FDA Warning Dog Owners & Vets: Watch for Hyperthyroidism from Contaminated Food

Federal officials are warning consumers and veterinarians to be on alert for potentially deadly hyperthyroidism in dogs that have eaten Blue Buffalo Co. and WellPet food…

 

Symptoms of hyperthyroidism:

Excessive thirst and urination, weight loss, increased appetite, restlessness, hyperactivity, elevated heart rate, rapid and/or labored breathing, vomiting, and diarrhea. Continued exposure to excess thyroid hormones can cause damage to the heart and in some cases, death.

If your dog has shown signs of hyperthyroidism discontinue feeding of these foods and consult your veterinarian, making sure to provide your dog’s dietary history, including what the dog has been eating, how much, and for how long, the FDA recommended.

 

Contaminated food:

WellPet voluntarily recalled of certain lots of 13.2-ounce cans of Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs with best-by dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19, and 30 AUG 19 printed on the bottom of the can. The UPC Code is 076344894506.

Blue Buffalo Company voluntarily recalled of one lot of 12.5-ounce cans of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs with a best-by date of June 7, 2019, printed on the bottom of the can. The UPC code is 840243101153.

 

More:

-Consumers who have any of the recalled food should not feed it to their animals and can refer to the company press releases for further instructions about returns/refunds.

-Consumers, veterinarians and industry can report pet food complaints to the FDA by clicking here.

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