Kibbles n Bits Adverse Event Reports
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City, State, Zip: Arlington, TX 76012
Pet Food Manufacturer: Kibbles n Bits
Pet Food Variety: Meatballs & Pasta Dinner – canned
Lot Number/Best by Date: 2262BCC2KBM0455 / 9/18/15
Was your pet treated by a Veterinarian related to this complaint?: Yes
Complaint: Purchased 12 variety pack of Kibbles n Bits in October 2012 and 2 dogs loved it. These were purchased at either Tom Thumb or Kroger in Arlington, TX. Purchased second 12 variety pack. Fed the meatballs & pasta to Molly on 11/7. A 10 year old lab/chow mix. She ate, went outside, came back in within 10 minutes shaking, limping and thirsty. She would not eat for 5 days. On 11/11/12 I gave the Puggle a can of the same food and she refused it. (she eats EVERYTHING). Took Molly to the vet on 11/12 and they were unable to determine cause with just blood work. Did not have $ for additional tests. Vet gave antibiotics and fluids. Molly’s appetite picked up and she would eat small amounts. On 11/21 she ate a little in the a.m. and then would not eat. She seemed to go downhill. Called Banfield @ 5 but they were leaving shortly. Following day was Thanksgiving. I woke up at 4 on Friday morning and Molly was laying on the floor. I put her on the bed and gave her some water. I layed down beside her and she died about 5 minutes later.
Was this issue reported to FDA?: No
Was this issue reported to your State Department of Agriculture?: No
Was this issue previously reported to the Pet Food Manufacturer?: Yes
What are you asking of the Pet Food Manufacturer?: I spoke with Mary Fink @ Del Monte on Nov 13 and she was going to send some forms and said I would be reimbursed for reasonable costs for the vet bills. I received the forms about a week later and mailed them back after Molly died. When Molly died on 11/23, Del Monte was closed. I called them on 11/26 and told them what happened. I had taken Molly to Banfield and they were contacting the company that does cremations. I let Banfield know they could have tests run on her if they wished. For the second time, I reminded them I put the food Puggles would not eat in the freezer. I was told they could not use it because it had been opened. Now on 12/17 I receive a letter from them saying they want the opened dog food can. It seems like I am getting the runaround because they are not asking for these things upfront. They are asking a week later in a letter. The dog food has been sitting in the freezer since 11/11 (now 47 days and they decide they want it). Okay.
What do I want from this? I do not want this to happen to another person’s pet. I want Molly back. I want reimbursement for the vet bills that were paid because I had to borrow the money ($158.37). I would like for 2 independent labs to test the dog food for whatever could have caused this. And finally, I would like for Del Monte / Kibbles n Bits to help by being a sponsor or making a donation to SAVE MY PET PAY THE VET which is an organization I am wanting to start to assist the unemployed, elderly and indigent pay for veterinarian bills in the event of a life threatening
injury or illness.