Party Animal, a popular organic brand of dog food has issued a massive recall after some of their food tested possible for a drug containing euthanasia, which has been spread through their dog food cans.
The West Hollywood-based firm recalled 13 ounce cans of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food and Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food. If you have them, throw them out. If your pet seems to be sick or acting strangely, take them to the vet.
A customer in Texas brought the contamination to the attention of the company after a dog she was fostering suddenly became ill and died. That’s when she had the food tested.
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A website called TruthAboutPetFood says it saw the test results.
The customer in Texas had the food tested because her foster dog got sick.
Party Animal said they were sorry about the ‘discomfort’ experienced by pets and are taking the matter seriously.
‘The safety of pets is and always will be our first priority. We sincerely regret the reports of the discomfort experienced by the pet who consumed this food. As pet parents ourselves, we take this matter seriously,’ company officials said in a statement.
Party Animal said it has requested the results of the Texas woman’s test and also requested that all retailers and ‘pet parents’ that have the affected lot numbers sent them to the company for further testing.
The company also stressed the samples in question had been made in 2015.
They insisted they sampled ‘many lots’ of more recently-made beef flavors and were clear of any contaminants.
Party Animal, founded by Daryl and Shawna Abrams, markets itself as a small, organic company that makes its pet food ‘hand crafted in small batches & made with LOVE!’
The company says most of its meat is sourced from the United States.
Although the company did not theorize how the drug may have gotten into its pet food, in 2002, the FDA issued a statement that trace amounts of pentobarbital can sometimes be found in dog food that is made from rendered meat, or the carcasses of euthanized animals.