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 .
My 3 little mini foxy’s couldn’t stomach this product it gave my dogs a very bad upset stomach, my oldest he’d be stretching or (pray position) every second and very bad diarrhoea also vomiting and hour after ingesting it. For one dog to get sick, Ok Rare but all three!
Purchased in May 2019 at Woolworths for $14.00.
My dog not happy Jan.
Started feeding my border collies this food, unfortunately it gave one of my dogs the runs. Cooked up pumpkin & white rice to settle his stomach down. away. I did start my dog on this food again after a break but my dog had a upset stomach again The food has a odd odour so I`ll throw the remainder away. Not recommended.
Optimum 100gm Adult Trays
My dogs absolutely hate these trays! We have tried every variety and not one variety is accepted! Such a shame as this is apparently one of the better tray varieties you can buy at a supermarket. I like that the ingredients are fairly transparent (eg. Chicken, Salmon;) rather then ambiguous listings like: 'meats including chicken,beef and/or mutton and/or pork' (who knows what mixture of meats you are getting! Horse meat? Meats from decaying carcasses brought to rendering plants? ) like other brands out there so that was a selling point for me. Anyways its probably better for my dogs if I just home cook a nice fresh meaty human grade topper type meal for topping on my dogs dry foods, they like this better then any trays out there.
Good for supermarket brand
I've fed my Golden Retriever Optimum dry food (and Advance) for the last 12 years - always a healthy weight, no health problems or any food generated issues (eating/chewing/passing wind/constipation) While my dog is getting on in age, she still has a beautiful coat, is constantly referred to as looking like a puppy, and during checkups confirmed as a very healthy dog.
NOTE: This isn't' the best dog food in terms of ingredients etc, but has been fine for me in a pinch ducking to supermarket.
Terrible customer service.
My dog actually did not like the beef biscuits he did like the chicken but not that much. So with the product guarantee I had spent the past 3 days corresponding with optimum on Facebook. As well as leaving several msg on the phone. I was told finally 3 days later on Facebook that they already have processed the reimbursement. Yet I was not informed and had not given out my.address to them. So I have no idea where the actual reimbursement is going.
Customer service is just a complete waste of time.
It gave my dog dermatitis
While I was away on holiday my son bought this brand instead of the usual one. After a few days the dog started licking one of her paws continuously and lost her fur in a small area. I thought it could be the new food, switched back to the previous one and she stopped licking after two days. She recovered in one week.
My dog almost died
I’m not one to write reviews (good or bad) but I’m making an exception to review this dreadful product. We have two dogs (2 & 3) and have always fed them premium dog food, usually from the vet. We recently swapped them over (gradually) to Optimum Adult (all breeds) which made both of our dogs very sick with ongoing vomiting and diarrhoea. They both now have (blood test proven) pancreatitis and we almost lost the youngest this week due to a particularly bad episode. I too am appalled that this product is still on the market - this shouldn’t be allowed to happen. I guess I only have myself to blame as I fell for a celebrity vet endorsement (how could he!) without doing due diligence.
My breeder recommended this food, my poodle was on this for 8 months and didn’t put on weight, she was always hungry and is skin and bones. She was vomiting the whole time, as soon as I took her off this rubbish food she stopped vomiting. I am so angry that my dog is so skinny and sick from this rubbish dog food. Don’t buy this rubbish, even the vet confirmed that this puppy food has no protein or nutrition. This food is full of grains and just off cuts of the animals, so the rubbish parts of the animal. Shame on you optimum. My poor dog is sick because of you. You should be shut down!!!!!! Poison rubbish food!!!!!!
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Questions & Answers
Why not just put a big scull and crossbones on the packaging. What is this poison you call dog food. Shame on you Optimum.I have had the worst week,all over dry dog food. I am going to tell anyone who will listen about your very dangerous brand of food.
I have read some bad reviews. Is This food safe because I have just purchased a bag off chicken puppy dry food . Now I am worried , she is a tiny puppy. Haven’t given her any yet. She has been on ivory coat .i don’t wont anything to happen to her.are all these bad reviews true.
I feed pups on Optimum Puppy and adults on Optimum Grain Free chicken and vegetable. I have been using it for years and had no problems. Like humans, our dogs all have things they are not able to tolerate, but in general, everyone I have spoken to that uses Optimum, and most of my puppy owners continue to feed them the Puppy food, they are all very happy with it. Just transition your baby onto her new food slowly and see how she goes.
I am concerned about the bad reviews . Because I have purchased a bag off chicken dry food for my 9 week old Maltese x sich tzu. And am thinking off starting her on this when she finishes her bag off ivory coat .Because the company has been bough by China. And thought that this being a Australian brand would be best .is there any truth off dogs getting sick eating Optimum.I don’t want my puppy get sick .advice if I should not give it to her.
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