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Salmonella Recalls

Posted by Annette 03/12/2018 0 Comment(s)

Recent dog food recalls have been very disturbing.  From Salmonella and Listeria to the euthanasia drug, Pentobarbital, our pets have had a rough go of it so far this year.  Though we try to keep you informed on Facebook and Twitter, we wanted to compile what we’ve received in recalls lately so you have the information in one place.  We are beginning a series of posts related specifically to dog food recalls; the products recalled and how to contact the manufacturers for instructions.  Today we will start with Salmonella.

 

Salmonella

 

Did you know that there are over 2,000 types of Salmonella bacteria?  Good times.  This has been the driving force behind multiple dog food recalls in the past several weeks.  Typically, puppies, older dogs, those with weakened immune systems and dogs on antibiotics are more susceptible to becoming ill when ingesting foods contaminated with Salmonella.

 

Symptoms include; but are not limited to:

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Lethargy
  • Fever
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Mucus in stool
  • Miscarriage

 

These symptoms are usual suspects in many dog illnesses; so get to your veterinarian to get your dog checked out if he exhibits these symptoms.  Your vet will probably ask about your dog's symptoms, get a urine and stool sample and may take a blood sample as well.  Treatment, if caught early, will most likely be outpatient in nature.

 

Here’s another fun Salmonella fact:  It can be transmitted to humans and cause illness.  That’s right; sharing is caring with this little trouble-maker.  Like our dogs, the young people, older folks and those with weakened immune systems are at highest risk of becoming ill after having come into contact with tainted food.  The best precaution you can take is to wash your hands after preparing the dog’s meal, before and after you prepare your meal, after using the restroom…really, just wash them frequently and you’ll reduce your risk all around.  Here’s what to look for in humans:

 

  • Vomiting
  • Stomach cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Bloody stool
  • Feeling sick to your stomach

 

Typically, symptoms subside in a few days on their own.  If not, seek medical attention as Salmonella can become more severe, infecting joints and body tissues causing even greater problems.

 

Now that we know a little more about our friend, Salmonella, we present you with the most recent recalls.  These are all reported as voluntary recalls.  Most companies involved are very transparent and have even severed ties with the supplier from whom the contaminated product was purchased. 

 

Redbarn:

 

 

Redbarn recently expanded their recall of the 7” Bully Stick to include many products from Redbarn, Chewy Louie, Good Lovin’ and Dentley’s brands.  Packaging will show Best by dates ending in BC.  See photo and product listing below.

 

 

  • Redbarn 5″ Bully Stick                   UPC  785184205006
  • Redbarn 7″ Bully Stick                   UPC  785184207000
  • Redbarn 7″ Bully Stick 6pk            UPC  785184207161
  • Redbarn 9″ Bully Stick                  UPC  785184209004
  • Redbarn 30″ Bully Stick                UPC  785184230015
  • Redbarn 36″ Bully Stick                UPC  785184236017
  • Redbarn Steer Stick 6pk                UPC  785184245026
  • Redbarn 5″ Steer Stick 10p           UPC  785184245101
  • Redbarn 7″ Steer Stick                  UPC  785184247006
  • Redbarn 7″ Bully Stick 3pk            UPC  785184251058
  • Redbarn 9″ Bully 1lb Bag              UPC  785184290095
  • Redbarn 7″ Bully                           UPC  785184207017
  • Redbarn 7″ Bully Stick 6pk            UPC  785184207062
  • Redbarn 36″ Bully Stick                UPC  785184236116
  • Chewy Louie 7″ Bully Stick            UPC  785184807019
  • Good Lovin’ 10pk Steer                 UPC  800443272732
  • Good Lovin’ 6pk Bully Stick           UPC  800443272862
  • Good Lovin’ 7″ Bully Stick             UPC  800443272893
  • Good Lovin’ 5″ Bully Stick             UPC  800443272947
  • Good Lovin’ XL Bully                                 UPC  800443273012
  • Prime Cuts 7″ Bully Stick              UPC  800443104798
  • Time for Joy Holiday 7″ Bully       UPC  800443287781
  • Prime Cuts 7″ Bully 3pk                UPC  800443120446
  • Dentley’s 7” Bully Stick                 UPC  737257479852

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  • Products were distributed nationwide through retail grocers and pet specialty stores between March 2017 and February 2018.
  • Contact Redbarn at 800-775-3849 or info@redbarninc.com

 

Raws for Paws: Ground Turkey Pet Food, 1lb and 5lb sealed plastic tubes

  • Mainly distributed in MN, WI, IA
  • Contact manufacturer, Christoferson Meats Company, at 612-465-0372

 

Smokehouse Pet Products:  Beefy Munchies, 4oz. bags

 

 

 

  • Lot number 449294, labeled Best by 10/25/19
  • Distributed mainly in NC, WA, CO and MI
  • Contact Smokehouse Pet Products at 877-699-7387

 

TruPet:  Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight, 2.5oz Dog Treats

 

Darwin’s Natural and ZooLogics Pet Foods recall from late 2017:

 

 

 

Natural Selections Chicken with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, 2lb. packages

  • Lot number 40727
  • Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

 

Natural Selections Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, 2lb. packages

  • Lot number 40487

 

Natural Selections Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, 2lb. packages

  • Lot numbers 39937 and 40507
  • Contact Darwin’s Natural Pet Products at 866-832-8319 or productsafety@darwinspet.com

 

We share this information not to disparage any of these companies; but to simply keep you informed and keep you and your beloved dogs safe.  Please visit these companies’ websites, talk to them or email them directly for further assurances that they have made the changes necessary to their supply chains to ensure the highest safety standards are being met and so that you may feel comfortable feeding your dog the very best.

 

Until next time…wash your hands!

 

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