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Petco pulls product that can get dogs as hammered as humans

A spokesman for the chain says the alcoholic Good Dog Pet Calming Supplement will no longer be sold in stores


Stephen Messenger
January 18, 2015 11:00PM (UTC)
This piece originally appeared on The Dodo.

The Dodo When  Petco has pulled the plug on a product for dogs that contains enough booze to get some humans intoxicated.

The pet supply company confirmed in an email to The Dodo that Good Dog Pet Calming Supplement — a "homeopathic" treatment that contains a whopping 13 percent alcohol — will no longer be sold in its stores.

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Petco spokesperson David Hallisey issued the following statement, offering to buy back bottles of Good Dog from concerned pet owners:

The health and safety of pets and people is Petco's top priority. We sell a variety of calming remedies for pets with anxiety and also recommend that pet parents consult with their vet to ensure that there are no underlying health issues. In light of recent concerns expressed by some of our customers with regard to Good Dog Pet Calming Supplement, and this product's alcohol content, we have decided to issue a voluntary recall, effective immediately. While we are unaware of any instances of this product causing illness when used as directed, customers can return this product to any of our stores for a full refund of their purchase.

According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ingesting even a small amount of alcohol can be dangerous for dogs.

Petco's decision to yank Good Dog from stores comes just days after the company announced it had removed all Chinese-made dog and cat treats from its shelves, products linked to the deaths of hundreds of pets between 2007 and 2014.

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