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RECALL: Dog Food Company Pulls Over 55 Products For Salmonella Contamination

Midwestern Pet Foods Recall

Pet food company Midwestern Pet Foods had a rough start to 2021. They recalled over 1,000 lots of three of their brands after at least 70 dogs died from aflatoxin contamination. They thought that was all behind them, but now a new recall has surfaced. The company is voluntarily recalling some CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian products due to salmonella contamination. If your dog eats any of these brands, … Read more

RECALL: Congress Fights To Recall Seresto Collars After Thousands Of Dogs Harmed

Seresto Recall

Dogs can react to any type of pet product, including dog food, grooming items, and preventatives. But there’s a difference between a few allergic reactions and thousands of incident reports. Seresto Flea and Tick Collars are getting a lot of heat for that reason. Numerous customers are reporting illnesses and even death related to the collar, and it seems like more than just some coincidences. But despite everything, Elanco Animal Health has refused to recall the products. So, a congressional … Read more

RECALL UPDATE: More Frozen Food Contaminated With Disease-Causing Bacteria

Bravo recall update

On March 3rd, 2021, Bravo Packing, Inc. voluntarily recalled two of their frozen formulas: Performance Dog and Ground Beef. Consumers were asked to safely dispose of these products as they could be contaminated with salmonella and listeria monocytogenes bacteria. But now, that recall is expanding. This company has now recalled all of their pet food and bones due to a risk of disease-causing bacteria. If you feed your dog any Bravo Packing, Inc. products, please proceed with caution and dispose … Read more

RECALL: Frozen Dog Food Contaminated With Salmonella & Listeria Is A Danger To Pets & People

Bravo Packing Inc Recall

Many pet parents have switched from kibble to frozen raw dog food for its healthier ingredients. But sadly, all dog foods can still get recalled. Bravo Packing, Inc. voluntarily recalled two of their frozen formulas after samples tested positive for salmonella and listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Both of these could have a huge impact on the health of humans and dogs. So, if you have the affected recipes, please dispose of them right away. Staying on top of dog food recalls … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Botulism Concern With IcelandicPlus Fish Treats

Out of an abundance of caution, Pennsylvania-based company IcelandicPlus has issued a recall of their Capelin dog and cat treats. Per FDA guidelines, fish over 5 inches long has the potential to cause botulism poisoning. The FDA has determined that salt-cured, dried, or fermented un-eviscerated fish larger than 5 inches are linked to outbreaks of botulism poisoning in humans between 1981 and 1987 and again in 1991. IcelandicPlus released a statement of concern for their customers, human and animal: “IcelandicPlus … Read more

IKEA Recalls Popular Pet Product After Two Dogs Die

The popular Swedish retailer IKEA launched a line of pet supplies in 2017, but one of their popular products is now being recalled. A water dispenser complete with refillable water tank has been deemed a suffocation hazard, and the company is urging customers to stop using the product immediately. Sold for $7.99, the product in question was advertised as a convenient way to keep pets hydrated throughout the day. But after two dogs reportedly died from getting their heads stuck … 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

Breaking News: Popular Dog Treat Brand Announces Recall

Yesterday, the J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of their Milo’s kitchen dog treats due to the possibility of elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. High levels of beef thyroid hormone can cause symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. While these symptoms will usually disappear when they stop consuming contaminated products, long-term use may lead to vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or labored breathing. It is recommended that you take your … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Northwest Naturals, Vital Essentials, And TruDog All Issue Recalls

In the last 2 days, 3 different pet food manufacturers have issued recalls as a result of possible contamination. On Friday, TruPet, LLC of Milford, Ohio announced a voluntary recall of a limited amount of TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight Pet treats due to a possible contamination with Salmonella. The affected Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight products are a 2.5-ounce package with the lot #20190514 13753. They were distributed in the United States through and through direct delivery. Only the … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Yesterday’s Dog Treat Recall Expanded Over Salmonella Concerns

Yesterday, four companies issued a recall for certain lots of products over Salmonella concerns. Shortly after, one of the companies expanded the recall to cover more lots of recalled product. Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. of Sun Valley, CA is now recalling ALL sizes and lots of “Beefy Munchies” as opposed to certain lots of their 4-oz size. According to Dog Food Advisor, no illnesses have been reported, and the recall was issued after routine testing showed traces of Salmonella in two … Read more

Raw Pet Food Brand Recalls Its Second Batch Of Products In 2 Months

Raw pet food brand Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has issued its second recall since December 2017 for two products that have tested positive for Salmonella bacteria. Since these products were manufactured in November, the announcement explains that the company thinks most of the affected lots have already been eaten “without incident.” The two affected lots are: ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured 11/2/17) ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (manufactured 11/16/17)   A letter sent out by the … Read more

