Shipments of Gravy Train, Kibbles "N Bits, Ol" Roy, and Skippy canned/wet dog food have been recalled because they do not meet its quality specifications due to the presence of extremely low levels of pentobarbital.
Several kinds of canned dog food are being recalled for containing a drug used to euthanize animals.
Although the amount of pentobarbital found on Gravy Train was non-lethal, it is prohibited under the federal law for any concentration of the drug to be found on food products for animals or humans.
The FDA conducted a preliminary investigation of the testing results and found that the low level of pentobarbital in the products is "unlikely to pose a health risk to pets".
Maas added that it's important to check with your supplier that you buy dog food from about current recalls, just to make sure the food is OK for your animals to consume.
You can find a full list of the recalled dog foods here.
Cats have also been impacted by the pentobarbital in their food, they tend to be more sensitive than dogs.
No other products of The J M Smucker Company have been affected by this withdrawal. It said it is investigating how the euthanasia drug pentobarbital got into its supply chain and is focusing on a single supplier of a minor ingredient used at one manufacturing facility.
"Pets that eat pet food containing pentobarbital can experience drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner) and inability to stand". However, in high amounts, pentobarbital can induce coma and death. If your pet is exhibiting any of these symptoms, see your veterinarian as soon as possible.
"I would recommend to most people, obviously, to stop feeding these products and if you're concerned have your vet take a look at your animal".