Blue Wilderness Dog Food Recall Issued Due to Health Risks for Pets
A recall has been issued for certain types of Blue Wilderness dog food, after elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones may have sickened at least one animal, and pose a risk of serious and potentially fatal health consequences for dogs.
The dog food recall impacts Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, which was sold in 12.5 ounce cans.
After a consumer complaint indicated that a dog suffered adverse health consequences following consumption of the Blue Wilderness dog food, the manufacturer, Blue Buffalo, immediately opened an investigation. Working with the FDA, it was discovered that the wet dog food has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones, which may result in serious injuries.
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According to the FDA, animals who are fed dog food with high levels of beef thyroid hormones may begin to exhibit symptoms such as increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heat rate and restlessness. In severe cases of prolonged exposure, animals may begin to experience symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea and rapid or difficulty breathing that could lead to weakened conditions.
The recalled dog food was manufactured by Blue Buffalo Company of Wilton, Connecticut and distributed nationwide through pet specialty and online retailers with “Best By Dates” of June 7, 2019. The Best By Dates can be found on the bottom of the cans, and each of the cans is marked with UPC code 840243101153.
Pet owners who have fed the recalled products to their dogs are being asked to contact their veterinarian immediately and to pay attention to any symptoms their pets may show.
Customers are also being asked to stop feeding the recalled products to their pets immediately and to contact Blue Buffalo Company at 866-201-9072 or email them at CustomerCare@bluebuffalo.com for information on how to return the products to their place of purchase for a full refund.
CarmenMarch 29, 2017 at 5:47 am
Look out for new recalls. This company is NOT to be trusted! I initially tried to contact BB back in December because my dogs were starting to have upset stomachs for no reason. Unfortunately, the response I received from them did not support the advertising campaigns they have launched so aggressively in the last 10 years. For an ENTIRE week, they (customer service headquerters in Arizona) becaus[Show More]Look out for new recalls. This company is NOT to be trusted! I initially tried to contact BB back in December because my dogs were starting to have upset stomachs for no reason. Unfortunately, the response I received from them did not support the advertising campaigns they have launched so aggressively in the last 10 years. For an ENTIRE week, they (customer service headquerters in Arizona) because the ENTIRE staff took the week off so that they could go to a seminar!!! Not one employee was left behind to answer their completely inferior telephone system which disconnected you 9 times out of 10. In other words, they could afford to spend millions on their advertising campaign, but they couldn't even hire a temp to come in and answer the phones. When I did finally reach them the next week, they were as indifferent to my concerns as a manufacturer of pig feed. In fact, they were not worried about my concerns, they simply responded with a standard line of crap ... "we will send you some forms to fill out and IF you can provide us with your reciepts for any food you have purchased in the last 7 months and any vet bills you may have incurred, then send everything back to us and we will review them and get back to you. Understand, I did not call them because I was worried about my money, I called them because I was worried about my dogs. In addition, I called and left about 5 messages with the manufacturing plant in CT, but none of those calls were returned. After that experience, I decided to do my own research, only to find that they had been caught substituding BONE MEAL rather than real meat when Purina decided to run their own analysis of all the diets (that law suit is still pending). Then there was a recall initiated by vets thoughout the U.S. because dogs were getting sick or dying because of elevated levels of vitamin D & K. That is when I called the FDA and I was shocked at the response I received from them.I not only received a response to my call, but I received about 5 in total. I even took it a step further to find out if other people had posted complaints about the same problem I was experiencing and there was no shortage of those complaints. The key, however, was contacting the FDA because they took it very very serious. Even with the newest recalls, a lot of the sites only listed individual portioned foods (wet) and failed to mention that the Wilderness Dry diets were on them as well (found that on Dog Food Advisor). Long story short, we immediately changed foods and have not experienced a single problem since the switch. This company has been too deceptive. They encourage us to feed a premium diet full of "real" meat and no grains, and then they get caught putting bone MEAL in their food .... the exact thing that they advertised for a responsible dog owner not to do! Don't fall for the fact that they had a few batches of food that contained too much vitamin D & K. Dogs became very sick and some died. Vitamins in toxic doses are exactly that .... TOXIC!
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