Recent Dog Food Recalls
Just expanded to Louisiana
Brands included in the recall are: (see below)*
Kirkland Signature products
– Chicken Soup For the Pet Lover’s Soul
– Country Value
– Diamond Naturals
– Premium Edge
– Taste Of The Wild
– Kaytee Fort-Diets
Beef meal, cracked pearled barley, ground rice, peas, egg product, rice bran, chicken fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), fish meal, dried plain beet pulp, pea protein, millet, flaxseed, natural flavor, potassium chloride, salt, choline chloride, vitamin E supplement, iron proteinate, zinc proteinate, copper proteinate, ferrous sulfate, zinc sulfate, copper sulfate, potassium iodide, thiamine mononitrate, manganese proteinate, manganous oxide, ascorbic acid, vitamin A supplement, biotin, niacin, calcium pantothenate, manganese sulfate, sodium selenite, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), vitamin B12 supplement, riboflavin, vitamin D supplement, folic acid.
Pet owners who are unsure if the product they purchased is included in the recall, or who would like replacement product or a refund, may contact Natural Balance Pet Foods Customer Service at (800) 829-4493 (8am – 5pm, PST). Consumers may also go to www.naturalbalanceinc.com for more information.
this is a people problem… the people who manufacture pet food should be held accountable…
“…The individuals became ill either through handling the tainted kibble or having contact with a dog that had eaten it. The outbreak has now spread across (more than) nine states…” (Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming and Canada).
“Although Diamond has claimed no dog illnesses have been linked to the outbreak, Food Safety News reports the claim may be leaving some pet owners with a false sense of security because state and federal agencies don’t track pet illnesses. So although no dog illnesses have been reported, that doesn’t mean no dog illnesses have occurred, it says.
“…Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain, according to the FDA. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.”
Contact your vet if your pet has these symptoms.
*For the entire list of pet foods recalled, check out Two Little Cavaliers excellent blog post.
“…People infected with Salmonella should watch for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Diamond Pet Foods is working with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which has received a limited number of reports of salmonellosis, the illness caused by Salmonella.”
If you are not sure if your pet’s food has been recalled, check the production codes on the back of the bag, check on the company website and/or call the company.
Don’t know what to feed your pet? Fresh, homemade dog food is the best way to go. And one way to make sure your pet has all the nutritious ingredients they need, we recommend Dr. Harvey’s Canine Health.
1. Add Canine Health to boiling water.
2. Simmer for 8 minutes.
3. Let cool.
4. Add your choice of protein. (beef, chicken, turkey, soy, lentils, etc.)
5. Add your choice of oil. (Health and Shine, flax, borage, olive, hemp)
6. Watch a happy and healthy dog eat.
*Detailed instructions are included in every bag of Canine Health.
Compare this list with the list on your pet’s food…
INGREDIENTS: (no wheat, corn, soy, natural flavor, ingredients that you cannot pronounce)
Organic Brown Rice Flakes, Organic Kamut Flakes, Organic Spelt Flakes, Organic Rolled Oats, Organic Barley Flakes, Organic Triticale Flakes, Sweet Potatoes*, Carrots*, Potatoes*, Zucchini*, Peas**, Green Beans*, Beets*, Broccoli*, Parsley Leaf, Lecithin Granules, Garlic Granules, Bee Pollen Granules, Nutritional Yeast Flakes, Alfalfa Leaf, Rose Hips*, Red Clover Blossums*, Oat Straw*, Flax Seed Meal*, Papaya Leaf*, Rosemary Leaf*, Dandelion Root*, Peppermint Leaf*, Ginger Root*, Spirulina*, Foenugreek*, Basil Leaf, Fennel Seed.
*Dehydrated **Freeze Dried