Wellness Recall March 18, 2017

Wellpet, maker of Wellness, has issued a limited recall due to possible elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.  The recall is limited to one canned formula, Wellness 95% Beef Canned Dog Food.  Any pet parents with this product in their pantry should check on the bottom of the can for the following ‘best by’ dates.  If any […]

Stella & Chewy’s FROZEN MORSELS Recall

Stella & Chewy’s has just announced a limited recall of FROZEN Morsels…all the details can be found on their website here. The batches in the recall may have been exposed to Listeria. We’re emphasizing FROZEN because most of our Stella & Chewy’s customers are using their freeze-dried dinners.  None of the recalled product is in […]

Bravo! Recall Dec. 2015

Bravo! Pet Foods has recalled the following select chicken and turkey products for possible presence of salmonella: Bravo! Raw Chicken Blend 2lb, Best By Date 11/13/16 UPC 829546211028 Out of an abundance of caution, Bravo! is also voluntarily recalling products that did not test positive for salmonella, but that were manufactured the same day: Bravo Blend […]

Bravo Issues Recall on Specific Batches of Frozen Raw Diets

Bravo issued a voluntary recall today for select lots of their Frozen Raw Diets due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, a strain of bacteria that can cause very serious illness in young children, elderly and others with weakened immune systems.  It is however rarely harmful to animals.  For full details, including batch dates and Consumer Return Form, […]

Nature’s Variety Announces Recall on Organic Chicken

Nature’s Variety has recalled a batch of Instinct Raw Frozen Organic Chicken Medallions and Patties because the batch has been found to contain small pieces of clear plastic, which could cause choking or injury.  The company reports that no animals have been harmed from the recalled product.  Because Nature’s Variety has moved quickly to respond to […]

Recall: Catswell Treats, July 27 2012

Though I like the company Dogswell (maker of Catswell), we won’t carry their products in our Boston store because they are made in China.  I’ve spoken with them about it a few times, and I do trust their sincerity and integrity.  It’s not Dogswell that I don’t trust, it’s the lack of transparency in the food […]

No News is Good News

The pet food recall this week thankfully hasn’t developed much further.  Sometimes no news is good news. The big lesson is, wash your hands when handling pet food, chews, treats and of course after poop duty.  The FDA recommends a 20-second scrub with hot water and soap (“sing happy birthday twice to time yourself”, is […]

Taste of the Wild, Natural Balance & Others Recalled Due to Salmonella Infection

Late on Friday night, Diamond Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall on dry dog foods manufactured in their South Carolina plant with ‘best by’ dates of December 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013. Several other brands have since issued preventative recalls as well.  The reason for the recalls is contamination by salmonella. 14 people so far, including one person as close as […]