Tewksbury, Massachusetts-based WellPet, the parent company that produces Wellness pet food and treats, is voluntarily recalling a limited amount of one canned dog food product that has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally occurring thyroid hormone.
The product affected by the recall is as follows:
Product Name: Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs
Size: 13.2 oz. cans
Best By Dates: February 2, 2019; August 29, 2019; and August 30, 2019
Item Number: 89400
According to an email from the company, elevated levels of naturally occurring thyroid hormone may affect a dog’s metabolism and can be associated with increased thirst, increased urinary output, restless behavior, and weight loss.
Consumers can find the best-by date on the bottom of the can.
WellPet’s consumer affairs team has received no reports of any health problems as a result of feeding this recipe, the company stated.
Consumers who have the above recipe with these best-by dates may call the company at 877-227-9587 (between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday) with any questions.
No other Wellness products are affected by this recall.