February 2014 Update: Dog Product Recalls

Keep Your Dog Safe From Dangerous Treats and Food

February 6, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall on Pro-Pet cat and dog food because of salmonella fears. Food manufactured during a two-day period may be contaminated, according to the company.

The food was sold in the following states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

The affected dog products are:

40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food, best by 05 06 14, Lot 096 13 SM L2 2A, UPC 1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food, best by 05 06 14, Lot 096 13 SM L2 1A, UPC 1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food. best by 05 06 14, Lot 096 13 SM L2 2A, UPC 1219033875
20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food, best by 05 07 14, Lot 097 13 SM L2 2A, UPC 2351780103
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food, best by 05 07 14, Lot 097 13 SM L2 2A, UPC 2351780104
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food best by 05 07 14, Lot 097 13 SM L2 1A, UPC 2351780104

You can find more information about the recall on the FDA website. If you have any of this food, return it for a refund. Call Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190 with any questions.

November 6, 2013

The Bailey's Choice recall has expanded. The following products are now affected: 100% Chicken Treat, lot # Jun 2 2013; 100% Chicken Treat, lot # Jun 3 2013; 100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # Jun 4 2013; 100% Chicken Treat, lot # Jun 15 2013; 100% Chicken Treat, lot # Jul 8 2013; 100% Chicken Treat, lot # Jul 11 2013; and 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats, lot # 132881.

November 1, 2013

Georgia-based Bailey's Choice has recalled its chicken dog treats for potential salmonella contamination. The affected products are chicken dog treats marked with lot number 132881 and a Feb. 2014 expiration date. Five ounce bags of chicken jerky that have June 5 2013 as the lot number are also being recalled.

Bailey's Choice is offering full refunds, with details on their website. Call 770-881-0526 for more information. You'll also find information on this recall on the Georgia Department of Agriculture website.

September 11, 2013

Joey's Jerky Chicken Jerky dog treats have been recalled after 21 people contracted salmonella. The treats in question come from Kritter's Kitchen Kreations in Loudon, New Hampshire, and were sold at six stores in that state.

The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services announced the recall after 21 people came down with the same salmonella strain, very possibly due to handling the treats.

If you have any questions, you can reach Kritter's Kitchen Kreations at 603-494-5954 or joeysjerky@comcast.net.

August 31, 2013

Nestle Purina PetCare Company has voluntarily recalled some 3.5 pound bags of Purina One beyOnd dog food. The affected food is Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food.

This recall is taking place because one bag of the dog food was found to be contaminated with salmonella. The recalled dog food affected has the following information: 3.5 lb. bags with best by date/production code 31071083 and UPC codes 17800 or 12679.

The best by date/production code is on the bottom of the bag.

Stop feeding this food if you have it in your house, and return it for a refund. You can call Purina at 1-800-473-8546, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

August 14, 2013

Proctor and Gamble has just recalled several lots of its Eukanuba and Iams dry dog and cat food because of potential salmonella contamination. Check the press release here for a full list of the recalled foods, which is quite lengthy.

The press release has instructions on how to get a refund if you have any of the affected food. For more information on this voluntary recall, call P&G at 800-208-0172 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern time.

July 27, 2013

Dogswell voluntarily recalled its chicken and duck jerky treats after the New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets found that Dogswell Happy Hips Chicken Jerky contained trace amounts of antibiotic residue not approved for use in the United States.

The recall covers both the Dogswell and Catswell brands. The chicken and duck jerky was sold under the Breathies, Happy Heart, Happy Hips, Mellow Mut, Shape Up, Veggie Life, Vitality, and Vitakitty brands. The "Best Before" date is on or before January 28th, 2015. Products with later dates are not part of the recall.

Read more about the recall on the Dogswell website.

June 26, 2013

The Robert Abady Company has recalled two of its frozen dog food products that were distributed to stores and kennels in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York due to potential salmonella contamination. You can find more information in a PDF document on the company website.

The affected products are Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food and Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large and Giant Breed. Both of these foods were sold in frozen three pound packages. The voluntary recall is the results of an FDA test that came up positive for salmonella.

For more information, call the company at 877-99ABADY or 845-473-1900.

June 18, 2013

Natura issued a recall for all of its dog foods and treats/biscuits with expiration dates prior to June 10, 2014. The recall includes the brands EVO, Innova, HealthWise, California Natural, Mother Nature, and Karma.

