Recalled: Multiple Rawhide Dog Chew Products

Several brands of rawhide chew products are being recalled because they contain ingredients not approved for canine consumption.

Four brands of rawhide chews are being recalled. By: Spectrum Brands, Inc.

Editor’s Note: This recall was later expanded to include 10 additional brands. Read the details here.

Maker: United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
Cause: Unapproved additive (quaternary ammonium compound mixture)
Announcement: Voluntary recall report dated June 10, 2017
What was recalled: Several brands of rawhide chew products:

  • American Beefhide, Lot numbers start with AH, Expiration dates of 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.
  • Digest-eeze, Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.
  • Healthy Hide (including Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fun and Healthy Hide–Good-n-Fit), Lot numbers starting with AH, AV, A, AI, AO or AB, Expiration dates 06/01/19 through 05/31/20.

The company has received limited reports of illness in dogs with symptoms of diarrhea and vomiting. The company identified the additive in manufacturing plants in Mexico, Brazil and Colombia and voluntarily issued the product recalls. The compound mixture is commonly used in disinfectants, detergents and fabric softeners and is not approved as an additive to food products.

According to the recall report, “Exposure to quaternary ammonium compounds through direct ingestion may cause the following symptoms in dogs: reduced appetite, and gastric irritation including diarrhea and vomiting. These symptoms may require treatment by a veterinarian depending on severity.”

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There were more recalls in 2017. See the previous one:

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