Gravy Train Canned Dog Food is Poisonous to Pets Class Action Lawsuit

Plaintiff Thomas Roupe has filed a class action lawsuit against the Gravy Train brand of canned dog food claiming it is poisonous to pets.  The defendants in the case and makers of the Gravy Train canned dog food is Big Heart Pet Brands Inc.,.

The lawsuit claims that the Gravy Train dog food contains pentobarbital which is a “Class II controlled substance,”  used in animal euthanasia that is toxic to animals even in small quantities.  According to Mr. Roupe pentobarbital can cause the following illness to dogs:

  • Excessive salivation
  • Vomiting
  • Changes in stool
  • Decreased appetite
  • Lethargy/depression
  • Tremors/seizures
  • Unusual eye movements
  • Unusual vocalizations
  • Difficulty walking
  • Collapse
  • Coma
  • Death

Mr. Roupe states that alleges that Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. did not take appropriate steps to ensure that pentobarbital was not present in its dog foods, and states that according to state and federal laws, “pet food manufacturers are responsible for taking appropriate steps to ensure that the food they produce is safe for consumption.”

The Gravy Train Canned Dog Food is Poisonous to Pets Class Action Lawsuit is entitled Thomas Roupe v. Big Heart Pet Brands Inc. and is under review in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Fransisco Division.

8 thoughts on “Gravy Train Canned Dog Food is Poisonous to Pets Class Action Lawsuit”

    • So sorry about your dog. I am absolutely livid. My 3 yr old terrier has been extremely sick for 3 weeks now. I had to quit my job to be at home to take care of her also. I have always bought her 2 cans of gravy train a week cuz she likes it. Today I found out about the recall a month ago. I can say….Im pissed!

  1. Had to just euthanize my fur baby of ten years. She has consumed this product for a few years. Went down very fast after recall and could no longer walk because of her back legs. The grief is real. She was a beautiful chocolate lab. Angry does not begin to describe how I feel.

  2. I would like information on this lawsuit please. 2017 I bought a few cases of gravy train.My dog became extremely sick and close to death. Lots of $ for vet bills and meds. SPCA recommended changing his food.I did and along w/all the meds and prayers,he recovered.I saw the recall recently. Had 6 cans left and checked the upc and it matched.After a few more tears because I fed my guy poison and now just soooo extremely pissed off,I need to know who should be held responsible for all the money spent because of this and all the tears that we shed thinking our Drake was getting ready to cross that bridge :/

  3. How do you get apart of this? My pomeranian consumed this food throughout 2017 and was in great shape, and all of a sudden lost a ton of weight, was not able to walk anymore, and when she attempted to, she would collaspe after a few steps. She passed away in February 2018.

  4. I received an update on a comment,but still have no idea on how to get in on this lawsuit.Pleas send information on how to be included in class action lawsuit.


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