This recall is in response to an FDA test in April that showed salmonella in a product manufactured on April 3. Although there was only one positive test, the company is issuing the recall as a precaution.

Visit the recall page on the FDA website for more information or call Natura at 800-224-6123 for further assistance.

May 1, 2013

Great Life Performance Pet Products has asked retailers to pull two products from store shelves. Great Life Grain Free Buffalo and Dr. E's Grain Free Buffalo are not recalled, but the company issued a voluntary withdrawal because of a strange smell.

Great Life says the products aren't staying fresh through their expiration date. However, it says that recent lab tests show the food has no salmonella, E coli, or micro toxin contamination.

April 19, 2013

Natura has expanded its recent recall to cover more products. It now includes all of the company's dog and cat food and treats with expiration dates up to and including March 24, 2014 in the Innova, EVO, Karma, HealthWise, and California Natural brands. Read more about it on the Food and Drug Administration website, which provides the comprehensive list of the recalled dog and cat foods and treats.

Here's more information on the FDA website.

April 18, 2013

Breeder’s Choice voluntarily recalled its Active Care Healthy Joint Dog Treats because mold was present. The mold only affects a single lot of these dog biscuits.

The recalled Breeder’s Choice Active Care Healthy Joint Treats have Product Code/SKU/ Material # BCP-080 and UPC Code 0130104895. The packages are 24 ounces, and the Best Before Code is 19-Dec-2013. If you have these treats, return them for a refund.

For more information, call the Central Customer Care line toll-free at 866-500-6286.

April 11, 2013

According to the PetMD website, six lots of Iverhart Plus Flavored Chewables heartworm pills have been voluntarily recalled by Vibrac, the maker of the product.

The lots included in the recall are: Lot 120076 (Large 51-100 pounds), Lot 120086 (Large 51-100 pounds), Lot 120856 (Large 51-100 pounds), Lot 120202 (Medium 26-50 pounds), Lot 120196 (Small up to 25 pounds), and Lot 120844 (Small up to 25 pounds).

PetMD says the ivermectin in the recalled lots doesn't meet stability specifications for the life of the product. The medication might not fully protect dogs from heartworm if they're in the upper third of the weight ranges.

Call Virbac Technical Services at 1-800-338-3659, extension 3052, if you have questions about this voluntary recall.

April 3, 2013

Bravo has expanded its March dog and cat food recall as a precaution. The pet products in question did not test positive for salmonella, but they were made on the same day and the day after a product that come up positive.

The recalled products are: item #21-405 - 5 lb chub (tube) of Bravo! Chicken Balance frozen raw diet with "best used by" dates of 3-6-15 or 3-12-15 printed on the package's plastic casing; item # 21-102 - 2 lb. chub (tube) of Bravo! Chicken Blend frozen raw diet with a "best used by" date of 3-21-15 printed on the package's plastic casing; and item # 51-508 - 5 lb. bag of Bravo! Beef Blend Burgers with the "best used by dates" of 3-21-15 or 3-22-15 printed on the plastic bag's back panel.

April 2, 2013

Barf World has recall three of products for potential salmonella contamination. The raw frozen dog foods included in this recall are Barf Lamb Patties, Barf Combo Patties, and bulk packs of Barf Combo Patties. The recalled dog foods have a July 27, 2013, "use by" date.

You can find the company's official statement about the recall here. Call Christopher Hampson, the customer service manager, at 1-866-282-2273 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00 Pacific Standard Time with questions.

March 21, 2013

Petsmart has voluntarily withdrawn Iams Shakeables turkey and lamb dog treats due to potential mold growth. The treats are small nuggets that come in cans.

The withdrawn turkey treats come in six ounce containers with the following lot numbers: [2342]419715A, [2325]419715A, [2331]419715A, [2332]419715A, [2341]419715A, [3016]419715A, [3017]419715A, [3018]419715A, [3046]419715A.

The affected Iams Shakeables lamb treats are also in six ounce containers that have lot number [2338]419715A.

If you have these treats, return them to Petsmart for a full refund. Read more on Petsmart's special web page or call Iams (owned by Procter and Gamble) toll-free at 877-894-4458.

March 19, 2013

Natura Pet recalled select dog and cat foods in its Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise product lines because of possible salmonella contamination.

