How then, did dog food become laced with a potentially lethal drug?
“It comes from euthanasia of animals using that euthanasia drug,” said Dr. Nicholas Dodman, chief scientific officer for The Center for Canine Behavior Studies and former director of the Animal Behavior Program at Tufts University. “So, these animals could be dogs, they could be cats, they could be horses -- but how is it getting into the pet food? If they say it doesn’t come from dogs, cats and horses, where does it come from? It doesn’t come from outer space.”
Dodman said the level of pentobarbital in the food is really beside the point.
Contacted to address the test results, the FDA and Smucker's declined to speak on camera, WJLA reported. Smucker's did release a statement that said the company is launching "a thorough investigation" to determine the accuracy of WJLA's test results and the methodology used.