Potential Purina One Cat Food Problem

by Elisa Black-Taylor
(USA)

This article concerns a potential Purina ONE® cat food problem.

Purina ONE® cat food had its most voluntary recall back in the summer. Here’s an article with an overview of this recall. Please read over it if at all possible before reading more of my article.

The list of symptoms to watch out for were taken from the above link for those of you who don’t have the time to read the entire article. It’s critical that all cat owners know these.

“Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products. People handling contaminated dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

From the information I’ve learned in the last 24 hours, I’m afraid another recall is imminent. I’m not doing this article to bash Purina. Nestle Purina is taking this issue seriously, but not enough information has been gathered to demand another voluntary recall.

What troubles me is the same symptoms are appearing in cats from Ohio to California and several have died. I even received word from a cat in Australia dying with the same symptoms.

The first thing I’d like for everyone to do is memorize the symptoms of salmonella poisoning. What disturbs me most about the most recent deaths is the failure of blood work to detect any problems. When the blood work comes back as normal, this gives the cat owner a false sense of security. It’s only in the later stage when it’s too late to save the cat that liver and kidney damage is showing up.

“We don’t know that the food is the cause, but everyone needs to be aware of a strange coincidence regarding Purina One Dry Food that is going on between our house in California, and my sister’s house in Ohio. My sister in Ohio had one cat that started vomiting about 2 months ago. She thought it might be hairballs, but he lost the use of his back legs. His blood work came back ok, so the vet chalked it up to a blood clot, and he started feeling better. He came home, and was fed the same food. Then, her cat Franklin had the same problem; vomiting and losing the use of his back legs. The same with him; blood work was good, and vet chalked it up to a strange coincidence. (BTW both cats indoors, previously healthy as a horse, and being fed Purina ONE® Indoor).

A few weeks ago, her first cat, Ernie, declined again, and passed away after having another bout of the same symptoms; this time the vomit had blood in it. This morning Franklin, the second cat passed away. Since his first hospitalization, his blood work got bad; kidneys and liver. He was also vomiting with blood in it. Both cats were drinking water excessively. Her vets still don’t see what would have caused this to happen in both indoor pets. She has filed a claim with Purina One, and has spoken to the attorneys. She is also taking Franklin to the Vet School for a post mortem.

Now my California story….mine is only a week’s worth of illness story. I have been feeding my cats Purina One SmartBlend Chicken & Rice for at least a year. My cats have been drinking a lot of water-noticed the increase a few weeks ago, and chalked it up to the heater being on. Bebe, my indoor 1 1/2 year old healthy as a horse male cat started vomiting liquid green….then yellow bile, and lost his appetite completely. He also had diarrhea. On the second day I took him into the vet. They took x-rays, and thought they saw a bowel obstruction. The vet did exploratory surgery, and found nothing but highly irritated bowels, not even a hairball. He stayed in for a couple of nights. She did take biopsies of his intestines, which we have not gotten back. Then our 22 pound cat Lenny (also no history of illness, and healthy as a horse) started the same barfing Thursday….after he barfed bile again on Friday morning, I pulled the Purina One, went out and got 5 different kinds of food without the Purina Label; Wellness Core, Eukanuba, Royal Canin, Max Cat, and Innova to see which one they like best…Lenny barfed the last time Friday morning, but as of last night, the barfing has stopped, no diarrhea, appetite is back, water consumption has decreased, and BeBe, staples and all, is running around.

I have called Purina on this, as I still have the bag and the remainder of the food. I pressed them to take my information, even though they said there has been no recalls, which they did. I am also considering filing a claim with them, depending on what the biopsy of BeBes intestines say, and what my vet thinks. I will keep you posted. What I have seen is a few people on blogs that have mentioned that their cats have also been getting sick. If anyone thinks that their cat might be getting ill from their food, it is important to call the manufacturer right away to let them know, and press them to take the information so they have a record. Right now, I don’t plan on feeding my cats, or Chihuahua, Purina until my sister and I get the results from BeBes biopsy, and Frank’s post mortem.

A lot of my friends have questioned whether other Purina products are involved, including those for dogs. To my knowledge, it’s only the Purina ONE® Cat Food.

As responsible cat owners, we need to monitor our cats for any health changes regardless of what we feed them. In this day with all kinds of questionable ingredients being put into cat food we must remain vigilant.

If any of you have a problem with any pet food, here’s the link furnished by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to report the problem.

Here’s a link to report to Nestle Purina.

