Yet another recall is on the horizon, but this one effects your pets. Diamond Pet Foods has voluntarily recalled one its dog foods in 12 states, including Kentucky, because it may be contaminated with salmonella --which is extremely dangerous to your pet's health.
The dry dog food that is being recalled by Diamond Pet Foods is sold under the trade name Diamond Naturals Lamb Meal & Rice. While the company says no illnesses have been reported, I am sure there are many sick dogs out there who have been infected by this bad batch of dog food.
But the potential sickness doesn't just relate to dogs. The recalled dog food can hurt the owners as well. Pet owners who handle the recalled dog food can become infected with salmonella. If you have handled the food, you should be aware of the symptoms that may result from the recalled dog food. The symptoms of salmonella infection include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
So what should you watch out for with your pets? Well, pets with salmonella poisoning may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
The recalled dog food was was distributed to pet owners in Kentucky, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Virginia. However, the recalled dog food could have been distributed in other states.
Please keep an eye on your pets.