When you feed your dog a can of dog food, you do so with the knowledge that the only ingredients in the food are those listed on the packaging. Several lines of dog food are being blamed for the deaths of dogs in recent times. Most alarming is there are traces of actual euthanasia drugs in the dog food, which led to the innocent animals dying.
After feeding her dog, Talula, a can of Evanger’s dog food, the pup became very sick. The worried dog mom rushed to the emergency vet, where she was told the dog would not survive.
“Nobody should have to go through what we went through,” Nikki Mael told News 12 WJLA. “Nobody. Not fair. I mean, I would give anything to see Talula again.”
The devastated dog mom drove her deceased dog’s body to a veterinary pathologist to determine what happened. It was revealed that pentobarbital was in the dog food, and that led to Talula’s death.
Susan Thixton, a pet food consumer advocate, shared, “A consumer has to become a private detective to learn what’s really in their food.”
Other foods were tested by a lab, including 15 cans of Gravy Train. Shockingly, 60 percent of the samples were positive for pentobarbital. Experts told News 12 WJLA that the poison is getting into dog food from rendering plants who process deceased carcasses and then blend them into pet food.
We urge all dog owners to check with pet food company websites and protect their animals from any potential toxic foods. For sure, eliminate known problem foods from your pet’s diet immediately. Here’s more on this story in the video below.