Please, please, if you have had any health issues with your cats on this food, let all of us know under the comment section. Include the flavor and the identification numbers the company would want you to give them. Maybe we can nip this in the bud and save some lives.

In closing I’d like to say I have nothing against Nestle Purina. They’ve done voluntary recalls in the past when a problem is reported on one of their products. I consider myself as doing them a favor by making the consumer aware there may be a problem BEFORE the death of a beloved cat.

Elisa

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Mar 06, 2012
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by: Anonymous

I noticed my cat drinking a lot of water lately. He as on Purina Smart One cat food. He suddendly got sick, vommitting, and being very lethargic.

By the second day I finally called the vet however it was too late. He died suddendly. The vet said he was a healthy looking cat with a good coat. Could the toxins in Purina Smart One have killed him?


Jan 24, 2012
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There is a Problem with Purina NEW
by: Anonymous

I run a small rescue. Back in Oct I started having problems with Purina Chix and Rice and Pro Plan Chix and rice. Projectile vomiting and diaherra. This was reported to Purina who told me they dont test samples we send in – only visual inspections.
Again blood work negative – stool negative for known issues and or toxins. Some have abdomens as hard as rocks – bile in stool

Bottom line 4 in renal failure- one died- one with unknown toxicity affecting hair and skin. One with pancreatic issues. 3 lethargic for unknown reasons.

Prior to this all cats were very healthy. It affected across the board age and health status.

I strongly recommend you keep the bag and a sample of the product and call the FDA- they will then call you back with your State FDA contact person. Report this to the FDA.

I have also started having problems with Friskies canned. All has been reported to both Pirina and the FDA.

There is a bad ingredient that has gotten into all their food since last fall – my opinion- so this time I am switching to raw and not going back.


Jan 22, 2012
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@Cathy NEW
by: Elisa

I don’t know what to tell you. I watch for vomiting in my cats. Mine can’t eat Meow Mix, Cat Chow or Whiskas without throwing up. Just keep an eye on them


Jan 22, 2012
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purina cat food NEW
by: cathy w

I have four cats and have always ate purina one chicken/rice and felix as good as it looks wet food they are seven years old and have been ok upto now they wont eat any other food what should i do?


Jan 18, 2012
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Keep her hydrated NEW
by: Elisa

And report this to Purina. You can make pedialyte at home with a little lite salt (has potassium), water, sugar and baking soda. Also might want to give KMC kitten formula. Most of the cats get better after stopping to food as long as blood work is still normal. Please let us know.


Jan 18, 2012
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My cat is sick now too NEW
by: AliensRPeople2

Hello…

I live in Maine and have 2 cats… Dax is the older of the two cats and is a spayed female I had since she was 6 months old. Obi Wan is my neutered male cat about 7 years old. Both cats have been very healthy with no medical issues ever.

Recently I put them both on Purina One Smart Blend Chicken and Rice dry food, expiration date of February 2013. Obi Wan began to vomit almost immediately, then several days later Dax began to vomit. I chalked it up to them getting used to a new food and kept them on it for just a bit longer to see if they adjusted. Obi Wan kept vomiting and then one night, Dax was sitting on my lap purring and playing, then she ate some of the food and we went to bed. A few hours later I heard Dax vomiting, or trying to vomit. I couldn’t find the spots where she vomited. But then I noticed she didn’t want to come out of the bedroom. She began to hide. No drinking water, no eating. That was this past Sunday. Its Wednesday and she still wont eat or drink water. I took her to vets and vet said bloodwork was fine. No kidney or liver problems at all… (yet). She needed subcutaneous
fluid injections for dehydration. Vet is considering exploratory surgery.

This all started very shortly after feeding Purina One Smart Blend Chicken and Rice with both cats vomiting. Since I stopped the food there has been no further vomiting. Obi Wan is okay but Dax is not better yet. I wonder if she will recover… I’m so worried!

I’d like to feed this food to the executives at Purina and see what happens to them… I’m very upset.

Lottie in Maine


Jan 02, 2012
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Sick Cats fed Fancy Feast NEW
by: Ruth

My indoor cats eat Fancy Feast. December 26 one of my 17 yo cats started vomiting, wouldn’t eat and had loose stool. Blood work was normal. Two days later, after still not eating, they found a small bowel blockage and a concerning area of inflammation on her stomach during ultrasound. She is home now, but on tons of meds and barely eating. She has to start eating regularly before we can do further tests.

On December 30, her biological brother stopped eating and began vomiting. Off to the vet he went. Blood work is normal. On ultrasound, he has inflammation of the pancreas, but the changes look to be long term, so may not be active pancreatitis. He is back at home but barely eating even with meds.

