Blue Buffalo Recalls BLUE Wilderness Food for Adult Dogs Due to Possible Health Risk
the affected product may contain unhealthy levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones
Blue Buffalo Company is recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones.
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.
The following product is subject to this recall: BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs sold in 12.5-ounce cans, bearing UPC code 840243101153 and best-by date of June 7, 2019 (found on the bottom of the can). The affected dog food was distributed nationally through pet specialty and online retailers.
Although the Blue Buffalo Customer Care Resource Team has not received any reports of dogs exhibiting these symptoms from consuming this product, the U.S. food & Drug Administration (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.
To date, no other Blue Buffalo products are impacted by this issue.
If your dog has consumed the recalled food and has exhibited any of the described symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian. Consumers should dispose of the recalled product or return it to the place of purchase for full refund.
Consumers with additional questions about the recall can contact Blue Buffalo at (866) 201-9072.
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