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Posted: February 24, 2015

Lawsuit claims one dog food is deadly for dogs

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A popular brand of dry dog food is coming under fire after allegations surfaced that it could be dangerous or even deadly for dogs. 

According to a federal lawsuit filed earlier this month, pet owners have submitted more than 3,000 complaints about Purina Beneful's dry kibble, saying that it is hurting and in some cases killing dogs, WCPO reported. 

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The suit includes Purina Beneful Health Weight, Purina Beneful Original, Purina Beneful, Incredibites and Purina Beneful for Puppies among other variations.

The lawsuit was filed by Frank Lucido after one of his dogs died, The St. Louis Business Journal reported.

The company responded to the suit, telling the Business Journal that the suit is "without merit" and that there are "no product quality problems with Beneful." 

The lawsuit claims, according to WCPO, that dogs who ate beneful dog foods suffered stomach and other internal bleeding, liver malfunction, vomiting and other symptoms and that the dogs were fed the Beneful dog foods.

On the ingredient list, according to the suit, is a component of antifreeze called propylene glycol, WCPO reported.

The dog food has not been recalled.

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