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Merrick Pet Care Voluntarily Recalls Limited Amount of Castor & Pollux Good Buddy And Merrick Backcountry Treats Containing Beef Due To Potentially Elevated Levels Of Thyroid Hormone

May 23, 2018 – Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, Texas, is initiating a voluntary recall of a limited amount of beef dog treat varieties due to the potential that they contain elevated levels of a naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.

Merrick and Castor and Pollux Dog Treats Recalled www.Health4UandPets.com

Dogs consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormone may exhibit the following symptoms: increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. These symptoms may resolve when consumption decreases. If a dog consumes high levels for a long period of time, these symptoms may increase in severity and may include vomiting, diarrhea and rapid or labored breathing. If your pet has consumed the product listed and has exhibited any of these symptoms, please discontinue feeding and contact your veterinarian.

The voluntary recall covers only specific production codes of the following beef treat products:

  • Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Prime Patties Real Beef Recipe 4 oz.
  • Castor & Pollux Good Buddy Sausage Cuts Real Beef Recipe 5 oz.
  • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz.
  • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Sausage Cuts 5 oz.
  • Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Steak Patties 4 oz.


The voluntary recall is limited to the production codes listed below. To locate the production code, consumers should look on the lower back of the treat bag. No other production codes, sizes or varieties of these products are affected.

Merrick Recall www.Health4UandPets.com

This potential health risk was brought to Merrick’s attention as a result of the FDA sharing one consumer complaint where the dog’s health was temporarily impacted while eating Merrick Backcountry Great Plains Real Beef Jerky 4.5 oz. The dog’s health improved and fully recovered after discontinuing consumption of the treat. Pet owners should know there is limited risk given treats are not intended for full nutrition and should only be occasionally consumed, however out of an abundance of caution, and to maintain trust with our consumers, we are withdrawing all potentially impacted product. We have not received any similar reports to date from consumers about issues with these products.

If you have product, please contact us at 1-800-664-7387 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday or customerservice@merrickpetcare.com so we can provide a refund. Or, visit our website and fill out a form: www.merrickpetcare.com/customerrelations.

No other Merrick or Castor & Pollux products are impacted. These treats are distributed in the U.S. through pet specialty, grocery and online retailers with limited distribution in Canada.

Merrick backcountry great plains beef sausages recalled
Merrick backcountry great plains beef sausages recalled
Merrick backcountry great plains beef sausages recalled

Good Buddy Sausage Cuts recall
Good Buddy Sausage Cuts recall

Merrick is no stranger to recalls. Previously Merrick has been in the news:

Garth Merrick Of Merrick Pet Food Receives Warning Letter From FDA

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Doggie Wishbone (Item # 29050, Lot 11031 Best By 30 Jan 2013) Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk

Nestle Purina PetCare To Purchase Merrick And Castor Pollux Pet Food

FDA Health Alert for Merrick Beef Filet Squares Dog Treats

Merrick Pet Care Is Recalling Beef Filet Squares For Dogs

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Jr. Texas Taffy Dog Treats Due To Possible Salmonella

Merrick Pet Care Recalls Texas Hold'ems 10 oz Bag

Another Merrick Pet Care Recall - Beef Filet Squares & Texas Hold'ems

 

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