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More Dog Food Recalls

This puppy eats home-prepared food

Unfortunately, here are more commercial dog foods that you can add to your list of potential dangers to be giving to your dog.

Redbarn Pet Products LLC of Long Beach, CA began (voluntarily) recalling their 7″ Bullystick 3-pack in March because of salmonella contamination, which can be transferred to humans from handling this product. Make sure to thoroughly wash your hands with hot soapy water after handling this product. Since then Redbarn has expanded their recall to a variety of their products. RedBarn, a small family-owned company, is handling their recall responsibly.

A much more serious recall is also concurrently occurring.  J.M. Smucker Company has recalled shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy and Skippy canned dog because they may contain “trace” amounts of pentobarbital, a euthanasia drug. Dogs have already died from eating these products as reported by Karen Smith’s Goodfullness blog. Tests run by CBS 12 confirmed that there was pentobarbital in both Evanger’s and Gravy Train, which is produced by Big Heart Pet Foods and owned by J.M. Smucker’s. The company also makes Meow Mix, Milk-Bone, Kibbles’nBits, 9 Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature’s Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, Milo’s Kitchen, Alley Cat, Jerky Treats, Meaty Bone, Pounce, and Snausages. A complete list of the recalled pet food products can be found by clicking the FDA recall advisory here.

We have written several of articles about the dangers of feeding your dog commercial brands of dog food:

Have you noticed dogs are not living as long?

Feeding commercial dog food vs. real food – Part I

Feeding Commercial Dog Food vs. Real Food Part II

For many people, preparing all your dog’s food from good wholesome ingredients rather than byproducts and waste products from rendering plants may not be an option. However, you should be aware that a few very large manufacturers produce private label for many brands of pet food. Once there is contamination in one facility, it can affect hundreds of millions of cans and packages of pet food under a variety of brand names.

We therefore urge you to be very careful what you feed your dog (or cat).

If you cannot keep up on all of these pet food recalls, another option is to just get a fish.  Or in this case, find a lobster. This fellow was peeking his head out from under a rock looking for food, and posing for this skilled photographer.

Spiny lobster – cayman island

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Marcia Wiek - I would like to find out if you approve the bag of dog food that I just purchased at PetSmart
I would be horrified if to find out I have the wrong food.

#1 Ingredient is chicken
No ingredients fromChina
No corn, wheat, or Soy
No poultry by products meal
No Artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives
Codes: 17800 and 17228

Richard (Founder) - Marcia – we don’t approve or disapprove of other brands of dog food unless they have been subject to recall or have had a history of poisoning pets.
Purina Beyond Natural Dog Food in a different size package has been recalled before – https://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall/purina-one-beyond-dog-food-recall/ (salmonella in 2013).
The best way for you to check is to enter the name of the dog food followed by the word “recall” in Google and see what pops up.

Anyway, I think you are missing the point of our articles on the dangers of processed dog foods. Highly processed dog food that is subjected to high temps. and which use questionable byproducts made in large factories may not be the best way to give you dog good wholesome food. Some times do-it-yourself using ingredients that you purchase and mix may be a better way to go.

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