Sunshine Mills Inc, a dog food company in Alabama had to recall one of its products over salmonella concerns. Salmonella is a bacterial disease that targets the intestinal tract.
The specific product in question is Nature’s Menu Super Premium dog food that contains a blend of chicken and quail. The recall came after the Georgia Department of Agriculture tested a sample of the product and found it to be positive for Salmonella. The company conducted further tests on multiple samples that turned out negative but they decided to recall the whole lot regardless. To know whether your pet has been hit by the bacterial disease check for symptoms such as diarrhea that may even be bloody, fever vomiting, and lethargy.
Also, watch out for decreased appetite or signs of discomfort. Salmonella can cause abdominal pain. Something to note is that your dog may be infected and still not exhibit any of these signs. In this case, they are carriers and pose the risk of infecting other animals or humans. There is no immediate danger to humans from handling the infected food but there are chances of infection if you don’t wash your hands and touch something else.
The bags of food were distributed in retail stores all over the country and can be identified through the UPC numbers 7015514363 and 7015514365. As at the time of writing this, there are no complaints that have been registered. But; if your dog has consumed this food and is exhibiting the mentioned symptoms, we advise that you contact your vet.
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