A dog owner, Marc, claims that he unknowingly bought expired dog food from Petco for his Yorkie, Mason.
Marc said his Yorkie began throwing up on Tuesday and had a lack of appetite, and Marc began to worry when Mason threw up six times in one day. He took him to the animal hospital, and the veterinarian said Mason may be dehydrated.
Mason seemed to be a little better the next day, but he was not back to normal. Marc then took him again to the vet, and Mason has spent two nights under the vet’s watch.
Marc then checked Mason’s pet food and saw that there were expired dates on the canned food he purchased from Petco. He said that there were expiration dates from 2004 on Eukanuba canned dog food. Her purchased five cans, and two of them have the 2004 expiration date. Marc is uncertain if there were more that had the expired dates since he threw some away already.
Mason is doing better and will be coming from the animal hospital today.
Marc emailed Petco in regards to the situation, and he has filled out an incident report and sent copies of medical bills to the company to be reimbursed.
He does admit that he should have checked the expiration date on Mason’s food, but he said that he expects retailers to sell food that is unexpired and safe.
Source: The Consumerist