Concerned Pet Lovers, we have had so many inquiries regarding the Class Action Law Suit for the lead in the Blue Buffalo Pet Food we wanted to post an update.
As of March 19, 2018: Blue Buffalo advertises its products as healthy and safe, claiming the dog foods contain “a precise blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals selected by holistic veterinarians and animal nutritionists,” according to the Blue Buffalo class action lawsuit. The bags of dog food also allegedly declare the products to be “healthy” and “holistic.”
“Nothing could be further from the truth, as the Contaminated Dog Foods’ inclusion of an unsafe amount of lead creates a health hazard for dogs” according to the Blue Buffalo class action lawsuit. The pet owner who initiated this lawsuit claims his 4-year-old dog Coco suffered from kidney failure due to chronic lead poisoning because of eating Blue Buffalo Dog Food.
This lawsuit involves purchases of Blue Buffalo dog food dating back to 2013 and involves many pet owners whose dogs have suffered a variety of health problems including neurologic disease, developmental and reproductive issues, kidney and liver failure as well as cancer from chronic exposure to LEAD.
The suit reports that a reasonable customer would not have any reason to expect the products contain lead because Blue Buffalo pet food is labeled as healthy and holistic. Based on these representations, consumers reasonably expect the dog food to be healthy and safe for their pets to consume over time. The plaintiff says he would not have purchased Blue Buffalo dog food if he had known the products contained an excessive amount of lead.
Coco’s owner filed the Blue Buffalo class action lawsuit on behalf of himself and a nationwide Class of consumers who also purchased the allegedly contaminated Blue Buffalo dog food since July 1, 2013.
The Blue Buffalo class action lawsuit asserts claims for negligent misrepresentation, violations of California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act, California’s False Advertising Law, California’s Unfair Competition Law, breach of express warranty, breach of implied warranty and negligence per se.
The Attorneys and Law Firms handling this case are:
Brian J. Robbins, Kevin A. Seely, Ashley R. Rifkin and Steven M. McKany of Robbins Arroyo LLP and
Rebecca A. Peterson and Robert K. Shelquist of Lockridge Grindal Nauen PLLP.
The Blue Buffalo Contaminated Dog Food Class Action Lawsuit is Vladi Zakinov v. Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc., Case No. 3:17-cv-01301-AJB-WVG, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.
This case is still moving through the courts and has not yet reached a settlement. Claim forms are usually not made available to consumers until after a court-approved settlement is reached.
Consumers wanting to follow this case can sign up for a free account at TopClassActions.com. They post case updates as soon as they occur as well as any major case developments and/or settlement news!
This veterinary clinic and veterinarian, Dr. Carol offer pet health news and pet health updates as a courtesy to our pet loving friends. We have no relationship with Blue Buffalo or any other pet food company. These posts are not paid for nor are they solicited.
Our veterinary clinic is not able to address phone calls or inquiries regarding this case. All the available information is online. Concerned pet owners may also contact the law firms above directly for further information and/or to join the suit.
We will post updates as they become available.
Your Pets 2nd Best Friend,
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My toy Australian Shepherd died rather suddenly shortly before her 11th birthday. I had been feeding blue buffalo small breed for adults. I bought from Agway on their Pet Plan, so I have proof of purchases going back to 2015. Sophie died January 30th 2018. She suffered from a thyroid problem and Kidney problem. Now after her death I find out I’ve poisoned my little girl, feeding her supposedly the best dog food out there for her. I want justice for her!!
I am very sorry to hear about your dog, you can read the following on how to report: https://www.chagrinfallspetclinic.com/2018/03/12/pet-sick-blue-buffalo-pet-foods-report/
I just found out about the lead in Blue Buffalo products as of March 28th 2018. My 4 dogs have been eating Blue Buffalo foods and treats now for 8 years. I am in a panic and have called our vet abt lead testing. I am hopeful they will return my call soon. 2 are dachshunds and they both have had paralysis with one recovered 90% and one recovered abt 60%. 2 have allergies and one has siezures. Unfortunately one has paralysis, allergies and siezures. Could lead be the culprit? Has anyones dogs died from this and has anyone else’s dogs developed health issues that could be related to lead poisoning? I am so upset!! WHY DIDNT BLUE BUFFALO ALERT THE PUBLIC AND REMOVE THEIR FOOD FROM SHELVES????? I will have to quit buying Blue Buffalo. What food is safe? Thanks for the vent and PLEASE ADVISE!
I am very sorry to hear about what happened. We have a lot of luck with the Frozen Raw Stella and Chewys, Sojos, and Fromm 4 Star