The recall list is lengthy and includes both dog and cat products. You'll find more information on the FDA web page.

If you have an affected product, return it for a refund. Call Natura at 800-224-6123 with any questions.

March 14, 2013

Bravo! has recalled a limited amount of its Raw Frozen Diet Chicken Blend food for dogs and cats. The affected two-pound tubes were made on June 14, 2012.

The product code of the recalled food is 21-102, and the batch ID code is 6 14 12. The tubes may be affected by salmonella because the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found contamination when it tested a batch. Bravo! says the food was tested by an independent laboratory before being sent to retailers and did not have any salmonella.

If you have this product, return it for a refund. 

March 11, 2013

Diggin' Your Dog has voluntarily recalled a lot of its Strippin' Chicks Pet Treats that were made on 8-30-12 because of potential salmonella contamination. The recalled products are five ounce bags with lot code 250322 and a Use By Date of 2-23-14.

You can get a full refund and $1 to cover postage by sending the UPC and lot code to: Diggin Your Dog LLC, PO Box 17306, Reno, NV 89511. Your refund will be processed and sent out within ten business days. Call 775-742-7295 Mon. to Fri. between 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM Pacific Standard Time with any questions.

There's more information about this recall on the official Food and Drug Administration page.

March 7, 2013

Steve's Real Dog Food voluntarily recalled five-pound bags of its Turducken Canine Diet (8-ounce patties) that were distributed between Oct. 2012 and Jan. 2013. The recall involves the company's July 27, 2012, production run. You can find out more about it on the Food and Drug Administration website.

The recall was prompted by the possibility of salmonella contamination after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture determined that one bag had "the potential for contamination" during a routine sampling.

The recall involves 40 cases, consisting of 240 bags or 1,200 pounds of patties. The affected bags have lot number B-209-10-27-13 and Oct. 27, 2013 as the "best before" date. The recalled product was The product was distributed by Holistic Pet Source in Nashville, TN; PFX Pet Supply in Cumberland, RI; Newco in Rancho Cucamonga, CA; and Solid Gold Northland in MN to retailers in California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, Minnesota and Tennessee.

Call Steve's Real Food at 801-540-8481 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MST with any questions. If you have the recalled product, bring it back to the retailer for a refund.

February 25, 2013

Hy-Vee has recalled dog food that may be contaminated with a chemical found to kill dogs in the past. The toxin aflatoxin was found in food samples tested by the Iowa Department of Agriculture at higher than normal levels. The chemical is commonly found in corn.

The food in question was made for Hy-Vee by Pro-Pet, LLC and sold in stores in Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin between October 26, 2012, and January 11, 2013.

The recalled products are: Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 34-lb., UPC 07545005647, Lot # ending with 29812KC, Best By Date 11/24/13; Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 8-lb, UPC 07545005667, Lot # ending with 29812KC, Best By Date 11/24/13; Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 4.4-lb., UPC 07545005665, Lot # ending with 29812KC, Best By Date 11/24/13; Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Complete Nutrition (Green Bag) – 4.4-lb., UPC 07545005665, Lot # ending with 29912KC, Best By Date 11/25/13; Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) – 20-lb., UPC 07545005680, Lot # ending with 29312KC, Best By” Date 11/19/13; and Hy-Vee Complete Dog – Bites, Bones & Squares (Yellow Bag) – 4.4-lb., UPC 07545005560, Lot # ending with 29312KC, Best By” Date 11/19/13.

You can find more information on Hy-Vee's online recall page. Call 800-289-8343 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST with any questions.

March 6, 2013

Jones Natural Chews has voluntarily recalled 245 boxes of its Woofers beef patties. A routine test by the Colorado Department of Agriculture Feed Program found salmonella in the product.

These treats were distributed in AZ, CA, CO, PA, VA, and WI between November 1, 2012 and November 12, 2012. Here's how to identify the affected boxes:

Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) in a bulk 50 count box, Item UPC 741956008169, Lot 2962GPS-Best By 10/22/15 and Lot 2892PAL-Best By 10/15/15; Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) in one-pack shrink-wrap, 50 count box, Item UPC 741956008657, Lot 3102, Best By 11/05/15; Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) one-pack shrink-wrap, 50 count box, Item UPC 741956008183, Lot 2892BF-Best By 10/15/15, Lot 2962PWV-Best By 10/22/15, Lot 2962ASC-Best By 10/22/15, and Lot 3032ASL-Best By 10/29/15; and Jones Natural Chews Co Woofers (beef patties) 2pack shrink-wrap, 25 count box, item UPC 741956008190, Lot 2962ASC-Best By 10/22/15 and Lot 3032ASL-Best By 10/29/15.

