February Pet Food Recalls

February Pet Food Recalls

Feb 20, 2018Stephanie Aguilera

UPDATED 2/26/18

In the past week, there have been various pet food recalls. Even though we do not carry these products, the health of your pets is our number one priority and sharing all recalls helps ensure our customers are informed.

Salmonella Bacteria Found in Vital Essentials Dog Food


On February 24th, 2018, Carnivore Meat Company recalled 73 cases of their Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs pet food due to possible contamination with Salmonella. All cases were distributed in the USA through independent retailers such as Chewy.com and Amazon.com.

Salmonella can affect both pets and owners depending on the way contaminated food is handled. If you or your pet are experiencing symptoms such as vomiting or diarrhea, we suggest calling your veterinarian or local health provider as soon as possible.

If you have purchased this food recently, it’s recommended to return the product to the location you purchased it for a full refund. For more information, click here.

Listeria Monocytogenes in Northwest Naturals Dog Food



On February 23rd, 2018, Northwest Naturals Dog Food recalled their 5lb frozen raw Chicken and Salmon pet food Chubs due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Fortunately, no pet or human illnesses have been reported to date.

What is Listeria Monocytogenes? It’s a pathogenic to humans that can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever, and can even affect pets that consume it. If you have purchased these recipes, you are advised to return the product for a full refund. For more details, click here.

Salmonella Bacteria Found in TruDog Pet Treats



On February 23rd, 2018, TruDog Pet recalled a limited amount of their Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight Pet Treats due to possible contamination with Salmonella. No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date.

These treats received the recall after the Michigan Department of Agriculture tested a retail sample from a single batch and received positive results. TruDog’s treats are distributed in the USA via online retailers such as Chewy.com and TruDog.com. If you have purchased them recently, we advise you to return them for a full refund. For more details, click here.

Salmonella Detected in Smokehouse Pet Product Treats




On February 19, 2018, Smokehouse Pet Products, Inc. decided to nationally recall all sizes and packages of dog treats labeled as “Beefy Munchies” and “Beefy Bites” due to potential contamination by Salmonella. No illness has been reported, but it has been detected in two packages after routine sampling and testing by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

While Salmonella can cause irritable symptoms for pets, the main concern is around humans. Symptoms for humans may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and even fever. If you are displaying any of these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately. Infected pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. 

Have you purchased “Beefy Munchies” recently? If you have been feeding them, discontinue feeding immediately and return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. For complete details, click here.

Pentobarbital Found in Smucker’s Dog Food Brands



On February 15, 2018, J.M. Smucker Company voluntarily withdrew various wet food dog products due to the possibility of them containing low levels of pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug.

Affected recipes of their canned wet dog food includes Gravy Train, Kibble ‘N Bits, Skippy, and Ol’ Roy. Veterinarians and animal nutrition specialists have confirmed that the low levels of pentobarbital found do not pose a threat to safety, but Smucker’s prides themselves in their quality standards and decided to voluntarily withdraw certain brands. For complete details, click here.

Salmonella Found in Darwin’s Natural Pet Product’s Food




On February 12, 2018, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products initiated a recall on their ZooLogics dog food due to possible contamination of Salmonella bacteria. As of now, only one case has been reported of a pet being affected.

Recipes that have been recalled include ZooLogics’ Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs, as well as Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs. The single case reported of a sick pet states that this dog was already ill with other conditions, making it difficult to know whether it was Darwin’s contamination that affected it. For more information about this recall, click here.

We will provide updates as more information is released. In the meantime, we encourage you leave any questions or comments below to which we will respond to in a timely manner.

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