Dave’s Pet Food of Agawam, Massacheusetts, USA is recalling a single lot of Dave’s Dog Food 95% premium beef cans because the products potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.

The dog food was distributed all along the East Coast of the US, sold in pet stores and ecommerce sites.

The recalled product consists of a single batch (548 cases) of 13-ounce, 95% premium beef dog food with a UPC # of 85038-11167 and a date code of 08/2020.

The recall was initiated after FDA informed Dave’s that one lot of product was analyzed and found to have elevated levels of thyroid hormone. FDA analyzed the product after receiving a complaint that four dogs consuming it were found to have low Free T4 (fT4) and Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH).

No other Dave’s products, or any other product manufactured by Dave’s Pet Food, are impacted.

The voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration.

Effects of elevated beef thyroid hormone on dogs

Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the consumption of these levels is discontinued. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or labored breathing. Should these symptoms occur, we recommend pet owners contact their veterinarian immediately.