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Meals for Mutts Recall & Issue Log

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About Meals for Mutts

Meals for Mutts is an Australian brand of pet food.

Meals for Meows is the cat food alternative.

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Mish
3 months ago

Started this bag and noticed the kibble was smaller and multi-coloured (black and brown). Thought maybe they had just changed them. My dog has had a small amount the past two days and has been so off and his poo has turned orange/yellow. Waiting to see the vet. Considering the recall that just happened, I am seriously angry. Where is the quality control? I feel so horrible seeing my boy unwell and am angry I have fed this to him. Will be changing immediately.

Formula/Variation
Salmon & Sardine 2.5kg
Batch No. or Use By Date
Expiry 28/10/24
Worried Owner
3 months ago

Purchased 20kg Salmon & Sardine In August 23 from Farmcraft. Fed half LYKA half MFM.
Our healthy robust rescue boy age 10 with no past health issues presented to Vet 11th Sept with elevated levels of Glucose in the urine, excessive thirst, excessive urination & incontinence was placed on course of Doxycycline for suspected UTI. No improvement after meds. Referred to Veterinary Specialist on 29th September with the same symptoms. Many tests performed ruling out Lepto, Lead, organ ultrasound all clear. Elevated Glucose in Urine. Diagnosis – unknown toxicity. Treatment strict Renal diet for kidneys. No since improvements.

Formula/Variation
Salmon & Sardine 20kg
Batch No. or Use By Date
Batch 0159
Karissa symons
3 months ago

I have had two of my dogs recently at the vet and the emergency center for an unknown origin of toxin. Mould is most suspected but we couldn’t find a source. My dogs are fed Meals for Mutts dry food.

Formula/Variation
Meals for mutts salmon and sardine 20kg
Rachel
Reply to  Karissa symons
3 months ago

Sounds exactly like our case. What symptoms did you dog display?

Bruce
3 months ago

Although not listed with the exact expiry date it’s very close to those of.
I’m reaching out on here to see if anyone has had a similar experience, so we can try to work out what has caused our dogs very recent health issues. Our very healthy dog started this bag in July 23 he presented to VSS emergency (4 weeks ago) with excessive thirst & urination, weight loss and incontinence. After every test possible the only solution was a strict Renal Diet which he has been on for 4 weeks. No improvements yet. He has developed kidney issues out of no where with no solutions as of yet. Has anyone else experienced similar issues whilst feeding MFM?

Formula/Variation
Grain Free Salmon & Sardine
Batch No. or Use By Date
8/8/2024
Margaret Mclean
3 months ago

Bought a 2.5 kg bag of hypo-allergenic salmon and sardine grain free….bag dated 3/9/2024…our 3 dogs 1 boxer who had only 4 pieces of it..our Sheppard x and our maltese dog…all had EXPLOSIVE diarrhoea ..had to fast them and purchase sensitive skin and stomach royal canin 1 small bag and a larger bag..took over a week to start resolving this issue..it cost a fortune! Feeling lucky to have not lost any of my dogs!! Bought from Carney’s feed store Murgon

Formula/Variation
Salmon and Sardine hypoallergenic
Batch No. or Use By Date
3/9/2024 #0184
Justine
3 months ago

All three of our dogs had become severely unwell with acid smelling orange diarrhoea with loads of mucous for many weeks. Vet treated for giardia they did not respond well to treatments. 2 dogs are still struggling to recover even after switching foods and probiotic/b12 treatments their microbiomes seem to have permanent damage. Vet bills have well exceeded 2k.

Formula/Variation
Mfm salmon and sardine 20kg
Batch No. or Use By Date
17/09/2024
Alex
4 months ago

Looking for advice please.
I bought Meals for Mutts for my dog for the first time a couple of months ago from Pet Circle (grain free adult Salmon and Sardine 20kgs).
I got an email today about a recall due to mould and metals in some M4M products manufactured since June this year (I purchased it in August and can’t find the manufacture date on the bag)
My dog loves it and I can’t see any mould from what I can tell. I saw some messages saying that the affected products look darker than the usual, but because this is the first time I’ve bought it I don’t know if this is the normal colour. Any advice please? Photo attached.

Formula/Variation
Meals for Mutts 20kgs Grain free Salmon and Sardine
Batch No. or Use By Date
Use by date 18/9/2024
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Kaz
Reply to  Alex
3 months ago

Our bag looked exactly like that (dark) and smelt burnt. Nothing like what it used to be

Danni
4 months ago

My cats have been eating the MfM Kangaroo and Turkey for a few months. I recently bought another bag and they refuse to touch it. A bowl of it has been sitting in the laundry for 3wks and not a morsel taken.

