Blue Buffalo wet dog food recall for cattle hormones

Levels of naturally occurring thyroid hormones may be too high in one lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner.

image courtesy Blue Buffalo
image courtesy Blue Buffalo

Blue Buffalo Company voluntarily recalled one production lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, which may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring bovine thyroid hormones. One dog may have been affected, according to the US Food and Drug Administration.

The voluntary recall is limited to one production lot of the following product:

  • Product name: BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs 12.5 ounce can
  • UPC: 840243101153
  • Best by date: June 7, 2019 (found on the bottom of the can)

Affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and on-line retailers.

Effects of cattle thyroid hormones on dogs

Dogs ingesting high levels of beef thyroid hormones may exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when the use of the impacted food is discontinued. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Should these symptoms occur, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Although the Blue Buffalo Customer Care Resource Team has not received any reports of dogs exhibiting these symptoms from consuming this product, FDA advised Blue Buffalo of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog, who has now fully recovered. Blue Buffalo immediately began an investigation, however, and after working with the FDA, Blue Buffalo decided it would be prudent to recall the one production lot in question.

No other Blue Buffalo products are affected by this issue.

Blue Buffalo advice to consumers

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.

Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866.201.9072 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at [email protected] for more information.

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