Sure, we know some dog food brands are better than other, but have you ever stopped to wonder if that fresh can of wet food might be what puts your dog to death? While we assume most foods are safe, things like this can happen at any point and are a lot more common than they should be.
While this story is not as recent as some, it is one that hits close to home for many of us as there was recently another recall on dog food that had been found to have euthanasia drugs within. Nikki Mael, owner of several pugs from Washington noticed her dogs became ill shortly after ingesting a can of Evanger’s canned dog food. While three of them were able to recover one was not. Sadly, Talula passed away after having eaten most of the food.
Mael told KATU as follows about the devastating events:
“They were falling over. So I grabbed them all and took them to the emergency vet. And when they got there, they were just limp. They weren’t moving or anything. And so they were in ICU. Tito and Talula ate the most [food] and Talula passed away,”
— Bob Heye (@BobHeye) January 3, 2017
Now. mid-February of this year, low levels of the drug pentobarbital was found in cans of gravy train dog food according to the FDA. And this is something that would basically cause the same symptoms as what occurred with Taloula and the others. While these levels were low any level of this drug at all is a violation of the food, drug, and cosmetic act.
What happened to Talula was terrible and as a fellow dog parent, I could not imagine having to go through that or see my furbabies go through that. This is something that should never happen.
(Image Via: Nikki Mael/ KATU)