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Prescription pet food sounds like a vital part of keeping our pets healthy and happy. Unfortunately, it is often no different from non-prescription pet food except in one important respect: Cost. At Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Shoenberger, we are working to protect consumers cheated by pet food manufacturers and retailers.
Misrepresentation and collusion
What is the point of a prescription? In theory, prescriptions allow consumers access to restricted drugs based on a specific health need. A group of pet food manufacturers and retailers are using "prescriptions" to justify overcharging consumers for food that contains no restricted ingredients. Neither the FDA nor any other government agency mandates the prescription.
Our firm, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger, is partnering with Pope McGlamry and Ward and Smith in a class action suit on behalf of the consumers overcharged due to the misrepresentation and illegal collusion of pet food retailers and manufacturers. The four main pet food brands involved in the suit include:
- Hill's Prescription Diet
- Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets
- Royal Canin Veterinary Diet
- Iams Veterinary Formula
These foods contain no drugs, medicines or ingredients that would have a significant on a pet's health when compared to any other pet food. The only difference is in the price charged to consumers.
Our award-winning firm has experience spanning 6 decades of 7 and 8 figure results. Our attorneys have successfully represented countless clients harmed by the neglect, incompetence or misdeeds of corporations. If the following conditions apply, you should consider contacting one of our skilled lawyers:
- Have you purchased any of the pet food brands listed above over the past 4 years?
- Were you told that your pet needed a pet food available by prescription only?
- Were you referred to an on-site veterinarian (Banfield or BluePearl, for example) to write the prescription, with or without the need to examine your pet?
Call 844-321-9425 to inquire about joining the class action suit. (Original article on Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Shoenberger)