Dog food recalled for possible presence of euthanasia drug

Dog food recalled for possible presence of euthanasia drug

Dog food recalled for possible presence of euthanasia drug

Party Animal, Inc. has recalled two varieties of organic dog food after samples tested positive for the euthanasia drug, pentobarbital.

The specific products being recalled are the 13-ounce Cocolicious Beef & Turkey (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce Cocolicious Chicken & Beef (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019).

The only reported incident was in Texas, however, the brand is sold in a few stores in Central New York.

Anyone who has either of these two dog foods with the affected lots can return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Party Animal says it is working with retailers to determine if there are any more affected products and has submitted many recent lots of their beef flavored dog food for testing that have all showed negative results for pentobarbital.

They also have asked all retailers to send the returned and unsold cans for independent testing. The company, however, has not disclosed the amount of the drug found in the Texas sample.

When the company saw the formal report from the testing on the customer's samples, it says it made a decision to expand the recall to include all retailers. The items were manufactured and distributed in 2015. "As pet parents ourselves, we take this matter seriously".

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