Mailman gives dog treats – what if they were recalled?

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra, The mailman and the UPS driver have frequently given my dogs doggy biscuits when they come in to my yard. I’m OK with that, but wonder – have any dog biscuits been involved with the recall?


Jen Reul


Hi Jen – thanks for your email. You know, you brought up a very good point. I had not thought about this. Your point was how do you know if the dog treats that the mailman and UPS driver have given your dog are safe or were involved in the recall.

I guess the only way to know is to ask the mailman and UPS driver to see the box of treats, write down the brand, type and UPC, lot numbers, etc and look it up to see if they have been recalled.

In the future, I suppose you could set out a box or container of treats that you approve of and ask that they feed them or request that they don’t give treats at all.

An article that might be helpful to you is on our , go to Pet Food Recall Update.

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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