BEACON TRANSCRIPT – Party Animal announced the recall of two lots of their brand of dog food Coco Licious after they discovered traces of euthanasia drugs in it. These drugs have only one use, namely being used in lethal injections and administered during euthanasia procedures.
A Texas customer found euthanasia drugs in a Coco Licious can
The company was informed by a retailer from Texas of the presence of the drug in the cans of dog food. A customer who purchased the aforementioned variety of dog food from the Texas retailer’s store had several samples of it tested in a laboratory. The results showed that it contained Pentobarbital.
Dr. Chuck Halford from Walnut Grove Animal Clinic in Memphis is suspicious about this event. He says that this drug is extremely dangerous and is only used in euthanasia. Thus, it can only be found in special locations, such as animal clinics, and cannot be purchased from somewhere else. Also, since it is so powerful, veterinarians have to account for every bit of the used drug.
“This drug can’t accidentally end up in a food source. In my opinion, it would have to been put in there by somebody trying to do harm.”
Party Animal recalled two flavors of dog food
Two types of the Coco Licious dog food are subject to the recall. These varieties are Beef & Turkey and Chicken & Beef, both manufactured in 2015. The Beef & Turkey assortment belongs to Lot #0136E15204 04 and has an expiration date of July 2019, while the Chicken & Beef one comes from Lot #0134E15 237 13 and expires in August 2019.
Party Animal said that they had tested more recent cans of these varieties of dog food and none of them showed any contamination. Also, they declared that they started some discussions and investigations regarding the contaminated cans, but they still did not discover how the drug ended up in the food.
The company faced a lot of outrage for many pet owners who are now concerned about their dogs’ health. However, they are grateful that now the issue was brought to their attention. Thus, they can now be more careful with the dog food they are offering to their pets and know how to observe when the animals experience odd symptoms.
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