Has Your Dog’s Food Been Recalled?

After five dogs fell ill and one died during the Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food recall less than a year ago, now another pet food maker is being accused of using pets to make pet food.

ABC news station WJLA-TV tested two-dozen brands of pet food for the euthanasia drug pentobarbital, the drug used to euthanize cats & dogs. After months of tests and re-tests, one brand made by Big Heart, the makers of milkbones, repeatedly came back positive for pentobarbital.

Big Heart Brands is also the maker of Meow Mix, Milk Bone, Kibbles’n Bits, 9 Lives, Natural Balance, Pup-Peroni, Gravy Train, Nature’s Recipe, Canine Carry Outs, Milo’s Kitchen, Alley Cat, Jerky Treats, Meaty Bones.


  1. Dana 6 years ago

    I don’t see Pupperoni on the recall list…please advise

  2. Kathy Dolan 6 years ago

    A couple months back, I opened a can of Alpo (flip top). As soon as the pressure was released, it exploded. Not just a “pop” like a tube of Pillsbury dough, but it exploded. Inside the can was a green, foamy substance. When we poked it with a knife, the knife went down about an inch and a half before it hit a hard substance. My husband immediately got on the phone with the Alpo/Purina folks. They wanted the numbers on the bottom of the can. We had to put a plastic lid on the can in order to retrieve the numbers. When Mike turned the can over, it exploded again…and again…and again. They didn’t seem all that concerned, but sent us an envelope full of coupons for free Alpo (as if they thot we would use them). She store where we purchased the dog food was also unconcerned, along with the fine folk at the FDA. I felt like I was in the middle of a bad dream. Mike took the can in a zipper bag to a couple different labs locally to see if the substance could be tested. NO. He drove around with the can in the bed of his truck for about a month before discarding it. I truly couldn’t believe the lack of interest in what we are feeding our pets.

  3. Mary 6 years ago

    Not surprised, suspected this all along, not with just this brand, but always thought something like this was happening in general. So many dogs die young. Puperoni was a staple in my house. No more.

  4. Laurie 6 years ago

    BOYCOTT Big Hearts…all products

  5. Linda McErlean 6 years ago

    Disgusting! I feed my gog Natural Balance. What should I do?

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