Yesterday, their 10 yo housemate started vomiting and wouln’t eat. I told their internist I thought the food was the common theme but he is very skeptical. I stopped all purina products when I started reading about all the sick cats. Has anyone gotten any lab results pointing to salmonella or some other adulterant? I would like to ask my vet to test/treat for something specific. Thanks.


Dec 27, 2011
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Potential Problem with Purina Fancy Feast Cat Food NEW
by: Kelly

Background: I have a 16 year old cat who is a survivor of the melamine recall of 2007. He is given 200 cc subcutaneous fluids 3x/week and has his kidney values checked every 6 months. He just had a complete blood panel work up on 12/15/11 and his BUN and creatinine values had improved from 6 months prior.
He was considered stable.

Incident:
I fed my cat 1/4 can of Fancy Feast Grilled Beef Feast in Gravy canned cat food UPC code 5000004070 Best by Oct. 2013 12921160L41922251 on Dec. 17, 2011. Within 15 minutes of consuming this, he was very weak and there was a strong odor coming from his breath. Later, the odor smelled more like bile. He vomited overnight and refused to eat or drink the next morning.
He vomited in the early afternoon a large amount of clear to pale yellow liquid. His appetite returned later in the afternoon and he resumed eating and drinking in light amounts.
He was extremely dehydrated and was given 150 cc subcutaneous fluids that evening. He seemed to improve but lethargy continued.
He was given 200 cc subQ fluids on 12/20/11 and 12/22/11 at the vet’s office per his usual routine.
He has since been eating other canned foods with no vomiting or issues.
I have reported the incident to the FDA and would encourage others to do the same if they are experiencing any problems.
There are reports on other sites,(please see http://www.consumeraffairs.com and type in Purina) of pets experiencing similar problems with other lines of Purina food.


Dec 25, 2011
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by: Anonymous

As a cat rescue we have a shelter and foster homes. All reporting problems. I am required to use Purina products at the pet adoption center in PetSmart so rather than cause problems with a change in diet we use Purina exclusively.

I called Purina a month ago because I started to introduce ProPlan chix and rice into their Purina one diet. When the amount got up to 1/3 ProPlan I had projectile vomiting and diaherra in 80% of the shelter population. Of course there was increased thirst from the vomiting. Purina staff was non pluse and blamed it on too quick a change. Rada Yada they didn’t want any samples -they do not test their products. Only visual inspection.
So I went back to solely Purina one chix and rice and pulled the ProPlan took back the 20 bags to Petsmart and bought more Purina one.

1/3 of my cats are now sick or dying. Kidney failure, sudden onset of lumps/tumors, extreme allergic symptoms, vomiting immediately upon eating the Purina if they eat it at all.

The vet bills are staggering with no difinitive in blood work -I can hardly wait for the necropsy costs.

Thank you Purina for creating a Merry Christmas NOT-

I am awaiting the delivery of food for them at tremendous cost to our rescue org- in the meantime it is boiled chix and rice I cook up for 40+animals daily. And force feeding baby food to those in kidney failure.

And sorry, Purina seems to care less and so does their protector the FDA.


Dec 20, 2011
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Scary what might be in our pets food! NEW
by: keenpetite

Truly disgusted & terrified after reading what has happened to several dear pets after eating Purina One food, we were adopted by a gorgeous Tortie
10/04 when she was about 6 months old, we’ve feeding her Purina One Beyond, few weeks ago she ran out but local stores din’t carry Beyond, so I bought Purina One Indoor, she would barely touch it.About 1 week later I went to WalMart(30 miles) got her Beyond (3.5 lb)we had placed all non perishables foyer (always shop every 2 weeks)soon after son went to bring rest in, package of Beyond had been torn open by our Tortie, she wanted that bad. Still have package of Purina One Indoor, she only ate about 1/4 c, scary to ponder that we might have lost our girl in such a sad way. A class lawsuit is in order & the media should be alerted so this atrocity is stopped.
Here our cats/dogs are family.
keenpetite


Dec 20, 2011
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Don’t panic yet – not enough information NEW
by: Anonymous

Without the results of any necropsies on the cats mentioned in the story, I think this information is very nebulous at best. These symptoms fit many feline medical problems, and the cats could have died from almost anything. You’d be amazed at what necropsies come up with sometimes that you didn’t know was going on with your cat and wouldn’t have known about without a necropsy. With these very few instances and different types of Purina food involved, there is in my opinion absolutely nothing to indicate the cats’ problems can be blamed on the food until and unless we get necropsy results. Nevertheless, as Elisa says, one should always watch for unusual symptoms, whatever you feed your cats – it might be something to do with a particular food, or some other medical problem, but prompt treatment is always the key whatever the case is.


