Wellness Dog Food Recall of March 2017

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March 18, 2017 — Wellpet of Tewksbury, MA, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of one canned dog food because it may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.

What’s Being Recalled?

Recalled product includes:

  • Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs
  • Size: 13.2 ounce cans
  • Best-By Dates: 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19

Best-By dates can be found on the bottom of each can.

No other Wellness products are affected.

About the Recall

Elevated levels of thyroid hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with increased thirst and urinary output, restless behavior and weight loss.

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.

Because the recipe is a mixer or topper and intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only, the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote.

WellPet has received no reports of any health problems as a result of feeding the affected recipe.

However, the company is voluntarily recalling three best-by dates as an extra level of precaution.

What to Do?

If you have any of the 13.2 ounce cans of this specific recipe and marked with one of the three best-by dates, please email the company at [email protected]

Or call the company at 877-227-9587.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • Michi Minni
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  • Michi Minni

    She’s getting to be such a “big” girl lol I thought I had this figured out before & I can’t get her new pic. in here duh…

  • Michi Minni

    Thank you Christine!!

  • Michi Minni

    🙂 Thank you! <3

  • Michi Minni

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Michi Minni

    Aww Thank You so much! 🙂

  • Griffy

    I can’t help but smile when I see this. She is a REAL BEAUTY.

  • Pearl Jeffery

    My pet ate some of the wet beff chunks wellness dog food yester marked November 2017 as the expired date and was not feeling well this morring is there another recall going on.it was not a can it was a soft pack of the food

  • Christine Daley

    That’s great Tracy!! Wellness core kibble is also a great dog food. I just preferred a little less carb!! 37% wellness, 30% Orijen!! LOL!!

  • tracy

    I use Wellness Core and I have a 13 1/2 year old English Bulldog that has lived 5 1/2 years over her life expectancy. She is doing wonderful and my vet says she is very healthy other than having an allergy to the pollen here (which is bad in the south).

  • Christine Daley

    No I am not. Just like the quality of the product!! I have 3 labs whom I love very much and only want to feed them the best!! I also use primal raw and ziwi peak canned. All I can say is my pups have beautiful skin and coats, maintain their weight, no yeasty ears or feet, no itching or scratching, perfect blood work!!! Very happy with my choices for them!! LOL!!

  • tracy

    Christine you must be a sales rep for Orijen.

  • Crazy4cats

    Super cute!

  • Michi Minni

    I hope I did it right, I posted a couple pictures of her. One with her giant Daddy too lol 🙂

  • Michi Minni

    I hope I did it right, I posted a couple pictures of her. One with her giant Daddy too lol

  • Michi Minni
  • Michi Minni

    🙂 Thank you!! 🙂

  • Michi Minni

    Thank you! 🙂

  • Crazy4cats

    Good luck with your pup. You are awesome for adopting her!

  • aimee

    Hi Michi Minni,

    Please check with your vet in before feeding ZiwiPeak or Orijen to your dog. I’d consider ZIWIPeak Venison air dried and canned to be high fat diets and inappropriate for a dog who needs a low fat diet.

  • Michi Minni

    Thank you, Christine, you are a life saver. I just rescued a tiny little Chihuahua and she has some medical issues. I have to feed her low-fat high protein my vet said as her blood work showed elevated pancreas levels plus she always has a sensitive digestion. So skinny when I got her and she is the runt of the bunch, out of all 13 of them. It’s no wonder if she has been sensitive, she had only gotten up to 4.2 pounds when the rescue got her and is 1 & 1/2 years old. We got her up to 5.1 pounds 2&1/2 months in. Then we had her teeth cleaned and they found a herniated umbilical, the antibiotics really got her digestive system all messed up. That’s the only reason she is on the proplan vet. EN naturals. I did transition her to the wellness core reduced fat before that. I am looking forward to trying the ZiwiPeak Venison, and am off to choose an Orijen dry as well 🙂

  • MadameMidlifeCrisis

    PHEW! My girl prefers poultry & fowl so we’re in the clear.

  • Christine Daley

    Absolutely not. Personally I use Orijen not Acana. But that certainly is not acceptable even though Acana is less exiensive than Orijen. Acana is less expensive because it contains less protein but should be of same quality. That person should definitely contact their customer service. I have never had an issue like that!!

  • aimee

    Hi Christine Daley,

    I haven’t used champion products so I don’t have any first hand experience. Is the amount of hair that this person posted about typical of their product?
    http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/forums/topic/acana-food-a-lot-of-hair-found/#post-96775

  • Michele Gray

    For me its the laying there and i cant sleep…..and yes Im wearing blue ray glasses.

  • boxer lover

    I like your idea about having a FB page!!!

  • boxer lover

    I’m so sorry you lost your baby!!! Can I ask what kind of Origen you gave your dog?

  • boxer lover

    Christine since your so well versed on Orijen food…I have a question. I went to Chewy.com and was reading the reviews and someone had said that the food sold by Chewy for Orijen no longer comes from Canada and the Canada food is better? Do you know anything about this??

  • boxer lover

    thank u – thank u!!!!!

  • boxer lover

    Oh thank you Christine for all the info!!! Your so helpful!! 😉

  • Christine Daley

    Also the Ziwi peak canned. Also a great food!!

  • Christine Daley

    Welcome. All dogs are different. Ziwi peak air dried food should be a wonderful selection!!

  • Christine C Marooney

    In that case you’re correct, I am VERY FUNNY. But I am not paid, perhaps that’s a projection on your part.

  • Christine C Marooney

    Hysterical (adj.) causing unrestrained laughter; very funny:

  • boxer lover

    Awe!! Nice looking pups!!! A couple of them look like they are smiling!! They look very healthy – It shows!!
    Good Job Mom!!!!!

  • boxer lover

    Lol…that’s awesome Christine!! Thanks for doing all the homework for me!!! It really helps when you get tips for people like you and it’s much appreciated!! I’ve already gone on to Chewy and checked into the Ziwi and going to be ordering some soon. A few years ago I tried the Orijen…my babies got sick 🙁
    Raw food my boxer doesn’t like 🙁
    I cant thank you enough for your help!!!

  • Christine Daley

    Also investigating the source of ingredients, where manufactured and by whom!! I love my pups with my whole heart and I have no intention of putting them in jeopardy because of my own stupidity and lack of knowledge!! Not happening!!

  • Christine Daley

    Welcome!! Orijen, primal raw, and Ziwi peak!! The best i assure you!! I am a walking encyclopedia when it comes to dog food!! Months of research and it continues. Know anyone that has looked up every ingredient and I mean every one on a bag or can of dog food!! Well you just met one!! LOL!!

  • Griffy

    Thank you very much.