January 11, 2024
Dear Goodison Veterinary Families,
We have received calls requesting information on recent social media posts claiming a connection between some Purina canine diets and illness in dogs. As of today, there have been no recalls issued and no documented connections to any particular Purina diet. Following this letter, you will find Purina's official response to these rumors. You may also find it helpful to monitor for official FDA-issued recalls by clicking here. If you have concerns about a Purina diet, please reach out to Purina's technical team directly (their number is listed below). If you have concerns about your pet's health, please reach out to us here at GVC and a team member will be happy to assist you.
Your Goodison Vet Team
Purina's Response to Online Rumors
January 5, 2024
Please beware of online rumors claiming there are issues with Purina products – these false statements may be creating unnecessary stress for pet parents. There are no health or safety issues with any of our products, and they can continue to be fed with confidence.
At Purina, we take pride in feeding 46 million dogs and 68 million cats every year. The quality, safety and nutrition of our products is our highest priority, and we take feedback from concerned pet owners and veterinarians very seriously. Our Quality Assurance team leads more than 100,000 quality checks EVERY DAY across our factory network with the goal of ensuring our products are safe at every stage of the process – from when our ingredients arrive at our factories to when we ship our final food and treats out to retailers and consumers. Our comprehensive program ensures the foods you feed your pets, and that we feed our own, are safe.
The health and safety of pets – yours and our own – will never be compromised.
If you read something online that concerns you, or you have any questions about your pet food, please feel free to reach out to our team at 1-800-222-8387. We also recommend researching the source of these posts. Some are well-intentioned pet parents who are genuinely concerned and trying to be helpful, while others may be trying to create chaos and distrust of certain brands as an opportunity to sell their own products. Either way, please know that if there is a confirmed issue with any Purina product, we will be sharing that information with our consumers first.