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Darwin’s recalls dog food due to possible contamination

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., is recalling select lots of its Natural Selections dog food due to possible Salmonella contamination. No cases of illness have been reported yet. Read more

United Pet Group rawhide recall expanded

United Pet Group is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple rawhide dog chew products to include private label brands. The recall was initiated due to possible chemical contamination.

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Loving Pets dog treats recalled due to Salmonella contamination

Loving Pets of Cranbury, N.J., has announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date.

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United Pet Group recalls rawhide dog chews due to contamination

United Pet Group recalled brandsUnited Pet Group is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of rawhide dog chew products due to chemical contamination.

The recall was initiated after United Pet Group realized that specific rawhide chew manufacturing facilities were using a quaternary ammonium compound mixture as a processing aid in the manufacturing of rawhide chews. The compound is an anti-microbial chemical that is approved for cleaning food processing equipment. But it has not been approved in the U.S. as a processing aid in the production of rawhide chews for dogs.

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Cocolicious canned food recalled after pentobarbital found

Party Animal, Inc. has announced it is recalling specific lots of two varieties of its Cocolicious canned dog foods because they have each tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital. The lot numbers of the food in question had been manufactured and distributed nationwide in 2015.

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Pig ears recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination

EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Barnsdale Farms, HoundsTooth and Mac’s Choice pig ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No illnesses have been reported.

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Dog food recalled due to elevated thyroid hormone

Wellpet of Tewksbury, Ma., and Blue Buffalo Company of Wilton, Conn., are voluntarily recalling specific canned dog foods because they may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

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Blue Buffalo recalls dog food due to packaging issue

Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary recall of 17 varieties of its Blue Divine Delights and Blue Wilderness Trail Trays due to quality issues with the foil seals on the top of the cups. No illnesses have been reported.

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Evanger’s dog food recall expanded

Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company, Inc. of Wheeling, Ill., is expanding its voluntarily recall of specific lots of its beef products due to potential pentobarbital contamination.

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Blue Buffalo recalls canned dog food

Blue Buffalo Company has issued a voluntary recall for specific lots of Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe Healthy Weight canned dog food due to possible aluminum metal contamination. No illnesses or injuries have been reported yet.

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Evanger’s recalls Hunk of Beef dog food

Illinois-based Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Company is recalling its Hunk of Beef canned pet food after pentobarbital was detected during testing. To date, five dogs reportedly became ill, one of which died after consuming the product with lot number 1816E06HB13. Read more

J.M. Smucker expands cat food recall

The J.M. Smucker Company has expanded its earlier recall, adding six more lots of 9Lives and Special Kitty canned cat food. The products have been recalled due to potentially low thiamine levels.

To view the full list of recalled products, including those that have been added, visit the FDA Recall Website.

J.M. Smucker canned cat foods recalled due to low B1 levels

The J.M. Smucker Company has announced a voluntary recall on certain lots of 9LivesTM, EverPetTM, and Special KittyTM canned cat food due to the possibility of low thiamine levels.

To see a full list of the recalled products, visit the FDA Recall website.

No illnesses related to this issue have been reported to date, and no other products of The J.M. Smucker Company are affected by this recall.

Consumers who have purchased cat food from the affected lots should stop feeding it and contact the company at 800-828-9980 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST or consumer.relations@jmsmucker.com.

—Source: U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Cesar dog food recalled due to choking hazard

classic-filet-mignonMars Petcare has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR® Filet Mignon Flavor wet dog food products due to a potential choking risk from small pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process.

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Purina recalls sheep feed with high copper levels

Purina sheep feedPurina Animal Nutrition LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina® Lamb Grower® B30 Medicated Sheep Feed packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES® Feed bags. The product was distributed in Ohio and Pennsylvania during the dates of May 12, 2016, through June 22, 2016. Read more

Blue Buffalo recalls dog food due to mold contamination

blue-buffalo-life-protection-fish-sweet-potatoBlue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling a limited batch of its Life Protection Formula Dog Food product due to excessive moisture and mold. The recall is limited to a single batch that was manufactured during one two-hour period.

The following product is being recalled:

  • Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe
  • 30-pound bag
  • Best by date: April 11, 2017
  • Batch data: AH 2A 12:08-14:00

Consumers may return affected products to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, please contact Blue Buffalo at 855-201-4331, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST.

