Iams Withdraws Shakeables Brand Dog Treats


March 2013 – According to a news bulletin just discovered by our staff and published by PetSmart on its website some time earlier this month…
Iams Shakeables Turkey Dog Treats

“Proctor and Gamble has issued a voluntary market withdrawal of Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats with certain ‘Impacted Lot Numbers’ listed below. These treats are being voluntarily withdrawn due to potential for mold growth.”

According to the retailer, no other products are affected. Proctor and Gamble claims it has not received any reports of human or pet illnesses.

What Products Are Being Withdrawn?

Iams Shakeables Dog Treats Recall Lot Codes

To identify the affected lots, consumers should refer to the first 4 numbers of the second line on the bottom of the can.

Iams Shakeables Can Bottom

What to Do?

The bulletin warns users to stop feeding the affected products and to return any remaining Iams Shakeables Turkey and Lamb Dog Treats affected by the voluntary withdrawal to their closest PetSmart store for a full refund.

Readers with questions about this event are invited to call Proctor and Gamble (Iams) at 877-894-4458.

You 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.

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  • K

    mine too! I had previously (5 or 6 months ago) tried the lamb treats and my dog liked them so last week I saw that the chicken were 50% off at the store and I got them, I gave my girl 1 and she vomited twice that evening and was slightly lathargic the next day, I tossed them anyway after that but now I know for sure it was the treats!

  • Lesley Shaffer.

    A “Greenie” killed my beautiful little Westie, those things are lethal?

  • Sweetface

    Thought it interesting to note Fromm Farms is also a major fur producing company. So they have indeed done alot of research on healthy pet food. They are known for breeding and producing some of the “finest” furs. Makes me sad to think they feed them so well just to kill them. Not sure I want to support this company. But I bet the food is good for your pet.

  • InkedMarie

    I will but her appointment isn’t til next month. Katie, with her dysplastic hips, ran anyway. Not far and not long but put her in the yard with the other two & she did it. Gemma doesn’t even try. Katie sounds like your Brookie!

  • Shawna

    Awww, poor baby! I know EXACTLY what you mean. I had a little 10 pound Boston Terrier, Brooklyn, I was fostering that was a rescued breeder. Her front but especially back legs were bowed. She looked like she’d been riding a horse too long — here in the midwest we see cowboys like that :)… Hee hee

    Interestingly, on the better kibble/canned/raw food her legs started to straighten. But, she was much younger then Miss Gemma.

    Laughing as I remember — Brookie would run SO fast trying to keep up with the other dogs in the open back yard that she’d lose her footing and go tumbling head over heels. Didn’t seem to even phase her though as she’d just get up and try to make up lost ground… 🙂

    Please let me know what your vet says!!

  • InkedMarie

    This is for both you and HDM…I’m just confused. I will talk with my holistic vet when Gemma sees her next month. She’s only almost ten but she can’t walk very far. A prior sheltie came to us morbidly obese, with bilateral hip dysplasia. Once she lost some weight, she moved very well, even with the bad hips. Gemma has no hd but go for a walk? Nope. We’ve suspected she spent ALOT of time in a crate, maybe a too small crate. When you look at her head on, her front legs look “bulldog -ish”, if you know what I mean. My vet said she’s seen that with dogs crated too much. So, I’m taking her back in to see what we can do to help her out. We’ll chat about raw. 🙂

  • Shawna

    I STRONGLY agree with HDM!! Especially for dogs that haven’t had the best start in life — like your newly adopted little girl!!

  • Hound Dog Mom

    Hi Marie –

    I’d have to disagree, I don’t feel that just meat/organ/bone with with fish oil, probiotics and enzymes would provide a dog with everything it needs. There are a lot of essential trace nutrients and antioxidants the dog would be missing out on. I know there are many people that feel all dogs need is meat, organ and bone but I just don’t agree with that. When I did my last menu and did the full nutrient analysis on it I could see that if I were to have not included things like nuts/seeds, whole foods (kelp, alfalfa, etc.), cod liver oil, vitamin e, fruits/vegetables, dairy, etc. – it would have been deficient in several key nutrients. It’s really the division in raw feeding – there are basically two schools of thought: whole prey and whole prey + vegetables/whole foods/etc.

  • Pattyvaughn

    That is the same language that Balance It uses on their website.

  • JellyCat

    I don’t feel like my dog needs innovative software to make his food. It’s epic BS.

