Most of us would do just about anything for our pets, but man’s best friend might be at risk once again if you’re using one very popular dog food brand. The formerly reputable company has been scrambling to get out the word and recall all of their tainted products before further harm is done. Apparently, there was a “mistake in their ingredients” that could cause a glandular defect.
This mistake is causing everything from weight gain, extreme thirst, heart issues, restlessness as well as increased respiration. So pretty much a whole lot things that you don’t want happening to your beloved pets are going to happen if you keep using this brand.
The company in question, Blue Buffalo is recalling most of their BLUE wilderness products after the mistake was identified in their products. With not only their reputation, but the lives of what many consider to be members of their family in the balance, the rush to fix this mistake is on
Via Faith Family America:
“One of the more popular dog food brands, Blue Wilderness, has just issued a voluntary recall after a mistake in their ingredients was just discovered. The announcement comes after many other consumer products have also been recalled in past months.
According to the FDA, Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.
Blue Buffalo wet dog food recall for cattle hormones https://t.co/a380ZqNsw7
— Thankful Paws Inc. (@ThankfulPaws) July 29, 2017
For dogs who may be eating this product, they may be experiencing some negative health effects. According to the report, dogs can experience increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. The good news is that if your dog stops eating it immediately then the symptoms should go away on their own.
For dogs who keep eating this food over a long period of time, the results could be different. According to experts, prolonged consumption could lead to an increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing.
Blue Buffalo DOG FOOD RECALL Apr 2017 https://t.co/g4gpFbqIpo
— Aussie Pet Mobile (@GroomTacoma) April 29, 2017
The recall is only limited to one specific product for the company. So, for those of you who buy this food, make sure you check your packaging to see if you have the BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs.
A recall notice for the dog food Blue Buffalo please spread the word https://t.co/T4K9QfjfYX
— Pawsfurthought (@Pawsfurthought1) April 25, 2017
These potentially lethal complications are enough to make almost any dog owner shudder in fear. There’s no word yet if there’ve been any deaths in connection with this product, but prolonged use will, of course, increase the risk of death in animals exposed to this product.
If you’re unclear about exactly which products are affected by this contamination, The Dogington Post reported the exact varieties that have been deemed unfit for canine consumption:
“Blue Buffalo has issued a voluntary market withdrawal of 17 varieties of BLUE Divine Delights 3.5 oz. cups and BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays 3.5 oz. cups.
This withdrawal is being executed due to a quality issue with the foil seal on the top of the cup. No other Blue Buffalo products (including any variety of Divine Delights not listed below) are impacted by this issue. We are not aware of any dogs becoming ill from these products.”
|BLUE Divine Delights Filet Mignon Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights New York Strip Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Prime Rib Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Rotisserie Chicken Flavor in Gravy 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Filet Mignon Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Porterhouse Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Grilled Chicken Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Top Sirloin Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Angus Beef Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Roasted Turkey Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate with Bacon, Egg & Cheese 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Sausage, Egg & Cheese Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Divine Delights Pate Steak & Egg Flavor 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Duck Grill 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Beef Grill 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Chicken Grill 3.5 oz. Cup||
|BLUE Wilderness Trail Trays Turkey Grill 3.5 oz. Cup||
“If your pet has consumed the product listed above and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your 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.” FDA
If you own any of these products, you’re advised to stop their use immediately and consult your veterinarian about the potential side effects. Faithful followers of the product are hopeful that the company will be able to fix the problem and return to producing the dependable and nutritious food that they’ve come to enjoy buying for their pets.
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