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    Popular Dog Food Brand Recalled after Discovery of Harmful Mistake



    BY PETER MITCHELL
    CONSUMER AUGUST 04, 2017


    One of the more popular dog food brands, Blue Wilderness, has just issued a voluntary recall after a mistake in their ingredients was just discovered. The announcement comes after many other consumer products have also been recalled in past months.


    According to the FDA, Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness® Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.





    For dogs who may be eating this product, they may be experiencing some negative health effects. According to the report, dogs can experience increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. The good news is that if your dog stops eating it immediately then the symptoms should go away on their own.
    For dogs who keep eating this food over a long period of time, the results could be different. According to experts, prolonged consumption could lead to an increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing.
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    I don't use that food, but thanks for the heads up Linda.

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    Blue Buffalo has high lead content in 3 varieties of their dog food, more HERE.

    At Least Three Blue Buffalo Formulas Contained Very High Levels of Lead

    An unnamed independent laboratory tested several of the company’s dog foods and found lead in the following formulas:

    • Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs — 200 parts per billion (ppb) of lead
    • Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs —140 ppb of lead
    • Blue Basics Grain-Free Turkey and Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs — 840 ppb of lead

    As a point of reference, the FDA has set standards that regulate the maximum parts per billion of lead permissible in bottled water at no more than 5 ppb.

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    Geeze, terrible.

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    Blue Buffalo has not been immune to errors in quality control over the past few years. The pet food manufacturer has issued three recalls in 2017 alone, and it now faces a lawsuit that alleges its products have been causing lead poisoning.
    California resident Vladi Zakinov filed a class-action lawsuit against Blue Buffalo after his 4-year-old cocker spaniel-poodle mix, Coco, was stricken with an acute kidney disease and died after eating the food daily.
    Healthy Pets reports that lead was discovered in the dog’s bodily tissues after death. Zakinov’s case blames Blue Buffalo for that death.



    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration sets the permissible amount of lead in a food product at 5 parts per billion, but a third-party lab found excess amounts in the following Blue Buffalo foods:
    Blue Buffalo Product Lead (parts per billion)
    Blue Wilderness Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs 200 ppb
    Blue Freedom Grain-Free Chicken Recipe for Small Breed Adult Dogs 140 ppb
    Blue Basics Grain-Free Turkey and Potato Recipe for Adult Dogs 840 ppb
    Zakinov’s case asserts that Blue Buffalo did not protect its customers from lead poisoning by warning them of lead in their products or the health issues lead-tainted foods can cause. He wants to be paid back for the food he purchased from the company back when he believed its positioning as a healthy and holistic option.
    Source: Vladi Zakinov v. Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc

    He also wants compensation for Coco’s veterinary bills and the loss of his friend.
    LEAD POISONING

    When lead is ingested, it can take the place of zinc and calcium in cells, gradually building up and affecting the gastrointestinal tract and nervous system.
    Source: Pxhere

    PetMD maintains that young animals and dogs are the most common victims of lead poisoning, although cats are also vulnerable.
    Lead poisoning symptoms include:

    • Vomiting
    • Poor appetite
    • Loss of balance
    • Diarrhea
    • Seizures
    • Blindness
    • And eventually, death

    If you notice your pet exhibiting any of these symptoms, call a veterinarian immediately. They will need to understand your pet’s health and environmental history, as well as run a number of tests to see if lead is an issue.



    Pet food has long been a source of worry for pet owners and health officials. Reports of salmonella contamination are frequent and threaten not only animals eating the food but also the owners handling it. Nutritional deficiencies and toxins have been found in pet foods as well — including melamine, which has led to multiple pet deaths.

    http://blog.theanimalrescuesite.com/lead-buffalo/
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