cross over the Rainbow Bridge was heartbreaking! I want to know how to get in the class action lawsuit!

  • Kristin Rossi February 18, 2015

    We had out beloved dog, Duchess, since 2001. After feeding her Beneful, she got sick, and she was unable to control her bowels. She started sitting at an angle. I’m sure her bottom was hurting. She threw up a lot. Now I’m worried that my other dog is sick because of the Beneful. He eats and sleeps. That’s all he does, and he used to be a frisky dog that liked to play. We had to put Duchy down on May 22, 1914. We couldn’t bare to see her suffer. Toward the end of her life, she became frail and lost a lot of weight. We will never get Duchy back. She was so much a part of our family. Now my other dog Duke has been fed Beneful, a Boxer Mix, and has become lethargic and sleeps all the time.

  • jb February 18, 2015

    So shocked. I give my dog this but never again.

  • Jerry Bozic February 18, 2015

    So it starts! Hopefully many more class actions across the country will surface… Educate yourselves pet owners, and beware!!! We also lost our wonderful family member and pet Ellie to this monstrosity act! We still have 2 bags of this murderous food that could be tested as well as x rays of our dog, which shows her enlarged intestines pushing her organs to one side of her spine. It also shows her liver and kidneys looking much like Swiss cheese. We had to put Ellie to sleep because it was just too far along this downward passage. We now keep her ashes in a box urn sitting on the dresser of our bedroom so she can remain a big part of our lives. Such a traumatic experience my entire family had to go through. Sad, just so sad. I curse you Purina until the day I die! If there is any way we could join in on this action, or if another starts in Maryland, please let us know!!! Sincerely, Jerry Bozic and family. RIP Ellie Girl, we miss you so much.

  • Shelby February 18, 2015

    I feed my dog ginger this food and she does vomit sometimes can’t believe all the stories I’m hearing about about this dog food..o will be throwing away the few cans I have left..how do I become part of this lawsuit.. I want in.

  • Jennifer Paul February 18, 2015

    I was on vacation and my son bought this food instead of my usual food. My 5 year old yellow lab began losing weight and was later found to have kidney failure. I lost her a few months later. Now I know why. It cost me a thousand dollars in vet bills and no dollar amount high enough in heartbreak. I will file for sure for my beloved Lucky.

  • Melissa Powers February 18, 2015

    We buy Beneful all the time and had to put our dog Prince down after he started bleeding from his rectum. The vet said he had two types of cancer.

    • Missy February 18, 2015

      Melissa…my vet thought it was cancer also, but if you read the files about the deadly effects of Beneful, you will see that what appears to be a blockage in the intestines is not cancer, but damage from poisoning. My vet is joining the Facebook page to get more information so she can help prevent others from suffering the grief we have experienced since losing our Pooh Bear.

  • robin February 18, 2015

    Ive had several dogs that lived very very old ages….they were extremely healthy throughout their whole lives and that is what we fed them strictly….in fact we tried other foods as they would not eat anything else. Im sorry for any losses of pets but isnt it like people? Some things make us sick and some dont…its an unfortunate part of life. Maybe it was a bad bag or some other unexplainable issue. And im sorry but some of these accusations are so ridiculous im amazed. I have a turtle now so if she dies I will look for blame.

    • Missy February 18, 2015

      Robin…have you actually read the files (there are many) about the dogs and cats that have died, become violently ill, or have developed seizures from eating Beneful? Believe me, as one of those dog parents who has made a warranted accusation about the cause of the death of my dog, I take offense to your comment about any accusations being ridiculous. It was difficult enough to have to watch all 5 of my dogs become ill from eating this crap and then to have to make the decision to let one of the dogs I held when he came into this world and held when he left this world, go with peace and dignity, knowing it was I who fed him every day and, without knowing it, was poisoning him. Please have a little compassion for those of us who know for a fact that Beneful was at fault.

    • John Donaldson February 20, 2015

      My dog has been eating Beneful for over two years now. He is healthy and happy. I may switch but will look more into it.

  • Daniel Armstrong February 18, 2015

    I switched my dog last month from Purina Puppy Chow to Benefit Puppy Blend and when I did she fell deathly ill. She could not control her bowels. She nearly died of dehydration. Beneful should be banned.

  • june pannazzo February 18, 2015

    My Yorkie died (actually bled out) a yr ago and they thought it was possibly a slow poisoning. Now I wonder if it was this dog food. :(

  • Tara February 18, 2015

    Is it only this line of purina? My daughter found my shit Zue dead on December 19th. She was fine 3.5 hours before. We had bought a new bag of purina one heathy weight formula dog food. There is nothing that she got into and our vet was at a loss. This is why I am wondering if it’s only the one line of food.

    • Missy February 18, 2015

      Tara…please have your vet join the Facebook page and read all of the files. My vet was all for that. She had not been informed about Beneful.

  • Caroline Snyder in West Virginia February 18, 2015

    Thank GOD! Our members have been waiting for this – almost 4,000 of us whose dogs have bene killed or sickened by BENEFUL! https://www.facebook.com/groups/Is.BENEFUL.killing.DOGS/

  • Punkie Black February 18, 2015

    As does my Jack Russell terrier. He has seven of these things growing on him. He was on this food for seven years and the vet said to change his food. I now feed white diamond sweet potato

  • Chris February 18, 2015

    While It is heartbreaking to hear all of the incidents that occured from pet gaurdians that feed beneful.. The ingredients alone are garbage.. Corn, chicken by products etc.. On top of that you can buy it nearly anywhere and it is cheap. They do extensive marketing to make those believe it is a good option for your pets, however it is not, and that is why pet specialty stores rarely carry it and if they its tucked away in a corner of the store. You wouldnt feed your family cheap and non nutriscious food, then why your pets? A little research and google goes a long way

  • ginny February 18, 2015

    I feed my dog the heathy weight right now has never got sick and she has ate it since ive owned her for 6 yrs and has been fine.

    • Missy February 18, 2015

      Ginny…perhaps you have just been lucky. My dogs sadly became ill within 1 1/2 months of eating Beneful Healthy Weight. It would be advisable to have your vet do a workup on your dog just in case. It never hurts to be pro-active.

    • AngIe February 20, 2015

      I also have been giving my dog healthy weight for years and she’s been fine. Now I’m worried.

  • Missy February 18, 2015

    My Pooh Bear was poisoned from eating Beneful Healthy Weight. Two of his brothers became violently ill, and his other brother and his mom became ill enough that they would not eat. I live in Texas, and want to do whatever I can to make Purina pay for the thousands of pets we have all lost due to this terrible excuse for food.

  • Ashley February 18, 2015

    I had an eldery weenerdog about five years ago that ate beneful. She suddenly became anemic and sadly passed away. The vet told me it was from fleas( she had fleas but not really bad.) Now I got to wonder if she had internal bleeding from the Beneful. I miss her Dearly.

  • Jasmine February 18, 2015

    my poor chewie got really sick December 21, 2013. He had been fine one day and the next on his death bed. I had to take him to the emergency vet only to find out he was severely anemic and wouldn’t make it without blood transfusions and even then he may not make it. It was going to cost us $3000 just for 2 days care that he may or may not make it through. He had eaten this food for a couple years and I didn’t even associate it until this article but it sounds like the food may have killed my sweet boy. I miss that dog everyday and am so glad I don’t feed my babies it anymore.

  • Cassandra February 18, 2015

    Im more concerned if its only this brand of purina or all of purinas food. I fed my diabetic pomeranian healthy harvest beneful(this was several years ago) because it was the only food we could find locally that didnt upset his stomach and bring on seizures. My cat did have a lump on her ribcage, but im not sure if it was the food or the fact she was stepped on by a cow when she was a few weeks old. She was from a neighbors litter and i kinda stole her to make sure she survived. Anywho im worried now because i just got a german shepherd puppy, shes eating purinas puppy chow and im seriously thinking of changing brands altogether if its got deaths associated with it too. So if any of you know, please tell, because i couldnt stand to lose another furbaby! (Loki, the pom, died from someone who purposely swerved into our yard and hit him with his car and Luna was attacked by another neighbors dog, just in case yall were wondering if it was the food.)

  • Shannon February 18, 2015

    Two weeks ago I was forced to put out furry family member down with the exact same symptoms. We used the dog food mentioned above and it saddens me greatly that this was the cause of her untimely death. I wish I could bring her back, turn back the clocks and not have purchased this poison in the first place.

  • Julie February 18, 2015

    My sweet baby girl died 2 years ago. She ate this food!!! :-( She had all these symptoms. She was not just a dog. She was our family!

  • Susan T February 19, 2015

    We have fed this to our dogs for over a year now and our Jack Russell had all these symptoms. After trying everything the vet told us to do he didn’t eat/ drink constantly vomited for 1 week. Then found him one morning vomiting pools of bright red blood. We had to have him put to sleep he was crying in pain. I will not feed my other dog another bite. I wish I had read this sooner and possibly could’ve saved him instead of slowly poisoning him. :(

  • Paul Richardson February 19, 2015

    This is hauntingly familiar with our own very recent experience. This product was the staple as our beagles preferred food. Too late after many complications did we turn to a superior premium dry food on vet advise. We had many months of medications and tests only to loose our battle, baffling our Vet for the reasons for the onset of serious further complications that mirror near all of those expressed by others here.
    These symptoms all fit and make me very angry. You don’t expect this from one of the larger suppliers.

  • Kelly Garrett February 19, 2015

    This food has enough sugar that it may put dogs into a diabetic coma even if they are not diabetic. It also has so much dye or food coloring and that may cause seizures. As for propylene glycol. .. this is also in some ice cream and is NOT antifreeze. Corn is hard to digest and will make you and your dog fat and always hungry. FYI… sorghum is also a sugar and can now be found in Science Diet. Avoid anything containing, whole ground yellow corn, corn meal, sugar, sorghum, by products, meat and bone meal,grits and everything made by Procter and Gamble as they still do UNNECESSARY live animal testing. Chicken meal or any other kind of real meat is better then wet meat as wet meat shrinks when you cook it. Consumers Affairs. Com , is owned by lawyers and is NOT consumers reported. Org. All .com’s are for profit and try and sell you something. Walmart has a GREAT food called Pure Balance and it sells for about a dollar a pound. Your dogs will eat less and poop less and that will save you money in the long run.

    • Michelle February 19, 2015

      The fact you know so much about stuff in dog foods and then buy food from Walmart is baffling. I would be willing to bet money that this food will be on a recall list within the year if it already hasn’t been. Plain and simple The cheaper the dog food is…the crappier the dog food!

  • Gavin February 19, 2015

    We too lost a pet that was fed Beneful. She gained a tremendous amount of weight and had seizures come suddenly. Within a week of seizures she passed away.

  • Michelle February 19, 2015

    Funny thing. I have fed my boxer lab mix Beneful since I got him at 8 weeks of age. He is now nearly 6 and the only time I have ever had problems is if I fed him something other than Beneful, if I was really broke that week. According to his vet (we just had a check up last week) he is in perfect health. I don’t intend to change his food. I love my boy with my whole heart, but in 5 1/2 years Beneful has never been a problem for us. I doubt it will be in the future. That’s my $.02.

  • C.SMITH February 19, 2015

    I’ve always loved Purina I’ve purchased several of their products from the puppy chow to the dog treats about two years ago my dachshund robin became I’ll wouldn’t eat or drink I took him to the vet and two of my puppies where sick as well so I had to take three dogs to the vet in one month i wasn’t sure what was causing neither did the vet they released him and we went home the same day I stopped by the grocery store to purchase Purina dog treats beneful dog food so he could months later the same thing only this time the vet told me he had kidney failure scheduled a follow-up days for me to come back but my beloved robin didn’t i make it he died in my arms the same day purchased more Purina food after because I didn’t know about how Purina food was making dogs sick …I feel guilty knowing this food may have killed robin foolishly I gave it to my other dogs for months I noticed my dogs throwing up and diarrhea and not eating I called Purina for them to give me coupons instead of a refund it is crazy how they would want to profit over killing and making dogs sick….where do I join this class action lawsuit

  • pecanpie February 19, 2015

    I noticed the hair loss and smell a couple of days ago. I put the remaining 1/2 48lb bag in the trash and notified my vet to look into this. Purina should recall the food or provide a reply to the general public. This is so sad.

  • Jeannie February 19, 2015

    Please change your dogs food ASAP. Medical issues don’t always show up right away.

  • Jeannie February 19, 2015

    My dog started having seizures. I did some research and found out how bad Beneful is and I switched her food. She hasn’t had a seizure since and its been about 2-3 years.

  • robert doyle February 19, 2015

    I wrote a comment on this . my very healthy pit died an unusual death vomiting clear fluids and died in my lap , I developed severe ulcers from my loss not to mention a severly broken heart. I lost my best friend in the world and if it was due to this food …………. I do still have the bag of beniful he was eating when he died and would love to have it tested also have a brand new bag unopened to be tested . he died on dec. 21 -14 and I just know it was something in the food because he was so healthy. I have heard of other dogs being found dead for no reason but do not know for sure the kind of food they were being feed but will ask now. my mother also uses beniful but will let her know about this as she loves her dogs as I loved mine. no amount of money will ever replace him but I wopuld love to nail the makers if this is what killed him. his loss like to have killed me and definitely buried a big piece of my heart with him. I couldn’t help but cry my eyes out for 2 months and was just beginning to deal with his loss until I read this. I know just how health he was and also know that something he ate killed him. I have drove myself crazy tring to find any evidence in his death. if this reaches someone who knows how and where I can have his last bag of beniful tested please let me know

    • Mychelle February 22, 2015

      I know how you feel my best friend my bully Missy died day after yours and I felt & feel the same way she ment the world to me. My heart goes out to you.

  • Stephanie Fikes February 19, 2015

    We fed Beneful dry food (different varieties) to our Lab for the last 4-5 years and never had one single problem!

  • Jett Lingenfelter February 19, 2015

    I have a 7 yr old black lab that has had Beneful fed to her since she was born. She started vomiting back as a pup, the vet told me it was just normal for dogs to vomit before eating. Something to do with acid sitting in their stomachs. Who was I to argue with a Medical Board Certified VET! Right? She said it was fine….Now that Raven is 7, a new vet tells me she has a low thyroid which is causing her pus filled blisters that give off a nasty odor when the blisters break and leak they dry up and have a nasty, crusty scab that becomes itchy to the dog. Chewing on her skin has left patches of skin everywhere. At first I thought it was Fleas, then hot spots and lastly I assumed it was mange The vet tells me she isn’t sure what they are. The vet went on to say that Raven would need further testing to see if she had cancer or skin disease. Im currently waiting my tax return to help pay for the testing. Raven seems to have lost her high spirit. She tends to go hide away from humans as though she was ashamed of her illness. I’ve been to the Vets office off and on since the beginning of Dec 2014. I have since changed her diet and shaved the rest of her fur off. The vet mentioned that what ever she has its attacking from the inside out.

    • Donna Porter February 20, 2015

      OMG!! Jett…..thats it…..exactly to a T what my Shepoo has I honestly thought it was her allergies or sensitive skin, then I thought mange etc….the smell is outrageous . Did your dog also have like a cradle cap type dry skin under whats left of the fur?

  • Michonne February 19, 2015

    My black lab, Zeke died in May of 2006 from this food. I would love to get in on this lawsuit. I’m still pissed. I miss my boy!!

  • Tammy Barden February 19, 2015

    When we feed our dogs Beneful they all 5 vomit yellow bile. :(

  • Jeanette February 19, 2015

    I fed my 8 yr old Maltese (Buddy) a mixture of Beneful wet & dry food for several months after switching from another brand when the store stop stocking my preferred brand. In December 2012, Buddy was fine…happy, playful..his regular self. In February 2013, Buddy started acting funny, would not eat all his food or not eat at all. Vet suggested mixing dry food with no salt chicken stock. Buddy died March 15, 2013. I lost my best friend…he was truly my BUDDY!!!

  • Renee February 19, 2015

    The exact same thing happened to our lab!! She was fine and then in two weeks she lost 20+ lbs and vet said she was in kidney failure. We did what u did with the iv and we had to out her down too! I want in on the law suit too!

