Nestle Purina, makers of Beneful dog food, is facing a class-action lawsuit. It is alleged that the popular brand has caused thousands of dogs to get sick or die as a result of eating the food. What’s disturbing to me is that Beneful is marketed as a premium dog food that is better for pets.
The ingredient in question is propylene glycol, which is used as a food preservative. It’s also used in anti-freeze. Supposedly this ingredient is safe for humans (yep it’s in some of our processed foods) and dogs. However, it is considered a toxin for cats, so it’s not used in cat food.
Hmmm, if it’s bad for cats, it’s still considered safe for dogs? It certainly makes you wonder.
FYI, Purina also manufactures the following brands of cat food:
- Fancy Feast
- Purina Pro Plan
- Purina One
- Cat Chow
- Purina Veternary Diets
- Whisker Lickin’s
- Kit & Kaboodle