If you have this product, return it for a full refund. Call the company at 1-877-481-2663, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Central Standard Time with any questions. Read more about this recall on the company's website.

February 23, 2013

The Honest Kitchen recalled five lots of Verve, Zeal and Thrive dog foods due to potential salmonella contamination. The affected food was produced between August and November in 2012 and sold in both the United States and Canada.

The recalled food includes Verve 4- and 10-pound boxes with an expiration date of 8/20/13, lot number 2332A, batches 1-3; Verve 10-pound boxes with an expiration date of 11/1/13, lot number 3062A, batches 8 and 9; Thrive 1-ounce samples with an expiration date of 9/18/13, lot number 2622A, batch 3; Zeal 4- and 10-pound boxes with an expiration date of 8/14/13, lot number 2272A, batches 1-5; and Zeal 10-pound boxes with an expiration date of 9/21/13, lot number 2652A, batches 1-4.

Call 866-437-9729 for more information or check out the Honest Kitchen website.

February 22, 2013

Kasel Associates has recalled all its dog treats made between April 20 and September 19, 2012. The treats have a two-year shelf life and include products sold at major retailers like Target, Sam's Club, and Petco.

The treats, which are made in America, tested positive for salmonella in multiple tests. The FDA has received reports of dogs becoming ill after eating them, although no human illness was reported.

Affected brands include Boots & Barkley, Nature's Deli, K9 Chicken, TDBBS, and Nutri-Pet. View the comprehensive list of all the treats involved in this recall by going to the FDA web page.

February 17, 2013

Nature's Variety has recalled a batch of its Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula For Dogs & Cats because some packages might contain plastic pieces. This could pose a choking hazard to pets.

The recalled batch has a 10/4/13 "Best if Used By" date. The following sizes are recalled: UPC# 7 69949 60137 1 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 3 lbs. bag; UPC# 7 69949 70137 8 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula medallions, 27 lbs. case; UPC# 7 69949 60127 2 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 6 lbs. bag; and UPC# 7 69949 70127 9 Instinct Raw Organic Chicken Formula patties, 36 lbs. case.

The recalled product was distributed in stores and online in the United States and Canada. Learn more about the recall on the company website.

January 27, 2013

Hartz Mountain recalled chicken-based dog treats because of trace amount of antibiotics. This voluntary recall includes Hartz Chicken Chews Soft and Tenders in 3.5, 8, 16, 20 and 24 ounce packages; Hartz Chicken Chews Soft and Tender Bite Sized treats in 5.7 and 16 ounce packages; and Hartz Oinkies Pig Skin Twists wrapped with Chicken in 5, 7, 15 and 20 packs. Call Hartz at 800-275-1414 with any questions.

January 17, 2013

Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat products and Publix Chicken Tenders Dog Chew Treats are being voluntarily recalled because they possibly contain trace amounts of antibiotic residue.

The UPC on the Publix treats, which is located on the package's back right-hand corner, is 41415-18527. The recalled treats come in a 3.5 ounce bags. They were sold in Publix grocery stores in Florida, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee. Return them for a full refund and call 800-242-1227 for more information.

If you purchased the recalled Cadet treats, return them to the store where you bought them for a refund. Call IMS Pet Industries at 800-394-4467 for more information.

January 10, 2013

Finds of trace amounts of antibiotic residue by the New York Department of Agriculture prompted the voluntarily recall of several types of dog treats. Milo's Kitchen has recalled its Chicken Grillers and Chicken Jerky treats, while Nestle Purina has recalled Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch treats.

If you have these products, return them to the place of purchase for a refund.

 

December 13, 2012

Claudia's Canine Cuisine has voluntarily recalled Dogcandy Holiday Hound Cake and Blueberry Hound Cake, which was sold at Petsmarts in several states, because of possible mold problems. Some of the cakes were packaged while still warm, causing moisture and mold formation.

