Is the never ending conga line of recalls somewhat over yet? No? Great. Well, buckle your seat belts, kiddies, because now it’s time to worry about your pets!
Yep, it’s time to forget that fatalistic listeria-riddled cheese recall because now your lovable pet might be in trouble.
CT Post reports that Blue Buffalo Company (which is based in Wilton of all places) says it’s a good idea to double check your pantry. Especially if you buy BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs.
Apparently, packages may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones. So, side effects aren’t fatal but they seem uncomfortable. Like your dog will become really thirsty, pee a lot, become a little restless, and lose weight. Also, some cases reported an increased heart rate.
So, if any of your 12.5 ounce cans match this information, return them for a refund. Affected cans have the UPC code 840243101153 and expire on June 7 2019.
If you have any concerns, Blue Buffalo says feel free to give them a call at 866-201-9072.
Strangely enough, this isn’t the only recall affecting dog food this week. From a New England company. I know. What in the world?
Massachusetts-based company WellPet is also having the same beef thyroid problem. Hey, at least it’s not listeria. Let’s be real here, it could be worse.
So, if you have Wellness 95 Percent Beef Topper for Dogs in 13.2 ounce cans, here’s the affected “best by” dates: Feb. 2, 2019, Aug. 29, and Aug. 30 2019.
If you have any questions for WellPet, you can reach them at 877-227-9587.
There’s also a pig ear recall. I know, it’s a never ending conga line that we simply can’t wait to see end.
This time, it’s a company I don’t think I ever heard of before. EuroCan Manufacturing. Then again, I never fed my dog pig ears because I thought my collies deserved better. I know, I was one of “those” pet owners. Anyways, this recall isn’t due to a thyroid issue.
Which is, quite honestly, way worse. Been there, done that, paid the vet nearly $2,000 to keep my cat alive. 0/10 would recommend. Natura pet food recall of 2013. Never freaking again.
Here’s what CT Post writes about salmonella
“Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.”
So, if you have individually shrink-wrapped 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of pig ears, here are the brands to be wary of: Barnsdale Farms®, HoundsTooth® and Mac’s Choice®. If you have them, toss ’em. Not even worth the risk.
Not fear mongering. Just speaking from experience.
However, if you want your money back, you can call EuroCan Manufacturing at 888-290-7607 or return it to your local pet store.
In short, it’s a very stressful week for dog owners.