Formula/Variation
MfM Kangaroo and Turkey for cats
Batch No. or Use By Date
0194 12/09/2024
Ange S
Reply to  Danni
3 months ago

we had exact same problem, they’ve been eating it for 2 years and wouldn’t touch the latest bag either, cats are smart! I took mine back for a refund.

Apay
Reply to  Danni
13 days ago

My cats did the same. They wouldn’t touch the new bag of food that looked different to the previous bags. So glad they didn’t eat it. I contacted MFM about it, asking if they had changed the formula, and they assured me that everything was the same. I’m so annoyed as it was the only food that all 3 of them liked.

Keith
4 months ago

My Chow has been brought up on the MfM dry food. I tried a different flavour last time and he struggled eating it and I ended up throwing it away. I went back to the Salmon & Sardine. This batch however (0198 20:31 Best Before 17/09/2024) seems to not agree with him. There is no smell to the food and doesn’t really seem fresh. He seems to have lost his zest and is very lethargic, more so than usual. I know this breed sleeps a lot but he has no energy at all and does not look forward to feeding time. I’m going to go and get a different brand and try him on that. Is this product being recalled, I invested in the large bag?

Formula/Variation
Salmon & Sardine
Batch No. or Use By Date
0198 20:31 Best Before 17/09/2024
Obi and Jango
4 months ago

Our male ridgeback has always had the MFM salmon and sardine. I have not noticed anything strange about the kibble but he went off it and then had a week of diarrhoea and bloody stools. Has had this is the past and vets had said caused by drinking sea water at the beach but we had stopped taking him so this was strange and now I believe it was always due to this food as I know they have recalled in the past.

Formula/Variation
Salmon and sardine
Luna
4 months ago

My 2.5 year old labradoodle has been on this for 2 years. However on 6/10/23, she required emergency surgery on her stomach with concerns there could be a blockage.
no blockage was found but that her stomach muscles had stopped working.

This can be cause by eating something that makes her feel nausea or gastro.
she did not have gastro.

she has only ever eaten this food and nothing had changed in her diet.

it is a coincidence that this is now recalled this month… I’m concerned this food is the reason for her surgery. Costing me $3000

Formula/Variation
Duck and turkey
Batch No. or Use By Date
7/9/2024
Concerned owner
4 months ago

My frenchie pup has always eaten this brand before but the last bag my frenchie Pup doesn’t want to eat. I mixed it with another brand and what my pup doesn’t eat my older frenchie hovers but has been vomiting which isn’t normal for him. I got an email saying the product has been recalled. Contacted the supplier for support.

Formula/Variation
Salmon turkey sardine whelping and pups
Naz
4 months ago

Mould found in a new bag of Salmon & Sardine larger kibble bag. Opened 27/10/23. Purchased/delivered via Pet Circle.

Formula/Variation
Salmon & Sardine larger kibble
Batch No. or Use By Date
#0223, BB 12/8/24
Vee
4 months ago

Just opened a brand new 2.5kg bag of Salmon & Sardine the kibble is black and has no fish smell.

Formula/Variation
Meals for Mutts Salmon & Sardines
Batch No. or Use By Date
Best before 1/10/2024 #0213
Alex
Reply to  Vee
3 months ago

Hi Vee,
Would you please be able to post a photo of what the kibble looks like?
I have purchased this for the first time for my dog so I would love to know if the colour of my kibble looks normal or too dark? Although my batch number seems to not be affected, it’s only 1 day after an affected batch.
I have stopped feeding my dog the kibble, but would still love to know if what I had fed him over the past 2 months looks normal or not!
I’ve attached a photo of what my kibble looks like. Thanks!

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Gabby
4 months ago

Had this food previously without issues for my two cats. They won’t touch this batch at all. Offered some to my neighbours cat and to a friend’s cat and both refused to eat it as well.

Formula/Variation
Hyperallergenic grain free mackerel/salmon and kangaroo/turkey 2.5 kg bags
Batch No. or Use By Date
22/5/24 and 16/7/24
Josie
4 months ago

Received 9kg MfM High Performance. Fed it to my dog with gut sensitivity issues to then realise the kibble in the bag was mouldy. My dog had diarrhoea for 7 days, some of which was black indicating intestinal bleeding.

Formula/Variation
MFM High Performance
Batch No. or Use By Date
#0164 13/08/2024
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Jess
4 months ago

3 of my dogs have all had to go to the vets from upset stomach and vomiting i thought it was a change in the bore water and set out to get it checked as nothing else had changed in their diets.
They get a mix of raw 4 paws and meals for mutts
14th aug my first dog went to vet and spent the night on Iv due to dehydration from vomiting and gastro
122nd aug another dog went to vet from bloody stools.
And most recently 6th august my little one stopped eating had the bloody stools and gastro spent the day on Iv.
I couldnt figure out why all my dogs were breaking but after reading recent reviews of M4M this makes sense.
Since the receipe changed their stools havent been great generally, They are large and soft. Im disapointed the quality has declined.

