It disheartens me to have to post another dog food recall this month. This time it is from a company called Against the Grain Dog Food and this time the product can be contaminated with pentobarbital.

Thank you to Dog Food Advisor who keeps us up-to-date with this information and helps us inform you. You to can get alerts directly from Dog Food Advisor if you prefer to stay in the loop with dog or cat food recalls.



What’s Recalled?

  • Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs
  • 12 ounce can
  • Lot Number: 2415E01ATB12
  • UPC Code (second half): 80001
  • Expiration Date: December 2019

About Pentobarbital

Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand and coma.

To date, no complaints have been reported to Against the Grain for this single lot number nor any of Against the Grain’s pet foods.

Where Was It Distributed?

The recalled product was distributed (in 2015) to independent pet retail stores in the following states:

  • Maryland
  • Washington

The company has verified that the affected lot is no longer on any store shelves.

What to Do?

Consumers may return any can with the relevant lot number to their place of purchase and receive a full case of Against the Grain food for the inconvenience.

Customers with questions may contact the company at 800-288-6796 between 11 AM and 4 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Why Switch to Life’s Abundance?

Life’s Abundance is a grade A premium dog food that is made in the USA. It is not sold in stores, so visit my website to learn Australian Labradoodlesmore. This product is shipped directly to your home, you can be placed on auto ship so you never have to worry about running low on dog food. Life’s Abundance dog food has never had a food recall, yes you heard me … NEVER had a food recall. Wow, that is peace of mind. We choose this premium food for our Australian Labradoodles to have healthier lives, silkier coats, and so much more.

Make the choice for a happy, healthy, stress free doggie life!

Cheryl Sabens

Ashford Manor Labradoodles

Australian Labradoodle Breeder

Home of the non-shedding dog