Dec 20, 2011
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by: Kathy W

This is really scary for me because i feed my cats Purina One kitten formula. My son also uses this brand and it was what the breeder was using when I bought my Savannah. I also give my cats Wellness core on the side because I limit their intake of the Purina. The wellness I feed free choice all the time. Ill be watching my cats for any sign of illness but now it makes me want to seitch from the Purina. The problem is they love that stuff. Thats why I have to limit their intake of it. Thanks for the info.


Dec 19, 2011
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by: Elisa

One person from Australia contacted me but I don’t know which formula of Purina One. I think we should just watch for the salmonella symptoms regardless of the food we feed.


Dec 19, 2011
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by: Ruth

Elisa do you know if it’s just in your country or worldwide and are Purina One sachets of wet food affected at all ?

Kattaddorra signature Ruth


Dec 18, 2011
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only Purina One NEW
by: Elisa

I don’t know which products so be careful with any of them.


Dec 18, 2011
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About purina one NEW
by: Dorothy Parker

Is it only Purina One or all Purina crunchies? I feed my cats the Purina cat chow…Also, thanks for the info…


Dec 18, 2011
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Please share this NEW
by: Elisa

I’m dealing with a very irritating computer and don’t have the ease of sharing I need. Please comment here if you can add info to this story.



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  2. As cat lovers/rescuers/helpers for over fifty years i was very disgusted about the dangers regarding pet food/treats by such a well kwown company. My father was a pharmacist from 1954 till he passed away in 6/1962. He always claimed that Purina WAS the best producer for all animal food/treats. Our last rescue 10/2004 is “Scarlett O’Hair” a gorgeous Tortie, was a scrawny 4 month old kitten, full of ear mites & gas. Scarlett was taken to vet for shots & arrangements for spaying, her vet said to feed her only Iams from kittenhood & after.
    Spring 2012 we rang out of Iams, so I went to local grocery store & bought a small bag of Purina One, Scarlett ate once & vomited. I told our son “Its a new food, shell get used to it” this was a weekend. A couple of days later I went to the closest Walmart & bought a bag of Iams Indoor cat food. We placed a dish with a dish with Iams Indoor & a dish with Purina One. Scarlett couldn’t get quick enough to the Iams & devoured every single piece, but she tried to cover up the Purina One. We tried it again but this time we waited till she was hungrier. Same results, she devoured the Iams but tried to cover it the Purina. Enough test, Purina One went into trash can. Scarlett O’Hair only eats Iams Indoor cat food, our girl hasn’t been ill at all, it terrifies me that she could’ve died due to Salmonella. My late husband said “Always buy the best you can afford” that includes our purry/furry member of the family, Scarlett O’Hair.

  3. Oh my God! All 5 of our cats have been sick. And I just Googled and found this site. As I began reading Michaels blog above I was in disbelief! It was exactly to a tee what is going on in our house! We just lost Abigail who had the same exact symptoms before she died. Not to mention 3 of us have been sick with urinary tract infections for months taking antibiotics that was not working. As well as the other symtoms described. We have been feeding the cats Purina Pro Plus Hairball formula. No wonder it was on sale!

    Purina definately needs to recall and pet stores need to refuse to sell their product as they are killing our pets and putting themselves out of business.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • It’s very definite Purina only cares about making huge profit from what we feed our animals; this pet food maker might have been good years ago but now that practically everything is being made overseas we have no idea what really is in pet food. I mentioned that our last rescue Scarlett O’Hair had been eating Iams Indoor cat food, we ran out & because closest dealer that carries Iams is 30 miles I simply bought a small bag of Purina Beyond, Scarlett ate a small meal & vomited. Next day I went to town & bought a bag of Iams, placed both in separate dishes, Scarlett devoured every sinle piece of Iams but tried to cover up the Purina Beyond. Did same test few days later with same results. Told my son “Please take it to thrash can, that’s where it belongs”. Shudder to think that our precious loving Scarlett O’Hair would been poisoned by eating Purina dry cat food.
      keenpetite
      southeast arizona (USA)