  • Lisa February 19, 2015

    My bichon recently stopped eating, lost weight, balance was off, would stair into a corner. I had to have him put down due to his blood work stated how high his numbers were for kidney test. The vet said she’s never seen numbers that high. He was in kidney failure and it was too far for the vet to do anything for him. My dog was slowly dying. His gums were bleeding. Just a matter of days before the ammonia went to his brain. I too fed him beneful healthy weight.

  • Jennifer February 19, 2015

    Does this mean that all of purina brand food is bad or just beneful? We use purina pro for a long time, and one husky (9yrs old) has developed crusty nose/ears/paws, masses on the chest, slow to sit up/walk, over the 2 years and now the other 2 dog’s nose are now turning from black to pink. I don’t want the other 2 to end up like our husky.

    • Danielle February 19, 2015

      After reading everyone’s stories here .,Change foods! I feel horrible that I even subjected my baby to this to save a few dollars!

  • Faye February 19, 2015

    I have been feeding my beagle, Beneful Healthy Weight for the past 4 years. She loves it. I have no problems. Regular vet visits and nothing is wrong.

  • kim February 19, 2015

    I have been feeding my dogs Beneful for 7 yrs now and have never had any issues? When did this all come about. Have never seen any strange behaviors…what so ever?

  • faye February 19, 2015

    I dont know where it came from but I have never had any problems with it. My dog loves it and is healthy.

  • Jackie Esposito February 19, 2015

    Its not just dogs. I lost two cats within 48 hours of opening a huge bag of Purina Indoor Formula Cat Food. I paniced because at the time I had 8 cats. I thought they had a bug or something. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe it would be the food! We found out it was the food after a visit to my vet. My 6 other cats refused to eat the food however they attacked the alternate food I had for them. My vet advised me to stop feeding it to them and to call Purina to report. When I called Purina, the operator said that she apologized? I thought it odd at the time tha she would apologize rather than just say she was sorry for my loss. Long story short-they were not interested in testing the food or animals. They promised to send me a box so I can send them food for them to look at but I received NOTHING! Then when I researched it online I found that we werent the first! Another person posted their conversation which was just about verbadum from what my conversation was. Her cat died months before mine did. If Purina acted upon her complaint, perhaps my babies would be alive today. Ill never buy another Purina product again.

  • Danielle February 19, 2015

    Omg! I’m so sick to my stomach that I e been feeding my baby this! Romeo my golden retriever is 5 yrs old and has been eating beneful salmon. He has developed a few lumps that the vet said were fatty lumps. Which are not abnormal for this breed. Now I’m wondering if it has anything to do with this food! Today I ran the bag of sh@t back to walmart and they gave me a full return CASH! I went to Petsmart and bought him Nutro Max lamb and rice. He loves it and I much better about it now. So sad that dog food company’s don’t care about our animals. More laws should be passed to protect our fur babies. I love dogs more than humans!!!! My heart just breaks reading everyone’s stories on here. Horrible!

  • Mara February 19, 2015

    I have been using Beneful playful life since 2008…my pug/shitzu has never had any issues… She gets her check ups and has always left with a clean bill of health… Is it just recent bags?

    • Tara February 19, 2015

      I fed my dog the playful life for a few years with no problem. I got a new bag, the original, in December. She ate about 1/2 the bag then started getting sick. Once she got sick six days later she had to be put down. I would assume it must be the recent bags.

  • Peg Bosko February 19, 2015

    My 6yr old german shepard died last st.patricks day. He dropped while playing with my son. Vet said listening to him she believed it was congestive heart failure. No xrays taken though. We gave him baneful all his life. Some of the above comments above did not fit him such as loss of hair, loss of weight etc. He acted healthy right to the end.

  • prscilla February 19, 2015

    I am very very concerned. i have a colly that has been loosing hair for years, always on beneful little bites for two years, and a chow/sheperad mix that has been throwing up every now and again for the same time frame, is their reprecussions for other pet owners. thankfully these are the only two symptoms they have. stop feeding today after reading this article. Very concerned pet owner!

  • Tina February 19, 2015

    That’s all we have ever fed our dogs. They were OK up to a couple of weeks ago our husky has been getting very sick one of our American Eskimos has been loosing his hair and our female has lost her last two litters.

  • Tara February 19, 2015

    We were feeding our boxer beneful. She got started having diarrhea and quit eating. The vet said she had an internal bleed and her liver was failing. We had to put her to sleep. It all happened within six days. Prior to that she was perfectly fine. Can not believe the food I was feeding her was killing her.

  • Jennifer Plummer February 19, 2015

    These posts have me so concerned. Our Alf (Border Collie) died in 2012 after he became violently ill. We took him to the vets on a Thursday and they did a full exam because we were so concerned about his excessive vomiting and drooling, that Sunday we had to rush him to the ER because he couldn’t even stand, they put him to sleep within 15 minutes of our arrival. We now have another Border collie and within the past few days he has started drooling, both dogs ate/eat Beneful.

  • Karen Hedegaard February 19, 2015

    My dog died in 2011 from this crap! I’ve spent over $1,000 on vet bills and cremation for her. I still miss her dearly…..

    • Jennifer Plummer February 19, 2015

      Karen we are in the same boat, we treat our fur babies as family members and will pay whatever it takes to get them healthy, but when the outcome from something so important as food, is death, it just drains you. We have our Alf in a beautiful keepsake box, nothing like having him here in person though

  • Donna Porter February 19, 2015

    OMG!!! My She-poo has had the fur falling off and really BAD smell for almost a year now, I thought it was her Allergies…and now I read this!! OMFG!!!

  • Chris February 20, 2015

    We used to buy beneful once in awhile. But after reading all this, never again. I now feed my dogs grain free, meat based food. I read all the ingredients in the food and treats. Have to say my dogs never got sick, thank goodness.

  • Carmen February 20, 2015

    OMG–We just lost our Labradoodle Angel two weeks ago. We fed her Beneful original beef since we brought her home 8 years ago. She wouldn’t eat the chicken. She died in our arms suddenly. She just got over a bout of diarrhea but we just put that up to being in Florida-a different environment from home in Ontario. In her early years she experienced two seizures and the vet just told us to keep an eye on her. No meds no explanation either. We are heart broken and now the guilt will set in wondering if we were negligent for feeding her this food full of toxins. Next time we get a pet we will research the best of the best food for our pets!

  • Michael hernandez February 20, 2015

    Yes that food is bad I change to that food for a day when my huskie would pick out a piece of food that she didn’t like and would take it out of her bowl and now seeing this I know why she did it and it looked very funny shape and look like shit

  • Jeff Roby February 20, 2015

    The replys from everyone are very overwhelming! Ive always known dog food is poison & with a limited budget, I am forced to find the best product @ the lowest price. I was dooped \by very misleading advertisement\ that it was healthy in comparison to other dog foods. I fed my dog beneful his whole life. He was constantly fighting allergies & skin problems. At age 6 he developed lupus! Shortly after his diagnosis, he developed a spinal disease & quickly lost ability to walk or hold his bowels. The Vet bill totaled well over $2,000 over the course of his last year. I would like to know more about this class action law suite. He was a GREAT dog and his life was cut very short but I’m sure the folks @ Purina are just glad he was able to add to there check books for 7 years.

  • Janet Shutley February 20, 2015

    Is there any cases recorded of lymphoma while being fed purina? Our Buddy just passed away and he has been fed baneful for years.

  • Ivy February 20, 2015

    Hasn’t anyone who feeds this food noticed the horrid smell……. I work at a large boarding kennel and I hate when people bring me Beneful I gag when I open the bag the smell is so bad. Also what about all the pretty colors HELLO people dogs don’t care what color their food is we all know that most dyes are not good for you so why would you feed them to your pet. I wouldn’t feed my dogs anything that comes from the grocery store. Alway remember you get what you paid for……..

  • Gerry February 20, 2015

    My 14 lb. little dog, a Bichon, almost died from the same symptoms and we couldn’t figure out how she could have been poisoned. After throwing up all night and having a very bloody bowel movement, we rushed her to the Vet. Hosp. where she was treated and slowly survived. I was feeding her the Beneful dry dog food and was feeding her the wet food also, thinking I was giving her something special. I am just thankful she lived and so sorry for those who didn’t make it.

  • brenda February 20, 2015

    I have fed my 7 yr old dog healthy weight for 6 yrs and my 3 yr old the puppy food and now healthy weight and have nevr had a problem… my dogs are 75 and 85 #

  • chris February 20, 2015

    My dog got very sick from this food.

  • Sandra February 20, 2015

    My miniature schnauzer died from internal bleeding 3 years ago. Bought their jerky treats and was giving him one a day. After I found out about the China find I threw them out but it was too late, the damage was already done.

  • tiyaz February 20, 2015

    I guess its not because the anti-freeze stuff or others. Some dogs died while some are doing well. I guess this is because the food contains some allergens and Purina mislabeled it. For instance, some of us cant eat peanut cause it leads to food allergy, which might have really bad consequences while some of us have no problem eating peanuts. Food safety issues can be categorized into two types – food allergy for a small group of people or food toxin for everyone. It works the same for the dogs.

  • Robin Clark February 20, 2015

    Our baby dog Bella died early December from what they thought was liver/kidney failure. Her liver was covered in lesions. She ate Beneful the last few years of her life. She was only 7 yrs old. Now I’m wondering if the food caused it.

  • Jamie February 20, 2015

    I fed my corgi beneful for about 2 years. Last year about this time she started getting sick and by September I finally had her put down. I could not bare to watch her getting weaker and weaker. Now to find it could have been the food I was giving her…it is heart breaking!

  • Angie February 20, 2015

    ANY THING made in China is bad for us and our pets. Only give your pets food and treats made in the USA or Canada.

  • April February 20, 2015

    My English Bulldog died in August of last year from internal bleeding. He ate this food for some time. He also had been loosing patches of hair.

  • Kristina February 20, 2015

    Our dog used to eat Beneful but went into liver failure. She has been on prescription meds and prescription food for the last few years. We have tried everything to get her liver enzymes down and our vet is amazed that she has done as good as she has. I think we would qualify for this suit

  • Mindy February 20, 2015

    I am in utter tears reading this horrible class act against Beneful. My Beagle of only 9 years passed away in September of 2014 after a sudden illness. I had been feeding Coconut Beneful ever since she was born (just about), and never thought twice about reading the label for the ingredients. Assuming that it would be for dogs and it should be pretty healthy for them. Especially how they have levels of age, weight, etc. I will do everything I can to pass the word about this and hope that Beneful finally gets removed off the shelves. I still cry everyday for her loss and wondered how she went at such an early age. Knowing that my sweet baby girl had been suffering in pain and eventually passed due to the toxins in her food makes me so very upset!

  • steven mirochnick February 20, 2015

    had to put down my little ceasar….maltese, started vomiting blood shortness of breath.. have 2 other dogs, sophie shes a westhighland terrior and princess… shes a minature pincher bought the big bag at Target….will by new food tonite

  • Marcella February 20, 2015

    OMG! I bought 2 bags of Benefull and then went back to Pure Balance. A couple of weeks after my dogs finished the last bag of beneful my yorkiepoo got very sick with bloody diarrhea and vomiting. Rushed her to the vet and thank God he was able to save her but the first thing he asked me was what kind of food she was on and if my neighbors might have poisoned her. Our other dogs were fine after eating it but I will never buy it again!

  • DeeDee February 20, 2015

    I have always said, what could be good about this food? Colored Kibble???Yellow ,Green , Red..What food or dog food has that ??Has to say that there are a lot of Artificial Ingredients in it. Many people use it, it is Cheap /Affordable. Dollar stores sell it. I would never buy my dog this type of food. Have seen dogs throw up and instantly know what kind of food their human parents feed them.. Most the time it isnt digested, and is bright and colorful. Not natural at all. If you love your dog, You do not have to buy the most expensive dog food out there, but you should look at the first 5 ingredients in it. And those words should be ones you can pronounce…. Sad to hear these stories of sick pets, heartbreaking !!

  • stacy February 20, 2015

    I have a havenese .im very concerned about her, I just recently changed to this cause she likes the softer food. She loves it she’s been eating it about 2 week’s and last 3-4 day she feels like crap not Herself. So now it’s 10pm and 1st time I’ve seen this and worried now. She’s thrown up several times over the last week.oh my..

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  • Donna Sims February 20, 2015

    I started feeding my dogs this a few months ago and didn’t think it had anything to do with the food but my older dog started losing weight and clumps of hair. I thought it her age. This past weekend she started getting terribly sick and Monday I had her put to sleep. If it was because of this food, I want someone to pay. She was my baby.

  • Kelly North February 20, 2015

    Grain free pet food is the only way to go. Eventually the other stuff will kill them.

  • Amanda February 20, 2015

    I had a beagle that I had to put down because of severe anemia and kidney failure last year. She was perfectly healthy at her check up 1 week before I had to put her down and then one day, she couldn’t walk, couldn’t hold her head up, couldn’t use the restroom for days! She ate Beneful for a long time before switching to IAMS 2 months before. I wonder if this food could still be the culprit…

  • michelle huckstadt February 20, 2015

    My dogs has been eating this food and 1 has skin problem and other is having sierzures. I’m stopping this food as of now

  • LynnRizzo February 20, 2015

    So, my Jack Russell is sick now and she eats Beneful. Is Beneful/Purina willing to make reparations ? Because my dog is worth Millions!

  • wow February 21, 2015

    pay attention guys. mycotoxin which is what killed this dog is from contaminated corn and grain being used in foods. Any crap food such as beneful, science diet, purina one, authority, kibbles and bits, alpo etc all contain grains and corn and have the ability to do this to your dog. Stop feeding corns and grains and you will have nothing to worry about.

  • Ashley Armstrong February 21, 2015

    I am in shock reading all the problems everyone else had. I had a 5 year old mix dog. She always had ear infections and rashes on her body. After may trips to the vet we thought it was some kind of allergy. I was giving her Benadryl in morning and at night to help stop her from ripping out her hair. This was the only food I ever fed her. She passed away in August 2014 after ripping out all of hair. I have not bought this dog food since and never will.

  • janie February 21, 2015

    Wow…I fed this crap to both my dogs and they both passed away.. I kept taking them to the vet because they got sick the vet didn’t know what the cause was I am wondering if I was poisoning my babies an didn’t even know it. ..sick to my stomach

  • Lauren February 21, 2015

    We fed both our dogs this for their last few months. They both had most of these symptoms. We had to put them both down within a few moths of eachother. This makes me so furious knowing it could have been the result of the food. We’ve spent so much money between vet bills and having to replace carpets throughout the house due to them getting sick everywhere. Never mind the mental anguish for our three kids and us. So upset!!

  • NYDogWhisperer February 21, 2015

    How can I join the suit?

  • Becky February 21, 2015

    It has been proven that if a dog eats dog food, that dog will die. Just sayin.

  • Amy Wickings February 21, 2015

    I have a 10 year old Boston Terrier who has always been healthy as a horse. He only eats the Purina Original Beneful dog food. He has recently become very sick…His vet says he is having seizures now and there is most likely something wrong with his kidneys and/or liver. I changed his food to an off brand food that does not contain propylene glycol as of today. He is going back to the vet soon, but we have to get the money first. Vet appointments are very expensive! But I will do anything to take care of my little boy. He has been in my family since he was just a puppy. I hate seeing him like this…So, how do I become part of this class action lawsuit? Where do I begin and where do I go?

  • Elizabeth W February 21, 2015

    Does anyone know how to join/file in regards to the current lawsuit? We had our dog on Beneful from age 2-6 battling severe pancreatitis and skin infections along the way. At age 6 were told she had extremely high liver enzymes and an ultrasound showed not only an enlarged liver but that it had damage. We then kicked ourselves and put her on the best diet we could find, however For the last 4 years we’ve been battling liver disease and diabetes amongst TONS of other issues incurring HUGE vet bills. I always went back to the old diet…could this been the cause of this our poor girls suffering? Since being on a cooked diet, she’s been doing much better considering, but the residual effects are VERY apparent. I’d be interested to make this story know if only to warn others and make sure food like this is taken off the shelves.

    • Tony W. April 6, 2015

      This sounds exactly like what happend to our beagle. He is still with us, but was very sick for sometime. Where do you get the information to join.

