California Company Caught Using Recycled Pets In Dog Food

Sunday, April 30, 2017
By Paul Martin

Baxter Dmitry
YourNewsWire.com
April 30, 2017

A California-based pet food company has been caught using recycled pets as cheap protein in its popular dog food.

Party Animals is recalling two lots from its line of Cocolicious dog foods after cans in Texas tested positive for pentobarbital — a chemical that’s used by veterinarians to euthanize pets.

In a statement on its website, Party Animal said a customer in Texas had given Cocolicious samples to a lab and the dog food tested positive for pentobarbital.

It’s not the first time a pet food company has been exposed using recycled pets in their product. Back in February Evanger, a pet food company based in Illinois, recalled its dog foods after cans tainted with pentobarbital were making dogs sick.

How did it get in the food?

Pentobarbital is a barbiturate that’s commonly used by veterinarians for euthanasia. So how is it getting in the food?

The pet food industry is almost completely unregulated and in the quest for the cheapest possible protein, companies are using euthanized cats and dogs as ingredients under the “animal byproduct meal” name.

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