Kirkland dog food update: Man admits food did not kill his dog

The man that started a rumor that Kirkland Signature dog food killed his dog has admitted the information was not true.

“We wish to amend our previous posting regarding the death of our dog, Moe,” Larry Gejdos posted on his Facebook page over the weekend.

“We no longer have any reason to believe Kirkland Signature Pet Foods contributed to his death. If you shared my earlier post, please share this as well. Thank you.”

The rumor started a few weeks ago when Gejdos posted on Facebook that Moe had died due to “salmonella poisoning” from Kirkland’s lamb and rice mixture purchased at a Costco.

The post quickly had more than 100,000 shares on Facebook.

I asked Costco and Kirkland Signature about this rumor, and representatives with both companies confirmed there are no current recalls on the food.

Is Kirkland dog food safe for my pet

As always, dog owners should make up their own minds, but my opinion is that it’s perfectly safe to continue feeding your dogs Kirkland Signature food if that is the food of your choice.

Here are a few screen shots.

The first is from Gejdos’s personal Facebook page. The post is not set as private and is visible to all Facebook users.

The second is from Nature’s Domain Pet Food’s Facebook page. Nature’s Domain is the grain-free variety of Kirkland Signature dog food.

Kirkland dog food followup

Nature's Domain pet food

Do you have any concerns about feeding your dog Kirkland Signature food?

Also note that dogs generally don’t get sick from salmonella unless they are already sick and have weakened immune systems. See my post. Will my dog get sick from salmonella?

7 thoughts on “Kirkland dog food update: Man admits food did not kill his dog”

  1. It seems like the company probably threatened to sue him for this. But, this sort of thing is a big deal and if it’s a false statement, I don’t blame them. It happens all the time when a pet dies… their parents just want to know why or blame someone/something and many times it’s a food. But, they never want to pay for a necropsy.

  2. Oh man. I feel so bad for that guy. I can’t imagine losing my dog, then being embarrassed by having to publicly admit I was wrong, then having a bunch of people accuse me of being paid off! What a nightmare for him and Costco. My dog and I love Nature’s Domain food and I will continue to feed it. I do kinda wish the guy’s post elaborated on what they found that changed his mind, though. Did they do an autopsy?

    1. Lindsay Stordahl

      I am not sure. Like Ann said above, I would not be surprised if Costco or Kirkland threatened to sue him unless he took the post down.

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