The treats were sold in 7.5 ounce bags marked with a best by date of 08-2015. The UPC for Blueberry Hound Cake is 692614010058, and the UPC for Holiday Hound Cake is 692614010041.

If you have this product, return it for a refund. Call the company at 501-851-0002 for more information. You can find more information on the FDA website.

December 7, 2012

The FDA is warning dog owners about Nature's Deli Chicken Jerky Dog Treats, even though there is no recall. Kasel Associated Industries makes the treats, which could be contaminated with salmonella. Several of the company's other treats were recalled earlier this year.

The treats, which were sold at Costco, come in three-pound packages with lot code BESTBY061913DEN. The company refuses to recall them voluntarily, despite positive tests for salmonella in a sample taken by the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

The FDA has more information on the warning on its website.

November 25, 2012

Carolina Prime Pet Inc. has voluntarily recalled Priority Total Pet Care All Natural Bullstrips. These dog treats come in a 5-count package, and the affected products have a UPC of 0-21130-42080-3 in lot code: 20082712 S 3195 and 20090312 S3195.

Look on the back of the treat packages for a printed UPC and a sticker with the lot code. This product could be contaminated with salmonella, so handle it carefully and return it for a refund.

These treats were sold, starting in September, at Safeway stores in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington DC and Wyoming.

It was also available at Vons, Pavilions, and Pak ‘N Save stores in California; Texas Randalls and Tom Thumb stores; Genuardi’s stores in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and Illinois Dominick’s stores.

For more information, check out the official recall notice on the FDA website.

November 4, 2012

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars have been recalled for possible salmonella contamination. If you have any of these products, handle them carefully and return them for a refund:

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars, Chicken Recipe with Carrots in 5.5 oz packages with a UPC Code of 8710890000 in these lot numbers:

19812, Best by date: 07-16-2015
19912, Best by date: 07-17-2015
20012, Best by date: 07-18-2015
20212, Best by date: 07-20-2015

Charlee Bear Protein Crunch Bars, Chicken Recipe with Sweet Potatoes in 5.5 oz packages with a UPC Code of 8710890001, lot number 20112, and Best by date: 07-19-2015.

Call the company at 800-396-8893 for more information Recall details are also on the official FDA website.

October 30, 2012

WellPet LLC has recalled Wellness Super5Mix Small Breed Adult Dry Dog Food in a 12lb package and a "Best If Used By" Date Code of 8/18/2013.

WellPet LLC is recalling this food due to potential mold contamination.

Call WellPet Consumer Affairs at 1-800-225-0904 for more information, and return the food to the store where it was purchased.

October 19, 2012

The previous Boots and Barkley dog treat recall has expanded to include Boots and Barkley Roasted American Pig Ears and Boots and Barkley American Variety Pack Dog Treats. Both products were sold at Target stores around the country in August, 2012.

Like the previous Kasal Industries recalls, this one involves a danger of salmonella contamination.

The Roasted Pig Ears come are packages in a clear, 12-count plastic bag with UPC bar code 647263899158. The Variety Pack is a 32-ounce clear plastic bag that has UPC bar code 490830400086. Both recalled treat packs have "best by" codes of 13SEP2014DEN.

If you have these treats, handle them carefully and return them for a refund.

October 4, 2012

Kasal Industries has issued another recall. This one is for Nature's Deli chicken jerky dog treats, which were sold at Sam's Club stores.

The treats, which are possibly contaminated with salmonella, were sold at Sam's Club stores in Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. They come in clear plastic 2.5 pound bags with bar code 647263800208. The packages also say BEST BY 091913.

If you have these treats in your home, return them to Sam's Club for a refund. Read the company's statement at this link.

September 24, 2012

Dogsbutter, a special nut butter made especially for dogs, has been voluntarily reaelled by Dog for Dog. The firm works with Sunland Industries, the company behind recent human peanut butter problems. The recall is purely precautionary, as Dogsbutter has not tested positive for salmonella.

Products manufactured between May 1 and September 24 are included in the recall. If you have Dogsbutter made between those dates, return it for a refund.

September 21, 2012

Boots and Barkley American Beef Bully Sticks, made by Kasel Industries, have been recalled due to potential salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The recalled product, sold in Target stores between April and September 2012, is five inch sticks that came in packages of six. Look for bar code number 647263899189, and best by dates of BESTBY20APR2014DEN, BESTBY01JUN2014DEN, BESTBY23JUN2014DEN, or BESTBY23SEP2014DEN.

