Pedigree Dog Food Recall Expanded

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August 31, 2014 – Mars Petcare US has announced it is expanding last week’s voluntary recall of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food due to the possible presence of a foreign material.

As reported here last week, the recall still affects 22 bags shipped to Dollar General across four U.S. states.

However, it now is being expanded to include 55-pound bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food products sold in Sam’s Club in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Bags may contain small metal fragments which could have entered the packages during the production process. The foreign material is not embedded in the food itself yet may present a risk of injury if consumed.

Sold at Sam’s Club

Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 55-pound bags sold at Sam’s Club will have the lot code 432E1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/7/15.

The affected 55-pound bags were sold between August 14 and August 30 at Sam’s Club in the following locations:

  • Michigan
    • Comstock Park
    • Muskegon
    • Jackson
    • Roseville
    • Saginaw
  • Indiana
    • Kokomo
  • Ohio
    • Dayton
    • Holland
    • Lima

Pedigree Dog Food 55 Pound Bag

Sold at Dollar General

Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food in 15-pound bags sold at Dollar General stores will have the lot code 432C1KKM03 printed on the back of the bag near the UPC and a Best Before date of 8/5/15.

Affected 15-pound bags were sold between August 18 and August 30 at Dollar General stores in the following locations:

  • Arkansas
    • Perryville
    • Cabot
  • Louisiana
    • Baton Rouge
    • Calhoun
    • Hineston
    • Jonesville
    • Pineville
    • Slaughter
  • Mississippi
    • Magnolia
    • Vicksburg
  • Tennessee
    • Memphis

Pedigree Dog Food 15 Pound Bag

The company has received no reports of injury or illness associated with the affected product.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are advised to discard the food or return it to the retailer for a full refund or exchange.

Consumers may contact Mars Petcare at 800-305-5206 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • Jana Church

    Here’s my dog Lucie. Schnoodle (poodle schnauzer mix). 6 years old. 3 legs. Spayed.

  • Jana Church

    I don’t see anything. No wires here. That’s good.

  • Malone Crusox

    Pedigree dog food is a good brand i have never seen any bad about them, good quality i would say, http://bit.ly/1JFI99b but you should always check your products when buying pet supplies .

  • Ty

    Live in northern Minnesota and found wires in a lot of pieces of food now my dog has a hard time breathing won’t eat and has no energy, if my dog dies there’s going to be hell to pay

  • LabsRawesome

    The most likely source of hair in this pet food is the ingredient “Meat and Bone Meal” – which interestingly Pedigree tells consumers is the “source of calcium” (not the source of hair). Meat and bone meal is one of the ingredients FDA testing found “could include euthanized animals.” Whole dead animals (not slaughtered animals) can be included in this ingredient, the skin of slaughtered animals that have been treated with a denaturing chemical can be included in this ingredient, actually just about anything can be included in this pet food ingredient. But the pet food label does not disclose this to the consumer. http://truthaboutpetfood.com/its-hair-in-pedigree-dog-food/ BTW Purina isn’t any better.

  • Crazy4dogs

    You pay a bit more, but you often feed less of a better quality food, so the cost isn’t as much as it seems. Good luck! 🙂

  • Pitlove

    I think a food to consider would be Fromm Family Classics Adult. They make 15lb bags, but not smaller. Not sure if that would be a problem. Reason for the suggestion is your dogs stomach could probably handle switching to that food fairly easily. It’s also a very afforable food. I would not go with a food too rich in meat proteins just yet as your dogs stomach probably couldn’t handle it. Start off small and work your way up if you want to eventually feed a food with higher meat content.

    http://www.chewy.com/dog/fromm-family-classics-adult-formula/dp/32646

  • bobbi

    yes I have been told that it is sometimes better to pay more money and get a better product thanks for the advice.

  • bobbi

    I am still going to return the bag even though it is a small bag just to be safe I can buy bigger bags but I prefer to buy small bags so the food don’t go stale I am going to look for another buy I haven’t some top brands in mind even if I have to pay more, it is worth it to keep my dog healthy and alive.

  • Crazy4dogs

    Hi bobbi,
    There are many well rated foods that are in a similar or slightly higher price range. You could research some of the 3 star or higher foods, find one in your price range and do a slow transition to a better rated food.

  • Pitlove

    If you haven’t seen any of these wires or “fibers” in your food I wouldn’t worry about your particular bag of food. However, I share your sentiment with finding a food that has minimal to no recalls. Do you need to buy 4lb bags only because you have a small dog or could you get bigger bags?

  • bobbi

    pitlove I don’t know what to do I am considering bringing the bag back to where I purchased it and get something with all these recalls I do not know what is safe anymore.

  • Pitlove

    First time I’d ever seen anything like that sticking out of dog food. But like you said, hair is entirely different than wire and plastic and Bentley was just fine on Nature’s Logic.

  • Dori

    Pitlove. I never noticed anything like that but if I had I certainly would not have freaked out. Don’t forget that dogs, and wolves for that matter, in the wild eat hair also in their diet so any hair in a quality diet or prey model diet wouldn’t freak me out. Plastic and wire does. Anyone who feeds their dog whole prey diet is feeding the entire animal and there will be hair, fur and everything else in the diet.

