December 19, 2014

Natura Pet Recalls Food for Vitamin Insufficiency

Evo Pet Food Recall Vitamin Insufficiency

Natura Pet Products is voluntarily recalling some dry cat and ferret food because it has insufficient levels of vitamins and excess minerals. Pets can become sick if they don't consume enough vitamins for prolonged periods of time. Symptoms include vomiting, decreased appetite, lethargy, and weight loss. The presence of excess minerals is not a health concern, according to the company. There have been no reports of animal health concerns to date. The recalled products are EVO Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food in 15.4 pound packages. The UPC number is 5148 541400, the expiration date is 02/19/2016, and the lot code is 4300A700D2. Also recalled is EVO Grain Free Turkey & Chicken Formula dry cat & kitten food in 2.2 pound packages. The UPC number … [Read more...]

Bravo Pet Food Recalled for Salmonella

Cat and Dog

Bravo of Manchester, CT is recalling Bravo turkey and chicken pet foods for potential Salmonella contamination. People who have purchased these products should not use them as pets who eat it could become ill and people who handle it could also become ill. Salmonella poisoning symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Anyone who develops these symptoms after handling the food should contact a healthcare provider. Pets with Salmonella infections may seem lethargic,  have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some will also have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. The recalled products include: Raw Food Diet Bravo! Turkey Blend for Dogs and Cats with the product number: 31-102. It was sold in  2 lb. (32 OZ) … [Read more...]

Pedigree Dog Food Recalled for Possible Foreign Material

Pedigree Dog Food Recall

Mars Petcare is recalling 22 bags of Pedigree Adult Complete Nutrition dry dog food because it may be contaminated with foreign material. The bags were produced in one facility and shipped to one retail customer. The 15 pound bags were sold between August 18 and 25, 2014 in 12 Dollar General stores in Magnolia and Vicksburg in Mississippi; Perryville and Cabot in Arkansas; Memphis in Tennessee; and Baton Rouge, Calhoun, Hineston, Jonesville, Pineville, and Slaughter in Louisiana. They may contain small metal fragments. The fragments aren't embedded in the food itself, but could present a risk of injury if consumed. The UPC number is 23100 10944. The lot code is 432C1KKM03 and a best before date of 8/5/15. No other Pedigree products are affected by this recall. If you purchased this … [Read more...]

Hill’s Recalls Science Diet Dry Dog Food for Possible Salmonella

Science Diet Salmonella Recall

Hill's Pet Nutrition of Kansas is recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food because they may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinics and pet store customers in California, Hawaii, and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014. Dogs can become ill if they eat the recalled product, and humans can become ill if they don't thoroughly wash their hands after handling the product. Sick animals can also transmit the bacteria to people. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic, with diarrhea that may be bloody, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may be carriers of the pathogenic bacteria but not display any symptoms. If your dog does become ill, see your veterinarian … [Read more...]

Lamb’s Crunchy Dog Treats Recalled for Salmonella

Lambs Crunchy Salmonella Recall

Pet Center of California is recalling Lamb Crunchy's dog treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. Salmonella can make pets sick when they eat the treats, and humans can get sick by handling the treats. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is 3 ounce bags of Lamb Crunchy's dog treats (LAM-003) with UPC number 727348200038 and date code 122015. It is a product of the USA. It was distributed to California, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Washington state to Gelson's Market, General Pet, Nor-Sky Pet Supply, and Independent Pet. Pets with Salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea that may be bloody, along with fever, and vomiting. Some pets will only have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Some pets may be carriers and have no … [Read more...]

Bravo Recalls Pet food for Listeria Monocytogenes

Bravo Pet Food Listeria Recall

Braco is recalling raw dog and cat pet food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Healthy dogs and cats rarely become sick from this bacteria, but people can easily become ill when handling the product. Listeria moncytogenes causes serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, and those with weakened immune systems. In addition, listeriosis causes miscarriage and stillbirth in pregnant women. These products may be contaminated with Listeria and are being recalled. They include Raw Food Diet Bravo! Beef Blend for Dogs and Cats (made in New Zealand). All 2 pound, 5 pound, and 10 pound tubes are recalled. The product numbers are 52-102, 52-105, and 52-110, with best used by date of 10/10/15 or earlier. … [Read more...]

Red Flannel Cat Food Recalled for Salmonella

Red Flannel Cat Recall

PMI Nutrition is recalling Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. No reports of illness have been reported to date. The FDA Detroit District Office identified the contamination. The recall is for 20 pound bags of Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food. The product was sold through dealers to customers in these states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia. The lot number of the recalled products is "Best by 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A". The UPC number is 7 42869 00058 5. If you purchased this product, return it right away to … [Read more...]

Recall of Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats for Salmonella Expands


The recall of Bailey's Choice Dog Treats for possible Salmonella contamination has expanded. Dogs and humans can be sickened with Salmonella. No illnesses associated with this product have been reported to date. The recalled products include, in addition to previously recalled products, 100% Chicken Treat with lot # "Jun 2 2013", 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jun 3, 2013", 100% Chicken Breast Treat, lot # "Jun 4 2013", and 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jun 15 2013." Also recalled are 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jul 8 2013", 100% Chicken Treat, lot # "Jul 11 2013", and 100% Teriyaki Chicken Treats, lot # "132881". The products were sold in Georgia. Dogs infected with Salmonella may experience fever, lethargy, diarrhea, or mucus in stool, vomiting, dehydration, weight loss, or rapid heart … [Read more...]

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats Recalls Product for Salmonella

At least 1,000 dogs have died from treats made in China.

Bailey's Choice Dog Treats of Georgia is recalling some packages of certain chicken jerky treats because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. The chicken treats are in various sizes and with these lot dates: June 5, 2013 and October 8, 2013. Those two lots tested positive for the bacteria. There are no reports of human or pet illness related to this product. The announcement on the company's Facebook page states: "These treats will not harm your dog, dog's digestive systems are designed for eating raw food. It is more dangerous to humans. As with all raw foods, after handling jerky products, we recommend washing your hands thoroughly." We do have to mention that chicken jerky treats imported from China have been making dogs and cats sick for years, and Salmonella was … [Read more...]

Why are Jerky Treats Making Pets Sick?


The Food and Drug Administration has just published a report on jerky treats that are making pets sick. The government would like to hear from you if your dog or cat became ill after eating those products. Many alerts have been issued about these products. Since 2007, more than 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have become ill after eating these treats, and almost 600 have died. The FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine has conducted more than 1,200 tests on the problem products, visited the manufacturers in China (and were refused permission to test the Chinese products in non-Chinese labs), and collaborated with colleagues around the world to study this issue, but have been unable to find the exact cause of the illnesses and deaths. The products were tested for chemical contaminants, … [Read more...]

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