You might want to pass on the Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits and Skippy dog food brands for now. These major brands, owned by J. M. Smucker, have all been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration after they were found containing small amounts of a euthanasia drug.
"The FDA's preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets," the FDA said in a statement. "However, pentobarbital should never be present in pet food and products containing any amount of pentobarbital are considered to be adulterated."
The recall is for these brands that have been manufactured in 2016 through the present. Though consuming a large amount of this drug can cause coma and death, don't panic -- if your dog has ingested food from these three brands, the FDA says the contamination is so minimal that there is no health risk to the pet.
However, the FDA says to contact your veterinarian immediately if your pet begins showing symptoms of illness including drowsiness, dizziness, inability to stand, loss of balance, nausea and nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner).
This isn't the first time a dog food has been recalled because of the presence of a euthanasia drug. One year ago, another dog food brand, Against the Grain Pet Food Inc., issued a recall after five dogs got sick and one dog died after consumption, according to Gizmodo.
So before you feed Fido, check your brand.
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