Can dog food make a dog sick?
November 1, 2005 5:24 AM Subscribe
I think my dog's food is making him sick.
posted by archimago to Pets & Animals (8 answers total)
Two of my dogs have been eating Wellness brand for years. The last bag I bought stated a "new and improved flavor." The first night, my little 10-pound yorkie got violently ill for about 36 hours (explosive liquids everywhere, labored breathing, dehydration), and the 50-pound dog had some diarhhea. I brought the yorkie to the vet and they couldn't find anything wrong with him and didn't think the food was the problem. They've both been on a boiled chicken and rice diet for about 5 days, and last night I started integrating the dry Wellness food with the chicken and rice, and now the yorkie was vomiting last night and had diarhhea, but not as bad as before, so I am thinking it is definitely the food because he only had a little of it mixed in with his chicken and rice last night. I guess my question is, is it possible that whatever the flavor change is, could it be an ingredient that is making my dogs sick? Wouldn't Wellness have tested the food before releasing it to the public? Could it just be a bizarre coincidence? I'm waiting to hear back from the vet today, but they did all kinds of tests to determine that it wasn't anything serious the first time this happened last week.