  • Crazy4dogs

    I think this is a problem when you feed subpar dog food. 🙁

  • Pitlove

    That too. I forgot to mention this, but when I was feeding Nature’s Logic I noticed “hairs” sticking out of the food. They were very small and felt soft like hair. I didn’t think anything of it. I thought maybe it was pieces of alfalfa or something based on something someone had said a while ago about another food. This looks completely different though.

  • Dori

    Apparently they also think we’re not bright enough to know the difference between plastic, metal wires and pig hair. Seriously!?!

  • Pitlove

    What I find sad is this recall we have all been posting on was literally just one year ago. Mars should have corrected this, but they clearly havent.

  • Crazy4dogs
  • Pitlove

    hi- while personally i would not feed pedigree for a lot of reasons, a lot of times only certain lot numbers and bag sizes are effected. so you might not find problems with the 4lb bags and you might not have issues with the retailer you buy Pedigree from. if you choose to continue feeding Pedigree be viligant for changes in the food and if you do see anything like this report it to the FDA. if enough complaints are filed the company will hopefully have to recall the product.

  • Pitlove

    oh whoops you’re right, they are. I didn’t read it correctly.

  • Crazy4dogs

    I think the OP is quoting a statement from pedigree.

  • bobbi

    I always buy pedigree for my dog 4lb bags though I have never seen anything bad in it yet. am confused about what to buy now is anything safe? and is it in all states or just certain ones.

  • Pitlove

    You are…a rep for Mars?? or??

  • Crazy4cats

    Take your dog to a vet, report the issue to the FDA, and never feed this food again! I have fed budget friendly foods such as Eagle Pack, Whole Earth Farms, and Victor kibble with success. Would you be willing to try any of these? I sure hope your pup gets better and they resolve this issue quickly. Best of luck!

  • jg

    I live in MS and I just looked at a bag I bought Saturday. It has the same thing, looks like wire but it’s pig hair according to Pedigree. They released this today.

    We have reviewed product samples and have confirmed that it is natural fibers that consumers are seeing in the kibble. Because Pedigree is manufactured using meat and bone meal, it’s possible for natural fibers, like pig hair, to appear in the finished kibble. There is absolutely no quality or safety concern with the natural fibers. They are completely safe for dogs to consume. We can assure you that our Pedigree products are safe and nutritious. Quality and food safety is our top priority as we conduct over 600 quality checks each day in our plants, including metal detection. Because we take every consumer concern seriously, we encourage them to reach out to us at 1-800-525-5273.

    It makes sense because most foods are made of those things BUT I’ve never seen that in food. It gives me an uneasy feeling and I will be changing to Purina.

  • Nicole Walton

    We just bought our bag at Walmart in Neenah and there are wires I almost every piece. One of our dogs has been loosing weight and now vomiting after eating. I’m terribly upset and don’t know what to do!! Obviously reporting to everyone possible but my baby is very sick… And this article is old so you’d think they’d correct the issue

  • Pitlove

    Anyone having these issues with this food NEEDS to report it to the FDA so it can be investigated.

    http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm

  • Pamela B. Derouen

    I just checked my 55 lb. Bag from PetSmart in New Iberia, Louisiana.. And it does have both mesh and plastic in it!

  • David Leo

    I just checked a 5 lb bag and found wires embedded in many many pieces if the kibble. I took many photos and included one here

  • LabsRawesome

    Here’s a list of foods that are much better than Pedigree, but are still budget friendly. 4health Tractor Supply, Evolve, Victor (grain inclusive) website has store locator, Rachael Ray & Pure Balance both grain inclusive Walmart. Costco’s Kirkland Signature.

  • Toni Hill

    I just checked my brand new bag. There are wire fibers INSIDE the pieces of food. I’ll be making an appointment with my vet. This is the only food my pits have been able to tolerate in 8 years. I’m scared to think they’ve been getting torn up inside.

  • Crazy4dogs

    If you’re finding this in your food for over a year, you might want to research a better food to feed. There are many with better ratings that cost about the same.
    You can contact and should contact Pedigree directly, rather than the merchant selling the product. There should be a contact number on the bag. You can also report the issue to the FDA. Here’s the link:

    http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/ReportaProblem/ucm182403.htm

  • Big Bubs

    I purchased the Pedigree Complete 40 lb bonus bag at Meijer in Springfield Ohio. I examined the pieces and there is wiring popping up everywhere in the chunks of dog food. I have been purchasing this dog food for years. I am starting to wonder how long i have been giving my dogs this. This has been going on for almost a year. I went to Meijer and discussed with them. They stated that they cannot pull the bags due to them not being notified of a recall yet.

  • Pitlove

    Perhaps suggest finding a new food to him. There are much better companies out there than Mars who do not have quality control issues.

    Have him look at Fromm Family Classics Adult. He can get a 33lb bag on chewy.com for 35.64$, which factors out to 1.08$/lb

    http://www.chewy.com/dog/fromm-family-classics-adult-formula/dp/32646

  • Debra Nowell Allen

    My son just found metal bristles in a bag he bought for Wal-Mart today. So the problem has not been resolved.

  • DogFoodie

    Have your dogs been checked by the vet recently? When you describe them as “bloated,” that always gives me cause for concern – especially eating a poor quality, dangerous food like Beneful.

  • Crazy4dogs

    If your dogs are obese, you are feeding them too much food! There are so many better foods that cost the same as the ones you mentioned. Iams is only a small step up from Beneful. Your dogs are heavy because the foods you are feeding have so many carbohydrates vs a meat based food. For about the same money you could try many of the 4 star rated foods that cost about the same as or less than these. ProPac Ultimates, Whole Earth Farms, Victor, Pure Balance are just a few. Your dogs will look and feel better with a better grade dog food. Also, when you feed a better food, you feed them less.

