On July 25, a Facebook user posted a public warning about a popular brand of dog food which she suspects has made her dog ill. The woman, named Katie, described how her dog, Creasy, fell horribly ill after consuming a new bag of Taste of the Wild.
Please if you feed taste of the wild be aware that there are hundreds of complaints! They are testing the food batches we sent back and others who have also sent back. We fed them this dog food for over 5 years without any problems. I spent 4 hours in the emergency vet just trying to make Creasy feel better. He was so sick I thought I was going to lose him. The picture on the right is straight blood from when he got sick. Unfortunately the spots get bigger and bigger.
Creasy was eventually sent back home with special food, medication and fluids – it took several days before he finally turned the corner and Katie was no longer worried that she would wake up to find him dead.
Her warning continued:
We have contacted the company and they say nothing is wrong. Visit consumer affairs and they have 100’s of complaints in the last two weeks, which is when we bought our dog food. The first big sign that something is wrong is your animal drinking unusual amount of water. Yes it’s hot out there but they shouldn’t be going through bowl after bowl. If you feed your dog this food and they start acting weird go to the vet immediately!
On August 1, she updated the thousands of people who read, and shared, her Facebook post:
Let me first off say I never expected my post to go viral. I thought maybe a few hundred at most! So thank you! I have hundreds of messages on Facebook and I will try to respond asap! To the prayers, love, and thoughts my whole family is truly grateful for it. My dogs are my babies because I have none. They are my whole world!
As for Creasy he is doing better and better. He even played fetch for a few throws. We are still working on energy. No more wet food but still on diet restrictions. We will know more hopefully by tomorrow.
****My dogs were on southwest canyon and wild boar
Katie was right – there are many, many current complaints about this brand of pet food on Consumer Affairs – click here to read.
According to this concerned dog owner, the company is aware of the problem and they are investigating to see what is wrong.
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