If you feed your dog Blue Buffalo, check your supply; the company has voluntarily recalled one production lot of its canned dog food.
Pet food retailer Blue Buffalo has voluntarily recalled one of its dog food products for potentially elevated beef thyroid hormones.
The recall affects one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs. The 12.5-ounce cans have the UPC code of 840243101153, and have a best by date of June 7, 2019 (found on the bottom of the can).
Dogs who ingest high levels of beef thyroid hormones may become sick with symptoms such as weight loss, increased thirst and urination, increased heart rate, and restlessness.
According to Blue Buffalo, once the dog stops eating the affected food, the symptoms may resolve. However, prolonged exposure to contaminated food can result in more severe symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. If your dog exhibits these symptoms, please take him to the vet and let them know if he has consumed food affected by the recall.
Blue Buffalo's press release noted that the company has not received any notice of dogs exhibiting these symptoms after eating the food. However, the FDA did advise the company of one report of a dog who was symptomatic, but who has since recovered. Blue Buffalo began an investigation and decided to voluntarily recall the production lot.
The affected canned dog food has been distributed nationally, so please check your cupboards. If you have food affected by this recall, you may return it to the retailer for a full refund.
For more information, please see the full press release from Blue Buffalo.
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