Dog was throwing up
My dog doesn’t have a weak stomach but after eating the dried Optimum Adult Small-Breeds in Chicken, Rice and Vegetables threw up.
I didn’t realise after the first time but after the second day of throwing up I googled Optimum and see it’s a common issue.
It’s going straight in the bin.
I would not recommend this at all.
I will google the next dry food I buy as it’s horrible seeing your fur baby so sick.
Optimum grain free blend!
My dog needs a good grain free product so we paid much more and bought this. Even my dog cant stand the smell. If it smells like poo dont feed it to your dog.
I've lost my receipt but will track through bank account.
My dog was very sick after eating the dog biscuit
Both my dogs did not like the biscuit and ate only some of it. One of them had serious vomitting and diarrhea for more than 2 days and cost me a vet visit for an injection and antibiotics. Biscuit thrown in the bin. Poison for your dogs. Don’t buy it.
German Shepherd had severe diarrhea.
I fed this to my German Shepherd and she had bad, bad diarrhea for a couple of days. While she didn't mind the taste of it and actually liked eating it, it just made her so sick! It took me a while to realise, but as soon as I did, I stopped feeding it to her, and her runs stopped.
Dog sick after 2 meals
Our dog has had vomiting and diarrhea after only having 2 meals of the wet food. Glad we picked up on it early, cannot believe this can still be on the market with so many dogs having such adverse side effects.
Causes allergies for dogs
This dog food should be taken off the market. Our Tibetan Terrier over a period of 3 months developed severe skin allergies resulting in sores under his chin and his stomach from the scratching he did. He also developed ear infections from the scratching. We visited our vet 3 times and our dog was on two doses of antibiotics and antihistamine and creams. The cost was hundreds of dollars. We assumed the allergies may have been due to the plants in our garden due to spring in Melbourne. His symptoms healed after we purchased a Vet brand of dog fo...od for 2 months. In the past week, our dog was given Optimum by a relative from the unfinished packet while we were on holidays. He has since scratched and itched himself full of sores. My heart sunk after we were able to pinpoint the cause of all his sores. It was Optimum! Our dog has been in pain and he had suffered in the past 4 months due to Optimum. I still do not understand how Chris Brown endorses such a BAD product.
Instant stomach, digestive issues
Sorry to add to the negative creamy same expert. As soon as my 8 yr old pug had this he had vile gas, noisy stomach rumbles, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation. Worst of all, blood in stool. Stopped it today after checking reviews and feeding steamed chicken and rice. He's fine. Please withdraw this product!
Very sick German shepherd
Bought this as we were in between shipments of Blackhawk but $4,000 later, very much regret it. My big beautiful GSD is still at the vet hospital and has been there since Wednesday (its now Saturday). He was vomiting, listless, fatigued, had breathing issues, drinking heaps of water, not eating and couldnt poo so we went straight to vet. After many xrays, surgery (thinking he had an obstruction) due to intestines full of gas, hes now a lot better. Antibiotics have been amazing however his respiratory rate is still high. Hopefully pick him up tomorrow (Sunday) as we miss him terribly. Do not buy this dog food!
Optimum dry dog food lite
I fed this dry dog food to my cattle dog and she was howling, pacing and then vomiting each time. After three days of this I realised that it was this disgusting dog food that was causing the problem. Dont buy Optimum for your dogs.
Dog vomitted and had diarrhea
My dog consistently vomits and has diarrhea after eating food from Optimum. I'm sorry to my dog that it took me so long to connect the dots, but after trial and error we have decided definitely that his stomach upsets are caused by Optimum food. After reading the reviews, I cannot believe this product is still on the shelves. Please do not buy this for your dogs.
shocked to read the reviews, curious as to why my dog suddenly has itchy red skin and paws
I switched from Supercoat to Optimum as I thought it was better quality and my dog far prefers the taste.
My eight year old staff cross with a cast iron stomach and never ill started licking her belly a couple of weeks after the switch. It's very red and now her paws are itchy too.
No other apparent cause. After reading the reviews I will throw it out and switch back as it's getting worse by the week.
Will be interested to see if it goes away.
Purchased in July 2019.
Dog started vomiting after first meal
Bought the Adult all breed beef, veg and rice. Found vomit down stairs. Thought it was for other reasons. Two days later, found vomit piles all around garden. Why is this product still on shelves in Coles after sooo many poor ratings? Shame on the promoter.
Our dog loves his food
Our 4 year old black lab cross border collie has been on Optimum biscuits since we got him at 10 weeks old. We cook up chicken mince with lots of veggies and put biscuits with it at night time and he loves it. Even without the chicken mince and veggies he still eat it. He always has a great amount of energy, coat looks shiny and he hasn't had any issues with digestion or anything. We love how the biscuits come in different flavours so he doesn't get the same thing all of the time. We purchase the large 15kg bags which last up to 12 weeks!
Purchased in May 2019.
DON'T LET YOUR DOG SUFFER
Changed to Optimum tonight. Within two hours was at the vet with a very sick dog. Lethargic, drooling, swollen eyes, breathing problems, wind, distressed. $350 later Throwing the rest out !! Never again.
This brand is rubbish
I bought this food for my adult german shepherd, He was not keen at all and vomited the first two times he ate it and then after that he was hesitant on eating it so I had to put either some stock or gravy to get him to slowly eat it, normally would have gave it away but I just lost my job so couldn't afford to, After a long while my partner came home with this rubbish again just this week but this time he will not touch it no matter what I do and I have been trying or three days, I went and bought him a bag of supercoat and he was straight in...to it, Im not that much of a lover of supercoat either because of the dogs stools and all the cheap ones lack anything real in them, He is normally on black hawk but at $110.00 dollars a bag and becoming unemployed I just cant afford it .
Questions & Answers
I have just recently changed my 9 year old American bulldogs diet from raw beef to optimum dry biscuits ever since been on the biscuits his drinking ridiculous amounts of water.
Is this normal?
Anyone experienced cancerous lumps with this brand? Both of my parents dogs have/has lumps, one was confirmed cancerous. They only feed them this.
I feed my dogs Optimum (Small Terrier & Puppy). Nothing has happened yet but should I be worried? I thought it was good quality but reading these reviews it doesn't look like it. Does anyone have any recommendations about what food I should switch to or should I keep using Optimum?
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