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Blue Buffalo Dog Food Recall Issued Due to Thyroid Hormones

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Blue Buffalo recently issued a voluntary recall of one of their dog food, saying it can make pets sick from ingesting the product. Fox 13 explains that the “elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones” in the food isn’t healthy for dogs.

It’s a very specific lot of the Blue Buffalo food that contains the high hormones. Dog Food Advisor writes out the details as:

• BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet
• Food for Adult Dogs
• Size: 12.5 ounce can
• UPC Code: 840243101153
Best-By Date: June 7, 2019 (bottom of can)

Customers should either toss the product or inquire with Blue Buffalo about getting a full refund by calling (866) 201-9072 or emailing [email protected]

So far, the FDA has only heard from one pet owner who says that their dog experienced any side effects. The pet has since recovered, but going through the illness certainly isn’t comfortable. A dog might have an increased heart rate, thirst and urination, and overall restlessness.

Blue Buffalo has discontinued the line of product that had the thyroid hormone issue, but commenters on the Dog Food Advisor board are still buzzing about the severity of the issue. Some swear by the Blue Buffalo brand while others say their pets have fallen ill after trying their products, as well.