A recent FDA warning prompted pet owners to change their dog food brands. Pentobarbital, a sedative used for pet euthanasia, has been found in canned dog food produced by J.M. Smucker, the company that owns Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, and other popular brands. The FDA began investigating the problem Friday and has recalled certain lots of the canned wet dog food.
A recall has been issued for over 100 million cans of dog food manufactured by Big Heart Pet Brands. The pet food contaminated with pentobarbital has been linked to several incidents of sickened and dead dogs. As this chemical is used in euthanasia and anesthesia, it can also be found in a wide range of other products. In this case, the contaminated food was distributed to dogs across the United States and Canada.
J.M. Smucker Company
The FDA has confirmed the presence of pentobarbital in the wet dog food produced by the J.M. Smucker Company. The company has recalled several varieties of pet foods and is offering full refunds. In addition to the recall, the company has issued an apology letter to pet owners, requesting that the dogs be given full refunds. The retraction of these products has also prompted a widespread boycott of pet food from all companies.