No 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 2021
|March 26, 2021||Midwestern Pet Foods||Multiple brands|
|January 11, 2021||Midwestern Pet Foods||Sportmix Pet Food|
List of Dog Food Recalls in 2020
|December 30, 2020||Midwestern Pet Foods||Sportmix Pet Food|
|November 16, 2020||Albright's||Chicken Recipe for Dogs|
|October 9. 2020||Sunshine Mills Inc.||Various brands + products|
|September 29, 2020||Paws Up! / Western Family||Pig ear dog treats|
|September 22, 2020||Billy+Margot||Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe|
|September 2, 2020||Sunshine Mills Inc.||Multiple dog foods|
|August 24, 2020||Nature's Menu||Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail|
|June 12, 2020||Carnivora||Frozen raw pet food|
|March 23, 2020||Icelandic+||Whole Capelin Fish Treats for Dogs|
|Feburary 14, 2020||Aunt Jeni's Home Made||All-Natural Raw Turkey Dinner|
List of Dog Food Recalls in 2019
|Sept. 26, 2019||Bravo Packing Inc||Performance Dog Raw Pet Food|
|Sept. 3, 2019||Berkley & Jensen||Chef Toby Pig Ears Treats|
|Aug. 30, 2019||Aunt 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, 2019||Brutus & Barnaby||Pig 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, 2019||Lystn, LLC||A+ Answers Straight Beef Formula|
List of Dog Food Recalls in 2018
|Dec. 21, 2018||Columbia River Natural Pet Foods||Cow Pie, Chicken & Vegetables|
|Nov. 29, 2018||ELM||Chicken and Chickpea Recipe|
|Nov. 28, 2018||ANF||Lamb Meal & Rice Adult Formula|
|Nov. 27, 2018||Evolve||Puppy Formula (Chicken & Rice)|
|Nov. 27, 2018||Sportsman’s Pride||Large Breed Puppy Formula dry dog food|
|Nov. 27, 2018||Triumph||Chicken & Rice Recipe dry dog food
|Nov. 20, 2018||Abound||Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe dry dog food
|Nov. 20, 2018||Nature’s Promise||Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe Dog Food
|Nov. 9, 2018||Natural Life||Chicken Meal & Potato Formula dry dog food|
|Nov. 6, 2018||Orlando||Chicken & Chickpea dry dog food
|Nov. 2, 2018||Nutrisca||Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dry dog food|
|Oct. 25, 2018||G & C Raw, LLC||Multiple products
|Sept. 13, 2018||Bravo Packing, Inc.||Performance Dog
|Sept. 7, 2018||Steve’s Real Food||Turducken
|Aug. 3, 2018||G & C Raw, LLC||Ground Lamb Dog Food|
|June 12, 2018||Dave’s Pet Food||95% Premium Beef|
|May 23, 2018||Merrick, Castor & Pollux||Backcountry, Good Buddy beef treats
|April 20, 2018||OC Raw Dog||Chicken, Fish & Produce + Freeze Dried Sardines
|April 16, 2018||Vital Essentials||Beef Toppers, Beef Entrée
|April 13, 2018||TruDog||Boost Me|
|April 13, 2018||K9 Natural||Chicken Feast
|March 26, 2018||Darwin’s||ZooLogics, Natural Selections|
|March 26, 2018||Blue Ridge Beef||BRB Complete|
|March 22, 2018||Milo’s Kitchen||Steak Grillers and Grilled Burger Bites|
|March 6, 2018||Raw Basics, LLC||Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula
|March 2, 2018||Steve’s Real Food||Turkey Canine Recipe|
|Feb. 24, 2018||Vital Essentials||Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets|
|Feb. 24, 2018||Northwest Naturals||Chicken & Salmon Recipe
|Feb. 24, 2018||TruDog||Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delights|
|Feb. 14, 2018||Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, Skippy||Various canned dog foods|
|Feb. 11, 2018||Darwin’s||ZooLogics|
|Feb. 9, 2018||Redbarn Naturals||Various dog treats|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Smokehouse Pet Products||Beef Munchies dog treats|
|Feb. 8, 2018||Raws for Paws||Ground Turkey Pet Food|
|Jan. 15, 2018||JustFoodForDogs||Meals with green beans|
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.
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.