Do You Have These 6 Contaminated Pet Foods In Your Pantry?

As of June 15, 2016, five pet food recalls had been issued across the United States so far this year. Some recalls affected multiple products, some just one. But all posed great health risks for beloved pets all over the country.

To ensure your pets stay safe and healthy, read our master list of pet food products and brands recalled in 2016.

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Blue Buffalo (June 2016)

Animals affected: dogs

Product: Life Protection Formula Fish and Sweet Potato Recipe

Reason recalled: high moisture content, potential mold contamination

What to look for: muscle tremors, seizures, hyperactivity, vomiting, uncoordinated movements, increased heart rate, increased body temperature, dehydration, lack of appetite

This recall is limited to a single batch that was manufactured during a two-hour period. The ingestion of moldy food could result in mycotoxicosis in your dog. Learn more…

Hill’s Pet Nutrition (May 2016)

Animals affected: cats

Products: select packs of Prescription Diet and Science Plan wet food (full list)

Reason recalled: excessive iron levels

What to look for: vomiting, diarrhea, depression, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, abdominal pain

The increase in iron was believed to be an ingredient supplier error. Ingesting high levels of iron can result in digestive issues as well as other serious health issues for your cat. Learn more…

Fromm Family Pet Food (April 2016)

Animals affected: dogs

Products: Chicken Pate, Chicken and Duck Pate, Salmon and Chicken Pate

Reason recalled: excessive vitamin D levels

What to look for: vomiting, weakness, depression, loss of appetite, increased thirst, increased urination, blood in feces, blood in vomit, constipation, seizures, muscle tremors

This discovery was made by Fromm and the recall was carried out in coordination with the FDA. Dogs of all ages are susceptible to vitamin D Poisoning, though young dogs and puppies are at higher risk. Learn more…

Smallbatch Pets Inc. (March 2016)

Small Batch Pet
Animals affected: dogs

Product: Frozen Duckbatch Sliders

Reason recalled: possible Salmonella and Listeria contamination

What to look for: lethargy, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, excessive drooling

This recall was initiated after routine testing by the FDA. Dogs ingesting the food, fellow pets sharing the home, and owners handling the contaminated food are all at risk. Learn more…

Nestlé-Purina (March 2016)

Animals affected: dogs

Products: select tubs of Beneful Prepared Meals, Beneful Chopped Blends, and Pro Plan Savory Meals (full list)

Reason recalled: insufficient vitamin and mineral levels

What to look for: While the food isn’t dangerous per say, dogs who gain most of their nutrition from any of these products could be severely impacted over the long term.

Purina discovered the nutritional insufficiency through internal quality tests and took action quickly. Learn more…

Carnivore Meat Company (February 2016)

Animals affected: dogs

Product: Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée

Reason recalled: possible Salmonella contamination

What to look for: fever, shock, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, weight loss, dehydration

The contamination was discovered after a nationwide testing initiative by the FDA in June, 2015. No other Carnivore Meat Company products are involved. Learn more…

If you have purchased any of the items listed above, dispose of it promptly and safely in a sealed container, ensuring your pet won’t find it.

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