WARNING: ALL DOG PARENTS BEWARE!
Four major dog food brands under the brand JM Smucker Co. have been recalled after a Washington, D.C., TV station tested one of the brands and found traces of a euthanizing drug used on dogs, cats and horses in 60 percent of the samples.
Shipments of Gravy Train, Kibble 'N Bits, Skippy, and Ol' Roy wet food have officially been pulled.
The Washington D.C TV station WJLA found pentobarbital was found in nine of the 15 cans of Gravy Train.
WJLA also tested around two dozen other brands over several months, but there were no significant findings.
People notes that Gravy Train is produced by the Smucker Co.'s Big Heart Pet Brands, which also makes Meow Mix, 9Lives, and Pounce pet edibles.
WJLA did a full on investigation into dog food after the death of a Washington's dog named Talula.
Nikki Mael’s four dogs all became unresponsive after eating a can of Evanger’s pet food on New Year’s Eve 2016.
Nikki Mael rushed all of her dogs to the vet for treatment, but unfortunately Talula couldn't pull through.
Efforts are now focused on how the pentobarbital got into the Gravy Train samples, with the FDA now jumping into the investigation.
A rep from JM Smucker tells WebMD "extremely low levels" of pentobarbital aren't risky for animals, but that "the presence of this substance at any level is not acceptable to us and not up to our quality standards."
The FDA also warned about bones for dogs.