NOTE: Since the time this article went live on Jan. 18th, 2017, new evidence has surfaced. Evanger’s Dog Food is testing positive for a euthanasia drug and is now under RECALL and may not be safe for dogs.
Nikki Mael gave her four dogs a can of Evanger’s Hunk of Beef with Au Jus dog food as a special treat on New Year’s Eve and was horrified when they started to stumble around and exhibit drunk-like behavior. She took the pups to the vet immediately and they were rushed into intensive care. Three of the dogs survived and one died. You can find the full story here.
Following the incident, Evanger’s raised funds to take care of the dogs’ medical costs and offered to take back any cans of food that consumers felt unsure about, no questions asked. Evanger’s has a good track record for preventing contamination in their food, and they immediately asked for the rest of the cans that Mael had so that they could test them. Evanger’s has received a lot of support through this traumatic and horrific event and the test results are showing that Evanger’s food was not at fault here.
The test results have come back negative for contamination in the batch of canned food that Mael had. This is the preliminary result, and a final result is expected to be released later on.
If you feed your pups Evanger’s you can breathe a sigh of relief and continue feeding your pups Evanger’s. When we find out more information about this case and what happened we will be sure to fill you in. We are following this case closely.
What do you think the cause of death was for the dogs? Let us know in the comments below.