In all, the recall covers more than 107 million cans of dog food in several flavors sold under the Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits, Skippy and Ol ‘ Roy brands. Big Heart Pet Brands distributed the Gravy Train, Kibbles ‘N Bits and Skippy dog food to retailers nationwide. Walmart Stores Inc. distributed the Ol ‘ Roy dog food.
As a brand, Ol ‘ Roy Dog Food does not even have its own website. The pet food is owned by Walmart and made by Doane Pet Food , which, in turn, is owned by the Mars pet food division. Mars is one of the largest pet food manufacturers in the country and makes several other brands of pet food .
Today, we learn of yet another national brand of dog food was found to contain the lethal euthanizing drug sodium pentobarbital: Walmart’s brand Ol ‘ Roy canned dog food . Walmart , the nation’s largest retailer, is now in the process of quietly removing it from all 4,700 stores across America.
Judging by its ingredients alone, Ol ‘ Roy Dog Food looks like a below-average dry product. Ol ‘ Roy is a grain-inclusive dry dog food using a modest amount of meat and bone meal or poultry by-product meal as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 1 star.
Even though it is owned by the Walmart corporation and manufactured by Mars, Inc., it is unclear whether the Ol ‘ Roy brand of dog food is made in the United States. The brand’s only online presence is through the Walmart website and there is little information available about the brand itself.
WARNING! DO NOT buy your dog these treats unless you like cleaning up poop and vomit. Within 30 mintues of giving my dog one of these bones , she threw it up, and she’s had horrible poops because of it. This review is WARNING to pet owners to avoid giving their dog Ol ‘ Roy Munchy Bone dog treats.
After the Mars acquisition of Doane, Ol ‘ Roy was manufactured for Walmart by Mars Petcare US, Del Monte Foods ‘ pet division, Simmons Pet Food Inc.
Ol ‘ Roy is Walmart’s store brand of dog food, created in 1983 and named after Sam Walton’s bird dog.
Here are The Dog Food Advisor’s best dry dog foods for December 2020. Wellness Complete Health Dry Dog Food. Instinct Original Grain-Free Dry. Nature’s Logic Dry Dog Food. Blue Buffalo Life Protection Dry. Canidae Grain-Free Pure Dry Dog Food. Orijen Dry Dog Food. Diamond Naturals Dry Kibble. Nulo Freestyle Dry Dog Food.
Ol ‘ Roy was also found to contain the lethal drug pentobarbital which is used to euthanize cats and dogs . BHA is a carcinogen and according to the FDA, meat and bone meal and animal fat have a high probability to contain the lethal euthanasia drug pentobarbital and may contain the dead cats and dogs that come with it.
Ol ‘ Roy is a meat-based canned dog food using a notable amount of chicken, chicken by-products or meat by-products as its main sources of animal protein, thus earning the brand 1.5 stars. Not recommended.
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