Wet Noses Natural Dog Food Recall Alert: Potential Contamination In Dog Treats
Which Wet Noses Natural Dog Food Have Been Recalled?
For dog owners that treat their pups to the products of Wet Noses Natural Dog Treat Company, there is a recall that may be important. On August 13, 2021, close to 51,000 packages of Simply Nourish frozen dog food were under recall due to elevated levels of Vitamin D in the product.
The recalled products are marketed and sold in both 2lb and 4.5lb packages. The products are associated with specific “Best By” dates. To determine if your product is potentially contaminated, please see the full list of affected foods below:
Please note, there have been no illnesses reported to date, nor have any other products been affected by the recall.
|Product Name||Net Weight||UPC||Best By Range|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies||2 lb||73725792262||11/10/2022-1/12/2023|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Chicken & Veggies||4.5 lb||73725792264||11/10/2022-1/12/2023|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley||2 lb||73725792266||11/10/2022-1/12/2023|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Beef & Barley||4.5 lb||73725792267||11/10/2022-1/12/2023|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato||2 lb||73725792260||11/10/2022-1/12/2023|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Turkey & Sweet Potato||4.5 lb||73725792263||11/10/2022-1/12/2023|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies||2 lb||73725792079||8/26/2022-1/13/2023|
|Simply Nourish Frozen Pork & Veggies||4.5 lb||73725792078||8/26/2022-1/13/2023|
Why Were The Dog Treats Recalled?
Routine nutrition tests are performed throughout the manufacturing process to ensure proper levels of all nutrients in the products. During a standard nutrition test, there were elevated levels of Vitamin D in Simply Nourish products, specifically their frozen food.
What Caused The Recall?
Following the subsequent investigation, the company found that “the problem arose as a result of the vitamin mix dosage being significantly reduced by the vitamin mix manufacturer, and this change was not detected or properly communicated.”
Due to this, the dosage was not reduced and resulted in elevated Vitamin D levels.
Where Was The Food Sold? What Do I Do With The Food Now?
All of the affected Simply Nourish products were distributed to and sold by various PetSmart locations nationwide. The recommended guidance is to immediately stop feeding the recalled food to your dog and return it to the original purchase location for a full refund.
What Do I Need To Know About Vitamin D Toxicity In Dogs?
A healthy level of Vitamin D is a part of your dog’s well-being and is taken care of by their standard diet. However, if you are concerned your dog may be experiencing increased levels, they will begin exhibiting symptoms. The symptoms may include vomiting, loss of appetite, increased thirst and urination, excessive drooling, and unexpected weight loss.
Though it is rare, dogs that consume high levels of Vitamin D over a long duration can begin to experience serious health issues, including but not limited to kidney failure and untimely death.
If your dog is exhibiting any of the symptoms above after consuming the products, you should contact your veterinarian.
A Company Message And Contact Information
The company released a message stating, “We care deeply about our customers and their pets, and have put corrective actions into place to ensure this issue does not reoccur. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.”
If consumers wish to contact the company with any questions or concerns, they may do so at 800-938-6673 Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm PST.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your local area. You may also go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
Canadian citizens can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.