Pets across the country are getting sick with what first appears to be a stomach flu. But it turns out you could be poisoning your pet with the food you are serving.
Dave Gibson of Liberty Township, Ohio, loves his border collie, Marley. But Gibson didn’t know what to think when Marley started getting sick a few months back.
“He immediately began to improve once I switched what brand I was feeding him,” Gibson said. Turned Out to be Bad Food”. A few days later, Gibson heard a news report about a recall at Costco, where he bought Marley’s food.
“A recall had been out there a week before I even knew about it. So I know there are people out there that may not even be aware this recall has been made,” Gibson said.
Marley had been feasting on one of a dozen brands made by Diamond Foods now on a recall list for salmonella. The recall was issued back in April and May of 2012″.
Then Why Are Pets Still Eating It?
The head of the Cincinnati Veterinary Medical Association, Dr. William Bean, has some theories about why many pets may still be eating this food, even though it was officially pulled from the shelves several months ago.
Dr. Bean says the problem is that so many brands are affected, and that many people use up their food slowly.
“There’s more than one brand that’s under the Diamond Foods label, and so it’s important to look at your label carefully to see if it falls under the recall,” Bean said.
Bean said what’s tricky is that symptoms of poisoning come on slowly. “They can have symptoms that don’t show up until 3 to 5 days after they are exposed,” he said, “and people themselves can get ill from handling the food.”
The Centers for Disease Control said more than 20 people have become sick from touching the salmonella infected food.
Partial List of Brands Recalled
- Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul
- Country Value
- Premium Edge
- 4 Health
- Taste of the Wild
- Kirkland Signature Food sold in Eastern and Southern states (States west of Georgia and Pennsylvania are not affected by the Kirkland recall)
May Still Have Food in Cupboard
But Dave Gibson worries many people are still using these. “Somebody might have a 50-pound bag and be using just a small amount, so they might be using this bag of bad dog food in their cupboard.”
If you have any of the above foods, stop using it immediately. Diamond Pet Recall has much more information on all brands and date codes.
You may have heard in the news that over 600 dogs have died and over 3,500 so far are sick which is linked to jerky treats made in China, as per federal animal health officials (this was released 10/22/13).
They have also identified that this affects cats – with more than a dozen being affected to date.
|January 11, 2013
GREENIES HAVE BEEN RECALLED!! PERMANENTLY, NOT DUE TO INGREDIENTS, BUT DUE TO THE WAY THEY DO NOT BREAK DOWN IN THE ESOPHAGUS AND INTESTINES OF ANIMALS!!!!
They are STILL on the shelves of pet stores!!!
IAMS and EUKANUBA pet food recalled for salmonella risk.
Not only could tainted food be harmful to the pets, it could be harmful to the people who feed their pets! Read the entire story as reported by Bay New 9
|Click here to see all the different
types of pet food that have been recalled.
A recall has been issued for several varieties of popular Eukanuba and Iams pet food that was sold mostly on the East Coast, but also across the nation.
This report states that Chicken Jerky Treats made in China may be linked to kidney disease in dogs resulting in death.
Read the label…if it is made in CHINA, do not buy it!
Dogs Died from Waggin’ Train Dog Treats, Class Action Lawsuit… Read more
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NATURE’S RECIPE voluntarily recalls Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken due to possible salmonella contamination.
Some 500 dogs and nine cats may have died after eating chicken jerky pet treats made in China, according to updated complaints logged by federal veterinary health officials.
A new tally of reports filed with the Food and Drug Administration shows the agency has received 2,674 reports of illness involving 3,243 dogs, including 501 deaths. The agency also has received reports of nine illnesses in cats, including one death, the FDA said.
The Bottom Line
The FDA has a complete list of the dog and cat food recalls since 2007. Check this list to see if the food and treats your feeding your pet is there. The FDA just came out with the new 2015 UPDATES.
In order to make sure that your pet’s food is safe, it’s always highly recommended that you check the FDA’s pet food recall website. This will help you to stay updated on the latest pet food recall information.
Most commercial pet foods contain shocking ingredients. What are you really feeding your pets? Do you know what meat/chicken meal is or exactly what are by-products? Just to mention a few of the harmful ingredients listed….Read the label! Buyer Beware!
- FDA List of Recalled Pet Foods
- Natural News The Shocking Truth About ‘Organic’ Foods
- WPTV Recalled dog food still making pets sick
- Purina Dog Food – Warning
- Read more about Greenies DANGERS.…
- Consumerist Eukanuba And Iams Cat And Dog Food Recalled