    And of course it’s not hard to make perfectly balanced home made dog food.

  • InkedMarie

    HDM, let me ask you something. I’m hoping to get all three of mine on Hare Today grinds for both meals (when their other stuff is gone). I will be feeding chicken, turkey and duck with bone and organs, beef with bone, organs and tripe, fish (have herring now, have not opened it yet). I lalso have boneless ground beef. Tracey at Hare tells me that I do not need to feed anything else, that this has everything needed. I will get some of the exotic meats but this is the bulk. I ill continue ith salmon oil, probiotics and digestive enzymes, eggs 2-3 dys a week. Do you agree?

  • Pattyvaughn

    He is using scare tactics to convince people they have to buy something he is selling. I consider that one of the lowest lifeforms.

  • Hound Dog Mom

    “Home cooked ,on the other hand, does not provide your dogs with all the nutrients necessary for healthy and happy life.”

    This could not be further from the truth. My dogs eat a homemade raw diet (that I formulated myself), it exceeds the AAFCO nutrient requirements for all life stages and my dogs are all healthy. It is very possible for owners to provide their dogs with all the necessary nutrients through a homemade diet. While it does take some research, it’s not that complicated. Once someone gets a routine it’s also not that time consuming – I make up a big batch that will last my dogs 3 days, package it in tupperware containers and just have to take the meals out of the fridge at mealtime. There are many books available with simple recipes formulated by veterinarians and nutritionists that are complete and balanced. There are also many pre-mixes and vitamin/mineral mixes available that are designed to be added to fresh meat to create a complete and balanced meal. Individuals seeking to make a homemade diet for their pets shouldn’t be deterred from doing so by being told it’s impossible to provide all the nutrients they need with a homemade diet – it does not take a scientist to formulate a balanced meal for a dog.

  • Jaclyn

    I almost lost my cocker spaniel, Patch, to Beneful dog foods. Please google Beneful if you feed your dogs it and they have been sick. Posts like this save my Patch.

  • taresa

    I bought these treats from dillions on sale because it was being discontinued and the day I gave it to my dog he had a seizure …..OMG so upset….I’m sure this was the cause…..I don’t know y Dillon’s kept it on the shelf

  • that sounds good for a dog, i’m gonna try it for my benji.he’s a shih Tzu.

  • poor little dog. that’s wonderful you have her.oooh people should be hung for hurting animals.their helpless and so loving.you were a godsend for the dog.bless you. I have a shih Tzu he was homeless and I took him in. benji is the sweetest dog. he’s about 5 yrs. old now. I wish nothing but the best for yall. did that woman go to jail or anything?if not god will take care of her.bless you.if I come up with any ideas for treats i’ll let you know.and I guess I/m gonna be making benji’s food too.

  • Candy, I am sorry about your Maltese!I am sure with your care the little guy will forget about the past!

    I read all recent posts about food and treat recalls…
    I experienced the worst side of it…I lost THE DOG …Bruno. These who read my previous post know what happened..
    I noticed that most of you guys are confused and afraid about the food for your dogs. You see only 2 options -commercial food or home cooked. Yes, commercial “food” that I call “recycled food” ,should be disregarded for obvious reasons (let it stay in China where it belongs!). Home cooked ,on the other hand, does not provide your dogs with all the nutrients necessary for healthy and happy life. It really takes a lot of knowledge and time to prepare the right food! The food I make is made of 25-30 fresh, natural ingredients, both raw and cooked, prepared for the specific dog in mind and is designed by well regarded scientist and the innovative software.
    My advise for all the readers is to consider carefully your options and make the educated choice. …after all, you would not like to eat the food with the shelf life of 2 years…or the steak only…would you? Both could kill you!

    Love your dogs!

  • Candy

    I thank you so much for the recipe…they love them ,but afraid to give um to many at the first…
    How do you keep um? Will they keep in a airtight bowl in the fridge or can they be frozen?Thanks again………..Candy

  • Greatful

    Kroger still has these on their shelves. Just bourght some yesterday & didn’t know about these. I will contact them.

  • All the crap treats and dog food comes from china!! Support Canada or USA buy it where you live!!! Or make it yourself

  • pokeymo

    These companies are sad. They need to get out of business.

  • We have started making our own far to risky and constant recalls. Wish we had a site for cats?? Have not found one yet ??

