A class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of dog owners nationwide against the makers of CANIDAE brand dog food, seeking payment of veterinarian bills for dogs who allegedly took ill after consuming the food between last summer and the present.
The lawsuit also asks the Court to order the defendants, Canidae Corporation and Diamond Pet Foods (Parent Company: Schell & Kampeter, Inc.), to launch a corrective informational campaign. Affected dogs have experienced rectal bleeding, loose and bloody stools, lethargy, and death, according to consumer complaints posted on Internet forums and websites.
"We can't push back the clock: if hundreds or thousands of dogs have suffered, that can't be reversed. But the lawsuit at least gives dogs and their owners an avenue for redress," stated Ilan Chorowsky, one of the plaintiff's lawyers with the Progressive Law Group, which has offices in Madison, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois.
The Animal Law Center, Rosner & Mansfield LLP, and Doyle Lowther LLP also represent the plaintiff. Further information about the lawsuit is available at http://www.dogfoodclassaction.com/.
From Class Action web site:
A class action lawsuit against the corporations that run Canidae seeks damages for pet owners whose pets were allegedly harmed as a result of eating Canidae dog food products. The Canidae defendants are accused of marketing, manufacturing, and/or distributing Canidae dog food, which, the plaintiff claims, has produced the following illnesses in scores of cherished pet companions:
- loose, bloody stool
- rectal bleeding
- lack of energy
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http://www.dogfoodclassaction.com/index.html Canidae Class Action Law Suit
http://www.canidae.com/ Canidae and Felidae web site
http://www.findownersearch.com/owner/canidae-corporation/2218101/ Canidae Corporation
http://www.diamondpet.com/ Diamond Pet Food