Pros: My dog loved the old Purina ONE Formula, she love it.
Cons: The NEW Purina ONE Lamb & Rice Formula made my dog itch really bad.
My JRT dog is in the hospital because of Purina ONE and the New formula.
My dog has been eating Purina ONE for years as long as I can remember and my dog is 9 years old.
The last bag I bought I noticed they made the meat chunks bigger too. I didn't think anything of it. She loved the new formula, but I noticed she would pick the big chunks of meat to eat and wouldn't really eat the little kibbles.
After a week or so, she started to itch really bad. She got a yeast infection in her ears, I started to notice red spots on her body, and her skin was sensitive. Every time I would go to rub her back she would scrunch up her back like it irritated her and itched when I touched it. I started to Google Purina ONE and found someone else having the same issue's with this New Formula.
As soon as I realized my dog was having a bag reaction to the New Formula, I stopped feeding it to her. I took her to the vet and they gave me some meds. for her infection's and to help with her itching. Today I had to take my dog to the Vet because she vomited 5 times and it was black with a little blood. I called the vet and they told me to bring her in right away. She is being treated for dehydration and put on iv fluids and they are giving her something to treat her stomach. They are keeping her overnight, hopefully I can bring her home tomorrow.
I called Purina ONE and spoke with someone there today. He told me that they did indeed change the Formula, in a few of their products. Purina ONE Lamb & Rice formula was one of them that they changed and that is what I buy my dog. I asked them why they changed it. He said they are always trying to improve their products or some spill like that. He also said that they are trying to make the food taste better. So that more dogs will like it.. Basically they are trying to have the best product out there that dogs will love to eat so more people to buy their dog food.
I told him my story and wanted to let them know how their change in the formula has affected my dog in a negative way and told them she is in the hospital and it all started with her eating the New formula. I'm worried that other dogs are having the same issue's and don't want other dogs to get sick like my dog did.
If this has happen to your dog, or you dog is having a bad reaction to the New Purina ONE formula. Your dog could be having the same issue as my dog.
Please contact Purina and let them know. Email or call them. They think that this was an improvement, and I wish that they never changed the food. My dog probably wouldn't be in the hospital right now.
Thank you for reading my story.