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The prescription pet food antitrust class action lawsuit asserts that this false advertising is promoted by all of the companies working together. The veterinary clinics write prescriptions for the food, which is manufactured by the pet food companies and sold through PetSmart.
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The class action is brought by a group of plaintiffs, who all state that they own pets who were prescribed pet food manufactured by one of the defendants. The plaintiffs seek to represent a Class of “all persons in the United States who purchased Prescription Pet Food from PetSmart, Banfield Pet Hospital, Blue Pearl Vet Hospital, or any other Defendant.” Find prescription dog food at PetSmart for the special diet your vet recommends
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A class action lawsuit alleges that pet food manufacturers Nestle Purina, Mars Petcare, and Hill’s Pet Nutrition, pet supply chain PetSmart, and veterinary chains Banfield Pet Hospital and BluePearl Vet all conspired with each other to falsely promote “prescription” pet food.These prescriptions work like normal drug prescriptions – a veterinary doctor gives a consumer a written order for a certain kind of pet food, and the consumer goes to PetSmart, or other location, to purchase the specialty food. The complaint argues that consumers have a “deep rooted sense” of following medical advice and filling prescriptions.Similarly, PetSmart is the nation’s largest pet goods retailer, Banfield Pet Hospital is the largest veterinary chain in the U.S., and Blue Pearl Vet Hospital is the “largest chain of animal specialty and emergency care clinics.” The class action contends that these companies abuse their dominant market positions by promoting “prescription” pet food.Now, a 30lb bag of the regular food is $47.99 at Petsmart. The prescription diet dog food can also be purchased at Petsmart for $84.95 for a 27.5lb bag. It’s twice as expensive!The PetSmart, Nestle Purina, Mars Prescription Pet Food Class Action Lawsuit is Tamara Moore, et al. v. Mars Petcare US Inc., et al., Case No. 3:16-cv-7001, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.Of the 15 named plaintiffs in the lawsuit, the companies further argue, just two purchased their prescription pet food from PetSmart. The others purchased their prescription products from unnamed veterinarians. Many veterinarians also sell prescription pet food.I have a 6 year old Portuguese Water Dog that was just diagnosed with Irritable Bowel. Needs to go on a special diet. Went to PetSmart and was told that I needed a prescription for the canned food for it. What?!!! No controlled substance in it so why would I need a prescription? Made no sense to me. Called the emergency vet that she had been at and had them fax over a prescription. Paid over 4.00 a can for a handful of ingredients. I did the research and I started making my own for a Hell of a lot cheaper! This is a scam and playing on people’s emotions towards their pets. The dog food industry does spend a lot of money in research, but they make a ton more! This over charging for this food is ridiculous! I just got home from the AKC National Championship sponsored by Royal Canine formerly the Eukanuba. Tons of money spent every year sponsoring events not to mention the huge amount of money in profits for the company over all. I am sorry, but 4.00 a can is way too much money!, , , PetSmart and veterinary services providers face a class action lawsuit that alleges that those pet food companies engaged in price fixing of prescription dog and cat food formulations in the US, in violation of anti-trust and consumer protection laws.