All pet owners treat their furry family members to new toys, treats, collars, food, beds, and dental sticks on a regular basis, but not many of us know that some of these products get recalled just a few days or weeks after we get them for our darlings. These items get recalled because further tests or customer and vet feedback show that they are dangerous, and some of them can seriously harm or even kill your pet.
Please also remember to check where the product you are buying was produced. In the US, the FDA regulates the pet market and ensures that all products are properly tested before they can be sold. There are no or only very basic pet safety regulations in many other countries, and products imported from outside of the US can be toxic, poisonous, and harmful in many ways. For a list of toxic ingredients that should be avoided, please visit: https://www.rover.com/blog/toxic-pet-toys-beds-safety-guide/
MEDICATIONS, OILS, AND SUPPLEMENTS
Cat and dog hemp oil tinctures and all products containing hemp oil due to excess of lead;
Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride injection (two lots) recalled by Fresenius Kabi due to cross-contamination with lidocaine;
Champion Meat Goat Pellets R20, medicated feed (510 x 50 lbs bags), recalled by CHS Nutrition due to elevated level of Rumensin (monensin);
Ranitidine products (Zantac) recalled by the FDA due to contamination with N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA);
Taro Pharmaceuticals phenytoin oral suspension USP, 125 mg/5ml recalled due to possible under- or overdosing;
Nutrebeef® Transition Pellet (one lot) recalled by Cargill due to elevated levels of monesin;
Mylan Pharmaceuticals recalled nizatidine capsules due to potential NDMA (Nitrosodimethylamine) impurity;
Mirtazapine tablets recalled by Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. due to a label error on declared strength.
Western Family Pig Ear Treats brand pig ear treats;
Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe;
Nature’s Menu® Super Premium with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail.
Thank you for caring about your pet enough to read through this post, you are a great pet parent! We wish you a safe and healthy rest of the year, and hope you have a fabulous Thanksgiving and Christmas this year!