Pet Food Recall – What You Should Do

Breeder’s Choice Pet Food has announced a voluntary pet food recall involving one of its products due to possible contamination withSalmonella bacteria.

The recall involves AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal and Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula manufactured with ‘Best Before’ dates of August 28, 2013, August 29, 2013 and August 30, 2013.”

Should you panic? Absolutely not. First of all, this is a  voluntary recall, meaning there isn’t actually any proof that any of the food is contaminated.

If you have of the food bags still in your house, even the open ones – bring them back to the shop to get a refund.

If your dog has eaten some of the contaminated food, you don’t need to take any action or go to the Vet – just monitor the dog closely. The symptoms of Salmonella poisoning don’t take more then 24-48 hours to emerge and basically look like a severe gastro – vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy are the common signs. If you see symptoms like these – go to your Vet. But you would probably do that anyway.

There is a risk of human infection too so take care when disposing of your dog’s faeces and try and not let ‘Fluffy’ lick you on the mouth (I said ‘try’, didn’t I). The symptoms in people are much the same as in dogs.

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About Dr Vadim Chelom

Dr Vadim Chelom is a Registered Veterinarian, a writer and an educator

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