  • Chris February 21, 2015

    I have fed my lab beneful for the past two yearsup until recently when she started having seizures. This may explain what has been wrong with her!

    • linda February 21, 2015

      my labradoodle has been on this food for 3 years and last year started having seizures vet didn’t say anything about the food I was feeding her but as of today I will do some research to find what to feed her now

  • Karin February 21, 2015

    We lost 2 dogs from unexplained deaths. My sweet girl Maggie was 11 and within a week of her vomiting she was dead. Our 6 year old Standard Poodle Ruben died at age 6. He was 85 lbs and got down to 35 lbs when we put him down. The vet gave him every test under the sun, but after reading all these posting, I now know what killed our beautiful dogs…. We gave them nothing but Beneful… How can I get in the class action suit?? this is BS, rich corps, getting richer poisning our pets… this needs to stop…

  • Heather February 21, 2015

    I have my male dog who has been suffering seizures for 3 yrs. And I lost his sister to a weird thing she lost the use of her tail. Unable to move it at all. Then she lost the control of her bladder and she knew something was wrong but we could not do anything to help her. I made the decision to put her to sleep because that is what I believe she wanted. It released her pain. Thanks to this food. My life is very different now that I have lost one and the other one is seriously I’ll as well.We are from Canada and hope to be involved with this lawsuit.

  • Bob S February 21, 2015

    We have fed Beneful to our Bearded Collie for seven years. No issues (so far). But reading this made me go to Petco and buy some healthier non-grain dry food for him

  • Ghia February 21, 2015

    My Mikey has been hit with the same symptoms of these other animals….I am working hard at saving him…Hair loss, anxiety, skin itching, breathing, lumps….He is a part of our FAMILY and this is beyond what I can fathom. We trusted that the food we were feeding our animals was safe. You people are unbelievable…Where can we get sign on for this class action lawsuit.

  • Karen February 21, 2015

    We lost my sons dog Sobe in 2004 – jack russell terrier at 1 year old (approx) due to poisoning – vet said it looked like antifreeze poisoning but there was no antifreeze anywhere on the property – the dog food that we fed Sobe was beneful. we suspected the dog food ever since. We spent $3,000 trying to save Sobes life, my son was 12 years old at the time. Id love to be part of this class action.

  • Jessica February 21, 2015

    Just read this article yesterday. We now believe our best dog ever died from this food 5 years ago. She was sick sick sick. Took her to the vet and they said she had internal bleeding and was in liver failure. No way to save her. Wish I’d have known.

  • Christine Maire February 21, 2015

    That’s how my dogs all are. They wont eat any other kind and if they do they get sick.

  • BRENDA MILLER February 21, 2015

    We had been feeding our Boxer (Rocky) this dog food for probably 6 months. He had several bouts of urinating blood and loss of appetite, we have taken him to the Vet 4 times, they did blood work and it was normal but he was actually peeing pure blood. They said that he had a bad urinary tract infection every time we took him. They did ask me if there was any chance he could have got into poison like mice or rat poison. He is an inside dog and we don’t have anything like that in our home, when he goes to the bathroom we take him on a leash every time. We actually thought we were going to loose him around November of 2014 he was really sick. He also has spells where his stomach makes really bad noises and he can’t eat at all and he shakes really bad. I made the decision to change his food just by chance he was allergic to something in it. We changed to Purina One pure instinct and he has been doing some better, no more peeing blood. I’m seriously going to do some research and change his food to something better now. I just want Purina to be responsible for all the pain they have caused these people that have lost their pets due to this. I think the only thing that saved our Rocky is there were a lot of people sending up prayers for him.

  • Joanne Civitello February 21, 2015

    My precious yorkie Maggie is suffering right now…being treated. How does one get in on this lawsuit? And of course we changed dogfood

  • Maleah February 21, 2015

    My dog got really ill when I switched her to Beneful from another brand even though I mixed them gradually to switch! We threw it all out! They had to give her iv fluids and she couldn’t even move at all she was so dehydrate from vomit and diarrhea! Switched her to proplan lamb and never had another problem…she’s 8 and healthy now!

  • Jamie February 21, 2015

    Would like more info on the class action suit. My dog and my mom’s dog eat birth the wet and dry and some symptoms im reading hills true in my terrier

  • Carol February 21, 2015

    I have been feeding this to my pets for 9 yrs and only change flavors and have had no issues but I would love more information on the class action.

  • Stephanie February 21, 2015

    I just lost my dog on January 22. I bought him a bag of this dog food in December. He died basically the same way stated in the artical. I thought his kidneys just shut down. Now I wish I would of had an autopsy.

  • susan February 22, 2015

    So many beloved lives lost ,Purina does not care, they know there food is killing and don’t need to research the cause or make any changes because they already know and just don’t care ,as in people there are many degrees of sickness associated with nestle and Purina products ,that come about according to the individual immune system,that’s why there are so many different diseases and cancers that result from the ingestion of these products so they just don’t care ,about the dogs, cats, or people who eat or drink their products because they already have their money ,the money is what they care about,so robin you should be employed by them and go to he’ll with them and their money

  • Debra February 22, 2015

    We have been using this product Purina Beneful dog food for a couple of years, and lately our oldest Doxie has been acting really funny, but after reading this I am going back to the Vet. who has been trying to find out why he is so (for lack of a better word) lazy, and has been throwing up a lot lately. I am so glad I found this on my e-mail. Good luck on the law suit. Again, thanks for this information.

  • Kyleen February 22, 2015

    As a dog groomer, I see a lot of pets who come in sick or have health problems because of cheap food. A lot of people don’t realise that the corns, wheats, and artificial dyes and preservatives have a lot to do with their dogs health- most animals have allergic reactions to the food! Most common symptoms or signs that it’s your food is constant ear infections, yeast infections, dry/itchy skin, dandruff, sometimes even their bowel movements tell you! Pay attention to the signs your dogs give you!!

  • alex parker February 22, 2015

    our families fur baby savannah was only feed purina her entire life. we had to put her down for liver failure when she was 7 years old i am willing to bet my life that her liver failed because we have fed her this tainted food

  • Julie February 22, 2015

    I am so very sorry for your losses. I have a Norfolk Terrier and a Cockapoo. I researched what was in these cheap commercial dog foods before I got my dogs and decided then that they would never eat any of it ever. Instead, I learned how to cook for them and add supplements to balance what they need. My terrier is 7 and my cockapoo is 6 and my holistic vet told me the best thing I could ever do for my dogs is exactly what I am doing for them. They are both very healthy. My heart breaks for all of you who have had your beloved puppy babies have to endure such an unnecessary ordeal. Pet food companies should be ashamed of themselves for not being truthful about their products and how harmful they truly are. Unsuspecting responsible dog lovers trust that every food is safe and never learn what is in it until its too late. I used to try to tell people what was actually in it and nobody believed me… instead I got snickers and jabs because I cook for them. So I stopped trying to talk to people about it. It does not take that much time to prepare meals for them with foods that they are allowed to have. Pet food companies need to be held accountable and I will always be grateful that my curiosity got the better of me and I found out first because everyone deserves to know what their pets are eating and all you have to do is google what is actually in commercial dog food and it is disgusting. My heart is with all who have suffered a loss.

  • Jeff February 22, 2015

    How do I get involved on rhis suit? Had 2 dogs get very sick from this crap and just had to put down my best friend Bubbas. He had massive bleeding, explosive bloody poop, and died in my arms at my vet. Luckily the other 2 recovered. Bubbas was my truck dog who survived travel to all 48 contential United States and 2 forigien countries, only to die from eating food from a “trusted” name only 2 years after I retired him and I from trucking… I miss my best friend…

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  • Shauna February 22, 2015

    This makes me sick. We just lost our little dog a week ago. I fed her Beneful for the last 6 months and just switched to another brand that our Vet recommended. She died quickly from thrombocytopenia. Her platlets were only 20,000 and they should be 200,000-300,000. She had internal bleeding. She bled into her brain and died. She was only around 5 y/o. A great rescue dog by my in-laws who both died last year and that was how we got her. And she brought so much joy into our life. She was our child that we could never have. I hope I hear about this outcome.

  • Abby February 22, 2015

    We had the sweetest Sharpei named Zeus. He was in the best health. We were feeding him Pedigree canned but it kept him so gassy, I started looking for a dry he might like. He loved the Beneful and ate it for about 2 years. He had been ing great health. One day, we took him for a ride, came home. About 45 minutes later, he was acting strange and panting hard. My husband rushed him to the emergency vet and discovered he had kidney cancer and his kidney had ruptured. Our only option was to put him to sleep because when his kidney ruptured, it spread all those cancer cells to the rest of his organs. So within about 2 hours, he went from healthy to a ruptured cancerous kidney. THIS WAS A HEALTHY DOG! I have always thought the Beneful was what caused it and I always will. PLEASE…if you love your dog, stop feeding them this food! I miss Zeus everyday and wish somebody had warned us.

  • Victoria February 23, 2015

    No wonder my multipoo got diarrhea from this and wouldn’t eat it unless I mixed something else with it! I thought it was the normal small dog fussy eater issues. The Animal Hospital never asked me what I was feeling her when I brought her in to be checked out and put on meds for diarrhea! Thank God I went to all natural foods for her only, not even knowing about this till now! WTH…Nestlé

  • Steve February 23, 2015

    I did not know about this until I read a post about it on Facebook today. I have been feeding Beneful to our German Shepherd for over a year. He became ill 4 days ago, we thought it was just a 24 hour bug or something and the next day he died. We were shocked and wanted to know why, now we know!

  • VeryAngry February 23, 2015

    We just lost our golden doodle over christmas. The symptoms he suffered from MATCH EXACTLY the symptoms in this lawsuit. His body cavity was filling with blood and he had a large tumor on his liver. We were forced to put him down. At first we chalked it up to age but now I read this…all he ate was Beneful. What the hell are the odds that his symptoms MATCH what everyone else is seeing??

    AND ANOTHER THING…everything can “seem okay” for a long while on this food. Our dog became sick almost overnight, very suddenly.

    To say I am angry right now is an understatement.

    • Caroline Snyder in West Virginia February 23, 2015

      The attorneys for this case told us that ANYONE in the US who has had ANY issue with Nestle-Purina’s Beneful causing illness or death is highly encouraged to phone the team handling the Class Action Lawsuit at: 877-667-4265 or 407-452-6990 They will conduct a phone interview no matter where you are. So CALL – NOW! Participation will not cost you a dime!

  • Elizabeth Fulks February 23, 2015

    This is what can happen when dog food is made outside of the United States. These other countries do not have the same regulations as we do. I hate that all these owners have suffered the loss of a pet and for those whose pets have suffered.

  • Andrea February 23, 2015

    I lost my best friend almost 2 years ago to liver failure. He was extremely healthy dog with a slight allergy to his food. I changed him to Beneful, which seemed to have helped with his allergic reactions. Soon after, his liver enzymes were off the charts. He continued to have liver disintegration. They said he had Copper Storage Disease, which is not heard of in Lab mix dogs. Medication was extremely expensive and barely helpful. He then began having seizures. I lost him a month before his 9th birthday and miss him everyday. It broke my heart to read this lawsuit thinking that his food could have been the cause of this.

  • dawn February 23, 2015

    My dog got very sick when we first got him. I also was feeding beneful after 2 weeks he had diarrhea, vomiting and a seizure which caused him to collapse on me. We rushed him to the emergency vet after almost a thousand dollars. I switched food to pro plan lamb and rice but never thought beneful caused it. I thought he ate something off street or maybe stress since we just rescued him 2 weeks prior. He is 8 years old. This is very disturbing to read. Who do I contact to join the class action suit. He hasn’t jag problem since switching food.

  • adriana malinski February 23, 2015

    We have a 3 year old beagle min pIn mix. We have have him for 2 years we have been feeding him beneful for the 2 years we have had him. He has been sick on an off. He has pain attacks that last 3 to 6 hours at times. Vet can’t find what could be wrong. We have spent hundreds of dollars on vet bills. Not to mentioned the thousands on the actual food product. Defiantly Switching foods immediately!!

  • k.sierra February 23, 2015

    I stop using beneful about a couple of month ago my dog Siberian husky ate this stuff for 4 yrs . I found out about a no grain food and fillers dry food. So I’m. Feeding him blue wilderness and blue buffalo. The sales girl at pet land said Purina was killing the animals . It was giving liver damage and kidney failure. I can’t bear my baby to die ,from evil unconscious humans. I see enough death at the hospital I work for. I don’t need my baby to die. I think I’m going to boil my own chicken and meat so I can feed it to my doggy.I thank God that he didn’t get sick. Plus I feed my dog greens leaves so he purges his belly. and toxins. come out .

  • lynne ferguson February 23, 2015

    i am really sorry to hear of everyones losses.. sorry to say but my pets are not going through what everyone else has seen.. all my pets are raised on purina foods. including the beneful products..

    • VeryAngry February 24, 2015

      Please be careful. The one common thread, if you read all the stories here, is that the animals may eat Beneful even for years without noticable effects and then BOOM, it happens. I cant say why…maybe age makes them less immune to the toxins and it catches up with them. Maybe some batches of Beneful are more toxic than others. But bottom line…just be careful. Our dog was literally fine one day and having stomach spasms the next, his body cavity filling with blood. Looks CAN be deceiving…why take the chance? There is enough of a cloud hanging over Beneful (or BANEful as I now call it) that I would avoid it like the plague. Until I came here I didnt even know Purina was now owned by Nestle, one of the most evil corporations on the planet. Sure seems like a lot of people here lost their pets between December-January…I wonder if we all had the same lot number?

  • rachel February 24, 2015

    I thought the same thing with my 5 pound 13 year old Chihuahua. He’s been eating it for over 10 years (the wet food). He came down with ALL of the symptoms, including blindness, neurological disorders, and seizures. I NEVER heard this or he would have been fed REAL food much sooner. He was so picky and this was all he would eat (so I thought). My dog is dying from this food. Its your choice to continue feeding it to your pet.

  • shawna February 24, 2015

    Is it just Purina beniful one or is it for other brands also cause my mom dog are using a different purina dog food and her dogs are having problems also

  • neil lengel February 24, 2015

    fed this benaful to my pit for a few years and she seemed fine with it till one day we got a new bag and she threw it up and was sick and lethargic for two days. She seemed to recover but refused to eat take treats or even drink. Two days later she started to waste away. Took her to emergency vet where they said she was bleeding internally, probably from a tumor. They took xrays and discovered masses all over her liver and lungs along with bleeding internally. They never did actual tests to determine it was cancer. After reading all posts here and other sites I am convinced something with her Purina benaful caused this. We had to put her down as we didn’t want her to be in pain.hardest thing I ever had to do..just wish I would’ve heard about this dog food being poison before I fed the rest to my rats and mice. I lost over half my colony shortly after..plus none left to test this poison. Please animal lovers pick another food for your beloved pets so you don’t have to go through what I did

  • Jeff Colotti February 24, 2015

    This is the e-mail i sent the FDA. I have two dogs one beagle that will be four on July 3rd and a Australian Sheppard mix that will be 13 May 15th that I have always feed Benaful. Last week the Beagle quit eating while the Australian Sheppard would eat but only about half of her normal amount but she would then vomit within a few hours of eating and they were both loosing an extreme amount of weight. I thought they were just sick so I read up on what to do to help them and found that the food I was feeding them was killing dogs. I then bought a new dog food and they both ate it about as fast as I could put it in their dish. They knew it was bad but I didn’t so I feel awful for poisoning my own pets but also concerned that Purina is still selling this product. I can only hope that something will be done to prevent this problem and that I have not shortened my pets life by trusting that I was feeding them a safe food.

    Thanks, Jeff Colotti.
    I lost my Zoie on march 15th 2013 and i still have the rest of the bag of food if it helps any one.

  • Teresa Fisher February 24, 2015

    I hope they put those monsters out of business! They’ve known for several years their dog food was toxic and did nothing! I suspected and am now convinced Beneful killed my 1 1/2 year old Corgi. She died unexpectedly of unexplained liver failure January 2012. Ive had many dogs in my 50+ years and have never seen a dog die such a horrible and painful death.

