A US pet food company says traces of a drug used to euthanise animals have been found in some of its products, leading to a large recall.
Evanger’s Dog & Cat Food issued the recall after detecting traces of pentobarbital, a sedative normally used to euthanise dogs, cats, and horses.
The voluntary recall affects five dog food products which had been sold in 16 states, according to officials.
One pug named Talula died after being fed the canned food on New Year’s Eve.
Three others in the same Washington state household all began acting strangely after being fed the food, Evanger’s Hunk of Beef with au jus, owner Nikki Mael told US media.