The FDA has issued an Urgent Warning regarding two popular dog food brands, Blue Buffalo and Wellness, that contain thyroid tissue of source meat causing Hyperthyroidism in dogs. Both companies have voluntarily issued recalls of the affected dog food lines. If you have any of these items in your home you can dispose of them, or return them to your retailer for a full refund. The food products under recall are:
Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs. 12.5 Oz cans
UPC Code 840243101153 with a best by date of June 7, 2019 (found on bottom of can)
Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs. 13.2 Oz cans
UPC Code 076344894506 with best by dates of Feb 2, 2019 and Aug 30, 2019 (found on bottom of can)
For a full list of FDA Recalled Pet food click HERE
Hyperthyroidism in dogs presents itself with a number of symptoms. If your dog is experiencing any of these please contact our clinic immediately.
Increased Thirst - Increased Urination - Increased Appetite - Weight Loss - Vomiting - Diarrhea
For more information about Hyperthyroidism in dogs click HERE
If you have any of these products in your home and your pet is NOT showing any of the above symptoms; we still recommend testing your pets thyroid level to rule out the possibility that they have been effected.
If you have any questions, or are just unsure what to do next, we are always available to help. Call us at 520-790-4871 and our Friendly Receptionists and Veterinary Technicians will be happy to help you.