Lawsuit claims Beneful dogfood sickened, killed pets

CALIFORNIA (AP) — A class-action lawsuit is aimed at Nestle Purina PetCare after thousands of pet owners

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complained that their dogs became sick or died after eating a popular dog food.

Dog owners have posted more than three-thousand complaints online about Purina’s Beneful kibble dog foods. The pet owners report consistent symptoms including internal bleeding and malfunction or failure of the liver. The lawsuit claims Beneful kibble dog food contains harmful toxins.

The lawsuit says Purina Nestle knew Beneful dog food was harmful and sold it without adequate testing and without properly investigating reports of pet deaths and illnesses.

Beneful contains propylene glycol, an auto antifreeze component, and mycotoxins, toxins produced by fungus found in grains, the lawsuit says.

The eight kinds of dry Beneful food are Purina Benful Healthy Weight, Original, Incredibites, Healthy Growth for Puppies, Healthy Smile, Healthy Fiesta, Healthy Radiance and Playful Life.