  • Becky Hudson

    I was using Beniful healthy weight both my dogs were still obese and seemed bloated alot so switched to Iams weight control has anyone had a problem with it? Or what would you think is better for a chihuahua and Boston Terrier?

  • BBK

    I just lost my 2 year old pitty. Only change was her food we purchased a 55lb bag of pedegree adult chicken and with in a month she was dead. She was vomiting diahrea and lethargy. I took her to the vet did blood work but it was too late. I know it was the dog food u checked recalls and my food expiration date and it 02/26/16 be careful she was a mt baby and I will get to the bottom of this

  • Kathy

    Thank you so much for all the information. I try to look out for my babies. They are wonderful and very loved.

  • Crazy4cats

    Hi Kathy-
    Have you signed up for recall alerts on this site? Click on the recall alert link up above if not. It’s free!!! I signed up for cat food recall alerts on the Susan Thixton’s site as well. Another great thing at Tractor Supply, in my opinion, is their cat litter. It is very affordable and isn’t very dusty or scented. I don’t think it clumps quite as well as the other brand I was using, but I couldn’t take the dust and the overly floral scent any longer. Paws and Claws is a very simple formula which I guess is better for cats anyway. I used a couple TBS of the 4Health Turkey Stew each in my pups’ breakfast this morning. They love it! It’s a great value!

  • Kathy

    My comments were considered “guest” comments for some reason, Crazy4cats!!!

  • Kathy

    Thank you so much for the info. Yes, I read labels and watch for recalls constantly. A lady at our local Tractor Supply told us their brands sell extremely well. We had returned a bag of Hill’s Science Diet after our cats all started throwing up…..despite the fact that they had been eating that brand/type for several months.

  • Crazy4cats

    Hi Kathy-
    Yes, feeding our pets is a little scary these days! I have only fed Tractor Supply’s 4Health canned foods so far. I feed the canned stews and puppy food mixed in with my pups’ kibble for their morning meals. I have not bought any of the dry food yet, however. I feed mostly Victor kibble. I buy the Kirkland Signature biscuits at Costco. They are very similar to Milk Bones. I never buy any type of jerky treats at all and they only at the most get one of the biscuits per day. I also feed the 4Health canned food to my herd of cats!

  • Kathy

    Crazy4cats: You mention Tractor Supply brands…..how do you like those? We stopped buying ALL Purina Products after the China poisoning incident. They cleaned up their act for awhile but it appears they’re buying from China again, recalls have happened once again……guess some manufacturers just don’t care. We buy NO treats at all, unless it’s Milk Bones, and we don’t buy them like we used to do.

  • Too many food recalls for my comfort.

  • It is surprising to see reputed dog food companies like pedigree doing food recalls. I hope there are better regulations imposed in the dog food industry to prevent mistakes in the first place. I have read about companies using barely passable food that causes constipation in dogs but you can’t really prove it is because of them. Here is an article on what to do when a dog is constipated. http://atozpetcare.com/what-can-i-give-my-dog-for-constipation/

  • DD

    A canine autopsy is called a Necropsy.

  • Lee R. Gillette

    My 4 year old Boxer passed away last week and I feel strongly that Pedigree 55lbs bag from SAms
    Club is the culprit!
    Chinese chicken jerky treats were a possibility but Purina is following up their investigation!
    Funny how the pet food Co’s get real interested when I tell them that I’m doing a comprehensive Autopsy!
    Like waving a red cape at a bull!

  • Heather Houpt

    Crazy4Cats-thank you for your kindness,he fit in my hand when the kids found him in a trash barrel years ago ,and I am grieving as are the 5&7 old pups.I’m going to have a look at the brands u mention in hard food for now and I hope to have them here long enough to try the canned.I will be keeping my eyes on this site ,I wish I would’ve found it sooner ,everyone seems to have informed input .Even at 13 he was still fairly healthy ,and RUN the yard every time they went out ,I feel I could have avoided this if I had educated myself more.I hope my experiencen helps someone else do their homework sooner. Thank you again Crazy4Cats.

  • Crazy4cats

    Heather-
    I am so sorry about your loss. It is so difficult when we lose one of our furries. It’s especially hard when we don’t know why or what caused it. There are a few other brands of canned foods that I recommend that probably do not cost much or any more than the Pedigree. They are Nature’s Domain Turkey and Pea Stew found at Costco, Pure Balance Stews found at Walmart and 4Health found at Tractor Supply stores. IMO, they are all much better quality than the Pedigree at a similar price. Best wishes to you and your remaining pups.

  • Heather Houpt

    I was unaware of the recall and of the problem with the canned pedigree I recently started my 13 year old rott chow mix to. Make it easier to eat and digest and he started to feel much better , then only after 20 cans or so he passed november 23 @ 900 am.not blamin the food , but ill check in with this site as the 2 lg size dogs left behind Seemed to be better ,but were changing feed anyway

  • Dog_Obsessed

    I wouldn’t recommend feeding this food at all. The recall has already expanded once, so who knows where it will go from here. The ingredients aren’t good either. Walmart carries a food called Pure Balance that is rated 4 stars, so you could give that a go.

