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Dog Food Recall: Breeder’s Choice AvoDerm and Various Thyroid Medications

One batch of AvoDerm is pulled off the market over Salmonella fears. Also, three manufacturers recall thyroid meds.

Michael Leaverton  |  Sep 14th 2012


Because of possible contamination with Salmonella, Breeder’s Choice Pet Food is recalling a single manufacturing batch of its Breeder’s Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula.

Look for the following information on the bag:

Product Code: 1000065074

UPC Code: 0 5290702043 8

Best Before Code: 28 Aug 2013, 29 Aug 2013, or 30 Aug 2013

According to a company press release, a sample from this batch had tested positive for Salmonella.

Here’s what to look out for if your pet is sick, according to that press release:

“Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

For more information, call 1-866-500-6286 or visit Breeder’s Choice.

Also on the recall list: Lloyd, Vedco, and Clipper have recalled some thyroxine products because of an “incorrect in-process specification for blend uniformity criteria,” according to the American Veterinarian Medical Association. These medications are used to treat thyroid conditions in dogs. Here are the products listed on the recall:

Lloyd:

Lloyd Thyro Tab 0.3mg in 1000 ct NDC# 11789-253-20 KB15711
Lloyd Thyro Tab 0.3mg in 120ct NDC#11789-253-10 KB15711
Lloyd Thyro Tab 1.0mg in 1000ct NDC# 11789-268-20 KB17311
Lloyd Thyro Tab 1.0mg in 120ct NDC# 11789-268-10 KB17311
Lloyd Thyro Tab 0.7mg in 1000ct NDC# 11789-257-20 KB18011
Lloyd Thyro Tab 0.7mg in 120ct NDC# 11789-257-10 KB18011
Lloyd Thyro Tab 0.2mg in 1000ct NDC# 11789-252-20 KA16611
Lloyd Thyro Tab 0.2mg in 120ct NDC# 11789-252-10 KA16611

Vedco:

Vedco Thyrosyn Tab 0.8mg in 1000ct NDC# 50989-204-53 KD11711, KD11711A
Vedco Thyrosyn Tab 0.3mg in 1000ct NDC# 50989-201-53 KB13611, KB13611A
Vedco Thyrosyn Tab 0.3mg in 180ct NDC# 50989-201-86 KB13611, KB13611A
Vedco Thyrosyn Tab 0.7mg in 180ct NDC# 50989-283-86 KB18011, KB18011A

Clipper:

Clipper Thyrozine Tab 0.3mg in 1000ct NDC# 57319-333-16 KB13611, KB13611a, KB15711
Clipper Thyrozine Tab 0.3mg in 180ct NDC# 57319-333-31 KB15711F
Clipper Thyrozine Tab 0.7mg in 1000ct NDC# 57319-337-16 KB18011
Clipper Thyrozine Tab 0.7mg in 180ct NDC# 57319-337-31 KB18011F, KB18011FA

Visit the American Veterinarian Medical Association’s page on the recall for more information.

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