Just two months after several pugs became ill from after eating pet food that had been contaminated with a common euthanasia drug, another pet food company has recalled its own products for containing the same chemical.
According to KDVR, the Party Animal pet food company has recalled its Cocolicious Beef & Turkey and Cocolicious Chicken & Beef organic pet food after samples tested positive for pentobarbital, the same euthanasia drug that was found earlier this year in Evanger’s Hunk of Beef dog food.
“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,” Party Animal said in a statement.
In the Evanger’s case, several pugs in one household were sickened after eating the contaminated food, and one later died. Only one animal was reportedly affected by the contaminated Party Animal food, and the company says it has since tested other lots and varieties of beef-flavored dog food and it all tested negative for the presence of pentobarbital.