171. I try to avoid using food companies that have a history of recalls. They did the same with baby food: https://www.snopes.com/news/2017/10/26/baby-food-arsenic/. That fact that one dog is ok and the other not so much should point you in the direction to try a different food rather than to keep feeding “poison”……. However, within these two types, there are seven varieties of dry food (some appropriate for puppies and senior dogs), and three varieties of freeze dried food. They felt that the food was safe. You shouldn’t change just because you read one thing on the web. They’ve been eating only Acana and now being seniors 7 to almost 11 yrs old are healthy, active dogs as seniors. Cats have a low thirst drive as they are designed to get their water from their food. I do believe my dog developed and retains a sensitive stomach, some excessive drooling and allergic symptoms as a result of Acana’s Kentucky produced dog foods. MY DOG WAS ON THIS FOOD FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS. Premium dog food. U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, By John Sammon | Please join my group at the link – we have been educating pet owners for 5 years on “bad” food and even how to feed a pet well on a tight budget. Thank you for that link. For quite some time I wondered why my pups were not energetic and gaining weight and I often had to mask the Acana food with cheese. It’s all garbage whether it’s Pedigree, Orijen, FROMM etc. Got an adopted dog back after being gone about 6 weeks. Acana was named in 67 DCM reports, Zignature in 64 and Taste of the Wild in 53. Phosphorus (min.) ORIJEN Original Dry Dog Food, 25 lbs. https://www.locklaw.com. Kelly J. LeRoy | Paralegal It got better with medicine, then got worse again when he went back to Acana food. Prices vary from one recipe to another, but generally a 28.6-pound bag of Orijen dry food will cost you between $75 and $135. It has become scary to not know what kind of food is safe to buy anymore. I know how hard that is. Fresh whole pacific herring (14%), fresh whole pacific pilchard (12%), fresh whole arrowtooth flounder (8%), whole herring meal (8%), pacific cod meal (7%), whole whiting meal (7%), whole green peas, whole red lentils, whole chickpeas, whole green lentils, pollock oil (6%), fresh whole silver hake (4%), fresh whole redstripe rockfish (4%), whole pinto beans, whole yellow peas, sun-cured alfalfa, cold-pressed sunflower oil, lentil fiber, dried brown kelp, fresh pumpkin, fresh butternut squash, fresh parsnips, fresh green kale, fresh spinach, fresh mustard greens, fresh turnip greens, fresh carrots, fresh red delicious apples, fresh bartlett pears, freeze-dried cod liver (0.1%), fresh cranberries, fresh blueberries, chicory root, turmeric root, milk thistle, burdock root, lavender, marshmallow root, rosehips. , Canada and I’m wondering if I am still able to join the lawsuit. Two senators want the Food and Drug Administration to step up its oversight of pet food in the wake of a lawsuit accusing a particular dog food of containing dangerous toxins. Please let me know if I am eligible to participate in this lawsuit, I owe it to my best buddy ‘ Karma’ to fight for what’s right for her and all dogs and owners. We now feed FARMINA dry food plus home-made human grade food with the addition of our own duck and chicken eggs. Orijen & Acana Dog Food. Have you done any research on this? Feeding a biological appropriate RAW diet is the best you can do for your dog or cat. Lived in the area where it was formulated and have had discussions with the man who formulated Acana right from the start. I reside in England, UK. Dogs and cats are not designed to eat carbs… feeding the overly processed nasties in a bag to your dog or cat will never be beneficial or healthy or “the best” you can do for your pet. It also added that she bought the pet food from pet stores, not from the defendant. USA has different laws regarding ingredients which is why were all wondering if it’s both us and Canadian or just the us made acana/origin. I am convinced had he not come back when he did, he would have died. I guess when they say the fresh caught fish and fresh eggs and meat they ment it. Poor Oliver, died of bone cancer 5.5 years ago. The food is not recalled. And if so would that be a separate class action suit? So sending this to you in hopes there is an answer. The total amount of Acana these two dogs have consumed is 1 and 1/2 , 25 lb bags. The Complaint was amended on April 19, 2018 to include Rachel Colangelo (a resident of New York), Zachary Chernik (a resident of Illinois), Samantha Jerding (a resident of Colorado), Scott Weaver (a resident of Wisconsin), Ramy Shaker (a resident of Michigan), Emma Berry (a resident of Massachusetts), Kristen Pederson (a resident of Alaska), and Holly Rydman (a resident of Washington). 