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Dottie

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Prescription Pet Food Class Action Lawsuit
« on: Jan 16, 2017, 10:28 »
David has posted this on the All About Dog Food Facebook page. It refers to legal action being take in the USA re prescription diets:
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Big news: Several legal firms in the States are putting together a class action law suit against the prescription pet food manufacturers Hill's, Purina, Royal Canin and Iams!
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It will be interesting to see how this develops, and what the judgement will be.
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Re: Prescription Pet Food Class Action Lawsuit
« Reply #1 on: Jan 16, 2017, 11:02 »
This has brought a big smile to my face - the word 'prescription' is a complete misnomer when applied to foods. Medicines need to be prescribed and vet meds have different classifications - VOM, AVM-GSL etc with only suitably qualified people being able to sell them. These prescription foods have no classifications as they are not meds, they are just food. It took a lot of digging but I finally found the ingredients of a tin of 'prescription' wet dog food - (the company wouldn't give me the ingredients over the phone because I wasn't a qualified vet) - it was written in tiny print on  the inside of the label - ingredients - cereal and cereal derivatives, meat and meat derivatives - more or less the same as Chappie but a bit more expensive at £2.80 for a 240g tin! Hope they win or even just highlight this 'con'. Only thing is I can't see anyone on this side of the pond having the clout to stand up to the likes of Nestle and Mars, perhaps only the EU.

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Re: Prescription Pet Food Class Action Lawsuit
« Reply #2 on: Jan 16, 2017, 12:37 »
Perhaps this news will encourage UK Vets to have a good look at what they are recommending to their clients. Thankfully we do have raw food vets http://rawfoodvets.com/vets/
The documentary film "Pet Fooled" investigating the American dog food industry is out in America. There are various bits and bobs on YouTube about this film.
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pet+fooled

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Re: Prescription Pet Food Class Action Lawsuit
« Reply #3 on: Jan 17, 2017, 06:10 »
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It's surely when we are at our most vulnerable
Excellent point Meg and one which I had not considered. I am sure that pet owners can make better choices with a bit of advice, knowledge and support.
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