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Blue Buffalo Recalls Wet Dog Food for Potentially Elevated Levels of Hormones

The affected products were distributed nationally through pet retailers and online stores
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The company recommends that consumers who have purchased affected food should dispose of the product or return it for a full refund.

Blue Buffalo, a company that aims to provide “the highest quality natural ingredients” in its pet food, has voluntarily recalled its “BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs” due to potentially elevated levels of “naturally occurring” beef thyroid hormones, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

The recall is limited to one production lot of the wet food with UPC code 840243101153 and the “best by” date (which can be found on the bottom of the can) of June 7, 2019.

If high levels of beef thyroid hormones are ingested, dogs can exhibit symptoms including thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate, and restlessness. Long-term consumption of the hormone may bring about symptoms including vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficult breathing.

According to the FDA, one consumer reported similar symptoms in one dog, but the pup is said to have recovered.

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