  • Linda

    Thanks. I’m switching, too, from Pedigree canned food. I don’t know for sure if that’s what is causing intermittent diarrhea, as the vet found no cause, so switching is worth a shot (after a week of rice and chicken to settle his gut).

  • Sparky

    I will check my local Walmart! Thanx for the tip!

  • Crazy4cats

    Glad to hear they are doing better. Walmart also sells Pure Balance canned food that is rated 5 stars on this site and is very reasonable. My dogs really like the stews. I think it smells great too. Give it a try for some additional variety in your dogs’ diets!

  • Sparky

    Actually it was all the different flavors of canned food including the Little Champion pouches. I ended up returning it all to Walmart and switching them over to Purina wet and dry. They love it!

  • Linda

    Which type of pedigree canned?

  • Dog_Obsessed

    I think it really depends on the nature of the recall. Some companies have a small, precautionary recall that is quickly resolved. I would still feel okay feeding dog food like that, if it was otherwise good. Other companies, like Diamond, have repetitive, wide recalls. I would not want to feed a food like this. Still others conduct “silent” recalls, where they try as hard as possible to not have people know about the recall. I would definitely never feed a food from a brand that had conducted a silent recall, regardless of other circumstances.

  • Donna Marie Adams

    I would not feed my dogs any dog food at all that has been on any recall list period. EVER. Iams, any food ever recalled period…that includes 5lb bag or 50 lb bag.
    PS: Fromm’s has NEVER had a recall in over 50 plus years.

  • bobbi

    like I said I have not had any issues with the 5lb bags of small breed. besides do we really know which product is truly safe? all companies are out to make money. Am confused about what to do? Vet says it is okay.

  • Sparky

    The only 5 lb bags I was using was the small breed food. I was mixing the Pedigree Little Champions pouches with it and as it turns out that is what was making them ill. switched to Purina canned food and no more issues. I’m in the process of switching all of them to %100 Purina products over the next week.

  • Sparky

    As it turns out it wasn’t the dry kibbles making them well, it was the wet pedigree I was mixing with it! I cut off the pedigree canned and went with Purina and no more issues! I’m in the process of moving them over to %100 Purina products now.

  • bobbi

    so your dogs are alright with the 5 lb bags? so far I haven’t had any issues but I did not know of any recall either

  • bobbi

    is it just those size bags or is it all size bags like the small 5 lb bags because that is what I buy

  • DogFoodie

    That’s great! I hope it works for you.

    Some of the dealers are small farm / feed type stores and they don’t carry a full line in stock all the time. After you check out the website and think you know what you might like to try, you may want to call ahead and ask about their inventory and prices.

  • Sparky

    According to their website there is a Victor dealer approximately 52 miles away. next time I am in that area, generally once a week, I will compare prices. Looking at the foods online it does look like a much higher quality food. Thanx for the tip!

  • DogFoodie

    Any chance you have a local retailer of Victor in your area? If so, the price would be fairly competitve with what you’ve been paying and a much higher quality product.

    Victordogfood.com

  • Sparky

    I’m having the same issue with the Pedigree 44 pound adult food purchased at Walmart. My kids either puke it up or simply won’t eat it. This came on rather suddenly approximately 2 weeks ago. I have switched bags and lot numbers and still have the same issues. The 3 large dogs are having the issues. Not having any problems with the small breed 5 pound bagged food at this time.They are starting on a Purina product tonight actually. It is difficult with budget and schedule constraints to put them on a RAW diet.

  • Jeremy

    Not to mention meal being the main source of animal protein in foods since fresh meat is 75 percent(ish) water before it’s cooked. That makes it go a ways down the list of ingredients after processing, the only exception is raw food but only because it isn’t heavily processed. Meal is a good ingredient as long as it is a named source and you trust the companys production and sourcing methods.

  • Daniel

    What? If you just compare ingredients, both Nature’s Domain and Nutrisource Grain Frees are pretty similar. The big difference is that Nature’s Domain is made by Diamond…you couldn’t pay me to use their products.

  • Shar24

    Thank you for the feedback! Sounds like a great time to explore some better options for your babies. Best of luck to you!

  • Kimberly Martin

    I just wanted to let other pet owners know that I called the company concerning the 44 pound bags of Pedigree adult food that my dogs have been puking up for the last two weeks constantly. I was rudely talked to by the representative and told that it couldn’t be from the food. I have been a loyal customer of this product for years but as of now will NEVER PURCHASE THEIR PRODUCT AGAIN. I’m sure their competitor companies ” Purina” will be happy to have my business from now on. Especially considering the amount of money I spend on dog food feeding 3 large dogs

  • tom56071

    true story removed by a Chinese commie bastard

  • Joey Yates

    Nutri is head and shoulders above Pedigree but is still a mid tier food when you look at the ingredients. Costcos line of NAtures Domain literally puts that stuff to shame. You should except zero by-products and very low meal amounts. Thats just rubbish except maybe fish meal. There is high quality fish parts nearly all humans discard.

  • Dori

    Sandy you are so right!

  • SandyandMila

    If only we could take a lesson from our dogs to smile a little more and worry a little less everyday. 🙂

  • Jeremy

    If you feed your dog home cooked meals please do your research and make sure their nutrient needs are being met, whether by careful planning, following a recipe from Dr. Becker or something similar, or supplementing with a home feeding aid. You can do more damage by not balancing all the minerals and vitamins in your dogs food.

