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NUTRAVET PRO 20, BAD BATCH - NEEDS RECALL! CLOUDY, SMELLS SOUR
March 9, 2019
I ordered 2 bottles of Pro-20 on FEB 14, 2019. I put a couple drops on my hand and tasted it (a little tangy but not too bad). It wasn't a clear liquid, but I thought maybe it was supposed to be that way since I never tried liquid probiotics, so I administered to my cats for about 1 week or so. However, later on when my nose got closer to the bottle, it smelled sour, like vinegar. Smelly and cloudy usually means a liquid has gone bad. I opened the new 2nd bottle to compare, and it also looked cloudy and smelled sour. Bad batch! Cats can get sick from good bacteria gone bad.
As a result: 3 of my older cats are not eating well, and one of them had loose stools and her stomach growls and makes terrible noises (before, during, and after eating anything).
My cats were due for wellness checkups and labs anyways, so I had that done on 3 of my seniors with symptoms ($500+). Bloodwork came back ok; however... 2 of them had urinary tract infections! I couldn't get a urine sample on the 3rd cat yet (she is more potty discreet), so that's pending, but the vet gave me antibiotics enough for 3 cats (an additional $100). Bacteria is eliminated thru the bowels and kidneys, so infections can happen from eating or drinking bad bacteria. My cats have not had UTIs in over a decade, very rare, and certainly not at the same time, which proves that it was something they consumed together at the same time. Antibiotics from vet for 3 cats = an additional $100.
PET OWNERS: Please check the sticker on the plastic wrap the bottle came in for # B07HMMT5DR under bar code (not on the bottle). I think this # is to identify the batch, but I'm not certain. Regardless of date or batch #, please make sure to sample all your products by looking, smelling and tasting before giving to your pets. Good luck!
I give this a thumbs down and rated Pro 20 with 1 star (for easier use as a liquid vs powder).
Posted in Q&A - Customer Question: Is this flavorless? Answer: I have no clue, never tasted it but will right now for you. It is. Also has no odor. (Pamela Vander Heyden, February 28, 2019)