Call Kasel at 1-800-218-4417 for more information. The company's hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. MDT.

September 19, 2012

Breeders Choice has recalled a limited amount of its AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula due to possible salmonella contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration says that the food in question was distributed to retailers and distributors in California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington. The SKU is 1000065074 and the UPC is 0 5290702043 8.

Only 26 pound bags are affected, and the "Best By" dates are August 28, 29, and 30 of 2013.

Call Breeder's Choice at 866-500-6286 if you have any questions about the recall.

August 28, 2012

Bil-Jac has withdrawn a limited amount of Adult Select Formula Dog Food because of excess moisture that can lead to mold growth. The problem food comes in six pound bags in lot #1792-02, with an expiration date of December 27, 2013.

The affected food has been pulled from stores and warehouses. Call Shannon at 800-321-1002, ext. 239, for more information.

August 16, 2012

So far there's no Milo's Kitchen recall, despite many dog owners linked Milo's Kitchen chicken jerky dog treats to illness or death in their pets, but the Safeway grocery store chain has stopped carrying the treats. It will leave its remaining stock of Milo's Kitchen chicken jerky dog treats on the shelves to sell out.

The Safeway action is strictly voluntary. While the FDA hasn't issued any recent dog treat recalls, it expended its scrutiny to two other types of dog treats: sweet potato and duck jerky.

Two other dog treat brands under scrutiny are Waggin' Train treats from Nestle and Kingdom Pets because of a high number of consumer complaints. However, there hasn't been a Kingdom Pets or Waggin' Train dog treat recall.

You can file your own complaint if you believe your dog got sick from a Chinese-made chicken jerky treat or any other treat or dog food by visiting this complaint form link.

August 12, 2012

Some Petco stainless steel bowls are radioactive because of Cobalt-60 contamination. Although they don't post an immediate danger, you should return them for a refund.

The affected bowls are:

  • SKU 1047493, PETC-3.75C DEEP TWO TONE NOTIP, 9.25" diameter; 3.75 cup capacity
  • SKU 1386956, PETC-3.5C NO-TIP SS HAMMRD BWL, 9" diameter; 3.5 cup capacity
  • SKU 1047477, PETC-7C TWO TONE NONTIP BOWL, 9" diameter, 7 cup capacity

SKU numbers are printed on the labels on the bottom and inside the bowls.

The bowls were sold between May 31 and June 20, 2012. If you have one, return it to your local Petco store for a refund. Call Petco Customer Service at 877-738-6742 with any questions.

July 13, 2012

Nature's Valley is voluntarily recalling the following dog food because of an odd smell:

  • UPC# 7 69949 60420 4: Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs, 5 lbs
  • UPC# 7 69949 60425 9: Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs, 15 lbs
  • UPC# 7 69949 60430 3: Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs, 30 lbs
  • UPC# 7 69949 60432 7: Prairie Beef Meal & Barley Medley Kibble for Dogs 3 oz sample pack

Call the company toll-free at (888) 519-7387 or visit the recall information page on its website Return the food to the place of purchase for a full refund.

July 6, 2012

Certain types of Pedigree weight management canned food for dogs may have blue plastic pieces in them. These pieces, which came from a broken conveyer belt, are a choking hazard for dogs.

Cans of the Pedigree weight management food involved in the recall have a lot code printed on the can end that starts with 209, 210, 211, or 212. The "Best Before" date on recalled food cans falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.

Check out the special page on the company website, which has detailed instructions for identifying recalled food. Call Mars at 877-720-3335 for more information.

May 23, 2012

While there's still no recall on chicken dog treats from China, the FDA revealed that nearly 1,000 dogs have been sickened by them. The most frequently implicated brands are Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch, both made by Nestle Purina, and Milo's Kitchen Home-Style Dog Treats from Del Monte.

Potential symptoms include diarrhea and vomiting, and some dogs have experienced kidney failure and death.

