Central Veterinary Associates has announced that Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, Milo’s Kitchen and IMS Trading Corp. have voluntarily recalled some of their products after it was discovered there were trace amounts of antibiotic residue found on the product.
The New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets recently found the residue in samples of the following products: Nestlé Purina PetCare Company’s Waggin’ Train and Canyon Creek Ranch brand dog treats; Milo’s Kitchen Chicken Jerky and Chicken Grillers home-style dog treats; and IMS Trading Corp.’s Cadet Brand Chicken Jerky Treat products. The antibiotics are approved for use in poultry in China and other major countries, including European Union member states, but not in the United States.
The NYSDAM informed the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of its findings. In the meantime, the companies have agreed to withdraw their products and stop further distribution of its products. Since there was a negligible amount of residue found in the product, it does not pose a health risk to pets. However, pet owners who have purchased the product are being asked to return the product for a full refund.
“Although we don’t anticipate illness, if your pet shows any symptoms as the result of ingesting this product, you should bring him or her to a veterinarian immediately,” said Dr. John Charos, DVM, President and CEO, Central Veterinary Associates. “Our Valley Stream hospital is open around the clock in the event your pet becomes sick and needs to be treated as soon as possible.”
For more information or to make an appointment, call (516) 825-3066 or visit www.centralvets.com.