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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by thedogadvisor, Aug 30, 2013.


  1. thedogadvisor

    thedogadvisor PetForums Newbie

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    hi there i just wanted know about the list of dog foods having salmonella and are dangerous for dog health
     
  2. Tanji

    Tanji PetForums Member

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    Strange opening post? This is link from NBC
    http://t.nbcnews.com/health/iams-eukanaba-dry-pet-foods-recalled-over-salmonella-fears-6C10925355

    “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” the FDA said in a statement.

    “Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. 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.

    The recalled lots – only a fraction of a percent of P&G’s annual production – include 11 types of Eukanaba dog food, 8 types of Iams dry dog food and 10 types of Iams cat food, all with best-by dates in November 2014.

    Any pet food could be contaminated with bacteria that cause food poisoning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends handling all pet food as if it could be. “Washing your hands is the most important step to preventing illness,” the CDC advises. “Wash your hands for 20 seconds with water and soap right after handling pet food and treats, and especially before preparing, serving or eating food, drinks or preparing baby bottles.

    There have been several recalls of pet food and treats over the past year or so because of Salmonella contamination, including one in July 2012 in which 49 people were sickened.


    Think this is in USA at moment, you seem to have a lot of information regarding this on your own site.
     
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  3. Goblin

    Goblin PetForums VIP

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    As far as I am aware there have been no official recalls of UK dog food. Plenty in the states however Recalls & Withdrawals which also covers treats and other animals, not just dogs. In the states, humans also caught salmonella off commercial dog food and had to be hospitalised. Goes to show, no matter what you feed, basic hygiene and washing your hands is essential.

    Couple of interesting threads, although not salmonella related:
     
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  4. ellenlouisepascoe

    ellenlouisepascoe PetForums VIP

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    Dog food opinions are like a minefield, one that someone says is good another says is bad :confused:

    I was under the impression dogs only got Salmonella poisoning if their immune systems were already weak?
     
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