Formula/Variation
Sardines and roo
Anna
4 months ago

Opened a 9kg bag of the grain free MfM and dogs have not been interested in it at all. previously loved the kangaroo MfM. Now, it’s all mouldy with 11 months until expiry.

Formula/Variation
Salmon and sardine grain free MfM
Batch No. or Use By Date
BB 05/09/2024 #0186
Elle
Reply to  Anna
3 months ago

Hi Anna with the mouldy biscuit bag that you have now, is it Salmon & Sardine or Kangaroo?

Fiona
4 months ago

Bought a 20kg bag of MfM Turkey, Salmon & Sardine puppy biscuits with expiry date 09/07/24. There is mould throughout the biscuits. Have emailed the manufacturer.

Formula/Variation
Turkey, Salmon & Sardine
Batch No. or Use By Date
#0129 Best Before 09/07/24
Ange S
5 months ago

We’ve had this brand and flavour before, both cats have always loved it. The latest bag, neither of them will touch. I tried three nights in a row, but they both refused to touch it, despite being hungry. I eventually put out another brand and they both tucked in straight away. There is something wrong with the latest batch.

Formula/Variation
MFM Kangaroo and Turkey
Batch No. or Use By Date
#0136 16/07/2024
Tilly & Crossie
6 months ago

Salmon & Sardine Meals for Mutts batch with Best Before 17/09/2024 causing gastrointestinal upset ?bleeding and black stools.
After buying this product for many years there has been a change with the latest bag. Black biscuits, different (non-fishy smell) and dog refusing and/or struggling to eat it. After 3 days it was ceased. Manufacturer contacted and dogs started on another Sensitive Dog Food.

Formula/Variation
Pink 20kg bag Salmon & Sardine Hypoallergenic Grain & Gluten Free
Batch No. or Use By Date
0198 10:04 Best Before 17/09/2024
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Casey
Reply to  Tilly & Crossie
5 months ago

Hi there,

We have been experiencing similar! Our batch is also black and no fishy smell. We were reluctant to feed to our boy but he seemed to be fine with it initially, however he will not eat it now after about a week and very black stools. I will no longer give it to him and I will be contacting the manufacturer also.

Lynne
6 months ago

My cats love these biscuits and I have had no problems for over a year. They get a handful of biscuits each lunch time as the rest of their diet is raw based/ziwi peak. I bought a new 2.5kg bag a couple of weeks ago. The biscuit felt different. My cats would spit the biscuit out and now refuse to eat the biscuits at all.

Formula/Variation
Hypoallergenic Gluten Free Kangaroo and Turkey
Batch No. or Use By Date
23/5/2024
Aussie Shepard
7 months ago

I recently gave my dog MFM duck and Turkey and he was vomiting within 5 mins.

It’s been 5 days now and his stools are loose with some blood.

I’ll be taking to the doc tomorrow if things aren’t improving.

Has anyone had any servere symptoms or just the gastro upset?

Thanks

Formula/Variation
Meals 4 mutts duck and turkey
Batch No. or Use By Date
13/08/2021 - batch 0164
Pawrent
8 months ago

Our staffy has gerd. MfM used to be fine for her. The bag before last saw her reflux get worse and then throwing up after every meal. We took her off it no dry food at all now. Our greyhound was thriving on it. Then this last 20kg bag of same type (purchased interstate and a larger bag than usyal, because news was MFM had difficulty finding a manufaturing space) smelt different. The greyhound stated exhibiting gut issues within a day … gas, discomfort, loose stool, seeking grass. Turned into 24 hrs of liquid diahrea yesterday. I can,t find a ,batch, no anywhere on the bag but purchased interstate as a delivery from Qld based store on 22 April.

Formula/Variation
Hypoallegenic, gluten free turkey and lamb liteLite
Sarah
8 months ago

Salmon and sardine 20 kg bag, runny stools on opening the new bag, what a mess!
MFM not interested!

Formula/Variation
Salmon and sardine 20kg
MFM
10 months ago

Opened 2x bags of MFM salmon and sardine, to find them both mouldy. Best Before December 2023

Formula/Variation
Salmon and Sardine
Batch No. or Use By Date
December 2023
Mark
11 months ago

Both dogs vomiting and runny stool took about a week to appear was a real mess

Formula/Variation
Duck and Turkey
Gjm
1 year ago

Vomiting immediately after eating.meals for mutts dry dog food duck and turkey

Formula/Variation
Duck & Turkey
Batch No. or Use By Date
10/12/2023
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