  4. Purina dry cat chow killed four of my healthy cats I would like to start a class action suite against them. I have a case now against them but they turn this over to their paid vet and we all know that vets are in bed with one another, Knowing poison from China is in thier food they continue to sell it along with giving millions of dollars to a wealthy corrupt bussiness that test on animals instead of giving money to shelters in trouble, they have no morrals or ethics and put mega millions of dollars into advertising instead of making a product without China cheep labor that is causing cats to die BOYCOTT PURINA AND START A CLASS ACTION SUITE AGAINST THEM FOR DEAD CATS AND FORCE THEM TO MAKE AMERICAN AND MAKE WITHOUT POISON IN THE DRY CAT CHOW GARBAGE. I now feed 75 percent human food to my animals same as my grandmother did and her dogs lived to be 22. In the old days no commerical garbage was available or vets feed human and add rice but watch because rice also has poison in it.

  5. I came on the inter net to look up if there had been any bad reports on Purina Cat Chow or Purina One, because I mix the two and feed to my numorous cats. Ever since 2010, I moved into a house with all my kitties, and all the sudden I started losing my cats, at first I thought there was something in the house that was killing them, from other animals that had lived here at one time, so, I cleaned the place up with bleach. Things seemed to have been okay for a while, then, now that I read this, I am disturbed, because I have had 2 cats that got sick over night, and couldn’t move their back legs, and died in less than 12 hours. This was last year. Now, ever since I have opened up 2 new bags of Purina Cat Chow, and Purina One, all my cats have the diarrhea, and quite a few are vomiting. I even noticed that when a couple of them went to eat the food, some, when they went to try and eat, started gagging just from smelling it. They keep putting new things into the food, and everytime they do, things seem to get worse, I noticed blood in some of the stools, and there is a lot of food left over, they are not eating like they use to. This is not conicidental, it has to be the food, my cats don’t go out, and they don’t have contact with other animals.

    • Forgot to mention one thing. Did you ever notice, people who feed their cats Purina Cat Chow, is it my imagination, but, I swear that when I open the bag, I smell cocoa. Are they putting chocolate into our pets food, knowing that it kills animals? If anyone else thought they have smelt chocolate, let me know. My grandchildren said it smells like a chocolate cake.

    • Thank you for visiting and sharing. I am sorry to hear of your cat health problems. Terrible. I’ll do more work on this asap and leave a comment of write a page.

      Now, ever since I have opened up 2 new bags of Purina Cat Chow, and Purina One, all my cats have the diarrhea, and quite a few are vomiting

      I presume you are experiencing cat health problem currently too (22nd Feb 2013). The article was written about the time of your cats dying (the post date is misleading). So, your comment is interesting and disturbing.

      Update: My Charlie eats wet food and some occasional dry (nighttime). I bought some Purina GoCat and he has blood in his stool. I have no idea if this is connected to the food. But it is disturbing.

  6. My 3 year old cat “Lynx”, an evergetic and loving cat, never sick before, DIED last night. I never fed them Purina before and as soon as I “Upgraded” their food to Purina Kit N Kaboodle 3 of my 4 cats began vomiting. One refused it altogether. Within a week they would stand by their full food dish and beg for food. They did not want to eat the Purina. I wish I had seen the signs.

    On the 26th of March 2013, Lynx Vomited one final time. A few hours later he was unable to move his rear legs without great effort. Within a matter of a few hours he deteriorated, went into Septic Shock and DIED.

    Stay away from Purina.

    • Your comment is shocking to me. The problem is still out there and nothing is being done to fix it. I may do a follow up post on this because it really looks serious.

    • I have reported this incident to the FDA. I have also changed to Iams. My surviving cats act like they cant get a big enough mouthful of the Iams and are eating it like it is they best thing in the world. This is good to see. Despite my grief it makes me smile. My current profession places me in contact with many pet owners and I am sharing my experience with them and my assessment of the cause to hopefully prevent this from happening to their pets. In my research since Lynx’s death I have discovered 3 other pet owners who have lost 1 or more pets to Purina pet foods of different brands (Friskys and ONE)

      I am boycotting (to the best of my ability) all Pet AND human food made by Purina and it’s parent company Nestle. I would urge other pet owners who have had this experience to try to do the same.

      I am also interested in any information about Class Action Lawsuits related to this. I would like to be a part. I dont so much want compensation for the loss of my pet as much as I want to be confidant the food I pay money for and feed to my pets isnt going to KILL them!

  7. Recently there have been problems with Purina’s line of Beneful dog food causing kidney and liver disfunction. The company is using the same ingredients (euthanized pets) in all of their foods. Please discontinue feeding Purina products to your pets!!!