  • Darin Bartlett February 24, 2015

    My dog, Skip, is 14 years old and we have been feeding him Benneful his whole life and he has been treated and hospitalized his whole life for had stomach and intestinal problems; and two weeks ago bring the latest hospitalization bloody diarrhea and liver problems! I am so upset. Please contact me so they will pay the price if something happens to my dog! Sincerely, Darin Bartlett

  • bobbie knox February 24, 2015

    This is soooooooo true, my dog almost died from eating this dog food and it made her so sensitive to other things. She is on prescription dog food and now doing well. It was very scary as we had notidea what was wrong with her and by the time we were able to get her to the vet she was dehydrated and almost comatose from vomiting so much.

  • Barbara Hall February 24, 2015

    I had a Cocker Spaniel that died in 2011 at 8 years old from bleeding in the lungs and stomach and I also have another dog that is losing her hair, foil odor and been operated on for tumors and pukes all the time and I also have another dog that had seizures and pukes and I also have a 3 year old Shih Tzu that pukes and has fleem. I never dreamed that Beneful dog food was making dogs sick and that I had been feeding it to my dogs for years.

  • Brenda Sveda February 24, 2015

    This was the only kind of food my Betsy would eat. She died but we thought she had a heart attack. Did not question anything else. Hopefully, it was not from the food.

  • Carol February 24, 2015

    For now we are one of the lucky ones! My beloved dog Tippy was deathly ill and I can only attribute it to Beneful! For years she did okay on this food. Something in the formula changed. After foamy vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy, the vet discovered anemia. While she was in the vet hospital they gave her more Beneful until I made them stop! Her anemia was level 9. We never found the cause after every test in the book. She received a blood transfusion on Superbowl Sunday. The anemia was completely reversed and she is now at 44. She is doing great! Needless to say no more Beneful!!! We use Stella & Chewy’s freeze dried raw. Never saw her eat with such relish. This stuff is garbage.

  • Christine Stephens February 24, 2015

    My cocker spaniel, Buddy, died on August 31, 2013. I fed him both Beneful Original and the Healthy Fiesta. He also got the Beneful dog biscuits. Buddy died after about 3 days of dehydration, throwing up, diarrhea and finally seizures. He would have been 12 yrs old on October 12th and I miss him so much. I wish I had known about this as I would have changed what I was feeding him.

  • Craig and Mary Hildebrand February 24, 2015

    We feed our dogs benefit dog food the last 7 months of their lives. We lost 1 in August, 1 in October, and the last in December. Prior to changing we’ d used science diet…but figured we’d try this as more cost effective and the girls liked it…all died of acute renal failure….we were so heart broken….now it makes sense…after almost 5000$ of vet bills…we know…why would a company do this?

  • TJ& Stephanie Schroder February 24, 2015

    My husband and I have Lab sisters that are almost 8 years old… they have been on beneful since they were puppies. we have spent SEVERAL thousand dollars in vet bills for issues that they can not find an answer to through blood work, scans, ect. Our Yellow lab had suffered seizures and an ability to not walk after such.. our Black lab has had spells of not eating, diarrhea, vomiting, and to such an extent where she would not move.. all making some sense now but after the thousands that we have paid trying to figure this out.. what is the extent of their permanent damage suffered??? I had a Rottweiler prior that was on the same food and passed away from kidney failure??! Is this another case of the same chemicals in this food poisoning our animals??!! How do we go about joining this lawsuit to help replenish the financial loss that we have suffered from their neglect??!

  • Dawn February 24, 2015

    I am now more certain that this is what killed my 6 year old boxer. He had been vomiting having seizures and foaming at the mouth. The vet thought acid reflux and to just watch him. He started having continuing epileptic seizures. We had to take him to the emergency vet. They gave him phenobarbital and valium and still couldnt get the seizures to stop. The vet said he didnt know what was causing the seizures but it could of been poisoning or internal bleeding. Wished I had seen this before maybe i could have saved him. Makes me sick to know that i feed my baby this stuff.

  • Judy February 24, 2015

    My Yorkie is 7 years old and I had been feeding her Beneful up until 1 year ago. Last year she became very ill with vomiting, diarrhea, and would just lie around all day. She would scratch and lick herself relentlessly. I took her to the Vet and he said that she was overweight at 5 lbs. I wasnt buying that because that’s what she always weighed. It seemed like every time she ate her Beneful Healthy Weight she would become sick. So I figured that it might be her food so I changed her food and within several weeks she was a different dog. I truly believe that Beneful was making her Ill and caused the constant scratching. So if your feeding your dog this brand, please stop.

  • Nancy Mannings February 24, 2015

    I have 2 puppies chichicau and they eat Beniful I was wondering why they sometimes vomite and throw up blood it either came from there backside or from there mouth I was very worried but didnt have moneys for vet now I know their little stomachs are probably torn up inside DAMN THAT BENIFUL you better believe as soon as I find out how to get in that lawsuit here I come

  • Jessica Conklin February 24, 2015

    My dog became ill in June with elevated liver levels all of a sudden. She had been eating Beniful dry and wet since I got her. She was not getting better so I took her to Cornell Vet Hospital for an ultrasound. They discovered a mass on her liver. I had her another 4 months before I had to put her down because she was no longer eat, she was retaining fluid and diarrhea. If anyone knows how to join the lawsuit, please let me know…my dog was my life

  • Ethel Vasilakis February 24, 2015

    I am personally boycotting all Nestle Brands. http://www.nestle.com/brands. They have lost my trust. My doxie became ill after using this food. A variety of symptoms including infections, diarrhea. After almost 1000.00 and months of treatment, he is better but not the same dog. His spirit is better, but his body is not the same. I have since switched him to food made in the US that is whey, corn and soy free. This has made a difference along with all the meds. This little guy lost 1/3 of his body weight. Scooter is a treasured member of our family, he is still not 100%. I pray he recovers fully, he is too young to go and everything to my aging parents. It is beyond comprehension that injury or death of an animal is not treated as injury or death of a human. One buys a brand name because it should be better

  • sue February 24, 2015

    my poor dog wizard died in 2012 Christmas eve from eating beneful,sad the dog was always having reactions some allergy they couldn’t find out why when I mentioned I feed him beeful the vet said take him off immediately,poor wiz it was too late,he died painfully,he lost his hair previously in lots of places,then even after took him off he was fed that for 10 years or so,the night he finally passed a huge whole opened on his side,we took him to the vet and we had to put him too sleep.he was poisoned from beneful,his upper teeth were pulled years earlier,tumors and masses all over,please contact me at my email susanpender47@comcast.net id like to join this classaction case.purina took from me a beautiful kind dog,ive been telling friends for years do not use beneful its poison. please help me,i lost my best friend over there I don’t care attitude,its all about the money.sickning

  • Chana February 24, 2015

    We exclusively fed our border collie Beneful. She developed seizures and was treated for epilepsy after poisoning was ruled out because logistically it wasn’t possible for her to come into contact with a toxin. A year later her seizures became uncontrollable (daily) even with an increase in medication. While we were on vacation she was fed Eukenuba. Her seizures lessened within days and was not given Beneful again. We cross referenced the ingredients in both and treated it as an allergy to something in the Beneful. Several weeks later she was taken off her medication. She still occasionally has seizures so I am concerned that there was permanant damage done, but am so thankful she didn’t go another day of eating her Beneful.

  • Katja February 24, 2015

    Since my dogs are older, I usually feed them Pedigree Adult. This past Thursday I was out of dog food so I went to the store to pick some up. They were out of the usual Pedigree Adult so I grabbed a small bag of Purina Beneful Healthy Weight. Friday morning my beloved Lucy seemed ok. I took my dogs out and went to work. When I got home in the evening, my Lucy just didn’t seem her rambunctious self. She wasn’t excited as usual when I came home and seemed tired. At about 7pm, she had a seizure, the first one I have ever witnessed with her. She had never had seizures before. The seizures continued, she was placed on anti-seizure medication but Saturday morning, the seizures were uncontrollable and couldn’t be stopped. Lucy died this Saturday, on my birthday. It was a very tragic and emotionally straining weekend for me and my children as we witnessed our beloved Lucy go through this. Lucy was a very healthy boxer/ hound mix. She never had any problems until she ate this food. These people are sick and are certainly not animal lovers as they continue to produce this poison and continue to kill and torture our family members.

  • Tammy February 24, 2015

    My 10 year old boxer (Rocky) has been eating beneful only since we adopted him 3 years ago. He was a little overweight so when he began loosing some weight a couple months ago I did not make an issue. However, shortly after he began having diarrhea and vomiting. He has lost almost 30 pounds in 2 months and he is skin and bones. We though initially cancer since Boxers are prone to that and that is not the case. We have paid for xrays, blood work, various other foods, steroid meds etc and nothing. He refuses to eat. We have tried other dog foods, soft food, treats, rice and ground turkey, baby food, and even human food. He has and is healthy in all other aspects and we have taken him to 2 other vets for other opinions and nobody understands what is wrong with him. He has most of the symptoms from this toxic food and I want this company to pay whatever the cost to get my dog healthy before he passes away and reimburse me for all of my vet expenses. I am livid.

  • Lisa February 24, 2015

    My dog died August 2013 and my cat died in March 2014. They used to both eat each others food, both Purina products – the dog specifically ate Beneful the cat ate Friskies – both Purina products. Sad. -(

  • Jaime February 25, 2015

    My sweet Bella had seizures and massive vomiting took her into the vet and was told her pancreas and liver were failing- we fed her nothing but this brand! She was nothing but healthy till this last bag. She died 2 days after getting sick. How do others join in making this company pay for their mistakes?

  • Angela February 25, 2015

    I started my German Shepard out on Eukanuba to ensure he was healthy, then switched him over to Beneful where he ate that food for a couple months. One day I found him just lying on the floor breathing hard and could barely walk and wouldn’t even drink water. We carried my 70 pound puppy to the car and to the vet. After not even a hour I get a call saying you need to get here and quick. MY dog had to be put on oxygen and they had to have chest compression’s, what was I told that he was poisoned that he had internal bleeding and it killed him so fast there was nothing they could do. I saw my puppy take his last breathe and there was nothing we could do about it. He was a house puppy. And I thought I was giving him really good food, to finally find out the food is what killed him. I hope they completely shut down Purina…

  • Rick Zimmerman February 25, 2015

    We’very been feeding our German Shepherds Benniful for years, and this is the first time I’ve heard of any problems. It now makes sense why we’ve lost 2 of our dogs over the past 10 years. Max suffered from bloat and had to have surgery. He lost his spleen in that bout. Beau suffered from an immunity disorder. He lost circulation in his extremities. Tips of his ears died, he lost fur on his legs and paws and was sick often. How do I sign up for this lawsuit? Damn corporations are only out for the money, while we lose parts of our family.

  • Sharon February 25, 2015

    I want to know how to get on this lawsuit as well. Long story short, we had a perfectly healthy American Bulldog who had just turned 1 and we were feeding him this food. He just one day collasped and we rushed him to the vet to find he had a mass on his lungs that ruptured and they couldn’t save him. Also, noticed now that I read this article that he was losing weight as well. We have 2 other dogs and recently got another AB. Now that I read this I am noticing again that he is maintaing weight not gaining, and some other minor symptoms. I am stopping this food immediately. Also, noticing that all 3 dogs are losing hair and their skins are very very dry. I will def. not be using anymore and will follow this lawsuit carefully.

  • Ashley schemm February 25, 2015

    We lost our english bulldog in August of 2014. Fed him beneful for years. He had vomiting, diarrhea, liver problems, and white gums. Happened so suddenly. Became ill and had to be put down within 2 weeks. Never got any answers on why he got sick at 8 yrs old. Never once thought it could be his food. Please change your dog food

    • Ashley February 25, 2015

      Please let me know how to join lawsuit

      • Gail February 25, 2015

        Yes – please let me know how to become part of the class action lawsuit against Purina.

  • Vicki February 25, 2015

    I had often fed my dogs Beneful, as one was older with a weight problem. In Oct 2014 she had three days of seizures and I came home to find her dead. 10 days later, he daughter was so ill I took her to the vet and they had to put her to sleep (All kinds of stomach issues including organ failure. She was 5 yr old) A few days later, another one of my dogs developed the same symptoms as dog #2, luckily the vet saved her with emergency surgery, or would have died as well. The vet said it was a virus in their female parts but could not fully convince me, to me 3 dogs deathly ill in less than 30 days did not sit well with me. Beneful, did you kill my babies???

  • Gail February 25, 2015

    My female beagle, Lucy, is 14 years old. She recently joined me in Houston from Florida two months ago. Because she has always had a weight problem, I started her on Beneful six weeks ago – thinking it would be healthier than the table scraps in the long run. Three weeks ago, I noticed a great deal of her coat was coming out in clumps, leaving bald spots all over her body. I also began noticing large skin growths that seemed to be multiplying overnight. Initially, I brushed it off, as part of getting old – but last night she had vomited repeatedly on the living room tiles. I was not aware of this issue surrounding Beneful. I am scared that I will lose my only child.

  • Donna Remrey February 25, 2015

    We fed this to our dogs a few months ago… and now one is dead!! I am so upset!! This is outrageous!!!!!

  • Tessa Mast February 25, 2015

    Where do you file a complaint? Our dog also died from eating beneful, she lost kidney function among many other things.

  • Cheryl Grainger February 25, 2015

    I too lost my precious 8 yr old Shi Tzu to liver decease in March, 2013. He ate Beneful since he was a puppy. Is this what happened to him? The vet had no answers. How do I get involved with this class action lawsuit?

  • Miranda February 25, 2015

    My little Odie was a very healthy active fox terrier until April of 2014 when he became sore and stiff and couldn’t get up on the furniture so I took him to the vet were they gave him pain pills and those didn’t work then they gave him gabapentin and said he must have hurt his back or something which we never saw any injury occur but anythings possible at this point those weren’t helping him so I took him back to the vet because he quit eating said just wait a little longer to see if it will help cuz back injuries take time to heal but then he started getting a rash on his nose so I called the vet and asked about being allergic to the meds they said not likely! Well the sores continued to grow and bleed and they gave a cone to put over his head to stop him from scratching it open well that didn’t help he would yelp to get outside before he had diarrhea in the house which he would barely make it outside which occasionally he wouldn’t but when he was done he would drag his face cone and all across the concrete driveway to relieve the itching and that resulting in dangling blood clots from his face so I rushed him to the vet once again this time the vet walked in with an immediate discouragement on her face she let me know there was something seriously wrong with his liver!! So within 3 weeks and $1500 in vet bills I had to put my dog down I laid with him as he went to sleep and cried my heart out for he was one of my babies!! ALL I EVER FED HIM WAS BENEFUL DAG FOOD!! RIP my lil Odie-Boy momma loves you!!!

  • Christine February 25, 2015

    Our dog Shelby died 3yrs ago. Renal failure and what turned out to be a massive blood clot in her abdomen. Her blood work came back with toxins in it and we had no idea what happend. She died 4 days later. I will never feed any dog Beneful I will not even give those treats to our dog now. I firmly beleive it was the Beneful that killed her. She was not the kind of dog to get into eating all kinds of stuff. I never wanted to feed her it but she refused to eat anything else. I would like to join the class action lawsuit so they can’t hurt anymore dogs! I miss my Shelby. Our new adopted dog eats only Blue Buffao.

  • Carolyn Mione February 25, 2015

    My husband just heard about this today, I don’t know if I’m contacting the correct person but here’s my story. We had 11.5 year old mixed bread who was healthy most of her life until February of this year. She was vomiting and shaking almost every day. We took her to an emergency vet and after blood work was done, we were advised she had some sort of inflammation. She had eaten Benefuls wet and dry food since it came on the market. In September we brought her to our vet for her yearly check up and were told that she had lost 5 lbs. (10% of her weight). We attributed that to that we had stopped giving her table straps. October 2014 she slowed down eating her dry Benefuls and on December 4, 2014 she refused her wet Benefuls. We spent $5,000.00 trying to find out what was wrong with her. The day she died (not assisted) we find out she did not have cancer and they did not know what was causing these symptoms. Reading this today we see that she had most of the symptoms listed in the class action suit. Thickening of the stomach and liver malfunction vomiting and diarrhea, dehydration and weight loss. the last 10 days of her life we feed her hamburger or chicken and rice when we could coax her to eat.

