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Pet Food Recall & Food Brand List

Dog TreatsThe nightmare for pet owners continues to grow with the latest news that melamine has been found in and is believed to have contaminated rice protein concentrate used to make a variety of Natural Balance Pet Foods products:

An industrial chemical that led to the nationwide recall of more than 100 brands of cat and dog food has turned up in a second pet food ingredient imported from China.

The discovery expands the monthlong cascade of recalls to include more brands and varieties of pet foods and treats tainted by the chemical.

So far the list of dog food brands that have been recalled:

  • Americas Choice, Preferred Pet
  • Authority
  • Award
  • Best Choice
  • Big Bet
  • Big Red
  • Bloom
  • Cadillac
  • Champion Breed Lg Biscuit
  • Champion Breed Peanut Butter Biscuits
  • Companion
  • Companion’s Best Multi-Flavor Biscuit
  • Companion/Giant Companion
  • Companion/Giant Companion/Tops Companion
  • Companion/Tops Companion
  • Demoulas Market Basket
  • Dollar General
  • Eukanuba Dog Bites in Gravy
  • Eukanuba Dog Chunks in Gravy
  • Food Lion
  • Giant Companion
  • Giant Companion/Tops Companion
  • Gravy Train
  • Grreat Choice
  • Hannaford
  • Happy Tails
  • Hill Country Fare
  • Hy-Vee
  • Iams Dog Chunks
  • Iams Dog Select Bites
  • Iams Dog Small Bites
  • Jerky Treats
  • Laura Lynn
  • Loving Meals
  • Meijer’s Main Choice
  • Mighty Dog
  • Mixables
  • Natural Way
  • Nutriplan
  • Nutro
  • Nutro – Ultra
  • Nutro Max
  • Nutro Natural Choice
  • Nuture
  • Ol’ Roy
  • Ol’ Roy 4-Flavor Lg Biscuits
  • Ol’ Roy Canada
  • Ol’ Roy Peanut Butter Biscuits
  • Ol’ Roy Puppy
  • Ol’Roy US
  • Paws
  • Perfect Pals Large Biscuits
  • Pet Essentials
  • Pet Life
  • Pet Pride / Good n Meaty
  • Presidents Choice
  • Price Chopper
  • Priority Canada
  • Priority US
  • Publix
  • Roche Brothers
  • Save-A-Lot Choice Morsels
  • Schnuck’s
  • Shep Dog
  • Springfield Prize
  • Sprout
  • Stater Brothers
  • Stater Brothers Large Biscuits
  • Stop & Shop Companion
  • Stop & Shop Companion/Giant Companion
  • Tops Companion
  • Wegmans Bruiser
  • Weis Total Pet
  • Western Family US
  • White Rose
  • Winn Dixie
  • Your Pet

If you don’t see the brand of dog food that you feed your dog listed here, double check for the latest info at the FDA pet food recall list. You can also find recalled cat food brands on that page. Safest bets would be to search by the UPS code found on the packaging or by brand name.

What can you do to protect your pet?

If your dog or cat is sick and you’re concerned that it may be due to eating contaminated food, visit this news page for information about the symptoms: Pet Food Recall: Advice for Pet Owners

Some of the reports have been mentioning pets showing symptoms of vomiting, lethargy and unwillingness to eat. Kidney failure is a very serious condition and can affect cats or dogs. It can develop rapidly or take place over a long period of time. Symptoms include an increased water intake, increased volumes of urination, anorexia, vomiting and lethargy. If they see any of those signs, they should take their pet to the veterinarian as soon as they can.

If your pet has become sick from tainted pet food, please consider visiting American Veterinary Medical Association and their page How to submit samples, report cases related to adulterated pet food

One of the most common questions being directed to the Food and Drug Administration during the pet food recall has been about data on the number of cats and dogs that have died after ingesting products formulated with adulterated wheat gluten.

But as Dr. Stephen F. Sundlof, director of the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine, explained at an April 5 press conference, a prerequisite for estimating the deaths is defining what constitutes a confirmed case—referred to as a case definition.

More Sources of Information:

USA Today
Owners watching pets closely after food recall

Keep informed about the latest news about the pet food recall by watching the news updates online via Yahoo! here: News Search Results for “pet food recall”