Lawsuit Filed Against Champion Pet Foods Orijen and Acana

Consumers in California, Minnesota, and Florida are suing Champion Pet Food for “False Advertising”, violations of “feed law”, and numerous other charges. The lawsuit includes results of heavy metal testing and includes results that this dry dog food contains BPA – a chemical typically not associated with dry/kibble pet foods.

I am personally extremely disappointed that a premium pet food such as Orijen and Acana (the 2 that I highly recommend to all of our clients and use for one of my personal dogs) is being sued. We pay a premium for these foods, and they are allegedly poisoning our pets.

My first instinct is to research an alternative food. Why not be safe and make the switch now? I have done a lot of research on the best dog food brands, and here are my findings. NOW by Petcurean is a Canadian based company with good ingredients. They have a ton of options, here are some below:

I use an auto ship from Petflow.com, and so I called them explaining my concern. They offered to send me a replacement bag of my new food right away! They have amazing customer service and they back their products. I use the auto ship option every 3-4 weeks, it is convenient and you even get 10%  off of your order. Shipping is free!

It is important that your dog switch dog food gradually from his current dog food to avoid digestive upset or tummy trouble. To transition, mix your dog’s current food with his new food. Over 7 days, gradually decrease the amount of the current dog food while increasing the amount of new dog food.

You can read the lawsuit here – https://www.locklaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-01-Acana-and-Orijen-Complaint-Concerning-Heavy-Metals-and-BPA-Contaminants-Reitman-v-Champion-PetFoods-USA.pdf


  1. There are a couple of people who have puppies aged around 1 month, which really worries me. These puppies should not yet have left their mother. If the breeder allowed them to come home, then they are not a responsible breeder. I think everything goes to show that if you want to have a dog, especially a highly sociable and active dog as a labrador then you must be prepared to give up time for it. Whilst I do not work full time, I run my own consultancy business which means that I need to be out visiting clients at times. I make sure I never leave my lab, who is the joy of my life, more than four hours. Apart from the fact I dont want to I worry that she gets bored. She has at least an hour”s walk in the morning and then 45 minutes in the evening. They respond well to routine. I would not have considered having a dog whilst working full time, because I could not give the time necessary to looking after one. Now that I have a dog, I understand the commitment that is required. For the first two weeks with my 10-week old puppy, I almost did not leave the house, focussing my attention on her so that she settled in well. I cannot imagine how you can do that whilst you work full time. If someone does work full time, they must be able to break up the dog”s day either by popping home or by arranging a dog walker. You would not leave a young child on their own and should not leave a young dog for long periods of time.

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