A dog food company is voluntarily recalling a single lot of their canned beef dog food after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) received complaints of sick dogs.
The FDA was notified about four dogs with low Free T4 (fT4) and Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). Officials analyzed the food these dogs had consumed: Dave’s Dog Food 95% Premium Beef. The results? Elevated levels of thyroid hormone (symptoms below).
The Recalled Canned Dog Food
Think you feed this food? Look for the following:
Company: Dave’s Dog Food
Product: 95% Premium Beef
Size: 13 oz
UPC Code: 85038-11167
Date Code: 08/2020
The voluntary recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. No other products manufactured by Dave’s Pet Food are impacted.
Where Is This Food Sold?
The affected food was distributed in the eastern United States. It was sold in pet stores and online.
About Beef Thyroid Hormone
According to a recall notice by the FDA, dogs who consume high levels of beef thyroid hormone may experience increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate, and restlessness. These symptoms may clear up once a dog stops eating the impacted food.
If a dog consumes high levels for a long period of time, symptoms may increase in severity. Pet parents are urged to watch for vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or labored breathing.
What To Do If You Feed This Food
If you have purchased this recalled canned food, you’re urged to stop feeding it to your dogs. To receive a refund or coupon for a replacement product, call Dave’s at: 888-763-2738 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM ET.