Okaw Veterinary Clinic

140 W. Sale
Tuscola, IL 61953

(217)253-3221

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Pet Treat and Food Recalls

Pet Food and Treat Recalls

2/16/18 J.D. Smucker Co. has withdrawn certain shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, Skippy and Ol' Roy canned dog food because it has small amounts of pentobarbital. Pentobarbital is a medication used to euthanize animals. This food is being withdrawn from the market, it is not being recalled.

The pentobarbital was found during an investigation by a news station, WJLA, in Washington DC. They found traces of pentobarbital in Gravy Train. An FDA spokesperson told Food Safety News that the agency’s “…preliminary evaluation of the testing results of Gravy Train samples indicates that the low level of pentobarbital present in the withdrawn products is unlikely to pose a health risk to pets.

Affected Foods and Flavors:

  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with T-Bone Flavor Chunks
  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Strips
  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Lamb and Rice Chunks
  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Beef Chunks
  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. with Chicken Chunks
  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy Stew
  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chicken, Beef & Liver Medley
  • Gravy Train 13.2 oz. Chunks in Gravy with Beef Chunks
  • Gravy Train 22 oz. with Chicken Chunks
  • Gravy Train 22 oz. with Beef Chunks
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Burger Bacon Cheese and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety 12-Pack
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Meatball Pasta and Turkey Bacon Vegetable Variety Pack
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Beef, Chicken, Vegetable, Burger Bacon Cheese and Beef Vegetable Variety Pack
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Wet Variety Pack
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Beef & Vegetable in Gravy
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Bistro Tender Cuts with Real Turkey, Bacon & Vegetable in Gravy
  • Kibbles ‘N Bits 13.2 oz. Chef’s Choice Homestyle Tender Slices with Real Beef, Chicken & Vegetables in Gravy
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts in Gravy with Beef & Bone Marrow
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Select Cuts with Burgers & Cheese Bits
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Smoky Turkey & Bacon
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef & Chicken
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy 3 in 1 Chicken, Beef & Liver
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Chunks in Gravy Chunky Stew
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Chicken
  • Skippy 13.2 oz, Premium Chunks in Gravy with Beef
  • Skippy 13.2 oz. Premium Strips in Gravy with Beef
  • Ol’ Roy 13.2 oz Turkey Bacon Strips

If you are feeding your pet any of these foods, contact the company to see if your food is affected at 800-828-9980 or http://www.bigheartpet.com/Contact/ContactUs.aspx

For more information about the withdrawl, visit Food Safety News's website

2/16/18 Smokehouse Pet Products has voluntarily recalled Beefy Munchies treats because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The treats are sold in bags and tubs.

All sizes and lot numbers are being recalled.

Pets who are sick with Salmonella can have the following symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and not wanting to eat. If your pet has eaten the recalled food and has any of these symptoms, call us. People can also get sick with Salmonella when they handle the chews. Symptoms include: fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and headache.

If you have recalled treats, do not feed it to your pet. Bring it back to the place where you bought it for a refund. If you have you have any questions contact the company at 877-699-7387. For more information about the recall, visit the FDA's website.

2/14/18 Redbarn Pet Products has voluntarily recalled 7-inch Bully Sticks because they may be contaminated with Salmonella. They are sold in 3 packs.

The affected sticks are sold in in a 2.4 oz bag with an expiration date of 112120ABC.

Pets who are sick with Salmonella can have the following symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and not wanting to eat. If your pet has eaten the recalled food and has any of these symptoms, call us. People can also get sick with Salmonella when they handle the chews. Symptoms include: fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and headache.

If you have recalled treats, do not feed it to your pet. Bring it back to the place where you bought it for a refund. If you have you have any questions contact the company at info@redbarninc.com or 800-775-3849. For more information about the recall, visit Redbarn's website or the FDA's website.

2/12/18 Raw for Paws has recalled their Ground Turkey Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. The food is sold in 1 and 5 lb tubes.

The tubes have lot codes of 9900008, 9900009, 9900014 and 9900015. The tubes are sold in cases and combo packs. The cases have a manufacture date of 10/12/17. The combo packs have a manufacture dates between 10/12/17 and 2/2/18.

Pets who are sick with Salmonella can have the following symptoms: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy and not wanting to eat. If your pet has eaten the recalled food and has any of these symptoms, call us. People can also get sick with Salmonella when they handle the food. Symptoms include: fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps and headache.

If you have recalled food, do not feed it to your pet. Call the company at 612-465-0372 for instructions on return or disposal. For more information, visit the FDA's website.

1/22/18 JustFoodForDogs has voluntarily recalled three flavors of JustFoodForDogs because it may be contaminated with Listeria. The food is sold in frozen bags. All sizes are affected by the recall.

The affected flavors include:

  • Turducken with a best by date of 11/01/18 through 01/14/19
  • Beef & Russet Potato with a best by date of 11/01/18 through 01/14/19
  • Fish & Sweet Potato with a best by date of 11/01/18 through 01/14/19

Pets who become sick with Listeria can have the following symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, not eating, fever, laying around, lack of coordination and a stiff neck. If your pet has eaten the recalled food and has any of these symptoms, call us. People can also become sick when handling the food.

If you have food affected by this recall, do not feed it to your pet. Contact the company for a refund. Email the at support@justfoodfordogs.com and include your first and last name on the account.

For more information, visit JustFoodForDogs's Facebook page and FDA's website.

Illini Cat Show

Illini Cat Club ShowDr. Foote and Debbie will be speaking at the Illini Cat Show this year. The Cat Show will be held at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Urbana on Saturday March 3rd from 10 am - 4 pm and Sunday March 4th from 9 am - 3 pm. For more info about the show, visit the Illini Cat Club's facebook page.

Saturday Topics presented by Debbie
11 am  Low Stress Care for Cats at Home
12 pm  What is Low Stress Care at the Vet
1 pm  How to Give Medications at Home the Low Stress Way
2 pm  Aging Cats Quality of Life
3 pm  Question and Answer - open discussion

Sunday Topics presented by Dr. Foote
10 am  Low Stress Care for Cats at Home
11 pm  What is Low Stress Care at the Vet
12 pm  How to Give Medications at Home the Low Stress Way
1 pm  Aging Cats Quality of Life
2 pm  Question and Answer - open discussion

Know Your Pet

Dr. Foote has started a blog to give you a place to not only get information, but to ask questions, comment and share this information with your friends. The focus of the blog is to help you understand why specifically pets do what they do. To get to know your pet and also have ideas about what will help your pet. Check out her blog here. She is looking forward to your comments.