Blue Buffalo has announced that it is voluntarily recalling specific production runs of its Wilderness Chicken-Dog, Basics Salmon-Dog and Large Breed Adult Dog products. These products may contain a higher level of Vitamin D than is called for in the product specifications.
While the potential of increased Vitamin D presents no serious health risk, and any negative reaction to these products has been confined to a very small segment of the canine population that appears to be sensitive to higher levels of Vitamin D, Blue Buffalo states it has no tolerance for any product that does not meet the company’s specifications.
If you have any products with the codes shown below, you should stop feeding them immediately. You may call Blue Buffalo at
1-877-523-9114 to arrange for return of the product and reimbursement.
These are the ONLY code dates being recalled:
- BLUE Wilderness Chicken (Dog) 4.5 lb., 11 lb., 24lb. Exp dates: JUL1211B, JUL1311B, JUL2611Z, JUL2711Z, JUL2811Z
- BLUE Basics Salmon (Dog) 11 lb., 24 lb. Exp dates: AUG2111B, AUG2211B
- BLUE Large Breed Adult Chicken 30 lb. Exp dates: SEP 22 11 P, SEP 23 11 P, OCT 26 11 P
This Vitamin D issue does not affect any other code dates of these products or any other Blue Buffalo dog or cat foods.
If your dog has shown any adverse reaction to the recalled products, have him checked by your veterinarian. Typical symptoms might include excessive water intake and/or excessive urination, and in some cases vomiting. Blue Buffalo will reimburse any veterinary or testing expenses related to illness caused by these products.
For more information, visit http://www.bluebuffalo.com/.