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I am sorry to say that my two Chihuahuas have been on Pedigree ground dog food for years. They seemed to do ok with it, but the past couple of weeks, they’ve barely eaten it. My older male stopped eating altogether and had dark, tarry, loose mucous stools. My female continued to eat some but left much of it in the bowl. Very unusual for her. After 5 days of not eating at all, my male became lethargic and kind of wobbly when he walked. Being the weekend, the vet was closed. I ran to Pet Smart and bought some Nutro chicken and rice. Surprisingly, my male ate it! I was so happy to see him eat. He started to perk up and did much better. Still thinking that maybe it was a ‘bug’, and the chicken and rice helped him get over it, I started giving them Pedigree again. Both sniffed it and walked away. Eventually they did eat some. My male immediately became sick again, throwing up, and had loose, mucous stools. I went back to the chicken and rice food, and he’s doing well again. I am now giving them Ol Roy’s Pure Balance because it’s highly rated nutritionally. It’s also not expensive, and you can get it at Walmart. Both dogs are doing wonderfully. In fact, my male hasn’t been this perky in a long time.

I must admit, the comments and info on the “nutrition” aspect of Pedigree products are somewhat appalling, and the stories of significant illnesses are alarming. However, I have to say that my current 5 dogs all eat Pedigree canned food with Chicken Soup for The Soul dog kibble, with Missing Link Plus powder added daily. 3 of the dogs, ages 5 yrs, 9 and 12 yrs, have had this product since birth. The other 2, ages 18 months (a rescue pup we adopted at the age of ~14 weeks), and a 3.5 yr old rescued adult (who we’ve had for 15 months) have also been fed the same products since they joined our family. ALL the dogs have been extremely healthy, and it’s rare that one of them has a health issue, and those episodes were not food-related. If there was an obvious trend with proof of this product actually killing dogs or even causing illness, I would hope that more warnings and recalls would be issued. I will continue to track comments and reviews on Pedigree, but will stick with what has been working for now.

I am sorry to say that my two Chihuahuas have been on Pedigree ground dog food for years. They seemed to do ok with it, but the past couple of weeks, they’ve barely eaten it. My older male stopped eating altogether and had dark, tarry, loose mucous stools. My female continued to eat some but left much of it in the bowl. Very unusual for her. After 5 days of not eating at all, my male became lethargic and kind of wobbly when he walked. Being the weekend, the vet was closed. I ran to Pet Smart and bought some Nutro chicken and rice. Surprisingly, my male ate it! I was so happy to see him eat. He started to perk up and did much better. Still thinking that maybe it was a ‘bug’, and the chicken and rice helped him get over it, I started giving them Pedigree again. Both sniffed it and walked away. Eventually they did eat some. My male immediately became sick again, throwing up, and had loose, mucous stools. I went back to the chicken and rice food, and he’s doing well again. I am now giving them Ol Roy’s Pure Balance because it’s highly rated nutritionally. It’s also not expensive, and you can get it at Walmart. Both dogs are doing wonderfully. In fact, my male hasn’t been this perky in a long time.

I must admit, the comments and info on the “nutrition” aspect of Pedigree products are somewhat appalling, and the stories of significant illnesses are alarming. However, I have to say that my current 5 dogs all eat Pedigree canned food with Chicken Soup for The Soul dog kibble, with Missing Link Plus powder added daily. 3 of the dogs, ages 5 yrs, 9 and 12 yrs, have had this product since birth. The other 2, ages 18 months (a rescue pup we adopted at the age of ~14 weeks), and a 3.5 yr old rescued adult (who we’ve had for 15 months) have also been fed the same products since they joined our family. ALL the dogs have been extremely healthy, and it’s rare that one of them has a health issue, and those episodes were not food-related. If there was an obvious trend with proof of this product actually killing dogs or even causing illness, I would hope that more warnings and recalls would be issued. I will continue to track comments and reviews on Pedigree, but will stick with what has been working for now.