  • LabsRawesome

    Aww Mila has beautiful face, and a great smile! 🙂

  • Cyndi

    Bailey is doing great! Thanks! We’ve had a small flea problem here too, and nothing seems to work. I’ve just been bathing her often and washing her bedding & stuff regularly. Haven’t seen any lately though.

    You’ll get Mila back to where she was. Just may take some time. She does look happy on the inside too…..to me anyways!! She’s got a great mommy, she knows that! 🙂

  • SandyandMila

    The flea season has been pretty brutal on her so far but her skin is clearing up. The wondercide preventative hasn’t worked on her so I’m trying a different one now to keep the little buggers away. Continuing to add the sardines, eggs, salmon oil, and coconut oil to her diet has helped. Unfortunely not back on raw yet but does get an occasional RMB. Hopefully the next pic I post on here she’ll be smiling on the inside too. How’s Bailey girl? 🙂

  • Cyndi

    Awwww, Hi Mila!! How’s she doing Sandy? Hope she’s been feeling better!

  • Crazy4cats

    🙂

  • SandyandMila

    Mila smiling earlier today. 🙂

  • SandyandMila

    Mila smiling earlier today …

  • tom56071

    keep eating and buying their products ad see what happens to you

  • tom56071

    i lost a cat once for feeding it cat food from china the cat had kidney failure

  • nell

    oh forgive me for not being so up on technology but maybe your language is just completely off and you can use a lesson or two in English

  • kory

    First off my post wasn’t directed toward Kristin as you can clearly see I replied to chuck. So you may not be the smartest person on this thread

  • LabsRawesome

    Aww what a cutie! His bed looks sooo comfy. 🙂

  • Cyndi

    Awwww, he’s adorabel!

  • Storm’s Mom

    tired Storm 🙂 edit – double tired Storm lol Not sure how/why that happened! :-O

  • Storm’s Mom

    Soooooooo cute!! I wish Storm would smile/pose for pics.. or even just willingly looking nicely at the camera would be nice!! lol Whenever I whip out the camera, he either runs away or gives me a look of “put that effing thing away” 🙁 It’s only when he’s super tired that I can get a shot of him with a “soft” look in his eyes lol ..or when he’s running with his dog pals and doesn’t realize I’m taking a pic of the big huge smile on his face 😉

  • Alisia Mac

    I use Nutri Source Heartland (grain, potato, and gluten free) Ingredients are 100% from the USA. Never been recalled ever – they own their manufacturing plant so there’s no chance of contamination from other foods. Our dogs do great on Nutri Source.
    I do feed my Pug and 1 Shepherd Nutrisca Salmon formula (low glycemic index, no corn, wheat, gluten, potatoes etc) to give an alternative to the chicken which I think they have a sensitivity to. Both I get from http://www.chewy.com free shipping and great customer service.

  • Cyndi

    No problem. I have a video of him smiling too. It’s posted on my facebook page though. He only smiled once real quick in it. I thought it was only certain breed that smiled like that, but then I saw that video of Denver the Guilty dog, and that’s how my Moose did it, but he always smiled when he was happy to see people.

    That pic makes me smile too, and a little sad because I miss him so much.

  • LabsRawesome

    OMG Cyndi, that is freakin adorable! I love it! Thanks for posting that pic, it made me smile. 🙂

  • Cyndi

    My Moose used to smile on command, lol! This was the only pic I ever got of him smiling like this, but he used to do it every day when I’d come home from work. I miss that smile so much!

  • Cyndi

    You can totally tell that Blue is smiling, cuz his eyes get squinty! 🙂 He is adorable!

  • Dori

    Hey thanks Lab. I didn’t know about enlarging the pics and then being able to move around the pic with the cursor. This is great. Now I’ve got to go back through everyone’s pics. Thx. And you are not crazy. Blue absolutely knows when your taking his picturing. He’s always either smiling or laughing. So cute.

  • LabsRawesome

    Hey Dori. call me crazy, but I also think my dogs smile for pics. lol. I swear Blue knows that I’m taking his picture, because he starts doing different poses. If it says see more under a pic then you have to click on that to see the other pics. Oh and in case you didn’t know, if you click on the picture it gets bigger. I wish more people would post pics, I love to see them! 🙂

  • Christine Daley

    All dog foods are not made from crappy meats but unfortunately they are expensive . There are quite a few in the middle that are affordable for most people that do not contain by products either.

  • Tommy

    I feed my dogs pro plan select natural turkey n barley there skin is shiny

  • Dori

    Oh. I just realized that there was another picture down below with the three. What a great looking fur family. Okay so Blue now looks like he’s laughing. Funny. Don’t ya just love dogs?

  • Dori

    Wow, he sure is shiny. So adorable too! Love that face. Wanna squish him all up. Looks like he’s really smiling for his mama.

  • Mimi Parks

    Its sad all dog foods are made from cheap crappy meats ,like lungs eyes ears utter .Don’t be fooled by the photos on the bag they dont use humane consummation meats. Iams,- Hills Science Die-t all those expensive brands .Grand it cheap dog food like- Purina puppy chow – pedigree- Old Roy use the lowest grade of meats -but none use fine meats .Its all a money making thing .If you walked through a dog food factory you would get sick to your stomach .And start feeding your dogs home cooked foods .I use to but at the price of meat today I cant afford it any more had to go back to buying dog food .I still put carrots ,sweet potatoes, green beans, and peas in their food though .