7 % Means nothing. Given the propensity for the civil courts of the US to be filled with frivolous suits perhaps a wait and see attitude might be the wisest stance. I had a cat who suffered constantly from cystitis ( crystals) and when I switched her to ( balanced) raw she never had an issue ever again! You may update or cancel your subscription at any time. I have never seen vets so busy and I suspect a lot has to do with greedy companies like this poisoning our beloved pets. It was the Chicken or Fish Variety. Sarah, Besides the onenin Alberta?? I have given up with US produced pet food for my 13 indoors kitties. Shortly after, he developed a massive hot spot on his face. These ratings are on a scale from 1 to 5, 5 being the highest and 1 being the lowest. Hi I’ve been feeding my dog with Acana dog food for 10 years well what should I do, perhaps stop feeding that and try a new brand or a home made diet. Omg…I fed my border collie six fish blend for a long time. Filed in Colorado today (11/12/18) was an amended lawsuit (complaint) against Champion Pet Food. A Champion Petfoods class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of pet owners who purchased potentially contaminated dog and cat food products under the brand names Acana and Orijen. there has been no recalls, i cant find any evidence of anything on the fda site. I have been using Orijen Six Fish for years. Thank you. Jul 1, 2019, By John Sammon | 700 mg/kg Clean Lable is not a is not a credible source. Does this food recall include The made in Canada ? I lost two 17 yr old healthy dogs within a month of each other and I am certain this tainted dog food is to blame. And the company that did the testing on this food also gave Fromm bad marks. Can you reccomend a brand of dry cat food (only for in between meals) that is also high protein and grain free one that doesnt contain lead? The first two ingredients are eg Fresh Wild Boar and Dehydrated Wild Boar, Fresh Lamb, and Dehydrated Lamb and 95% of protein comes from animal sources, and it don’t get much better than that! I’m SO happy I found it. Several states have joined in! 2 % We cannot give you advice as to what to feed your pets or what course of action you should take regarding your pet’s health. My don’t g has been on this food for 3 years I’m so angry. Is your dog healthy? I asked our trainer/breeder who is obsessive about animal nutrition. .. The ruling states she noted heavy metals in human food were lower, "implying that Orijen is tainted and unfit for human consumption.". I’ve been told by a holistic pet nutritionist that the heavy metals are due to the fish. Having just read this. Cindy, They also fund their nutrition course they get in vet school. This isn’t a recall, it is just a frivolous lawsuit. 530 E Washington St Do you know if these ingredient issues impact Canadian products as well? I absolutely agree. Ingredients: 5. Kibble equals convenience. We always tell our clients to steer clear of pet food companies that have any history of recalls. While the finding of BPA in the dry kibble is truly worthy of interest, let’s not forget that it is impossible to avoid heavy metals in food, whether it is pet food or human food. My previous dog died of cancer and her brother died of Cushings, and neither ate Acana. We tried several different Acana varieties with mixed results. While Acana’s website and packaging remains impressive and alluring, I will take the review as given by my pets. Did web search and found this site/info. I bought it in Spain and they sent me it in France. All pet stores should pull this from their shelves immediately! Never believe those kinds of rumors without scientific evidence, just wanted people to feed croppy foods! I’m furious! Start cooking for your furbaby…I have been feeding human food to my girl for her 14 yrs and she is in very good health…. It’s a lawsuit that Champion claims is without merit and plans to fight vigorously. Chagrin Falls Veterinary Center & Pet Clinic with Dr. Carol Osborne. Would it be prudent to have bloodwork done to see if there are high levels of these toxins in my dog’s blood? I just seen this article about a class action suit against the company. Crude protein (min.) And recently… our German Shepard has been having intestenial problems. Just straight telling someone to change their food with no information other than this frivolous lawsuit is ridiculous! That’s horrible! why would you think that the ingredients would be any safer because you are in Canada if they are producing foods full of heavy metals then there is no reason you should think it is safe there, There is made in Canada, and then made in USA as well. EPA (min.) I’m very concerned if the problems are solely with products from the Kentucky USA plant, or if the Canadian plant is involved also. I get asked if I worry about the dogs nutritional requirements. I am sick over this. There is a new pet food company for cats: Smalls Cat Food, it looks wonderful. I mean…full analysis, with laboratory stamp, date, etc. Do you know if there have been similar results in the Canadian markets? Modern research documents the fact that today we balance calcium with magnesium, NOT phosphorus. Weight. Check out Ripley’s Ranch Turkey and Sweet Potato. Big Taste. I give them 4Health Canned Grain Free Cat Food. There has been 5-6 instances in house well. The court said these issues had no merit. The unjust enrichment claim and common law fraud claims are still active in the cat food class action lawsuit. $90.99. Look at the lawsuit for yourself! 