Mars Petcare (Pedigree) Recall

Mars Petcare (Pedigree) Recall

Mars Petcare (Pedigree) Recall

Mars Petcare US has issued a voluntary recall of 315 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food due to potential contamination with metal fragments. This recall is important for pet owners to understand the potential health risks and the implications for their dogs' longevity. Let's explore why the recall was issued, how it can affect our dogs, and the steps to take if you have purchased this product.

Why Was the Product Recalled?

The recall was initiated because certain bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food may contain loose metal pieces. This poses a significant risk to pets if ingested. The recall affects the 44 lb (19.9 kg) bag size, specifically those sold by Walmart in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The affected bags have a ‘best by’ date of March 4, 2025, and a lot code of 410B2TXT02, which can be found on the bottom back of the bag .

Potential Health Effects on Dogs: If a dog ingests metal fragments, it can lead to various health issues, some of which may be serious. Here are some symptoms to watch out for:

  • Loss of Appetite: Your dog may refuse to eat if they have ingested something harmful.
  • Depression or Lethargy: General lack of energy and enthusiasm could be a sign of internal discomfort.
  • Diarrhea and Vomiting: These are common symptoms when a dog has ingested a foreign object.
  • Inability to Defecate: This could indicate a blockage in the digestive tract.
  • Pawing at the Mouth: Frequent licking of lips or drooling can also be signs of oral discomfort.
  • Abdominal Pain: Dogs may exhibit behaviors such as bending forward or raising their rear end to relieve pressure.

Longevity Impact from Exposure:

Exposure to metal fragments can lead to severe health complications, including internal injuries, infections, and potentially fatal conditions. Chronic health issues caused by such injuries can significantly reduce a dog's lifespan. Ensuring that your dog avoids contaminated food and receives immediate veterinary care if exposed is crucial for maintaining their health and longevity .

Steps to Take if You Purchased the Product:

  1. Check the Bag: Verify if your bag of dog food has the affected lot code and best by date.
  2. Stop Using the Product: Immediately stop feeding your dog the recalled food.
  3. Contact Mars Petcare US: Reach out to their consumer care team at 1-800-525-5273 for questions or to initiate a return. Their hours are from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM CST Monday through Friday and 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST Saturday and Sunday .

Staying informed about pet food recalls is essential for ensuring the health and safety of your dog. If you have purchased the recalled Pedigree dog food, take immediate action to prevent any potential health issues. Properly addressing such concerns not only protects your dog's well-being but also contributes to a longer, healthier life for your beloved pet.

For more detailed information, you can read the full recall notice here.