A nationwide recall for a popular dog treat is now in place. Mars Petcare and Petsmart are the popular brands which have issued this nationwide recall of 4 oz bags of their Nutro Chewy Apple treats for possible mold contamination. Mold toxicity can have serious health effects to dogs.
Below are the recalled product’s specifications:
Nutro CHEWY TREATS APPLE 4OZ
Lots codes beginning with ‘4 50,’ ‘5 02,’ ‘5 03,’ OR ‘5 05’
You can find this information on bottom of the packaging. Note that this includes all “best by” dates.
According to Pet Poison Helpline, a dog can have a moderate to severe reaction to eating moldy food, depending on the specifics of the circumstance. Neither MARS nor PetSmart has stated that there have been any reported health issues associated with this voluntary recall.
However, both companies recommend that you not feed this product to your pet and return it to the store. If you have questions or concerns, call Nutro Customer Service at 1-800-833-5330.
If you are concerned about your dog’s health, please contact your veterinarian.