Dog food is not exempt when it comes to food contamination, and unfortunately, it happens more often than it should.
Just a few days ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled pet food products from four different brands after six pets died or became ill. According to Time, they believe products from the companies Redbarn Pet Products, Raw For Paws Dog Food, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products, and ZooLogics Pet Food may have come in contact with salmonella.
Around the same time news broke out about the possible salmonella contamination in pet food products, the FDA also learned some more frightening news about what may be lingering in our beloved canine’s food.
Nikki Mael was feeding her five dogs a can of Evanger’s pet food when they all suddenly started falling ill on New Year’s Eve 2016.
“They were falling over. They were running into the walls. They were convulsing,” she told ABC7. She sent what remained of the food to get tested, which revealed that her dogs consumed pentobarbital, which is a euthanasia drug.
Pet consumer advocates conducted further investigation by testing dozens of wet dog food from different brands, discovering that many of them were positive for the lethal drug.
Now the FDA is warning pet owners to avoid certain dog food brands…