June 18, 2013 – Natura Pet Products; August 23, 2013 – P&G Pet Foods
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
Quality control is important for our pet’s food just as it is for our own. Unfortunately, regulation of pet food safety is primarily left into the hands of the company making it. It is important to select a pet food manufacturer that has high standards of quality control and safety. Our healthcare team can assist you in choosing a company that abides by strict safety measures.
Please ask our healthcare team for appropriate nutrition recommendations for your pet if they are currently on one of these foods.