WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned dog food topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. Three dogs were affected by the products, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.
Recalled Product Details:
Three best-by date codes of one recipe have the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone. Elevated levels may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with anxiousness, increased thirst, increased urinary output and weight loss. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Although multiple studies indicate that, for the majority of pets, symptoms are reversible once the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone, if a pet has consumed this product and has exhibited any of these symptoms, owners are advised to contact their veterinarian.
The recipe is a mixer or topper and is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only, which may reduce the likelihood of a dog being affected. No other Wellness products are affected. Affected products were distributed at pet specialty retailers throughout North America and online.
Although the WellPet Consumer Affairs team has received no reports of any health problems to date as a result of feeding this recipe, the FDA advised WellPet of three dogs that were affected. WellPet initiated an investigation, and based on follow-up research, decided to recall the lots in question. The dogs are now fully recovered and doing well.
If customers have any of the 13.2 ounce recipe with these three best-by dates, please email WellPet at email@example.com or call 1-877-227-9587. For more information, please visit WellPet’s website for a letter from the CEO.
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