In Louisiana, we treat our pets like family. The last thing we want is for our dogs or cats to be harmed by eating something we feed them.

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As pet owners it's our responsibility to keep them safe so make sure to avoid purchasing this particular dog food for the time being to ensure their safety.

Louisiana, Check Your Dog Food

Mars Petcare US is recalling 315 bags of their 44lb. PEDIGREE dog food. The adult Complete Nutrition Grilled Steak & Vegetable Flavor Dry Dog Food is being recalled due to the potential presence of loose metal pieces in the bag.

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Check the bottom of the bag for a Best By Date of March 4th, 2025, and a Lot code reading 410B2TXT02. While only 315 bags of the dog food are being recalled, they were sold in Walmart stores in Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

It's easy to see how the potential presence of loose metal pieces in the dog food bag could be a serious hazard for your pet. They could be small enough pieces that you are not able to detect them at first glance. If you believe your pet has consumed the affected product and notice any abnormal behavior, contact your vet to investigate any concerns.

What to do if you purchased the recalled product:

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Thankfully, at the time, there are no reports of injury or illness. However, if you purchased the product in question, they recommend you stop using it immediately.

Consumers can contact Mars Petcare US consumer care to return the product and call 1-800-525-5273 between the hours of 8am-8pm Monday-Friday or *am-4pm Saturday and Sunday with any concerns or questions about the recall.

This recall does not affect any other PEDIGREE or Mars Petcare US products and they are working with Walmart stores in the affected states to ensure that the recalled product is removed from store inventory.

View the full FDA report here.

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To prepare yourself for a potential incident, always keep your vet's phone number handy, along with an after-hours clinic you can call in an emergency. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center also has a hotline you can call at (888) 426-4435 for advice.

Even with all of these resources, however, the best cure for food poisoning is preventing it in the first place. To give you an idea of what human foods can be dangerous, Stacker has put together a slideshow of 30 common foods to avoid. Take a look to see if there are any that surprise you.

Gallery Credit: Rachel Cavanaugh

 

 

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