  • craftr

    I just talked with my neighbor and the other sweet puppy they had got sick on another brand of dog food and died. they now have another puppy and I told him I would print out all of these recalls so he has them and they dont loss another dog. I’m starting to wonder as well about giving anything to our dog other them homemade… this is getting crazy. I dont want to loose my dog or my cats. Glad iams took this off the shelf but sad we are just now hearing about it.

  • Erik

    Is this product made in, or affiliated with, any ingredients that were made in “Asia”?…

  • I make my own dog treats, it only takes about 30 minutes and I know what’s in them and that they’re healthy. Just type in your browser home made dog treats and go from there.

  • Corgi Girl

    Again, Thank you so much for all your hard work on these recalls..My dogs are like my kids- loved. I had read on this site, about Kale. I make Kale soup and was throwing out the stalks. Know I cook up the kale stalks and the dogs just go crazy for them. But they only get 1 maybe 2 a day for treats, plus green beans from my garden that I can. Just got new corgi rescue puppy today. 8 weeks what a doll and sweet. Rescue are the best old or young . But I really want there food to be safe and healthy. I’ve started to make some food, but also like dry food for a little variety.

  • is the chicken shakable safe

  • CArol

    I bought a dehydrator and now make all my dog’s treats. It so much cheaper too. A 4 oz bag of chicken jerky costs about $12. I made a gallon sized bag for $8….and I know what is in it. Chicken…a tad of garlic powder…that’s it. I do the same with beef and sweet potatoes too.

  • chicken soup for the dog lovers soul, has been recalled previously

  • JellyCat

    Don’t forget that the beef roasts you buy are treated with sodium nitrate. You know that the meat was likely treated if it is bright red on outside. So still your treats are not additive free unfortunately.

  • Candy

    So right…no more of that junk & filth for the dogs..with their meat -by- products..which might be a dead animal off the roadside..yo ucna buy the ittel cans of white chicken meat in cans like tuna comes in at Freds Dollar stores.. for $1.00 can & then the rice is really cheap..but I eat it right along with um..

  • I actually purchased these at Target. They were on sale this week. So its not just petsmart.

  • Candy

    Yep your so right..just breaks my heart….if I had any way of finding out who this lady was I would see if I could at least get it fixed to where she can’t breed dogs anymore..so sad..ya know I don;t know you but I have all respect for anyone who can work with the animals like that..I wanted to be a foster parent for um when I retired, but just can’t do it…I get to attached to um I can’t let um go…wish I could win that big lottery one time…people laugh at me & say I wouldn;t spend it on dogs, but they don’t knew me to well….I will go hungry to feed my babys as or a stray even…love um to much.

  • Sketch

    We also bought a dehydrator. We now buy roasts on sale and ask them to slice it “jerky size”. No seasoning, additives, etc, just meat. One of our dogs had terrible skin allergies so we don’t buy the commercial dog foods anymore, the ingredient research is very eye opening! Currently using “Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover’s Soul” dog food, but have also bought Fromm’s, Taste of the Wild, Canidae and others. Grain free… Happy to see that others are checking ingredients and doing the best for our much loved dogs!

  • Candy

    Ok, appreicate that to.but not sure about the brand name , but will sure look at the store…thanks..Candy

  • Toh 246

    We had a rescue with no teeth at all. Cheerios were a great treat, as they soften fast enough in their mouths. That’s why they are typically given to babies as a first solid food. Buy Cascadia Farms organic, low sugar.

  • hanoverboxer

    I bought some Rachel Ray dog treats recently, When I opened the bag, I was immediately struck by the most foul chemical odor I’ve ever smelled. The treats themselves were caked in some kind of white powder. Rachel Ray doesn’t seem so cute anymore after that.

  • Kim & Beason Oakley

    Thank you so much for the awesome job you do to help me take prime care of my bulldog.

  • Celia Gignac

    What is going on?? Im afraid to a point on what to give my dog to eat. These manufacture companys who make dog treats/food are not watching on what they doing, or something going on. They need to investagate on this more. You got millons of dog and cat owners, who care too much about their animals and when they find out what is going on it make you wanna think twice. So all you animal lovers, please be alert on whats going on.

  • Seattle DogSpot

    Is Iams trying to cover this up? I see nothing on their website about the recall.

  • Tuscansun

    I just bought a dehydrator on amazon my girl friend showed me how to do chicken tenders and talipia what great treats and safe no worries !!!!

  • Brenda Penton

    I wonder if this was why my pup was sometimes vomiting after I gave her these. Thanks for the heads up!

