In the last two weeks, we’ve sadly seen several pet food companies issue recalls. Today, a popular brand was added to the list and we wanted to make sure our clients were aware of each of these recalls and had all of the information should you find any of these products on your pet’s shelves. As always, you can call us with questions or if you need nutrition advice or recommendations.
For the latest in pet food recall information, we recommend the following websites to check your pet food products:
FDA Recalls & Withdrawls: http://www.fda.gov/animalveterinary/safetyhealth/recallswithdrawals/
AVMA Pet Food Recalls: https://www.avma.org/News/Issues/recalls-alerts/Pages/pet-food-safety-recalls-alerts.aspx
You can also follow @AVMARecallWatch on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AVMARecallWatch
1. 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food
Recalled for: Low levels of thiamine (Vitamin B1). This is an essential vitamin for cats, and a thiamine deficiency in cats can occur within weeks, causing gastrointestinal and neurological signs.
Recall information, UPC and Lot Numbers available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm535382.htm
2. Grreat Choice® Adult Dog Food (Chicken and Rice Canned) from Petsmart and online retailers.
Recalled for: potential metal contamination/choking hazard.
UPC affected: 7-3725726116-7
Recall information, UPC, Lot Numbers and Best By date info available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm541182.htm
3. Wellness Canned Cat Food (multiple varieties)
Voluntarily recalled for: “foreign material” (also reported to be metal) contamination.
Lot numbers and return information from the manufacturer website: http://www.wellnesspetfood.com/update/
4. Evanger’s canned dog food
Recalled for: potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which can be fatal in dogs, was detected in one lot.
*Note: per this release, this food was not distributed in Missouri but was distributed in Illinois. Lot numbers recalled include: 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB.
Recall information, UPC, Lot Numbers and more info available here: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm539900.htm
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us!
-Brentwood Animal Hospital