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Consumer complaints and reviews about Everpet Basics (dollar general brand) Dog food

Pet Owner Send email
Feb 5, 2015

Everpet Dog Food from Dollar General

UPC Code of Dog Food, Everpet, purchased from Dollar General # 70155 14206, Pittsburgh, PA. I purchased Everpet dog food from Dollar General, (convenient to my home), on January 26, 2015. I have a 2 year old (approximate) pit bull which my husband and I got as a rescue at 9:30pm, 0 degree weather, over a year ago. My Husband and I have literally nursed him back to health from a mere emaciated 40 lbs. when we got him, to a healthy 80 lbs. When we got Beau we made an appointment for the vet and immediately got him vaccinated, whatever he needed. He is a perfect family member. Well mannered and loving. We are very regimented with his daily love and care. I had been feeding him Pedigree (which I no longer will, to be explained). Because of the ice weather, I had not been able to get to the store where I normally shop. Food almost depleted, I went to Dollar General, convenient to my home. TheIr shelves of dog food were void of Pedigree Dog Food. I saw this other Dog Food, Everpet. I read the packaging. Labeled on the bag is printed, "Compare to Pedigree, a Mars Incorporated Company". Everpet Dog Food, distributed by Mars Incorporated. Pedigree and Everpet are both distributed by Mars. Hmmmm??? The first evening we fed Beau Everpet, he ate the food (27th). He would not eat it the following evening. My husband and I jazzed it up with broth and meat which did interest him, however he did not finish the food (28th). Discarded food. 29th the same. 30th the same. 2:00 pm on the 31st of January, Beau had a Gran Mal seizure!!!! He seized for about 1.5 minutes. Muscles of legs uncontrollable, head arched back, uncontrollable urination, gagging, foaming at the mouth, eyes rolled back in head. Then nothing! I thought he had died. Calling out his name he came to, only to get up and he couldn't stand. No strength in his legs. He feel to the floor on his belly with all four legs splayed out. Slightly still seizing. Then he started to growl at me. He didn't recognize me. His eyes looked different, unfocused. My husband was on his way home. In the meantime, the vet was called. I seaparated myself from Beau since I didn't know what he might do. 10 minutes later my husband arrived. Beau was still out of sorts. After about 5 minutes, he started to recognize us. He was whining a little. He started to drink large amount of water. He then vomitted. All these symptoms coincide with Gran Mal Seizures. Especially the blacking out. The only thing different in Beau's world was Everpet dog food. It has been thrown away. I will never purchase any pet food from Dollar General, primarily EVERPET. Fortunately, from the research I have done, he did not die. His appointment at the vet. Blood drawn. No heart, liver or kidney issues. It is recorded at vet on Beau's chart, he ate Everpet dog food. An otherwise extremely healthy dog with an excellent appetite has a seizure after being fed Everpet dog food. Over those period of days, he probably consumed 6 cups as we were having to give him food from our plates to make sure he was eating. Not a lot of food to almost have killed him.
pugly Send email
Dec 18, 2014

everpet dog food and cat food

i have 2 doges and 2 cats i feed them your dog and cat food from the dollar general store and was told you r giving refunds for your dog food your ever pet is all over facebook about it killing dogs so i feed my furry little friends your product and my cat keeps puking
angie.rooney Send email
Mar 13, 2014

Four pups dead in rural Pennsylvania, believed to be linked to EverPet

Two days ago, a very good friend of mine was forced to bury BOTH of her beloved pups. Both were less than three years old and were fed EverPet Kibbles and Bits style food for a few days prior.

Upon hearing the news, of course, I was quite upset as I loved her boys as well. In an effort to help her feel better, we spoke about what happened leading up to the sudden demise of BOTH boys within hours of each other. She advised her Pitt Bull mix, Bentley, had passed while we were at work and was found when she came home. Of course, this was extremely devastating to her and her Rottweiler mix, Nekio. After tending to all that was needed for poor Bentley, she bathed Nekio as he had gone to lie with his brother to protect him until their mom got home and was in need of a cleaning. After the bath, Nekio began to have a seizure. He would seize and then stop and then it would start all over. This went on for HOURS. My poor friend, watching her boy hurt and unable to do anything for him.

When I heard this, it brought the stories of two other pups I knew personally who had passed in the same manner since Christmas of 2013. I made phone calls inquiring about the deaths of the other two pups and we have deduced ALL four dogs at EverPet Kibbles and Bits style food. ALL FOUR!

Four different dogs, from three different towns, three different owners, three different vets; eating the same kind of food (purchased at three different Dollar General stores in DuBois, PA; Brockway, PA, and Punxsutawney, PA), having the same symptoms (fine one minute and violent seizures the next. Seizures which were so violent, they all ended with the same result. Death of their family.

I don't believe this to be a coincidence and I would like to know HOW this horrid product is still available to consumers? I want to know WHY Dollar General continues to sell this product? You are KILLING animals!

These pups were NOT statistics. They had names:
Brat -- Owned by my teenage niece who loved him with all her heart. A 2 1/2 year old Pug with no previous health problems.

Abby -- An 8 month old Lab mix owned by her loving TWO YEAR OLD master who misses her very much. Also, with NO PREVIOUS HEALTH ISSUES.

Bentley -- An almost 3 year old Pitt Bull mix owned by one of my best friends and loved dearly. No previous health problems.


Nekio -- An almost 3 year old Rottweiler mix owned by the same friend. No previous health problems and died within two hours of his beloved brother, Bentley.

I would hope SOMEONE has the DECENCY to answer me and provide an explanation. No words can return these beautiful animals to their owners, but some ACTION on the part of the company could prevent other pet owners from losing their four legged friends.
joelor Send email
Mar 10, 2013

dog food everpet

yes i have a conplaint on ever pet dog food i had two dogs that die from this dog food they were both very healthy till i statered feeding them this food my other yorkie which i love very much got sick so i got on the computer to look it up,people with sick dogs from this dog please read this for one day give your dog water only water then next day cooked chichen and rice then next day start the dog on good dog food i put my dog on come and get it
User769210 Send email
Apr 3, 2012

death of pet due to food

We recently purchased the Everpet brand dogfood for our dog, who up to that point was happy and healthy. We began to feed it to our dog and within just a few days he began to get very sick. He got so sick that the following morning when we woke up we found him dead with several spots of blood, as well as him bleeding from his mouth. The vet said, without doing expensive test to be fore sure, that bleeding from the mouth is typically caused by either an organ shutdown or by poisoning, but that she would lean towards poisoning seeing how the dog was healthy. We are currently in the process of having the food tested but are also contacting the company for some results in releaving the situation. It looks like their food is poisoning ALOT of people's pets and something needs to be done about it.
User769210 Send email
Apr 3, 2012

death of pet due to food

I am sorry to hear about your little one. I lost mine last year due to the everpet dry food and just hope to get the word out so others dont have to go through loosing a loved pet. If there is anything I can do to help let me know.

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