Dog Food Recalls: Is Your Brand on the List?

We have the best, most complete list of dog food recalls. Fully updated with every dog food recall of 2018.

Petful has been researching U.S. dog food recalls for several years now, and we’ve compiled the following list. Is your dog food on our list? Recalls are listed in order from newest to oldest. (Looking for cat food recalls? Go here.)

Dog Food Recall 2018 — Full List

Click the links to see the specific, important details about each recall.

Date Brand Name Product
Nov. 9, 2018 Natural Life Chicken Meal & Potato Formula dry dog food
Nov. 6, 2018 Orlando Chicken & Chickpea dry dog food
Nov. 2, 2018 Nutrisca Chicken and Chickpea Recipe dry dog food
Oct. 25, 2018 G & C Raw, LLC Multiple products
Sept. 13, 2018 Bravo Packing, Inc. Performance Dog
Sept. 7, 2018 Steve’s Real Food Turducken
Aug. 3, 2018 G & C Raw, LLC Ground Lamb Dog Food
June 12, 2018 Dave’s Pet Food 95% Premium Beef
May 23, 2018 Merrick, Castor & Pollux Backcountry, Good Buddy beef treats
April 20, 2018 OC Raw Dog Chicken, Fish & Produce + Freeze Dried Sardines
April 16, 2018 Vital Essentials Beef Toppers, Beef Entrée
April 13, 2018 TruDog Boost Me
April 13, 2018 K9 Natural Chicken Feast
March 26, 2018 Darwin’s ZooLogics, Natural Selections
March 26, 2018 Blue Ridge Beef BRB Complete
March 22, 2018 Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers and Grilled Burger Bites
March 6, 2018 Raw Basics, LLC Tucker’s Pork-Bison Formula
March 2, 2018 Steve’s Real Food Turkey Canine Recipe
Feb. 24, 2018 Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets
Feb. 24, 2018 Northwest Naturals Chicken & Salmon Recipe
Feb. 24, 2018 TruDog Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delights
Feb. 14, 2018 Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Ol’ Roy, Skippy Various canned dog foods
Feb. 11, 2018 Darwin’s ZooLogics
Feb. 9, 2018 Redbarn Naturals Various dog treats
Feb. 8, 2018 Smokehouse Pet Products Beef Munchies dog treats
Feb. 8, 2018 Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food
Jan. 15, 2018 JustFoodForDogs Meals with green beans

2017 Dog Food Recall List

Here are the dog food recalls from last year. Click the links to see the specific, important details about each recall.

Date Brand Name Product
Dec. 22, 2017 Primal Pet Foods Dog and cat foods
Dec. 8, 2017 Darwin’s Natural Selections
June 19, 2017 United Pet Group Rawhide chew products (expanded)
June 15, 2017 Loving Pets Dog treats
June 10, 2017 United Pet Group Rawhide chew products
May 6, 2017 Smallbatch Pets Frozen dog food
April 18, 2017 Party Animal Canned dog food
March 20, 2017 Barnsdale Farms 3 Brands of pig ears
March 18, 2017 Blue Buffalo Canned dog food
March 18, 2017 Wellness Canned dog food
Feb. 28, 2017 Blue Buffalo Wet dog food
Feb. 28, 2017 Evanger’s and Against the Grain Braised Beef & Pulled Beef
Feb. 14, 2017 Against the Grain Pulled Beef With Gravy
Feb. 13, 2017 Blue Buffalo Homestyle Recipe
Feb. 9, 2017 Giant Food Stores Companion canned dog food
Feb. 9, 2017 PetSmart Chicken and Rice
Feb. 3, 2017 Evanger’s Hunk of Beef
Jan. 13, 2017 Blue Ridge Beef Blue Ridge Beef Frozen Turkey

2016 Dog Food Recall List

Here are the dog food recalls from 2016. Click the links to see the specific, important details about each recall.

Date Brand Name Product
Dec. 8, 2016 Blue Ridge Beef frozen products
Oct. 7, 2016 Cesar Cesar Classics Filet Mignon
Sept. 8, 2016 Addiction New Zealand Canned Dog Food Entrées
May 31, 2016 Blue Buffalo Life Protection Formula
March 26, 2016 Smallbatch Pets Dog Duckbatch Sliders
March 18, 2016 Fromm Fromm Gold canned food
March 10, 2016 Purina Beneful, ProPlan
Jan. 15, 2016 Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée
Jan. 4, 2016 Big Dog Natural Chicken Supreme, Fish Supreme

There were many more dog food recalls before this. Go back in time and browse the 2015 recalls here.

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