Blue Buffalo recalls dog food that could sicken pets

Pet food maker Blue Buffalo is voluntarily recalling one of its dog food brands because the product could make your pet sick.

The company is recalling Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for adult dogs. The company took the action after they say they discovered the food might contain "elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormones."

Affected products were distributed nationally through pet specialty and online retailers.

The company says dogs ingesting those hormones may have increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. While the symptoms usually go away when the animal stops eating the food, prolonged consumption may make the symptoms worse and also include vomiting, diarrhea, and difficulty breathing.

If your dog has any of these symptoms after eating the recalled dog food, contact your veterinarian.

The recalled can of dog food has the UPC code - 840243101153 and was sold at pet stores and online with a "best buy" date of June 7, 2019. The date can be found on the bottom of the can.

Anyone with questions can contact Blue Buffalo directly at 866-201-9072. The phone line is available from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time Monday through Friday. Customers can also email to company to get more information.

Anyone who bought the food can return it for a full refund.

No other Blue Buffalo products are impacted by this issue at this time.

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