Dog food may contain high hormone levels, cause illness — Blue Buffalo recall

Posted March 20, 2017

However, long-term consumption of the dog food with elevated levels of beef thyroid hormones can lead to severe symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea or even rapid breathing.

Blue Buffalo Company, a major producer of natural pet foods and treats for cats and dogs, has issued a voluntary recall on a wet food product for adult canines.

Affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and on-line retailers.

There have not been any reports of illness among dogs.

If your dog has eaten the recalled dog food and exhibited any symptoms, stop feeding it to them and contact your vet.

As of the recall date, no dogs were showing any of these symptoms, the statement said.

The recall is limited only to one production lot of the product as specified below.

Blue Buffalo, based in Wilton, CT, is a pet products company that makes natural foods and treats for dogs and cats. Shoppers can check the dates on the bottom of the wet food cans.

Blue Buffalo Company has recalled a dog food because of the potential to contain elevated levels of thyroid hormones, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Customers can receive a full refund for the affected foods. When these symptoms show up, immediate attention from veterinarians should be sought. The recall was announced on Friday, March 17, 2017.