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Salmonella Outbreak and Pets

Salmonella Outbreak and Pets

The peanut product recall seems to have taken on a life of it’s own. It’s not just peanut butter–the list wanders all over the place from brownie and donut products to salad dressings and pet food and treats. The FDA says that the risk of animals contracting salmonellosis is minimal, yet you should check the pet food products on the lengthy recall list to avoid any unnecessary risk.

Signs that your pet may have salmonella:

Dogs and cats that become ill from salmonella generally will have diarrhea that may contain blood or mucus.
Affected animals may seem more tired than usual, and may have a fever or vomit.
Some cats do not have diarrhea, but will have a decreased appetite, fever, and excess salivation.
Some dogs or cats may have Salmonella but may not appear to be sick. Well animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.

Below is the list of “recalling firms” of pet food products. Check out the FDA list for links to the specific products and more information like UPC Code Number, lot descriptions, packaging size, etc.

Aggieville USA, Mountain Grove, MO
American Nutrition, Inc.
Carolina Prime
Carolina Prime Pet
Farm Style
Grreat Choice
Happy Tails
Healthy Hide
Healthy-hide Deli-wrap
Hill Country Fare
Mill Creek
Next Gen Pet Products
Northwest Royal
Shoppers Valu
Springfield Prize
Vita Bone Flavors
Vita Snacks
Western Family Biscuits
Western Trade Group, Inc.

Also note that there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet food products. To prevent foodborne illness when handling pet foods and treats, wash hands with hot water and soap before and after handling pet foods and treats and wash pet food bowls and utensils with hot water and soap after each use.

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11:50PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

11:49PM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:26PM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Thanks for sharing.

2:15AM PDT on Sep 5, 2013

Good to know thank you for posting. I signed up to be notified on all pet food recalls. I had a Bichon that got really sick from IAMS years back. Now I only feed my girls Wellness (made in America) and then I still watch for recalls. We can't be too careful. Our pets depend on us. I got so damn made and wrote to PG about IAMS when my Bichon got so sick for over year before we pinned it down to the food. It effected her liver. I used to give my dogs greenies then I found out they were causing digestive problems in dogs. We just have to be on guard all the time especially anything manufactured in China.

5:22AM PDT on Aug 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

7:22PM PDT on Aug 30, 2013

happy my dogs do not eat any of these products, maybe its time to make my own food for the dogs & cats

11:19AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

11:06AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

Dogs are carnivores. They are descended from and very closely related to wolves. They need to eat meat, raw meat, bones and organs. The pet food industry in the US alone is worth $16 billion but what they are selling is cereals and grains which dogs cannot digest. The minimal processed meat in kibble (5% or so) is usually rife with salmonella because of where it comes from (biproduct of meat industry) and how it is processed. The safest food you can give your dogs is raw meat (whole prey model, not barf). No veggies, no dairy, no grains. If you feed your dogs human grade meat there's no further risk of infection to you than there would be feeding your family. The dogs are fine by the way. Their stomachs are like battery acid and can dissolve bones, salmonella etc. Google 'raw food diets for dogs - prey model' for more info, or join the Yahoo group, and give your dogs long, healthy lives!

5:02AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

scary...I hope to soon have the time to cook my own dog food

5:01AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012


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