If you frequent your local pet store then chances are you’ve seen these dog treat bags plenty of times. Packaged in beautiful and eye-catching bags, you may even stock up on these USA-made dog snacks. But this week, the J.M. Smucker Company announced a voluntary recall of specific lots of their Milo’s Kitchen dog treats. The reason? Possible elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.
According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA):
“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. “
So far, there have been three reported illnesses in connection with the affected treats.
What Pet Parents Need To Know
This recall was initiated after the FDA informed Smuckers about the three reported illnesses. The company then immediately announced a voluntary recall for the following lots of two varieties of Milo’s Kitchen dog treats:
These treats are distributed nationally.
Feed These Treats?
Anyone who has the affected treats should stop feeding them ASAP. Customers are urged to call 1-888-569-6767 to receive a refund or coupon to replace the product. You can contact the company Monday through Friday, between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM EST, or email them by completing this form.