Dogswell and Catswell

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Arthur Dogswell, LLC offers natural pet food products for dogs and cats. It offers jerky, jerky bars, dry food, canned food, wraps and veggies, Nutrisca freeze-dried dinner bites, and more. The company provides its products through distributors and retailers, and online. Arthur Dogswell, LLC was founded in 2003 and is based in Los Angeles.


Dogswell/Catswell Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Dogswell Happy Hips, Dogswell Vitality, Dogswell Nutrisca, Dogswell Shape Up, Dogswell Breathies, Dogswell Mellow Mut, Dogswell Happy Heart, Catswell Nutrisca, Catswell Vitality
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Company: Arthur Dogswell, LLC
Headquarters: 1964 Westwood Blvd., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Contact info: 888-559-8833,,

Have Dogswell and Catswell Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. Several varieties of jerky treats from both Dogswell and Catswell were recalled in summer 2013 for the stated reason of “antibiotic residue.” Calling it “residue” or “traces” doesn’t quite do it justice; a better term would be “unacceptable quantities of illegal antibiotics such as sulfa drugs and trimethoprim” in the treats.

Quite a few chicken or duck jerky treats made in China — including other well-known brands such as Waggin’ Treats, Canyon Creek Ranch and Milo’s Kitchen — were pulled from stores in 2013 after pets died. Also, in 2012 a Catswell product was recalled because of potential propylene glycol.

List of Recalls

July 2013

Cause: Antibiotic residue. Announcement: Company recall page (archived here). What was recalled:


  • Breathies Chicken Breast, Duck Breast, and Chicken Minis
  • Happy Heart Chicken Breast
  • Happy Hips Chicken Breast or Duck Breast, and Happy Hips Chicken & Veggies Jerky Bars
  • Mellow Mut Chicken Breast
  • Shape Up Chicken Breast
  • Veggie Life Chicken & Sweet Potato, Chicken & Banana, and Chicken & Apple
  • Vitality Chicken Breast, Duck Breast, and Vitality Chicken & Veggies Jerky Bars


  • Vitakitty Chicken Breast
  • Happy Hips Chicken Breast
  • Breathies Chicken Breast

July 2012

Cause: May contain propylene glycol. Announcement: FDA report dated July 27, 2012What was recalled: Catswell Brand VitaKitty Chicken Breast with Flaxseed and Vitamins, 2 oz. bags.


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