Complaints that started in Ohio and Texas have rapidly gone viral after people spotted what appear to be wires embedded in their dog’s Pedigree dog food. One of the first people to post photos notes that her “dog has been feeling sick and not eating,” and suspects the strange “wires” are the cause, but that’s not the whole story.
Pedigree’s Facebook page is crowded with photos of dog food pieces with the hair-like pieces poking out, and the company has released a single message in response:
Our team has conducted testing on affected kibble and determined these are natural fibers from meat and bone meal, like pig hair, that occur with products made using those ingredients. PEDIGREE is completely safe for your dog to enjoy. If you have any other concerns, please call us at 1-800-525-5273 (8:00am-4:30pm CT), or send us a direct message with your phone number so we can call you directly during those hours. Thank you.
Pig and cow hair is naturally stiff and wiry. It is not uncommon for animal hair to make it into dog food during the manufacturing process, though because of the hairs’ sharpness others are not so convinced that the food is “completely safe.”
As of yet, no recalls have been announced. For any questions, you can email Pedigree on their website, or call 1-800-525-5273 between 8-4:30 P.M. CT.