RECALL: Performance Dog Raw Pet Food Tests Positive For Salmonella And Listeria

The United States Food And Drug Administration has issued a warning to not feed your dogs Performance Dog Raw Pet Food produced on or after July 22nd, 2019. Two samples collected during an inspection of Bravo Packing, Inc., the manufacturer of Performance Dog Raw Pet Food, tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Here’s what you need to know about this. Which Products Are Affected? The specific product the FDA is cautioning about is Performance Dog Raw Pet Food, lot … Read more

RECALL: FDA Warning for Aunt Jeni’s Frozen Dog Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning not to feed your dog specific formulas of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw dog food. According to, the warnings pertain to two of Aunt Jeni’s recipes: Aunt Jeni’s Home Made, Turkey Dinner Dog Food and Aunt Jeni’s Home Made, Chicken Dinner Dog Food. Image Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Facebook Facts at a Glance During a routine inspection, two samples of finished product of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made tested … Read more

Update: Petco Offers Free Trade-Ins For Dog Parents Affected By Vitamin D Recall

Updated 12/6/18 This week the FDA released a statement regarding the recall of several dog food brands affected by potentially dangerous levels of Vitamin D. In response, Petco announced they do not carry any of the brands listed in the recall. Furthermore, they are offering free trade ins for dog owners who did purchase affected products. The company provided the following advice for concerned pet parents: Visit the FDA’s website for more information and a complete list of affected products. If you believe … Read more

Pet Food Manufacturer Offers To Cover Vet Bills Related To Food Recall

In March, Australian pet food manufacturer Advance Pet (which is owned by Mars Petcare, the same company that makes brands such as Eukanuba, Iams, and Pedigree) recalled all lots of their Advance Dermocare dog food after reports of dogs who had eaten the product becoming ill with megaesophagus, a digestive disorder where the esophagus becomes enlarged and weakened. Today, the company announced that it would reimburse the veterinary or euthanasia costs for any dog that seemed to contract megaesophagus as … Read more

Yet Another Brand Added To The Growing List Of Dog Food Recalled For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Dog Food Advisor has been busy the past two months reporting Salmonella concerns, and the list of recalled products just got longer. Raw Basics from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin announced Tuesday a voluntary recall of the product labeled “Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula” due to potential Salmonella contamination. The company joins the ranks of recently recalled Steve’s Real Food, Northwest Naturals, Raws for Paws, and Smokehouse Pet Products. No illnesses have been reported, but the Nebraska Department of Agriculture notified Raw Basics of … Read more

Woman Blames Tainted Dog Food For The Death Of Her Beloved Schnauzer

Earlier this month, ABC 7 in Washington D.C. broke a shocking story. After several reports of dog food contaminated with the euthanasia drug, Pentobarbital, the station partnered with Ellipse Analytics to discover the truth. In the wake of their findings, one devastated dog owner believes she finally knows what caused the death of her beloved Schnauzer, Baby late last year. Rossie Judd of Fenton, Missouri was confused when 10-year-old Baby’s health began to decline this past October. She sought veterinary attention … Read more

FDA: Evanger’s Can’t Donate Recalled Dog Food To Shelters

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food Co. was the subject of a massive recall of several flavors of their canned dog food earlier this year after 5 dogs got sick from consuming it. One of the dogs eventually died. Subsequent testing showed that several lots of Evanger’s dog food were contaminated with pentobarbital, one of the ingredients used in pet euthanasia.   Evanger’s spot checked random cans from the recalled lots and didn’t find any pentobarbital, so they asked the Food … Read more

URGENT: Dog/Cat Food Recalled Due To Salmonella

On May 5,  Smallbatch Pets Inc. in Portland, Oregon issued a voluntarily recall for two lots of its Smallbatch Frozen Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats. The affected lots of Smallbatch Chicken Blend were distributed to retail pet food stores on the west coast and have potentially been contaminated with Salmonella. A post shared by @smallbatchpets on Oct 14, 2016 at 10:29am PDT What’s Recalled? Two hundred eighty-two cases of frozen 2-pound bags of Smallbatch Chicken Blend with specific lot numbers were … Read more