12 % we'll email you a link to the story. So does this include Acana in Canada? The question ….Is this issue only affecting the American based foods or is Canada involved as well. I am in Canada, can I be added to the claim. Jul 1, 2019, By Karen Kidd | My soft coated Wheaten Terrier will be 6 months old on 4/24/18. My cat died in 2014 and there was literally no sign of anything wrong with him meaning he wasn’t hit by a car or not foaming at the mouth like he was poisoned. I usually only give her about a 1/3 cup a few times a week in combination with other foods but my father was in the hospital so my pups (Daisy & Peanut) ate more dog food than usual. They get a lot of money from Hills/ Science Diet for selling it in their practice. You may also continue to check our website for any updates. Even with embellishments of meat and cheese, he eventually refused to eat it. Really? Any pet food or pet supplement that contains phosphorus is not advisable in our experience as it puts a real burden on the kidneys. Beginning in early 2016, Acana dog food split into two product lines. He was fed with Orijen Regional Red for the last 4 years! What should I do? (obviously cost is not the object. I just got a refund for the bag I ordered two days ago. At this point, this class action does not cover Canadian consumers or anyone outside the United States. I bought it in Spain and the y sens me in France after. Is very important news that, so is beter to have the full informations. The MTA describes maximum tolerable levels ('MTL') for various substances in pet food, including the heavy metals at issue here," Stadtmueller wrote. The ocean is terribly polluted and I never fed the fish line. Boy I was wrong . This is not a recall. We want to know is this in Canada as well. Does this affect these brands in Canada or just the USA? And their food isn’t cheap! How legitimate is the Clean Label Project’s dry dog food label ratings? Anecdotal, but still worth looking into further. I also add fresh ingredients. Did you ever maybe think your dog has digestive issues because he might be dealing with allergies to something in the food? It is terrible that they charge so much and many consumers like myself who have pets with sensitivities to various ingredients trust them based on their labels. Tap to zoom. My cat got a bad urinary tract problem TWO DAYS after I started feeding him Acana food. Tap to zoom. Why is this not on the FDAs Recall &Withdralls list for 2018?? Earlier this month we took her into our vet because she wouldn’t eat at all and she was experiencing diarrhea and was vomiting blood. What tests or treatments might be prudent and reasonable? You should contact your veterinarian for these questions. Does this effect Canada also? We find that if a dog or dogs are not doing well on a particular diet-especially when it’s sold as an expensive, premium dog food trying a different food makes good sense. We have a beautiful black purebred German shepherd that is 6 yrs old. Last January, we accepted that Acana was the problem and found others with a similar experience at dogfoodadvisor.com . Loeb alleged Orijen Original and Orijen Senior contained lead, arsenic, cadmium and mercury at excessive and unsafe levels. This was the response from the attorney office handling the lawsuit. Now I noticed it’s all over the rear third of his body. My kitty was in such discomfort! We are now trying Canadian and Italian dog food. Have there been tests on the treats – i.e. I am just in shock. I would be very interested to know if It is only the American produced Acana that has tested for the toxins. Scientists have not found either to offer any health benefit to pets or people-in fact, quite the contrary! "Defendants have offered evidence that the presence of heavy metals in Orijen does not make the product harmful or dangerous. Required fields are marked *. Cathy, So, let us start by listing a few facts about Champion Petfoods LP, the company producing this line of food products. We put the Lab on Six Fish exclusively for a couple years because of a yeast allergy. We are not saying there is a recall or claiming it is bad food. Never had a problem and never met anyone that had a problem. Seems to be from a woo science source called Clean Label Project which thinks Pedigree, etc is great. In general if a pet food is agreeing with your dog we look for a few basic markers: a normally formed stool, a minimal fecal volume [max 25%] relative to the amount of food you’re feeding, bright shiny skin & hair coats, and good energy levels. August 2019: The Zarinebaf case was stayed pending the resolution of the Reitman. He was an indoor kitty, so not exposed to any possible dangers in the great outdoors. By Nancy Kerns So far nothing has been found wrong with the food…every dog food contains these minerals…the only one that even caught my eye was the BPA because that’s usually just found in canned food. Do you know if the cat food is safe? if you didn’t buy from anyone that has ever had a recall… the # of places to buy animal food would be almost 0. For a WEEK. Her unjust enrichment claim fell short as the court made clear she failed to connect the level of metal with any manipulative advertising statements the defendant made. Vet prescribed Science diet k/d and our poor old cat nearly died of starvation continuously Barfing it up! Almost every puppy can learn to be housetrained when their humans follow the right steps. This Orijen is all I fed my dogs and cats for three years. My dog was on these brands for years and she died from cancer, she was 9 yrs old. hopign to find out if this is in canada my dog has become VERY VERY sick.