  • LabsRawesome

    Thank You. 🙂

  • Mimi Parks

    You have pretty dogs .

  • LabsRawesome

    Thank You! 🙂

  • LabsRawesome

    Hey Dori, thank you. 🙂 It was my Lab that had the eye issue. Here’s a couple Pics that I took today. Blue wanted to show everyone how shiny he is. 🙂

  • Brenda Conlee

    My dog I had for 16 years and my dog I have now for 13 years have both ate marrow bone by pedigree their whole lives. They love them and apparently have not had any problems with them. My dog of 16 years ate Pedigree her whole life…which again…16 years.

  • Tracy

    Is your dog a female?

  • Dori

    Purina did have a recall but that was back in August 2013 so I don’t think that would be it unless your bag is very old. Have you checked the expiration date on the food. I’m a raw feeder so I can’t help out too much. When I was feeding kibble it would never ever have been a Purina product. There are plenty of quality dog foods that are not particularly expensive that are much healthier for your dog than what you are feeding. Check out the three, four and five star reviewed foods. Read through some of the posts so you can get a feel for experiences on those foods. Good Luck! Have you called the pet store that you bought the food and also Purina? You should check with the store and see if anyone else is having an issue.

  • Tracey

    Since switching to Honest Kitchen Dog food, my dogs skin problems are gone, their fur is shinny and soft. No more health issues. People stop buying crappy cheap food for your pets, you save in the long run and your dogs will be happier.

  • Vickie Baldridge

    Anyone having dogs get sick on purina one smartblend true instinct turkey and venison. My dog throwing up! Recall?

  • TL

    Well said! Great advice!!!!

  • TL

    I like that I’m able to auto ship or change the delivery date…and compare ingredients on labels without leaving home. Wish I met Chewy many moons ago! ^~^

  • Debbie S Houston

    I feed my chihuahua the Primal freeze dried raw diet and she does extremely well on it. She eats only raw treats as well.

  • Dori

    Wow Labs. Your dogs get better looking every time you post pics. I love doggie pics. Which one had the nuclear eye issue?

  • margie54

    Good link, Jeremy thanks for sharing. I was aware of this also. Scary…

  • margie54

    Me too from Fl we love Chewy.com! Just good quality selection of pet foods delivered to my home.

  • margie54

    Your pets look wonderful; thanks for sharing!

  • margie54

    I love Chewy.com and have ordered from them quite happily!

  • margie54

    Karen Becker is excellent with her suggestions. I also had joined a yahoo group that was available at that time with people giving suggestions. Certainly, one must backup all suggestions they wish to implement with proper research about information on diet and nutrition for their family fur members.

  • margie54

    Sorry, Diane to hear about your loss. A lot of my friends do cook at home + have healthy happy dogs. I am glad you have found a safe option. I will start cooking at home as soon as I can. I used to only make pet foods at home for safety sakes.

  • margie54

    I have only used kibble, Orijen very successfully without any vet issues for 3-4 german shepard dogs from puppies-elderly for at least 6 years now. I would prefer to cook at home as this is what I did before, but time is an issue for most of us with home cooking for large pets.

  • margie54

    Some of my fb friends use this brand and love it. I have checked it out and it seems really nutritious.

  • margie54

    I think you are really smart to dehydrate your own dog treats. This is something I would do as I would feel I had control over the process with purity from the beginning. You have lucky dogs!

  • margie54

    I have heard too much negative about raw diets for dogs so I don’t use them. I do use Orijen now for about 6 years with 4 german shepard dogs as the exclusive food source. It has been excellent. Naturally, dogs eat less so it is not as expensive as one might think. I have never had an issue with raw only heard from my trusted vet some peoples dogs will get sick…

  • LabsRawesome

    I agree. I don’t use raw foods. But 5 star dry and canned, with fresh foods and fish oil thrown in, make my 3 super shiny and soft.

  • Al Casapulla

    Thanks for your response Caroline.

  • Al Casapulla

    Thanks Dori…I agree with you about the dogs having less issues with their health. I use both frozen and freeze dried. I was just curious if anyone else on her does and what is their thoughts on it. I love it and so do my dogs. I also bought a food dehydrator and I dehydrate organic chicken and beef for their treats. Not only is this cheaper but is 100% better for them. No additives. Thanks for your response.

  • gmcbogger38

    I don’t necessarily agree with you. Raw is definitely the best you can feed, but there are some really decent kibbles people can feed that do not contain toxic ingredients or anything from China. Not everyone can afford raw, but I feel as long as they feed a high quality kibble they are doing their pets a favor. I feed raw in the AM and a grain free kibble (I rotate with different 5 star, meat based kibbles) in the PM and my dogs are healthy as can be and I don’t have high vet bills.

    PS. I am not saying this to start any arguments. I’m just trying to point out to those who might not be able to afford raw that there are healthy, quality options that they can still feed.

  • Caroline Capobianco

    I have used Primal raw, frozen and freeze-dried. I have a large dog so the raw is more economical for me. I use the freeze-dried as treats, breaking the nuggets into smaller pieces. Both Primal and Orijen are excellent foods. I don’t feed any food exclusively though as I believe in rotation. I would find a couple more brands of raw and kibble if that’s what your going to feed and choose a variety of protein sources including poultry and red meat.

