RECALLS: Blue Buffalo and Wellness for Dogs
Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs. The recall was issued because of possible elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones. The recall only involves the 12.5 oz can with the UPC code of 840243101153.
In addition, WellPet issued a voluntary recall of their Wellness Ninety-five Percent Beef Topper for Dogs also for possible elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones. The recall only affects the 13.2 oz can.
Elevated levels of the naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism. With prolonged consumption, dogs may exhibit symptoms like increased thirst and urination, increased heart rate, restlessness and weight loss. Over time, symptoms could increase in severity and include vomiting, diarrhea and rapid or difficult breathing. Studies have shown that symptoms typically reverse as soon as the dog stops eating the affected product.
Why the Recalls
While the Blue Buffalo Company did not receive any reports of illness of dogs from consuming this recalled product, the FDA did advise the Company of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog. That dog has since fully recovered.
WellPet says there have been no reports of health problems as a result of feeding this recalled product. The voluntary recall was “done out of an abundance of caution.”
What to Do Next
Blue Buffalo Product: Consumers are encouraged to discontinue feeding this product, dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may email the Company at CustomerCare@BlueBuffalo.com or call them at 877-227-9587.
Wellness Product: Consumers are encouraged to stop feeding this product and email the Company at WeCare@WellPet.com or call them at 866-201-9072.
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