October 22, 2016

Dog Food Recalled for Possible Salmonella and Listeria Contamination

K-9 Kraving Dog Food is voluntarily recalling their Chicken Patties Dog Food because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date, although listeriosis, the illness caused by Listeria bacteria, can take up to 70 days to manifest.

Puppy Eating Dog FoodThe recalled product was shipped between July 13 and July 17, 2015 and distributed to retail stores only in Maryland. No other K-9 Kraving Dog Food products are affected by this recall.

Pets can be sickened with Salmonella and Listeria bacteria, and there is a risk to people handling contaminated pet products. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea that may be bloody, abdominal cramps, and fever. A Listeria monocytogenes infection in dogs can cause lack of appetite, diarrhea, vomiting, high fever, and excessive drooling. If left untreated, a Listeria infection in a dog can lead to paralysis and brain swelling. If your dog has been sick and you have fed him this product, see your veterinarian.

And pets can shed the bacteria, which may get on their fur. The bacteria can transfer to carpets or furniture, or people who pet the dog can get it on their hands.

In people, a Salmonella infection can cause fever, chills, headache, abdominal cramps, nausea, diarrhea that may be bloody, and vomiting. A Listeria infection has symptoms including flu-like fever and headache, muscle aches, and vomiting and diarrhea. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to Listeria infections. They can miscarry, even if their illness is very mild. If you purchased this product and have experienced these symptoms, see your doctor.

If you purchased the product, do not feed it to your dog. Discard in a sealed container following the Safe Handling Instructions printed on the package, or return to the place of purchase for a refund. Wash your hands well with soap and water after handling this product.

Then clean all of the surfaces the product may have touched with a mild bleach solution to kill bacteria. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperature, so if it was refrigerated, clean out that appliance.


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