comes from the Dogswell site.
What products are being withdrawn by Dogswell and Catswell?
Dogswell and Catswell are voluntarily withdrawing Dogswell and Catswell brand
jerky treats made with chicken or duck with a ”Best Before” date of January
28th, 2015 or any earlier date.
Why are Dogswell and Catswell withdrawing these treats?
They were recently notified by the New York State Department of Agriculture
& Markets (NYSDAM) that a batch of our Happy Hips Chicken Jerky treats
contained trace amounts of an antibiotic residue that has not been approved for
use in the United States. Therefore, the company decided to withdraw any
chicken or duck jerky treats that have not been tested for this antibiotic.
Have there been any reports of pets getting sick from eating treats that
contain this antibiotic?
There is no evidence that products containing trace amounts of this antibiotic
pose a health risk for pets.
How can I tell if I have a product that is affected by the withdrawal?
First, you should check the name of the front of the package. If it says
anything other than Chicken Breast or Duck Breast, it is not a part of this
If your package does say Chicken Breast or Duck Breast, you should turn the
package over. In the bottom right hand corner of the package printed in black
ink on the seam, you should find the words “Best Before”. After “Best Before”
is a series of eight numbers, such as:
07262015 or 07/26/2015
This number would be translated to the date July 26, 2015 (07 for July, 26 for
the day of the month, and 2015 for the year). The products affected by this
withdrawal are for “Best Before” dates of January 28th, 2015 or any earlier
date (which would read as 01282015 or 01/28/2015). Any product with a “Best
Before” date after that time has been tested for unapproved antibiotics and has
If you find that you have a product that is affected, please call the company
for a full refund at 1-888-559-8833