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Merrick Pet Care Recalls Merrick Backcountry and Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Treats

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Merrick Backcountry and Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Treats

May 23, 2018 – Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is voluntarily recalling some of their varieties of dog treats because they might have elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

When dogs have consumed high levels of beef thyroid hormone, they may show these symptoms: restlessness, increased heart rate, increased thirst, increased urination frequency and weight loss. These symptoms may resolve when the consumption decreases. When a dog consumes High levels of beef thyroid hormone over a long period of time the following symptoms may also be visible: labored and rapid breathing, vomiting, diarrhea. You should contact your veterinarian immediately if you see these symptoms.

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Company:

  • Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas

Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz

Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz

Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz

Recalled products:
Item UPC Best Before Date
Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz. 780872510806 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019
Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz. 780872510745 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz. 022808786160 5/1/2019 – 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz. 022808786047 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019
Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz. 022808786078 5/1/2017 – 9/1/2019

What You Should Know Before Buying An Easter Bunny As A Pet

What You Should Know Before Buying An Easter Bunny As A Pet

With Easter just around the corner, and bunnies everywhere you go – decorations, candy, greeting cards – you’re bound to catch bunny fever. While rabbits make excellent housepets for pet parents who do their research, buying a bunny on a whim to celebrate the holiday isn’t a wise idea. If you’re thinking about adopting some-bunny… Continue Reading

Adorable Pets Who Supported The Women’s March In Washington

Adorable Pets Who Supported The Women’s March In Washington

On January 21st and 22nd, it wasn’t just hundreds of thousands of women who marched during 2017 Women’s March on Washington, D.C. A good number of pets were also accompanying their human parents. Dressed up in their cutest clothes and slogans, different pets – mostly dogs – came to march for women’s rights. The ones that really caught the… Continue Reading

Tortoise Gets A New Set Of Wheels After Losing Legs To A Rat Attack

Tortoise Gets A New Set Of Wheels After Losing Legs To A Rat Attack

Mrs. T is a tortoise in Pembroke, West Wales (United Kingdom) who is approximately 90 years old. For all these years she was a perfectly normal tortoise and moved like any other tortoise, in a slow and steady pace. But here recently all that changed when a rat gnawed her legs off while hibernating in a… Continue Reading

Apartment Complexes Using DNA To Match Your Dog To Its Poop

Apartment Complexes Using DNA To Match Your Dog To Its Poop

Warning to dog owners who don’t pick up what their pets leave behind: your dastardly deeds may not longer go undetected. A growing number of North Texas apartment complexes are using DNA testing to trace pets and find owners who ignore poop-scoop regulations. “It should reduce or eliminate dog waste on the property”, predicted Jennifer… Continue Reading