Pedigree Dog Food

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Mars Petcare US has announced a voluntary recall of some Pedigree weight management dog foods due to a potential choking risk. 

Why it’s being recalled: The company said the dog food may contain small pieces of blue plastic, which entered the food during the production process. According to the company, a conveyor belt broke and small pieces of the belt entered the food during the production process.

“Besides the risk of choking, if swallowed, the foreign body could become lodged in the dog’s digestive track and have to be removed surgically,” said Dr. Neil Shaw, chief medical officer of BluePearl Veterinary Partners. “If you notice abnormal behavior such as vomiting, or a lack of defecation, take the dog to your veterinarian as soon as possible.”

Description: Each of the recalled products will have a lot code printed on the bottom of the can that begins with 209, 210, 211 or 212 and a Best Before date that falls between 2/24/2014 and 3/23/2014.

This includes:

- Pedigree+ Healthy Weight Premium Ground Entrée in Meaty Juices (UPC code 2310034974)

- Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Beef & Liver Dinner in Meaty Juices (UPC code 2310001913)

- Pedigree Weight Management Meaty Ground Dinner Chicken & Rice Dinner in Meaty Juices (UPC code 2310023045)

Pet owners with these products should discard them immediately. For more information, owners can call call 877-720-3335 or visit www.pedigree.com.

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