Milk-Bone Gnaw Bones Recall

Just like cats with fish and mice with cheese, dogs are often associated with bones. Though wild canines and their ancestors happily gnaw on bones, domesticated dogs have developed a taste for alternative bone-free treats.

One of the most well known examples of this is the Milk-Bone. Milk-Bones are crunchy, bone-shaped biscuits that are a staple in many dogs’ households. Their popularity cannot be denied, but are these biscuits healthy for dogs to eat?

Despite the name, Milk-Bones are not actual bones, nor are they made from them. Milk-Bones are bone-shaped dog biscuits made from minerals, meat products, and milk. The classic treats are dry and crunchy in texture, but a wide variety of options are now available.

Created in 1908, these classic treats have been making tails wag and tongues drool for over a century! Now there are a variety of bone-shaped biscuits available from many different suppliers, but Milk-Bone has remained a household name for dogs and dog people.

No. Milk-Bone brand dog treats have never been recalled, according to our research. The company did withdraw 2 sizes of biscuits (Lot #12071K) from distribution in 2011, but the items were said to have posed no safety risk (the biscuits had not completely dried after baking).

Do you give treats to your pets? We all do, right? Some pet owners even prefer to make their own treats at home. After all, there are a lot of DIY dog and cat treat recipes you can find online. But not all of us have the time to bake and prepare those yummy treats, so some of us would just opt to buy from the store.

We also found this video about the top 5 popular dog treats that you should never buy (or be extra cautious in buying). Check it out!

“Thank you for contacting us as we also would like to debunk the myth surrounding the video and BHA. We are a company of pet lovers, so we certainly take claims like this seriously. Let me assure you that all of the ingredients in our treats are completely safe for our consumer’s pets. As you’re likely aware, standards for pet food ingredient safety are set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Association of American Feed Control Officials, and all of our ingredients meet or exceed these standards. We add a very small amount of BHA to our treats as an anti-oxidant that helps to preserve fats and protect against staleness. At these trace amounts, it is completely harmless. We hope this information helps put your reader’s minds at ease.“

The bad thing about store-bought treats is that we can never be sure of what chemicals they contain. Which is why we are vigilant in informing our readers when pet food companies issue recalls for their products.

How Do I Make a Claim for the Milk Bones Recall?

First, make sure you have the following details:

  • The product name
  • The lot number
  • Where you purchased the product
  • Date of purchase
  • Purchase price
  • Armed with this information, you can call the company or visit their website to make your claim.

    Do I Immediately Get a Recall If I Report My Product?

    Getting a recall immediately after you make the request is very hard, especially if you make the recall yourself. So much could go wrong. First, you may miss giving some of the information or evidence needed to confirm the recall. And also, your request may fail to reach the right people in the company.

    But with DoNotPay, you get a simplified step-by-step procedure that ensures you provide all the required evidence for the product, and DoNotPay will send the recall request on your behalf.


    Why you shouldn’t give dogs Milk Bones?

    Made with real chicken, the treats have a rich savory flavor dogs love. These rawhide-free bones are easy on your dog’s digestive system. Feed as a snack or treat as part of your pet’s regular diet.

    Are Milk-Bone brushing chews safe for dogs?

    Milk Bones can contain BHA – Now we want to be careful here but, some iterations of Milk Bones contain BHA, a preservative that is a known carcinogen. This preservative consistently produces tumors in lab animals.

    Do Milk Bones make dogs sick?

    When fed as directed, Milk-Bone® Brushing Chews® are safe to feed dogs daily. We’re a company of pet lovers and there is nothing more important to us than the quality and safety of our products.