March 20, 2017

RECALL: Voluntary Recalls of 2 Food Products Due to Beef Thyroid Hormone

Two products have been recalled voluntarily due to the potential risk for elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones. 
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff
Two dog food products have been recalled voluntarily due to the potential risk for elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones.
 
After ingesting high levels of beef thyroid hormones, dogs may show signs such as increased thirst, increased urination, weight loss, increased heart rate, and restlessness. Signs may resolve on their own after use of the food is stopped.
 
Dogs that continue to eat the food may show more severe signs such as vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficult breathing. 


BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs
Blue Buffalo Company has recalled one production lot of this specific dog food. Blue Buffalo has not received any direct complaints or reports of dogs exhibiting clinical signs after consumption, but the company has been contacted by the FDA regarding a consumer who reported signs in one dog. This dog has fully recovered.
 
The production lot has the following attributes:
  • 12.5 oz can
  • UPC code: 840243101153
  • Best by date: June 7, 2019
 
For more information regarding this voluntary recall, consumers can contact Blue Buffalo by phone at 866-201-9072 or by email at customercare@bluebuffalo.com.
 

Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs
WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of this canned topper product. WellPet has not received any direct complaints or reports of dogs exhibiting signs after consumption, but the FDA advised the company of 3 dogs that were affected. The 3 dogs have since fully recovered.
 
The affected production lot has the following attributes:
  • 13.2 oz can
  • UPC code: 0 76344 89450 6
  • Best by dates: Feb. 2, 2019; Aug. 29, 2019; and Aug. 30, 2019
 
For more information regarding this voluntary recall, consumers can call WellPet at 877-227-9587 or email wecare@wellpet.com
 

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