Controversial Facts Raise Questions About Recent Evanger’s Pet Food Recall

Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food voluntarily recalled several lots of their canned Hunk of Beef dog food back in February, but a recent lawsuit is bringing up more questions than answers. In January, one dog died and three others were sickened after being fed the Hunk of Beef product as a special New Year’s treat. After extensive testing, it was determined that the food contained horse meat laced with pentobarbital, a drug commonly used to euthanize animals. Evanger’s paid the … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Blue Buffalo Announces Yet Another Recall

This post is from March, 2017. For current recalls, check 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: … Read more

UPDATE: FDA Answers Questions About Deadly Dog Food Contamination

Update 3/2/17: When word spread that certain products from a popular dog food company had been exposed to the euthanasia drug, Pentobarbital the question on everyone’s lips was ‘What is being done to ensure this never happens again?’ Today the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) released an update and a Q & A session in an attempt to address consumer concerns. Follow the links if you’d like to view the full documents. The information will be summarized in this post. The FDA … Read more

URGENT: Blue Buffalo Food Recall – MUST READ

  A third dog food brand has issued a voluntary recall this week due to possible aluminum metal contamination. This incident involves one specific lot of the extremely popular Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight canned dog food. No other Blue Buffalo products are involved and there have not been any reports of injury or illness. What’s Recalled? Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight, Chicken Dinner with Garden Vegetables 12.5 ounce can UPC: 8-40243-10017-0 Codes: Best By 08/03/2019 (located on … Read more

BREAKING NEWS – FDA Issues Warning Letter To Raw Pet Food Company

In an effort to ensure your pets are safe, we are reporting that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Lystn LLC (DBA Answers Pet Food), a raw pet food company, after their dog food tested positive for Salmonella. The letter, dated March 17, 2016 states: On October 5, 2015, FDA tested samples of your Detailed Answers Chicken Formula dog food. These products were contract manufactured by (b)(4). FDA analysis revealed the products to be contaminated withSalmonella. Specifically, sample … Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Purina Issues Recall For Dog Food

Nestle Purina announced the voluntary recall of several Beneful and ProPlan wet dog food meals. The company issued the recall after their own internal testing found that some of their 10-ounce wet dog food tubs may not contain “the recommended level of added vitamins and minerals.” Products Affected The affected products were from one Purina facility on one production line in St. Joseph, Missouri, and were sold in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The following chart is from Purina … Read more

Breaking News: Diamond Pet Food Reaches Settlement in Canada For Tainted Food, 12 Brands Affected

If you have purchased any of the Diamond Pet Food brands at a Costco in Canada, you may be entitled to compensation. Today it was announced that a settlement was reached in a class proceeding lawsuits that were initiated in Quebec and Ontario in relation to the below Products.  These lawsuits alleged that the Products were contaminated with Salmonella, which if ingested by an animal can cause serious illness or even death in the most severe cases. The Defendants admit that they carried out … Read more

BREAKING NEWS RECALL ALERT – MARS Petcare Recalls Treats Due To Mold

According to Petsmart, MARS Petcare issued a voluntary recall on Nutro Chewy Treats Apple due to potential mold. Affected Product The following product has been pulled:   Nutro Chewy Treats Apple Size: 4oz. bag Petsmart SKU: 5229600 Product UPC: 7910511344 Lot Codes: Lots codes beginning with ‘4 50’, ‘5 02’, ‘5 03’, OR ‘5 05’ (regardless of best by date). The Risks Watch for any signs of sickness in your dog. Common signs to watch for include: Vomiting Agitation Walking … Read more

Bravo Pet Food Is Recalling Batches of Dog and Cat Food Due To Salmonella

Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, CT, is recalling a select lot of Bravo Chicken Blend Diet for dogs and cats due to concerns of a possible salmonella contamination. The recall was initiated after routine testing of a 2lb. chub of Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cat (Item #21-102) by the Colorado State Department of Agriculture, collected at a single retailer, revealed the presence of Salmonella. According to a release made by the company, they are also recalling three … Read more

BREAKING NEWS RECALL ALERT – Stella & Chewy’s Recalls Products Due To Listeria

 Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 990 cases (964 cases in the U.S. and 26 cases in Canada). The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs (8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, “Use by 6-25-2016”) during routine surveillance testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Affected … Read more