Proctor and Gamble (P&G) has expanded a pet food recall to include specialty dry dog foods sold under the Iams and Eukanuba brands sold in veterinary clinics and pet retailers. The dog foods have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.
The following dry pet food products are included:
|Product Name||Version||“Best-By” Dates||UPC Codes|
|Iams Veterinary Dry Formulas||All dry sizes and varieties||01Jul10 – 01Dec11||All UPC Codes|
|Eukanuba Naturally Wild||All dry sizes and varieties||01Jul10 – 01Dec11||All UPC Codes|
|Eukanuba Pure||All dry sizes and varieties||01Jul10 – 01Dec11||All UPC Codes|
|Eukanuba Custom Care Sensitive Skin||All dry sizes||01Jul10 – 01Dec11||All UPC Codes|
Last week, P&G recalled several brands of cat food, including Iams Veterinary Formulas Feline Renal 5.5 lbs. You can learn more about that on the FDA recall website.
“Consumers who have purchased the specific dry pet foods listed should discard them. People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
“Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.”
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