—Source: Dog Food Advisor

Fromm recalls canned dog food due to high Vitamin D

fromm-gold-recall-480Fromm Family Foods of Mequon, Wis., is voluntarily recalling three of its canned dog foods because they may contain elevated levels of vitamin D.

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Purina recalls Beneful, Pro Plan dog foods

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Nestle Purina has announced it is voluntarily recalling select lots of its Beneful and Purina Pro Plan wet dog foods because they may not contain the recommended level of vitamins and minerals.

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Big Dog Natural recalls dog, fish food

bigdognaturalBig Dog Natural of Brick, N.J., has announced it is voluntarily recalling its Big Dog Natural Chicken Supreme raw dehydrated dog food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and its Fish Supreme product because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

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MARS recalls treats possibly contaminated with mold

nutro-chewy-apple-treatsMARS Petcare has issued a voluntary recall of select lots of its Nutro dog treats due to potential mold.

The following product is affected by this recall event:

  • Nutro CHEWY Treats with Real Apples
    Size: 4OZ
    UPC: 7910511344
    Lot Codes beginning with the following numbers and regardless of the best-by date: 4 50, 5 02, 5 03, 5 05

Consumers are asked to stop feeding this product to your pet and to bring any remaining product to PetSmart for a full refund. For more information, contact Nutro Customer Service at 800-833-5330.

—Source: Dog Food Advisor / Petsmart

Stella and Chewy’s recalls contaminated dog, cat food

stella-and-chewysStella and Chewy’s of Oak Creek, Wis., has announced it is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

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Bravo recalls potentially contaminated dog, cat food

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Bravo Pet Foods of Manchester, Conn., is recalling select lots of its Bravo Chicken Blend diet for dogs and cats due to possible Salmonella contamination. The company has not yet received any reports of illness in either people or animals.

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Blue Buffalo recalls cat treats, may have low propylene glycol

blue-kitty-yums-recall-181x300Blue Buffalo Company is recalling a limited production of Blue Kitty Yums Chicken Recipe Cat Treats due to potentially low levels of propylene glycol. One illness has been reported.

The recalled product is packaged in 2-ounce plastic stand-up pouches with the UPC 859610007820 and best-buy dates of April 24, 2016 and July 24, 2016. No other Blue Buffalo products are involved in this recall.

The recalled products were sold online and at specialty stores across the U.S. and Canada. Consumers who have purchased these treats should not give them to their cats.

Consumers who have purchased the product being recalled may return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 888-667-1508 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday, or by email at BlueBuffalo5883@stericycle.com.

—Source: FDA and Food Poisoning Bulletin

Good ‘n’ Fun dog treat recall expanded

Good 'n' FunSalix Animal Health of Deerfield, Fla., has announced a voluntary recall of Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks due to potential Salmonella contamination. This is an expansion of an earlier recall issued by the company.

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Good ‘n’ Fun dog treats recalled due to potential contamination

good-n-fun-beefhide-sticks-2Salix Animal Health has announced it is voluntarily recalling one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because it may have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

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Dingo dog treats recalled, may be contaminated with amantadine

dingo-twisted-chew-treats-P30060-400The FDA has announced a recall of Dingo dog treats because it has the potential to be contaminated with amantadine, an antiviral human drug that’s not approved for use in animal food.

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Annual golf outing raises more than $7,000

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Sept. 16 was a picturesque day for the OAHF Fore Animals Classic at Bent Tree Golf Club in Sunbury.

Fifty-six golfers enjoyed blue skies on Sept. 16 at the Eighth annual Ohio Animal Health Foundation Fore Animals Classic, helping to raise more than $7,000 for important animal health projects. The event helps fund a variety of OAHF grants that advance animal health and enrichment research and fund educational programs and equipment, as well as support a number of local animal care projects.

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Northwest Farm recalls frozen raw cat food

Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, Wash., is voluntarily recalling frozen raw cat food due to a potential Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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ODH warns about toxic algae in Ohio waters

Photo courtesy of Ohio EPA

Photo courtesy of Ohio EPA

Within the past month, there have been multiple reports of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) in bodies of water across Ohio. In response, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) wishes to share the following information with Ohio veterinarians.

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Nature’s Variety recalls raw dog food due to possible contamination

natures-variety-logoNature’s Variety has announced a voluntary recall of select lots of its Instinct Raw Chicken Formula for Dogs because the products may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date.

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