FDA Investigating Report Of Euthanasia Drug In Dog Food

Just over a year ago, 5 dogs fell ill and one of them lost their life due to a can of Evanger’s dog food that was contaminated with pentobarbital, a drug that is commonly used to euthanize pets. The pet food industry has not made any significant changes since this tragic accident, so WJLA in Washington, D.C. recently worked with Ellipse Analytics to test a variety of dog food samples for pentobarbital contamination. They had the lab test 62 samples of wet … Read more

Pet Food Company Recalls 5 Varieties Of Dog & Cat Food

Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling 5 of its freeze-dried dog and cat foods due to their grind size. According to an announcement from the company: “Through a recent product quality review process, we have determined that 5 specific Primal Canine and Feline Freeze-Dried Poultry Formulas were produced outside of our grind size specification of 1/8” which we have determined is the ideal size of ground bone to be fed to dogs and cats. The products in question were ground … Read more

RECALL ALERT: All-Natural Pet Food Gets Recalled

In a December 8th, 2017 announcement on Dog Food Advisor, raw food brand Darwin’s Natural Pet Food has issued its first recall listed on the site. The company is committed to selling whole, all-natural pet food, explaining on its website that the benefits of raw food diets include shinier coats, better energy, and relief from allergies. Unfortunately, no company is error-proof, and the following lots of food have been recalled due to possible Salmonella contamination: Natural Selections Turkey Meals for … Read more

If Your Dog Only Learns One Command, It Should Be This

Each dog parent has the personal choice to decide on the level of training their pup receives. Depending on their temperament and lifestyle, full obedience training may not be a priority, but trainers and behaviorists agree that there is one command that all dogs should master. The “come” or callback command helps empower you to keep your pup safe. It could end up being the one thing that prevents your dog from getting lost, injured, or worse. You may be … Read more

Popular Pet Food Brand Recalls One Of Its Products For Dogs

Wellness pet food is recalling one of its canned food products. A certain lot of 95% Beef Topper for Dogs “may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone,” according to Dog Food Advisor. If you have this product at home, don’t panic; the recall is voluntary and precautionary, and no illnesses have been reported in connection to the affected lot. Dog Food Advisor explains: Elevated levels of thyroid hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with increased thirst … Read more

This Major Dog Food Brand Has Issued Its SECOND Recall This Year

Blue Buffalo has issued its second recall since the beginning of this year. According to Dog Food Advisor, the voluntary recall is due to “quality issues” with the foil layer that seals the top of some wet food containers. The affected lids are on 17 types of Blue Divine Delights and Blue Wilderness Trail Trays. A post by PetSmart Corporate explains that the pet store chain is “not aware of any dogs becoming ill from these products.” The recalled varieties are as follows: BLUE Divine Delights Filet Mignon … Read more

The Top 5 Pet Foods That Made Shocking Healines This Year

We all want what’s best for our pets, so when a popular food brand has a recall or newsworthy “scandal,” it can shake us to the core. This year, we’ve reported on a fair number of recalls, many of them from big-name companies that have thousands of loyal consumers. Thousands of pet parents have been frustrated to find that, despite promises promoted by “trusted” brands, certain formulas aren’t always as healthy as they seem. Check out the video below by … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Another Dog Food Brand Orders Recall After Possible Euthanasia Drug Contamination

A voluntary recall has been announced by Against The Grain Pet Food, pertaining to a certain lot of Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs canned food, which was manufactured and distributed in 2015. The reason for the recall is the potential presence of pentobarbital. According to Dog Food Advisor: Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand and coma. To … Read more

RECALL ALERT: Mars Petcare Has Announced Recall On Popular Dog Food

As of October 7th, Mars Petcare has announced a voluntary recall of Cesar Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food. The recall was initiated because some packages contained small pieces of plastic, which entered the food during production, and could pose a choking hazard. Luckily, none of the pet owners who reported the problem had dogs that became injured or ill due to the defective packages.   According to Dog Food Advisor: Each product will have a lot code printed on the side of the tray … Read more

BREAKING NEWS RECALL ALERT – Fromm Foods Recalls Select Canned Dog Foods

The Fromm Family Foods pet food company just announced that it is voluntarily recalling several of its 12-ounce cans of Gold Dog Food Pate due to elevated Vitamin D. They made the discovery through their own analysis and are recalling these products “out of an abundance of caution,” the company states. Affected Product The affected products were shipped to distributers from December 2015 – February 2016. The following products are being recalled: 12 oz. Gold Chicken Pate Dog – can … Read more