February 2018 was a month full of dog food recalls. One company affected at the time had been TruDog, and now in April, the company once again finds itself issuing yet another recall.
A sample of TruDog’s pet treats was tested by the FDA and found to contain salmonella, resulting in the necessity for the recall of 400 cases of TruDog Boost Me Mighty Meaty Beef Topper Meal Enhancer. All affected products contain the lot number 20190531 13815, so check your purchases to ensure you don’t have a potentially contaminated item!
Salmonella infection can result in symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea and bloody diarrhea, lethargy, and fevers in dogs. Although it is not commonly fatal, there are rare instances where deaths can occur as a result of infection.
Other pets and humans who do not consume this food may also become infected if they handle contaminated foods without properly cleansing afterwards. Humans will experience similar symptoms to pups, but may also develop infections in the arteries, urinary tract infections, and endocarditis.
If you have purchased a product affected by this recall, please return it to your place of purchase for a refund. Should you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact TruDog’s customer care line at 1-800-476-8808.