Blue Buffalo recalls some canned dog food

WASHINGTON — Natural pet food company Blue Buffalo is recalling one batch of its “red meat” canned dog food because it could contain high levels of a hormone that could sicken dogs.

The dog food can make your pet sick. (FDA/Larry Miller)

The naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone can cause thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. Prolonged consumption can result in more severe symptoms and include vomiting, diarrhea and difficulty breathing.

The FDA said it had received a report from a consumer about symptoms in one dog, who has since recovered.

No other Blue Buffalo products were affected, the company said in the recall notice.

The recall is limited to only one production lot of the 12.5-ounce cans of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner Wet Food. The UPC code is 840243101153 and the best-buy date on the bottom of the cane is June 7, 2019.

Consumers who bought the product should throw it out or return to the store for a full refund, the company said.

Consumers with questions may contact Blue Buffalo at 866-201-9072 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday, or by email at for more information.

Jack Moore

Jack Moore joined as a digital writer/editor in July 2016. Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at, part of Government Executive Media Group.

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