By Eric Fischer
The J.M. Smucker Company, maker of dog food brands Gravy Train, Kibbles N’ Bits, Ol’Roy and Skippy has issued a voluntary recall of some shipments of wet dog food after low levels of the drug pentobarbital was found in the products. Pentobarbital is a drug that can lead to death if consumed in high amounts and is typically used to sedate and euthanize animals. Dr. Jordan Kobilca, owner of Door County Veterinary Hospital in Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg Pet Clinic says that the dosage in these foods is unlikely to cause serious issues but there are specific symptoms to look for.
Kobilca adds that if you think your pet is experiencing these symptoms to bring them to a vet as soon as possible. For a full list and more details visit the FDA website at this link. (https://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/NewsEvents/ucm597135.htm)