Being a dog owner this is absolutely heart-wrenching. Luckily my Cricket is a farm-to-table pup so we don't have to worry about this as much, but HOW DOES THIS HAPPEN?!
From the article:
"Evanger's is voluntarily recalling some of its dog food after a drug that is used to anesthetize or put down pets was found in it.
Pentobarbital was found in one lot of the dog food; five dogs got sick and one died, according to the Wheeling, Ill.-based company."
They say they tested 62 samples of wet dog food from more than two dozen brands for traces of the fatal drug. One particular brand continued to come back positive, Gravy Train dog food. Testing 15 cans of Gravy Train, 9 cans came back positive for the euthanasia drug pentobarbital.
Gravy Train is made by Big Heart Pet Foods and owned by Smucker's Big Heart Pet Foods is also the maker of Meow Mix, Milk Bone, Kibbles’n Bits, 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.
You can read their full report and what is being done by the FDA here: https://tinyurl.com/yan6cq46
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