Pet owners question Pedigree about ‘fibers’ in dog food


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – Pedigree Pet Supplies is responding to a barrage of pet owner complaints asking why the popular dog food has “fibers” in its food.

Dog owners have taken to the Pedigree Facebook page to post pictures of dog food that appears to have small fibers coming out of kibble pieces. The pet supplies company has been diligent about responding to each post, assuring customers “that Pedigree is completely safe for dogs; we have conducted testing on the affected kibble and found that these are natural fibers from meat and bone meal, like pig hair, that occur with products made using those ingredients.”

Dog owners who claim to have found these fibers in their pet’s food report their dogs have gotten sick since eating the kibble.

One disgruntled dog owner posted on the Pedigree Facebook page that she will not purchase the food again.

I bought my dog a bag of your small dog chicken flavored dry food. A few days later she was throwing up and had bloody diarrhea, which contributed for several days after we took her to the vet. She had to be on medication and prescribed a special type of food from her vet. I saw reports of people finding plastic pieces/black fibers in their dog food. I checked my dogs food and sure enough I found some. My dog has been fine since we stopped feeding her Pedigree food. We will never be buying Pedigree products again. – Cindy R.

Pedigree responded to several photos and questions regarding the fiber pieces with statements like the one below:

Your pet’s health is our first priority, and after testing the affected kibble we determined these are naturally-occurring fibers from meat and bone meal, like pig hair. Pedigree is still completely safe for your dogs to enjoy. Please call us at 1-800-525-5273 (8:00am-4:30pm CT) or send us a message with your phone number so a member of our animal health team can learn more about why your dog might be sick.

The pet supplies company has not made any recalls on their food items and maintains that the kibble is safe for pet consumption.

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