  • Luann Burk February 25, 2015

    same thing happened to my dog,she was 10yrs old and she was weak ,loseing weight,throwing up and i had her to the vet for test,stool checked and gave her anibiotics,the vet said something about her liver level she stoped eating and we had to put her down 3 months ago.and i never buy beneful but that 1 time.

  • Barbara February 25, 2015

    I am just sick to my stomach with grief. Both our Goldens ate Beneful since the day we adopted them and they love it. Cassie died Jan 2013 from a massive seizure that she did not recover from. No other systems with her. Heidi died this past November after having to be put down, we were devastated. It was the second time she was having problems breathing, lethargy, bloody diarrhea etc. But this time when we rushed her to the Emergency Hospital they also find internal bleeding around her heart, and stomach and a mass on her liver. She wasn’t even aware of what was going on she was so out of it She was given oxygen and finally started to come around enough to recognize us and for us to say a tearful goodbye. We never once thought it was the food we were giving her. Five months before Heidi died she was put on a strict organic diet that did not include Beneful but we are absolutely sure, after everything we have seen and read, that the damage was already done. We definitely want to be apart of this class action suit. No other pet or owner should have to go through what we have and not have someone accountable.

    • Joe February 25, 2015

      Maybe this can help–more data. Our Dachsund was sick for three years from eating Nutra Max dry dog food. We did confirm it was this food, because once we switched to a different brand our dog was no longer sick. I realize its not Purina food, but my point is both different brand foods may have that common food active ingredient that is the root cause of effecting all of these dogs.

  • Amanda Goddard February 25, 2015

    I first heard of this last night and immediately went to the store to purchase new dog food for our loving Lab Molly. The saddest part is we lost her best friend and our beloved Spencer almost 2 years ago. At the time of his death the vet said he had internal bleeding and could not say exactly what was causing it. Since then we have taken Molly to the vet several times costing crazy amounts of money, the most recent visit cost us over $900. She has gone in with different issues ranging from bloody diarrhea, vomiting and kidneys issues and each time they have not been able to come up with any solid reason. It makes absolutely sick to now realize that we were slowing killing our pets. I firmly believe that the Beneful dog food is what killed our Spencer and has caused so many issues with Molly. We love ours dogs they are our family, Spencer was the first “child” that my husband and I raised together. He was the absolute best dog anyone could ask for and we were both completely devastated by the loss. Now to read that we lost him because of what we fed him is HEARTBREAKING to say the least….where do I join this class action lawsuit?

  • Beth February 25, 2015

    My dog passed two weeks ago with the exact same sideeffects, internal bleeding of the stomach, liver and gallbladder failure and tumors. I hope no one ever has to go through what I did with my dog. Where do I sign up for updates to this lawsuit?

  • Sharina February 25, 2015

    I was feeding Purina Beneful to my puppy and within a month she has serious skin issues and also diaherrea and vomiting. I took her to the vet they did all kinds of tests on her and couldn’t figure it out. I finally changed dog foods and she didn’t have any more problems. Her skin is healed and she is in great health.

  • Gina February 25, 2015

    Anyones pet have hair loss or skin problems from this food?

    • James March 3, 2015

      Yes lose lots hair. Also little sores turned into blister with puss.

  • Kimberly Kernler February 25, 2015

    Unfortunately for my Husband & I we have Lost 3 Dachshunds to this food, this is the only food they ever ate & our vet had us switch to hills with our last one just in time to save him. I gave them the wet & dry & never thought it was the food, we asked the vet & she had a hunch that it was, but was not 100%. But after reading this I told her about it & that is when we made the switch, our last Dachshund was having stomach problems & ever since we switched has been fine. I trusted these people that is what really hurts, & the fact that my Babies had to die because of them.

  • Tessa February 25, 2015

    Our dog Charlie was a shar pei – chow mix. We always fed her beneful. We got her shortly after we got married. She was only 6 when she started having all kinds of problems. First we noticed blood in her urine, then she stopped eating, and became lathargic. She was laying under the table and when you tried talking to her she wouldn’t pay attention or jump up and come when you called like she always would. We took her to the vet and they suggested possible kidney infection and put her on meds and said if this doesn’t help in a week bring her back in. Before a week was up she sat in the kitchen trying to urinate on the floor but nothing happened yet she sat there anyway trying and we knew immediately she needed help. We took her to an animal emergency clinic and they put her on an iv and gave her anti-inflammatories to try to get the swelling of her insides down and put in a catheter because she could no longer go on her own. At this point they told us there was nothing more that they could do for her so we brought her to our vet and they ran tests but couldn’t pin point the problem they said they could offer exploratory surgery but couldn’t promise they would be able to find the cause and that it was very costly and she was in a lot of pain and they recommened that they put her down. We waited as long as we could and already owed the animal hospital and vet over $2,000, we couldn’t afford the surgery as well. We ended up against everything in me having to put her down. This was a horrible experience for me and my whole family. I only wish I could have known then that it was the dog food she was eating. We lost her around 3 years ago and I miss her every day.

  • Tatia Tate February 25, 2015

    I have two Pomeranians that were on Beneful Healthy Weight. Each dog was from completely different breeders. Each one now has thyroid damage and has to take thyroid medication for the rest of there lives. My mom had a Soft-coated Wheaton Terrier that was on Beneful Heathy Weight and died from kidney failure. How do we become part of this lawsuit?

  • Carol February 25, 2015

    My four year old Bulldog was fed this and became very sick with an unknown illness, bloodwork, X-rays, exploratory surgery, prescribed treatment and a few overnight stays at the vet to be rehydrated. Nothing helped and nothing led to a accurate diagnoses. The vet was diligent and did not charge exuberant fees because he was baffled by what was going on. Finally his illness progressed to the point I had to say goodbye to my beloved pet. He suffered diarea, seizures, weight loss, hair loss, etc. I FED HIM THIS FOOD …. THIS FOOD, I THOUGHT TO BE HEALTHY.

  • Mary February 25, 2015

    My 10 year old lab died almost a year ago from what appeared to be renal and liver failure. At the time we concluded it to be from the polypropylene in the Beneful Healthy Weight dog food. My other dog got sick as well, but she weighed more then the lab, and she ended up with seizures. But she is still alive. I to this day will not feed my dog the Beneful Dry food. I do not live in California. I do want to join the Nation-wide class action suit. If anyone knows who to contact to join that legal action please let me know.

  • Brian February 25, 2015

    My dog used to eat Beneful, now he has diabetes. Feed your dogs a natural BARF diet instead, its much cheaper and healthier.

  • Laurie February 25, 2015

    I began feeding my dog Beneful. I woke up one morning to her vomiting huge pools of blood. Her entire abdomen was purple. The vet did not think she would make it through the day. She was in liver failure with a platelet count of 8. She was given a blood transfusion immediately. Five months, 8 medications, countless vet visits and thousands of dollars later she survived. I would love to see this company go out of business.

  • Val February 25, 2015

    I have evidence to give in this lawsuit. I have fed Beneful for years to my four dogs but one started having bloody loose stools. The vet couldn’t find anything wrong with her so we fed her a special food for a few days to calm her stomach down. When she went back to eating Beneful she has had bloody stools again. Never dawned on me it was Beneful. It obviously doesn’t affect all dogs, but even one is too many.

  • Stephanie February 25, 2015

    My dog, a 7-year-old Sheltie, developed horrible bladder and kidney stones due to eating Beneful food. It cost us over $3000 to have the stones removed, as well as putting our dog through three different surgeries. I have ample evidence to give to this lawsuit, including multiple veterinarians telling us that it was caused solely by us feeding him Beneful.

  • Tammy February 25, 2015

    My seven year old pom/chi died August 25, 2014. I fed him Beneful about a year. He stopped eating three days prior to eating on a Friday, when Sunday came I was giving him a little soft food by putting it in his mouth little by little, maybe a spoonful was all he would take and I gave him water with a straw to make sure he didn’t dehydrate. Took him to the Vet first thing Monday morning, had test run and was sent home with meds . I told the Vet he peed blood, wouldn’t and couldn’t eat, had no energy. The Vet said he would be ok and get better. He Died that evening at 8pm.

  • Nadine Hurtado February 25, 2015

    OMG, this is exactly what happened to my mom and dads australlian shepherd. They fed him this food in January 2015 and within a few days he was acting odd and they couldnt figure out what was wrong with him, and then one afternoon he just came onto the porch and passed away. They are devistated. He was fine until he started eating that new bag of beneful. It makes me sick that a company would do this to people and pets all over the USA. My parents are just heartsick. When I told them about this, they just feel horrible. How would you know that feeding your beloved pet would make him sick enough to hurt him and kill him. This is just horrible, and devastating. Shame on them.

  • LG February 25, 2015

    I have 2 dogs that have been getting sick for days at a time. I actually take them off the dog food while they are sick and once healthy have been putting them back on Beneful without knowing that was the culprit. My poor dogs, I’m so glad I found this out now instead of after they pass away.

  • L Loving February 25, 2015

    I recently lost my two precious girls that have eaten beneful for years. They were two English bulldogs and died two months apart. I am sure this food caused this disaster! They both had the symptoms listed. I would love to get my hands on the people responsible for this deadly food!

  • Kim February 25, 2015

    I started feeding my dog Beneful when she was about 5 mos old. At first it was fine, but then she started throwing up, I thought she just had a sensitive stomach. then she started with the loose stools. throwing up just foam/Phlegm , blood in stools. I took her off of it immediately. after all of that, I find this going on. I am speechless at what this dog food is doing to these poor animals. I am having a hard time getting her to eat any other dog food now. I am running out of options. Have tried all natural dog foods and she walks away from it all. I think I may have to start giving her chicken and brown rice . she will starve herself before eating dry dog food now. She will eat anything I make her that contains real food, so I think that is the route I will have to take with her

  • Jennifer Nelson February 25, 2015

    How can we be part of this lawsuit? Our Bernise Mountain Dog has suffered seizures and has had diarrhea since the end of December. Our Shepard also has had diarrhea and has moments where he has a hard time breathing.

  • Ruth Jerkins February 25, 2015

    My poor dog (Chase) passed away on 12/11/2014 Now I feel like I am the reason he is no longer with me because I feed him Beneful. My heart hurts even more after hearing the news on tv.

  • Debra Welch February 25, 2015

    How can I sign up for this claim? I have a Newfoundland that’s 17 years old and I have been feeding him beniful for a couple of years now. I have noticed that he keeps falling down on his butt a lot. He isn’t able to change direction without his backend falling down. He’s losing weight getting lathargic. This Food was supposed to be the HEALTHY choice. He is my giant baby! How can I file a claim on this? DEB

  • David February 25, 2015

    My dog died one year ago and ate beneful all her life. I will never feed another this crap.

  • Milton and Beth awa February 25, 2015

    Our beloved cocker spaniel, Riley suffered and died, way to early like so many other Purina/Nestle, customers. We thought Beneful was good for him. His vets said he had liver failure. They pumped his stomach two times to make him comfortable. He passed April 19, 2015, Good Friday. We miss him, alot.

    • amy February 25, 2015

      April 19, 2015… talk about the future…

  • glenn bubb February 25, 2015

    Fed this to our dogs for about 3 weeks, I didn’t know it was the food, our jack Russell died from it in sure, the larger dog recovered after I found out and changed the food.

  • Joe February 25, 2015

    Maybe this can help–more data. Our Dachsund was sick for three years from eating Nutra Max dry dog food. We did confirm it was this food, because once we switched to a different brand our dog was no longer sick. I realize its not Purina food, but my point is both different brand foods may have that common food active ingredient that is the root cause of effecting all of these dogs.

  • amy February 25, 2015

    my dog has been shedding more than often and has a patch of different colored hair since eating this. I wasnt sure if it was just the cold weather in NY or food allergies but i am going back to return all the wet beneful i just bought today!!!

    • amy February 25, 2015

      luckily we mostly feed her food that we eat like chicken and rice but when we dont, she will eat the dry food.

  • Debbie February 25, 2015

    We had 3 dogs die in the last 18 months. The only thing the vet could suggest was food poisoning. We had run out of their regular food and bought them a bag of Beneful. Big mistake. They all died within 3 months of each other.

  • bea February 25, 2015

    We have been feeding our dogs Beneful for 7+years and never have had any problems with it. All are prefectly healthy even now.

  • Tom February 25, 2015

    I have fed my 7 year old Labrador Beneful Healthy Weight 95% of the time. I purchased it at Sams Club. Shortly after his birthday, in the fall of 2014, he was diagnosed with a skin infection and yeast infection. He then had a large mast cell tumor on his side, Group II, which was removed in December 2014. He is now undergoing chemotherapy. I just learned of this lawsuit while watching the local news tonight.

  • Sareva February 25, 2015

    I’ve been feeding my choc lab, Dezzy Dog, Beneful for about 7 of the almost 9 yrs. of his life. He’s been having seizures for the last 4 yrs, becoming more frequent in the last 2 yrs. figuring he’s likely to be epileptic, his vet put him on phenobarbital about a yr & 1/2 ago. More recently, mid December, we noticed he’s been struggling to urinate… Leading to multiple vet visits in the last 10 weeks. After testing blood, urine, prostate fluid, doing ultrasound, a bladder drain, then bringing him to a more specialized animal hospital for a 2nd opinion b/c of the bad news we were receiving from his original vet and thousands of dollars later… We are being told, although he is neutered, he likely has prostate cancer, but can’t verify w/ out a biopsy. Since his latest prognosis, we’ve had him on an assortment of meds to keep him comfortable. He seems to be doing ok for now, but the last 3-4 weeks have been tough. I’ve been living like I’m on borrowed time w/ him and praying for a miracle. As much as I’d love to have this biopsy done, I just can’t afford the $5,000-7,000 it will cost. I’m hoping that after discovering the latest news of the poison that’s put in Beneful, I will go 1st thing in the morning to get new dog food, that he will miraculously make a turn around. I feel stupid for not being aware of this, I can’t believe I’ve been poisoning my best friend for all this time :(

  • John Millwee February 26, 2015

    Shame on you Purina….. I fed my little fella your poison, and like many others he has become sick…vomiting and has developed an insideous cough….. having this information about your piss poor product come to light is a welcomed intervention….I promise you that I will NEVER buy another product for Purina or Nestle….. you should be ashamed of your company for denying the fact that you have poisoned and killed many, MANY of our best friends and members of our families…..SHAME ON YOU

  • Heather February 26, 2015

    Same signs same symptoms here we lost our American pit 2 weeks ago he was only ill for 2 days before passing. It’s awful we think we’re feeding out pets the best and things turn out this way!!!

  • Keith J February 26, 2015

    My maltese male was completely out of his normal energy and noticeably his demeanor was evidently showing pain and Suffering. He was sore to the touch. Yelps and more yelps from a simple bath, and woukd just lay around looking extremely uncomfortable. Luckily he is Cooper, and just like his father, he fought the battle that affected him for almost a week.

  • jerri February 26, 2015

    I am sorry for the loss of your dogs. Pet food companies don’t care about the well being of your pet. They care about making money. Feeding a species appropriate diet, one mother nature intended will. Kibble can sustain life (not in this case) but it will not sustain health.

