Dog Food Recall Information & Alerts | List Updated in 2020

dog food recallsNo one wants to serve their furry friend food that might make them sick, as doggie parents it is heartbreaking to see them unwell not to mention the potential bill from the vet!

That’s why we created the most complete list of dog food recalls. This list is frequently updated and shows every dog food recall of this year, and the previous years.

We aim to be the first to inform you and your dog about pet food recalls. The faster we can inform you of any issue, the safer your dog will be. We do this by staying up-to-date on FDA, AVMA, and other reliable sources.

Have a cat? Stay on top of cat food recalls here.

The dog food recalls below are listed from newest to oldest. Just click the links in the tables to see the details of each recall.

List of Dog Food Recalls in 2020

DATEBRANDPRODUCT
October 9. 2020Sunshine Mills Inc.Various brands + products
September 29, 2020Paws Up! / Western FamilyPig ear dog treats
September 22, 2020Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe
September 2, 2020Sunshine Mills Inc.Multiple dog foods
August 24, 2020Nature's MenuSuper Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail
June 12, 2020CarnivoraFrozen raw pet food
March 23, 2020Icelandic+Whole Capelin Fish Treats for Dogs
Feburary 14, 2020Aunt Jeni's Home MadeAll-Natural Raw Turkey Dinner

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List of Dog Food Recalls in 2019

DATEBRANDPRODUCT
Sept. 26, 2019Bravo Packing IncPerformance Dog Raw Pet Food
Sept. 3, 2019Berkley & JensenChef Toby Pig Ears Treats
Aug. 30, 2019Aunt Jeni's Homemade Turkey Dinner Dog Food, 5 lb (2.3kg), Lot 175199 JUL2020

Chicken Dinner Dog Food, 5 lb (2.3kg), Lot 1152013 JUL2020.
Aug. 27, 2019Brutus & BarnabyPig Ears for Dogs- All Variations
Aug. 14, 2019 Texas Tripe Various raw pet food products
April 4, 2019 Thogersen Family Farm Ground pet food
March 26, 2019 Darwin’s Natural Selections
Jan. 31, 2019 Hill’s Pet Nutrition Science Diet and Prescription Diet
Jan. 28, 2019 Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey
Jan. 23, 2019 Hare Today Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken With Bones and Organs
Jan. 14, 2019Lystn, LLC A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula

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List of Dog Food Recalls in 2018

DATEBRANDPRODUCT
Dec. 21, 2018Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Cow Pie, Chicken & Vegetables
Nov. 29, 2018 ELM Chicken and Chickpea Recipe
Nov. 28, 2018ANFLamb Meal & Rice Adult Formula
Nov. 27, 2018EvolvePuppy Formula (Chicken & Rice)
Nov. 27, 2018Sportsman’s Pride Large Breed Puppy Formula dry dog food
Nov. 27, 2018Triumph Chicken & Rice Recipe dry dog food
Nov. 20, 2018Abound Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dry dog food
Nov. 20, 2018Nature’s Promise Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
Nov. 9, 2018Natural Life Chicken Meal & Potato Formula dry dog food
Nov. 6, 2018Orlando Chicken & Chickpea dry dog food
Nov. 2, 2018Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dry dog food
Oct. 25, 2018G & C Raw, LLC Multiple products
Sept. 13, 2018Bravo Packing, Inc. Performance Dog
Sept. 7, 2018Steve’s Real Food Turducken
Aug. 3, 2018G & C Raw, LLC Ground Lamb Dog Food
June 12, 2018Dave’s Pet Food 95% Premium Beef
May 23, 2018Merrick, Castor & Pollux Backcountry, Good Buddy beef treats
April 20, 2018OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce + Freeze Dried Sardines
April 16, 2018Vital Essentials Beef Toppers, Beef Entrée
April 13, 2018TruDog Boost Me
April 13, 2018K9 Natural Chicken Feast
March 26, 2018Darwin’s ZooLogics, Natural Selections
March 26, 2018Blue Ridge Beef BRB Complete
March 22, 2018Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers and Grilled Burger Bites
March 6, 2018Raw Basics, LLC Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula
March 2, 2018Steve’s Real Food Turkey Canine Recipe
Feb. 24, 2018Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets
Feb. 24, 2018Northwest Naturals Chicken & Salmon Recipe
Feb. 24, 2018TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delights
Feb. 14, 2018Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, Skippy Various canned dog foods
Feb. 11, 2018Darwin’s ZooLogics
Feb. 9, 2018Redbarn Naturals Various dog treats
Feb. 8, 2018Smokehouse Pet Products Beef Munchies dog treats
Feb. 8, 2018Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food
Jan. 15, 2018JustFoodForDogs Meals with green beans

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We hope that this list of pet food recalls helps you keep your beloved dog healthy and happy.

Dog Food Recalls – The Important Things To Know

You don’t want your dog to get sick, and neither does your pet food company. Still, sometimes things go wrong and products need to be removed from the market. When this happens, dog food companies and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will publish alerts to let you know. A dog food recall may happen because it contains an unapproved pesticide, too much of a mineral-like copper or calcium, or potential contamination. 

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What are the types of pet food recalls?

There are two major types of pet food recalls: voluntary recalls, which are issued by the company, and ordered recalls, which come directly from the FDA. Most recalls are voluntary — your pet food company doesn’t want to sell you contaminated food — but some are enforced by the government.

The FDA can either request or order a dog food recall, depending on the severity of the problem. You’ll want to pay particular attention to ordered recalls, which are used on products with the biggest problems.

Once the product has been recalled, the FDA will issue an alert and the company will work on fixing the problem. The FDA will make sure the dog food is safe before allowing it back on the market.

What about dog treat recalls?

Dog treats may also be recalled, usually by the company selling them. Just like your regular dog food, they may contain unwanted ingredients that could make your dog sick. If your dog’s favorite treats get recalled, stop using them immediately and switch to a safer brand.

What should you do if your dog food gets recalled?

The first thing you should do is stop feeding the recalled food to your dog. Then read the details of the pet food recall to make sure your brand is exactly the variety being recalled. If it is, try to find another dog food with similar ingredients. That way you’ll avoid upsetting your dog’s stomach by changing its food suddenly.

After that, look out for symptoms of illness in your dog. If you notice any changes, you may want to schedule a checkup with your veterinarian. And that bag of recalled dog food? Take it back to the store. You should be able to get a full refund.