Recall: Cocolicious Dog Food Products

April 18, 2017

Party Animal, Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of specific lot numbers of its Cocolicous dog food products due to a positive test for pentobarbital.  The company was notified on April 13 by a Texas retailer that the product, which was tested by an independent laboratory, had shown evidence of the drug in the products tested.

The company tracked the particular product and lot numbers and asked the retailers to pull all of these products from the shelves. Party Animal requested that all of the affected cans be shipped to them for further testing.

The products being recalled are 13 ounce cans of Cocolicious Beef & Turkey with the lot number of #0136E15204 04, and best by date of July, 2019. Also included are 13 ounce cans of Cocolicious Chicken & Beef with the lot number of #0134E15 237 13 and best by date of August, 2019.

If you have purchased any of these products, return them to your place of purchase for a full refund.  For any questions, call 855-727-8926 or email the company at

The usual way that pentobarbital would appear in any pet food is through the rendering process. One doesn’t expect this to apply to organic pet foods.

As I wrote here, this Cocolicious pet food is manufactured by Evanger’s, a company that has endured a number of health-related problems in recent months with their own products. Party Animal states that they will be reexamining their manufacturing processes.


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