Complaint / review text:
I had a beloved runt of the litter shih tzu who was just over one year old when she had, what the vet told me, unexpected kidney failure. I was in shock. I had a new baby and chalked it up to everything circumstantial, except her food!!! In retrospect it is so clear to me. We had to switch her food because they were out of her normal Royal Canin diet, so we purchased this "trusted" brand at the supermarket. I was a newer dog owner and switching her diet suddenly is one of the things I did wrong and will forever regret.
Within a month my hubby was saying how skinny she was. I made excuses because I just thought it was because we had her shaved, now looking back at pictures I can see. She began vomiting up food and barely eating within two weeks. She had severe abdominal pains and within the next week had bloody diarrhea. I immediately took her to the vet. The vet told me she was severely dehydrated and that it was probably the diet change and to go home and feed her a bland diet. She stopped eating and drinking completely within the day but still was vomiting and diarrhea.
I had to leave on a trip and leave her with my husband. He came home from work and said she hadn't moved the whole day, touched her food or water. He immediately took her to the doggy er where they said she was suffering from kidney failure and in utter misery. He took her home and we had to put her down the next day. I wasn't even able to be with my baby at this horrible time or tell her goodbye. This all happened within Friday to Sunday!!! I was out of town for three days!!! Please, do not feed your dang this food! She was healthy and happy before we switched to this brand of food! I will never forgive myself.