Solid Gold Pet Food

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Solid Gold, a holistic line of pet foods, was created in 1974 by founder Sissy Harrington-McGill, who raised Great Danes. Solid Gold seeks to provide the best all-natural holistic ingredients for pets, with a focus on restorative health and vitality.

Solid Gold advocates a high quality of life for your pet, and the pet food is sold worldwide. It is manufactured by Diamond Pet Company.

Solid Gold Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Solid Gold Sun Dancer Grain and Gluten Free Adult Dog Food, Solid Gold Hundchen Flocken Small and Medium Breed Puppy Food, Solid Gold Wolf Cub Large Breed Puppy Food, Solid Gold Blended Tuna Grain and Gluten Free Canned Cat Food, plus various treats, biscuits, and supplements
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Company: Solid Gold Health Products for Pets, Inc.
Headquarters: 1331 N Cuyamaca St, El Cajon, CA 92020
Contact info: 1-800-364-4863, email

Has Solid Gold Ever Been Recalled?

Yes. In 2012, Solid Gold recalled limited numbers of its Wolf Cub line for suspected salmonella after the bacteria was discovered in Diamond Pet Food’s Gaston, South Carolina, facility.

Meanwhile, in summer 2018, a consumer sued Solid Gold Pet, alleging that Solid Gold cat food contains “heavy metals, chemicals and/or toxins” that are not disclosed on the packaging.

Third-party testing, according to the lawsuit, revealed the presence of metals such as arsenic, cadmium, mercury and lead in the cat food. However, research by Petful found that the levels all appear to be below the “maximum tolerable limits” generally recognized by authorities.

The testing also found bisphenol A (BPA), a controversial industrial chemical, in some of the Solid Gold cat foods.

The highest amount of BPA among the foods tested was 169.7 μg/kg, found in Solid Gold Grain Free High Protein With Chicken. But even this would still be within the range of BPA that has been found in pet foods in the past.

There has been no recent recall stemming from the claims made in this lawsuit, and we want to remind readers of an important point: Lawsuits are just a collection of unproven allegations.

“Unlike recalls, lawsuits are based on complaints and accusations only,” says Mike Sagman, managing editor of Dog Food Advisor.

List of Solid Gold Recalls

May 2012

Cause: Potential for salmonella. Announcement: FDA report dated May 8, 2012What was recalled: The following Solid Gold dry dog foods:

  • WolfCub Large Breed Puppy Food, 4 lb., 15 lb. and 33 lb., Best by Dec. 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGB1201A31X
  • WolfKing Large Breed Adult Dog Food, 4 lb., 15 lb. and 28.5 lb., Best by Dec. 30, 2012 and batch code starting with SGL1201A32X

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