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.
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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.