Owners should be on alert about a voluntary recall of a pet food which may negatively impact a dog’s health. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), the Blue Buffalo Company has voluntarily recalled one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs.
According to the FDA, the lot of dog food may contain potentially elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones. The FDA release states that:
Dogs ingesting high levels of beef thyroid hormones may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the use of the impacted food is discontinued. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Should these symptoms occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.
The Blue Buffalo Customer Care Resource Team has not received any complaints about dogs who have exhibited concerning symptoms, but the FDA did advise Blue Buffalo of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog, who has now fully recovered.
The voluntary recall is limited to one production lot of the following product:
Product Name UPC Code Best Buy Date
BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain
Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet
Food for Adult Dogs 12.5 oz can
June 7, 2019 (found
on the bottom of the can)
Products impacted by the recall were distributed nationwide through pet specialty and on-line retailers; this is the only Blue Buffalo product impacted by this issue.
Owners of dogs who have consumed the product listed above, who observe concerning symptoms in their pet, should contact a veterinarian. Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or by email at CustomerCare@bluebuffalo.com for more information.
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