Brand of Purina dog food is killing dogs | Fox News

February 25, 2015 5:13 PM

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Brand of Purina dog food is killing dogs | Fox News

A class-action lawsuit claims that the popular Beneful brand of dog food from Nestle Purina is killing dogs, reports the Top Class Actions blog. Plaintiff Frank Lucido alleges that one of his three dogs died and two others became seriously ill because of the dry "kibble" food, which the lawsuit blames on unsafe levels of propylene glycol and mycotoxins; the Daily Beast explains the latter are essentially a "toxic byproduct of mold." The former is an FDA-approved additive that also happens to be a chemical used in antifreeze, though it's a stand-in for the more toxic ethylene glycol.

WLWT reports propylene glycol is barred from cat food per the FDA, but a vet tells KTUL it hasn't been proven as dangerous for dogs.

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