One recipe of Canned Topper for Dogs recalled due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone

Festus iyorah – Fourth Estate Contributor

Tewksbury, MA, United States (4E) – WellPet has voluntarily recalling a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

The company says one recipe have the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

Elevated levels may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with anxiousness, increased thirst, increased urinary output and weight loss.

However, with prolonged consumption these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. Although multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible once the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone.

WellPet of three dogs that were affected. WellPet immediately initiated an investigation, and based on follow-up research, decided to recall the lots in question. The dogs are now fully recovered and doing well.

“Please know that safeguarding the health and wellbeing of pets is of the utmost importance to us,” said Camelle Kent, chief executive officer of WellPet, the maker of Wellness products.

“We fully intend on maintaining the trust you have placed in us to keep your pets healthy and happy, and are removing this product as part of our ongoing commitment to quality and food safety.”

The recipe is a mixer or topper and is intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only; the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote. Even though the chance of a dog being affected is unlikely, WellPet is voluntarily recalling this recipe. No other Wellness products are affected. Affected products were distributed at pet specialty retailers throughout North America and online.

The products involve Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs – 13.2 oz, Can with the UPC: 0 76344 89450 6

Consumers with any of the 13.2 oz recipe, please email WellPet at wecare@wellpet.com or call 1-877-227-9587. For more information, please visit WellPet’s website for a letter from the CEO.

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