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Dave's recalling some dog food over possible elevated hormone levels

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A Massachusetts-based company is voluntarily recalling several hundred cases of dog food because it may elevated levels of a particular hormone.

The FDA reports that Dave's Pet Food of Agawam is recalling a single batch - 548 cases - of 'Dave's 95% premium beef' dog food over concerns that it could have elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.  

The impacted product, which was distributed at pet stores and e-commerce sites along the east coast, was sold in 13 ounce cans with a date code of 08/2020 and UPC of 85038-11167.

No other Dave's products, or products manufactured by Dave's, are affected.

According to the FDA, dogs that consume high levels of beef thyroid could show symptoms including increased thirst or urination, increased heart rate and restlessness, and weight loss.  The symptoms may go away once the the dog stops consuming the higher hormone levels, but prolonged consumption could lead to more severe symptoms including diarrhea, vomiting, and labored or rapid breathing.

The problem with the product was discovered after the FDA received a complaint that four dogs that had eaten the food had low Free T4 and Thyroid stimulating hormone.  One lot of the product was then tested and found to have elevated levels of the thyroid hormone.

Those with the recalled product is urged to stop feeding it your pets.  

If you have questions, would like a refund, or a coupon for a replacement product, you can call (888) 763-2738, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.

For more information on the recall from Dave's, you can CLICK HERE.

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