  • Dori

    Hi Al. I have three dogs that I transitioned to raw about 2 1/2 years ago. I rotate their proteins as well as raw food brands. I think it may have been the first commercial raw that I started with and continues to be my favorite. It’s always in rotation at our house for our girls. They love the food. Stools are small. Easy to pick up. No smell. The Primal Freeze Dried is great for traveling but it if you’re looking to feed at home, the raw is much less expensive. Freeze dried foods are generally more expensive than their raw counterparts. I don’t feed any kibble. Since on raw none of my dogs have had gas, yeasty ears, scratching, itchy, hot spots, bad breath, nothing. Those are all issues of the past I’m happy to say.

  • Al Casapulla

    Does anyone feed their pups Primal Freeze Dried or frozen raw? And if so what is your take on it. Also I do use some Orijen kibble it is the best kibble you can buy if you are going to use kibble.

  • Jeremy

    Also made in America doesn’t mean the ingredients are all from here either 🙁

  • Jeremy
  • Jeremy

    I hate to break it to you, but your dog’s stomach and digestive system almost always has populations of E. coli and staph and other nasty bugs just hanging out in there. It’s just a part of the reason dogs in the wild could eat a rotten days old carcass and not have any issues, and the reason I consider them scavenging carnivores. As long as your dog is healthy then there should never be any issues with these pathogens hanging out in there, or any pathogens that may be on the raw food itself. Most raw food nowadays is HPP processed to kill off the bacteria and pathogens. And if your pup got sick off the vegan formula of the halo food it’s not really surprising given the lack of proper biologically appropriate nutrition in vegan diets. You should also make sure that you’re getting the proper vitamin and mineral supplements in your dogs diet so you don’t run into any severe issues. You could check out Dr. Karen Becker’s cookbook for dogs, gives all sorts of recipes that are actually balanced and appropriate for canine companions, or ask some of the other commentors on here most are very knowledgeable about home feeding.

  • Dennis Teel

    my dog eats life’s abundance..we get a 25 pound bag every two months by ups..great stuff

  • Dr. Gadfly

    I’ve got a small bag of Pedigree that I bought a few months ago in a pinch when I couldn’t find the food I usually buy, Wellness Brand. Still unopened. I guess I’ll toss it now just in case.

  • William A Finch

    Green beans are good for dogs, my French Bulldog loves veggies of all kinds, he LOVES potatoes, both sweet and irish. Raw or baked, he loves them. He will eat any sort of veggie, raw or cooked. The trick with him is not to give him too many. He is a treat hound! And thinks he should get one because he walked in the room. So, I did away with the treats and put some of his dry dog food in a sandwich bag. He thinks that is treats now. I give him one tiny piece and he is just as happy with that as he was with the treats. (Graham crackers, he LOVES those things, but he was getting so fat, I switched him to his own food in a bag, LOL)

  • AngryPatriot5

    Better yet, learn about raw meaty bones and buy human-grade food from a grocery store. Your dog will be much healthier, live longer and you’ll have less vet bills.

  • AngryPatriot5

    Right on, Chris! My family has been involved in raising and rescuing dogs for over 60 yrs. ONLY raw meat and bones gives them great health and much longer lives. Stop the vaccines, too and you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes. Our dogs are never ill and only see their homeopathic vet once a yr for a wellness exam. Kibble and vaccines destroyed the health and life of our previous dogs. Thankfully, the truth about this is getting out as more people see the results natural pet rearing gives. We’ll never do anything else. Kibble is horrible, but Pedigree, Beneful, Purina and the other cheap/low end stuff is the worst of the worst. Great for websites like that who get the word out and help save lives.

  • walda151

    I gave marro bones to my German Shepherd Dog and to both of my Shelties with no ill effects. I used to feed my GSD Bil-Jac dry food, and he did very well on it. I feed my two Shelties Blue Buffalo Small Breed Weight control dry food with green beans. Green beans were recommended by my vet because the beans are fiber, make the dog feel fuller, and help to control weight – they love the green beans, I even give them as treats!

  • RC Westgate

    Thank you for the alert —– It’s not in my area. But your thoughtfulness is appreciated by my dog.

  • Diane

    I do not feed my dog kibble anymore. I lost my little miniature schnauzer in 2006 to the dog food poisoning that contained melamine. Now new pup got sick on the Halo Vegan food. That’s it. I am preparing veggies and meat. She eats fresh fruit as snacks and no more lumps or cycts, or itchy body or bottom. I don’t believe raw is good given the salmonella and e-coli . It should be cooked to kill the bacteria. She is a new dog. So much energy and very happy. The pet food suppy is not to be trusted. Simple.

  • TL

    Yay Foodie…..help spread the word. Our dogs and cats eat great food and we save @ $60. on an order, every 3 weeks! $! :-))

  • 4FootedFoodie

    I’m a huge fan of Chewy also, TL.

  • Cyndi

    I buy my dog fresh raw meat without antibiotics or crap being added to them & not from cancerous cows. I also buy fresh chicken eggs for her and organic veggies. She’s been on a raw diet for over a year and a half and has never been healthier. Yes, it is a bit more expensive, but I love my dog and she’s totally worth it.

  • Cyndi

    Saying “not all dogs can eat expensive food” isn’t true. There may be some ingredients that don’t agree with some dogs. There are 4 & 5 star foods on here that arent’ THAT expensive. Anyone that truly loves their pet would pay a bit more for a better quality food.

