Drug used for euthanizing animals found in dog food

Heads Up, Pet Owners: FDA Warns Of Possible Euthanasia Drug Contamination In Major Dog Food Brands

A low amount pentobarbital drug contaminate dog food cans

16, the FDA released a statement on a potential pentobarbital contamination of several types of canned wet dog food manufactured by the J.M. Smucker Company.

"Dogs that eat dog food containing pentobarbital may undergo with drowsiness, dizziness, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus and inability to stand". Veterinarians usually injects animals that are too sick to save with sodium pentobarbital at a high enough dose that the animal goes into cardiac arrest and dies. "Consuming high levels of pentobarbital can cause coma and death", it said.

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This controversial dog food is produced by JM Smucker Company, which includes brands such as Gravy Train, Kibbles 'N Bits, and Skippy.

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"However, pentobarbital should never be present in pet food and products containing any amount of pentobarbital are considered to be adulterated", it added. We will continue to work closely with our suppliers and veterinarians to ensure the ingredients used in our products meet or exceed regulatory safety standards and our high-quality standards.

Still, the FDA is conducting its own investigation into the matter, especially since the presence of pentobarbital in pet food is in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

The company has apologized and says the food is not up to their standards.

In a statement, the company said: "Out of an abundance of caution, the company initiated a voluntary product withdrawal and has taken action to remove specific shipments that were impacted from its supply chain, as well as provided actionable information to its consumers and retail partners".

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