Devastated, Mael sent the remainder of the Evanger's food to a lab for testing, where it was discovered that the dog food contained traces of pentobarbital, a lethal drug most commonly used for the euthanisation of dogs, cats and horses, ABC7 reports. "I would give anything to see Talula again". They were convulsing, " recalled Mael.
Walmart has removed the brands from all 4,700 stores in the nation.
The company is having shipments of wet canned Gravy Train, Kibble "N Bits, Skippy and Ol" Roy foods returned to the the company, The Associated Press reported.
The samples were analysed to determine both the presence and the amount of pentobarbital in the dog foods, using test methods conforming to FDA protocols.
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A product recall at the consumer level has not yet been initiated and as of Thursday morning neither Smucker nor any agencies in the government revealed whether any of the dog food implicated had reached retail store shelves where consumers had access to purchase it.
Immediately after the WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C., the recalls come into effect, as the TV said it tested 15 cans of Gravy Train, and found nine cans, or 60% of the sample, tested positive for pentobarbital. Other pet food brands made by Big Heart Pet Foods include Meow Mix, Milk Bone, Kibbles 'n Bits, 9 Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Nature's Recipe, Canine Carry Outs and Jerky Treats. The company is investigating how pentobarbital got into the supply chain.
"We will continue to work closely with our suppliers and veterinarians to ensure the ingredients used in our products meet or exceed all regulatory safety standards and our high-quality standards", said the Ohio-based company.