RECALL ALERT: Wellness Ninety-Five Percent Beef Topper for Dogs

Wellness pet food recall due to beef thyroid

Wellpet has announced a voluntary recall of a limited quantity of Wellness Ninety-Five Percent Beef Topper for Dogs canned dog food because it may contain elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormones.

Sound familiar? Yesterday, Blue Buffalo Company announced it is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness Rocky Mountain Recipe Red Meat Dinner wet dog food for the same reason.

The symptoms of consuming high levels of beef thyroid hormones include increased thirst and urination, weight loss, increased heart rate and restlessness. The symptoms should stop once the dog is no longer fed the affected food. But with prolonged consumption, the symptoms may become more severe and include vomiting, diarrhea, and rapid or difficulty breathing. If you fed your dog this product and see these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.

“Given that the recipe is a mixer or topper and intended for intermittent or supplemental feeding only, the likelihood of a dog being affected is remote,” Wellpet stated in the announcement on its website. “Multiple studies indicate that, for the vast majority of pets, symptoms are reversible as soon as the pet stops eating product with elevated thyroid hormone.”

No dogs have been sickened yet by the recalled Wellness food, but one dog became ill after eating the recalled Blue Buffalo food.

The following product is included in Wellpet’s voluntary recall:

Wellness 95% Beef Topper for Dogs

  • 13.2 oz cans
  • Best-By Date: 02 FEB 19, 29 AUG 19 and 30 AUG 19 (found on the bottom of the can)

Wellness dog food recall date on can

If you purchased this product, stop feeding it to your dog. Email Wellpet at or call 877-227-9587. Once you have spoken with a WellPet representative, throw the product away.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!