A second dog food company has issued a recall over pentobarbital concerns. Against the Grain Pet Food Inc has voluntarly recalled one lot of its "Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs" because it may be contaminated with the euthanasia drug.
Pentobarbital is a sedative that can cause several side effects in dogs if consumed. Those side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea nystagmus (eyes move back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand, and coma.
Against the Grain is the second company to issue a pet food recall over pentobarbital contamination in recent weeks. Evanger's recalled cans of its "Hunk of Beef" after several dogs were sickened and one died after eating the food. Against the Grain says it has received no reports of adverse reactions so far.
The Against the Grain dog food recall only involves one lot of the "Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs" flavor. Consumers can identify the recalled 12-ounce cans by looking for an expiration date of December 2019 and lot number of 2415E01ATB12. Cans also have a UPC number ending with 80001.
Pet owners who have the recalled cans are urged not to feed the product to their dogs. Instead, consumers should return the cans to the place of purchase. Consumers who do so will receive a full case of Against the Grain food for any inconvenience.
Consumers can also contact the company at 1-800-288-6796, Monday through Friday, between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CST for more information.