BREAKING NEWS: Major Brand Dog Treat Recall

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Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas is recalling multiple beef dog treat varieties due to elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

The recall was issued after the company received a complaint of illness following consumption of the treats. The more contaminated treats a dog eats, the worst the symptoms will be. Once the treats are discontinued and thyroid levels are returned to normal in the body, the symptoms should subside.

What Is Recalled?

Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe
4 oz. Bag
UPC Code: 780872510806
Best by date range: 5/1/2017-9/1/2019

Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe
5 oz. Bag
UPC Code: 780872510745
Best by date range: 5/1/2017-9/1/2019

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky
4.5 oz. Bag
UPC Code: 022808786160
Best by date range: 5/1/2017-9/1/2019

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts
5 oz. Bag
UPC Code: 022808786047
Best by date range: 5/1/2017-9/1/2019

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties
4 oz. Bag
UPC Code: 022808786078
Best by date range: 5/1/2017-9/1/2019


Symptoms Of Elevated Thyroid

– increased thirst and urination
– increased heart rate
– restlessness
– vomiting
– weight loss
– diarrhea
– rapid breathing

If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.


What To Do

If you have purchased this treat, stop feeding it immediately.

You can contact Merrick at 800-664-7387 from 8 am to 5 pm Central Time Monday through Friday.

Spread the word to keep our fur babies safe! ☟

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who lives in West Michigan. Her horse and 3 dogs are her children. She loves to write and share her knowledge of equine and canine nutrition. In her spare time she likes to volunteer with animal rescues, camp with her husband and dogs, and trail ride with her horse.
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