This post is from March, 2017. For current recalls, check DogFoodAdvisor.com
Blue Buffalo, a company surrounded by controversy due to several shocking recalls over the past few years, has announced yet another potentially harmful product.
One of their canned diets – BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs – could potentially contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recall is limited to one production lot of the following product:
- BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet
Food for Adult Dogs
- Size: 12.5 ounce can
- UPC Code: 840243101153
- Best-By Date: June 7, 2019 (bottom of can)
Affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and on-line retailers. No other Blue Buffalo products are impacted by this issue, and the company has not received any reports of affected dogs, however the FDA reported one dog with related symptoms that has since fully recovered.
About the Recall
Dogs who ingest high levels of beef thyroid hormones may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the use of the impacted food is discontinued.
However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid respiration or difficulty breathing. Should symptoms occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.
What to Do?
If your pet has consumed the product listed above and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian.
Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.
Those with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday. Or by email at CustomerCare@bluebuffalo.com.
H/T to DogFoodAdvisor.com
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