May 10, 2012

Here's the most current list in the ongoing pet food recall:

  • Apex Chicken & Rice
  • Canidae (All Life Stages, Chicken & Rice, Lamb & Rice, Platinum)
  • Country Value
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lovers Soul
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Kirkland Signature/Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain (dog and cat food)
  • Professional
  • 4Health
  • Wellness
  • Taste of the Wild (both dog and cat food)
  • Natural Balance ((Sweet Potato & Venison, Sweet Potato & Bison, and Vegetarian, Lamb & Rice dry dog food))
  • Canidae
  • Solid Gold (Wolf Cub and Wolf King)

For more information, call the following consumer hotlines:

  • Diamond (Taste of the Wild): 866-918-8756 Monday through Sunday
  • Natural Balance: 800-829-4493 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST
  • Canidae: 800-398-1600, press 1 for customer service open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST
  • Solid Gold: 800-364-4863, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST
  • Wellpet: 877-227-9587 M-F 8-6 EST or Sat-Sun 9-5 EST

The Centers for Disease Control has a dedicated web page on the recalls and the illnesses linked to them.

May 6, 2012

There's another expansion of the Diamond Pet Foods recall. If you have any of the following dog foods, handle them with caution and return them to the store where you bought them for a refund. All of theme were manufactured between December 11, 2011, and April 7, 2012:

  • 4Health
  • Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover's Soul
  • Country Value
  • Diamond
  • Diamond Naturals
  • Premium Edge
  • Professional
  • Taste of the Wild
  • Kirkland Signature

Check the item code for a two or a three as either the ninth or tenth digit, followed by an X. The affected foods all have "Best before" dates between December 9, 2012, and April 13, 2013.

The specific Kirkland Signature items for dogs are:

  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Lamb, Rice & Vegetable Formula with Best Before dates between December 9, 2012, and January 31, 2013.
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Adult Dog Chicken, Rice & Vegetable Formula with Best Before dates between December 9, 2012, and January 31, 2013.
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Mature Dog Chicken, Rice & Egg Formula with Best Before dates between December 9, 2012, and January 31, 2013.
  • Kirkland Signature Super Premium Healthy Weight Dog Formulated with Chicken & Vegetables with Best Before dates between December 9, 2012, and January 31, 2013
  • Kirkland Signature Nature's Domain Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs with Best Before dates between December 9, 2012, and Jan. 31, 2013.

 

WellPet LLC has issued a recall of its Wellness Complete Health Super5Mix Large Breed Puppy food in 15 pound and 30 pound bags and 5 ounce sample packes with Best By dates of January 9, 2013, through January 11, 2013. Call 877-227-9587 for more information.

April 26, 2012

The Diamond Pet Foods recall has been expanded to include Diamond Puppy Formula dry dog food and Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul Adult Light Formula dry dog food because of salmonella contamination fears.

April 6, 2012

Naturals Lamb and Rice dog food from Diamond Pet Foods has been recalled in 12 states for possible salmonella contamination. The recall mainly affects Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, New York, Michigan, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, although it's possible some of the food made its way to other states via customers in the affected areas.

The affected food includes:

  • 6-pound bags with production code DLR0101D3XALW and best before Jan. 4, 2013
  • 20-pound bags with production code DLR0101C31XAG and best before Jan. 3, 2013
  • 40-pound bags with production code DLR0101C31XMF and best before Jan. 3, 2013
  • 40-pound bag with production code DLR0101C31XAG and best before Jan. 3, 2013
  • 40-pound bag with production code DLR0101D32XMS and best before Jan. 4, 2013

If you have this food, stop using it immediately and return it for a refund.

March 16, 2012

MSNBC reports that FDA documents link canine illnesses that may have been caused by chicken treats to at least three brands. The MSNBC report says that Waggin' Train and Canyon Creek Ranch Treats, made by Nestle Purina, were named in 13 cases last year. Milo's Kitchen Homestyle Treats from Del Monte were named in another three cases.

Although chicken in the treats is the suspected culprit, no definitive link has been established.

February 4, 2012

Bottles of the drug Clomicalm, manufactured by Novartis, may contain the wrong pills, the drug company warned recently. Problems at one of its plants that affected many human drugs, like Bufferin and Excedrin, may also have resulted in incorrect pills going into Clomicalm bottles. The drug isn't recalled, but you should examine pills carefully before giving them to your pet.

Problems at the plant may also affect availability of several pet products like Clomicalm, Interceptor Flavor Tabs, Sentinel Flavor Tabs, Program Tablets and Suspension, Milbemite, and Deramaxx.