String of Illnesses Afflicts NUTRO-Fed Pets
Company insists its food is ‘100% safe’
By Lisa Wade McCormick
April 18, 2008
A worrisome health trend among dogs and cats across the country has surfaced in the past few months. Scores of pets from California to South Carolina have experienced sudden and recurring bouts of diarrhea, vomiting, and other digestive problems.
Through an examination of reports submitted by readers, ConsumerAffairs.com has uncovered a common link among these pets: They all ate the same brand of food: NUTRO pet food.
In all of the cases we’ve examined, the animals’ conditions improved once their owners switched them to another brand of food. But the company insists its food is “100% safe” and veterinarians say there could be other causes for the pets’ illnesses.