Dog Food Manufacturer Warns of Harmful Substance to Pets

April 24, 2017Apr 24, 2017

Party Animal, a manufacturer of dog food, issued a recall Monday for certain foods it warns could contain pentobarbital, a narcotic used to help fight insomnia.

In a statement posted by the FDA on its website, the company found that certain cans of its Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) tested positive for the substance, after a retailer in Texas notified the company that a customer had informed them as such.

“When we were notified, we immediately tracked the lot numbers of the food in question and determined that the food had been manufactured and distributed in 2015.”

The company then contacted the retailers who sold the customer the food and asked them to isolate all remaining cans from the lots.

“If pet parents have cans with either of those lot numbers in their possession, they should return them to the place of purchase and will of course receive a full refund.”

The company also has requested that the retailers send all of the cans from those lots back so that the company can forward them to an accredited independent laboratory for independent testing.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we are retrieving the remainder of these two lots nationwide. WE are working with our distributors and retailers to determine if any additional beef-flavored products manufactured during this 2015 production period remain on shelves and, if so, to retrieve them from shelves, immediately, as well.”

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