The Blue Buffalo Company has recently announced two separate recalls of cat and dog food products. A customer complaint has led the company to recall certain lots of its Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe treats.
An FDA inspection revealed that one bag of cat treats contained the chemical propylene glycol. The company then decided to recall the affected lot “out of an abundance of caution.” The affected treats are in a plastic stand up pouch that is 2 ounces. The specific code dates for the recall are:
• Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: April 24, 2016; and
• Blue Kitty Yums Tasty Chicken Recipe, UPC: 859610007820 – Best If Used By: July 24, 2016.
A cat that has consumed propylene glycol may show signs of muscle movement issues, excessive thirst, and urination; the cat may also appear to be depressed. The company is asking that you seek veterinary treatment for your cat if he or she has eaten the affected treats.
In addition to this recall, the company has also recalled its Cub Size Wild Chews Bone for dogs because of a possible salmonella contamination. These dog bones were sold in California, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. The products were distributed to these areas beginning November 19th.
If your pet is infected with salmonella, they will show symptoms including abdominal pain, decreased appetite, diarrhea, fatigue, and fever. Salmonella can also infect those who handle “contaminated pet products” through skin contact.
Blue Buffalo Company has stated that anyone who has purchased any of these products should discard them immediately and contact the company for a full refund.