Yesterday, Wellness Dog Food announced a voluntary recall of its Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs because it may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
Recalled Product Details:
• Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz
• Best-By Dates of 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19, located on the bottom of the can
Elevated levels of this hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with increased thirst, increased urinary output, restless behavior and weight loss.
Wellness has received no reports of any health problems as a result of feeding this recipe. No other Wellness products are affected.
Given that the recipe is a mixer or topper and intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only, the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote. Multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible as soon as the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone.
Even though the chance of a dog being affected is remote, Wellness is voluntarily recalling this recipe and only these three best-by dates as an extra precaution.
If you have any of the 13.2 oz recipe with these three best-by dates, please email Wellness at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 1-877-227-9587.