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Purina Lawsuit Accuses Company's Beneful Foods of Harming Dogs

By    |   Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 06:21 PM

A pet owner in California has filed a lawsuit against Nestle Purina PetCare Company, claiming that thousands of dogs have been sickened or died from eating the company’s Beneful pet food.

Frank Lucido said in his lawsuit that two of his dogs got sick and one died after he fed them Beneful, which the suit claims contains a toxin used in automobile antifreeze.

The lawsuit alleges that 3,000 consumers have complained about illnesses in their dogs, including stomach and internal bleeding, liver malfunction or failure, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, weight loss, seizures, and kidney failure, after eating Beneful. The lawsuit lists eight kinds of dry Beneful food: Purina Benful Healthy Weight, Original, Incredibites, Healthy Growth for Puppies, Healthy Smile, Healthy Fiesta, Healthy Radiance and Playful Life.

Two previous lawsuits against Beneful were dismissed.

"We believe the lawsuit is baseless, and we intend to vigorously defend ourselves and our brand,” Nestle Purina PetCare spokesman Bill Salzman said, according to CNN. "Like other pet foods, Beneful is occasionally the subject of social media-driven misinformation. Online postings often contain false, unsupported and misleading allegations that cause undue concern and confusion for our Beneful customers.”

The company also defended its products on Twitter.



Twitter users commented about the lawsuit.





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