  • annarondac

    Make your own food. I would never feed my Allie anything I would not eat.

  • Barb

    I make home made beef treats and that’s what my crew gets. You can also feed fresh veggies as a treat also. No need to buy this junk.

    What’s scary is this junk is still out there floating around in the “dollar” stores.
    This is a disgrace and has to stop.It seems every day some pet food is being recalled. We are talking about a huge money making business too. You would think the food and the packaging would be safe. Plain old greed and it has to stop. So don’t spend your money and let’s hurt them in their wallets.
    Save your pets lives and don’t buy this poison.

  • wakeupnow

    Thanks for all your news. There is too many problems going on with these companies to keep up with now a days.

  • Bama

    I have stopped buying treats for my dogs because of all the recalls. I now buy a big chunk of cheese and cut it up into small pieces. They love it, it is good for them, and it is so much cheaper. I can buy a huge chunk of cheddar at Food Lion for $5. My dogs are grain free. I was giving them chicken strips but with the stuff coming from China, no more!!! They are poisoning our pets.

  • Sherrie

    Candy that’s terrible that your little dog was kicked! I can’t imagine how horrible that was for her. Thank you for rescuing her. I volunteer at a no kill dog shelter and some of these poor little things are abused so bad. Breaks my heart!

  • m.ward1993

    It is up to you and what makes you most comfortable as to what you choose to feed, homemade or commercial. There are some commercial foods that are really good, but Iams is not one of them. This is freaking me out too and since I do feed commercial food I am always keeping an eye on the company, and any possible recalls.

  • sambram

    I have gone back to treats from 60 years ago, wieners ! The same ones I have when making hot dogs !

  • I make homemade liver treats. I boil chicken liver for about 10 min. then bake it for an hour on 200. The dogs and cats go wild for them. That’s the only treats I feed them and there are nice and soft. Good luck with your baby!

  • If you dont reseach home cooking your dogs health can suffer horrible vitamin deficiencies. Cooking chicken and rice isnt nutritious enough. You need to add vitamins and supplements to a home cooked diet. Invest in a book like i did. Dr. Pitcarins books are the way to go. He has home cooked recipes in them. Do your research! Just dont assume a dogs health will be fine eating boiled chicken and rice.

  • Candy

    So sorry about your Bruno..we have 2 that we adopted from shelters..a Maltese & Westie..we drove 500 miles round trip to get the little Maltese with a clean bill of health,,nope ,,she has a enlarged heart as to take a pill every day for the rest of her life…but thats not the sad apart..this poor baby don;t even know what a dog toy is…shes been kicked in the mouth & knocked a part of her teeth off so she can’t eat nothin hard..no kind of treats unless they are soft..shes terrified of everyone but specially a woman…so tells me it was a woman that kicked her & abused her…any ideas for some homemade dog treats that would be soft, would ya send um to me or post um in here….would sure be appreciated…& again so sorry..Candy

  • Candy

    Well, I guess we are gonna have to quit buyin any of this stuff..cause its to hard to keep up with all of the ones that are being recalled..so got my 2 down to eatin one dog food & its not hard to keep up with but gradually takin it out..but seen on TV last night that you can order a dog treat maker now & make your own treats..so think I gonna try it out..then mine will not be eatin anything that I don’t eat myself..I like it better that way anyway..feed um rice & chicken..homemade…according to my vets( 4 of um) its the safest & healthiest…..

  • The 2007 food recall took my Bruno’s life but inspired me to start a personal crusade against big, commercial dog food makers. Now, 6 years later, I make and deliver natural, absolutely fresh food designed with specific dog in mind. See for yourself! Your dog will thank you!

  • Cici Smith

    what is going on with all this bad dog food and treats>>

  • I make most of my dogs treats but thought I would try something new. Guess that won’t be happening again.

  • John

    That’s why I’m buying only Pets’N’Nature treats… At least I know what I give to my dog.

  • Diana

    This is why I make my own dog food.

  • Huh! I knew my dog got sick from these. Glad I threw them away! This is getting crazy all the recalls!

  • Charlyn Gibson

    You are providing an invaluable service to all of us and I personally thank you!

  • I really appreciate all your alerts! I’m starting to wonder if we’re going to have to home make all our dog’s food and treats. the recalls are numerous and non-stop!

  • leasejr

    guess that didn’t dry the the manufactured product enough before packaging it. If you don’t dry it, it will mold.