  • Matthew S February 26, 2015

    I like to start off by saying I lost my dog less than 48 hours ago and the pain is still fresh. Her name was Gemma, she was a 5 moths old American bulldog. Two weeks ago Gemma came down with an illness that I first thought was just your coming upset stomach. She had vomiting, diarrhea, and her domineer completely change, lost of appetite, she looked fatigued all the time. I took her to her vet on Friday, where I explained the symptoms they said she had a fever and they proscribed me some pro biotic and antacid to help with her digestive system and come her stomach. Well her conditions got worst. Her vomiting continued, stool was greasy, and liquid form, her weight had dropped dramatically. That following Monday we took her back to see the vet. This is where they ran a parvo test, fecal sample. It was clear to see that she had lost most weight than her visit just 3 days prior, around 3 lbs. I was prescribed more medication some antibiotic to give her for the week. Her health didn’t improve again all day she would sleep, barely ate and had become sensitive around her stomach. I took her again that Sunday following her Monday visit. This is where the vet rain blood sample and this is where they determine that she was suffering from kidney failure, and while at the vet she began to what looked like mini seizures. The vet described her toxins levels as through the roof, stating that it was coming to see in dogs that have digested antifreeze. Asked me if I knew where she might have gotten it into her system. I stated No, and that I don’t have any antifreeze around the house as I live in a apartment and that she’s mainly an inside dog. He sent me to another dog clinic the next morning to have her admitted into a pet hospital where they could keep her for3 days to have her on fluids to help flush out the toxins. The vet ran an ultrasound to view the kidney and determined that she had liquid in her kidney and took a urine sample. Again he brought up antifreeze saying he believes that she ingested it. Unfortunately she passed away the following morning, from kidney failure. I went back and forth blaming myself for her health complications, And now I here that the Purina has a lawsuit against their product due to having propylene glycol, an auto antifreeze component, and mycotoxins. Now I have no doubt that Purina contributed to the passing of my dog. I have the same bag of Purina that Gemma has ingested from as well as her blood test results, the notes of the vets, and all of the test that were ran. Gemma did eat the Purina brand food and I still have the bag that was purchased. If anybody knows of who to contact or where I can send in a sample of the food to be tested that way I can receive clear cut answers into what killed my dog. Any info on what to do next would help

  • Anna M February 26, 2015

    My beloved dog Diesel has passed away 8 months ago, up until now we didn’t know what could have happened to him. The other day someone send me a link about beneful dog food, the more i read the more i noticed that all all this was a little much of a coincidence… both my dogs Diesel the german shepherd 6 year old and my little dog Daisy Maltese 9 had ingested the food. The little dog had a seizure, at the time i thought maybe the bigger one jumped accidentally on her and hurt her, but now i know… Diesel began to have a runny and bloody stool so I took him to the vet and he was given medication against bacteria in his stomach we couldn’t figure out the reason, I had renovation at my home so i thought this was do to the stress. A short time later June 24, 2014. 9:00am He passed in my and my daughters arms the most horrible thing we both encountered. Till this day we mourning his passing… This shouldn’t be happening that furry animal members are passing away from food. Just unacceptable. Anna M

  • John Pfalzgraf February 26, 2015

    My fifteen year old Yorkie died from liver failure last August after being sick for about three months. He had been fed Beneful Original until he became sick. We changed foods trying to find something he could hold down – with no luck. My Vet never even suggested it might have been caused by Beneful.

  • Alycia February 26, 2015

    We have 2 boxers and a rottweiler that is only 1 1/2 years old. While our dogs have not had many of the symptoms, we have had a difficult time getting our dogs to gain weight and one boxer has had terrible breathe issues. We have bought endless number of dental bones to try and combat the bad breathe. Surprisingly, our oldest boxer has a sensitive stomach and has done well with this food so they have been eating it for several years now. Switching dog foods pronto!

  • barbara danforth February 26, 2015

    My beautiful yorkie Candy died 5/15/14…She was never sick,she had a seizure & died at the emergency vet. I am crying writing this, to think i feed her that ! Barbara Danforth

  • Gussie February 26, 2015

    Amy, one of my dogs came down sick and actually passed away not even two weeks ago. Now that I saw what the symptoms are I am thinking maybe he gotten sick because of the food I was feeding him. I am not too sure if you still need the contact number for the Class Action, but its 813-275-5272 and this is the number for the Attorney office that’s handling the claim.

  • Erica Calvery February 26, 2015

    we are from Corinth, Mississippi and I switched my 10 month old boxers food to purina beneful in late January 2015 early Feb 2015 and he immediately got sick. it started on a weekend so I was forced to treat him myself thinking he had a cold or a bladder infection, I administered 3 shots of penicillin and stayed up day and night with him force feeding him pedialyte and water he was lethargic and could hardly move at all. luckily by the time Monday came around and I could take him to the vet he was feeling much better. it was the longest 3 days of my life. I didn’t know about the awful things going on with this food, though I did suspect it was from switching his food along with the cold weather. I was almost certain we were gonna lose him. I am outraged to read what I have about this food and I will start a campaign to have it removed from every store in this town and I ask that all you do the same. if we don’t stand up for our pets who will.

  • Anita February 26, 2015

    This goes back further than 4 years. We have always wondered why my perfectly healthy Beddington Terrier developed liver damage, went into congestive heart failure and had to sadly put to \sleep I know we used purina and this dry brand in particular. Fact it was actually recommend by our Vet

  • venita longley February 26, 2015

    Our 4 year old dog now has EPI and is requiring special supplements to digest her food. We have fed her Beneficial for the past 3 years. Would like to be included on the claim if possible.Thank you!

  • JJ Bailey February 26, 2015

    I’ve been feeding Beneful to my Soft Coat Wheaton Terrier for over 8 years now. No wonder he throws up a lot this food is garbage. Please let me know how to get into this class action suit.

  • Heidi February 26, 2015

    I have fed my two dogs this dog food exclusively and now my 7 year old heeler has almost died. She got extremely sick, lost a ton of weight and was on her death bed. The vet initially said nothing was wrong, gave her an antibiotic – for what Im not sure. I will be taking them both off this dog food today. How do I get into this class action lawsuit. What they did was wrong and its been hell for the past three months trying to save our dog.

  • Sharon February 26, 2015

    My baby King a blue pit bull all of a sudden started vomiting and got sick we were feeding him Beneful He stop eating and drinking water I stayed up with him all night and tried to comfort him its like he loss weight over night he looked as if we were not feeding him and we never let him run out of food he had the best of everything it just brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it we replayed everyday of his life and couldn’t think of anything or the reason he just all of a sudden got ill he looked me in the eyes and put his head on my lap as if he knew he was leaving me the vet tried treating him and he just got worse and worse its been on our conscience wondering if we done something wrong we raised all our pets we had and never have I seen this happen before my heart is breaking that the food I was feeding him took his life.

  • Gale Sears February 26, 2015

    My dog has been eating beneful for over a year and no problems. Once in a great while vomits yellow bile but she did that before starting this food. Table food on the other hand makes her very ill.

  • Lupe Rangel February 26, 2015

    I lost a 2 year old pug – he was first vomiting, then started with bleeding…he had to be put down due to his condition. he lost lots of weight and ultimately was no longer going to survive due to his condition. I also fed him beneful – i changed his dog food but it was too late, he had already been poisoned from the sounds of all the post i read.

  • Barbara Daforth February 26, 2015

    I feel the same way, the guilt that i gave this to her,my best friend Candy passed 5/15/2014

  • Millie February 26, 2015

    I,m from Puerto Rico and my 5 years yorkie, Lolo passed away on 08-25-2014. He was eating Beneful and starting loosing weight, stop eating, vomiting green substance and hardly walk. He was under medical care, hospitalized for 2 days, receiving blood transfusion but shortly passed away. This as a result for eating Beneful. This should be taken of the market.

  • Rashelle February 26, 2015

    I am very sorry to all who have lost their furry family member. A few weeks ago our 3-year-old dog Ronin was vomiting blood. I immediately called the vet, took in the vomit and my dog. After running several tests of blood work, the vet said his white blood cell count was up, his blood level was low, and they were worried about his liver/kidney and the Sight of the vomit made Them feel ill. After pro-biotics and a bland rice/chicken diet for a week, we put him back on this Beneful…which his had for almost 2 years. Within 48 hours he was throwing up again. My husband immediately took the food away and told me he noticed our dog usually did not eat what was in his bowl until he was extremely hungry. We switched him to a non-grain food and he barely lets us get it in the bowl before eating now. Ronin is doing much better, but we were certain it was the food before we even heard of this law-suit. We have our vet paper work and the bag of food still. I would like to join the class action lawsuit; not for any money gained, but because the more owners that join, the less-likely this will simply be dismissed as a bunch of accidents. If anyone knows who to contact, please post or let me know.

  • Ginger Bording February 26, 2015

    My kind and gentle mini-pin Bailey is no longer with us, he died yesterday. Been feeding him Benefil for several months, his stomach got bloated, he had the runs, drank lots of water, then wouldnt eat at all, the vert gave him medicine but he diedyesterday. I am 74 years old and he was my family, my companion and my friend, now I no longer have him, my heart is broke and to listen to him moan and watch his suffer was unbearable. My poor baby is gone.

  • Joe Allan February 26, 2015

    My Little girl Bunny a pound puppy 7 years old, a corgie/lab mix died in June 2014. I had started her on Pro plan which was too expensive and switched to beneful the last 5 years of her life. It was easier to obtain at walmart which was close and proplan I had to go 60 miles to petsmart. She threw up so much, I thought she just had a sensitive stomach. Sometimes I mixed it with mighty dog and sometimes I would cook her eggs or chicken livers and gizzards and mix with beneful. The Dr.s thought it was cancer, though there was no biopsy.

  • Melonie February 27, 2015

    We bought the wet food for my english bully and her 2 pups… They all got very sick and the mom in particular started losing her hair, she had very low energy and was vomiting all the time. She is bold on both sides now, We immediately consoled our vet and he said to switch her diet. We changed her food and she is doing a lot better dispute still having the hair loss. Hopefully it will grow back for her.

  • dee February 27, 2015

    I was feeding my dog purina beneful and other purinas.. poor thing ended up in the hospital with a gastro infections and i ended up with a few thousand dollars worth of bills..

  • ILARASS February 27, 2015

    My dog was eating Beneful for years. He was completely healthy. Then one day, he started having seizures, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy. We were rushing to get dressed to get him to the emergency animal clinic (it was the weekend and our vet was closed), when he just dropped his head and died, and then blood started gushing from his nose. A week later, the EXACT same thing happened to my cat. My cat you ask? Yes, my cat. Although my cat had his own food, he would go over and share the dog food with the dog too. Just happened that it was Beneful. This happened about two years ago. Nobody could figure out why two perfectly healthy animals would die displaying the same symptoms within a week of each other. Now I know. There is not a doubt in my mind that is was the Beneful dog food. I have seen videos people have posted of what their dogs look like going through this, and it is like watching what happened to my dog and cat all over again. I have a new dog now and have been feeding her Beneful without knowing it was the cause of my other animals deaths. The bag is now in the garbage, and I went out immediately and purchased her new food.

  • Robert Johnson February 27, 2015

    I have a 7 yr old Boston Terrier, he’s always very happy and frisky also very finky about what he eats about 6 months ago I started feeding him the Purina original dry dog food all of a sudden he became very very ill lots of vomiting and severe diarrhea and I’ve noticed blood n his stool. I haven’t slept for 2 days now been tryin to nurse my buddy back to good health I took him off Purina dog food seconds after I heard about the mishaps over the local news. Plus my good friend had called me to advise me about it and it turned out to be the exact food my dog has been eating. He seems to be doing alot better but far from out of the woods. I’m praying he don’t have severe organ damages thou. Will keep you posted on his overall health

  • Amy February 27, 2015

    I’ve fed my dog beneful since I got her, she was vaccinated as a pup, in December 2014 she got severely ill, I rushed her to the emergency vet, they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with her other than she got into antifreeze which was impossible or she had parvo, which again was impossible due to the fact she was vaccinated as a puppy. I couldn’t afford the test for parvo so they treated as parvo and sent her home to die. I spent almost 3 weeks and my children gave up Christmas to save our pitbull. After all that time and vet bills she recovered. During that time she was taken off the beneful and when she began eating again she was on wet cat food for the protein. I had to get her revaccinated. And finally by the end of January she was back on her regular beneful dry dog food. Then I seen all the posts of what the dog food was doing and how far back it was going and realized that when the vet had asked me about antifreeze I never thought in a million years her dog food! I’m now trying to figure out how to fight for my dog! I have always fed my dogs beneful. I’ve since switched her dog food and have been raising awareness in my area how important it is to watch what you feed your dogs! I am my dogs voice! She is just as much a part of this family as I am. No amount of money could ever replace our Envy girl.

  • Rosetta Boland February 27, 2015

    I fed both my Full bred registered Cocker Spaniels Beneful. They loved it. I dont know what the time frame was but Buffy, buff and white, my eldest female showed the symptoms first bleeding out of her mouth, vomiting and severe dirrahera. She was lethargic also. She was 11 years old. Otherwise she was healthy. Most friendly and loving friend you could ask for. She got very aggressive do to the pain that she was in. Took her to the vet and found major mouth sores that had developed. He suggested putting her down. Next Nova her male partner started exhibiting the same symptoms. He was 7. Beautiful black cocker. He also had the range of bleeding out of the mouth, lethargic, vomiting. Most loving and friendly family friend and he got aggressive do to all the pain that he was in. Took Nova in right away to the vet and it was the same major sore in the mouth. He also wanted to put him down. We loved our parts of our family. It tore us apart. I cant believe that this is what was going on. You cant even trust Beneful. That was their favorite food.

  • Rosetta Boland February 27, 2015

    I would like to join this class action suit

  • Anton Matwiejko February 28, 2015

    I would also like to join this class action suit. What do I have to do?

  • Claire Culp February 28, 2015

    Several years ago I bought a small bag of Beneful when my dog ran out of her regular food. After eating one serving she threw it all up and would not eat it again. I put it in the pantry and thought nothing more about it until I cam home on day to find the bag and everything else in the pantry coated with a light brown substance. After much research I discovered the substance was grain mites. Purina settled with me for $500 due to the fact I had to throw all food away and store everything in the fridge for the next several months. Took awhile to get rid of them in my home. May be worth looking into. The mites closely pack themselves together and feel damp to the touch. When put in a zip-lock bag and held up to a light you can see them moving.

  • Sue March 1, 2015

    I fed my trusting dachshund Peanut, Beneful Indredibites. It was the only dry food I could get him to eat. He ate it until I had to have him put to sleep because he had a stomach tumor that broke open when I took him to the vet because he was having seizures. My dog trusted me to feed him properly, and I trusted in Purina to supply safe food.

  • gabriel March 1, 2015

    Hey my 6 month old chihuahua buddha ate some beneful in December. He later started showing signs of fatigue.. Not playing anymore . lost of appetite. Throwing up. Bloody stool. I didn’t know what was causing it. Doctors couldn’t pin point what it was.. After days of not eating . drinking.. Our poor dog died on the 20 of december .. It all makes sense know. Damn you corporate killerz you will pay for killing my son…(my dog)…it all makes sence know why he died …

  • Gina March 1, 2015

    just lost our dog to liver failure, he has only eat Beneful. :(

  • Sherry March 1, 2015

    We lost our 4yr old Rottie very unexpectedly, and also lost out Maltese. Both were fed Beneful ONLY their whole lives. Hearing this news about Beneful makes me sick! I’d like to know how to become part of this class action suit.

  • Mack March 1, 2015

    **PROPYLENE** Glycol is *NOT* (Yes, NOT…) a component in normal automotive antifreeze. In fact, it is put into cooling systems to actually make them **NON-toxic**. The main application is used in marine applications in order to **prevent** the engine coolant from poisoning the water in the event of a leak. It is also used in RVs for the same reason.

    It is a normal additive in nearly all dog foods. It is, however, deadly to cats, but cats are not the issue of this ridiculous suit. This frivolous suit has a 100% chance of losing.

    **ETHYLENE** Glycol is the product that is in automotive antifreeze. Sounds similar, but is a completely different compound.

    This email hoax made the rounds about 6 or 7 years ago, and, apparently, it is making the rounds again, but this time, there is a predatory law firm in Florida who is relying on the lack of knowledge of their “victims” and preying on them to fund their ridiculous lawsuit that stands a 100% chance of losing.

    This hoax is based upon a play on words, of which, the original author exploits the ignorance of his audience.

    If you’ve ever eaten a glazed donut, eaten frozen custard, eaten baked goods, or enjoyed some ice cream, then you’ve eaten Propylene Glycol (Gasp!). If your dog has eaten any of the 25 brands of dog food that use it, then they have eaten Propylene Glycol. Just don’t feed the dog food to your cat.

    If you’ve ever breathed “smoke” or “fog” from an artificial fog machine at a concert or Hallowe’en party, then you’ve inhaled Propylene Glycol (and *gasp* survived!).

    Here’s what the FDA says about it:
    From the article:
    “Propylene glycol is metabolized by animals and can be used as a carbohydrate source. Propylene glycol can be ingested over long periods of time and in substantial quantities (up to 5 percent of the total food intake) without causing frank toxic effects.”


