Over the past few weeks, videos of people questioning the safety of the Purina Pro Plan Food and warning pet owners to avoid the brand altogether have been circulating on TikTok. Rumors of a Purina dog food recall have been swirling, but is there any truth to them?
Is Purina recalling its dog food in 2024?
In a recent statement shared by the company’s spokeswoman, Lorie Westhoff, Purina adamantly refuted the ongoing claims. Moreover, she maintained that the company hasn’t recalled any dog food.
The global pet food manufacturer has once again broken the silence, assuring worried pet owners that their products are completely safe for their canine companions.
“During the past few days, we have seen an increase in consumers who are scared and reaching out to ask if we have a product recall or issue after seeing this rumor,” Westhoff said. “In response, we are informing them that these rumors are not true and that our food is safe to feed.” (via The New York Times)
Additionally, Westhoff confirmed they’ve investigated the online claims and found “absolutely no data showing us that there is a pattern of problems with any specific product.”
The spokeswoman further emphasized Purina’s commitment to high pet food safety standards. She shared: “As a company that feeds more than 100 million cats and dogs each year, we don’t take risks with pet health ever.”
When was the last Purina dog food recall?
In March 2023, Purina had to recall its dry dog food after discovering that the products contained higher amounts of vitamin D than the FDA-recommended levels.
The company requested dog owners who had already purchased the products to discard them and contact their team for refunds. While vitamin D is an essential nutrient in a dog’s diet, excess of it is harmful.
In dogs, too much vitamin D can lead to excessive drooling, appetite loss, vomiting, excessive thirst, increased urination, kidney failure, and even death.