Dog Food Recall-Is Your Pet Safe?
There has been a recent onslaught of pet food recalls for cats and dogs over the last three weeks. Bravo Pet Foods is the fourth company issuing a recall on 4 brands of their dog and cat food due to positive testing for Salmonella.
Bravo Pet Foods is recalling 105 cases of their Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for Dogs and Cats which were distributed to both online and brick and mortar retailers. The following product is being voluntarily recalled because of the possible presence of Salmonella.
Bravo Blend Chicken Diet for Dogs & Cats – Chub
Size: 2 lbs (32 oz.)
Best Used by Date: 12-05-16
Note: Any bags with the UPC 829546211028 should be thrown out immediately.
While some products didn’t test positive for Salmonella, Bravo Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling the following items because they were manufactured in the same manufacturing facility on the same day as the product that tested positive.
Bravo’s recall is the fourth of three other recalls in the last 2 weeks, including:
Natural Dog Company – recall on some of their treats that due to Salmonella.
Carnivore Meat Company – recall due to Listeria.
Stella And Chewy’s – recall due to Listeria.
Make sure to inspect all your dog’s food and treats for these recalls so that you keep your companions healthy.
What to Look For
If you’re not sure or if you’ve been somewhere and your dog received a treat and is acting unusual, here are some symptoms to look for:. Salmonella can affect both dogs and humans if the humans do not wash their hands properly after handling the dog treats. As of right now, there are no illnesses reported.
Symptoms of Salmonella in pets include:
Symptoms of Listeria in pets include:
- Loss of appetite
- Lack of coordination
- Facial paralysis
Left untreated and in severe cases, Listeria can cause encephalitis and blood poisoning in dogs.
Watch your animals closely, and if symptoms occur, get them to the veterinarian right away.