  • tammy March 2, 2015

    I have fed my dog beneful from the day we got him almost seven years ago. He started having seizures about two and a half years ago. His last one was in January. I decided to switch his food to a better no corn none of the crap food. He has not had a seizure since! Now he has lymphosarcomo, not sure if its related, but at least no more seizures!!

  • Stearman March 2, 2015

    If anyone has information about a class action lawsuit please post. My lab is currently going through poisening symptoms, drooling, seizures, throwing up, lethargic. He has an eye growth and is going to the vet for anal gland problem. I am so livid that a company that is in existence for animals is ruining not only the animals life but also the owner. Why would this be called beneful?????? It is false advertising.

  • Chris Difondi March 2, 2015

    Been feeding my dog Purina Beneful for a few years. I have a jug and German Sheppard , had to put the Shepperd down 2/21/15 He got sick diarrhea with blood could not hold down anything ,His organs just started shutting down .So far my Jug is okay. How can I become part of this class action suit ?

  • Kenneth Rex March 3, 2015

    Have 3 dachsunds who all got sick on Pukerina in Dec. Threw it out and switched to Wellness Core. No more problems. Almost killed the oldest (13 yrs).

  • Jeff March 3, 2015

    My dog, Lucy just died of liver failure on December 10th, 2014 at the age of 5 years old. We fed her Beneful about 30% of her life and she got very sick, lost a lot of weight before she died of liver failure. We thought it was genetic, but now think it may have been Beneful.

  • Linda March 3, 2015

    We have been feeding Beneful to our shitzu, Bella since she was puppy. We had incurred medical expenses due to this product. We were told when Bella was sick that it was the diet and after surgery we switched her dog food. We no longer feed her Beneful or any Purina products.

  • chris white March 3, 2015

    i wasnt really believing this up until now. my daughters one yr old chihuahua which ive had on the food since i got her. shes been fine the whole yr an all sudden she just started pooping blood stomach swelled all up puking all with 24hrs. she died yesterday an my little girl is heart broken. something needs to be done about this f they wont eat it why the hell are they putting stuff like that in the dog food. if any one has any info on as to how i can join the lawsuit im in plz email me the info an help stop this

  • telemental March 4, 2015

    Anybody – who has animals, pets … and jumps on the bandwagon that PURINA foods kill & continues to produce & kill consumer pets & that PURINA doesn’t care about the quality of animal lives … well please do as one or more peeps said: [quote] Im going to feed my dog RAW meat and never vaccinate, never seek veterinary care [quote]. We have a pack of very delicate Chinese Crested dogs and they -have- disease from the breedline, not always from the diet ! Our breeder says feed ONLY Purina ProPlan and I have found changing away from Purina Pro Plan to different and more expensive foods .. have made our dogs ill – not dead – but less happy (GI everything) All the stories of dead dogs – never publish underlying issues of age or previous disease. These claims that Purina uses and CONTINUE to uses automotive anti-freeze … just goes to show the ignorance we adults have. Propy Glycol [MiraLax] is a well known and extensively tested FDA product so everybody .. should .. end this attack as its ridiculous [well we could attack the FDA too] The RAW meat theory will entertain your animal for a while but – you -pet owner – will more likely KILL your PET [then you can sue the meat company] Get some knowledge instead of hooking your wagon to the class action twinklestars. 1/ Twice a week … cook brown rice and consider making it half of your dogs diet. 2/ Make slow changes to animal diet and DO consider reading up on RAW food diets as, its well documented a dog diet is NOT simply raw meat and maybe an egg – rather … complex for me to even consider. 3/ GET lucky and find a reasonable veterinary. AND you with the puppy stories … we also had a one year old which nearly died from eating purina puppy food !! WELL IT WASNT the FOOD!! – the puppy has a disease broadly termed Juvenile Cellulitis. It cost us over $7,ooo at the most expensive quak before our common vet determined correctly the disease and recommended – continue the puppyfood and try this pill – in other words – PAY MONEY TO VETS, pay these big corporations to make the food YOU eat, your children and PETS eat. They TOO wish to become more profitable, theyre not looking to kill anything. How can I join this lawsuit … you people. WHERE CAN I SUE DISH NETWORK >???

  • Anthony March 4, 2015

    We lost our Boxer, Hustler, in 2012 and we feed him Beneful Fiesta and Original his whole life. He was 9 years old. We had noticed that he had lost a good amount of weight but we just thought it was from the change in food. One night he was acting sluggish and started throwing up what looked like bile. We noticed that he couldnt really stand up well and had a bloated stomach. We rushed him to the vet after-hours and they ran some tests. While there they stuck a needle into his stomach to see what the fluid was that was causing the bloating. They pulled out a full syringe of blood out of his abdomen. By the time we found out he was so sick that we had no choice but to put him down to take the pain away. We miss him everyday.

  • victor March 4, 2015

    Ok ive fed my dog beneful for years and when she got so sick she almost died at first i didnt change the food and she didnt get much better till i changed to iams so basically i just heard of this lawsuit and would like to join how do i do this??? Stranjness@gmail.com

  • Gina Gorgone March 5, 2015

    Our beagle was eating beneful, and started getting a growth by its liver-it died-stomach bleeding(cold have been the tumor ruptured. Vomited blood and pooped blood. Finally, required to be put down humanely. She was eating both dry and wet beneful. HOW DO YOU JOIN THE LAWSUIT?!!? No one tells you.

  • sandra March 5, 2015

    I have looked everywhere on this site and cant find where you can sign up for the Beniful class action suit. Does anybody know??

  • Teri Peterson March 5, 2015

    I have read a lot of the posts regarding this product. I had been feeding my yorkie the kibble variety of dog food Beneful for the last couple of months. I had not heard of this lawsuit until after the fact. About 2 weeks ago my Sammy started throwing up constantly. It appears that Yorkshire Terriers are more susceptible to whatever is in this food. After many Dr. appointments, 2.5 days in the hospital he is healthy. I am a paraplegic and got him after I got out of the hospital from a motorcycle accident 12 years ago. We are attached at the hip and I was so scared I would lose my best friend. I am not looking for money, I want to join the lawsuit for the principle of our most sacred friends. How could a company that professes to feed our animals to grow healthy not recall this product? It is unconscionable and I want to get my story out too. I was very lucky to have excellent healthcare. a Care Credit Card and ASPCA pet insurance that covered 90% of the 3,500 cost. I know that many would really have to question healthcare costs for their pets and make tough decisions based on finances. I feel blessed that we caught it in time.

  • Brandee Tracy March 5, 2015

    Both of my dogs have used Beneful for quit some time. I just bought a new bag about 2 weeks ago. When I put the food down about 2 days later both of my dogs were seriously ill. I’m now in and put of the vet. Both are on strong medications to stop their vomiting and diahreah. And they have been running Temps of 103.4. Which for dogs is extremely high (that’s what the vet told me himself). I’m so mad this food is still on the shelves. I truly believe it’s a bad batch that haa gotten out on the shelves. I’ve used it for the last 2 years without a problem. Now we are waiting on blood work to determine if they have liver damage or failure. My dogs are my world and I’m completely devestated over this

  • Renee' McAlexander March 6, 2015

    I fed three of my dogs beneful, my beautiful 8 yr old Chinese Crested Moby boy died a year ago this month, I love dogs, but never have I had such a bond he was my life, my son, I couldn’t imagine life without him, I rescued him at 7 month’s old, and fell in love immediately, he was alway’s in my lap loved to ride, and he slept in my arms every single night, he was very active loved to play and never ever wad sick until 2 nights before he died, he was just laying around wouldn’t eat, or drink, I sent my husband for some pedialite, he wouldn’t drink it, I would talk to him and his ears didn’t move he wouldn’t even look at me, I layed with my arm around him and called the vet the next morning, they said it sounded like a kidney infection and to bring him in the next day, that night I lay bedside him until 10:30 and I got up and said we are going to the vet right now, the vet met us there, he did blood work and an x-Ray, he said you have a very sick little boy here, he was jaundiced, he said liver failure, and and it’s just to far gone, I just lost it, he went to sleep in my arms and we sent our lil’ boy to heaven, I never imagined he wouldn’t be coming home with us, I ask the vet why didn’t I see any signs? He said once they get sick with liver cancer they die usually within days, and to think I had decided to buy a better quality food for him and he never even got to eat it, I wished I could have gotten that second chance, how I miss him! He was my best friend! I had rescued Moby’s sister Bella about 8 months after him, when they were about 3 they both had fatty tissue on their side and said nothing to worry about, Moby’s never gotten any bigger, but Bella started gaining weight and we just couldn’t get it off her, I noticed every once in awhile she would chew on he’d legs nd feet for days, she had to have bladder stone surgery and now has a thyroid condition, and went through a period of runny poop some days 6 runny poops then back to normal, she developed a cyst on her leg a year ago, it was removed a few months ago and now 3 more cyst, I wondered why she started laying around at age 4 she never had any energy, she probably won’t live long, she is the sweetest, this hurts me so much, my husband and I realized our first lil’ girl Chinese Crested Enya no relation to Moby or Bella, we got her at age 4 months, the vet recommended beneful said it was affordable and healthy, after a month I woke up one morning and she had slept with me, I heard rustling and saw Enya on the floor at the end of the bed having a seizure, I called my husband I was hysterical, she was fine soon after, and about 3weeks later she had another, so the vet said let us know if she has them closer together she did a couple of months later so the vet put her on seizure meds and valium, at 7month’s she was having more so the vet said if she has more than 1 a day bring her in, she started having runny poop and she wad trained but she wad doing it all over the house, and acting strange, like jump on the bed jump off over and over again I wad like what is happening! Well every time they have a seizure the brain swells so if they are having them all the time they can’t think straight and will do weird things, so a month later my husband and I came home, she was having a seizure don’t know how many she already had but I wrapped her in my arms and she had 11 more, it was just heartbreaking, so right when the vet opened we took her in, and he said having so many in a row and the brain swelling well she would never be the same, I hadn’t even had her very long but I grieved to the point my husband got me Moby and I didn’t think I would want to get another doggie so soon and after having him thought how I would have truly my missed out on the sweetest most loving loyal lil’ boy I have ever known, I knew I was so lucky to be his momma, and to know I fed my three baby’s poison, just kills me, my heart is broken, I feel like I need psychiatric help, I can’t stop crying, and thinking what they took from me, I will never ever be the same! I can’t understand why anyone would continue to feed their baby’s beneful after reading these heartbreaking stories! My heart goes out to you all, bless you all.

    • janette gerace July 27, 2016

      Hi Renee, It’s me Janette Ann Gerace, my post says Ann Gerace up top. I read your story. its over 2+ years not since I Lost my 8 year old Great Danes to Purina/Beneful Dog food. Your lighter a mirror into my soul. I cant get over them suffering.I fed them this Damn dog food. I tell everyone that asks what happened, exactly what happened. I am still with son, alone. I have never been without a Dog or horse in my life.My birthday and holidays dont exist. When I see people in the store(walmart) and any other place that sells this Devil Food, It just kills me and brings back the tears and bad memories. When does it end? Hopefully my creep of an ex of 35 years pays me the 50000 he owes me, and his pension is supposed to start soon. I must let my son have his privacy back. Ive never been a burden to anyone. Started to work at 13 in Callifornia where I am from had to support my horses and dogs. Plus had a 67 Camaro My Dad was helping me restore for racing. I grew up young and fast. I just believed in being responsible for myself. Came from a beautiful wonderful family. Camping,BBQ every weekend, Poker on Friday and Saturday night which my elderly Grandma was the lead of.Motorcycles,Horses, Fishing,Rodeos,Horse Shows, God gave me 2 extra ribs:) One from a Horse, and another one from a Dog. I know sounds insane. I am just a usually very happy easygoing person but I have no one to be there except for my son. and with no car, now no phone, my sister for some reason in Washington, about a year ago she met this woman after losing her husband of over 40 years, well I always kept in touch with her, I am stuck in NY. Well we were always talking about when I got my alimony going and now my pension, and my Mom’s house in Calif. sold for taxes, I Lost her5 years ago. So finally after all the bad bad times I have been going through, My sister and I will get a very small settlement as the atty had to have his 33%.Plus my Brother gets a third also. Well back to my sister. This new older then her woman has invaded her life, I dont know this woman, but do know that all of a sudden my sister wants to commit Suicide, She has a wonderful home,, 3 little doxies, and the drs wont let her be alone so this woman has became my Sisters leader. She never talked like this. Her last to Aol messages because she shut off my phone she had gotten for me. And the wording in both of them is not my sister of 64 years!! I am so afraid she will actually do it. She has always bragged about all of her friends of 40 years. And found a new nice man, the Pastor that lives in the neighborhood, has been a big kind companion in her life. I guess she wont have a “relationship”. He’s just a real real big friend.’I am so afraid after just telling me to leave her and this Sandie character alone that this woman has managed to get into my sisters mind, life,house, who’s to know.
      I supposedly have Power of Atty that she changed into my name about 8 months ago. Another strange thing, but I am all she has or had left. How do I find out how she is? Who this woman is? I am so afraid that my next call from Kennewick Washington will be from the Atty. saying that she finally followed through on her “suicide” attempts. She is having health problems. 2 bad ankle surgeries, bad big surgery on her spine/Neck all within the past 8 months. There is a pattern,, but to tell me to leave her alone. To cancel my phone and blocked me online that this Sandie person is helping her. She was supposed to be admitted into a psychiatric hospital 2 weeks ago. they took all of their meds from her.
      I apologize ffor pouring all of my life on you.
      Hopefully you are doing okay? Did you get another companion? How are things going on in your life? I felt such a real link reading your letter too on the Purina lawsuit. After reading others, it is so darn sad. There was a guy online with a video of him opening his doggies kibbel from Purina and they were all full of maggots from fly larvae Yecccchhhh. The worse thing in the world too. Imagine those poor doggies digesting that but I think his dogs were helped fast enough. Well am going to try to go to sleep. Dont sleep well lately. take so much meds for my bad health issues. Crohns Disease, Diabetes 40 years, Fibromyalgia, Inner Ear problems when I lay down. dizziness, have gotten sick from carsickness all of my 50+ years. Heart problems, Blood clots too easy so take Warfarin for that. have to have blood checked every week, but dont have a car to do it.Thyroid. If I take 27 pills, then why am I still on this earth. and why dont they work, and How do they work, as knowing where the right place to go in my tummy! I have asked Drs for all these years and they wont tell me cause they dont know. Ive had 12 surgeries. My body looks like a landmine hit me.Take care, blessing from NY

  • Joanne Miller March 7, 2015

    My parents lost their sweet 5 year old Collie in March of 2013 after eating Purina Beneful. He had severe vomiting and diarrhea for a few days and then started drinking water excessively. He died in their bedroom that night. My parents were devastated!! They are elderly and this collie was their life. They lost a dear family member like many of you. I contacted Purina and some Consumer Websites at that time but it obviously did not stop them from continuing to make this deadly product. I told everyone I knew via emails and Facebook. We need to continue to do everything we can to get this deadly dog food off the market before more family pets get sick or die. I will call the number you provided, thanks for sharing this important information.

  • Candy Long March 10, 2015

    I stopped using it cause every time he would eat it he get bloated & just want lay around would throw-up brown stuff so i dont rec amend this dog food

  • Beth March 14, 2015

    Just would like to know how to join the lawsuit if possible…

  • Ali Baker March 14, 2015

    i called, they take your information and a small amount of what happened to your animal, and tell you they will get back with you once they have all the information from others. its worth a try to maybe be reimbursed for vet care at least

  • Bill french March 23, 2015

    So my mom has two dogs who she fed this food and one has died and one is dieing becouse of this food the dog did fine for a long wile and she feed them this food and all a sudden they got sick and it hard for her to lose these pups it is very sad to not be able to do anything u can not trust any company any more make me sick they do anything bet they don’t feed there dogs this crap so sad u can’t trust any company with the life of your animals becouse they do not care all they care for is how to make a profit at the cost of life

  • Karen Merklinger March 23, 2015

    I raised a full bred German Shepherd for ten years. For the last six of those yrs. we fed her with Beneful Healthy!! It had peas and carrots in it. Sure seemed healthy! Unknown to us it was far from healthy if fact it could of been harming her. She just up and died while vomiting up some black stuff. She shouldn’t of gone that way. Heck she still had her young dog figure! It was very sad and she is missed dearly today and always.

