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I just wanted to give everyone who feeds their dog Nutro pet food products a heads up. Nutro Pet Food Products are tainted. DO NOT FEED IT TO YOUR DOGS. Ivy was eating it but when we ran out, I bought a new bag and she would not eatit, was always thirsty, and was vomiting and then I got this in an email and all the pieces finally came together:

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/nutro.html
 

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I almost went with Nutro when I first got Chloe.

I got Diamond instead and have switched to Blue Buffalo.

I am glad I did not go with Nutro....
 

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wow I used to feed our dogs Nutro Natural Choice!
But then we ran on hard times & had to start buying some "lesser quality" dog food (purina--yes I know--I'm SORRY OK??
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We're out of it now, but while looking for new foods we almost went back to Nutro, however we decided to go with Nature's Recipe as Jack has allergies to wheat & beef.
But now we're on Taste of the Wild.
 

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We decided to go with Nature's Recipe as well but now we are on purina proplan (sorry
) until we can find something that is reliable and that the dogs like.
 

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GSRCA used to feed and recommend Nutro Natural Choice. I received the Nutro warning about 2 weeks ago and they changed to Canidae immediately upon hearing it. I spoke with them today and all of the dogs are doing much, much better as far as stool consistency. And some of the thin dogs are starting to look much better, too.
 

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WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

WARNING! Same site about Candidae foods

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/canidae.html

and Hills

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/hills.html

and Iams....

http://www.consumeraffairs.com/pets/iams.html

PEOPLE the Consumer Complaint site is just that, our complaints about a product. And this is NOT the same as a recall. Product transportation and storage can have a huge impact on the food we feed. And both of those are impacted by things out of control of the manufacturer.

And the other site listed http://www.vvdailypress.com/news/nutro_5588___article.html/paying_victorville.html

Quote:VICTORVILLE — Though Nutro was slapped with a potential $10,000 per day fine last summer for the noxious fumes emitted by their pet-food plant — they haven’t had to pay a penny yet.
has everything to do with smelling up the neighborhood and nothing to do with the food quality or issues.
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

Ok people, IMO, are you safe with any darn dogfood on the market ?????


I have seen Diamond to recalls & many with the big scare a yr or so ago ! I believe Nutro wasn't in that recall !

My point, IF you don't feed RAW, then it's scarey anyway you go with dry foods !


I have been feeding Nutro for yrs. now & even kept them all on it durning the big wheat gluten (sp?) scare !

My guys seem good, at good weights, skin & coat are nice !

I feed the Nurto Natural Choice Large Breed Adult ! Blue/white bag with a GS on the front.

I have noticed our rescue come from yuck to great being on this food ! I have noticed his breath real bad, but has since we rescued him.

Isn't dog breath normal ?

He in the last few days has acted like he was going to get sick...eating some grass, but nothing came up. Just have seen this 2 x's. Everything else...eating, drinking, etc seems fine with all the dogs.


This is interesting & makes me so mad when you see stuff come up like this on dog foods ! Only makes you feel 100% safe to go raw then !

Nutro is good food IMO, & not cheap food !

I must call or e-mail the company on this....................
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

E-mail sent.................will share with you once I hear back. I sent them the very first link posted.
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

Nutro now has an explanation up on their website for some foods not being available in stores- http://www.nutroproducts.com/ncdogprod.shtml

Personally, I don't trust the company. Reading some of the consumer reports complaints brought up a lot of memories from when Charlie got sick on this stuff two years ago. When I called to complain, the representative cut me off short and said I needed to stop feeding the food immediately (which I already had) because there was probably something wrong with it. She said it like she had heard my very complaint so many times and she was just tired of hearing it.

Charlie’s been on several other dog foods and has not gotten violently sick like that since. The company had good customer service up to a point. I got a free 20lb bag of cat food coupon that I redeemed, and I sent in a sample of the dog food to be tested. A few weeks went by and I got a standard form letter back that was pretty disappointing because it had lot #s and other info on it that I wasn‘t able to provide. I had thrown away the bag before I had an issue so my letter should of taken that into account.

I don’t think the food is contaminated or anything, but I do think they have some serious quality control issues. My bag of food was a different color and smelled funny, a common complaint that people are still having. I agree with Lisa T- There’s just too many people who’s dogs do poorly on this food that I can’t recommend it to anyone.
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

Like I said, have fed for yrs. now & have liked this food.

Now after reading this.........have seen 2 of the GS's get sick outside. Eating grass. It was no chunks, just seemed to be grass & bile.

Now tonight I found yellow/brown bile with a tad of small chucks on our female GS's crate blanket !

This has me concerned now.


IF it is this food & Company.............WHAT IN THE WORLD to feed when staying with dry dog food ????????????????


How to find a SAFE company you can always trust ???

I did feed again tonight.

The dogs seem fine.
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

Originally Posted By: Kerry'sGreat! After 1 year on Canidae Allie is refusing to eat it. So we switched to Nutro and she loves it. Now what do I give her?
Oh know...........I was thinking of going the other way !


I'm stumped here also......


My dogs have done good on Nutro & look great, I hate to switch, but don't know what to do !!!!!! They have never been picky eaters !
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

Now what??? I just switched to canidae. Is Neura wellness still safe??? I''m down to about 4 days worth of canidae so I need to re-up this week.
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

More mass hysteria. Those consumer sites are meaningless. Competitors could post that crap. Dogs throw up, dogs bloat and the get the runs.
People need to get off the rumor mill unsubstantiated sites and spreading what in most cases is BS.

Almost all manufacturing plants smell. So neighbors don`t like the smell. Turkey poop smells and it burns your nose so don`t have gobble gobble for Christmas.
 

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Re: WARNING: Nutro/Candidae/Hills(ScienceDiet)/Iams&&&

I use to think that dogs throwing up bile every morning was normal until I put the kids on a decent dog food that agrees with them. Now it’s very rare that they ever do. Chronic loose stools can be a sign that there is something in the food that the doesn’t agree with a dog. It’s not ’normal’ and needs to be looked into. It’s not normal for a dog to suddenly refuse to eat food for days on end either. When this happens my first stop is the vet. If I get a clean bill of health then I take a long hard look at what I’m currently feeding. We are what we eat, so they say.

I agree that it’s not something to panic about though. If I hear a reports that people are having problems with a food I’m feeding and things are status quo here, then I just keep my eyes open while I stick to what‘s working for me. I do pay attention though… Where there’s smoke there can very well be fire, and I like to know if it could be headed in my direction.
 
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