Dog Treat Recall


Here we are again with another dog treat recall. A voluntary recall has been issued on limited lots of some Milo’s Kitchen dog treats.

I honestly have to say that until I started monitoring treat recalls a little more closely for this blog, I didn’t realize how often they happened. I’m glad to now be more aware and I am even happier to be able to pass this information on to you.

Here’s what you need to know about Milo’s dog treats recall.

Who, What, Why

J.M. Smucker Company was notified by the FDA of three dog illnesses caused by the consumption of specific lots of two Milo’s dog treat varieties. Immediately upon notification, a voluntary recall was issued to include a limited number of production lots of the affected treats.

A voluntary recall has been issued as the affected lots of treats may contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone.

The varieties of Milo’s dog treats affected by this recall are Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers / Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak and Milo’s Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon. Specific lot numbers and dates are listed here:

No other lot numbers of Milo’s Kitchen Steak Grillers are Milo’s Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites are affected by this recall nor are any other varieties of Milo’s dog treats.

About Elevated Beef Thyroid Hormone

A dog that is eating something containing elevated beef thyroid hormone could exhibit symptoms such as:

  • increased urination
  • increased thirst
  • increased heart rate
  • restlessness
  • weight loss

These symptoms would likely go away when the dog is no longer eating food containing elevated levels of thyroid hormone.

If a dog consumes high levels of beef thyroid hormone for an extended amount of time, the symptoms could become more severe and include:

  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • rapid breathing
  • labored breathing

What should I do?

If you have purchased any of the specific lots of Milo’s dog treats listed above, stop feeding them to your dog immediately! If your dog has eaten lots of treats and is exhibiting any of these symptoms, it is recommended that you contact your dog’s veterinarian.

To receive a refund or replacement for the recalled product contact the J.M. Smucker Company Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM EST at 888-569-6767 or by completing this form (click here for the form).

To see the original recall posted by the FDA click HERE.

Stay safe and stay aware!

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