    • I have always felt that euthanised shelter cats were shipped out to pet food manufacturing plants. It makes sense from a commercial standpoint. From a moral standpoint it is horrendous. If it does happen it also promotes and maintains the mass slaughter of animals at shelters.

      Do you have some hard proof that dead pets are used as ingredients in cat food?

  8. I’m so happy I found this site. I have been feeding my cats Purina Cat Chow complete for quite a while without any problems. But just recently all three of my indoor cats have been throwing up. I’m going to switch cat food ASAP. But I live on a budget and can’t afford 40.00 for a 17 pd. bag of cat food. Does anyone know of some good cat food that is reasonable? I can afford 30 dollars but not above. I recuse strays and have some dogs but there food is always been great it is not made by Purina. I also took my one cat to the vet he did not have a clue as blood work was normal, no worms or mites but my cat has lost weight.

    • I have switched to Iams brand until I learn more about making my own cat food. I found a good site made by a Vet that details how to do this safely and efficiently but I forgot the URL. Google it and im sure you can find it, if interested. My brother and parents feed their pets Meow Mix and 9 Lives which are made by Del Monte. Del Monte isnt rated very well but so far I dont think they have killed pets. I was shocked to discover that 90% of the different “Brands” of cat food at my local stores were all made by Purina. there was a 20 foot long, 6 foot high shelf of cat foods and the Non-Purina took up a space about 2 feet wide and 4 feet high! I was appaled.

      Anyway, Iams is about $30.00 a bag. My rescue cat who has always had a sensitive stomach loves it. The other 2 cats who survived the Purina mishap also enjoy it. I think Meow Mix and 9 Lives run about $15.00 a bag. I dont want to pormote any specific brand since I have decided that it is probable that all mass manufactured cat food is potentially unsafe. But those are some options.

  9. Up until last year I had 6 cats, 4 of them died because of Purina. All 6 lost a lot of weight and 4 also developed liver problems after only 6 months of eating Purina One Outdoor Formula in the green bag. Purina needs to be sued. It’s a shame that most people including me don’t have the money to punish a truly evil company. I can’t believe this food is still on the shelf killing more innocent cats.

  10. My cat peanut passed away July 2 2013 he just started throwing up bile became very weak would not eat or drink water he became sick on Thursday his white blood cell count was up his liver was over 100 he had a fever an full of gas they thought e might a blocked intestine but it was not he ate purine cat chow complete purine one indoor advantage and fancy feast can food he also had blood color poo oh my gosh I just found this web sight I cannot believe this

    • So sorry none of us saw this when you posted it Jennifer, this is terrible, poor little Peanut, it makes me wonder how many cats Purina are killing!

  11. We had adopted a couple young healthy cats, and they have been on Purina One cat food. Well, one cat has just been not well. I took him to the vet–he had lost almost 3 lbs! (20% of his bodyweight) and had bloody stools and thickening of his bowel by x-ray, and he had giardial cysts in his stool. He’s just a young kitty! The only explantion for it is the Purina One high fiber hairball formula. the other kitty tends to go outside and “catch” his food and he hasn’t had any problems that we’ve detected so far. send Prayers for Frankie’s health!

    • I hope and pray Frankie recovers Susan, please let us know. It’s terrible that Purina are still selling this dangerous food.

  12. Hope the bottom line has been good for purina?I had a healthy 2 year old cat die a sad death from eating purina dry catfood.Guess what purina,i now feed fresh tuna,sardines and other meats.Its as cost efficient in comparison with your cost.It took a month to break the last cat from being constantly hungry and bloated.Now i don’t need to buy your product.I wonder why vets are so scared to admit its the commercial food killing our pets.

    • Thanks for your input. Your comment was moderated because it is the first comment that you have made on this website but from now on all your comments will be published immediately.

  13. You won’t print my real letter?Big suprise.How could i get a refund for a dead cat.Nothing in your opinion evidently.

    • Hi there. Thanks for commenting. I always publish comments whether they are good or bad as long as they are polite. The reason why your comment was held for moderation is because it is the first time that you have commented on this website and the software automatically holds those comments for me to check them out. It is just about that. From now on your comments will be published immediately. Thanks a lot.

  14. very upset because I bought Purina One catfood the other day and after only about three feedings of it, my cat has been very ill since yesterday.

    He stopped drinking water today and has been completely lethargic. I have been eye-drop feeding him today with water and chicken broth.

    I demand an answer immediately.

    Lucy Wilde

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