On November 12, 2018, the Class Action Lawsuit, filed in the state of Colorado was amended to state the following:
“…this Class Action Complaint against Defendants Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. and Champion Petfoods LP (“Defendants”), for their negligent, reckless, and/or intentional practice of misrepresenting, failing to test for, and failing to fully disclose the presence and/or risk of inclusion in their pet food of heavy metals, pentobarbital, toxins and/or unnatural or other ingredients that do not conform to the labels, packaging, advertising and statements sold throughout the United States.”
Note that on November 14, 2018, the lawsuit was amended again in the state of Washington.
Apparently, Champion pet foods were using and/or adding dog foods from their “Dog Star Kitchens” that contained pentobarbital. Dog Star Kitchens is the new Kentucky facility that Champion Pet Foods just opened. Champion pet foods on their website tell pet owners just how wonderful the new facility is: here is a direct quote:
“Located on 85 acres of lush farmland in Auburn, Kentucky and custom-built from the ground up to advance our Biologically Appropriate and Fresh Regional Ingredient mission, our Dog Star kitchens have won significant awards in the pet food industry.”
It is worthwhile to understand that pentobarbital is a controlled substance by the DEA [Drug Enforcement Administration] so in order for it to show up in dog food, one can ascertain that the dog food must have been sourced using diseased and/or dead animal carcasses.
For a pet food company who charges top dollar and advertises their pet food as the “world’s best pet food,” one must admit this dog food is neither premium nor safe to feed to any pet. Certainly, it is far from the best of anything in this author and veterinarians opinion.
Pet owners may join the Class Action Law Suit by contacting the law firm handling the case: https://www.locklaw.com/
More information on this Champion Pet Food lawsuit is available to review at the link here.
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Your Best Friends, 2nd best friend-Dr Carol
Hello, I’m horrified to read this, I feed my cat the Orijin six fish dry cat food. Everything I’ve read is stating that it’s dog food that is affected, do you know if the cat food is affected as well? This brand was recommended to me by our local pet supply but I’m scarred to feed my baby this food after reading this. Thank you.
Thanks Doc, I think you have tipped the scales of reason to the benifit of my pup, and myself. I have a presa canario female diabetic, and after trying to control naturally unsuccessfully(we made a valiant effort, but she had secondary issues that were just too much to handle) we started insulin therapy. My vet is a wonderful person and a solid practitioner, and in practice with more of the same, but I have a literal lifetime of animal health experience of my own, just large ones instead of small. I researched all the data and options, and arrived at the same conclusion, I didnt like vetsulin for all the reasons, cost, units per ml, accessibility, etc. However, this is all new to me and not my field, and I dont like taking chances with my pup. You are the first person thats had the guts to call this shot out loud and completely yet. Bits and pieces ive seen around, but this article calls it. Thanks for knocking me off the fence, I needed that. Is there any protocal for transition, her dosage isnt locked in yet and is a little low, and has a lot of weight left to put back in place.(its slowly coming back in)
can you tell me which article is about Vetsulin? My dog has been on it for three years now. Thank you.
Here is the article: https://www.chagrinfallspetclinic.com/2013/05/02/vetsulin-alert-dog-diabetes-drug-killed-thousands-yet-back-on-pet-market/
Do you have any recommendations for dry dog food that is healthy for a 2 year old JCk Russell terrier
Our clients are happy with Fromm 4 Star Dog Food, and Stella and Chewys has a good kibble.