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Pet Food Lawsuit

Pet Food Lawsuit

A growing number of recalls have been issued for cat food and dog food that is contaminated with horse meat, deadly euthanasia drugs, beef thyroid hormones, metal pieces, and bacteria.

What You Can Do & How We Can Help

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pet food induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your dog or cat got sick or died from eating recalled pet food, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

Party Animal Cocolicious Dog Food Recall

Recall for Cocolicious Dog FoodIn April 2017, a recall was issued for two lots of Cocolicious canned dog food made by Party Animal after it tested positive for pentobarbital at a laboratory at Texas A&M. There was one report of a pet who experienced discomfort after eating the product.

The recalled dog food was manufactured in 2015 and more recent products have tested negative for pentobarbital. The following products are included in the recall:

  • 3-ounce cans of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019)
  • 13-ounce cans of Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019).

Evanger’s and Against the Grain Dog Food Recall

Dog Food Recall
In February 2017, Evanger’s and “Against the Grain” recalled a limited amount of canned dog food after several dogs got sick or died. In March 2017, the recall expanded to include all “chunk beef” dog food, including:

  • Evanger’s Hunk of Beef
  • Evanger’s Braised Beef
  • Against the Grain Pulled Beef

Tests Find Horse Meat, Deadly Drugs in Dog Food

Tests found horse meat and pentobarbital, a deadly euthanasia drug for horses, in unopened cans of Evanger’s and Against the Grain canned dog food. The FDA received 10 complaints, including a report of a pug named Talulah who died after eating Evanger’s “Hunk of Beef” on New Year’s Eve.

Symptoms of Pentobarbital Exposure

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Excitement
  • Falling over
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Jerking eye movements
  • Coma
  • Death

Beef Thyroid Hormones Can Kill Your Pet

The FDA warned veterinarians and pet owners that some commercial brands of dog and cat food have dangerously high levels of beef thyroid hormones.

The problem was discovered after 3 dogs were diagnosed with hyperthyroidism after eating certain brands of canned dog food. Tests on those products found beef thyroid hormones and iodine, which means the food was made with livestock gullets (throat meat).

Thyroid hormones get into pet food when slaughterhouses do not completely remove the thyroid gland from the gullet. The thyroid gland is not allowed in meat for human or animal consumption.

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms

Dogs who consume high levels of beef thyroid hormones can develop heart damage. It can also cause death. The symptoms may include:

  • Excessive thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Weight loss
  • Eating more than usual
  • Restlessness
  • Hyperactivity
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fast breathing
  • Trouble breathing
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

WellPet Wellness Dog Food RecallWellPet Dog Food Recalled for Injury Risk

WellPet issued a recall after tests found beef thyroid hormones in Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs with “Best-By” dates of 02FEB19, 29AUG19, and 30AUG19 printed on the bottom of the can, and UPC #076344894506.

Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall

Blue Buffalo Recalls Canned Dog Food

Blue Buffalo issued a recall after tests found beef thyroid hormones in 12.5-oz cans of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs with a “Best-By” date of June 7, 2019 printed on the bottom of the can and UPC #840243101153.

$32 Million Blue Buffalo Class Action Settlement

In 2016, Blue Buffalo paid the largest-ever pet food settlement — $32 million was paid to more than 100,000 consumers who joined a class action lawsuit against the company for falsely advertising pet food as “poultry byproduct-free” when it did in fact contain poultry byproducts.

Pig Ears Recalled for Salmonella Risk

EuroCan Manufacturing issued a recall in March 2017 after certain pig ears for dogs tested positive for Salmonella, a bacteria that can cause food poisoning in dogs or people who touch the pig ears. The recall involves Lot Number 84 of 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of pig ears sold under the Barnsdale Farms®, Barnsdale Farms®-Select, Houndstooth® and Mac’s Choice® brands.

PetSmart Grreat Choice Dog Food Recall Recall for PetSmart Dog Food

PetSmart issued a recall in February 2017 after a customer complained about finding pieces of metal in “Grreat Choice® Canned Dog Food.” No injuries were reported.

Do I have a Pet Food Lawsuit?

The Schmidt Firm, PLLC is currently accepting pet food induced injury cases in all 50 states. If your dog or cat got sick or died from eating recalled pet food, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at (866) 920-0753.

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