News last update:6 Aug 2012

Pet food maker Royal Canin hit with lawsuit

A Canadian class action lawsuit has been filed against pet food maker Royal Canin Canada Co. on behalf of dog and cat owners claiming that certain products contain excessive amounts of vitamin D and have caused their pets to become sick or die.

One of the lawyers handling the plaintiffs' case said the suit against Royal Canin has been in the works for months and is unrelated to the massive recall by Menu Foods.

High levels vitamin D

The suit against Royal Canin, alleges the pet food maker either knew or should have known the levels of vitamin D were unsafe and could cause the animals to develop high levels of calcium in their blood, renal failure and other conditions. None of the allegations have yet to be tested in court.
The Canadian lawsuit is seeking compensation for people who bought Royal Canin dog or cat food since Aug. 1, 2004.

Joel Rochon, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said he wants the company cover the cost of veterinarian services related to the health problems, as well as the replacement cost of pets that have died, and reimburse the price of the food. The claim outlines at least 59 Royal Canin products that it says should be included in the refund.

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