  • TL

    Am not an employee of Chewy.com. just trying to help people to give their pets a better life….no gimmicks!

  • nell

    good one tom. say it how you feel it.

  • nell

    stop being so mean to Kristin. what’s everyone’s problem? or am i stupid in AGREEING with her?

  • Christine Daley

    I believe raw is good also. I purchase natures variety raw frozen kibble and my pups get it as a topper over their Orijen kibble!! Happy and healthy pups!

  • Christine Daley

    Yes love mr chewy!! Buy all my food and treats from them. Auto delivery every 4 weeks. Great prices and great customer service!!

  • CClark

    TL, does your food come to you on a refrigerated truck? Good quality pet foods without artificial preservatives cannot be exposed to extreme heat for long periods of time. Just curious, you seem to be well versed in Chewy.com … maybe even work for them.

  • William A Finch

    Beneful made our dogs really sick. Now we feed Blue Buffalo, no grain dog food. First ingredient is boneless chicken.

  • William A Finch

    I can’t imagine anyone even using Pedigree dog food. What garbage that stuff is. Recalled or not.

  • William A Finch

    No, we can’t. But we’re not dogs. That whole raw food craze is just a load of tripe. No pun intended. With all the antibiotics, cancerous cows, etc being slaughtered and sold as “fit for human consumption and the trash being labeled as “organic”. Unless you bottle feed a calf yourself and have somone come out at the proper age to slaughter it, and package it up and freeze it, Grow your own veggies, raise your own chickens, etc. Then you’re totally talking from the end you sit on. Or you just don’t know any better. By your logic, just go buy your dog some prime rib or a nice standing rib roast for the meat course.

  • Judy

    Sad to say It will only get worse it always does

  • Jennifer Svec

    IF you were trying to make a tongue in cheek comment you really need help with your humor … either that or run and get your aluminum hat and lock the doors because I just saw purple Asian aliens outside of your door

  • chris

    The only good food is raw food, there is not a kibble that is good. Can you imagine eating nothing but a bowl of dry cornflakes for the rest of your life, oh yes you get a glass of water to wash it down with

  • TL

    dubyajay….didn’t know that! Now I know where I’ll shop for toys when ordering our pets food. Chewy.com = Awesome $avings ! $! $! $ !

  • dubyajay

    Chewy is excellent. Their customer service rivals zappos. Decent toy prices too.
    To the OP – glad Booboo is ok!

  • TL

    Local pet food chains have a high mark-up on their products, unless you happen to catch a good sale. We buy only premium grain free food for our dogs, as they fare better on it. Far less vet visits!! A year ago a friend told us about Chewy.com online. We are glad we checked them out! $! $! $ as we save lots of money, shipping is free on orders of $49. and more. We also opted for auto ship every 4 weeks, and got a cool 20% off our first order. They are awesome to do business with….and we owe it to our pets to provide good nutrition!

  • Christine Daley

    Let’s not lose what we are trying to focus on which is pet food ingredients. It is true that a recall can happen but it should not be frequent. The ingredients are so important. When you see corn and fillets and by products which are the scraps of the slaughter house stay away unless you would like to eat them yourself!!

  • Christine Daley

    Also some companies get ingredients from New Zealand and Australia. Their regulations are much higher than china!! Companies must disclose where ingredients in their products are from by law if asked. Stay away from purina and pedigree and all their junky foods. As a rule anything sold in a dollar store or supermarket is bad news and low quality!! Also costco and SAMs!! Costco brand Kirkland is manufactured by diamond. Numerous salmonella recalls!! FYI!!

  • TL

    Check out Chewy.com online. Premium pet foods for alot less than you pay retail, plus it’s delivered to your door, shipping free with $49. purchase. Great selections for dogs and cats, awesome company to deal with!!

  • kory

    LOL! I have to admit your post was a good laugh 😉 . a bit idiotic yourself but who’s to judge.

  • TL

    Check out Chewy.Com online and save mega bucks on premium foods. Have the food delivered to your doorstep…they are awesome!

  • Chuck Nellett

    The idiot force is strong with you..

  • Chuck Nellett

    Not all dogs can eat the expenses food, and pet stores, specially petco has had many recalled foods too. So your logic is idiotic.

  • Christine Daley

    FYI so everyone knows just because any bag of dog food or treats states made in the USA does not mean the ingredients are from the USA. Companies import ingredients from other places one in particular to stay away from is china and then make the food here!!

  • Becky Young-Bailey
  • Kristin

    Dog owners, please spend a little more money, go to a local pet store… Will save you vet bill in the end!!!!

  • Lisa Maxwell

    i bought some pedigree treats called marro bone and my dog is very sick with diareah

  • shameonyou

    I live in Florida and got my Pedigree at Wal-Mart (not on the expanded list). I recently bought a new bag and my BooBoo started vomiting it up after each meal. Saw the alert and threw the food away and the vomiting stopped immediately.

  • tom56071

    china is involved they want our dogs dead so the commie bastards can sneak around in the usa un detected with our dogs all dead

  • Larrnan

    I really try to buy dog food ‘only sourced and produced” in the USA or Canada.
    the labelling is so out of control now it is getting more and more difficult.
    it appears the labelling is really not for the consumer……

  • Theresa Kroll

    Is China involved ?, made in America doesn’t mean it is.

  • Fuglybull dog

    This food is crap to begin with and should only be a last resort.

  • Thank you so much!

  • beth

    thank you

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