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4health Pet Food

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4health dog and cat food is a label manufactured by Diamond Pet Food Inc., specifically for the retailer Tractor Supply Co.

The Tractor Supply Company was originally started in 1938 as a mail-order business for tractor parts. Since then, it has grown to be one of the larger chains of retail stores aimed at offering customers in rural areas everything they need for their homes.

4health Quick Facts

Brand line includes: 4health Grain Free Pork & Potato Dog Food; 4health Grain Free Duck & Potato Dog Food; 4health Healthy Weight Dog Food; 4health Grain Free Turkey & Potato Dog Food; 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula; 4health Indoor Adult Cat Formula; 4health Grain Free Whitefish; and Potato, & Pea Formula for Adult Cats
Cost: $
Company: Tractor Supply Co.
Headquarters: 200 Powell Place, Brentwood TN, 37027
Contact info: 877-718-6750

Has 4health Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In 2013 Diamond, the manufacturer of 4health, recalled several varieties of cat food including 4health because of potentially too low levels of thiamine, an essential vitamin (B1) for cats. In 2012, Diamond also recalled all brands of 4health pet food manufactured in its Gaston, South Carolina, facility because of potential salmonella contamination.


 

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List of 4health Recalls

March 2013

Cause: Low thiamine levels. Announcement: FDA report dated March 10, 2013What was recalled: 4health All Life Stages Cat Formula, 5 lb. and 18 lb. bags, Product Code #NGF0802 and “Best by” dates of either Aug. 14, 2013 or Aug. 18, 2013.

May 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated May 5, 2012What was recalled: All brands of 4health dry pet foods with a “Best Before” date of Dec. 9, 2012 through April 7, 2013.

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4 Comments

  1. Linda Kay Mowery
    February 17, 2018

    Hi- I have been feeding my 3 dogs the 4-Health Senior Chicken & Rice canned dog food for years. But the last 21 cans I bought had black specks of something in it. I never saw this before. I did see the rice ,but not these blacks specks some of which are 1/4 inch round. If anyone else has noticed this please let me know. I hate feeding this to my dogs if there is something there that should not be. Thank you

    Reply
    1. Melissa Smith
      February 19, 2018

      Hi Linda- if you’re concerned, I would stop feeding the food immediately. Black specks could be SO many things, from harmless bits of food to dirt or even mold. Contact the company to tell them what you’ve found, and try to have the packaging with you so you can give them lot numbers and other information.

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  2. Christopher Lee
    March 24, 2018

    This new bag of puppy 4health is much much darker in color from the previous bags. My American Bulldog at 9 months old is hesitant to eat it and when she does her poop is soft and obviously darker rather than the healthy tan and solid poop she’s had in the past.
    Why is it darker?

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    1. Melissa Smith
      March 25, 2018

      Hey Christopher! I can’t say for sure, but reasons might include the company changing their recipe, the date on the bag (i.e. if it’s an older bag) or if it’s just not a good mix. I’d give the company a call and ask them what would make their food look like that.

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