FDA warns against using products made by King Bio

August 31, 2018

High levels of microbial contamination have rendered the product unsafe.

The FDA has issued a warning to veterinarians and pet owners not to use drug products, including homeopathic drug products, made by King Bio of Asheville, North Carolina, and labeled as Dr. Kings. These products may pose a safety risk because of high levels of microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site, according to an agency release.

King Bio expanded its voluntary recall a second time to include all water-based drug products marketed for animal use. It's recommended that pet owners stop using these products and dispose of them immediately.

The company manufactures a range of products for pets, as well as children and adults. The affected pet products are intended for use in pets that have urinary incontinence or need digestion relief, according to the release. The full list of recalled products can be found here.

The use of these products can have an increased risk of serious infection that could require medical attention because of the high levels of microbial contamination, the release states.

King Bio voluntarily recalled three homeopathic products because of confirmed microbial contamination in July. Since then it expanded the recall to include 32 products on August 22. On August 23, the FDA recommended the company expand the recall to include all products that use water as an ingredient, according to the release.

Veterinary professionals and pet owners should report adverse events or quality problems associated with the use of King Bio products here.