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Merrick dog treats recalled due to elevated thyroid hormone

https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm608655.htm Merrick Pet Care has announced a voluntary recall of certain Castor & Pollux and Merrick Backcountry dog treats after one of the products was found to contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone. The problem was discovered as a result of a consumer complaint lodged with the US Food and Drug Administration. The recall… Continue Reading

Dog Treats Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Salix Animal Health LLC of Deerfield, FL, announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, that it is recalling one lot of “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” because it could be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled “Good ‘n’ Fun – Beefhide Chicken Sticks” were distributed nationwide by Salix Animal Health to Dollar General and Dollar Tree retail stores…. Continue Reading

Dog Chews Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

Barkworthies of Richmond, VA, is recalling select lots of Barkworthies Chicken Vittles dog chews because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The recalled product was distributed nationwide beginning on May 6, 2014. The product can be identified by the Lot Code printed on the side of the plastic pouch. This product is… Continue Reading

Dog Treats Recalled for Potential Salmonella Contamination

Pet Center Inc. of Los Angeles, CA, is voluntarily recalling 3-oz bags of Lamb Crunchys dog treats (LAM-003) (UPC# 727348200038) with date code 122015 product of USA, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella was detected in a random sample by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. This product was distributed in… Continue Reading

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recalled For Salmonella Risk

This article has been updated to include a Nov. 12 expansion of the recall into additional states.  Dog treats sold in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Delaware and Tennessee are being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were produced by Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats in Waleska, GA, and include chicken treats in various sizes… Continue Reading

FDA Update: Nearly 600 Dogs Dead, Thousands Sickened in Connection to Chinese Jerky Treats

Approximately 580 dogs have died and 3,600 reported sick in a mysterious connection with consuming Chinese jerky treats, according to a new update from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The problems date back as far as 2007, when FDA first began receiving a higher volume of reports of dogs exhibiting symptoms such as decreased… Continue Reading

NH Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Chicken Jerky for Dogs

At least 21 people in New Hampshire have fallen ill with Salmonella in an outbreak connected to Joey’s Jerky brand chicken jerky, a product made for dogs. The product has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer, Kritters Kitchen Kreations. The contaminated jerky was sold at the following six stores in New Hampshire: America’s Pet in Hudson,… Continue Reading

Purina, Milo’s Kitchen Recall Dog Treats for Unapproved Antibiotics

Both Purina and Milo’s Kitchen are voluntarily recalling chicken dog treats nationwide due to the potential that the products may contain trace amounts of residual antibiotics. The recalled products include Purina’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch dog treats, as well as Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers. On Monday, the New York State… Continue Reading