Out of an ‘abundance of caution,’ Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food announced the recall of five lots of its Hunk of Beef dog food Friday after the drug was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus.

According to the company’s website and a U.S. Food and Drug Administration news release, their products are being recalled due to the potential contaminant pentobarbital.

Possible side effects of pentobarbital, when ingested, include drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, or possibly even death!

The 12-ounce cans of dog food were distributed to retail locations and sold online in 15 states, including here in Minnesota.

Products manufactured the week of June 6 through June 13, 2016, with lot numbers that start with 1816E03HB, 1816E04HB, 1816E06HB, 1816E07HB, and 1816E13HB, and have an expiration date of June 2020 are included in the voluntary recall issued Friday.

The five dogs became sick after eating dog food from lot number 1816E06HB13, Evanger’s stated on their website.

Consumers with questions were asked to contact the company at 1-847-537-0102 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. (CST) Monday through Friday.

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