  • Brenda Stauske March 26, 2015

    I hope they recall the dog food and get it off the shelves. Please get it off the shelves. I lost on beagle after seizures and he was only 2 yrs old. I lost my Lassa from kidney failure. Then I got a new beagle and she started getting seizures as well. I was like what the heck. So we changed dog food to a food that does not have all the preservatives. The seizures have stopped. So yes I do believe it was from the healthy weight beneful dog food that we were feeding to all of our dogs.

  • Kim March 31, 2015

    My min pin eats blue freedom dry food, but gets a can of beneful wet food a day. After doing some research, the dry food seems to be the only problem. Is there something wrong with the wet food too?

  • Mike Hinsvark April 14, 2015

    Now I believe it is killing dogs My 9 yr old white German Shepard girl Angel died suddenly last Thursday afternoon in our back yard.
    We were all in shock sine she had no symptoms of sickness but she laid down went to the bathroom in place and a good amount of blood came out of her butt and she died in a mater of minutes.
    It does seem like it could be poisoning from her only food Beneful
    7 days earlier we put her best friend and my best dog ever Tobi 10 yrs old White German Shepard Wolf mix to sleep since he became ill and could not digest food or go to the bathroom for 2 1/2 days.
    Both of them only ate Beneful ????
    Very sad family in San Diego

  • Candy Long April 14, 2015

    I noticed after my dog would eat the Beneful original he would get bloated and just lay around so changed 2 pedigree and now hes not bloated after he eat,,

  • Jan Blaustone April 18, 2015

    My 8 year old Carin Terrier mix was on the Beneful Healthy Weight kibble for a few years when I noticed him trembling on a Thursday night. Friday I made a vet appt. for Monday. By Sat. morning he was shaking so badly he had trouble standing and his eyes were darting in the sockets. I rushed him into the vet and she said he had symptoms of toxicity and his motor neurons were `blasting.` She said it was as if he had digested antifreeze which of course he hadn`t. I had to put him down and so she gave him a sedative which did not stop his shaking. She administered enough sedative for a 120 pound dog (Baswell weighed 22 pounds) and still he shook terribly. She said he was so out of it she could perform surgery yet he shook so badly his eyeballs kept darting in his head. It about killed me to watch as she then gave him the fatal shot and he finally relaxed and died in my arms. That was 2 years and 2 mos. ago and I am still torn up. Did the toxins in his food catch up to him? I think so.

  • Tina Dobies April 21, 2015

    My Golden Retriever Oz was put to sleep during surgery on April 10, 2015. I had an appt on April 9th for arthritis in his back legs. My vet checked him over but when he opened his mouth, he said he was anemic so he did an xray of belly area. So I wanted to take him home that night and he was scheduled for surgery the next morning. They said his stomach was filled with blood and liver was bleeding. I made the decision to have him put to sleep while he was still under. I was devastated. He was five years old when we got him and has been on Beneful Healthy Weight ever since he was a puppy. He was 12 yrs old. I still cry and I miss him and if I thought it was this food I definitely would like to file a lawsuit against them. Goldens are not noted for liver cancer. I do feel everyones pain

  • Tony W. April 29, 2015

    I am lucky to still have my dogs. The beagle had liver issues they wanted to do a biopsy, My lab had stomach issues and kidney issues. All the vet could say was did they get into anything? antifreeze etc. They stay inside when we are gone and in a fenced yard when we are home. No way they got into anything. I am really glad I found this site. I have already phoned the attorney. Also I have documentation from the vet.

  • Rhonda Mancebo May 13, 2015

    My dog Isia of nine years passed away May 2014. Her symptoms were similar to your dogs. Isia was my companion and I still am having a hard time accepting the way she died and no longer being here with me. Please contact me.

  • Shannon May 21, 2015

    Is there a way to get involved with this class action suit or would we need to find our own attorney. Our dogs have ate Beneful Healthy Weight for years. Out 3 older mid size dogs had occasional upset but we never worried enough to look for a cause. One has moved to a new home, one has passed away, unexplained, sudden onset. The third is still living and has frequent intestinal upset, leading mostly to vomiting. Our largest problem is with out little Monty. He is only 8 pounds so he does not have the same reserves the other dogs have all had. Twice in the last 6 weeks he has nearly died from unknown illnesses. The first time, he began internal bleeding, with lethargy, dehydration, nausea and vomiting. Our vet said he acted poisoned and gave him Vitamin K for that, clotting agents, antibiotics and IV fluids. He was diagnosed with unknown internal bleeding and poisoning. The second illness was much scarier. He began vomiting then lost all control of his bowels, passing red raspberry like stool all over our house. Again, with medications and IV, we got him through He had hemorrhagic gastroenteritis . Either illness would have killed him if we had not responded as quickly as we did.

  • Chris B June 28, 2015

    We just lost our dog after three months of slow decline. Her sickness began after eat Beneful Healthy Smile dry food. She was diagnosed with kidney failure and got progressively sicker until last week, when she could no long stand or walk. Propylene glycol is not toxic. Ethylene glycol or di-ethylene glycol, a contaminant of propylene glycol, is toxic and kidney failure is often the outcome. I would like to join the lawsuit.

  • Juliadi June 29, 2015

    My yorkie Codybear died this past year. He always ate the Beneful Incredibites. Out of nowhere he got really sick. I took him to the vet and he had pancreatitus and Type 1 diabetes. He also had siezures on and off, but they started getting worse so I had to give him medicine for that daily. He ended up taking the siezure medicine as well as insulin morning and night. The insulin stopped working and I had to let him go. Worst day of my life. If this is what caused him to get sick or even added to him getting sick…idk

  • Kathy July 8, 2015

    I WANT IN ON THIS! I am in NC, We lost our Chocolate Lab, My Daughter Lost 2 Dogs and the 3rd gravely sick. My Friend lost her Black Lab and her small dog got very sick until I told her about Beneful. Which is exactly what she, like my self and my daughter were feeding these Beloved Dogs. Out of these 3 families, that is 4 FOUR Lost Loved Family Members. We miss out lab everyday. All suffered Neurological symptoms before death. It was a VERY PAINFUL DEATH for these Animals.

  • Randi Bartlett July 14, 2015

    Is the class action against Beniful still ongoing?. My dog Skip has eaten Beniful his whole life and had symptoms relating to the consumption of Beniful and is dying. Please advise if I can join this class action lawsuit. Thank you, Randi Bartlett

  • Randi Bartlett July 14, 2015

    I found a mistake in my comment. My dog, Skip HAS SYMPTOMS…NOT HAD. Thanks, Randi Bartlett

  • Lori Green July 22, 2015

    My dog started getting sick with all the symptoms named in the suit way before I even heard about it I took him to vet and they suspected antifreeze poisoning but he is an inside dog and has a fenced in yard in country there is no way he could have gotten into antifreeze. we treated him and the vet said he had acute renal failure and they kept him for a week in the vets office for treatment then sent him home on meds and special food but it was already to late for him after about 4 months or so it took its toll on him and we lost him to this terrible event. He was a healthy older dog up until this episode. I hate that there wasnt anything more I could have done. thanks. Lori

  • Michelle Thomas August 5, 2015

    If they wont remove it from the shelves then they should be boycotted! My dog also had the vomiting and bloody diarrhea and was getting weaker and weaker we had to get meds from the vet to stop the diarrhea and feed him chicken breast boiled with rice to eat and the broth from it to drink so he would stop vomiting I really dont think it is a coincidence that all of our dogs have either become seriously ill or have died and all of them had 1 thing in common. They were ALL eating BENEFUL

  • catharine August 26, 2015

    My 9 yr old Pekingnese Grandpa Wu(they live to be over 20 yrs old) died in my arms last year.He had been vomiting became listless and went into a violent seizure, my other Pekes were also vomiting and Sosa would have seizures also.It wasnt till Grandpa died that I was told about the dog food they were eating which is Beneful.. I Hate you PURINA…. When I called to complain I was given a Case Number, havent heard from them since, Now What?

  • brittany d September 2, 2015

    My friends dog is really really sick from this dog food. Its been going on for three weeks now. And she has been throwing up. And she wont eat or drink anything. and now her dog cant get up. She wont move. Her nose is dry. And is bleeding from her behind. And my friend is freaking out and dont know what to do. The vet doesnt open till like 7:30 or 8:00. And all of this is happend right now. And i need to know if her dog is about to die or is there still time to save her or can she even be saved. Do u have any advice.

  • Sean October 9, 2015

    I am desperately trying to find more information about what is going on with the suit. My wife and I read about it in March after noticing problems that 1 of our 2 dogs was experiencing at the time. After removing the Beneful from both of their diets, the problems our dog was experiencing went away within a week. Yesterday, October 8th, 2015, the 2nd of our 2 dogs(the one NOT experiencing problems initially), died in my arms. She exhibited every symptom reported by others the day prior, she died before we could get her into the vet. This was my wife’s service dog, a valued family member, and quite honestly, my best friend. I’m broken on the inside. Any information whatsoever would be appreciated. My son and I have cried for 2 days straight, it was all so unexpected. He would like to know more as well. Thank you in advance, Sean(Broken Heart)

  • Coco Smith October 29, 2015

    I don’t know what to say about Purina’s products I have purchased Purina for years… I first started with blue buffalo then I tried a couple of other dog food and settle on Purina I’ve bought puppy chow ,beneful healthy weight and ended up switching to regular beneful dog food I’ve tried several dog treats while using beneful and some dog treats three of my dogs got sick taking three dogs to the vet is costly but the one that suffered the most was my miniature schnauzer Robin I took him to the vet and on the second time to the vet we got home he died in my arms I was so heart broken I still cry about it I was told his kidsneys were failing and he had fluid in his intestines

    • paige December 15, 2015

      my yorkie died in aug. after eating beneful. I need some guidance.

  • Coco Smith October 29, 2015

    Kidneys…he was due to return for a follow up and he didn’t even make it to go back to the vet..I bought him a brand new dog bed from Petsmart and he never got the chance to use it

  • cj November 12, 2015

    my little Chihuahua got very sick the first part of the year seems her liver is not functioning correctly and after reading about the benifull dog food I have feed them for years the vet and I are sure it is from this dog food how do I get help with the cost of treatment which is very high an she’s not out of danger yet help please.

  • paige December 15, 2015

    my yorkie died in aug. after eating beneful. I need some guidance.

  • andy partin December 28, 2015

    lost 2 Boston terrier’s from this junk one was my best friend had her for 7 year’s they should good to jail over this just look at all the die dogs from this crap.

  • andy partin January 6, 2016

    any one fine any place that has taken up this as I was told it has not been flied I think we have many here that would help this if we could fine right one to help us.

  • Jennifer January 26, 2016

    My white German Shepard dog also died and now both my vet and I agree it was about the same time all this crap with the Beneful came about. They killed my dog and I would like to be part of any suit. I also believe this dog food killed my other dog a few months prior. I wonder if the makers feed their dog this crap as well. Why it is still on the shelves of stores same as recalled human food. Go figure population and dog control….. This is horrible.

    • Courtney February 5, 2016

      My yellow lab just died today from a cancer and our vet is pretty dang sure it was the food, he had all the other symptoms to liver failure, massive hair loss that we thought was just winter coat shedding, kidney issues and all the vomiting and those things. My family is looking for a way to get compensated for vet pills at the very least. He was only 10 yrs, he should have had a few more good years left. The fact that this is STILL happening to dogs is unacceptable.

  • Dauna Barron February 6, 2016

    Our girls both developed bloody diarrhea, blood in their urine, frequently straining to pee, loss of appetite and a number of the symptoms mentioned in many posts. Both our dogs had to have surgery because of stones they developed, in their urinary tracts.
    The veterinarian said it was a direct result of having fed them Beneful. She told us she advises all of her pet owners to never feed Beneful. She told us, as well, that she personally had reported all the health problems she was seeing in her animal patients that were being fed Beneful, to Purina. She said she told Purins that she had concluded that the undeniable link between all the cases was that they were being fed Beneful. The surgeries were very invasive and extensive. It put our little girls through great pain, first while they were sick and then again when they were recovering from the surgery. This of course is not to mention that it cost us a few thousand dollars by the time their surgery and after care were complete. Had we not fed our girls Beneful they would never have had to suffer and we would have been spared the worry over them and the significant cost to get them well.
    Now, because of what we went through and because of what the Vet told us, we tell everyone about our experience and warn them not to feed their dogs Beneful.
    We would be part of the class action suit.

  • Jamie Kwasneske February 26, 2016

    I just received verification this evening that our family dog has terminal lymphoma cancer and only has weeks to live. She is only 7 years old and we rescued her when she was 2. All we ever fed her up until now is beneful/healthy. With that being said, I would just like to know if it was because of the dog food that my dog (Katie ) is dying.

  • Gabe Rowen February 27, 2016

    This killed our perfectly healthy and prize winning Irish Setter.. Bloodlines Date back over 175 yrs. Only ate beneful, Vet did Necropcy and said it was the Beneful that killed it. Watching that dog die was the hardest thing I think I have ever EVER HAD TO DO. IF I HAD ANY PURINA EXEC IN FRONT OF ME I WOULD beat him unit he could no longer stand and still get off better then Cyrus

  • Gabe Rowen February 27, 2016

    my email is grh@vfemail.net if you need a vet to testify

  • Lee March 5, 2016

    I fed my dog exclusively purina dog chow throughout his life an then switched to beneful later on in his life thinking it was better. When he was 7 i noticed a change in him thinking it was old age. After a couple months the change was so significant i took him to the vet. They ran blood tests an i found out that his liver counts were in the thousands, normal being the low hundreds. Hes liver had failed. Two days later i had to have him put down.
    That dog was my heart an soul! Loved him and treated him like he was a child! It was such a devastating to go through! RIP Tank!

  • Kim March 15, 2016

    My otherwise healthy 5 year old dog developed severe IBS and after months of trying different medications, she passed away. She was fed Beneful. I was not aware of the product being recalled or any notice to the public. I cant help but wonder if this was the reason for her health issues. We spent thousands of dollars trying to help her but were unsuccessful

  • Connie Yuna May 1, 2016

    I had a beautiful small full blooded pomeranian that had just turned 6 had no previous health problems. He loved eating beneful he began to feel puny and I was watching him closely he would still eat. Then one day he fell over I rushed him to urgent care Fur Buds. The doctor was going to keep him over night and give fluids and watch him. I got a call few hours later to come up there. The vet coming on shift had examined him and wanted to run blood work as she felt he was jaundice when I got up there I was told he was in full liver failure and he hd to be put down. I blame PURINA and want to join a class action law suit.

  • LS Darling August 9, 2016

    My precious animal companion, Boomer, a purebred Chihuahua was raised on this poison from around age 5 until he died a horrifying death in my lap at age 14. He had had seizures from his middle age, but was otherwise in great shape. Then one day he started sitting, hanging his head, refusing to eat or drink. When I took him to his doctor, she did blood work and came back saying he was in full kidney and liver failure. When she felt his tummy she said she could feel his liver and she believed he had cancer. She said he should be put down because he would be gone within a day. I went from having my sweet little best friend by my side to having to deal with losing him forever within a few hours. I asked if I could take him home for one last night, and his vet said he would probably pass away, and it “wouldn’t be pleasant.” How right she was. When he took his last breath a few hours later, he had been laying peacefully in my lap, when all of a sudden he let out a horrible, horrible scream as he lurched forward, his eyes so wide it was as if he was seeing something that absolutely terrified him. Then he was gone. I started screaming and running around the house, not knowing what to do. That was almost 2 years ago and I still break down when I remember. It was so awful, I will never forget it. The look on his little face was like he was seeing Death itself. I feel like my vet should have caught the symptoms of the hardening of the liver and whatever else she found the night he died. I had had him in for an annual checkup no more than a week prior. But after reading the other stories on various web sites, it makes me sick to realize the food I fed him year after year, thinking I was feeding him healthy kibble, was actually slowly killing him – my sweet, precious little companion and best friend for 14 years. I can’t bear the memory of his awful passing, but I wanted to let others know so hopefully they won’t make the same mistake I did. I will miss him until my dying day, and I will never forgive the Beneful makers. Such an unnecessary, needless, painful death.

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