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This is the THIRD report we have provided on a Diamond Dog Food product
but there are other reasons to select your dog food carefully and to use
natural and raw food whenever possible. The canine digestive
system is perfectly capable of handling natural bacteria found in
decomposing meat but it is NOT capable of handling the toxins in many
manufactured dog foods! According to reports, Diamond is
unresponsive to the losses of dog owners. We are updating info on
prepared foods but in the meantime, we recommend "BARF" and table
March 2006 - MORE on
Diamond Dog Food
You may think the Diamond food scare is over, or that only a limited
amount of product is involved. Not so. On Monday, March 6 - after 3
feedings of Diamond's Premium Edge Chicken, Rice and Vegetables - we
almost lost 3 of our 4 GSDs. The only reason it didn't effect the 16
week old is because we kept her on other feed. Within 20 minutes of
ingesting their dinner, 2 of the dogs proceeded to vomit dark green
undigested food and within another 2 minutes they were foaming at the
mouth and stiff-leg gaiting. Another 5 minutes and they were having what
I - as a nurse - would refer to as petit mal seizures.
After a traumatic night at the local emergency clinic, the diagnosis was
"food intoxication from Premium Edge kibble".
The following day, upon contacting Diamond in Meta, Missouri, I was
assured they would work with me in this and stand behind their
product....the reimbursement for any and all vet care, etc was also
discussed. Upon asking for financial assistance for a test Diamond
requested at Cornell ($300.00/dog minimum) - a test that per my vet and
those at Cornell said was a CYA call on Diamond's part - they changed
their mind on "helping out". I refused that particular test, awaiting
results from another analysis on samples.
Notification came yesterday from University of Missouri Vet Met
Diagnostic Lab: "Each of the four submitted samples of dog food
contained approximately 0.5 ppm of vomitoxin, as detected by thin layer
Judging from no reference to this on Premium Edge's website incredible
how many products Diamond makes but very difficult to trace back to them
- each feed/product seems to have it's own website/contact), no contact
as of yet from Diamond and certainly no "standing behind" their product
it appears they are not overly concerned about their consumers.
Research your food thoroughly. If it is even remotely related to Diamond
- DO NOT FEED!! If you are so inclined, please write concerns to Diamond
- you can reference me if so desired. My particular contact was Dr.
Brookshire, Director of Veterinary Services.
Christine Buff, Sr. K9 Handler/Trainer, Highland SAR
Member, Rescue International - K9 Director, New York State Federation of