WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of its Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs product in 13.2 oz. cans due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
Elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with anxiousness, increased thirst, increased urinary output and weight loss. However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Although multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible once the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone, if your pet has consumed this product and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The product is a mixer or topper and is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only; the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote. Regardless, WellPet is voluntarily recalling this recipe with these three best-by dates, which can be located on the bottom of the can:
- February 2, 2019
- August 29, 2019
- August 30, 2019
Affected products were distributed at pet specialty retailers throughout North America and online. No other WellPet Wellness products are affected.
Although the WellPet Consumer Affairs team has received no reports of any health problems to date as a result of feeding this recipe, the FDA advised WellPet of three dogs that were affected. WellPet immediately initiated an investigation, and based on follow-up research decided to recall the lots in question. The dogs are now fully recovered and doing well.
“Please know that safeguarding the health and wellbeing of pets is of the utmost importance to us,” said Camelle Kent, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness products. “We fully intend on maintaining the trust you have placed in us to keep your pets healthy and happy, and are removing this product as part of our ongoing commitment to quality and food safety.”
If you have any of the 13.2 oz recipe with these three best-by dates, please email WellPet at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-877-227-9587. For more information, please visit WellPet’s website for a letter from the CEO.
- Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz, Can UPC: 0 76344 89450 6