October 2, 2014

Pro Pet Recalls Dog and Cat Food For Possible Salmonella Contamination

Pro-Pet of St. Marys, Ohio is recalling dog and cat foods for possible Salmonella contamination. No illnesses have been reported.

For a complete list of the recalled products, click the link above. The brand names under the recall include, Hubbard Life Happy Hound,  Hubbard Life Cat Stars, Joy Combo cat food, QC Plus adult dog food. They were distributed online and through retail stores in: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia

salmonella-pet-foodPet food contaminated with Salmonella poses a risk to pets and their humans. There have been a number of human Salmonella outbreaks caused by contaminated pet foods. The bacteria can be spread if the food spills on the floor or if people feed their pets and then touch other surfaces without first washing their hands.

Symptoms of a Salmonella infection, called salmonellosis, include  nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody. Salmonellosis can have long-effects including heart problems, reactive arthritis and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers who have these symptoms and have had contact with these products should see a doctor.

Pets with salmonellosis may be lethargic, feverish, have diarrhea or vomiting. Some pets may only have a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Still others may be infected and have no symptoms at all. If your pet has symptoms, see your veterinarian,

 

 

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