70ºF

Blue Buffalo recalls lot of Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe

Dog food has potential health risk

photo


Blue Buffalo Co. is recalling one production lot of Blue Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner wet food for adult dogs, the company said Monday. 

Blue Bell said the product could contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones. 

According to the company, dogs who ingest high levels of beef thyroid hormones could show symptoms including increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness.  

The symptoms can be resolved when the food is no longer given to the dogs.

If the dogs are continually given the food, the symptoms may become more severe. Worsened symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty breathing. 

Blue Buffalo said it has not received any reports of dogs experiencing the symptoms from consuming the product.

The FDA advised Blue Buffalo of a single consumer who reported symptoms in one dog, who has now fully recovered.  

According to the Blue Buffalo website, the affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and online retailers.

No other Blue Buffalo products were affected.

"If your pet has consumed the product listed above and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian," a post on the company's website says. "Consumers who have purchased the product subject to this recall should dispose of it or return it to the place of purchase for full refund."

Any questions can be directed to Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8 a.m to 5 p.m Eastern time or by email at CustomerCare@bluebuffalo.com.