Petrus Dog Food Recall


Caution Tape

Petrus Feed and Seed Stores, Inc. of Alexandria, Louisiana has announced a voluntary dog food recall involving one of its products due to contamination with aflatoxin.

The event was reported by the Food and Drug Administration in a news bulletin dated December 14, 2011.

The affected dry kibble products were manufactured by Cargill at its manufacturing facility located in LeCompte, Louisiana between December 1, 2010 and December 1, 2011.

The recall only applies to the company’s 21% Dog Food, packaged in 40 lb Petrus Feed bags with the following packaging date codes (lot numbers) 4K1011 through 4K1307.

Updated lot numbers are 4K1011 through 4K1335.

Aflatoxin is a toxin produced by a certain species of mold commonly found in cereal grains.

FDA claims no illnesses have been reported.

What to Watch For

According to a previous FDA news release…

“Pets that have consumed any of the above recalled products and exhibit symptoms of illness including sluggishness or lethargy combined with a reluctance to eat, vomiting, yellowish tint to the eyes or gums, or diarrhea should be seen by a veterinarian.”

What to Do

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

Or go to

According to the FDA bulletin, Petrus Feed and Seed Store, Inc. is implementing this recall as a precautionary measure.

Consumers are urged to return affected products – whether or not the packages have been opened – to their place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers should contact 318-443-2259, Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM and Saturday, 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

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  • Mastiffsmile

    I have Chihuahuas & Mastiffs & all eat a Raw diet. There is nothing better.

  • Guest

    dog lover, sorry to hear this.  I would change white potatoe to sweet potatoe/yam and get rid of the rice.  At this point I would also keep all veggies organic. good luck.

  • melissa


    dogs with liver disease seem do best with a whitefish based diet-

  • melissa

    No wonder she lost weight. There is no way the diet you have listed is providing enough of anything for her. Google Dr Dodd’s liver diet and give that a try-or at the very least add a cooked whitefish for protein.

  • BabyLuv

    Hi – I don’t know what to think about all this “dog food” problems – but I’m glad someone is out there watching. I’ve been lucky not to have had any problems. My heart goes out to those who have. I read some of these comments, and as a comment to “thewitchisin” – I also have for about a year now switched to 4health from my local Tractor Supply and find it to be great, I use the dry and wet. My little yorkie and  my little mini pin love it and are doing very well on the brand. Happy Holidays everyone

  • Goodman_lynette

    When you say raw food, are you talking about raw chicken meat or vegetables?

  • Hi dog lover.  My little terrier mix became seriously ill from chicken breast tenders.  He is on Denamarin, a high dose, stabilized milk thistle.  You can get it online at Pet Meds without a script or ask your vet.  Denamarin helps produce healthy liver cells while flushing out the toxins.  Amoxicillin is NOT good for liver and kidney.   Keeping my fingers and their paws crossed for your little Chi.

  • Jan_Mom2Cavs

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your little one.  What was she eating?  Was it the food in this recall?

  • cohentcsn

    Go Raw, it really works, even the commercial raw like Primal or the cheaper choice, Nature’s variety, I would so try this on the little sick Chihuahua maybe it would help.

  • dog lover!

    We have 3 Chihuahuas.  One in acute liver failure that started exactly like the symtoms listed for this poison.  The vet wanted to put her down a month ago so we took her off all vet-meds, put her on pulverizes white potato, white rice, broccoli, milk thistle, aloe for de-tox.  Sometimes we have to force feed, sometimes she eats by herself.  A holistic vet friend of ours did put her on amoxicillin for a month & we are now starting the second week of that drug.  I don’t know if we will win or the poison will win because her eyes, gums, inside of ears are still very yellow.  She went from 9 pounds to 5&half pounds in 2 weeks, but since the potato/rice/brocolli, etc. she has gained 7 ounces:) 

  • Anonymous

    Ingredients: Chicken, chicken meal, cracked pearled barley, millet, brewers rice, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), beet pulp, natural chicken flavor, flaxseed, fish meal, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, dried chicory root, glucosamine hydrochloride, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, Yucca schidigera extract, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, chondroitin sulfate, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid
    Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 4.4%
    Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

  • Anonymous

    Ingredients: Chicken, finely ground bones, chicken liver, egg, broccoli, celery, spinach, carrot, ground flax seed, dehydrated alfalfa meal, apple, pear, grapefruit, orange, dried kelp, cod liver oil, garlic, cayenne pepper, vitamin E supplement, zinc oxide, manganous oxide
    Fiber (estimated dry matter content) = 17.9%
    Red items when present indicate controversial ingredients

  • rawfoodpets

    Hi…I have 2 chihuahuas and am feeding them a raw food diet.  I HIGHLY recommend it!! It is what nature intends dogs and cats to eat, NOT kibble or canned food for that matter.  There is nothing natural or fresh about dried crap in a bag.  Do yourself and your dogs a favor and look into raw feeding.(check on internet).  It will eliminate worry about recalls, and in the long run it will be much,much healthier for your dogs with fewer vet bills. 


    Thank You for keeping me up on dog food recall. I have 3 chihuahua’s and I am so worried about their dog food. I have them on 4 Health now, I hope it is safe for them.